Disney Is Releasing 14 New Movies by the End of Next Year
The brand has announced release dates through the end of 2020. The films include new live-action films like Jungle Cruise and The Lion King, along with long-awaited sequels like Frozen 2 and Toy Story 4.
In May, Disney released a comprehensive schedule of all new movie releases through 2027—and while the last movie is more than seven years away, most of the titles are coming to the big screen by the end of next year. While we’re patiently waiting for Disney’s new streaming service to launch this winter, we’ll be making plans to catch all of these upcoming films. In addition to the recently-released live-action Aladdin, this summer will also bring us Toy Story 4 and The Lion King. Before the end of the year, you’ll also be able to catch the highly-anticipated Frozen 2 along with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Cathleen Taff, president of Theatrical Distribution, Franchise Management, and Business & Audience for Walt Disney Studios, said in a press release that the stacked summer schedule will be followed by an upcoming schedule that’s just as exciting. “With a strong summer already in place, we are eager to carry that momentum forward over the coming years thanks to a creative wellspring of bold and imaginative stories coming from our world-class studios,” she said in Disney’s press release.
And while there are dozens of classic Disney movies on Netflix right now, most will be leaving by the end of 2019, so heading into the new year you’ll either need to invest in Disney’s new streaming service or head to theaters to get your Disney fix. Luckily, all of the new releases will eventually be added to the streaming service so you can relive your favorite moments as many times as you (or the kids) want.
Highlights from this year’s upcoming release schedule include Donald Glover and Beyoncé as Simba and Nala in The Lion King, and Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel reprising their roles as Anna and Elsa in Frozen 2. We’re also looking forward to seeing the first live-action version of Mulan and watching Emma Stone play Cruella de Vil in 2020’s Cruella. This is the full list of Disney movies through next year.
Movies Coming in 2019
Toy Story 4 — June 21
The Lion King — July 19
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil — Oct. 18
Frozen 2 — Nov. 22
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — Dec. 20
Movies Coming in 2020
Onward — March 6
Mulan — March 27
Artemis Fowl — May 29
Untitled Pixar — June 19
Jungle Cruise — July 24
The One and Only Ivan — Aug. 14
Ron’s Gone Wrong — Nov. 6
Untitled Disney Animation — Nov. 25
Cruella — Dec. 23
And movies aren’t the only new thing coming to Disney this year—more than 20 new Disney Parks attractions are scheduled to open in 2019. If learning about all these new movies has given you the Disney itch, read up on the best time to visit the Disney parks—a vacation might be cheaper than you think! If you plan a family trip to the Happiest Place on Earth, Sam’s Club is selling discounted tickets to Disneyland and Disney World, so there’s never been a better time to pay a visit to Minnie and Mickey.