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Watch Pixar’s Onward Teaser Trailer

Disney Pixar has released the new Onward teaser trailer for the upcoming animated movie starring the voice cast of Chris Pratt (Avengers: Infinity War), Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), and Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water).

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney Pixar’s Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. The feature will be directed by Dan Scanlon (Monsters University) and produced by Kori Rae. Scanlon said that Onward was inspired by his own relationship with his brother.

Onward will arrive in theaters on March 6, 2020.

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New Lion King Character Posters Released By Disney

Disney has released 11 new The Lion King character posters for the upcoming film featuring the most classic characters from the timeless story.

Lions rule the African savanna in The Lion King, which welcomes Donald Glover (Atlanta, Solo: A Star Wars Story) as future king Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (Dreamgirls, “Lemonade” visual album) as Simba’s friend-turned-love interest Nala, and James Earl Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Field of Dreams) as Simba’s wise and loving father, Mufasa, reprising his iconic performance from Disney’s 1994 animated classic. Chiwetel Ejiofor (Twelve Years a Slave, Doctor Strange) was called on to portray Simba’s villainous uncle Scar, and Alfre Woodard (Juanita, Marvel’s Luke Cage) portrays Simba’s no-nonsense mother, Sarabi. JD McCrary (Tyler Perry’s The Paynes, Vital Signs) fills the shoes of Young Simba, a confident cub who can’t wait to be king, and Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, Broadway’s “The Lion King”) brings tough cub Young Nala to life.

Every kingdom comes with a trustworthy advisor or two. John Kani (Coriolanus, Captain America: Civil War) was cast as the wise baboon Rafiki, and John Oliver (Last WeekTonight with John Oliver, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) was tapped as hornbill Zazu, Mufasa’s loyal confidant. When Simba goes into exile, he relies on two newfound friends—Seth Rogen (Sausage Party, Neighbors) lends his comedic chops to naïve warthog Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street, American Horror Story) joins the cast as know-it-all meerkat Timon.

While most of the animals in the kingdom respect the king, the hyenas have other plans. Florence Kasumba (Emerald City, Black Panther) portrays Shenzi, Eric André (The Eric André Show, Man Seeking Woman) is Azizi, and Keegan-Michael Key (Predator, Friends from College) plays Kamari.

Directed by Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book), Disney’s The Lion King opens in theatres July 19.

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Disney Pixar Releases First Look At Onward

Disney Pixar has released the first images of their upcoming film, Onward. The film will star Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Octavia Spencer.

Set in a suburban fantasy world, the film introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. “At Pixar we try to create stories that come from some kind of personal truth,” said Director Dan Scanlon. “This film was inspired by my own relationship with my brother.”

In Onward, Pratt will play the “boisterous older brother” character to Holland’s “gawky, more reserved younger sibling.” Louis-Dreyfus will portray the teen characters’ mom.

Onward will be released on March 6, 2020.

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Watch The Final Toy Story 4 Trailer

Check out the final trailer for Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4, as well as two new images from the trailer featuring Woody, Bo Peep and Bonnie’s new friend Forky. 

Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) 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. So, when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries. 

The film features the voice talent of Tim Allen, Keegan-Michael Key, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Jordan Peele, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Schaal, Emily Davis, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark, June Squibb, Carl Weathers, Lila Sage, Don Rickles, Jeff Garlin, Maliah Bargas-Good, Jack McGraw, Juliana Hansen, and Estelle Harris.

Directed by Josh Cooley (Riley’s First Date?), and produced by Mark Nielsen (associate producer Inside Out) and Jonas Rivera (Inside Out, Up), Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 ventures to theaters on June 21, 2019.

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Watch The Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Teaser Trailer

The new teaser trailer for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, a sequel to the global box-office hit Maleficent, has arrived. 

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora. The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.

Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning reprise their roles as the dark fairy Maleficent and Princess Aurora, respectively, two characters from the studio’s animated classic Sleeping Beauty, whose untold story was brought to life on screen in 2014’s Maleficent, and are joined by Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. 

The film is directed by Joachim Rønning from a story by Linda Woolverton and a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil hits theaters on October 18, 2019.

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Every Disney Movie We Can’t Wait to See Through 2027

After kicking off with the record-setting success of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, The Walt Disney Studios’ 2019 summer slate continues with Disney’s Aladdin May 24, Fox’s Dark Phoenix June 7, Pixar’s Toy Story 4 June 21, Fox’s Stuber July 12, and Disney’s The Lion King July 19. Fox 2000’s The Art of Racing in the Rain moves up to August 9, and Fox Searchlight’s Ready or Not will be released August 23, while three films move to later dates: Ad Astra (September 20, 2019), The New Mutants (April 3, 2020), and Artemis Fowl (May 29, 2020).

The Studios’ 2019 slate rounds out with Fox’s The Woman in the Window October 4 and Ford V. Ferrari November 15, followed by Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil October 18, Disney Animation’s Frozen 2 November 22, Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker December 20, and Blue Sky Studios’ Spies in Disguise, moving from September 13 to Christmas. Early 2020 titles include Fox’s Underwater January 10, a new Kingsman movie February 14, and Call of the Wild February 21, followed by Pixar’s Onward March 6 and Disney’s Mulan March 27. In late 2020, Fox’s West Side Story adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg, will open December 18, followed by Disney’s Cruella, opening Wednesday, December 23, for the long holiday weekend.

The updated calendar also sets release dates for major franchises Avatar and Star Wars. With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker bringing the original Skywalker Saga to its conclusion in 2019, three new as-yet-untitled Star Wars films will release on the pre-Christmas weekend every other year beginning in 2022. Four more Avatar films, expanding the vibrant world of Pandora, will be released on the pre-Christmas weekend every other year beginning in 2021.

Here is the complete Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Release Schedule:

2019 Films

05/10/19: Tolkien (FSL)
05/24/19: Aladdin (DIS)
06/07/19: Dark Phoenix (FOX)
06/21/19: Toy Story 4 (DIS)
07/12/19: Stuber (FOX)
07/19/19: The Lion King (DIS)
08/09/19: The Art of Racing in the Rain (FOX)
08/23/19: Ready or Not (FSL)
09/20/19: Ad Astra (FOX)
10/04/19: The Woman in the Window (FOX)
10/18/19: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (DIS)
11/15/19: Ford v. Ferrari (FOX)
11/22/19: Frozen 2 (DIS)
12/20/19: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (DIS)
12/25/19: Spies in Disguise (FOX)

2020 Films

01/10/20: Underwater (FOX)
02/14/20: Untitled Kingsman Movie (FOX)
02/21/20: Call of the Wild (FOX)
03/06/20: Onward (DIS)
03/27/20: Mulan (DIS)
04/03/20: The New Mutants (FOX)
05/01/20: Untitled Marvel (DIS)
05/29/20: Artemis Fowl (DIS)
06/19/20: Untitled Pixar Animation (DIS)
07/03/20: Free Guy (FOX)
07/17/20: Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
07/24/20: Jungle Cruise (DIS)
08/14/20: The One and Only Ivan (DIS)
10/09/20: Death on the Nile (FOX)
11/06/20: Untitled Marvel (DIS)
11/25/20: Untitled Disney Animation (DIS)
12/18/20: West Side Story (FOX)
12/23/20: Cruella (DIS)

2021 Films

02/21/21: Untitled Marvel (DIS)
03/05/21: Nimona (FOX)
03/12/21: Untitled Disney Live Action (DIS)
05/07/21: Untitled Marvel (DIS)
05/28/21: Untitled Disney Live Action (DIS)
06/18/21: Untitled Pixar Animation (DIS)
07/09/21: Untitled Indiana Jones (DIS)
07/30/21: Untitled Disney Live Action (DIS)
10/08/21: Untitled Disney Live Action (DIS)
11/05/21: Untitled Marvel (DIS)
11/24/21: Untitled Disney Animation (DIS)
12/17/21: Avatar 2 (FOX)

2022 Films

02/18/22: Untitled Marvel (DIS)
03/18/22: Untitled Pixar (DIS)
05/06/22: Untitled Disney Live Action (DIS)
06/17/22: Untitled Pixar (DIS)
07/08/22: Untitled Disney Live Action (DIS)
07/29/22: Untitled Marvel (DIS)
10/07/22: Untitled Disney Live Action (DIS)
11/04/22: Untitled Disney Live Action (DIS)
11/23/22: Untitled Disney Animation (DIS)
12/16/22: Untitled Star Wars (DIS)

2023 Films

02/17/23: Untitled Disney Live Action (DIS)
12/22/23: Avatar 3 (FOX)

2024 Films

12/20/24: Untitled Star Wars (DIS)

2025 Films

12/19/25: Avatar 4 (FOX)

2026 Films

12/18/26: Untitled Star Wars (DIS)

2027 Films

12/17/27: Avatar 5 (FOX)

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Watch The Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Teaser Trailer

Straight from Star Wars Celebration, the first teaser trailer for Episode IX, titled Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, has arrived!

Returning cast members for Episode IX include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings), Matt Smith (Doctor Who) and Keri Russell (The Americans), who will also be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.

The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

              

Star Wars: Episode IX began filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on August 1, with J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek) returning to direct the final installment of the Skywalker saga. Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (Argo, Justice League). Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope, will return to a galaxy far, far away with Episode IX.

The film will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin.

Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for release on December 20, 2019.

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Disney+ Launching On November 12, 2019

The Walt Disney Company today presented an extensive overview of its comprehensive direct-to-consumer strategy, including a presentation on the upcoming Disney+ service at its highly-anticipated Investor Day, which took place on the Company’s studio lot.

The streaming service will offer new originals and unparalleled library offerings from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel Studios, and National Geographic.

New original titles for Disney+ announced today include:

Marvel Studios:

“The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” live-action series with Anthony Mackie returning as Falcon and Sebastian Stan reprising his role as Winter Soldier.

“WandaVision” live-action series with Elizabeth Olsen returning as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany reprising his role as The Vision.

“Marvel’s What If…?,” the first animated series from Marvel Studios, taking inspiration from the comic books of the same name. Each episode will explore a pivotal moment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and turn it on its head, leading the audience into uncharted territory.

Walt Disney Animation Studios: 

“Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2” documentary series showing the hard work and imagination that go into making one of the most highly-anticipated Walt Disney Animation Studios features.

National Geographic:

“The World According to Jeff Goldblum” documentary series where Jeff pulls back the curtain on a seemingly familiar object to reveal a world of astonishing connections, fascinating science, and a whole lot of big ideas.

“Magic of the Animal Kingdom” documentary series which takes viewers behind the scenes with the highly respected animal-care experts, veterinarians, and biologists at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Epcot’s SeaBase aquarium.

Disney Television Animation:

“The Phineas and Ferb Movie” (working title) animated film featuring many of the original voice cast.

These titles will join previously announced scripted originals including “The Mandalorian,” the world’s first scripted live-action Star Wars series, the exclusive new season of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” the untitled Cassian Andor series starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk, the Marvel Studios series “Loki” starring Tom Hiddleston, “Monsters at Work,” “Diary of a Female President,” and live-action films “Lady and the Tramp,” “Noelle,” “Togo,” Timmy Failure” and “Stargirl.” Nonfiction series also announced earlier this week include “Be Our Chef,” “Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies (wt),” “Earthkeepers (wt),” “Encore!,” the untitled Walt Disney Imagineering documentary series, “Marvel’s 616,” “Marvel’s Hero Project,” “(Re)Connect,” “Rogue Trip,” and “Shop Class (wt).”

Additionally, Disney+ announced that all 30 seasons of “The Simpsons” will be available on the service on day one. In year one, audiences will also have access to family-friendly Fox titles like “The Sound of Music,” “The Princess Bride,” and “Malcolm in the Middle.”  This content will join an impressive collection of more than 7,500 television episodes and 500 films including blockbuster hits from 2019 and beyond.

The Movies You Love, All In One Place

Timeless classics, today’s favorites, tomorrow’s discoveries. You’ll find epic adventures from Star Wars and thrilling documentaries from National Geographic, including the Academy Award-winning Free Solo. Plus action-packed superhero movies like Captain Marvel and Avengers: Infinity War. Family favorites include animated classics from Snow White to Frozen, Moana, and Coco, along with TV series like Hannah Montana and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Disney+ delivers unparalleled access to an incredible roster of entertainment.

High-Quality Consumer Experience

Designed to super-serve the most ardent fans, Disney+ will provide subscribers with a feature-rich product experience that makes it easy to navigate, discover, and watch their favorite programming with immersive brand tiles and dedicated pages for Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. Subscribers will have the ability to create custom profiles with each receiving personalized experiences curated to their unique tastes based on past behaviors and preferred content.

The Disney+ service will be available on a wide range of mobile and connected TV devices, including gaming consoles, streaming media players, and smart TVs, and will adjust to the best possible high definition viewing experience based on a subscriber’s available bandwidth, with support for up to 4K HDR video playback. Fans will also have access to an unprecedented amount of content for offline viewing.

Disney+ is set to launch in the U.S. on November 12, 2019 and will cost $6.99 per month.

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Watch The Full Trailer For Disney’s The Lion King

Walt Disney Pictures has released the full trailer for The Lion King, offering brand new footage from the film and a first look at some of the classic characters.

Lions rule the African savanna in The Lion King, which welcomes Donald Glover (Atlanta, Solo: A Star Wars Story) as future king Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (Dreamgirls, “Lemonade” visual album) as Simba’s friend-turned-love interest Nala, and James Earl Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Field of Dreams) as Simba’s wise and loving father, Mufasa, reprising his iconic performance from Disney’s 1994 animated classic. Chiwetel Ejiofor (Twelve Years a Slave, Doctor Strange) was called on to portray Simba’s villainous uncle Scar, and Alfre Woodard (Juanita, Marvel’s Luke Cage) portrays Simba’s no-nonsense mother, Sarabi. JD McCrary (Tyler Perry’s The Paynes, Vital Signs) fills the shoes of Young Simba, a confident cub who can’t wait to be king, and Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, Broadway’s “The Lion King”) brings tough cub Young Nala to life.

Every kingdom comes with a trustworthy advisor or two. John Kani (Coriolanus, Captain America: Civil War) was cast as the wise baboon Rafiki, and John Oliver (Last WeekTonight with John Oliver, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) was tapped as hornbill Zazu, Mufasa’s loyal confidant. When Simba goes into exile, he relies on two newfound friends—Seth Rogen (Sausage Party, Neighbors) lends his comedic chops to naïve warthog Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street, American Horror Story) joins the cast as know-it-all meerkat Timon.

While most of the animals in the kingdom respect the king, the hyenas have other plans. Florence Kasumba (Emerald City, Black Panther) portrays Shenzi, Eric André (The Eric André Show, Man Seeking Woman) is Azizi, and Keegan-Michael Key (Predator, Friends from College) plays Kamari.

Directed by Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book), Disney’s The Lion King opens in theaters July 19.

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Monsters At Work Coming to Disney+ In 2020

Disney+ has just revealed a monstrous lineup of actors who are lending their voices to Monsters At Work, the new animated series inspired by the world of Disney Pixar’s Academy Award-winning film Monsters, Inc. Billy Crystal and John Goodman will reprise their beloved characters, Mike and Sulley, when the series premieres on the streaming service in 2020.

The series for families picks up six months after the events of Monsters, Inc.The Monsters, Inc. power plant now harvests the laughter of children to fuel Monstropolis—after all, laughter does generate 10 times more energy than screams do. We’ll follow a new monster, Tylor Tuskmon (voiced by Superstore’s Ben Feldman), an enthusiastic and talented mechanic on the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT) who dreams of following in the footsteps of his idols—Mike and Sulley—and making his way up to the factory Laugh Floor as a Jokester.

Crystal and Goodman won’t be the only familiar voices we’ll hear. Keep an ear out for John Ratzenberger, who will be voicing Yeti and a new character, Bernard; Jennifer Tilly, reprising the role of Celia Mae; and Bob Peterson, who in Monsters At Work will voice Roze, twin sister to his original Monsters, Inc.character, Roz.

Monsters At Work also stars Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Val Little, Tylor’s lifelong BFF; Henry Winkler (Barry) as scatterbrained boss Fritz; Lucas Neff (Raising Hope) as an opportunistic plumber named Duncan; Alanna Ubach (Coco) as Cutter, a monster who always plays by the rules; Stephan Stanton (Star Wars Resistance) as Smitty and Needleman, the bumbling custodial team; and Aisha Tyler (Archer) will lend her voice to the role of Millie Tuskmon, Tylor’s mom.

The series, which is produced by Disney Television Animation, was developed by and is executive produced by Bobs Gannaway—a Disney animation veteran whose credits include Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Planes: Fire and Rescue. Ferrell Barron (Planes: Fire & Rescue) produces, and Kat Good (Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero) and Rob Gibbs (Monsters, Inc.) direct.

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