According to calendars, the Chinese New Year starting on January 31 will be the Year of the Horse. I wholeheartedly disagree. It’s once again going to be one fantastic Year of the Rat. Or rather, the Year of the Mouse.
I was always a Disney fan growing up but no more than your average kid. This past year, however, Mommy’s Busy, Go Ask Daddy has somehow transformed into a Disney-filled promotional machine! It probably has something to do with the fact that Disney now owns three of my favorite licenses ever: Marvel, The Muppets and Star Wars.
I’m also a sucker for a good animated movie (as is my wife), so when I got to cover Frozen and Planes for Disney last year, it was definitely worth it. Disney also seems to know how to treat its fans and its bloggers really well. So I’m hoping to continue the trend into 2014, especially considering there are 2 movie sequels coming out this year that I cannot wait for: Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Muppet: Most Wanted!
Since Disney loves sending mommy bloggers to various press events and red carpet premieres for their movies, it can be tough for a typical daddy blogger to get invited. But this particular daddy blogger happens to have a large female audience, so I’m hoping that you guys can help raise the necessary support I need to prove to Disney reps that they should send this daddy blogger to cover the Muppets and Captain America movie premieres! Can I count on your support? Can I? Hello? Bueller? Is this thing on?
Anyways, it’s going to be one unbelievable year again at the movies and I just got the list of Disney 2014 movie releases, so I thought I’d share!
- February 28, 2014 – The Wind Rises (Touchstone Pictures / Studio Ghibli)
- March 14, 2014 – Need for Speed (DreamWorks Pictures)
- March 21, 2014 – The Muppets Most Wanted (Walt Disney Studios)
- April 4, 2014 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Marvel)
- April 18, 2014 – Bears (Disneynature)
- May 16, 2014 – Million Dollar Arm (Walt Disney Studios)
- May 30, 2014 – Maleficent (Walt Disney Studios)
- July 18, 2014 – Planes: Fire & Rescue (DisneyToon Studios)
- August 1, 2014 – Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel)
- August 8, 2014 – The Hundred-Foot Journey (DreamWorks Pictures)
- October 10, 2014 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Walt Disney Studios)
- November 7, 2014 – Big Hero 6 (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
- November 21, 2014 – McFarland (Walt Disney Studios)
- December 25, 2014 – Into the Woods (Walt Disney Studios)
Here’s a closer look at each of these films:
The Wind Rises
In “The Wind Rises,” Jiro (voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt) dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni (voice of Stanley Tucci). Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, he becomes one of the world’s most accomplished airplane designers, experiencing key hisztorical events in an epic tale of love, perseverance and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.
Need for Speed
Muppets Most Wanted
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Million Dollar Arm
Planes: Fire & Rescue
From the world of “Cars” soars “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” a new comedy-adventure featuring a quirky crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of wildfire air attack. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous air attack team, including spirited super scooper Lil’ Dipper (Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.
Guardians of the Galaxy
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object 12-30-13 of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one. “
Big Hero 6
Into the Woods
What’d I tell ya? Lots of great-looking films coming out from Disney this year! So go ahead and tell me which ones you’re most looking forward to. Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Oh, and again, feel free to give me loads of support by pointing out how Andrew from Mommy’s Busy, Go Ask Daddy should be attending some of Disney’s biggest events this year, in particular Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Muppets Most Wanted. I promise you guys, if you help get me to those events, you’ll get more coverage on here than you can shake a Star-Spangled Scooter at!
What film are you most pumped for?
40 thoughts on “2014 Will Be a Disney-rific Year! Help Me Make It To This Year’s Best Movie Sequels!”
sequels are a hit or miss project … hope they have more hits then misses
I didn’t realize Need for Speed was a Disney production! I’m really looking forward to seeing The Muppets, Planes and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Million Dollar Arm for sure. We love baseball in our house, so it’s about time for a new baseball movie! Very interesting looking
wow this is a great post! im most excited for the muppets! love them!
The ones I want to see are Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Maleficent. Thank you for this great list of Disney movies to look forward to.
I really liked the Captain America movie cheesy or not I look forward to the new one.
It does look like it should be the year of the mouse! I want to see Bears but it looks like I will have to wait until it comes out on DVD since my little ones are horrible at the movie theater!
With an exception of the Planes sequel, I think these are all going to be great! We are HUGE Disney freaks in my household (two adults in their 30’s, no kids!) and this year is going to be amazing!
I love bears so I am excited to see Bears. I also really want to see Maleficent. Angelina is such a wonderful actor and I love her movies and this story sounds awesome. Thanks for reminding me. 🙂
I, too, am a lifelong fan of Disney. It’s good to know my family will have plenty of movies o look forward to seeing, especially since we received gift cards for the theater as Christmas gifts. Maleficent, Captain America, Bears, and the Muppet Movie are the movies I most look forward to watching.
Can’t wait for Maleficent, she is my favourite evil queen!
I am really excited about Maleficent! Saw the teaser trailer at Frozen. Looks good.
Can’t wait for Muppets Most Wanted, I love Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey, so it should be good!
Sign me up for a ticket to the Bears movie. Not just because Im from Chicago. =)
I think I am most looking forward to Bears and Maleficent and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!
Muppet Most Wanted sounds delightful. Captain America was filmed on location in Cleveland and streets and the highway were shutdown while the action scenes were creating explosions and chasing each other.
What can we do to help? I would love to live vicariously through you at the Captain America premiere so you can count on my support! Just let us know what to do!
I am aching to make it to some of these premieres myself, first being Captain America, I am a marvel loving mom. If it is because the movies are so great or because they hire hot actors who are fun to look at may be never known. Hope to see you on one of the trips 🙂
Maleficent! And Into the Woods for sure! Also the muppets movie and the new planes movie, kids will think these are cute 🙂 We all love the Disney Nature movies so we will be seeing Bears too! I am not sure what Big Hero 6 is, but it looks interesting.
I’m the most stoked about Maleficent. Saw the trailer a couple weeks ago and it really looks like it’s going to be my new favorite movie. My current favorite (and I think this is a non-Disney?) is Stardust. I love any kind of movie that makes it look like magic is real, so I TOTALLY CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THIS. 🙂
Disney movies ROCK! And does Mommy’s Busy, Go Ask Daddy. I count on this blog to preview movies for me before I go see them! Great to get a male blogger’s point of view!
Andrew from Mommy’s Busy, Go Ask Daddy SO deserves to attend Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Muppets Most Wanted!!
So many wonderful movies ~ so many that I would love to see as well. I think you would make an awesome rep to go to the premiere of any and all of them. You have my vote!
Definitely Winter Solider, though Guardians is a tough contender. I’ve been catching up on Mad Men and I just can’t picture Jon Hamm in a Disney movie.
wait, what, you’re a man?! of course you should go! <3 u!
I love Disney movies! It looks like this year is going to have an amazing line up. My favorites have always been the animations. There’s always such great stories to go along with the incredible imagery.
Cap 2 looks decent. I’m really wondering why Dis Nature keeps making those movies though. I can’t see HOW they make any money.
Can’t wait to see Into the Woods, awesome! I am surprised there is not more animated movies on Disney’s list of releases. A Finding Nemo part 2 would be awesome. Loved Ellen as Dory!
Oh wow! Looking forward to Captain America and the new Planes!!!
I cannot wait to go see Captain America!! hope you get to go to the premiere and tell us ALL about it!! I’m sososo jealous of you!! lol
My son will be so thrilled about the Planes sequel
I enjoy all these movies.
I could watch Jon Hamm read a phone book…
I love Disney movies. 🙂 The one I am most excited for in this list is “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ I hope you do get to cover this Andrew. I love the three scenes in the trailer. The first has to be when Captain turns down SHIELD because it has become an organization that plants fear. The second has to be the elevator scene and he politely asks for the agents to muster up the courage (Haha!) to strike him. The third has to be Buck catching the shield with one hand while his back was turned. Guardians may be fun and it may not disappoint but, I’m not so hyped as for the Captain. Good luck on covering these films. 🙂
Carlos, thanks so much for your comment. Not just this one but all your comments. It’s readers like you that keep me going! 🙂 Like you, I’m most pumped for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I’ve read the comics so I know the general story and it’s pretty sick. Can’t wait to see how they tie it into the whole Marvel Movie Universe!
we love Disney Movies,I have so many that are still on VHS,,got to get them transferred,but with all the new ones coming out ,my grandbabies are going to be so excited
Wow how exciting to have a planes sequel. My son will love it.
I so loved the last Muppet Movie, so I cannot wait for the next!
I’m definitely looking forward to Captain America, but a new Muppets movie is pretty cool too. My son isn’t into Muppets yet but hopefully soon he will be.
Wow, all of those sounds great. I think I am most excited about The Muppets Most Wanted. I have always been a big fan of the Muppets.
I think, however, that my kids will be most excited about Planes: Fire & Rescue.