Disney’s 2016 Plate Includes a Marvelous Civil War, Strange Heroes and Yes, Another Star Wars Movie


Last year was an amazing one for movies. We not only got a second Avengers film and an Ant-Man film (which nobody believed would ever work, and yet it did!), but we finally got a good, new Star Wars film.

Yeah, it’s going to be impossible tough to beat seeing a new Star Wars films in theaters that I actually loved!

Yes, it was glorious and I still need to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens a few more times while it’s still in theaters. (Shh… please don’t tell me wife.) But 2016 is looking pretty stellar itself.

Disney’s continuing with more amazing Marvel movies (better than last year even!), some live action versions of classic Disney cartoons, and yes, even another new Star Wars movie! But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There’s also a Finding Nemo sequel, Johnny Depp’s return as the Mad Hatter, and a new Roald Dahl film directed by some guy named Steven Spielberg.

You can view the full 2016 Walt Disney Studios Preview Kit (PDF) to learn more about Disney’s major releases this year. But here’s a closer look at a few that I just can’t wait to see!


March 4, 2016


The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery.




Captain America: Civil War

May 6, 2016


Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd and Frank Grillo, with William Hurt and Daniel Brüh.

#CivilWar Marvel



Doctor Strange

November 4, 2016


Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” follows the story of arrogant surgeon Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) who, after a horrific car accident, changes his tune and discovers a hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.




Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

December 16, 2016


Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters) is directing Rogue One, which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and is slated for a December 16, 2016 release. (From StarWars.com)

Star Wars: Rogue One..L to R: Actors Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen..Photo Credit: Jonathan Olley..?Lucasfilm 2016
Star Wars: Rogue One..L to R: Actors Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen. Photo Credit: Jonathan Olley. (c) Lucasfilm 2016


Here’s a rundown of Disney’s 2016 releases:

  • January 29 – The Finest Hours
  • March 4 – Zootopia
  • April 15 – The Jungle Book
  • May 6 – Captain America: Civil War
  • May 27 – Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • June 17 – Finding Dory
  • July 1 – The BFG
  • August 12 – Pete’s Dragon
  • November 4 – Doctor Strange
  • November 23 – Moana
  • December 16 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

View the full 2016 Walt Disney Studios Preview Kit (PDF) for details!

Which movie are you most excited to see?

19 thoughts on “Disney’s 2016 Plate Includes a Marvelous Civil War, Strange Heroes and Yes, Another Star Wars Movie”

  1. I can’t wait to see finding Dory! Love Finding Nemo and Dory is just such a great character that you know it’s going to be a family favorite for sure!

  2. I cannot wait for the new Captain America movie to come out. The preview looks awesome. Dr. Strange on the other hand, i’ll wait for it come out on rental. I am not a fan of Benidict Cumberpatch either, especially in a superhero role. I think it will do okay due to hardcore comic readers, but I do not think it will be a blockbuster.

  3. I have a horrible feeling that civil war is going to Rip out my heart and crush it under winter soilders foot then send it to dead pool to mash up and put it in chimichangas… But regardless of how I leave the theater I am so excited for it!

  4. Alice Through the Looking Glass would be one of my choices to see. I like the classics thee best and it sounds like there might be a twist there and some very good acting. I am iffy on the SW flick. I havent seen the newest and dont know how far they went

  5. I also can’t wait for my boyfriend Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Dr Strange” (I am over my crush, yet I still write his name that way!)

  6. Awesome year! I’m most excited about Captain America Civil War, Dr. Strange and Finding Dory. I wasn’t even aware of some of these, 2016 is going to be a killer movie year!

  7. I don’t doubt that my son will be taking his children to see some of these new movies, my grandchildren love Disney movies.

  8. Doctor Strange! That’s exactly the type of thing I’m interested in. Disney is MUCHO bust this year. (And every other year, too, come to think of it!)


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