Upcoming Disney Movies: Release Dates and Titles

by | Apr 5, 2024 | Disney Movies, Disney News

Wondering what Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and upcoming Disney movies are on the way? We’re sharing a full list of titles and release dates that you need to know!

There is a lot to look forward to at the theaters these next few years! Under the Walt Disney Company umbrella, there are several different studios releasing dozens of films each year. We’re sharing the upcoming Disney movies, including those from Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel.

Upcoming Disney Movie Release Dates

Below, you’ll find a full list of movies that will be released in theaters throughout 2024 and beyond. Note that we will not be sharing films to be released on Disney+, or those released under the umbrella of Searchlight Pictures or 20th Century. Jump ahead to see the following categories:

Upcoming Walt Disney Animation and Live Action Films

Wondering what’s to come from Walt Disney Pictures? We’re sharing all the details about the Walt Disney Animation films, as well as live-action movies to expect starting this year and beyond.

Moana 2

Release Date: November 27, 2024
Cast: Auliʻi Cravalho as Moana, Dwayne Johnson as Maui
Summary:
After receiving an unexpected call from her wayfinding ancestors, Moana journeys to the far seas of Oceania and into dangerous, long-lost waters for an adventure unlike anything she has ever faced. Directed and written by David G. Derrick Jr. in his directorial debut. Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa’i, the composers and co-songwriters for the original, will return to score and write the songs. Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear will replace Lin-Manuel Miranda as additional songwriters.

Mufasa: The Lion King

Release Date: December 20, 2024
Cast:Aaron Pierra as Mufasa, Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, John Kani as Rafiki, Blue Ivy Carter as Kiara, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, Donald Glover as Simba.
Summary:
A prequel to the live-action The Lion King, will follow the story of how Mufasa became king of the pridelands. Directed by Barry Jenkins, and written by Jeff Nathanson.

Snow White

Release Date: March 21, 2025
Cast: Rachel Zegler as Snow White, Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen, Andrew Burnap as Jonathan, Ansu Kabia as the Huntsman, Dujonna Gift as Maple, and Martin Klebba as Grumpy.
Summary:
A live-action remake of the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Directed by Marc Webb with a screenplay by Greta Gerwig and Erin Cressida Wilson.

Zootopia 2

Release Date: November 26th, 2025
Cast: No cast has been confirmed yet.
Summary:
A follow up to the first Zootopia. Co-directed by Jared Bush and Josie Trindad with Jared Bush writing the screenplay.

Live-Action Remake of Moana

Release Date: July 10, 2026
Cast: Dwayne Johnson as Maui
Summary:
A live-action remake of the first Moana film. Set to be directed by Thomas Kail and written by Jared Bush.

Upcoming Pixar Movies

It’s set to be an exciting few years from Pixar, with sequels adding to beloved franchises, along with some fresh new faces. Here are all of the Pixar movies set to debut over the next few years.

Inside Out 2

Release Date: June 14, 2024
Cast: Amy Poehler as Joy, Phyllis Smith as Sadness, Lewis Black as Anger, Tony Hale as Fear, Liza Lapira as Disgust, Maya Hawke as Anxiety, Ayo Edebiri as Envy, Adèle Exarchopoulos as Ennui, Paul Walter Hauser as Embarrassment
Summary: Inside Out 2 follows new teenager Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she’s not alone. Directed by Kelsey Mann, with a screenplay by Meg LeFauve, Dave Holstein, and Jon Zack.

Elio

Release Date: June 13, 2025
Cast: Yonas Kibreab as Elio Solis, America Ferrera as Major Olga Solis, Jameela Jamil as Ambassador Questa, and Brad Garrett as Ambassador Grigon.
Summary:
According to Pixar, “For centuries, people have called out to the universe looking for answers—in Disney and Pixar’s all-new movie Elio, the universe calls back! The original feature film introduces Elio, an underdog with an active imagination who finds himself inadvertently beamed up to the Communiverse, an interplanetary organization with representatives from galaxies far and wide. Mistakenly identified as Earth’s ambassador to the rest of the universe, and completely unprepared for that kind of pressure, Elio must form new bonds with eccentric alien lifeforms, survive a series of formidable trials and somehow discover who he is truly meant to be.”

Toy Story 5

Release Date: June 19, 2026
Cast: No one has been confirmed yet.
Summary:
No plot details have been released yet.

Upcoming Star Wars Movies

Currently, there are several new Star Wars films in the works, though not much has been revealed about most of them. However, we do have the release date and general details for one Star Wars film!

The Mandalorian & Grogu

Release Date: May 22, 2026
Cast: Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin
Summary: 
A follow up to the story of Grogu and Din Djarin previously told in The Mandalorian on Disney+. Directed by Jon Favreau by with a screenplay by Favreau and Dave Filoni.

Upcoming Marvel Films

There are quite a few Marvel Cinematic Universe films in the works, with varying levels of detail available on each. Here’s what we do know about what films with be coming to theaters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Deadpool & Wolverine

Release Date: July 26, 2024
Cast: Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Emma Corrin as Cassandra Nova, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Rob Delaney as Peter, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Karan Soni as Dopinder, and Matthew Macfayden as Paradox.
Summary:
The Time Variance Authority (TVA) recruits Wade Wilson / Deadpool, pulling him away from his quiet life, and putting him on a mission to change the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe alongside Wolverine

Captain America: Brave New World

Release Date: February 14, 2025
Cast: Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Captain America, Danny Ramirez as Joaquin Torres/Falcon, Carl Lumbly as Isaiah Bradley, Tim Blake Nelson as Samuel Sterns/Leader, Shira Haas as Sabra, Harrison Ford as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, Liv Tyler as Betty Ross.
Summary:
This story follows the story of Sam Wilson, who took on the mantle of Captain America following the events of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Directed by Julius Onah with a screenplay by Malcolm Spellman, Dalan Musson, Julius Onah, and Matthew Orton.

Thunderbolts

Release Date: May 2, 2025
Cast: Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, Hanna John-Kamen as Ava Starr/Ghost, Wyatt Russell as John Walker/U.S. Agent, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov/Red Guard, Olga Kurylenko as Antonia Dreykov/Taskmaster, Harrison Ford as Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, and Lewis Pullman as Sentry.
Summary:
A group of anti-heroes are put on a mission for the American government, with returning MCU favorites such as Bucky Barnes, Yelena Belova, and Alexei Shostakov.

The Fantastic Four

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Release Date: July 25, 2025
Cast: Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic, Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm/Human Torch, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm/The Thing, and Julia Garner as Silver Surfer.
Summary:
Will follow a group of scientists who are blasted with cosmic rays during a mission to outer space. Directed by Matt Shakman and written by Jeff Kaplan, Ian Springer, and Josh Friedman.

Blade

Release Date: November 7, 2025
Cast: Mahershala Ali as Blade
Summary:
Will follow the story of Marvel antihero Blade.

Avengers 5

Release Date: May 1, 2026
Cast: No one has been confirmed yet
Summary: 
No director has been named after the exit of Destin Daniel Cretton. Michael Waldron will be writing the screenplay.

Avengers: Secret Wars

Release Date: May 7, 2027
Cast: No one has been confirmed yet
Summary:
Michael Waldron will be writing the screenplay.

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Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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