2016 is looking to be a fantastic year for movies from Walt Disney Studios. From meeting new characters to revisiting some of our favorites, viewers will be taken on adventures on the big screen. Check out all the movies coming in 2016 and find out when you will want to make plans to visit the movie theater.
Walt Disney Studios 2016 Movie Release Schedule
A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is based on the extraordinary truestory 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.
In theaters on January 29, 2016
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 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, to solve the mystery
In Theaters on March 4, 2016
“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 bear Baloo. Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa, a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie, who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.
In Theaters on April 15, 2016
When the government sets up a governing body to oversee the Avengers, the team splinters into two camps – one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
In Theaters on May 6, 2016
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.
In Theaters on May 27, 2016
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?
In Theaters on June 17, 2016
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.
In Theaters on July 1, 2016
A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon.
In Theaters on August 12, 2016
The colorful true story of a girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to chess. As a result of the support she receives from her family and her community, she is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
In Theaters Fall 2016
“Doctor Strange” follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.
In Theaters on November 4, 2016
“Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds.
In Theaters on November 23, 2016
“Rogue One” takes place before the events of “Star Wars: A New Hope” and tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.
In Theaters on December 16,2016
The Light Between Oceans
“The Light Between Oceans” is a heart-breaking drama about fate, love, moral decisions and the lengths to which one couple will go to see their dreams realized.
Release Date TBD