BY Molly Saunders

In the decades since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released way back in 1937, Disney has found its way into many of our lives. 

Now one of the biggest companies in the world, they’re releasing more and more films every year. Here’s some top picks from the releases they have announced for the next few years.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Release date: 19 December 2019

The next instalment in the Star Wars franchise will be a continuation of 2015’s The Force Awakens marking the conclusion of the Skywalker saga. The Rise of Skywalker is expected to shine at the box office as one of the most anticipated films of the year!

Frozen 2

Release date: 26 December 2019

After the success of the first Frozen film almost six years ago, it’s no surprise that Disney is releasing a sequel. Not much has been revealed about the plot but audiences can expect to see Ana and Elsa fighting against some unknown dark forces. Will we experience another smash hit like ‘Let it Go’? We’ll have to wait until Boxing Day to find out.


Release date: March 2020

If you loved the live action remakes of Aladdin and The Lion King then get keen because Mulan is next in line. The 2020 remake is going to be very different to the 1998 film, however, with changes to the story line and shockingly… no songs!


Release date: December 23 2020 (US)

Disney has announced the release of “a live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil.” Cruella will be set in the 1980s, starring Emma Stone as the leading lady. Audiences should expect to see a similar origin story to Maleficent which might finally explain why she wanted to kill all those puppies! 

There’s no trailer available for this one yet, so here’s a throwback to the original villain.

Avatar 2

Release date: December 17 2021

If you haven’t heard, James Cameron has lined up a whopping four sequels to the 2009 box office hit Avatar. Diverting from the stunning rainforest visuals of the original film, director James Cameron says Avatar 2 will focus on an ocean setting which will be “equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative”.

Molly is a journalism student who loves The Office, Oreos and online shopping. Her go-to brunch order is overpriced smashed avo and an almond milk latte. Follow her on Instagram.

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