2014 was an incredible year for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures with films such as Muppets Most Wanted, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Maleficent, Guardians of the Galaxy, Planes: Fire & Rescue, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Big Hero 6 and of course ending the year with a bang… Into the Woods. Sounds like it will be another great year for Disney! Here’s the list of 2015 Disney movie release dates. Which ones are you most excited about?
January 23, 2015 – Strange Magic (Lucasfilm)
Cast: Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, Peter Stormare
Strange Magic is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Enjoy popular songs from the past six decades that will help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.
February 20, 2015 – McFarland, USA (The Walt Disney Studios)
Cast: Kevin Costner, Mara Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro Rodriguez, Danny Mora, Valente Rodriguez, Vanessa Martinez, Chris Ellis, Diana Maria Riva
Based on the 1987 true story, McFarland, USA follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school, with whom they ultimately bond to build not only a championship cross-country team but an eduring legacy as well.
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgard, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi and Helena Bonham Carter
A live-action feature inspired by the classic fiary tale, Cinderella brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as full-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.
True Life Adventure
Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in Monkey Kingdom, Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Follow along with Maya as she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family.
Monkey Kingdom features a rich variety of characters, including a mischievous mongoose, simple-minded langur monkeys, predatory leopards and monitor lizards.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgard with James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Cast: George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Robinson
In Disney’s riveting mystery adventure Tomorrowland, a jaded scientist and an optimistic teen embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somwhere in time and space.
From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award-winning director Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney Pixar’s original movie Inside Out, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind.
July 17, 2015 – Ant Man (Marvel)
Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Pena, Judy Greer, Tip “Ti” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Jordi Molla and Michael Douglas
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man when master thief Scot Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats.
Cast: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito
Directed by Jon Favreau (Chef, Iron Man, Elf), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Billy Magnussen, Eve Hewson
Tom Hanks stars in Steven Spielberg’s Untitled Cold War spy thriller, which is the true story of James Donovan, an attorney who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold Ware when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.
The Good Dinosaur asks the generations-old question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? The film is a humorous and exciting original story about Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart. After a traumatic event unsettles Arlo’s family, he sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way – a human boy. The Good Dinosaur is an extraoridinary journey of self-discovery full of thrilling adventure, hilarious characters and poignant heart.
December 18, 2015 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Lucasfilm)
Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Domhnall Gleeson and Max Von Sydow.
Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.