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“Lightyear” debuted. Great. We’re happy. But here are several more titles racing toward their release dates, and you’ll want to keep these on your radar!

PIXAR’s first theatrical release of a film in nearly 900 days happened on Friday, and though we were thrilled to see the PIXAR Powerhouse darken the doors of the theater once again, we must admit we’ve got our eyes set on the next few releases from Disney, and we think you should too!

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Strange World

Strange World is Walt Disney Animation’s 61st feature. It’s scheduled for a box office release on November 23, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Disney has been uncharacteristically quiet about the new fantasy film, and what we know as of now is that Strange World tells the story of a family of explorers who have an important mission to fulfill, but it’s threatened by conflict within them. A teaser trailer was released, but outside of that, we don’t know too much about this upcoming film.

We love a good mystery; maybe that’s why we’re looking forward to seeing it so much!

Disenchanted

Enchanted fans have waited 15 long years for this sequel, and they’re hopeful that the second take is as magical as the first! Disenchanted tells the story of the heroine from Enchanted, Giselle. She now lives with her parents, whom she met in the first Disney film.

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Amy Adams reprises her role as Giselle, and Patrick Dempsey, James Marden, Idina Menzel also returned for the second installment. The cast has grown for the second film, and it now includes Saturday Night Live‘s Maya Rudolph, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Jayma Mays.

Disenchanted debuts on Disney+ on November 24.

Zootopia+

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Ready or not, Zootopia is finally getting its very own Disney+ series called Zootopia+ later this year!

Disney fans raved when Zootopia hit theaters, as the animated film captured our imaginations, thanks to the storyline, the animals themselves, and, of course, the many unique animal districts. It didn’t hurt that Shakira was on vocals throughout the film.

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Now Zootopia+ looks to expand the world of Zootopia as fans are introduced to a very unique “in-universe” perspective on shows that feature different animal characters from the original animated film. They include titles like The Real Mousewives of Little Rodentia, So You Think You Can Prance, and even a show based on the slow-as-Christmas sloth from the DMV, Flash.

Tiana

Even Princess Tiana is getting a sequel to the 2009 Walt Disney animated feature The Princess and the Frog. The new movie will debut on the Disney+ streaming platform sometime in 2023, but very little more is known about the new movie. We do know that the film stars Tiana and sees her traveling to various locations.

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We’re just hoping that the new movie gives us more time with Tiana in her human form so we can get to know her better!

Baymax!

Baymax returns in his very own series on Disney+ beginning June 29. The lovable healthcare companion who lives among the residents in San Fransokyo tries his hand at several new roles, like that of a barista.

Baymax plays a coffee house barista in his new spin-off, and we've got the trailer here! - Disney Dining

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According to Twinfinite, the events in Baymax! take place after the setting of Big Hero 6:

Loveable robot Baymax returns with a series that takes place sometime after the events of “Big Hero 6.” In “Baymax!,” Baymax interacts with the people of San Fransokyo where he follows the original protocol he was given in trying to help out everyone that he can. The personal healthcare companion looks to be helping with various problems, which should be interesting to see.

Scott Adsit returns to voice Baymax, while other known returning characters are Hiro and his aunt Cass. Baymax! will seemingly be a bit of a procedural with episodes introducing new people for Baymax to help, leading to plenty of fun. Hopefully, the audience will get to see even more of the world that was originally introduced in Big Hero 6.

Pinocchio

Tom Hanks trades in his Sheriff Woody badge for a thick mustache and glasses in Disney’s live-action remake of Pinocchio, set to premiere on Disney+ Day in September.

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The film, which takes its inspiration from the 1940 Walt Disney animated classic, will include some of the details, characters, and thematic elements from the beloved film, but some of the more “questionable content” may be kicked to the curb or reimagined altogether.

Pinocchio will be available for streaming beginning September 8.

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!