There's a Disney movie for every audience. With Pixar, Marvel Studios, and the films coming out of Disney's own live-action and animated divisions, Walt Disney's enduring studio has the world of entertainment covered. 2020 is going to be a great year — there are two original Pixar movies, a long-awaited Marvel Studios solo movie, and a new original animated story from Disney, and that's all just for starters!
Here are all the new Disney movies in 2020. The list below is arranged in order of release date, from soonest to latest.
THE CALL OF THE WILD (which was produced by Fox, now owned by Disney) looks like a classic Disney live-action family adventure. It adapts Jack London's classic novel, set during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s in Yukon, Canada. THE CALL OF THE WILD is the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is transplanted from his California home to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team, Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master. This live-action/animation hybrid features cutting edge visual effects to bring a host of animals to life, and stars Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, and Colin Woodell. [THE CALL OF THE WILD opens on February 21]
Set in a suburban fantasy world, ONWARD introduces two teenage elf brothers who discover there may be a way to spend time with their late father. As magic seems to be fading from the society around them, the brothers, and the partially-incarnated spirit of their dad, undertake a quest to enable the most amazing family reunion in the history of Pixar. Read a full breakdown of the story here. [ONWARD opens on March 6]
This live-action version of MULAN tells a story you may know: A fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. We break down all the aspects of this remake here. [MULAN opens on March 27]
Scarlett Johansson's Russian super-spy finally gets her own solo movie in BLACK WIDOW! This movie is a flashback to the days after CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, and sees the hero reconciling with her past and facing off against the Taskmaster, a villain who adapts to any fighting style almost instantly. ">Check out the trailers for the movie here! [BLACK WIDOW opens on May 1]
ARTEMIS FOWL follows 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father's disappearance. [ARTEMIS FOWL opens on May 29]
Pixar's second movie of 2020 follows an aspiring musician who gets a dream gig, only to take a wrong step, which lands him in a version of the afterlife. In SOUL, Pixar explores the origins of all our passions, dreams and interests come from, in a quest to understand what makes all of us who we are. It's a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life's most important questions. [SOUL opens on June 19]
Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE is an adventure-filled, Amazon-jungle expedition starring Dwayne Johnson as the charismatic riverboat captain and Emily Blunt as a determined explorer on a research mission. Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti co-star, while Jaume Collet-Serra directs. Learn more about the movie here! [JUNGLE CRUISE opens on July 24]
Based on the true story of a uniquely-talented gorilla, and the other animals who share a communal habitat at a suburban shopping mall, THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN is an unforgettable tale about the beauty of friendship, the power of visualization and the significance of the place we call home. [THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN opens on August 14]
ETERNALS brings a brand new but very old family into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the comics, the Eternals are an evolutionary offshoot of humanity, created millennia ago by an alien race known as the Celestials. They're tremendously powerful, and connected to the origins of both Thanos and the Infinity Stones. The plot of ETERNALS is still under wraps, but we understand the characters played by Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjani and Brian Tyree Henry will face off against a race known as the Deviants. Chloé Zhao, who made the acclaimed film THE RIDER, is directing. [ETERNALS opens on November 6]
DIsney's final big movie of 2020 is the Thanksgiving release RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON, which is directed by two FROZEN and BIG HERO 6 alums, Paul Briggs and Dean Wellins. CRAZY RICH ASIANS screenwriter Adele Lim providing the script. The story follows "a lone warrior named Raya, [who] teams up with a crew of misfits in a quest to find Sisu, the Last Dragon, and save their kingdom." Cassie Steele voices Raya, while and Awkwafina voices Sisu. We don't know if anyone provides a voice for the intriguing turtle/sloth hybrid seen above, but we're eager to find out. [RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON opens on November 25]
All images courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, and Marvel Studios.