Wondering what Disney has in store for us for 2012? Well, we have a very special sneak peek to show you of their upcoming movies to be released in theaters. Mark your calendars folks, it’s going to be a good one! From the looks of things we’ll be at the movies seeing a Disney film every month from January through November with the exception of July.
Disney is bringing back some well-loved classics in amazing 3D like Beauty and the Beast and Finding Nemo. We will also be treated to some new releases in 3D like The Secret World of Arrietty, Brave and more.
I’m really looking forward to Chimpanzee in April and Brave in June. Which movies on this list are you excited to see?
January 13, 2012- Beauty and the Beast in Disney Digital 3D
The film follows the adventures of Belle (voice of Paige O’Hara), a bright and beautiful young woman who’s taken prisoner by a hideous beast (voice of Robby Benson) in his castle. Brave but afraid, Belle befriends the castle’s enchanted staff—a teapot, a candelabra and a mantel clock, and ultimately learns to see beneath the Beast’s brash exterior to discover the heart and soul of a prince.
Beauty and the Beast was the first animated feature to receive a Best Picture nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It was nominated for six Academy Awards®, winning Oscars® for Best Song, by the renowned Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, and Best Original Score (Menken). In its initial release Beauty and the Beast was the first animated feature to exceed $100 million at the box office. Learn more about Beauty and the Beast release on Facebook.
February 17, 2012- The Secret World of Arrietty
From the legendary Studio Ghibli (“Spirited Away,” “Ponyo”), The Secret World of Arrietty is an animated adventure based on “The Borrowers“, Mary Norton‘s acclaimed children’s book series. Beneath the floorboards little people are quietly living undetected in a secret world. Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler), a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents (voices of Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) in the recesses of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to the homeowner and her housekeeper (voice of Carol Burnett). Arrietty and the little people stay hidden from view except when they venture out on covert missions to borrow supplies like sugar cubes. When 12-year-old Shawn (voice of David Henrie), a human boy who comes visit, discovers his mysterious housemate one evening, they develop a secret friendship. But if discovered Arrietty and her family are in danger of being driven from their home. The English language version of “The Secret World of Arrietty” was executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, and directed by Gary Rydstrom. If you loved Ponyo then you’ll want to see this one!Stay up to date and learn more about The Secret World of Arrietty on Facebook.
March 9, 2012- John Carter in Disney Digital 3d and IMAX 3D
John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is a honorable former military captain accidentally transported to Barsroom (Mars) where he must step up and take action as the fate of Barsroom and his people are in his hands. This action-adventure film brought to you by Disney is directed by Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton and based on the story” A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Stanton’s previous work includes writing and directing Finding Nemo and WALL-E; both films earned him the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Learn more about John Carter on Facebook.
April 20, 2012 (Earth Day)- Chimpanzee
Disneynature’s Earth Day release for 2012 takes viewers deep into the forests of Africa with “Chimpanzee,” a new True Life Adventure introducing an adorable baby chimp named Oscar and his amusing approach to life in a remarkable story of family bonds and individual triumph. Oscar’s playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“African Cats” and “Earth”) and Mark Linfield(“Earth”), “Chimpanzee” swings into theaters on Earth Day 2012. Chimpanzee is the fourth release by Disneynature. I love seeing the Disneynature films on Earth Day.Learn and see more of the adorable Oscar on Facebook.
May 4, 2012- Marvel’s The Avengers in 3D and IMAX 3D
The Avengers features the Super Hero team up of a lifetime as an unexpected enemy threatens global security; Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), director of the international peace keeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., sets out to recruit a special team capable of saving the world from the brink of disaster. Directed by Joss Whedon and starring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff a.k.a The Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Stellan Skarsguard. See more of The Avengers on Facebook.So excited about this one, is it May yet?
June 22, 2012- Brave in Disney Digital 3D
Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.
Merida, skilled archer and the impulsive daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson) is determined to make her own way in life. She unintentionally creates chaos and fury when she defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Seeking help and wisdom she consults with an eccentric old Witch (voice of Julie Walters)and is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to break a beastly curse before it’s too late. See more about Brave on Facebook.
August 15, 2012 The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Academy Award®–nominated director/writer Peter Hedges (“Dan in Real Life,” What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”) brings enchantment to the screen with “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” a magical story about a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton), who want to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like due to medical problems. When young Timothy (CJ Adams) appears on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim—and their small town learn that sometimes life’s greatest gifts are unexpected. The trailer for this movie looks like its going to be a feel good movie for the family. Learn more about Timothy Green on Facebook.
September 14, 2012- Finding Nemo 3D
Academy Award®-winning Best Animated Feature “Finding Nemo” returns to the big screen in thrilling Disney Digital 3D™ for the first time ever. In this humorous underwater adventure, with colorful characters, “Finding Nemo” follows the comedic and momentous journey of an overly protective clownfish named Marlin (voice by Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo (voice by Alexander Gould)––who are separated in the Great Barrier Reef. Nemo finds himself unexpectedly taken from his ocean home and dumped into a fish tank in a dentist’s office. Dory (voice by Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly-but-forgetful Pacific regal blue tang, and Marlin set out on a dangerous rescue mission where he becomes the unlikely hero of an epic effort to free his son, who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home. This is a favorite in our household so I know we’ll have to see it on the big screen in its 3D debut!
October 5, 2012- Frankenweenie in Disney Digital 3D
“Frankenweenie” is the heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog from creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”). After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor uses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life but with a few minor adjustments. He tries to keep his home-sewn creation hidden, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous. A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience. Learn more about Frankenweenie on Facebook.
November 2, 2012- Wreck it Ralph
Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore (TV’s “The Simpsons,” “Futurama”) take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in “Wreck-It Ralph.” Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” “Step Brothers”) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer, “30 Rock”), the star of their game who always gets to save the day and be the hero. But after decades of doing the same thing and seeing Felix get all the glory , Ralph decides he’s had enough and no longer wants to be the “bad guy.” So to make a change he takes matters into his own massive hands and takes off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s hero material. Learn more about Wreck it Ralph on Facebook.