Disney movies 2019 — the most anticipated releases

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From Toy Story 4 and The Lion King, to Avegners: Endgame and Star Wars: Episode IX, here are the Disney movies we're most looking forward to in 2019

It's fairly safe to say that Disney are probably the biggest company in the world when it comes to film making. 

Not only do they have their own animation studios and live-action division, Disney are also the parent company of Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm, all of which are responsible for some of the most popular franchises ever created.

Therefore, whenever you look at a movie release calendar, Disney's films always standout as must-watches for film fans and 2019 is no different in that regard.

Captain Marvel

Release date: March 8, 2019

Captain Marvel has already hit cinemas and is currently dominating the box office. In less than two weeks, the film has earned a staggering $800 million worldwide and looks set to reach the billion dollar mark in the not to distant future. 


Release date: March 29, 2019

Tim Burton's live-action remake of 1941's Dumbo has now been out for little over a week. The film largely tells the same story as the original but obviously with a Tim Burton twist to it. 

Fans of the original film will be excited to see what the visionary director will have in store for his take on Dumbo but will another live-action remake be able to recapture the same success as Tim Burton's 2010 remake of Alice in Wonderland?

Avengers: Endgame

Release date: April 25, 2019 (UK)

Arguably the biggest film in 2019, Avengers: Endgame already has fans hyped for the next instalment in the MCU. After the traumatic cliffhanger in last year's Infinity War, film fans everywhere will be chomping at the bit to see how the Avengers can turn the tables and defeat Thanos once and for all.


Release date: May 24, 2019

The second of Dinsey's live action remakes to come out in 2019 is Guy Ritchie's Aladdin

Just like Dumbo, fans of the original film will surely be curious as to what this new adaptation will entail. However, there still remain some doubts about Will Smith being cast to play the Genie as Robin Williams' portrayal of the character in 1992's original made the film into the classic it is today.

Toy Story 4

Release date: June 21, 2019

The necessity of the latest sequel in the Toy Story series has been questioned from the moment it was announced. 

With such a perfect bookend to the series at the end of Toy Story 3, another film simply doesn't seem necessary to many.

However, it's a Toy Story film, so of course people are still excited to see it despite it continuing a finished story. 

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Release date: July 3, 2019 (UK)

Spider-Man: Far From Home is a curious film. It'll be the first film in the MCU to release after April's Avengers: Endgame and it's left fans of the MCU wondering just when the film is set as a result of Peter Parker's fate in 2018's Avengers: Infinity War.

The biggest question mark that hovers over the head of Far From Home however, is whether fans will still want to see the film after Avengers: Endgame has been and gone.

The Lion King

Release date: July 19, 2019

Probably the most anticipated live-action remake coming from Disney in 2019 is Jon Favreau's The Lion King.

The film's incredible cast, which features the likes of Donald Glover and Beyoncé, looks like the perfect update on 1994's original film. And, after the rousing success of 2016's The Jungle Book, The Lion King looks set to dominate the summer box office when it releases in July.  

Artemis Fowl

Release date: August 9, 2019

Artemis Fowl will Disney's first 'original' film in 2019 when it releases in August. It'll be the first film that's not a sequel, a remake or an MCU superhero movie.

Which means it'll likely struggle at the box office compared with Disney's other big-name movies releasing this year. 

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Maleficent dir. Robert Stromberg 2014

Release date: October 18, 2019

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil shocked everyone when its release date was brought forward by seven months. 

The sequel to 2014's spin-off from Sleeping Beauty will once again star Angelina Jolie as the titular, misunderstood villain.

Frozen II

Release date: November 22, 2019

Frozen II is sequel to the most successful animated movie of all time and has a lot of expectation on its shoulders after Frozen blew the box office off its feet when it released in 2013. 

Star Wars: Episode IX

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Throne Room Scene

Release date: December 19, 2019

And finally we come to another huge tentpole movie in Disney's 2019 release calendar. 

Star Wars: Episode IX has a lot of work to do to reunite a divided fanbase after The Last Jedi seemingly tore the audience apart.

After Avengers: Endgame, the final chapter in the Skywalker sage has to be counted as one of the most anticipated films coming out this year.

But can J.J. Abram's Episode IX survive until the pressure and scrutiny from fans?

Director J.J. Abrams attends the World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the Dolby, El Capitan, and TCL Theatres on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

And there we have it. What Disney movie are you most excited to see in 2019?

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