I’m so excited for SO many of these (and the last one of the year is at the TOP of my list!) I have the entire 2015 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Line-Up for you! Mark your calendars for the releases you can’t wait for. Here’s the short version, but scroll down for the movie posters, social media links, and trailers that are available.
2015 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Line-Up
- STRANGE MAGIC – January 23
- MCFARLAND, USA – February 20
- CINDERELLA – March 13
- MONKEY KINGDOM – April 17
- AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON – May 1
- TOMORROWLAND – May 22
- INSIDE OUT – June 19
- ANT-MAN – July 17
- THE JUNGLE BOOK – October 9
- The Untitled Steven Spielberg Cold War Spy Thriller – October 16
- THE GOOD DINOSAUR – November 25
- STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – December 18
January 23, 2015 – Strange Magic (Touchstone Pictures / Lucasfilm)
STRANGE MAGIC is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic, which created the CGI animation for 2011’s Academy Award®-winning film “Rango,” bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects.
STRANGE MAGIC TRAILER
February 20, 2015 – McFarland, USA (Walt Disney Studios)
Inspired by the 1987 true story, “McFarland, USA” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family finally found a place to call home and both he and his team
MCFARLAND, USA TRAILER
March 13, 2015 – Cinderella (Walt Disney Studios)
The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.
April 17, 2015 – Monkey Kingdom (Disneynature)
Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya’s whole family is forced to relocate, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to lead them to untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.
MONKEY KINGDOM TRAILER
For every ticket sold opening week (April 17-23, 2015), Disneynature will make a donation to Conservation International to help protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats. Love that! You can stay up to speed with the latest Disneynature news by following on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
May 1, 2015 – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Marvel)
Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON TEASER TRAILER
WHOA! This looks amazing!
May 22, 2015 – Tomorrowland (Walt Disney Studios)
From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.
TOMORROWLAND TEASER TRAILER
I can’t wait to see more of this one. It looks SO good. Stay up to speed with all the latest news on this awesome new movie by checking out the official TOMORROWLAND website and following along on Facebook and Twitter.
June 19, 2015 – Inside Out (Disney / Pixar)
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
INSIDE OUT TRAILER
July 17, 2015 – Ant–Man (Marvel)
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
No trailer on this one yet so stay tuned!
October 9, 2015 – The Jungle Book (Walt Disney Studios)
Inspired by Disney’s classic animated film “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan, 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 self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern-mentor Bagheera and the free-spirited Baloo.
This is going to be awesome! Some of the talent working on the film includes Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Scarlet Johansson, Ben Kingsley, and Lupita Nyong’o.
October 16, 2015 – The Untitled Steven Spielberg Cold War Spy Thriller (DreamWorks Pictures)
Tom Hanks stars in Steven Spielberg’s Untitled Cold War spy thriller, which is the true story of James Donovan, an attorney who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. This is going to be a fantastic movie!
November 25, 2015 – The Good Dinosaur (Disney / Pixar)
“The Good Dinosaur” asks the generations-old question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In theaters November 25, 2015, the film is a humorous and exciting original story about Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart. After a traumatic event unsettles Arlo’s family, he sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way – a human boy. “The Good Dinosaur” is an extraordinary journey of self-discovery full of thrilling adventure, hilarious characters and poignant heart.
What a cool concept for a story! My kids are going to love this one.
December 18, 2015 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Lucasfilm)
Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as “Star Wars” returns to the big screen with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
I am seriously bursting with excitement about this film. My whole family is Star Wars obsessed. We cannot WAIT! This is definitely the Disney film I’m most excited for this year.
STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS TEASER TRAILER
Ah, that music! Mark your calendars for this one. It’s going to be epic!
Such an amazing line-up for 2015! Which movie are you most excited to see?
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— Lindsay (@SeeMomClick) January 6, 2015