Get ready, movie buffs because the 2019 Disney movie slate is here to blow your mind. At first glance, Disney’s 2019 films are forcing me to revisit my childhood which animated classics such as Dumbo, The Lion King, Aladdin, and Toy Story 4. Aren’t you excited to share these reimagined classics with your children? Marvel offers the highly anticipated Captain Marvel and Avengers Endgame. Keep reading to see what other Disney films are coming out this year. Grab the tissues, I have no doubt that Disney will make us cry both happy and terribly tragic tears. Isn’t that what the movie-going experience is supposed to be? I am ready! Are you?
2019 Disney movies you don’t want to miss
From live-action remakes to superhero classics and animation favorites, the 2019 Disney slate offers something for everyone.
March 9, 2019 – CAPTAIN MARVEL (Marvel Studios) #CaptainMarvel
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
March 29, 2019 – DUMBO (Walt Disney Studios) #Dumbo
From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.
April 17, 2019 – PENGUINS (Disneynature) #DisneynaturePenguins
Disneynature’s all-new feature film “Penguins” is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind “Bears” and “Chimpanzee,” Disneynature’s “Penguins” opens in theaters nationwide in time for Earth Day 2019.
Disneynature’s PENGUINS opens in theaters on April 17, 2019.
April 26, 2019 – AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Marvel Studios) #AvengersEndgame
Marvel hasn’t dropped many clues to what the movie plot will be. That being said, they revealed the Avengers Endgame trailer that gives us more clues to what we can expect. Get ready! Until then, consider making these tasty Thor and Hulk treats to hold you over. These Avengers slimes are a fun kids’ activity!
AVENGERS: ENDGAME releases in U.S. theaters on April 26, 2019.
May 24, 2019 – ALADDIN (Walt Disney Studios) #Aladdin
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and Genie who may be the key to their future. The film stars Will Smith as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine, the beautiful self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzar as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban as the Sultan.
ALADDIN opens in U.S. theatres nationwide May 24, 2019.
June 21, 2019 – TOY STORY 4 (Disney·Pixar) #ToyStory4
Woody 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. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.
Disney·Pixar’s TOY STORY 4 ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.
July 19, 2019 – THE LION KING (Walt Disney Studios) #TheLionKing
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journey’s to the African savannah where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother–and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy, and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
THE LION KING roars into theatres on July 19, 2019.
August 9, 2019 – ARTEMIS FOWL (Walt Disney Studios) #ArtemisFowl
Disney’s “Artemis Fowl,” based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, is a fantastical, spellbinding adventure that follows the journey of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he seeks to find his father who has mysteriously disappeared. With the help of his loyal protector Butler, Artemis sets out to find him, and in doing so uncovers an ancient, underground civilization—the amazingly advanced world of fairies. Deducing that his father’s disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan—so dangerous that he ultimately finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies.
Disney’s ARTEMIS FOWL opens in U.S. theaters on August 9, 2019.
November 22, 2019 – FROZEN 2 (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
Disney hasn’t released a Frozen movie poster or trailer, but we do know that our favorite Frozen friends are coming back!
Arendelle heats up in 2019 when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf return to the big screen in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2,” the much-anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Oscar®-winning “Frozen”—the highest grossing animated film of all time. Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad reprise their roles, while Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, the team behind “Frozen,” return to the directors’ chairs.
FROZEN 2 opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.
December 20, 2019 – STAR WARS: EPISODE IX (Lucasfilm)
Disney’s 2019 movie line up concludes with Star Wars: Episode IX. At the time of publishing, the image below is the only clue to what we can expect. Stay tuned!
STAR WARS: EPISODE IX opens in U.S. theaters on December 20, 2019.
Let me know which 2019 Disney films you are excited to see and which ones (if any) you are scratching your head at and why!