Happy New Year to everyone that visits the website, thanks for your continued support. This year is shaping up to be a fantastic year for Disney fans. With six films coming out this year we have a re-release of a classic tale, a spinoff, a new Johnny Depp/Gore Verbinksi film, the 53rd Walt Disney Animated Studios picture, an Oscar winning potential and a prequel to The Wizard of Oz.
The following list includes all the announced films that are heading to theatres in 2013.
Oz: The Great and Powerful
Release Date: March 8th
Starring: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams
Director: Sam Raimi
The first film comes from Sam Raimi, director of the Spider-Man trilogy who has come across to Disney to adapt the prequel to the novel and film The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The movie stars James Franzo as the Wizard, Mila Kunis as the Wicked Witch of the West, Michelle Williams as the Good Witch and Rachel Weisz as the Wicked Witch of the East.
Check out the trailer below:
Recent Oz: The Great and Powerful news
- New Images for ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ Shows off the Amazing Land of Oz
- ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ Poster and Trailer
- First Look at James Franco in ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’
The Lone Ranger
Release Date: July 3rd
Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer
Director: Gore Verbinksi
The Lone Ranger will mark the fourth Disney film by Gore Verbinski and fifth film together with star Johnny Depp. Co-star Armie Hammer (The Social Network) plays the lone ranger, a masked hero who works with Tonto (Depp), a native american spirit warrior as they work together to fight greed and corruption.
Check out the trailer below:
Recent The Lone Ranger news
- Massive ‘The Lone Ranger’ Updates
- ‘The Lone Ranger’ Budget is Getting Massive
- Release Date: Disney Moves ‘The Lone Ranger’ Back & ‘Thor 2′ Forward
Release Date: August 9th
Starring: Stacey Keach, Brad Garrett
Director: Klay HallOriginally set to be a direct-to-video spinoff to Pixars successful franchise Cars, Walt Disney Pictures have decided to release the DisneyToon Studios project as a theatrical release. Planes is produced by John Lasseter (Toy Story 2, Cars 2) and directed by TV animation director Klay Hall (The Simpsons, Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure). Check out the teaser below:
Recent Planes news:
- ‘Planes 2: Fire and Rescue’ Already In Production
- Spinoff of ‘Cars‘ – ‘Planes‘ Teaser Trailer
- New 2012 Disney Blu-ray Releases
The Little Mermaid 3D
Release Date: September 13th
Starring: Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
With the success of The Lion King 3D, Disney quickly went on to re-release Beauty and the Beast 3D, Finding Nemo 3D and Monsters, Inc. 3D. The Little Mermaid 3D will mark the final 3D re-release (for the moment) until Disney announces more. If you don’t have time to see the film in theatres, The Little Mermaid 3D will be released on Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray on the same day. Click here for more details.
Release Date: November 27th
Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel
Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Not much is known about the 53rd Walt Disney Animated Studios picture Frozen, which is an adaption of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale The Snow Queen. Production started in late 2002, which was put on hold in June 2010. Production on the animation restarted in December 2011 with a new title, Frozen with Kristen Bell set to provide her voice as the lead. Chris Buck was announced as director (Tarzan) with co-director Jennifer Lee (Screenwriter of Wreck-It Ralph).
No trailer has been released yet, but check out the shiny logo.
Recent Frozen news:
Saving Mr. Banks
Release Date: December 20th
Starring: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell
Director: John Lee Hancock
If there is any Disney movie that has the tinkering to receive an Oscar nod, it’s Saving Mr. Banks. The filmTom Hanks as Disney’s beloved founder Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as Australian writer P.L. Travers, the writer of Mary Poppins. The story follows the life of Travers and her negotiations with Disney about adapting her children’s novel into the big screen.
Recent Saving Mr. Banks news
- Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Ruth Wilson and Colin Farrell Join ‘Saving Mr. Banks’
- Tom Hanks in Serious Talks to Play Walt Disney in ‘Saving Mr. Banks’
- ‘The Blind Side’ Director In Talks for ‘Saving Mr. Banks’
2013 is certainly shaping up to be a great year for Disney fans, a perfect mix of live action and animated features. What is your favourite pick for the upcoming year?