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Disney News (1/14) – Movie and Show Releases planned by Disney in 2024, and National Winnie the Pooh Day!

Episode 12

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Winnie The Pooh Day:


  • Movies and Releases I am excited about in 2024
  • Pixar Re-releases that were released direct to D+ during COVID
    • Echo and Self Reliance have already been released on D+ and Hulu.
  • Jan. 24: Soul
  • Feb. 9: Turning Red
  • March 22: Luca – the coming-of-age story follows a friendship between two sea monsters who spend their summer sneaking to a summer town on the Italian Riviera.
  • Feb. 12: The Space Race – released on Nat Geo, and D+ and Hulu the next day.
    • The documentary chronicles the first Black pilots, engineers, and scientists to become astronauts.
  • April 5: The First Omen – this is a prequel to the 1976 horror classic The Omen.
  • May 24: The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, the next sequeal to the Planet of the Apes franchise. Taking place several generations after War for the Planet of the Apes
  • June 14: Inside Out 2 Set years after the 2015 movie, Riley’s now a teenager experiencing new emotions. Inside Riley’s head, Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust don’t know how to react to Anxiety (Maya Hawke) and a few other new feelings.
  • July 26: Untitled Deadpool 3 – finally we get Deadpool and Wolverine together.
    • Reports and rumors claim fans could be in store for many familiar faces from Marvel’s past in the new Shawn Levy-directed film, including Jennifer Garner’s Elektra.
    • This is the sole Marvel movie Disney will release in 2024.
  • Aug. 16: Alien: Romulus
    • Variety reports the movie will take place between 1979’s “Alien” and 1986’s “Aliens” and will be titled “Alien: Romulus.”
  • Nov. 8: The Amatuer – Rami Malek as a CIA cryptographer who loses his wife in a terrorist attack. When the agency won’t go after her killer due to an internal conflict, Malek’s character blackmails the CIA.
  • Dec. 20: Mufasa: The Lion King – an origin story to 2019’s “The Lion King” that would shift between the present and past.
    • Rafiki, Timon, and Pumbaa will all narrate Mufasa’s story, which will show how he came into power.
    • “Mufasa was actually an orphaned cub who had to navigate the world alone, by himself,” Jenkins said. “In telling this story, we get to experience the real journey of how Mufasa found his place in the Circle of Life.”
  • Disney also lists 2 Untitled Disney releases in September and November. It is believed the November release is animated.
  • Disney is also expected to bring Alladin: The Broadway Musical to D+ at some time in 2024
    • Similar to Hamilton
  • The next bit from Star Wars
    • The Skeleton Crew – TV series Staring Jude Law – Inside Lucasfilm, the show is being described as a galactic version of classic Amblin coming-of-age adventure films of the ’80s.”
    • The Akolyte – TV Series – during the High Republic era, 200 years before the events of the prequels. Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy teases the series will “will take us into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emergent dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic
    • The Bad Batch – season 3 – the final season
    • Andor – season 2 –
    • Ahsoka – season 2 – likely not releasing until late 2025… however
    • It has been confirmed that Dave Filoni is developing a Mando-verse movie that would ltie together series like Mando, Book of Boba, and Ahsoka
    • Jon Favreua confirmed that he’s bringing Mando and Grogu to the big screen (likely in lieu of a 4th season)
    • Taika Waititi is making a Star Wars movie, although nothing is really known about it yet.
    • James Mangold (Logan) is making Dawn of the Jedi set 25000 years before the timeline we are familiar with and focuses on the earliest Jedi
    • Ms. Marvel’s Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is directing the first Star Wars film set after the events of The Rise of Skywalker. Daisy Ridley will return to reprise the role of Rey Skywalker, with the film focusing on Rey’s efforts to rebuild the Jedi 15 years after the final battle with Emperor Palpatine. It’s expected that other actors from the Sequel Trilogy will also return.

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