The Walt Disney Company has come a long way since it was founded in 1923 as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio. Once known for its animated cartoon shorts and features (including such classics as “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Fantasia”) that are among the best animated films ever, and its family-friendly live-action films, it has long since expanded into more mature content as well.
Today, the company owns Marvel Studios, the source of endless superhero-based adventure movies; Lucasfilm, creators of the Star Wars franchise; the groundbreaking Pixar Animation Studios; and — as of March this year — 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight Pictures. Little wonder that Disney is one of the world’s most valuable brands.
All these production companies, as well as Disney’s own enterprises, turn out streams of blockbusters and more intimate films, announcing forthcoming projects well in advance.
24/7 Tempo has collected a list of key forthcoming releases from the Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries for the rest of this year and all of 2020.
Fans of two of the company’s most popular franchises will be interested to learn that there are also not one but four “Avatar” sequels planned, beginning in 2021. “Avatar” is the highest-grossing film of all time. There are also three new Star Wars movies (in addition to the one listed below), starting in 2022. Those movies are among the 25 highest-grossing films of all time.