This evening as I was watching the Golden Globe Awards, I saw one of the movies I shared with you last year in a post just like this, Zootopia, win the Golden Globe for Best Animated Picture. 2016 was an incredible year for the movies. Now the slate is full of all new films for us to enjoy.
One of the things I look forward to the most in the new year is seeing what Disney has planned for the year. The slate looks amazing! Who’s excited?
Disney Movie Release Schedule
March 17, 2017 – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Walt Disney Studios)
From Walt Disney Studios: The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within.
“Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.
April 21, 2017 – BORN IN CHINA (Disneynature)
From DisneyNature: Narrated by John Krasinski (“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” NBC’s “The Office,” “Amazon’s “Jack Ryan”), Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure film “Born In China” takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured.
Born In China opens in U.S. theaters on Earth Day 2017
May 5, 2017 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (Marvel Studios)
From Marvel Studios: Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.
Did you see my top secret reveal back in October? I have so much to share with you from the making of this film! Coming very soon!!
Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” blasts into theaters on May 5, 2017.
May 26, 2017 – PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES (Walt Disney Studios)
From Walt Disney Studios: Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” drops anchor in U.S. theaters on May 26, 2017.
June 16, 2017 – CARS 3 (Disney / Pixar)
From Disney/Pixar: Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!
“Cars 3” cruises into theaters on June 16, 2017.
November 3, 2017 – THOR: RAGNAROK (Marvel Studios)
From Marvel Studios: In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!
Trailer coming soon!
November 22, 2017 – COCO (Disney / Pixar)
From Disney/Pixar: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.
Trailer coming soon!
December 15, 2017 – STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII (Lucasfilm)
More to come on Star Wars as soon as I see it!
What do you think of the 2017 slate? Which movies are you most excited about this year? Share in the comments!