Disney unveils Disney+ films, including Sister Act 3, Hocus Pocus 2, Disenchanted and live-action Pinocchio
James R | On 12, Dec 2020
Disney has unveiled its slate of new feature films heading to Disney+ in the coming years.
The line-up includes the House of Mouse’s now-familiar blend of franchise-building sequels and remakes, ranging from Sister Act 3, Disenchanted and Hocus Pocus 2 to a live-action take on Pinocchio.
Hocus Pocus 2 is a sequel to the 1993 Halloween cult classic, directed by Adam Shankman.
The live-action take on Pinocchio, is directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks.
Sister Act 3 is the third film in the beloved series, with Whoopi Goldberg on board to star and produce with Tyler Perry.
Disenchanted, a sequel to the hit film Enchanted, will stream exclusively on Disney+. Amy Adams returns as Giselle, who found her life flipped upside down when she fell out of her animated fantasy world and discovered herself stuck in real-life Manhattan.
Also on the way is Three Men and a Baby, a modern take on the hilarious 1980s comedy that will star Zac Efron and is slated for a 2022 release on Disney+.
The Keanon Lowe project, coming to Disney+, is inspired by the incredible real-life story of a high school coach who averted tragedy through compassion. Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia are on board as producers for the project through their Seven Bucks Productions.
Greek Freak heads into production next year for Disney+. It is the remarkable story of NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and his family, who lifted themselves out of poverty as undocumented immigrants living in Greece.
The Chris Paul project is a biographical film in development for Disney+ about NBA superstar Chris Paul. It follows Paul’s deeply moving story of family, legacy and destiny that helped make him who he is today.
Flora & Ulysses is a delightful comedy-adventure based on the Newbery Award–winning book about 10-year-old Flora, an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, who rescues a squirrel with unique superhero powers. Flora & Ulysses stars Matilda Lawler and is directed by Lena Khan (The Tiger Hunter). The film makes its debut on Disney+ on 19th February 2021.
Cheaper by the Dozen, a reimagining of the hit comedy with “black-ish” producer Kenya Barris, will air on Disney+ in 2022. The story centres on a multiracial, blended family of 12, navigating a hectic home life while managing their family business. Gabrielle Union is set to star.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which has spawned a successful live-action film franchise from the popular books, will also come to Disney+ in 2021 as an all-new animated film.
The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild, exclusively for Disney+, is a spin-off of the popular Ice Age franchise from 20th Century Studios. The story centers on three series favorites: the prankster possum brothers Crash and Eddie, and the swashbuckling titular weasel, Buck. Simon Pegg will be returning in the role of Buck. It is slated for an early 2022 release.
Night at the Museum is also coming to Disney+ with a new twist: this time it’s animated. Shawn Levy, who has helped shape the blockbuster franchise as director of the previous films, is on board as a producer. It will launch on Disney+ in 2021.
Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers, a hybrid live-action-animated feature for Disney+, is in development. Akiva Schaffer (Popstar) directs, and John Mulaney and Andy Samberg are set to star in the title roles with Seth Rogen doing a cameo. Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers is slated for spring 2022.
Pinocchio is coming to Disney+ in a compelling new live-action retelling that will leverage state-of-the art CGI to bring Pinocchio to life. A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy in a musical remake of the Disney animated classic. Robert Zemeckis directs and Tom Hanks stars.
Another Disney+ film inspired by an animated classic is Peter Pan & Wendy, which has David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon) at the helm. A young girl rebels against “growing up” by going with her two brothers to a magical land ruled by an ageless boy obsessed with adventure who is locked in an ongoing battle with a pirate captain. The cast includes Jude Law as Captain Hook and Yara Shahidi (black-ish) in the role of Tinker Bell.
Previously announced up-and-coming Disney features set for theatrical release include Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra; the Rob Marshall–directed The Little Mermaid; a live-action prequel to The Lion King, with Barry Jenkins on board to direct; and Cruella, starring Emma Stone, with Craig Gillespie at the helm.