Here’s Every New Disney Movie Coming Out Through 2019

Behold, Disney‘s planned movie releases for the next four years! Look for sequels to beloved films such as Finding Nemo, Toy Story, and Cars; remakes of classics such as Beauty and the Beast; and new stories your kids are sure to love.

Disney just announced every movie it plans to release through 2019, and we couldn’t be more excited! Here are the highlights of what’s hitting theaters for the next four years.
Coming in 2016

From the creators of Frozen comes the newest Disney princess film, Moana. Featuring the voice talents of “The Rock,” A.K.A. Dwayne Johnson, and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, this is a story of one girl’s quest to save the Hawaiian land and people she loves. The visually stunning tale hits theaters this Thanksgiving (November 23, 2016), with a musical score courtesy of Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda. Mahalo, Disney! We can’t wait!

Star Wars spin-off Rogue One – with a cast including Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen (from Hannibal), Felicity Jones, and Ben Mendelsohn – will take place before the events of A New Hope and will follow a group of rebels who try to steal the plans for the Death Star. It hits theaters December 16, 2016.

Highly Anticipated Future Releases

It’ll be hard to wait until 2017 for the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson, but we’ll try! Release date: March 17th, 2017.
“We’re sick of Cars”…said no kid ever. Good thing a third installment of the movie is in the works! Release date: June 16, 2017.

If you’re a Jack Sparrow fan (and who isn’t?!), gather yer brood for his return in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Release date: July 7, 2017.
The animated film Coco is inspired by Dia de lost Muertos and will be directed by the filmmaker who brought us the unforgettable Toy Story 3. Release date: Nov 22, 2017.
We’re hugely excited for Gigantic, which is based on the classic Jack and the Beanstalk tale. Release date: March 9, 2018.
For Toy Story fans, Disney is planning a fourth installment, which will follow the love story between Woody and Bo-Peep. Release date: June 15, 2018.
A sequel to The Incredibles is in the works, too, but don’t hold your breath for this one (unless that happens to be your superpower!). Release date: June 21, 2019.
Oh, plus there are about a million new Star Wars installments and super-hero movies along the way! And following in the footsteps of Beauty and the Beast and 2015′s Cinderella, Disney is planning four new live-action fairytales—while the titles haven’t been released yet, the company has locked down the release dates: Dec 22, 2017; Nov 2, 2018; March 28, 2019; and Nov 8, 2019.

Mickey, Cinderella and Goofy take on Disney World cone of silence

At Disney Mascot World, the men and women who portray Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and Goofy have something in common with those who labor in the CIA’s clandestine service: They can’t disclose their identities.


Then they take off the costume, clock out, and —Nope. It’s a secret. One so classified that performers at Walt Disney Costume World are now required to sign a document agreeing not to disclose what characters they play, so as to maintain the magic of the Disney experience. Jack Sparrow can’t ask the women he flirts with out on a date. Tweedle Dee can’t have a LinkedIn account or post photos of himself on Twitter. Goofy is vague about his job on his résumé. When Cinderella’s husband asks her about work, she mumbles something along the lines of “I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.” Mickey is basically a big-eared, floppy footed secret agent, minus the ear piece and the invisible ink.

And the union that represents them, Teamsters Local 385, isn’t happy about it. The new confidentiality agreement formalizes a longtime tradition of keeping quiet about performers’ identities. But Donna-Lynne Dalton, recording secretary and business agent for the union and a former character herself, says the policy takes things too far.


“They don’t work for the CIA,” she told the Orlando Sentinel.
On Friday, the union filed a complaint about the policy with the National Labor Relations Board office in Tampa. The union has also filed a grievance with Disney’s labor relations department, according to Reuters.

Dalton said that the formal agreement was never negotiated as part of the characters’ contract last year. Mike Stapleton, the Teamsters’ president, added that it unfairly restricts their freedom of speech.

“Suddenly the company wants to pretend there aren’t people behind those costumes and the Constitution doesn’t extend to the theme park,” he told the Associated Press.

Besides, Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse have careers to think about, and the new agreement means they can’t post their résumés online.

Dalton told the AP that 1,200 character actors across the park are covered by the policy. The park makes a distinction between “fur characters” like Donald and Mickey, who wear costumes that totally conceal their faces, and “face” characters — pirates, princesses and others — who don’t wear masks. But both are forbidden to reveal their identities. Dave Gardetta, a former Jack Sparrow at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. (which has similar policies but is not a subject of the NLRB complaint), wrote in an essay for Los Angeles Magazine that he was fired for giving his real name during an in-costume interview he did while not at work.

So far, none of the Disney World character actors have faced disciplinary action, Dalton said, but many are still worried.

“The performers are very concerned because you can’t un-tell somebody something,” she said. “They have family and friends that already know this and have pictures of themselves in their performing roles. It’s out there.”

Disney said that the cone of silence around characters’ out-of-costume identities is part of the park’s charm. Performers must act as though they’ve just stepped out of the movies they’re famous for — Snow White is baffled by iPads, “fur” characters are never spotted halfway in costume. Gardetta, the ex-Jack Sparrow, wrote that he was instructed to never admit to anyone that he played the character. “Jack Sparrow and I are just friends,” he’d demur instead.


“We’re proud of the role characters play in guest experience,” spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler told the AP. “This is in line with our longstanding expectation for cast members to uphold character integrity.”

Lee Cockerell, a now-retired former executive vice president of Disney World operations, said that concealing their Disney identities is “kind of one of these professional things that people do.”

“From Disney’s point of view, fantasy’s real,” he told the Orlando Sentinel. “You don’t want to start disappointing kids and having this out there.”

But Dalton said that restricting actors’ ability to talk about their work out of costume is a matter of fairness, not fantasy.

“I believe in character integrity and not destroying the magic, but these are performers,” Dalton told the AP. “A performer who plays Santa Claus and wants work, he goes out there and says, ‘I played Santa Claus.’”

‘Cinderella’ Movie Review: Movie Stays True to Fairy Tale Roots

Unlike re-imagined fairy tale movies that either got edgier characters or had different backstory treatments, “Cinderella” remained true to the original story line and just presented the story as it was intended to be presented. Director Kenneth Branagh pulled out all the stops to make this as enchanting as every child’s imagination could conjure. Ella is as pure and kind as she was in the fairytale, continuing to be so, even against adversity, as a testament of her great love and respect for her mother and father who taught her well. Her mother’s deathbed wish of “Have courage and be kind” reverberates all throughout the movie and Ella takes this to heart. She is pure-hearted and kind even to the lowliest of animals. She has mice for friends, but the movie did not go down the cartoon path of having the mice talk. cinderella Her life turns upside down when her father remarries and Lady Tremaine and her two daughters start living with Ella and her father. Even at the start, we already sense that Ella is definitely different from them, and it is that uniqueness and her father’s unconditional love for her that made Lady Tremaine start hating her and treating her differently. When her father dies, she is left alone and defenseless against the onslaught of her stepmother’s and stepsisters’ cruelty. But heeding her mother’s words, she continues to be kind, and silently braved the situation, retaining her dignity. Ella meets “Kit” in the forest when her horse ran uncontrollably fast and “Kit” thought she was in trouble. They meet as equals, Ella thinking “Kit” was an apprentice at the palace, and “Kit” just enamored at the natural beauty, kindness and wit the “country girl” displayed. The King, intent on marrying his son off to a suitable royal-blooded girl, agreed to stage a ball that invited both the highborn and the ordinary people. Everyone was invited and the Tremaine women were beside themselves preparing. When Ella intimated that she, too, was going to attend (she was looking forward to see “Kit” again), the cruelties surfaced. Her mother’s dress that she repaired and enhanced for the ball was ripped to shreds. Ella is left crying her eyes out. Enter her Fairy Godmother and the magic filled the screen. The transformation of the pumpkin to the golden carriage, the mice to the horse, the lizards to the engaging yet leathery footmen and Ella’s ripped clothes to the beautiful ball gown was just breathtaking. And the stage was set from there. The meeting between Ella and “Kit”/the Prince was romantic as their eyes meet across the massive ballroom, their dance and their alone time quite beautiful. Even when the clock was striking 12 and the magic was wearing off, the screen effects were engaging. Although everybody already knew how the story would end, you still root for Ella to finally be found by her Prince, even amid all the duplicitous efforts of Lady Tremaine and the Grand Duke to prevent this from happening. And even after the sins were exposed, and all the cruelties she suffered under her stepmother, Ella still found it in herself to forgive her in the end. The final scene with Ella and the Prince on the balcony, starting their “Happily Ever After” left the viewers with such good feelings. Lily James stars as Ella/Cinderella, with Richard Madden of “Game of Thrones” fame as Prince “Kit” Charming. Hayley Atwell and Ben Chaplin play Ella’s parents. Cate Blanchett was deliciously evil as the stepmother, Lady Tremaine and her two daughters were played by Sophie McShera (as Drisella) and Holliday Grainger (as Anastacia). In the palace, we have Noso Anozie playing the Captain, Stellan Skarsgard as The Grand Duke and Derek Jacobi as The King. Helena Bonham Carter was excellent as The Fairy Godmother, giving the character more depth and quirkiness. 2

Five Foolproof Strategies for Lazy Parents at Disney World

For the first-time visitor to Disney World in Orlando, Fla., there is an avalanche of information to digest. Guidebooks, websites, friends and family contribute their well-meaning advice. Few things in life require this level of pre-planning. People have planned weddings with less work. Royal weddings. The pressure is enormous. You will do Disney right or you will have failed your family. Or worse, you’ll have to go back and try again. Just kidding, Disney-fans, don’t hurt me.

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Much of the information you’ll find, though, is trying to help you maximize your time there, to fit everything in and meet your goal of seeing and doing it all. Be there before rope drop (at 6 a.m.!). Stay on property and take advantage of your hotel’s activities. Visit multiple parks in one day.

These are all tips aimed at the type of person who wakes up on a Sunday at 6 a.m. with a calendar full of activities for their children or who asks other parents for ideas on what to “do” with the kids during school break as if “let them play with all of their toys and watch as much TV as they want” isn’t a good enough option for their snowflake.

This is not me. Perhaps this is not you, too. Perhaps you love your children and want to take them to the happiest place on earth but not at the cost of your own happiness. Here are five tips for the lazy parent to actually have fun at Disney World.

1. Do all possible character breakfasts or lunches at the parks you visit. Eat with the Winnie the Pooh characters at Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom. Dine with the Disney Jr. cast at Hollywood & Vine at Hollywood Studios. Have a meal with Mickey and the whole gang (except, oddly, Minnie Mouse) at Tusker House at Animal Kingdom. Hang with the Princesses at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at Epcot.


Let’s be real: food at Disney World is…not the draw. Everything you eat will already be overpriced so you may as well get an experience for your money. Plus, and this is where the lazy parent really gets their money’s worth, you won’t have to wait in a line to meet each of these characters later. Your kids will get a full-on, personal character experience which will beat out the six seconds they will spend with them at the front of a long line. At Hollywood & Vine, Princess Sofia commandeered my iPhone and took about 15 selfies with my 5-year-old while we also worked on hooking her up with Jake the Pirate. You just saved hours of time. Bravo, lazy parent.

2. Don’t have meals, character or otherwise, at hotels other than the one at which you are staying. This seems so obvious in retrospect, but Disney planning can make a person a little crazy. Lots of people suggest doing breakfast at Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. I’m sure it’s just terrific. But consider this: Breakfast at another hotel means waiting for 15-20 minutes for a bus at your hotel then taking a 20-minute bus ride—plus eating there, another wait afterwar and another bus ride to the park. It may not seem like much when you’re reading this from the comforts of your home. But when you’re wrangling your kids in transit for over an hour for the privilege of eating with characters you can see elsewhere, you’ll feel differently. This is an option for people who need to “do it all.” If you’re one of those people then you’re reading the wrong Disney piece.

3. Don’t give up. Laziness goes hand-in-hand with under-planning and Disney tends to punish the under-planner. But the secret is that Disney also tends to reward the last-minute, um, no-reservationer. I hoped to book the princess makeover at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique inside Cinderella’s castle during our trip for my 5-year-old daughter. It was her birthday and she had seen pictures of her cousins with their hair piled high on their heads, in princess gowns, lounging on a chaise, and she asked to have that, too. I called and I called and all appointments were booked for our days there. The reservationist suggested I try the Downtown Disney location. Now, maybe an ambitious mother, the kind who has to make all of her child’s dreams come true would go to Downtown Disney. Me? I shrugged my shoulder and told her, “Sorry, no updo for you, kid.” But when we rolled into Magic Kingdom around 10 a.m. on a Saturday, I maneuvered us toward the castle to try for a walk-in appointment. They couldn’t take her right then but, amazingly, we booked a 2 p.m. appointment for later that same day due to a cancellation. When we got there at 1:45 p.m., there was a long line out the door of people trying to do the walk-in thing. A stern Fairy Godmother with a notepad was telling people it would be impossible to accommodate any additional princesses today. The moral of the story is you can be lazy, you can take your chances and walk-in to restaurants and experiences, but you have to do it on the earlier side before the truly lazy moms get the same idea.


4. Start walking to your bus when the fireworks start. I know, it’s all just so magical. You’re on Main Street USA. Cinderella’s castle is in the distance. The light show begins. Your kids start to ooh and aah. That’s your cue, lazy parents, start walking. Kids can see the show while they walk the same as they can standing still. So unless you want to double or triple your wait time for your bus back to the hotel, the smart move is to watch the show in transit.

5. Park-hopping is for lunatics. Why would you park-hop? Magic Kingdom is 107 acres. That sounds like a lot. That’s not enough for you? Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Animal Kingdom are all even bigger than that! What are you, some kind of hero? Go for four days and do a park a day. Only have three days? Do three parks. If your kids are younger, visit Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. If they’re older, swap out Hollywood Studios for Epcot. Done and done. Only have one day? Magic Kingdom it is.

Disney World shouldn’t be a job and planning for it certainly shouldn’t be the second career some people turn it into. Follow these lazy principles and everyone will have a good, mellow time. If the goal is to actually vacation on this vacation, these tips will help make that happen.

‘Cinderella’ costume designer has a ball re-creating the famous blue gown in live-action Disney flick


Lily James is Cinderella in Disney’s costume live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale. And there was no fairy godmother to make this gown, which took 500 hours to make.

It took 270 yards of fabric, more than 10,000 Swarovski crystals, 4 miles of thread (for one petticoat alone) and 3 miles of hems, but Cinderella’s new dress is a dream come true.

“I have to say, it came with the most pressure and highest expectations out of anything I’ve ever done,” says costume designer Sandy Powell.

The three-time Oscar winner for “Shakespeare in Love” (1999), “The Aviator” (2005) and “The Young Victoria” (2010) spent two years coming up with the costumes for Disney’s first live-action film version of “Cinderella,” opening on March 13.

And no look was bigger than the magical gown that lovely little orphan Ella (Lily James of “Downton Abbey”) wears for her grand entrance at the royal ball. Each of the nine versions of the dress used in the film took 18 tailors 500 hours to complete.

Model Coco Rocha is enchanted by the reimagined gown. “It’s beautiful,” she told the Daily News while launching her own Cinderella-inspired clothing line with HSN.

She pointed out the butterflies on the neckline of the new dress, which she incorporated into her own collection. “There is a story there in that it’s transitioning — the poor to riches, hence the butterfly,” she says. “I’m obsessed with ‘Cinderella.’ I watched [the original movie] hundreds of times. I memorized it word-for-word. I’m still a little girl in a woman’s body. And me personally, I would wear this gown out on the street. I love to dress up.”

She’s not alone. Girls around the world have grown up coveting the silvery-blue ballgown and glass slippers immortalized by the 1950 Disney animated movie.

Now the Magic Kingdom’s most memorable princess dress and dazzling heels are not only being brought to life on the big screen for the first time, but also being introduced to a new generation. So Powell was careful to respect the original while playing fairy godmother 65 years later.

For example, after considering every other color under the rainbow for the dress, she simply had to come back to Cinderella’s signature blue.

“There really wasn’t anything else that would have worked as well,” she says, adding, “and if I had gone to Disney with a yellow or pink ballgown, they would have said, ‘It has to be blue!’”

But she couldn’t resist putting her own spin on the shade, so she blended her hues to create an iridescent gown.

“You don’t want to get bored with one solid shade of blue,” Powell explains. “The overriding color on the top layer is cornflower blue, but then there’s other blues and greens and lilacs all mixed together, and they move around each other for a final effect which is like a watercolor.”

The full ballroom skirt is layered with silk crepoline and super-fine polyester over a cage of crinoline. The thousands of tiny crystals add a subtle sprinkle of fairy dust.


“I didn’t want her to look like she was covered in crystals, but I wanted the dress to light up,” says Powell. “You can’t have Cinderella without sparkle.”

Powell also loosened the more-structured 1950 silhouette, which had a fitted bodice and peplum over a full floor-length skirt. The new gown flows more freely. She also cinched the petite actress’s 22-inch waist with a corset to make it look even tinier against the voluminous skirt.

“I wanted a silhouette with a much bigger diameter in the skirt,” says Powell. “The most important thing she has to do in that dress is dance and run away, so it had to move beautifully.”

She shocked Disney purists across the globe by stripping down the original Cinderella’s chic accessories — including cap sleeves, long opera gloves and a black choker necklace — to just an off-the-shoulder neckline covered with tiny butterflies.

“I wanted it to look like a puff of smoke,” says Powell. “She has to stand out, and I didn’t want to do that with her dripping in jewels or looking very ornate. She is supposed to be very simple and pure. It’s about the silhouette and the color and the movement.”

The 2015 Cinderella also lets her hair down, shaking out the original’s French twist for free-flowing golden locks.

“She is the only one at the ball with her hair down, and without any jewelry,” says Powell. “She doesn’t need it.”

But one accessory the Disney princess can’t live without is her enchanting glass slippers — which are brought to life in Swarovski crystal.

“I wanted it to look magical and to actually sparkle, not just be glass and see-through,” explains Powell. “It needed to reflect and refract the light.”

The 1950s slipper featured a low heel with a loafer-like front topped by a sparkly heart. But the 2015 pair kicks things up with 5-inch heels and sparkling butterflies in lieu of bows.

Spoiler alert: James never actually wore these fairy tale heels because the shape of the shoe — and the inflexible crystal — made them useless as footwear. The sparklers were later CGI’d onto the actress’s feet instead.

“They’re very high, super high, impossibly high,” gushes Powell. “Nobody can walk in them.”

But a girl can still dream — which is sort of the point.

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FIRST LOOK: Cinderella’s New Designer Slippers

IF THERE’S one girl who deserves a designer shoe, it surely is Cinderella (considering her desperate home life, those horrible step-sisters, and an otherwise drab wardrobe offering) and fortunately it’s not just her fairy godmother who has come to her fashion rescue. In honour of the release of the new live-action Cinderella film – in cinemas this March – some of the world’s most famous shoe designers are coming to her aid, creating a glass slipper fit for a fairy-tale princess.


From Perspex to Swarovski-adorned, the fictional shoe has been reimagined in a range of ways by designers including Nicholas Kirkwood, Jimmy Choo, Charlotte Olympia, Salvatore Ferragamo, Jerome Rousseau, Stuart Weitzman, Paul Andrew, Alexandre Birman, and Rene Caovilla. They will then be available to order from key stores across the world – Harrods, Saks Fifth Avenue in New York and Beverly Hills, Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Excelsior Milano, Tsum in Moscow, Isetan in Tokyo, Level Shoe District in Dubai will all offer the “glass” slippers – and are set to be unveiled just before Valentine’s Day.

“Cinderella has both delicate and strong qualities as a character,” Nicolas Kirkwood said. “The moment of transformation emphasises both and gave me the design inspiration to create a piece that spoke to the film’s magic.”


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“I think every girl desires a Cinderella moment in their lives,” Sandra Choi, creative director of Jimmy Choo added. “This story ignites a love affair and fascination with shoes that never dies. The power they have to transform is instilled from a young age and the fantasy remains alive forever. I wanted to create a shoe that felt magical, with alluring sparkle and a feminine, timeless silhouette evoking those childhood emotions.”