Disney Gifts Fans an Early Christmas Surprise

New Shows, Movies, Sequels and more to come!

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Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando Florida, Image Credit: Marc Stampfli

Angela Donato, Entertainment Editor

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On December 10th, The Walt Disney Company held a webcast for its Investor Day 2020 which, “focused on the Company’s direct-to-consumer streaming services,” which surprised many with the massive catalog of brand new titles to come.

During the stream, Disney discussed financial estimates and statements, changes in the domestic and global market, and much more. What caught the eye of many fans and fanbases, however, was the announcement of new content/title launches on their streaming service Disney + as well as Disney Animation and Pixar films coming soon in 2021 or in the years to follow.

The announcement consisted of new titles from Marvel, Lucasfilm, Disney and Pixar.

Scroll to the bottom to learn how to set up a Disney+ account to access all this new incoming content.

Disney + Originals, Pixar, Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm Series and Films Coming in 2020/2021 

“Soul” December 25, 2020 (film / straight to Disney+)- “Joe is a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn’t quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz — and he’s good. But when he travels to another realm to help someone find their passion, he soon discovers what it means to have a soul.”

“WandaVision” January 15, 2021 (series / Disney+)- “Living idealized suburban lives, super-powered beings Wanda and Vision begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.”

“Pixar Popcorn” January 2021- Pixar mini-shorts; featuring Pixar and Disney characters.

“Flora & Ulysses” February 19, 2021 (film / Disney+)- “An imaginative and creative 10-year old cynic never could have predicted that her little squirrel would be born anew as a superhero and have the uncanny knack for helping her and the lovable but broken people in her life.”

“The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” March 19, 2021 (series / Disney+)- “Falcon and the Winter Soldier are a mismatched duo who team up for a global adventure that will test their survival skills — as well as their patience.”

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“Raya and the Last Dragon,” featuring Raya voiced by Kelly Marie Tran. Credit: Disney Animation.

“Raya and The Last Dragon” March 12, 2021 (film / in theaters and Disney+ Premier Access)- “Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. However, when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned, and it’s up to a lone warrior to track down the last dragon and stop the Druun for good.”

“Black Widow” May 1, 2020 (film)- “At birth, the Black Widow is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative. When the U.S.S.R. breaks up, the government tries to kill her as the action moves to present-day New York, where she is a freelance operative.”

“Cruella” May 28, 2021 (film)- following the evil exploits of Cruella de Vil, the villain from the Disney film, “101 Dalmatians’. MovieWeb,  states that it is “set in the punk rock scene of 1970s London, the movie will follow young fashion designer Cruella de Vil, who becomes obsessed with dogs’ skins, especially dalmatians, until she eventually becomes the ruthless and terrifying legend that we all love to hate.”

“Loki” May 2021 (series / Disney+)- Takes places after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”

“Luca” June 2021 (film)- A coming-of-age story, “A young boy experiences an unforgettable seaside summer on the Italian Riviera filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the ocean’s surface.”

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Disney+ new series “Dug Days,” featuring Dug voiced by Bob Peterson Credit: Disney.

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” July 9, 2021 (film)- “Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.”

“Jungle Cruise”July 30, 2021 (film)- “Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is an adventure-filled, Amazon-jungle expedition following a charismatic riverboat captain and a determined explorer on a research mission.

“What If…?” Summer 2021 (series / Disney+)- “Anthology series, It explores what would happen if major moments from the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) occurred differently.”

“Dug Days” Fall 2021 (series / Disney+)- “Follows everyone’s favorite talking dog Dug (voiced by Peterson) as he “discovers the dangers of suburbia like puppies, fireworks, and squirrels.”

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Disney+ series “WandaVision.” Left: Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision. Credit: Disney.

“Eternals” November 5, 2021 (film)- “The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.”

“Encanto” November 21, 2021 (film)- “tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto.”

“Hawkeye” late fall 2021 (series)

Third Spider-Man Movie December 17, 2021 (film)

“The Mandalorian Season 3 Christmas 2021”

“Star Wars: Visions” (animated anthology series through the lenses of Japanese animation studios, 2021 / Disney+)

“Ms. Marvel” (series, late 2021 / Disney+)- “New Jersey raised Kamala Khan learns she is a polymorph and has powers.”

“Star Wars: The Bad Batch 2021” (an animated spin-off of ‘The Clone Wars’ / Disney+)

Scroll to the bottom to learn how to set up a Disney+ account to access all this new incoming content.

List of All New Titles Announced from Disney, Pixar, MARVEL and Lucasfilm

 

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Productions

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Hocus Pocus 2 (sequel, TBD /  Disney+), Three Men and a Baby (film, TBD / Disney), Flora & Ulysses (film, February 19, 2021 / Disney+), Cheaper By The Dozen (film reimagining, 2022/ Disney+), Diary of  Wimpy Kid (series, TBD / Disney+), Ice Age:  Adventures of Buck Wild (spin-off series, 2022 / Disney+), Night at the Museum animated (film, TBD / Disney+), Jungle Cruise (film, July 30, 2021).

Live-Action; The Lion King Prequel (film, TBD), Live-Action, The Little Mermaid (film, TBD), Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers (film, combination of live-action and animation 2022 / Disney+), Live-Action; Pinocchio (film, TBD) / straight to Disney+), Peter Pan & Wendy (film, TBD), Disenchanted (film, TBD / straight to Disney+), Sister Act 3 (film, TBD / staright to Disney+), Cruella (film, May 28, 2021 / straight to Disney+).

Walt Disney Animation Studios

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Raya and the Last Dragon (Premier Access on Disney+), Baymax (series 2022 / Disney+), Zootopia + (set of shorts, 2022/ Disney +), Tiana (a spin-off of Princess and the Frog 2023 / Disney+), Moana (musical, comedy series 2023 / Disney+), Iwájú (series 2022 / Disney+), ENCANTO (film, November 24, 2021).

PIXAR

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Soul (Christmas 2020 film), Dug Days (Up spin-off, Fall 2021 / Disney+), Cars (spin-off series, Fall 2022 / Disney+), Win or Lose (first “long-form” series for Pixar, Fall  2023 / Disney+), Luca (June 2021 film), Turning Red, (film, March 11, 2022) LIGHTYEAR (film, June 17, 2022).

Marvel

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Wanda Vision (series, January 15, 2021 / Disney+), Doctor Strange in the MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS (film, March 25, 2022), The Falcon and the WINTER SOLDIER (series, March 19, 2021 / Disney+),  Black Widow (film, May 1, 2021), LOKI (series, May 2021 / Disney+), WHAT IF…? (series, Summer 2021 / Disney+), SHANG-CHI and the LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS (film, July 9, 2021), MS MARVEL (series, late 2021 / Disney+),  Captain Marvel 2 (film, July 8, 2022), ETERNALS (film, November 5, 2021), Hawkeye ( series late Fall 2021 / Disney+), SHE-HULK (TBD / Disney+).

MOON KNIGHT (TBD / Disney+), SECRET INVASION (TBD / Disney+), IRONHEART (TBD / Disney+), ARMOR WARS (series, TBD /Disney+), The GUARDIANS of The GALAXY Holiday Special (Christmas 2022 / Disney+), I AM GROOT (TBD / Disney+), THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER (May 26, 2022), BLADE, Ant-Man and the Wasp: QUANTUMANIA (film, 2022), BLACK PANTHER II (film, July 8, 2022), FANTASTIC 4 (TBD), Third Spider-Man Movie (December 17, 2021).

Lucasfilm

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The Mandalorian Season 3 (Christmas 2021 / Disney+), Lando (prequel series, TBD/ Disney+),  Obi-Wan Kenobi (TBD / Disney+), Ahsoka (series, TBD / Disney+), Ranger of the New Republic (a spin-off of The Mandalorian, TBD / Disney+), The Acolyte (series set in the High Republic, 200 years before The Phantom Menance, TBD), A Droid Story (series, TBD / Disney+).

Star Wars: Visions (animated anthology series through the lenses of Japanese animation studios, 2021 / Disney+), Star Wars: The Bad Batch (an animated spin-off of ‘The Clone Wars’ / Disney+), Indiana Jones 5 (film, July 2022), Star Wars: Andor (2022), Star Wars: Roque Squadron (December 23, 2023), Taika Waititi’s Star Wars (film, TBD).

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Hiro Hamada in the Disney animated film Big Hero 6, Credit: Disney GIPHY

To set up a Disney + account click here. Also some films such as “Raya and the Last Dragon” will premier in theaters as well as have a Disney+ Premier Access. To understand what Disney + Premier Access is click the following: Confused by Disney+ Premier Access You’re Not Alone: POPSUGAR, Observer Explaining Premier Access, Disney Plus Premier Access explained: Business Insider

Happy Holidays!