Disney have revealed, through Box Office Mojo, their upcoming release date schedule, shedding light on when we can expect some of the company's most hotly anticipated films!
Starting from the start, Disney's highly anticipated chronicle of the acquisition of the film rights to Mary Poppins, Saving Mr. Banks is due on 20th December, 2013. The film, which will see Tom Hanks become the first man to ever portray the larger-than-life icon, Walt Disney, on-screen, and stars Emma Thompson as author P.L. Travers, is directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) and looks set to be one of the biggest films of next year!
Then, the big-screen live-action/CG mash-up adaptation of Phineas and Ferb - previously due on 26th July, 2013 - is now due for an unspecified release in 2014. Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt has been nabbed to pen the script. That same year, on 18th April, Disney will release Bears.
Later that year, for a more tent-pole release, Walt Disney Animation Studios have an untitled release due on 7th November. No word on what precisely this film is yet, but it seems likely that it'll be the planned adaptation of Marvel's Big Hero 6, or John Musker and Ron Clements's (The Little Mermaid) next film - we'll likely here more about it this time next year, when Frozen's on it's way to cinemas.
On the more concrete side of things, a year later on 6th November, 2015, Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz) and Marvel's long gestating and highly anticipated Ant-Man film is finally due to hit cinemas! Noteworthy though is that is after the planned 1st May, 2015 release for The Avengers 2, placing Ant-Man in Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Three.
And finally, and perhaps most excitingly, we get a release date for yet another untitled Pixar film - because, y'know, titling films is overrated nowadays. The release is likely Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich's Día de los Muertos film, and it's due on 25th November, 2015. This date would mean this would be the first year where Pixar release two films in the same year - with Pete Docter's Untitled Inside the Mind film due on 19th June that year - however, we've heard that before, and the films have always moved. Especially up against Marvel's Ant-Man, it seems unlikely Disney would want to double book themselves, so expect to see this date move.
All very exciting news about very exciting films, and we can't wait to hear more going forward!