What’s coming up for Disney in 2015 and 2016

Taryn Davies
Published: January 31, 2015

This week sees the release of Big Hero 6, the latest animation film from Disney, and with the excitement of this release we thought we’d take a look forward as to what else we can expect from them in 2015 and 2016

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 has already grossed in excess of $456 million at the global box office and has enjoyed success of its own at the U.S. box office. Oh yes, there is also the little matter of it being nominated at the Oscars for Best Animated Feature.

This is the first Disney production to feature Marvel characters since Disney acquired the company. The hero is Hiro Hamada a 14 year old robotics prodigy, which with the help of Bay Max, an inflatable nursing robot works to foil a criminal plot.


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Kevin Costner plays sports coach in a Latino high school, where he manages to create a team of runners that form a legacy. The film is inspired by a true story of the championship cross-country team.

The film is set for release on February 20 2015 in the US


Lily James plays Cinderella in the live action version of the fairy tale that is set to be directed by Kenneth Branagh. Cate Blanchett plays the evil step mother, and Richard Manning is Prince Charming.

The film is set for release on March 27 2015



A former boy genius, played by George Clooney and a gifted teen (Britt Robertson) set out on a dangerous mission to unearth the secrets of Tomorrowland,. This film is on our list of must-watch Sci-Fi movies in 2015 too.

The film is set for release on May 22 2015


Inside Out

This animated film already sounds like it's going to be a huge hit, the film is is based inside the mind of an 11 year old, and there we meet Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. Such a simple idea, but it's something that is going to entertain children and adults too.

The film is set for release on July 24 2015

Inside Out

The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur answers the big questions of what would have happened if dinosaurs never went extinct. We have a feeling this is going to be an extremely touching story.

The film is set for release on November 27 2015

The Good Dinosaur

Star Wars: Episode VII

The film is set for release on December 18 2015

Star Wars will be back with a film that’s set 30 years after Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.

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The Finest Hours

The film is set for release on April 15 2016

Based on the novel, the true story looks at the Pendleton rescue mission by Coast Guard Ships that happened in 1952 off the Cape Cod coast.


The film is set for release March 2016

The animal world of Zootropolis has every character we'd expect to see in the real world, obviously just as an animal. A rabbit and a fox must put their natural differences aside and work together to solve the crime in the city.

It will be names Zootopia in the States and Zootropolis in the UK.


A fast-talking fox is framed for a crime he didn't commit in Walt Disney Animation Studios' "ZOOTROPOLIS" in theaters in 2016. Disney. All Rights Reserved.

The Jungle Book

The film is set to be released in the US on April 15 2016

Jon Favreau directs the live action remake of the boy raised in the jungle. The film looks set to be visually stunning, and there's a whole host of A-list who have lent their voices to the animal characters, including Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Christopher Walken and Lupita Nyong’o.

Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass

3D film scheduled for release 27 May 2016

Mia Wasikowska is back as Alice in the new tale that we've never seen or heard before. A lot of the cast are returning to their roles, but there are some new faces we can expect to see too.

The original made more than $1 billion at the box office, so we’re sure they’re expecting a similar sort of success next year.

Finding Dory

The film is set for release on July 29 2016

The hugely successful Finding Nemo is finally getting a sequel, with Finding Dory due in 2016. This time the story focuses on Dory and finding her family that she suddenly remembers she has.

Pete’s Dragon

The film is set for release in the US on August 12 2016

Pete's Dragon is a remake of the 1977 film which was a musical, but this isn't expected to be the same. CGI will be used to bring the dragon to life.


The film is set for release on December 26 2016

Moana is set to be the newest Disney princess, who is on a mythical quest for a fabled island. The action-packed film sees her meet a demigod and together they must fight sea creates and folklore.