Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 2016 Releases

I’ve set a personal goal that 2016 is going to be the best year ever! It looks like the Walt Disney Studios is going to have a great year too with this awesome slate of films to be released. Check it out and let me know which one you are looking forward to the most.

2016 Walt Disney Pictures Slate Graphic

January 29, 2016 – The Finest Hours (Walt Disney Studios) – #TheFinestHours

A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Presented in Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D, the film transports audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale.
The Finest Hours Movie Poster

March 4, 2016 – Zootopia (Walt Disney Animation Studios) – #Zootopia

Zootopia Movie Poster

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything.

But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery.


Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”).

April 15, 2016 – The Jungle Book (Walt Disney Studios) #TheJungleBook
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Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves.
The Jungle Book- Mowgli and Bagheera

But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of selfdiscovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray).

The Jungle Book - King Louie
Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.

May 6, 2016 – Captain America: Civil War (Marvel) – #CaptainAmericaCivilWar

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May 27, 2015 – Alice Through the Looking Glass (Walt Disney Studios) – #DisneyAlice

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In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.

Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer.

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“Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall.

We are also introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.

June 17, 2016 – Finding Dory (Disney / Pixar) #FindingDory
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Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?

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Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”), the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton.

July 1, 2016 – The BFG (Walt Disney Studios) – #TheBFG

The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.

The BFG -#TheBFG

The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part.

August 12, 2016 – Pete’s Dragon (Walt Disney Studios)- #PetesDragon

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Fall 2016 – Queen of Katwe (Walt Disney Studios) – #QueenOfKatwe

Queen of Katwe Movie Still

November 4, 2016 – Doctor Strange (Marvel) – #DoctorStrange
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Doctor Strange Concept Art - #DoctorStrange #Marvel

November 23, 2016 – Moana (Walt Disney Animation Studios) – #Moana

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Casting Moana: Introducing Auli’l Cravalho video

December 16, 2015 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm) – #RogueOne

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TBD 2016 – The Light Between Oceans (DreamWorks Pictures) – #TheLightBetweenOceans

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So there you have it, the awesome 2016 movie slate from Walt Disney Studios! Which movie are you looking forward to? It’s like trying to choose your favorite child…it’s impossible. I am looking forward to all of the movies but mostly Captain America Civil War, Finding Dory and Rouge One. 

About Dawn

Dawn is a social influencer and has been writing about her nerdy side since 2004. She enjoys writing about Entertainment, Travel, Disney, Star Wars and life with two little girls. Her advice is to keep on dreaming, do what you love and life will lead you a path to your happiness. Dawn also writes for 5 Minutes for Mom.

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