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Upcoming Disney Movies in 2013

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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

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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

 

The Lone Ranger

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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

 

Planes

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Release Date: August 9th

Starring: Stacey Keach, Brad Garrett

Director: Klay Hall

Originally 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:

 

The Little Mermaid 3D

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Release Date: September 13th

Starring: Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll

Director: Ron Clements, John Musker

With the success of The Lion King 3DDisney quickly went on to re-release Beauty and the Beast 3D, Finding Nemo 3D and Monsters, Inc. 3DThe 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.

Frozen

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.

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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

 

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?