Our family absolutely loves going to the movies. In fact, some of our all-time favourites have been brought to us by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. I’m sharing this mind-blowing Disney line up with you, they’re all set for theatrical release between November 2018 and November 2019, and I got to have a sneak-peek a few weeks ago at the Annual Disney Content Showcase.
The Nutcracker and The Four Realms
Release Date: 2 November 2018
Starring – Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Sergei Polunin, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Omid Djalili, Jack Whitehall, Meera Syal, Ellie Bamber, Misty Copeland, with Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman.
When Clara finds herself in a strange and mysterious parallel world that’s home to the Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets, she must brave the ominous Fourth Realm and its ruling tyrant, Mother Ginger, to return harmony to the unstable world.
I’ve seen the trailer to this and I absolutely cannot wait to watch it, although it definitely looks a little scary and for a much older audience.
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Release Date: 30 November 2018
Voice cast – John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Ed O’Neill and Taraji P. Henson.
Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) navigate the vast and dynamic world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s game, Sugar Rush.
Wreck-it Ralph was a major hit in our home and Oli is absolutely thrilled for this next instalment. The music and wit in this movie is amazing, I’m as excited for this as my children are!
Mary Poppins Returns
Release Date: 28 December 2018
Starring – Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer,
Julie Walters, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, introducing Joel Dawson with Colin Firth and Meryl Streep.
In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss.
I felt like I was reliving a part of my childhood watching this trailer. The perfect holiday movie that I cannot wait to watch with the kids.
Release date: 18 January 2019
Starring – Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Spencer Treat Clark, Charlayne Woodard and Sarah Paulson.
- Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone Pictures, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.
This is definitely not a family movie, but M. Night Shyamalan fans will rejoice. This looks incredible. If you’re not into thrillers, this movie is not for you.
Release date: 08 March 2019
Starring –Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg and Jude Law.
The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Any Marvel fan’s delight, with the star-studded line up, based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, “Captain Marvel” continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Ant-Man,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Doctor Strange,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and, most recently, “Black Panther.”
Release date: 29 March 2018
Starring – Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Michael Keaton.
Disney’s new live-action feature film “Dumbo” introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when Holt’s children (Parker and Hobbins) discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant (Green) swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.
A remake of the 1941 movie, I’m literally counting down to watch this beautiful rendition of a cult classic. It’s bound to be a hit, produced by the highly-acclaimed Tim Burton.
Release date: 24 May 2019
Starring – Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen and Numan Acar.
This old classic needs no introduction – follow the tale of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine on a magic carpet ride!
Directed by Guy Ritchie, this live-action adaptation is without a doubt my all-time favourite Disney movie. Replacing Robin Williams as the Genie was an insurmountable task, but I cannot wait to see what Will Smith does with the character.
The Lion King
Release date: 19 July 2019
Starring – Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Earl Jones, Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen.
From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
With pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring our treasured characters to life, I’ll be busy on 19 July 2018, that’s for sure. This is the first movie I ever remember watching in a cinema as a child, and I can’t wait to show my kids this adaptation.
Starring – Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Dame Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Nonso Anozie, Tamara Smart and Miranda Raison
Descended from a long line of criminal masterminds, 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.
Based on the first book of Eoin Colfer’s best-selling series of the same name, and directed by Kenneth Branagh, Disney’s “Artemis Fowl” has begun principal photography and will film in England, Northern Ireland and Ho Chi Minh City. The book was adapted for the screen by award-winning playwright Conor McPherson – sounds amazing, right?
Release date: 27 November 2019
This is the sequel to the massive Disney hit of 2013 – Frozen. More details are still to be released but it is being hyped to top the original, with more musical gems. This release has my youngest, Sophie, absolutely enthralled. Since I’ve told her it’s coming, it’s all she can ask me about!
How amazing is that line-up? We’re in for some amazing movies in the next year.
About Walt Disney Studios:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!