In case you missed it, Disney recently pulled the curtain back on no less than 10 brand new animated movies, all due out between 2014 and 2016. Generally speaking, a single movie announcement from Disney is a pretty big deal, so having 10 simultaneously unveiled is huge for animation fans.
Of the ten newly announced films, these are our picks:
The Good Dinosaur (30 May, 2014)
Conceptually brilliant, The Good Dinosaur is set in a world where the catastrophic meteor that killed the dinosaurs never hit earth, and as a result, humans live and learn to thrive alongside the massive lizards. The story follows a friendly teenage Apatosaurus named Arlo who sets out on a quest to restore peace to his once tranquil community after an unspecified traumatic event occurs. Among the confirmed voice cast, are Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris, and John Lithgow.
Big Hero 6 (27 November, 2014)
For the uninitiated, Big Hero 6 is not, as the name suggests, the 6th sequel in an established series, but rather the long awaited film adaptation of the Marvel comic of the same name. This 3D CG animation tells the story of robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada who finds himself involved in a criminal plot that threatens the city of San Fransokyo.
With his robo-sidekick Baymax, Hiro teams up with a reluctant team of novice crime fighters on a mission to save the city.
Inside Out (19 June, 2015)
Inside Out looks to be one of the most conceptually interesting projects Disney has ever taken on. The movie takes place inside the mind of an 11 year old girl, and different characters represent different aspects of her personality. With Up and Monsters, Inc director, Pete Docter heading up the project, and Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, and Bill Hader confirmed to provide voice work, Inside Out is shaping up to be something quite special.
Finding Dory (25 November 2015)
The long awaited sequel to the iconic Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, has finally been officially revealed. Ellen Degeneres and Albert Brooks have been confirmed to reprise their roles as Dory and Marlin, and Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy and Ty Burrell have also signed on.
Tangled director Byron Howard and writer Jared Bush recently unveiled their next project, with the working title “Zootopia.” Zootopia sees a fast-talking fox go on the run after being framed for a crime he didn’t commit.
Other fresh announcements
Monsters University: Party Central, Legend of the NeverBeast, The Pirate Fairy, Toy Story OF TERROR!, Planes: Fire & Rescue.