The world was shocked by an all-out Disney bonanza of news on their 2020 Investor Day, announcing several of their new and upcoming shows and ventures. Most are based on past Disney and Pixar movies from the past, and others are fresh and original series set for theatrical and Disney Plus debut.
The company’s announcement stormed the shows and film scene, with the posts on all Disney-affiliated pages’ social media accounts accumulating over a million likes, reactions, shares, comments, and views in just hours.
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Disney Plus’ Upcoming Games for Disney Animation
Some of the film titles revealed from the Disney animation offerings were Raya and the Last Dragon, which was already announced a few months earlier, and Encanto – a new film set in Colombia that will be written by award-winning singer-songwriter and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda. They announced several series based on past Disney animation films for their Disney + series offerings, including Baymax based on Big Hero 6, Zootopia Plus from Zootopia, Tiana from The Princess and the Frog “Moana” from the musical comedy series, and in collaboration with Kugali Media, an original series titled Iwaju.
Also, newer versions of some of Disney’s classic films are expected to be released on Disney Plus. It lists Peter Pan and Wendy – the live-action adaptation of Peter Pan film’s Pinnochio based on the Disenchanted which is a sequel to the 2007 Disney movie Enchanted and the much-anticipated Sister Act 3.
Pixar’s return to Disney+ and Theatres, hopefully
Movies and shows were also announced in collaboration with Pixar, their subsidiary animation company. Lightyear, an origin story for Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear who will be voiced by Chris Evans and is set for release in theaters in 2022. Other Pixar films include Luca, which is a film about a boy named Luca set in Italy, and Turning Red – hich is a film about a puberty teenage girl who might transform into a giant red panda. In theaters, both are also scheduled to be released.
Also listed were some Pixar shows and programs for Disney Plus, also based on some past Pixar movies. It includes Dug Days featuring Dug from the critically acclaimed Pixar movie Up, Cars series focused on Lightning McQueen and Mater, Pixar Popcorn featuring some of the most popular Pixar characters, and some original series topped by Win or Lose” – the first original Pixar animated series about a middle school softball team, and the new SharkSports show, “Burrow.”
Movies and shows from Marvel’s comic and superhero-themed series and the world-renowned Star Wars sci-fi franchise, both owned for years by Disney, were also part of the grand announcement.
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