The 2019 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Movie Lineup
Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019
My birthday is March 9 so this will be a birthday event for me for sure! Marvel movie night! Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
So, where does this fit in with the previous Marvel movies? It is still a bit unclear I think. What makes me think this is an unofficial prequel to Avengers 4 is in how Infinity War ends. Captain Marvel is set a few decades before Infinity War and other Marvel movies, but when there is a focus on the pager that would indicate the 90’s with Nick Furry at the very end of Infinity War and Maria Hill disappears I can’t help but make that connection. Captain Marvel, we know, is set in the 90’s and that pager is 1990’s inserting itself into today’s Infinity War frame is a huge clue. All we can do is wait. I am not a comic book reader, but I have been told that perhaps going back to the Thanos and Mar-Vell saga may be able to place Captain Marvel and his tie in somehow to the Infinity War or at least what may have led to the War. Captain Marvel Toys!
DUMBO – March 29, 2019
This live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets. Original Dumbo DVD!
Save your movie night money fo March!
Penguins – April 17, 2019 (Earth Day)
Disneynature’s all-new feature film “Penguins” is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. Disneynature Chimpanzee movie!
I recently shared a movie poster and activity sheets with you, see here for free printable PENGUINS activity sheets!
April 26, 2019 Avengers: End Game
Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner — must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos — the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.
Another Marvel movie! I love tying this in where they may fit with the other Avengers. Avengers: End Game is not an Infinity War Part II but is described a separate movie along the same time or concurrently with Infinity War. It appears some of the same characters form Infinity war will be seen and what totally excites me….it looks like Hawkeye will get his bigger appearance in Endgame and he is my favorite Avenger! I imagine it will still follow the ‘fight Thanos’ script, but with more Hawkeye (did I mention yet he has more appearances in this movie)? Avengers: Endgame Book (paperback)!
Aladdin – May 24, 2019
This is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie (“Sherlock Holmes,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”), who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August (“Dark Shadows,” “Big Fish”) and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith (“Ali,” “Men in Black”) as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”) as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott (“Power Rangers”) as Jasmine, the beautiful self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari (“Murder on the Orient Express”) as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban (“Legion”) as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad (“Saturday Night Live”) as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen (“Into the Woods”) as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar (“The Great Wall”) as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards. Aladdin FUNKO!
Toy Story 4 – June 21, 2019
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”) and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”). Toy Story PJ Set!
A bit more adventure and less Kleenex needed with this Toy Story!
The Lion King – July 19, 2019
“The Lion King” journey’s to the African savannah where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother–and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The original Lion King movie set!
The cast in this movie is what really excites me!
Artemis Fowl – August 9, 2019
Disney’s “Artemis Fowl,” based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, is a fantastical, spellbinding adventure that follows the journey of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he seeks to find his father who has mysteriously disappeared. With the help of his loyal protector Butler, Artemis sets out to find him, and in doing so uncovers an ancient, underground civilization—the amazingly advanced world of fairies. Deducing that his father’s disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan—so dangerous that he ultimately finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies. Artemis Fowl Hardcover book!
Did you read the books? I never did either so maybe now is a great tie to start with my son!
Frozen 2 – November 22, 2019
Arendelle heats up in 2019 when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf return to the big screen in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2,” the much-anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Oscar®-winning “Frozen”—the highest grossing animated film of all time. Frozen Beach Towel!
Official trailer coming soon!
Star Wars: Episode IX – December 20, 2019
More official descriptions and trailers coming soon! If you missed a Holiday season without a Star Wars release like I did, never fear as 2019 will have another December release! I was 8 weeks old in 1977 when my parents brought me to see the first Star Wars in a theater asleep in my carrier and I have never missed a Star Wars movie in theater since! Star Wars LEGOS!