As always, Disney has plans to LOAD US UP with new movies next year. With everything from a new Pixar film to a FEW installations in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we have lots to look forward to in 2021.
But, with the global health crisis and Disney’s shift to streaming, some of these flicks are coming to Disney+. We’ll be watching some from our couches, some in the theaters, and we’ll have a choice with others. Here’s where you can see all the 2021 Disney movies!
Flora & Ulysses
The first Disney movie of 2021 will debut on February 19th. Flora & Ulysses is a cute tale about a 10-year-old comic book fan named Flora who rescues a squirrel with superpowers — that’s Ulysses!
This flick will debut EXCLUSIVELY on Disney+, so get ready to get settled in your jammies to watch.
Raya and the Last Dragon
We’re SUPER excited to see Raya and the Last Dragon when it debuts as the latest film from Walt Disney Animation Studios next year. This movie was originally set to release this year but was delayed to March of 2021 due to the global health crisis.
Now, Disney has announced that Raya and the Last Dragon will debut on March 5th in theaters AND on Disney+ with the same premier access feature used for the recent live-action Mulan. If the model is kept the same as it was for the Mulan release, Disney+ subscribers will be able to pay $29.99 to watch the film.
In May, a MUCH anticipated film will finally be released. Black Widow was supposed to premiere in 2020 but saw several delays that pushed it all the way into 2021.
Now, we’ll catch this Avenger origin story on May 7th, presumably in theaters. As a note, Disney has yet to give any mention of this film coming to Disney+, so for now, we’re expecting that it will be released exclusively in theaters. Stay tuned for any updates though!
One upcoming film that has been in development for a while is Cruella, telling the origin story of 101 Dalmatians‘ Cruella de Vil. The film features Emma Stone in the titular role telling a villain backstory like never before.
Cruella is set to release on May 28th and though Disney has not indicated whether it will release in theaters, on Disney+, or both; we might have an idea of where we’ll be watching this evil glow up. Rotten Tomatoes recently tweeted that the film will be coming to theaters!
Yay! 2021 is bringing us a new Pixar film! We’re still riding the high of seeing Soul released on Disney+ this Christmas, will the next film get the same treatment?
Pixar’s upcoming movie is called Luca and is set to release on June 18th! Disney has yet to announce any specifics about the film coming to Disney+, so we might be watching this caper through the Italian Riviera exclusively in theaters.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
The next Marvel movie on the docket is Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. This film, based on the Shang-Chi comics, will debut on July 19th next year.
As of now, Disney hasn’t said whether this flick will come to theaters, Disney+, or both!
Jungle Cruise was initially set to release in the Summer of 2020 but was delayed due to the global health crisis. We’re super excited for this Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt-led flick based on the punniest Disney attraction around.
Though Disney has made no mention as to how this film will be released, we’re expecting that it will release in theaters on July 30th as it is set to be one of Disney’s big summer blockbusters (and since that’s where it was previously set to be released).
The Beatles: Get Back
Disney is also currently working with Peter Jackson on a documentary based on The Beatles. We got to see a sneak peek of The Beatles: Get Back recently and it made us pretty excited about this upcoming flick.
The documentary will release in theaters on August 27th.
And ANOTHER Marvel film is coming (starring some familiar faces from Game of Thrones) — it’s Eternals!
This flick is set to usher in a new generation of Marvel supers on November 5th. As of now, Disney has made no mention of whether the film will come to theaters or Disney+.
We JUST heard about the release of the next Walt Disney Animation Studios film after Raya and the Last Dragon. Encanto will tell the story of a magical family set in Colombia.
This film will release on November 24th. This is almost a FULL YEAR from now. If theatrical releases are the norm once again, then we expect we’ll be catching this flick in the theaters but Disney has not specified.
Spider-Man: Far From Home Sequel
And our last expected film of 2021 doesn’t even have a name yet! The sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home is set to release on December 17th. Though we’re not sure what this film entails, it fits into the same boat as Encanto. If theatrical releases are normal, we should see it in theaters!
We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for news if any of these flicks have a change of plans. So, stay tuned to DFB for alllll the latest Disney movie news!
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