Who else is excited for the new year of Disney movies coming out in 2016? The Disney movie lineup for 2016 is looking pretty spectacular. It is going to be a fantastic year for movie watchers. I see a lot of Friday night movies and popcorn eating in my future! Take a look at what Disney Studios Motion Pictures has slated for 2016. What movies are you excited to see?
Take a look at the Disney movie lineup for 2016:
January 29, 2016 – The Finest Hours
Director Craig Gillespie
Cast: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, Kyle Gallner, John Magaro and Eric Bana
Synopsis: A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is the remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Presented in Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D, the film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale.
Voice Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Shakira, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Alan Tudyk, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Raymond Persi, Katie Lowes, Jesse Corti, John DiMaggio
Synopsis:The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together— a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery.
April 15, 2016 – The Jungle Book
Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Neel Sethi and Christopher Walken,
Synopsis: “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, who embarks on a captivating journey of self-Discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known.
May 6, 2016 – Captain America: Civil War
Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo
Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp,Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Frank Grillo, William Hurt and Daniel Brühl
Synopsis: When the government sets up a governing body to oversee the Avengers, the team splinters into 2 camps, one led by Steve Rogers and his desire to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support the government oversight and accountability.
May 27, 2016 – Alice Through the Looking Glass
Director: James Bobin
Cast: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen
Voice Cast: Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall
Synopsis: In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.
June 17, 2016 – Finding Dory
Director: Andrew Stanton
Co-Director: Angus MacLane
Voice Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy, Diane Keaton
Synopsis: Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past.
July 1, 2016 – The BFG
Director: Steven Spielbe
Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader
Synopsis: The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers –Roald Dahl, Walt Disney andSteven Spielberg–finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.
August 12, 2016 – Pete’s Dragon
Director: David Lowery
Cast: Dallas Howard, >Robert Redford, Karl Urban
Synopsis: A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphan named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who happens to be a dragon.
Fall 2016 – Queen of Katwe
Director: Mira Nair
Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine
Synopsis: “Queen of Katwe” is the colorful true story of a young selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world is rapidly changed when she introduced to the world of chess and as result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
November 4, 2016 – Doctor Strange
Director: Scott Derrickson
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and Michael Stuhlbarg
Synopsis: “Marvel’s” Doctor Strange follows the story or neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange, who after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.
November 23, 2016 – Moana
Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker
Voice Cast: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson
Synopsis: Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new big-screen adventure “Moana ” is about a spirited teenager who, with help from demi-god Maui, sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder.
December 16, 2016 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Director: Gareth Edwards
Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, and Riz Ahmed
Synopsis: LucasFilms Rogue One, which takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plan to the dreaded Death Star.
TBD 2016 – The Light Between Oceans
Director: Adam Smith
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, and Rachel Weisz
Synopsis: Dreamworks Pictures’ “The Light Between Oceans” is a heart-breaking drama about fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths that one couple will go to see their dreams realized.
Written by About a Mom contributor, Debi. Debi is a busy mom to 6 kids ranging from a kindergarten to adult. Focusing on making life fun no matter how busy it gets, she is the writer behind The Spring Mount 6 pack and Eat Sleep Travel Repeat. When she isn’t writing, she is traveling, cooking, crafting or just having fun with the kids.