Disney announces release dates for Frozen 2, Lion King, Star Wars Episode IX and more

Film fans, you’re going to need to sit down for this one. Disney has announced the release dates for a string of hotly anticipated movies.

First off, the sequel to box office phenomenon Frozen will be released on November 27, 2019. Frozen 2 will see Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee return as directors whilst Josh Gad, who voices Olaf, will also return for the sequel. Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, who voice Elsa and Anna, are expected to return although this has yet to be ‘officially confirmed’. However, Kristen has already tweeted her excitement at the news.

We’re currently still living and breathing the stunning live action remake of Beauty and the Beast. However, by July 19, 2019 we’ll be ready to take a trip to Africa for the live action remake of Lion King. Director Jon Favreau confirmed the news on Twitter. So far, we’re aware that Donald Glover has been cast as Simba, whilst James Earl Jones will be reprising the role of Mufasa. Earlier tonight, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner were confirmed as Pumbaa and Timon respectively.

The final film in the new Star Wars trilogy, Star Wars: Episode IX, will be released on May 24, 2019. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the release date for The Last Jedi marks a shift in Disney’s strategy, as the two previous films were all set for December release dates.

Other notable release dates include a date for the fifth chapter of the Indiana Jones series. With director Steven Spielberg and actor Harrison Ford both returning, we can expect to see the latest installment in cinemas on July 10, 2020.

We can also expect some new animations too. Gigantic, the re-telling of Jack and the Beanstalk, will be released on November 25, 2020. Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 will be released on November 21, 2018. A Wrinkle In Time is expected on March 9, 2018, whilst Magic Camp will now be released on April 6, 2018.

It has also been reported that two untitled features have also been given release dates – one from Disney (November 24, 2021) and another from Pixar (November 18, 2021).

We’ve got a while to wait for these epic movies, but what’s good is worth waiting for, right?

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Written by Katrina Rees

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