Trailer Thursday – Disney 2015 Releases

Disney has a lot that is set to release in 2015 and into 2016. Below is a timeline from Business Insider of the 2015 and 2016 movie releases.

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Check out the most current information, trailers and posters for the 2015 Disney Studio releases – Lots of great things from Cinderella to Star Wars!!!




Synopsis: Cate Blanchett stars in this new vision of the Cinderella tale from director Kenneth Branagh and the screenwriting team of Chris Weitz and Aline Brosh McKenna for Disney Pictures. © Walt Disney Studios Pictures
STARRING: Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Sophie McShera
DIRECTED BY: Kenneth Branagh
Side Note: The poster for Cinderella was shot by famous photographer, Annie Leibovitz, who has a long history of working with Disney. Check out her other work for them here.

Check out the trailers for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, TomorrowLand, and Inside Out after the jump…


The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Release Date: May 1, 2015

Synopsis: Joss Whedon returns to write and direct the follow-up to the ultra successful Avengers film. The picture completes Marvel Studios’ Phase 2 films, which includes Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy. © Walt Disney Pictures

STARRING: Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Bettany, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Stellan Skarsgard, Tom Hiddleston, James Spader, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen
WRITTEN BY: Joss Whedon, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee
DIRECTED BY: Joss Whedon
Studio: Marvel Studios



Inside Out 

Synopsis: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. © Disney/Pixar
STARRING: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith
DIRECTED BY: Pete Docter & Ronnie del Carmen
Pixar just released a bunch of character posters and Character intros this week. Check some of them out below… as well as the full teaser trailer.
Meet Sadness:
Meet Disgust:
Meet Anger:
Teaser Trailer:



Release Date: May 22, 2015
Rating: Unrated
 Science Fiction & Fantasy

Synopsis:  Tomorrowland movie stars George Clooney (Gravity, Ocean’s 11), Hugh Laurie (House, Blackadder) and Britt Robertson (Scream 4, Life Unexpected) in an epic science fiction movie from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as Tomorrowland. What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever. Featuring a screenplay by Brad Bird and Lost writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof, from a story by Lindelof & Jeff Jensen and Bird, Tomorrowland promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of. © Walt Disney Pictures
STARRING: George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Brittany Robertson, Thomas Robinson




Release Date: July 17, 2015
Synopsis: The Marvel character Ant-Man gets the big screen treatment with this Edgar Wright-directed film focusing on Henry Pym, a scientist who develops powers to grow and shrink in size. The script was penned by Wright and Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish. © Disney/Marvel
STARRING: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerald, Michael Peña
DIRECTED BY: Peyton Reed
You can watch the video of the panel at San Diego Comic Con this past year with the cast of Ant-Man here.

Jungle Book

Release Date: October 9th, 2015
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Synopsis: Live-action/CGI film directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Marks, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The film’s executive producers are Molly Allen, Karen Gilchrist, Peter M. Tobyanse. Music will be written by John Debney © Disney/Marvel

STARRING: Neel Sethi will play Mowgli, Bill Murray will voice Baloo, Ben Kingsley will voice Bagheera,Ben Kingsley will voice Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson will voice Kaa, Lupita Nyong’o will voice Raksha,Lupita Nyong’o will voice King Louie, Giancarlo Esposito will voice Akela

DIRECTED BY: Jon Favreau

WRITERS: Rudyard Kipling, Justin Marks

Side Note: Warner Bros. is working on a Jungle Book film concurrently with the Disney film. To be called Jungle Book: Origins, the film will feature Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, and Cate Blanchett, and will be directed by Andy Serkis.


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The Good Dinosaur 

Synopsis: What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? This hilarious, heartfelt and original tale is directed by Bob Peterson (co-director/writer, “Up;” writer, “Finding Nemo”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles,” “The Iron Giant”). © Disney/Pixar
STARRING: Judy Greer, Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris, John Lithgow, Frances McDormand
DIRECTED BY: Peter Sohn & Bob Peterson

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Episode VII)

Synopsis: The Star Wars saga continues with this seventh entry — the first under the Walt Disney Co. umbrella. The film will act as the start of a new trilogy set after the events of Return of the Jedi. J.J. Abrams directs from a script by Michael Arndt. © Walt Disney Pictures
STARRING: Andy Serkis, Harrison Ford, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, John BoyegaDaisy RidleyAdam DriverOscar IsaacMax von SydowMark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter MayhewKenny Baker, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Christina Chong, Miltos Yerolemou, Greg Grunberg, Warwick Davis and Billie Lourd
We should be seeing a new trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII before The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies when it is released on December 17th.
What movie are you looking forward to seeing most from the Disney Studios!? Let me know in the comments!