Published On: Mon, May 1st, 2017

Disney sets ‘Frozen 2’ ‘Lion King’ release dates, ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ sequel gets full name

Disney makes it official: a Frozen sequel, live-action Lion King and a new Wreck-It Ralph film are all coming to theaters. One film slides way back on the schedule, Gigantic, confirmed for 2020.

Disney revealed when Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 will be the new film with John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman. The video game-inspired film will now come out on November 21, 2018, which is months away from its previously announced March 9, 2018 date. November 21, 2018 was previously the date for Disney’s Gigantic, an animated re-telling of the Jack and the Beanstalk story, but this movie is now coming on November 5, 2020.

The first film earned $470 million globally for Disney.

Of course, the blockbuster Frozen will finally have a sequel, finally confirmed for Thanksgiving weekend in 2019, debuting on November 27, 2019.

Rumors have flooded the Internet long before this release date, but it’s safe to predict the new film will give Elsa a strong backstory.

“What I know about that whole team is that they wouldn’t just put something out to put it out,” Frozen director Jennifer Bell told Collider about the delay on the second film. “That’s why it took them so long to even announce that we were doing a second one. Generally, when you have a first successful movie you want to make a second one. It took them a while because they wanted to figure out what story they needed to tell and what would be important and engaging and I think they found it.”


The new live-action Lion King, from Iron Man director Jon Favreau, will arrive on July 19, 2019. 

 Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner and James Earl Jones are already confirmed as part of the all-star voice cast.

Other Disney movies that now have dates include A Wrinkle in Time (March 9, 2018) and Magic Camp (April 6), as well as two untitled animated movies, one each from Disney (November 24, 2021) and Pixar (June 18, 2021).

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