If you think recent years have been good to Disney (and they have), 2019 is setting up to be a particularly monster year.
Here is the full slate of 2019 movies from Disney as of the start of the year along with movie summaries courtesy of the studio. Which movies are you looking forward to seeing? (The answer is probably all of them)
March 8, 2019 : Captain Marvel
Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes.
While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies in the center of the maelstrom.
The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Honsou, Lee Pace with Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
March 29, 2019 : Dumbo
From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure Dumbo expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished, and dreams take flight.
Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.
Dumbo soars to new heights alongside and charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.
April 17, 2019 : Penguins
Disneynature’s all-new feature film Penguins is a coming-of-age story about an Adelie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after.
From the filmmaking team behind Bears and Chimpanzee, Disneynature’s Penguins opens in theaters nationwide in time for Earth Day 2019.
April 26, 2019 : Avengers: Endgame
There is no official movie summary for this movie, but, honestly, it pretty much sells itself.
Avengers: Endgame will pick up from the events of Infinity War (and the various end credit stingers from the Marvel movies that have debuted after it, i.e. Ant-Man and The Wasp, etc.).
May 24, 2019 : Aladdin
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic Aladdin is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine, and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah.
The film stars Will Smith as the larger-than-lilfe Genie, Mena Massoud (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari (Murder on the Orient Express) as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer, and Navid Negahban (Legion) as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future.
June 21, 2019 : Toy Story 4
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called Forky to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.
Directed by Josh Cooley (Riley’s First Date; the short film that was included with the home media release of Inside Out) and produced by Jonas Rivera (Inside Out, Up), Toy Story 4 ventures into theaters on June 21.
July 19, 2019 : The Lion King
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new The Lion King journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival.
Scar, Mufasa’s brother and former heir to the throne has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy, and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumba, and Billy Eichner as Timon.
Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney’s The Lion King roars into theaters on July 19.
August 9, 2019 : Artemis Fowl
Disney’s Artemis Fowl, based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, is a fantastical, spellbinding adventure that follows the journey of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he seeks to find his father who has mysteriously disappeared.
With the help of his loyal protector Butler, Artemis sets out to find him, and in doing so uncovers an ancient underground civilization — the amazing advanced world of fairies.
Deducing that his father’s disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan – so dangerous that he will ultimately find himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies.
Artemis Fowl is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, with Josh Gad and Judi Dench.
November 22, 2019 : Frozen 2
Arendelle heats up in 2019 when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf return to the big screen in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen 2, the much-anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Oscar-winning Frozen – the highest grossing animated movie of all time.
Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad reprise their roles while Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, the team behind Frozen, return to the directors’ chairs.
December 20, 2019 : Star Wars Episode IX
There is no official movie summary for this little film.
Star Wars: Episode IX will wrap up the latest trilogy starring Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac.