Disney+ has been one of the most magical parts of our stay at home (margs, warm blankets, and Disney movies? Maybe that’s the REAL Most Magical Place on Earth! 😉).
But while we’ve been rewatching all our favorite movies for the hundredth time, we’ve noticed a few that just really deserve a sequel. (Remember when we had to wait 11 years for Toy Story 3 to get made??)
It’s a good thing we’ve basically become Disney movie pros by watching Disney+ on a loop! After all that binge-watching, we’ve got some pretty awesome ideas on what movies we’d love to see get their own sequels soon! (Warning — there may be spoilers here if you haven’t seen the original films!)
It’s been 10 WHOLE years (!!!) since Tangled first arrived on the big screen. But, it hasn’t taken us a full decade to see Rapunzel and Flynn back together (thank goodness). Since the film came out originally, Disney Channel aired Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure, which told the story of Rapunzel’s life after discovering she was the Lost Princess (spoiler alert: the HAIR comes back!).
Although the show ended this past year, Tangled still has a lot of story left to tell about Rapunzel’s journey becoming the ruler of Corona. The second film could expand upon issues with other kingdoms, like Equis and Vardaros that are discussed in the show.
Plus, we could dive deeper into how Flynn evolves from his past life as a criminal to become King of Corona by Rapunzel’s side.
Since Rapunzel has healing abilities, there’s also the thought that she could become a healer for her kingdom. Although Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventures shows Rapunzel harnessing her powers through alchemy, there’s still a question of how she can use those abilities as a ruler.
Although Disney has set out to make an entire land in Shanghai Disneyland based on Zootopia, we have yet to see what happens after Nick has joined the police force alongside Judy Hopps. There are rumors that a film is actually in progress, but there is no certainty that, if true, it would be in theaters or stream on Disney+.
In Zootopia, the audience only ever got to see a few parts of the other regions of the city in a montage sequence. However, now that Nick and Judy have officially teamed up together, there are a lot of interesting adventures to explore throughout Zootopia.
And, you never know — maybe Nick’s con-man past could catch up to him along the way! 😉
Moana has been hailed for its rich Polynesian culture and mythology that is conveyed throughout Moana’s journey to save Montunui. With Hamilton now on Disney+, more people now have access to Lin Manuel Miranda’s compositional skills, which can help bring even MORE hype to his work on Moana (he wrote the music for the animated film!).
Now that Moana’s people have decided to become Wayfinders, there are more islands, mythological creatures, and people to discover. Maui and Moana may even need to come together again to defeat a new threat that targets other islands! Plus, if they had extra content from a new film, Disney World has more to work with down the road following the Moana-themed overhaul of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort!
Can you imagine how fun a Moana-themed treasure hunt through Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort could be??
Just like Moana, there’s just SO MUCH rich Greek mythology that could be uncovered in a second Hercules film (we just want the Muses back in action). In the late ’90s, Hercules got revamped as a Disney Channel show that barely skimmed the surface of additional Greek mythology.
The movie could dive into the Apples of Hesperides or other stories about the gods on Mount Olympus. (Seriously, give us an entire Megara story — she’s not a damsel in distress anymore, you know!) Since Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is coming to Disney+ soon, this would be the time for Disney to jump on that Greek mythology bandwagon again (or flying carriage).
A live-action Hercules film IS in the works, but we’d still love to see where the animated Herc and Meg pick up! We’re pretty sure that we ALL need more of Hades’ sass and Pain and Panic’s chaos in our lives.
We’ve all been having the feels recently…the world IS a little wacky right now! That’s why we NEED a sequel to Inside Out! When we last left Riley and her emotions, she was at the age of blossoming from a kid into a young teenager. Since there were a lot of emotions that Riley hadn’t experienced yet, more characters (and feelings) are totally able to be introduced into her mind’s control center.
Just like audiences grew up with Andy in Toy Story (we’re still not over the end of Toy Story 3), Riley has to face a transition into the next stage of her life. We might have to delve a bit deeper into what that Puberty button does. Hellooooo awkward years!
We could even be introduced to Embarrassment and Envy in a middle school or high school setting. Or, if we’re really going all out, we might meet Love for the first time with Riley’s first crush and first kiss (which would be super interesting when it comes to how Disgust, Joy, and the rest of the gang would react!).
Big Hero 6
After Big Hero 6 ended, it took a few years but it got its own follow-up series on Disney Channel. Just like Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure, Big Hero 6: The Series picked up right after the movie to follow the superheroes as they protected San Fransokyo from different tech-savvy villains. However, most people don’t know that Big Hero 6 is based on a comic book series that’s honestly pretty different from the Disney version.
But that means there are still a lot more villains and heroes to look into for the films. Since the movie strays away from its source material, the sequel could really go in any direction. We think it might be interesting to fast-forward to years later when Hiro has turned 18 and graduates college (which his brother Tadashi never got to do).
And, the BIG twist is that the film could end up becoming Big Hero 7 with the return of Tadashi. We didn’t actually watch him die, so he COLUD be alive (oooh plot twist!). We’re REALLY needing this to be a thing now.
Although we could give you an entire NOVEL on Disney series that deserve another film, we think that these movies would be great additions to theaters or even Disney+! Just be real for a second…can you imagine how epic it would be for Tadashi to enter and say “Tadashi is here” like Baymax does? (We’ve already got chills.)
So, we may never see some of these sequels hit the big screen but who knows? When our kids were clamoring for more Big Hero 6 or Tangled (after we watched them both for the 5000th time!) we wouldn’t have predicted both would have found a second life on TV! Anything is possible!
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What Disney movies do YOU think deserve a sequel? Let us know in the comments below!