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WALT DISNEY ANNOUNCES *NEW* FILM RELEASE SCHEDULE

Walt Disney Studios has unveiled its upcoming slate following the recent acquisition of the Fox film studios, including changes to previously dated films and a number of major additions. Disney’s new schedule reaffirms the releases some titles that we knew was in development but it still able to offer a few surprises.

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After kicking off with the record-setting success of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, The Walt Disney Studios’ 2019 summer slate includes Disney’s Aladdin on May 24, Fox’s Dark Phoenix on June 7, Pixar’s Toy Story 4 on June 21, Fox’s Stuber on July 12, and Disney’s The Lion King on July 19. Fox 2000’s The Art of Racing in the Rain moves up to Aug. 9, and Fox Searchlight’s Ready or Not will release on Aug. 23, while three films move to later dates: Ad Astra (9/20/19), The New Mutants (4/3/20), and Artemis Fowl (5/29/20).

Late 2019 and Early 2020

The Studios’ 2019 slate rounds out with Fox’s The Woman in the Window on Oct. 4 and Ford V. Ferrari on Nov. 15, Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil on Oct. 18 and Disney Animation’s Frozen 2 on Nov. 22, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on Dec. 20, and Blue Sky Studios’ Spies in Disguise, moving from September to Christmas. Among early 2020 titles are Fox’s Underwater on Jan. 10, a new Kingsman movie on Feb. 14, and Call of the Wild on Feb. 21, followed by Pixar’s Onward on March 6 and Disney’s Mulan on March 27. 

Notable Projects from 2020 Onwards

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, three new as-yet-untitled Star Wars films will release on the pre-Christmas weekend every other year beginning in 2022. Four forthcoming Avatarfilms, expanding the vibrant world of Pandora, will release on the pre-Christmas weekend every other year beginning in 2021. In the holiday corridor for 2020, Fox’s West Side Storyadaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg, will debut Dec. 18 in the pre-Christmas slot, with Disney’s Cruella opening Wednesday, Dec. 23, for the long holiday weekend. 

“We’re excited to put in place a robust and diverse slate that lays the foundation of our long-term strategy, bringing together a breadth of films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Fox, Fox Searchlight, and Blue Sky Studios to create an extraordinary collection of cinematic experiences for audiences around the world,” said Cathleen Taff, President, Theatrical Distribution, Franchise Management, and Business & Audience Insights, The Walt Disney Studios.

“With a strong summer already in place, we are eager to carry that momentum forward over the coming years thanks to a creative wellspring of bold and imaginative stories coming from our world-class studios – including several new chapters of two revered franchises, Avatar and Star Wars.” 

Here is the full list:

2019 Films

  • 5/10/19 FSL TOLKIEN
  • 5/24/19 DIS ALADDIN
  • 6/7/19 FOX DARK PHOENIX
  • 6/21/19 DIS TOY STORY 4
  • 7/12/19 FOX STUBER
  • 7/19/19 DIS LION KING, THE
  • 8/9/19 FOX ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, THE
  • 8/23/19 FSL READY OR NOT
  • 9/20/19 FOX AD ASTRA
  • 10/4/19 FOX WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, THE
  • 10/18/19 DIS MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL
  • 11/15/19 FOX FORD v. FERRARI
  • 11/22/19 DIS FROZEN 2
  • 12/20/19 DIS STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
  • Wed 12/25/19 FOX SPIES IN DISGUISE

2020 Films

  • 1/10/20 FOX UNDERWATER
  • 2/14/20 FOX UNTITLED KINGSMAN MOVIE
  • 2/21/20 FOX CALL OF THE WILD
  • 3/6/20 DIS ONWARD
  • 3/27/20 DIS MULAN
  • 4/3/20 FOX NEW MUTANTS, THE
  • 5/1/20 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL
  • 5/29/20 DIS ARTEMIS FOWL
  • 6/19/20 DIS UNTITLED PIXAR ANIMATION
  • 7/3/20 FOX FREE GUY
  • 7/17/20 FOX BOB’S BURGERS
  • 7/24/20 DIS JUNGLE CRUISE
  • 8/14/20 DIS ONE AND ONLY IVAN, THE
  • 10/9/20 FOX DEATH ON THE NILE
  • 11/6/20 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL
  • 11/6/20 FOX RON’S GONE WRONG
  • Wed 11/25/20 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY ANIMATION
  • 12/18/20 FOX WEST SIDE STORY

2021 Films

  • 2/12/21 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL
  • 3/5/21 FOX NIMONA
  • 3/12/21 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
  • 5/7/21 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL
  • 5/28/21 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
  • 6/18/21 DIS UNTITLED PIXAR ANIMATION
  • 7/9/21 DIS UNTITLED INDIANA JONES
  • 7/30/21 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
  • 10/8/21 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
  • 11/5/21 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL Wed 11/24/21 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY ANIMATION 12/17/21 FOX AVATAR 2

2022 Films

  • 2/18/22 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL
  • 3/18/22 DIS UNTITLED PIXAR
  • 5/6/22 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL
  • 5/27/22 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
  • 6/17/22 DIS UNTITLED PIXAR
  • 7/8/22 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
  • 7/29/22 DIS UNTITLED MARVEL
  • 10/7/22 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
  • 11/4/22 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
  • Wed 11/23/22 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY ANIMATION
  • 12/16/22 DIS UNTITLED STAR WARS

2023 Films

  • 2/17/23 DIS UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION
  • 12/22/23 FOX AVATAR 3

2024 Films

  • 12/20/24 DIS UNTITLED STAR WARS

2025 Films

  • 12/19/25 FOX AVATAR 4

2026 Films

  • 12/18/26 DIS UNTITLED STAR WARS

2027

  • 12/17/27 FOX AVATAR 5
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