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Disney Investor Day announcements part two: The Mighty Ducks, Rescue Rangers and more!

We’re starting a new post because too much awesome in the last one!

Dana Waldman is back as a Simpson character to introduce new Disney offerings.

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• The Mighty Ducks are coming back of course. The stars will really be able to skate. It’s a live action show about a youth hockey team. Emilio Estevez returns.

• Turner and Hooch another classic – probably the most important announcement today. Tragically for the Beat, they aren’t showing the trailer to us. Crying here.

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• Big Shot a drama set in the world of girls basketball. John Stamos against some snotty girls. Writes itself. A lot of talk about potential.

And the ambitious dramas in development:

• Beauty and the Beast – Luke Evans and Josh Gad are in it with new music by Alan Menken.

• Swiss Family Robinson by Ron Moore (Battle Star Galactica) and Jon Chu (Crazy Rich Asians.)

• Percy Jackson is coming to Disney+ and drove more than a million tweets in a day when announced.

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§ The Mysterious Benedict Society – based on the much loved books.

6:53: Sean Bailey of the live action division now is up to talk about movies on Disney+.

• A spooky sequel to Hocus Pocus.

• Touchstone revivals – oh yeah the 80s and 90s live.

• Three Men and a Baby led by Zac Effron is coming in 2022.

• Safety about a football player who must raise his young brother – debuting tomorrow.

Duane Johnson is produced an inspiring film about a coach.

• Greek Freak about that Greek basketball player whose name I can’t spell.

• Developing a bio film about basketball player Chris Paul, whose past is deeply moving.

Kids stuff:

• Flora and Ulysses about a young comic book fan and her squirrel. coming in February.

• Cheaper by The Dozen, about a multi racial blended family of 12. Gabrielle Union stars.

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• Diary of a Wimpy Kid – a no brainer there as the books are so huge. An all new animated look!!!

Fox stuff:

• Ice Age gets a spinoff with the Adventures of Buck Wild. Simon Pegg returns as Buck.

• Night at the Museum is coming back in an animated version. Sean Levi will be a producer.

And Live action Disney stuff:

• For Summer 2021 the previously announced Jungle Cruise with Duane Johnson and Emily Blunt.

• The Lion King is getting a prequel – Barry Jenkins, director of Moonlight is making it.

• Rob Marshall returns to Disney with a live action Little Mermaid, as previously announced. There will be all new music from Alan Menken and Lin-Manual Miranda.

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• Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers. YES YES YES. Andy Samberg and John Mullaney voice the little rascals! Oh my goodness.

• A live action Pinocchio from Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks.

• Peter Pan and Wendy will be on Disney+ as suspected.

• Enchanted has a sequel in the works, and Amy Adams will be back as Giselle in Disenchanted which will stream exclusively on Disney+

• And finally Sister Act 3 with Whoopi Goldberg.

• Cruella is coming, with Emma Stone and Emma Thompson and others not named Emma, set in 70s punk rock London. I know some people who will watch just for that reason.

A much neede break for Hannukah and Jennifer Lee is up to talk about feature animation:

 

• Big Hero Six director Don Hall is out to talk about the Baymax series  spinning out of Big Hero Six.  – coming in 2022

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• Zootopia+ is a series set in the world of Zootopia with little  animals we didn’t get to learn much about. A lot of sloth content. Coming in Spring 2022.

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• Tiana, a series about the star of The Princess and the Frog. Coming in 2023

 

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Screen Shot 2020-12-10 at 7.20.55 PM.png• A long form musical comedy series starring Moana coming in 2023.

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• And Nigerian Pan Africa Comic Book makers are making something that melds comics and animation. A series is called Iwaju set in Lagos. Coming in 2022.

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• And the 60th animated Disney film: Encanto, set in Columbia, with music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, coming in late 2021. Not before announced.

Pete Docter arrived to share the upcoming plans for Pixar:

  • First, the release of Soul, the latest Pixar movie, on Disney+ this Christmas.
  • Pixar Popcorn, a collection of bite-sized stories created by Pixar animators, on the way in January.
  • Three new series to premiere on Disney+: Dug Days, a spinoff of the 2009 movie Up featuring the dog gifted with speech (but not with brains); a Cars series in the fall of 2022 featuring Lightning McQueen and Mater in a road trip across the country; and Win or Lose, an original series that follows a co-ed middle school softball team on the way to the championships with episodes that feature the same events presented from different perspectives in fall of 2023.
  • Pixar’s next feature will be Luca, which is scheduled to arrive in theaters in June 2021.
  • Then, Turning Red, a new feature from the director of the short Boa, Domee Shi, scheduled to arrive in theaters on March 11th, 2022.
  • This will be followed by Lightyear on June 17th, 2022, a science fiction movie that reveals the origin story of the original Buzz Lightyear, with the character being voiced by a legitimate big-screen hero: Chris Evans!

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