If you thought 2021 was a banner year for new Disney shows and movies, then just buckle up for the year ahead! The new year brings a new slate of Disney content, and we’re breaking it ALL down!
Between Disney+ and movie theaters, we have a feeling we’ll be clocking a LOT of hours in front of screens this year, so let’s take a look at all the NEW stuff coming down the pipe in 2022!
If Disney wants to one-up itself with new series and movies this year, it’s got its work cut out for itself. After all, 2021 was the year of WandaVision, Loki, Hawkeye, Encanto, Luca, Raya and the Last Dragon, and of yeah, ALL the new Marvel movies!
Looks like Disney is keeping that momentum going STRONG into 2022, according to their impressive lineup slated to hit streaming and theaters! Without further ado, here are ALL the new Disney series and movies coming in 2022!
Why Some Analysts Are Concerned About Disney+
Kicking off the year is a new Disney+ original movie, The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild, which begins streaming on Disney+ on January 28th!
Based on the Ice Age films, we didn’t expect to see this intellectual property pop up on Disney+, but we’re here for it and will tune in to see what happens!
Everything Coming to Disney+ in January
We’re still awaiting an exact date, but Disney+ debuts a new take on The Proud Family SOON! Called The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, the animated series starts streaming February!
We’ll get to reunite with the Proud Family and see their new adventures on February 23rd.
Almost 2 Years In, is Disney+ or Netflix Winning the Streaming Wars?
The first big new movie of the year is Turning Red, a Pixar film that was first announced a thousand years ago in 2020! From the same director as Bao (AKA the movie that made us all WEEP), the movie tells the story of an awkward teenager named Mei Mei, who turns into a red panda when she gets too excited. Girl SAME.
This flick will drop exclusively on Disney+ on March 11th.
Also tentatively set for a March debut on Disney+, we’re getting a whole new take on the Cheaper by the Dozen franchise! In case the 1950 original, or 2003 remake weren’t enough, this one stars Gabrielle Union and Zach Braff as the parents of a LOT of kids.
NEWS: Here’s How Many Subscribers Disney+ Has NOW
A new year brings a fresh new crop of live-action Disney remakes, starting with a fun new twist on Chip ’N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers! Heading to Disney+, this one is part live-action and part-CGI, starring Andy Samberg and John Mulaney as the titular chipmunks — sign us UP! (Here’s hoping that BOP of a theme song makes a return as well!)
We loved seeing the little Rescue Rangers Easter Egg in the rebooted Ducktales, so we can only imagine the adventures and antics our favorite chipmunks will get into in this new series.
18 AWESOME Movies and Shows You Had No Idea Were On Disney+
The first BIG new movie of 2022 looks to be the next epic chapter in Marvel’s Phase 4: Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. Hot on the heels of Spider-Man: No Way Home, and featuring none other than Wanda herself, this one hits theaters May 6th.
If you’ve been waiting for a basketball-inspired take on Cinderella, your time has come. Originally due in February, May 13th sees the Disney+ release of Sneakerella, a new live-action reimagining of Cinderella, featuring sneaker tycoons, basketball stars, and if we’re being honest, far more sensible footwear than glass slippers.
If Disney does any two movie categories well, they are inspiring sports stories (like Mighty Ducks: Gamechangers, Miracle, and Big Shot) and Disney’s bread and butter, fairytales. Sneakerella seems to be the hybrid of a perfect combo and we’re here for it.
How Disney+ Will Continue to Save the Walt Disney Company
Disney loves a good origin story. Just look at the success of Maleficent and Cruella! For their next origin story, they’re veering away from villains and into the Pixar universe with a standalone Lightyear film, with the star character voiced by none other than Captain America himself, Chris Evans! The movie is tentatively slated to hit theaters June 17th.
See the hero that inspired the action figure, and see just how similar they actually are to each other.
What To Watch on Disney+ If You Want To Feel Like You’re In The Parks!
Another EPIC Marvel entry hits theaters this summer, the next chapter in the Thor saga! Called Thor: Love & Thunder, it’s the direct sequel to Thor: Ragnarok, with Chris Hemsworth back as Thor (duh), the return of Natalie Portman, and new cast members like Christian Bale. This one arrives July 8th.
Just the series announcement carries some strong 80’s vibes, and with the hit of Thor: Ragnarok, we’re pumped to see if this next Thor segment can give us that same thrill!
Marvel Fans, Are You Sitting Down? Here’s a FULL List of the New Marvel Shows Coming To Disney+!
Although an exact date has yet to be announced, we’re getting a new Baymax series on Disney+ this summer! The emphatically titled show, Baymax!, follows our favorite hero from Big Hero 6 on what are sure to be some cute, sweet, and emotional journeys!
In case you’re somehow still starved for fresh Marvel content, look no further than Ms. Marvel, an original series starring Iman Vellani in the titular role, set to hit Disney+ this summer.
Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel) is one of the newer Marvel characters and promises to be just as endearing as Spider-man!
4 BIG Marvel Stars Will Be Featured in a Special Way on Disney’s Latest Cruise Ship
Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey are BACK in the sequel to 2007’s Enchanted! Coming to Disney+ at some point this fall, Disenchanted reunites us with Giselle, and we can’t wait to see what she’s been up to!
Uh oh! Looks like someone lit that Black Flame Candle yet again! We’ve waited a LOoooOONG time for this one: Hocus Pocus 2 FINALLY arrives this fall on Disney+! The dream team cast is back, as Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy return as the Sanderson Sisters, presumably just in time for some Halloween shenanigans in Salem!
Pinocchio is the next animated classic to get the live-action treatment this fall. Set to stream on Disney+, the movie is directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo, Luke Evans, and the voices of Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key, and Lorraine Bracco.
Another live-action remake headed straight to Disney+ later this year is Peter Pan and Wendy! It’s yet another re-telling of Peter Pan, albeit with Jude Law as Captain Hook, so we’re ON BOARD.
Great news! One of Pixar’s most extensive franchises is getting its own standalone series on Disney+! Cars rev back into action this fall as Cars on the Road, with Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy returning to voice Lightning McQueen and Mater. Can ya say “KA-CHOW!”
All of these releases in Fall 2022 are sure to keep families glued to their TV and streaming devices, and offer something for everyone!
Disney+ Needs “More Content for More People” According to Former CEO Bob Iger
Easily one of the most hotly anticipated movies of the year, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters on November 11th! Although Chadwick Boseman tragically passed away in 2020, and will not return as the namesake superhero, and the film has seen a number of cast setbacks, we’re eager to see what other Wakanda characters get to shine, and what stories they’ll tell.
Disney’s next animated feature is called Strange World, and though the voice cast is still TBA, we know that the film focuses on a family of explorers called the Clades, in a mysterious world filled with fantastical creatures. It’s scheduled to open in theaters on November 23rd.
Disney Is Giving The Phrase “Bringing Movies To Life” A Whole New Meaning!
One of the most successful movies in history is FINALLY getting a sequel — like, for real! It’s been a LONG time coming, but Avatar 2 is due to open in theaters December 16th. The James Cameron mega-movie is sure to be HUGE, and we can’t wait to return to Pandora to see what tricks he has up his sleeve.
While we all await the third chapter in The Guardians of the Galaxy (and the new ride at EPCOT), we can fill the void with fresh new Guardians content later this year. I Am Groot is an animated series heading to Disney+, along with The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special set to arrive in December.
We’ll definitely be able to get our Guardian’s fix with the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction opening in summer 2022.
EVERY Remake, Reboot, Sequel, Prequel, and Spin-Off Film in the Works at Disney RN
Could this be 2022’s The Mandalorian? The highly anticipated new Disney+ Star Wars series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, arrives later this year, picking up several years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Ewan McGregor returns as Obi-Wan, along with Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader!
Another Star Wars series hitting the streaming platform this year is Andor, a prequel to Star Wars: Rogue One.
Disney Releases More Details About Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi ‘Star Wars’ Series!
After the rampant success of other Marvel series like WandaVision and Hawkeye, it was inevitable that more would follow. Coming later this year to Disney+ is Moon Knight, an original series based on the comic superhero of the same name, starring Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke.
Secret Invasion is another Marvel-based miniseries headed to Disney+, with Samuel L. Jackson back as Nick Fury, and a premise centered around shape-shifting aliens called the Skrulls.
But wait, there’s more! She/Hulk is yet ANOTHER Marvel series coming down the pipe in 2022. Starring Tatiana Maslany and Mark Ruffalo, it’ll surely be blowing up your Disney+ in the months to come.
In case you didn’t get enough Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Love & Thunder, the superhero is back to lead a six-part original Disney+ series later this year called Limitless! Produced by National Geographic, the show reportedly explores longevity, life, and resiliency, with plenty of intense action-packed feats of strength along the way!
For something TOTALLY original, Disney is teaming up with a Pan-African entertainment company, called Kugali, for a new science-fiction series called Iwájú! It’ll focus on African stories by African artists, and it’s precisely the kind of new content we’re excited for this year!
One of the most beloved and underrated Disney movies, Zootopia returns this year as a new short-form series on Disney+ called, aptly, Zootopia+! It’ll feature animals from the mammal metropolis in the 2016 original, and WE CAN’T WAIT.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series also announced that season 3 will be dropping on Disney+ at some point this year!
Based on the beloved book series, The Spiderwick Chronicles is coming to Disney+ as a new original live-action series in 2022!
If you’ve been waiting since 1988 for a sequel to Willow, the wait is almost over! It’s poised to revive as an original series on Disney+ later this year, with Warwick Davis reprising his O.G. role!
The next chapter in the Night at the Museum series is set to arrive sometime this year on Disney+ as an animated movie. Called Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again, it’ll feature a stacked voice cast with the likes of Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Hank Azaria, and Rebel Wilson.
Considering the mammoth success of Hamilton on Disney+, it was only a matter of time before another stage production got the streaming treatment. Next up is Aladdin: Live From the West End, which lands on Disney+ later this year.
Clearly, Disney isn’t resting on its laurels going into 2022, as evidenced by this STACKED slate of fresh new series and movies keeping us busy ALL year long! And Disney is pulling out all of the stops introducing fresh, new movies and series, and some nostalgic call-backs. We’ll get to continue adventures with familiar friends, and learn new stories about exciting new characters and cultures. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on release dates and more streaming news!
The ULTIMATE Guide To All The Disney Live-Action Films Being Made Now!
Join the DFB Newsletter to get all the breaking news right in your inbox! Click here to Subscribe!
What new Disney movie or series are you MOST excited about this year? Let us know in the comments!
Leave a Reply