I have to honestly tell you I wasn’t sure how Disney was going to top 2018. There is still so much excitement lingering from fantastic movies like Black Panther, Infinity War and Mary Poppins Returns, but now it’s time for a new year and new Disney movies.
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Did you see the new Disney movies coming out this year? Lucky for you I am sharing the Walt Disney Studios full slate of movies scheduled for release in 2019. This includes Disney, Marvel Studios, DisneyNature, Pixar and LucasFilm.
Before I give you the details of these upcoming movies, including trailers, I need to tell you a few things:
- I want to take my family to see Frozen 2 during a trip to Disney World. Disney Springs has an AMC Movies Dine-in theater that I love. We saw Frozen when it came out in 2013 while on vacation in Florida and I think it would be so fun to recreate that experience.
- My heart is bursting with pride at seeing more African-American actors and actresses within Disney movies. As a biracial woman with multicultural children, it is so important for us to be represented and feel seen. I can’t wait to watch incredible people like Will Smith, Beyonce, Donald Glover and James Earl Jones grace the big screen this year in these long anticipated movies.
- Much like the female empowerment I wanted my daughter to see and feel when I took her to see Black Panther last year, I can’t wait for her to watch Brie Larson’s character in Captain Marvel become one of the universe’s most powerful heroes.
- Last but not least is I will need to own stock in tissues for the amount I’ll cry when watching Toy Story 4 this summer. As the mother of a teenager who is growing up faster than I can blink, the Toy Story movies pull at my heartstrings. Since I am extremely passionate about travel, I love that Toy Story 4 will include a road trip adventure with both old and new friends.
The New Disney Movies Coming Out This Year
1. Captain Marvel (March 8th, 2019)
Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure, set in the 1990s, from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Brie Larson stars in the movie as Carol Danvers and we will get to follow the journey as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom while a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth.
The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
2. Dumbo (March 29th, 2019)
Tim Burton will make Dumbo soar to new all new heights in this grand live-action adventure. Dumbo expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. Once they discover Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton). He recruits Dumbo to be part of his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Though beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.
3. Penguins (April 17. 2019)
Penguins, from Disneynature, arrives in theaters just in time for Earth Day. This is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily, especially since he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who threaten his happily ever after.
4. Avengers: Endgame (April 26, 2019)
First I need tell you that you MUST SEE Avengers: Infinity War before you even think about watching this movie. In fact my friend Tania from Lola Lambchops has a complete list of all of the Marvel movies you should watch before seeing Avengers: Endgame.
I don’t really know much about this highly anticipated movie, besides what was shown in the trailer. What I can tell is that it looks like this movie picks up right where Infinity War left off, with the remaining Avengers trying to figure out what happened after Thanos collected all the stones and turned their world upside down.
5. Aladdin (May 24, 2019)
Watch as Agrabah comes to life in this thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin”. This is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and Genie who may be the key to their future.
Directed by Guy Ritchie and based on Disney’s “Aladdin,” the film stars Will Smith as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine, the beautiful self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; and Navid Negahban as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future.
6. Toy Story 4 (June 21, 2019)
The toys we have all grown to love and never want to let go are back! Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.
Prepare for this Disney • Pixar movie in a fun way by visiting Toy Story Land at Disney World.
7. The Lion King (July 19. 2019)
There is much anticipation for having to wait until the middle of this summer to see how pioneer filmmaking techniques are utilized in bringing these treasured characters to life in a whole new way. Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journey’s to the African savannah 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.
The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwe Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
8. Artemis Fowl (August 9, 2019)
Based upon the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, Disney’s “Artemis Fowl,” is a fantastical, spellbinding adventure that follows the journey of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl. He is a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds who seeks to find his father who has mysteriously disappeared. With the help of his loyal protector Butler, Artemis sets out to find him, and in doing so uncovers an ancient, underground civilization—the amazingly advanced world of fairies. Deducing that his father’s disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan—so dangerous that he ultimately finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies.
9. Frozen 2 (November 22, 2019)
I don’t know too much yet about Frozen 2, but I can tell you that Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad will all be returning to reprise their roles.
Watch Arendelle heat up in 2019 when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf return to the big screen in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2,” the much-anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Oscar®-winning “Frozen”—the highest grossing animated film of all time.
10. Star Wars Episode IX (December 20, 2019)
Unfortunately I don’t have a synopsis or trailer to share with you yet about the next LucasFilm, Star Wars Episode IX. While we wait for more movie information make sure you stay tuned as Star Wars Galaxy Edge opens this year at both Disney World and Disneyland!