2015 was a great year for the movies in general but wonderful for Disney movies! 2015 included the fabulous re-make of a timeless classic, a Pixar hit that had everyone taking an emotional journey inside their head and ended with the most highly anticipated movie of all time. Have you gotten to see them all? Which one was your favorite?
- Strange Magic
- McFarland, USA
- Monkey Kingdom
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Inside Out
- Bridge of Spies
- The Good Dinosaur
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
I have the feeling 2016 is going to be just as good (or even better) when it comes to the movies! It will be a year full of human like animals, silly fish, a dragon, super heroes, a strange doctor, suspense, a visit to a south sea island and end once again with a little more Star Wars! Something for everyone. I can’t wait! I’m looking forward to several of them:
January 29, 2016 – The Finest Hours (Walt Disney Studios) #TheFinestHours
A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is the remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Presented in Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D, the film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale.
March 4, 2016 – Zootopia (Walt Disney Animation Studios) #Zootopia
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.
April 15, 2016 – The Jungle Book (Walt Disney Studios) #JungleBook
“The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, who embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known.
May 6, 2016 – Captain America: Civil War (Marvel) #CaptainAmericaCivilWar
After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, another international incident involving Steve Rogers and the Avengers results in collateral damage, prompting politicians to form a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to call in the Avengers, which results in the fracturing of the team into two opposing factions–one led by Rogers who wishes to operate without regulation, and one led by Tony Stark who supports government oversight–while they attempt to protect the world from a new enemy.
May 27, 2016 – Alice Through the Looking Glass (Walt Disney Studios) #DisneyAlice
Alice Kingsleigh has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland (mistakenly heard as ‘Wonderland’ by seven year old Alice during her first visit) and her friends the White Rabbit, Absolem (the Caterpillar), the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter, who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Queen Mirana (the White Queen) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out.
June 17, 2016 – Finding Dory (Disney / Pixar) #FindingDory
Taking place six months after Finding Nemo, Dory suddenly recalls her childhood memories. Remembering something about “the jewel of Monterey, California”, accompanied by Nemo and Marlin, she sets out to find her family. She arrives at the Monterey Marine Life Institute, where she meets Bailey, a white beluga whale; Destiny, a whale shark; and Hank the octopus, who becomes her guide.
July 1, 2016 – The BFG (Walt Disney Studios) #TheBFG
The BFG (short for “Big Friendly Giant”) is a 1982 children’s book written by Roald Dahl. The story follows a young orphaned girl named Sophie, living in a girl’s orphanage run by the cantankerous Mrs. Clonkers. One night, Sophie sees a cloaked giant blowing something via a trumpet-like object into a bedroom window down the street; whereupon the giant carries her to his homeland of Giant Country. There, he identifies himself as the Big Friendly Giant (‘BFG’), who nightly blows bottled dreams into the bedrooms of children, and explains the other type of giants that eat humans, mostly children. Because the BFG refuses to eat people or steal food from humans, he subsists on a foul-tasting vegetable known as a snozzcumber.
August 12, 2016 – Pete’s Dragon (Walt Disney Studios) #PetesDragon
In the early 1900s, a young orphan named Pete flees his abusive adoptive hillbilly family, the Gogans. As Lena Gogan and company pursue him (“The Happiest Home in These Hills”), an unseen force, which Pete calls Elliott, knocks them into a mud pit. The next morning, Pete and Elliott, a green and purple dragon who has the power of invisibility, share breakfast (“I Love You, Too”) and visit Passamaquoddy, a village where the unseen Elliott, performing clumsy antics, causes Pete to be labeled a source of ill luck. Lampie, the drunken old lighthouse keeper, stumbles out of a tavern and encounters Pete. A mischievous Elliott makes himself visible, and a terrified Lampie runs into the saloon to warn the townsfolk (“I Saw a Dragon”). In a seaside cave, Pete scolds Elliott for causing trouble. Just as they make up, Lampie’s daughter Nora appears, having spotted Pete earlier. She says that due to the ongoing tides from the sea, that it’s unsafe for Pete to stay, thus leaving Elliott to remain there. She offers him shelter at the lighthouse, and they talk (“It’s Not Easy”). Pete learns the story of Nora’s fiancé, Paul, whose ship was reported lost at sea the previous year. Pete promises to ask Elliott about Paul, and Nora accepts, believing Elliott to be an imaginary friend.
Fall 2016 – Queen of Katwe (Walt Disney Studios) #QueenOfKatwe
The Queen of Katwe is an upcoming biographical drama film directed by Mira Nair from a screenplay by William Wheeler. The film is about the life of Phiona Mutesi, an Ugandan chess prodigy who becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her performances at World Chess Olympiads.
November 4, 2016 – Doctor Strange (Marvel) #DoctorStrange
Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange, best known under his alias Doctor Strange, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. A former doctor, Strange serves as the Sorcerer Supreme, the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.
November 23, 2016 – Moana (Walt Disney Animation Studios) #Moana
December 16, 2016 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm) #RogueOne
Following the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a wayward band of Rebel fighters comes together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor’s rule.
TBD 2016 – The Light Between Oceans (DreamWorks Pictures) #TheLightBetweenOceans
A lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne and his wife Isabel living off the coast of Western Australia, keep for themselves a baby girl who washes up in a lifeboat.