The Walt Disney Company Investor Day 2020
And I thought the D23 Expo announced a lot of information. Haha! There was so much information that was released during The Walt Disney Company Investor Day 2020. It truly felt like a fan and entertainment writer Christmas! In this post, I have highlighted just some of the content announced. (Titles for Disney+, Star Wars, Marvel, National Geographic, Walt Disney Studios feature films, etc.) Take a look and let me know what titles you are super excited to see!
Disney Television Studios for Disney+
Disney Television Studios series in development for Disney+
- Beauty and the Beast (Working title and inspired by a Disney Property). Starring Luke Evans and Josh Gad with new music composed by Alan Menken
- Swiss Family Robinson (Inspired by a Disney Property.) Which is a reimagining of the classic from Ron Moore and Jon M. Chu.
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians, based on the bestselling book series by Rick Riordan from Disney Publishing Worldwide.
Disney Television Studios Live-Action Series for Disney+ in 2021
- The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers
- Big Shot
- The Mysterious Benedict Society
- Turner & Hooch
National Geographic Disney + Content
- Limitless With Chris Hemsworth
- Welcome to Earth (working title), featuring Will Smith.
- Genius, The 4th Season which will profile Martin Luther King, Jr.
Documentary Films and Series
- Cousteau, A Documentary film which will debut in theatres before coming to Disney+.
- Secrets of the Whales, A series.
- A Real Bug’s Life, A series.
- America The Beautiful, A series.
Walt Disney Studios Content
Lucasfilm – Disney+ Titles
- Obi-Wan Kenobi, starring Ewan McGregor with Hayden Christensen returning as Darth Vader.
- Rangers of the New Republic, set in the Mandalorian era from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni:
- Ahsoka, a series featuring the fan-favorite character Ahsoka Tano. Set in the Mandalorian era from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni:
- Star Wars: The Bad Batch
- Star Wars: Visions
- The Acolyte
- A Droid Story
- Willow, A new series with Warwick Davis returning in the title role.
Lucasfilm – Feature Film
- Rogue Squadron, The next feature film in the Star Wars franchise, releasing in December 2023. Directed by Patty Jenkins of the “Wonder Woman” franchise.
- A Star Wars feature film by writer/director Taika Waititi
- Children of Blood & Bone, based on Tomi Adeyemi’s New York Times bestselling novel.
And last, but not least, coming July 2022 is the next installment of the Indiana Jones franchise starring Harrison Ford and directed by James Mangold.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Production
Watch out now! I am so excited that we are going to get a Hocus Pocus sequal!
Disney+ Original Movies
- Hocus Pocus 2
- Three Men and a Baby, with Zac Efron
- Cheaper by the Dozen with Kenya Barris and Gabrielle Union
- Sister Act, and a new film starring Whoopi Goldberg, who is on board as a producer with Tyler Perry.
Additional Disney+ Projects
- Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers, a hybrid live action-animated film starring John Mulaney and Andy Samberg
- Pinocchio, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks
- Peter Pan & Wendy, starring Jude Law as Captain Hook and Yara Shahidi as Tinker Bell
- Disenchanted, with Amy Adams returning as Giselle.
- Greek Freak, a new live-action biographical film about NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo, as well as projects about Keanon Lowe and Chris Paul.
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild, starring Simon Pegg
- Night at the Museum.
- Jungle Cruise
- a prequel to The Lion King
- The Little Mermaid
Walt Disney Animation Studios
- Encanto, which includes new songs by Emmy®, GRAMMY® and Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and is slated for theaters in November 2021.
- Raya and the Last Dragon will debut simultaneously on Disney+ Premier Access for $29.99, and in theatres in March 2021.
The first animated series by WDAS for Disney+
- Moana, The Series
- Iwájú, which will be produced in collaboration with the Pan-African comic book entertainment company Kugali.
Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Feature Films
- Turning Red, a brand-new feature film slated for theaters in 2022, Academy Award®-winning director Domee Shi’
- Lightyear, The definitive origin story of the hero that inspired the toy. Chris Evans will voice the hero on his journey to becoming the most famous Space Ranger ever.
- Luca, An original film slated for theaters next summer.
New Pixar Disney+ Series
- Win or Lose, Pixar’s first-ever long-form animated series debuting exclusively on Disney+ in Fall 2023.
- Inside Pixar
- Pixar Popcorn
- Dug Days
Pixar Feature Film and Short coming to Disney+
- Soul, debuting on Disney+ on December 25, 2020.
- Burrow, a short debuting on Disney+ on December 25, 2020.
Marvel Studios Disney+ Series
- Secret Invasion, starring Samuel L. Jackson
- Ironheart, with Dominique Thorne as a genius inventor.
- Armor Wars, starring Don Cheadle as James Rhodes aka War Machine who faces Tony Stark’s worst fears.
- The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
- What If…?, An animated series.
- Ms. Marvel
- Hawkeye, with Hailee Steinfeld joining Jeremy Renner in the series
- She-Hulk,” starring Tatiana Maslany in the title role alongside co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth
- Moon Knight
- Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
- I Am Groot, A series of original shorts featuring everyone’s favorite baby tree.
Marvel Studios Feature Films
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” the third feature in the “Ant-Man” franchise.
- Fantastic Four, which introduces Marvel’s most iconic family.
- Black Widow
- Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings
- Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness
- Thor: Love and Thunder
- Black Panther 2
- Captain Marvel 2
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.