So many amazing things are on the way from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures in 2016!
First up on January 29th is The Finest Hours. I may spring for IMAX just for Chris Pine-viewing purposes.
Next up we have BUNNIES! I mean…we have Zootopia. It hops into theaters on March 4th. I’m a tiny bit excited for this one. And by tiny bit I mean so freaking excited!
Then on April 15th, The Jungle Book arrives in theaters. My friend Summer talks about to me about this movie almost every day. The original animated The Jungle Book is her favorite film ever. Random trivia: it’s also Jeremy Renner’s favorite Disney film.
May 6th brings us Captain America: Civil War. That means it’s also gonna bring us a lot more Bucky. Once I was in a screening for a different Marvel movie and it’s possible I screamed, “Bucky!” when he showed up in the credits. It’s also possible I received a dirty look or two. Press can be so serious sometimes…
Later in the month (May 27th to be exact) we finally get to see Alice Through The Looking Glass! This is one of the films I’m really excited about. Partially because I have a life-long obsession with Johnny Depp. Partially because Helena Bonham Carter is one of my spirit animals. Partially because I love nearly everything Tim Burton touches and he’s one of the producers. Mostly, though, it fulfills my need for more bunnies in film with the March Hare and White Rabbit. (I’m only partially joking about that last part.)
Remember how I said my friend Summer couldn’t stop talking about The Jungle Book? Well my friend Melissa can’t stop talking about Finding Dory. About once I week she asks me to remind her when it’s coming out. Apparently I remember all of the release dates after D23 EXPO. Oh, and it comes out on June 17th.
On July 1st, the Roald Dahl classic, The BFG, will come to life on the big screen. I’m a huge Dahl fan. It’s been a while since I’ve read him, but I just received a copy of The BFG and I can’t wait to re-read it!
On August 12th, a whole new generation will be introduced to Pete’s Dragon. You should not wait, though, to see Pete’s Dragon. You should totally watch the original version. And now I am having elementary school chorus flashbacks from when we sang “Candle On The Water”.Lupita Nyong’o stars in Queen of Katwe this fall. Set in rural Uganda, Queen of Katwe is based on the true story of a girl who dreams of becoming a champion chess player.
On November 4th we’ll finally enter Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum when Doctor Strange hits theaters. It’s Marvel and weird, two things I love. But honestly, I’d see it just for Benedict Cumberbatch.
I’ve been excited about Moana from the very first mention. Everything mentioned at the EXPO last August just got me even more excited. I’m dying for an official trailer. Moana hits theaters on November 23, 2016.
December 16th brings us the first stand-alone Star Wars feature when Rouge One hits theaters. There was a movie late last year called The Force Awakens. Maybe you’ve heard of it? Apparently it was pretty good, so I have high hopes for Rouge One.At a yet to be determined date, we’ll get to see The Light Between Oceans, based on the novel of the same name. All you really need to know is Michael Fassbender is in it. I’ve been told the book it was based on was amazing. But…Michael Fassbender… that alone is good enough to make you buy a ticket, right?
And that’s just 2016. We already know some cool things are coming our way in 2017…like Toy Story 4, Dead Men Tell No Tales and the one I’m most excited for: the live-action Beauty and the Beast!