May 24th – Aladdin
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, ‘Aladdin’ is the exciting tole of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie (“Sherlock Holmes,’ “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, ‘Aladdin’ is written by John August (“Dark Shadows” Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,’ “The Little Mermaid”) provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar-winning lyricists Howard Ashman (“Little Shop of Horrors’) and Tim Rice (“The Lion King’) and includes two new songs written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin and Paul on (“La La Land,” “Dear the Evan Hansen”). The film, which was shot on practical stages in London and on location amid the stunning desert vistas of Jordan has a talented creative team helping to bring Agrabah to life, including: director of photography Alan Stewart (“The Commuter”!, production designer Gemma Jackson (‘Game of Thrones”) and costume designer Michael Wilkinson (“American Hustle”).
June 21th – Toy Story 4
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. Directed by Josh Cooley (Riley’s First Date?”) and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”), Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.
June 19th – The Lion King
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new ”The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna 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-hos 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, Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nola, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor os Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney’s “The Lion King” roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.
August 9th – Artemis Fowl
Disney’s “Artemis Fowl,” based on the beloved book by Eoin Caller, 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.
“Artemis Fowl” is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Ferdie Shaw, Lara
McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Nonzo Anozie, with Josh Gad, and Judi Dench. Judy Hofflund and Branagh are producing with Angus More Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as executive producers. Conor McPherson wrote the screenplay. Disney’s “Artemis Fowl” opens in U.S. theaters on August 9, 2019.
November 22nd – Frozen 2
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 20th – Star Wars Episode IX
We don’t have a lot of information on the final film of the new Trilogy yet, but you can be sure that it will have fans divided and arguing for years to come.