Anticipated Disney and Disney-Pixar films hit theaters in 2011

Disney movie fans, rejoice! The remainder of 2010 and all of 2011 look to be a mix of highly anticipated and unexpected films from the Disney and Disney-Pixar banners.

With only 2 months left in 2010, there’s still plenty to look forward to. The holiday season brings Tangled‘s release on Nov. 24 and the much-anticipated, much-delayed, much-hyped Tron: Legacy on Dec. 17.

And don’t forget all the holiday season Blu-Ray and DVD releases to add to your holiday wishlist. Toy Story 3 is available on Nov. 2 in Blu-Ray, DVD and as part of a special 10-disc Blu-Ray Toy Story 3 trilogy box setFantasia/Fantasia 2000 hits shelves on Blu-Ray and DVD on Nov. 30, and  the Fantasia-inspired live-action film Sorcerer’s Apprentice is available the same day on Blu-Ray and DVD.

This spring, Disney will pander to its tween audience with Prom, scheduled for release on April 29, 2011. Then once school lets out for summer, Disney will debut a new movie every month of the season.

First up is the highly anticipated Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, scheduled for release on May 20, 2011. Johnny Depp returns in the iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow, but don’t expect to see Will and Elizabeth. Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley are working on other films and have stated that they think the Will-Elizabeth love story had gone as far as it could go.

Next up for summer 2011 is Cars 2: World Grand Prix on June 24. Owen Wilson returns to voice Lightning McQueen and Larry the Cable Guy returns to voice his pal and pit boss Mater as as they race across the world in exotic locales like Tokyo, Italy, Germany, Paris and London.

Winnie the Pooh is the only traditionally animated movie for 2011, scheduled for release on July 15. The trailer is rumored to run during showings of Tangled this holiday season. Jim Cummings will voice both Tigger and Winnie the Pooh, while Scottish comedian Craig Ferguson will voice Owl.

Closing out the summer movie season is Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World, to be released on August 19.

And while there’s likely to be more movies announced for the tail end of 2011, The Muppets, slated for release on Christmas Day 2011, is sure to be a hit for all ages. Jason Segel, who showcased his puppet talents in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Nicholas Stoller are set to produce the film, which promises to be an old-fashioned Muppets caper.

For 2012, Disney-Pixar’s Brave (formerly The Bear and the Bow) starring Reese Witherspoon is scheduled for a June 15, 2012 release, while Monsters, Inc. 2 is set for a Nov. 2, 2012 release.

Correction: The upcoming Narnia film is not a Disney-branded film

2 responses to “Anticipated Disney and Disney-Pixar films hit theaters in 2011

  • Won’t be seeing Pirates 4 “On Stranger Tides”. One- because-No Orlando Bloom (Will Turner) Two- They should have stopped at the third one.

  • As for me, I won’t be seeing the Muppets one because nearly everything they’ve done lately has pretty much sucked, and Jason Segel’s participation does nothing to reassure me. Has Disney lost its mind?

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