This year the magic of Disney took us to a world where we witnessed a Rebellion Built on Hope, took us to the world of Zootopia where anyone can be anything they want , showed us the World Is More Giant Than We Could Ever Imagine and taught us that United We Stand, Divided Fall all while reminding us that The Ocean Is Calling.
But if you thought 2016 was good, you ain’t seen nothing yet. From a Tale As Old As Time to the return of everyone’s favorite pirate to the return of the Guardians-obviously all ending with a return visit to a galaxy far, far, away, grab the popcorn and buckle up-here’s what’s playing at sneak peek at what’s coming to a movie theater near you in 2017.
March 17, 2017
Beauty and the Beast– WALT DISNEY STUDIOS
Next March, prepare to be enchanted as a tale as old as time comes to life in Disney’s live action musical movie Beauty and the Beast. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.The tale is a re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.
The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
April 21, 2017
Born In China- Disneynature
Earth Day is known for many things but for many families and educators, not only is a day of celebration as we reflect on this planet that we call home, but it also means that tradition and legacy continues as Disneynature brings to the screen a new poignant tale of one of the beloved creatures that share this world of ours and Earth Day 2017 will be ushered in with a treat for the entire family- Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure film Born In China which will take us on an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured.
Following the stories of three animal families, the film will transport audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film.
A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet.
MAY 5, 2017
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2- MARVEL
They’re back! Peter Quill aka Star-Lord and the greatest band of misfits ever seen anywhere in this galaxy or any other are returning to orbit near you next May as Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot further their adventures in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. Today Marvel and Guardian fans everywhere were treated to not only the brand new poster, but a teaser trailer too, and let’s face it, if for some reason you weren’t already captivated by them, well, you are now.
While the plot is being kept closely under wraps, what we do know is that this one picks up approximately 2 to 3 months after the end of the original Guardians of the Galaxy and the center point of the plot seems to revolve around the reuniting of Peter Quill his father and his father and after all don’t we all love it when a father and son are brought back together? James Gunn has also shared that this movie will come to terms with the dynamics and inner workings of family and ultimately at the end of the day, where you come from does affects who you are and where your destiny can lead you. As we pick up in the new film, we will come to see that Peter Quill is not only dealing with the fact that he’s not entirely human which would give anyone cause to stop and pause and ponder for a moment but also question whether or not he can actually trust his newly-discovered father.
One thing is certain, get our your calendars circle May 5, 2017 and get ready for the roller coaster ride like no other as we journey back into the galaxy with Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, and Kurt Russell in Marvel’s In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 written and directed by James Gunn.
May 26, 2017
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES-Walt Disney Studios
Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack
Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.
JUNE 16, 2017
Cars 3– DISNEY/PIXAR
In Cars 3, Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world. Blindsided by this new group of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves.
To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.
Cars 3 will take us all back to o back to Route 66 and will also take us on a journey along Route 99. The cast includes Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen, Larry the Cable Guy as Mater, Bonnie Hunt as Sally Carrera and Cheech Marin as Ramone. Get ready to start your engines as Cars 3 comes to theaters next summer.
July 7, 2017
With Iron Man teaching him the ropes–or should we say webs–of the super hero business, the our favorite high school student by day, super hero by night faces off against the menace of the Vulture while juggling his school and social life.
The film is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. Will Peter Parker be able to balance being the hero Spider-Man with his high school life all while defending the world from Vulture? And just what role will mentor Tony Stark play? The tangled web will unravel next July.
November 3, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok- MARVEL
Also known as Thor 3, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) will return to Asgard when his home realm is threatened by the Ragnarok, the Norse apocalypse.
Marvel’s Kevin Feige has promised that Thor: Ragnarok is “a very important movie for us in Marvel Phase 3…we plan on taking Thor to another level.
Thor: Ragnarok will feature the return of Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder himself, with Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Idris Elba as Heimdall and Sir Anthony Hopkins again portraying Odin.
Cate Blanchett plays the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, Jeff Goldblum stars as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life, and Karl Urban will add his might to the fray as Skurge.
November 22, 2017
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt).
Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.
Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3), Disney•Pixar’s Coco opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017
DECEMBER 15, 2017
Star Wars VIII– LUCASFILM
Cue the music, start the scroll, as we head back to a galaxy far, far away. Although few details have been released, we do know that the next installment of the Star War saga picks up immediately where Star Wars: The Force Awakens leaves off.
Directed by Rian Johnson, the second in the Star Wars sequel trilogy is once again produced by Lucasfilm and distributed worldwide by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The stellar cast includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran.
And there you have it. From a tale as old as time to a pirate’s life for me to the moment where everything changes to the belief in your dreams to a galaxy far, far away. grab the popcorn and get ready for the ride of your life as you escape into the world of movies in 2017 thanks to the creative teams at Disney, Pixar, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony and Lucasfilm there’s never been a better line up awaiting you and your family.
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