Listing Every Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel Project for Disney+ (and Theaters) Announced at Investor Day 2020
Yesterday’s big Investor Day 2020 event brought updates on some of the titles that have already been on our radar, along with announcements of various new projects—over 100 in total! We’re beyond thrilled to see what’s in the works. Here’s a full rundown of the announcements, and if you’re looking to add Disney+ to your streaming lineup, keep in mind that pricing for the service will be going up in March.
Disney Television Studios for Disney+
Two beloved Disney properties have inspired high-profile entertainment series in development for Disney+:
An unbelievable star-studded lineup of original movies is in the works for Disney+, including:
Hocus Pocus 2, a spooky sequel to the 1993 Halloween classic. Adam Shankman will direct.
Reboots of Three Men and a Baby with Zac Efron, and Cheaper by the Dozenwith Kenya Barris and Gabrielle Union, and a new Sister Act film starring Disney Legend Whoopi Goldberg, who is on board as a producer with Tyler Perry.
But that’s far from all. Additional Disney+ projects revealed include:
Disenchanted, a sequel to the hit film Enchanted, with Amy Adams returning as Giselle
New live-action biographical films set for the service include: Greek Freak, about NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo, as well as projects about Keanon Lowe and Chris Paul.
The group is also developing new animated takes on favorite 20th Century Studios’ titles Diary of a Wimpy Kid; The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild, starring Simon Pegg; and Night at the Museum.
The presentation also included a preview of upcoming feature films such as Jungle Cruise; Cruella; a prequel to The Lion King; and The Little Mermaid.
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Among the biggest news was the reveal that Raya and the Last Dragon will debut simultaneously on Disney+ Premier Access and in theatres in March 2021. Premier Access for the title will be priced at $29.99.
Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) also highlighted the upcoming feature film Encanto, which includes new songs by Emmy, GRAMMY and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, slated for theaters in November 2021. Encanto takes you to Colombia, where a magical family live in a magical home. Directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush, co-directed and co-written by Charise Castro Smith, and music written by Miranda.
We also learned of the first-ever WDAS-produced animated series! New titles announced coming to Disney+ include Baymax, Zootopia+, Tiana, and Moana, The Series, as well as Iwájú, which will be produced in collaboration with the Pan-African comic book entertainment company Kugali.
Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios revealed its upcoming slate of original series for Disney+ and feature films, including:
Win or Lose, Pixar’s first-ever long-form animated series, which debuts exclusively on Disney+ in February 2023, follows a middle school softball team in the week leading up to their championship game, and each episode is told from the perspective of a different character.
In Turning Red, fans will meet Mei—she experiences the awkwardness of being a teenager, with an added twist: when she gets too excited, she transforms into a giant red panda. Turning Red comes to theaters March 11, 2022
The original feature film Luca is slated for theaters next summer. Luca is a celebration of the friendship between a boy named Luca and his best friend Alberto during their unforgettable summer. You won’t want to miss Luca, diving into theaters June 2021.
Additional details were shared about new Disney+ series, including Inside Pixar, Pixar Popcorn, Dug Days, and Cars, as well as the upcoming feature film Soul and short Burrow—both debuting on Disney+ on December 25, 2020.
In the Up spin-off Dug Days, Dug discovers the dangers of suburbia like puppies, fireworks, and… SQUIRRELS!! Dug Days will premiere on Disney+ in Fall 2021.
We also saw the reveals of two feature films: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the third feature in the Ant-Man franchise; and Fantastic Four, which introduces Marvel’s most iconic family. Marvel Studios’ upcoming feature films also include Black Widow, Shang Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, Eternals, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder,Black Panther 2, Blade, Captain Marvel 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.