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Disney Investor Day 2020 Disney and Pixar News

All the Trailers/Images of the Disney and Pixar programs announced today during Disney Investor Day 2020.

Disney Investor Day 2020 Disney Shows

Baymax!, Zootopia+, and Tiana are coming in 2022, and Moana, the series, in 2023. I really wish they gave more information.

Iwaju - In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pan-African entertainment company Kugali will team up to create an all-new, science fiction series coming to Disney+ in 2022: Iwájú. Check out a first look at visual development art from the series. This looks game changing.

Disney Investor Day 2020 Disney Movies

Jungle Cruise - Embark on a thrill-ride down the Amazon with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti in theaters July 2021. I'll watch any movie The Rock is in. Don't ask how much I spent on dude's Tequila Ice Cream...

Lion King Prequel - A prequel to the live-action The Lion King is in development from

Barry Jenkins, director of the Oscar-winning film Moonlight. Music will be provided by Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, and Nicholas Britell. I'm excited about this because it's new territory and Pharrel and Hans Zimmer collaborations.

The Little Mermaid - starring Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Awkwafina, Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay, Melissa McCarthy & Javier Bardem. Directed by Rob Marshall, featuring music from the animated original & new music by Alan Menken & Lin-Manuel Miranda. I want some redemption for Ursula in this movie. It's a lopsided deal for sure, but she is COMPLETELY honest and forthright with all of the terms and conditions. Ariel gets her daddy to clean up her mess. I might be misinterpreting the movie and infusing some retail experience into my memory of the original movie.

Raya and the Last Dragon - W coming to theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on March 5, 2021. Get your first look at the characters of the film. Meet the street-savvy entrepreneur Boun and formidable giant Tong, and a thieving toddler Noi with her band of Ongis. Their only hope is a magical, mythical, self-deprecating dragon named Sisu. This looks to make up for the disappointment that was the live-action Mulan.

Encanto - This Fall, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ all-new film Encanto takes you to Colombia, where a magical family live in a magical home. Directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush, co-directed and co-written by Charise Castro Smith, and music written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. I'll watch anything by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Disney Investor Day 2020 Pixar

Soul - First up, a reminder that Soul is premiering only on Disney+ this Christmas!

Burrow - Accompanying Soul is Pixar's latest SparkShort, Burrow. Burrow follows a young rabbit trying to build the home of her dreams. Streaming this Christmas only on Disney+.

Inside Pixar - The first five episodes of the documentary series that takes you on a never-before-seen tour of Pixar Animation Studios is now streaming on Disney+, with more episodes releasing in the coming months.

Popcorn - Next, grab a quick snack with Pixar's Popcorn, a collection of mini shorts starring some of your favorite Pixar characters in all-new, bite-size stories. Popcorn Coming to Disney+ in January. (Couldn't find an image for the series, but there is a Pixar decored Popcorn maker you can buy)

Dug Days! - In this Up spin-off, Dug discovers the dangers of suburbia like puppies, fireworks, and... SQUIRRELS!! 🐿 Dug Days will premiere on Disney+ in Fall 2021. Personally, I would rather see some Russel adventures, but more Up is always good.

Car Series- The series follows Lightning McQueen and Mater on a road trip across the country. Featuring new characters, old friends, and imaginative destinations. Coming to

Disney+ in Fall 2022. Cars is one of the least exciting franchises to me.

Win or Lose - Pixar's first original long-form animated series,The show follows a middle school softball team in the week leading up to their championship game, and each episode is told from the perspective of a different character. Coming to Disney+ in Fall 2023. I'm eager to see Pixar's first original long-form series. Really intrigued by the multiple POVs, I'm always a sucker for that.

Luca - Pixar's next feature film is Luca. It's a celebration of the friendship between a boy named Luca and his best friend Alberto during their unforgettable summer. You won't want to miss Luca, diving into theaters June 2021. I really don't know anything about this one.

Turning Red - Director of the Academy Award-winning short Bao, Domee Shi, brings us Turning Red. Meet Mei: she experiences the awkwardness of being a teenager, with an added twist: when she gets too excited, she transforms into a giant red panda. Turning Red comes to theaters March 11, 2022 The symbolism of transforming when you're embarrassed is brilliant, I'm stoked about this one.

Lightyear - Blasting into theaters June 17, 2022, Lightyear is the definitive story of the original Buzz Lightyear. Voiced by Chris Evans, get ready to go to “infinity and beyond” with Lightyear. I'm pretty surprised they didn't bring back Tim Allen as Buzz. I'm hoping they at least give him a cameo.

Disney and Pixar Stuff I was hoping for:

Honestly, when it comes to Pixar I just trust that I will enjoy what they make. I mean an Inside Out spinoff or Frozone movie would be great, but it'll happen when it happens.

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