disney2016

February 12, 2016

The Disney Empire is in a good place, especially after making high-profile acquisitions over the years. Sure, Disney’s acquisition of Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion brought along plenty of skeptics, but look at them now. Last year, it was the first time that each of their acquired companies released a film in the same year, marking their essential roles in the empire. What was even crazier was when Disney shocked the world with the $4 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm, the same people who brought us Indiana Jones and Star Wars. Fast forward to 2016, we’ve seen what a splendid job they’ve done with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and we just cannot wait to see what else they have up their sleeves. Check out some of the films lined up for this year.

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THE FINEST HOURS

Release Date: 18 February
Director: Craig Gillespie
Cast: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Casey Affleck, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, Eric Bana
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

ZOOTOPIA

Released Date: 25 February
Director: Byron Howard
Cast: Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin
Studio: Walt Disney Animation

THE JUNGLE BOOK

Released Date: 7 April
Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Bill Murray, Neel Sethi, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Released Date: 28 April
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Sebestian Stan
Studio: Marvel Studios

FINDING DORY

Released Date: 16 June
Director: Andrew Stanton
Cast: Ellen Degeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Ed O’Neill, Kailin Olson, Ty Burrell
Studio: Disney Pixar Studios

THE BFG

Released Date: 21 July
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

Released Date: 11 August
Director: James Bobin
Cast: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

PETE’S DRAGON


Image credit: IMDB

Released Date: 1 September
Director: David Lowery
Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, Oakes Fegley, Robert Redford
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

DOCTOR STRANGE


Image credit: IMDB

Released Date: 3 November
Director: Scott Derrickson
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch
Studio: Marvel Studios

MOANA


Image credit: IMDB

Released Date: 24 November
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Cast: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson
Studio: Walt Disney Animation

ROGUE ONE


Image credit: Star Wars ©Lucasfilm 2016

Released Date: 15 December
Director: Gareth Edwards
Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Riz Ahmed
Studio: LucasFilm