We’ve seen a lot of changes to Disney movie release dates this year!
Disney has postponed a number of release dates and film and television productions due to the global health crisis. The live-action remake of Mulan was initially scheduled to release in March and is now postponed with an undetermined release date. The future Star Wars and Avatar films have all been pushed back one year too.
Do to all of the changes, we did some digging and compiled a list of all the Disney movies coming out in 2020 and 2021 with the current release dates. This list also includes companies owned by Disney like Searchlight Pictures and 20th Century Studios.
Walt Disney Studios
The live-action remake of Mulan is inspired by the Disney animated film of the same name. The film was initially set to release in March and was pushed back twice before it was postponed indefinitely. Now, though, Mulan is set for an unconventional release on Disney+!
Mulan will be available to Disney+ subscribers for a premium price of $29.99 beginning September 4th. Those who pay for the film will have continuous access to the film as long as they remain Disney+ subscribers. In countries where Disney+ is not available, Disney plans to release Mulan in theaters on the same date!
The new Marvel origin film is focused on the backstory of Black Widow. The film was set to release in May 2020 and is now pushed to November 6th, 2020.
The prequel will tell the story of Black Widow prior to Avengers: Infinity War!
Theme park fans are highly anticipating the new Jungle Cruise movie based on the Disney attraction. The movie would have released this year but has been bumped to July 30th, 2021.
We’re anxiously awaiting for The Rock to grace the silver screen again!
The newest Disney/Pixar film, Soul, will tell the story of a middle school music teacher who longs to be in a jazz band. He gets transported to another realm called the You Seminar where he discovers the true meaning of having a soul. After being postponed, the film is set to release on November 20th, 2020.
Soul is sure to make us cry, laugh, and pull at our heartstrings! If you’re in the mood for chikky nuggies you can maybe even get your own Soul plush Happy Meal toy right now!
Eternals will focus on a new team of superheroes based on the Marvel comic book series. The Eternals are an immortal species created by Celestials within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie has shifted release dates from November 6th, 2020 to February 12th, 2021.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps growing and we can’t get enough of it!
Raya and the Last Dragon
Raya and the Last Dragon is a Disney computer-animated film that tells the story of the warrior Raya and her dragon that has the ability to shape-shift into a human. The film has also pushed back its release date and is now set to premiere March 12th, 2021.
We’re totally here for this epic Disney story! We’ll keep our eyes open for a hard-set release date.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
More Marvel comic movies? Yes, please! Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will tell the story of superhero Shang-Chi. This is Marvel’s first Asian-led film and has a release date of May 7th, 2021.
Welcome to the MCU film family, Shang Chi!
101 Dalmations is getting another live-action remake. This time, the story revolves around the dastardly villain Cruella de Vil, portrayed by Emma Stone. Cruella‘s release date is May 28th, 2021.
Hide your puppies! This movie is sure to scare any little creature.
Coming to theatres in the summer of 2021! Another Disney/Pixar film! Luca will explore an unforgettable summer in a seaside town of the Italian Riviera.
How dreamy! We’d love to get lost in an Italian Riviera too!
The Beatles: Get Back
The Beatles documentary will show never-bef0re-seen footage of the band recording the album “Let it Be.” The film is directed by Peter Jackson (of Lord of the Rings fame) and will debut on August 27th, 2021.
We can’t wait to get back to the theater and see this documentary!
The Spider-Man remakes have seen their fair share of drama lately! Disney finally decided to release the third Tom Holland-led unnamed Spidey movie on July 16th, 2021. It was then delayed to November 2021 and has now been pushed another month for a current release date of December 17th, 2021.
We’ll let you know if this movie will be swinging into the theaters any later than next December!
Grab the popcorn! We’re ready for a night in with our favorite streaming channel!
Secret Society of Second-Born Royals
The Secret Society of Second-Born Royals focuses on a group of second-generation royalty who learn that they have superpowers. The powers come from a genetic trait that is attributed to those who are born second in the royal lineage. The Disney+ movie will premiere on September 25th, 2020.
Settle in! This is by far the most interesting superhero plot we’ve seen in a while.
Black is King
This visual album Black is King is inspired by Beyoncé’s album “The Lion King: The Gift.” The album was a tie-in with the live-action remake soundtrack of The Lion King. The feature film is directed, written and executive produced by Beyoncé herself and will debut on Disney+ on July 31st, 2020.
We’re ready for you, Queen Bey!
This documentary will share the story of Howard Ashman. Ashman was a highly esteemed lyricist responsible for the legendary music from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast. Howard will release on August 7th, 2020.
Disney fans are sure to enjoy this incredible man’s story!
The One and Only Ivan
This movie is based on Katherine Applegate’s well-regarded children’s book about an unlikely friendship between a silverback gorilla and a baby elephant. The One and Only Ivan is premiering on August 21st, 2020.
This movie is sure to be heartwarming. We’ll definitely be stocking up on tissues!
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe
Where’s Perry? In this new feature film, of course! Candace has been abducted by aliens and it’s up to Phineas and Ferb to rescue their sister! The animated movie is premiering on August 28th, 2020.
We can’t wait to be reunited with our favorite wacky duo!
20th Century Studios
Disney acquired 20th Century Studios (formally known as 20th Century Fox Studios) including the movie, television, and other entertainment assets that came with the company. Here’s the latest on their scheduled releases!
The Empty Man
This film is based on the comic book of the same name and will release on August 7th, 2020. It follows an ex-police officer who, in attempting to find a missing girl, finds a secret group who are summoning a supernatural entity.
The animated movie is categorized as a supernatural horror film. We’ll be watching this one with the lights on!
The New Mutants
This movie combines horror stories and superhero elements into one genre! The New Mutants is based on the Marvel Comic series and has an undetermined release date.
The film was pushed back, but production has already finished. We’ll be on the lookout for a release date!
The King’s Man
This prequel is an origin story to the previous Kingsman series. The feature film will release on September 18th, 2020.
The previous spy movies in the series are Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
Death on the Nile
This movie is based on the Agatha Christie novel and follows a “world-renowned detective, who becomes involved in a love triangle gone murderously bad while on a vacation in Egypt.” Death on the Nile will premiere on October 23rd, 2020.
This mystery thriller film is directed by the esteemed Kenneth Branagh.
Deep Water is based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel of the same name. It’s about a precarious relationship between a husband and a wife and will release on November 13th, 2020.
The film takes a dark turn while the husband is accused of murder! We’re already shaking in our boots.
This film follows a bank teller who comes to the realization that he is merely a background character in a video game that’s about to go offline. This unlikely hero movie will release on December 11th, 2020.
And who doesn’t love a good Ryan Reynolds movie?? We onboard for more lighthearted comedies right about now!
West Side Story
The classic musical is getting another film adaptation! This time, director Steven Spielberg is at the helm! The movie-musical debuts on December 18th, 2020 and you’ll have “I Feel Pretty” stuck in your head for weeks after that.
Now we just have to decide whether we are a Jet or a Shark!
The Last Duel
This true story tells the history behind the last legally sanctioned duel in Medieval France. The drama-thriller will release on October 15, 2021.
Love Adam Driver and 14th century France? You’ll love this movie!
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
A new musical is rolling into theaters! The movie is based on the television documentary, Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, and will release on January 22nd, 2021.
The music is written by Dan Gillespie Sells with lyrics and book by Tom MacRae.
Bob’s Burgers: The Movie
Apparently, it’s a rite of passage for adult cartoons to get their own movie! The Simpsons Movie didn’t disappoint and we’re fairly sure the full-length Bob’s Burgers movie won’t either. Join Bob, Linda, and the kids on April 9th, 2021.
In true Bob’s Burger fashion, the movie will have musical numbers. We can’t wait to hum along with the Belchers!
Ron’s Gone Wrong
The upcoming computer-animated film tells the story of the “wonderful walking, talking, digitally connected bot that sweeps the world, becoming every kid’s new Best Friend.” One thirteen-year-old boy gets a broken robot and attempts to teach it, which leads to hilarity and heartwarming moments! Ron’s Gone Wrong has a new release date of April 23rd, 2021.
The synopsis promises us that this film will be an “exploration of what real friendship means in a world of algorithms and social media.” We’ll be sure to put down our phones while we watch this movie!
Searchlight Pictures was also acquired by Disney during the Fox deal last year. It was formally known as Fox Searchlight.
The Personal History of David Copperfield
This whimsical film is based on the 1850 Victorian-era novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. The movie is currently set to release on August 28, 2020.
The film follows David Copperfield and a depiction of his life from childhood maturing into adulthood.
The French Dispatch
Lastly, The French Dispatch is about a European publication that publishes the three best stories from the last decade. This film is directed by the quirky Wes Anderson and will release on October 16th, 2020. Hopefully, the movie will be filled with whimsy and visually stunning moments like the rest of his films.
There you have it! Every feature film owned by Disney that is set to debut in 2020 and 2021. These release dates are very subject to change so keep following with us! We’ll keep you informed on any movie updates in the future.
What movie are you most excited about this year? Let us know in the comments!