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What to Expect from Disney for the Rest of 2016

by Nastasia Delmedico
Disney movies 2016

Disney has been nothing short of busy releasing big feature films over the last six months, including Zootopia, The Jungle Book, and the highly acclaimed Captain America: Civil War.

Showing no signs of slowing down, here’s a list of what we can expect from Disney for the last half of the year.

Finding Dory

It’s been 13 years since Finding Nemo was released in 2003. I think we’re all ready for the sequel. With the help of Pixar, Finding Dory will be released this Friday, on June 17th.

The BFG

Written by the notorious Charlie and the Chocolate Factory author, Roald Dahl, and directed by Steven Spielberg, The BFG tells the story of a young orphan who sets out on an adventure with an unexpectedly big, friendly giant. The BFG is scheduled to be released on July 1st.

Pete’s Dragon

Directed by David Lowery with the Twilight saga star Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakley Fegley, Karl Urban, and The Hunger Games actor Wes Bentley, Pete’s Dragon with its unbeatable cast will premier on August 12th.

The Light Between Oceans

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander star in the adaptation of M.L Stedmen’s New York Times bestseller The Light Between Oceans, originally published in 2012. The film’s director, Derek Cianfrance, is known for his romantic dramas, including The Place Beyond the Pines and Blue Valentine. The Light Between Oceans will be in theatres on September 2nd.

Queen of Katwe

Directed by Mira Nair, Queen of Katwe is a biographical drama that reproduces the story of a female Ugandan chess mastermind, played by the Oscar award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, who gains the FIDE chess title as a Woman Candidate Master. The film will be released on September 23rd.

Doctor Strange

Marvel’s neurosurgeon superhero, Dr. Stephen Strange, is scheduled to premier November 4th. Based on the story by Steve Ditko and directed by Scott Derrickson, Doctor Strange has been stirring up a buzz as one of the most exciting and visually captivating Marvel films yet.

Moana

Look out for Dwayne Johnson singing in John Musker’s and Ron Clements’ 3-D animated musical. The new Disney princess Moana, played by the 15 year old Auli’i Cravalho, will set on an ocean adventure alongside Johnson, a demigod. The films initial release is set for November 23rd.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

With Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, and many more, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will carry out the mission of stealing the Death Star on December 16th to wrap up Disney’s feature film releases of 2016.

 

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