The 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.
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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 (5/24/19)
Fox’s Dark Phoenix (6/7/19)
Pixar’s Toy Story 4 (6/21/19)
Fox’s Stuber (7/12/19)
Disney’s The Lion King (7/19/19)
Fox 2000’s The Art of Racing in the Rain moves up to (8/9/19)
Fox Searchlight’s Ready or Not, with Samara Weaving (8/23/19)
Ad Astra (9/20/19)
The Studios’ 2019 slate rounds out with Fox’s The Woman in the Window on October 4, Ford V. Ferrari on Novemeber 15 and Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil on October 18.
Disney Animation’s Frozen 2 (11/22/19)
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (12/20/19)
Blue Sky Studios’ Spies in Disguise (12/25/19)
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.
The New Mutants (4/3/20)
Artemis Fowl (5/29/20)
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 Avatar films, 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 Story adaptation, 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.”