Upcoming Disney Films to Be Excited About
Walt Disney Motion Pictures is going to have a busy 2014 as they have many great films coming to a theater near you this year. The ladies of RECESS (and our kids) fell in love with Frozen so we are happily anticipating more great movies from Disney. Here’s a preview of some of the upcoming Disney films to be excited about.
Muppets Most Wanted – Opens March 21st
Those loveable Muppets are at it again and this time they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper. We can’t wait to see the Muppets on their overseas adventure!
Disneynature’s Bears – Opens April 18th
If your family loves nature and animals or you’d like to expose your children to a little environmental education, Bears just might be a film you may want to check out. Disneynature’s Bears follows a bear family in the Alaskan wilderness as impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons.
Million Dollar Arm – Opens May 16th
Anyone who knows me is aware I love Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm so the fact he’s starring in this movie may be a major factor in why I’ll probably go see it. But another reason to see Million Dollar Arm is because it’s a “feel good” movie about a desperate sports agent scheming to find baseball’s next great pitching ace.
Maleficent – Opens May 30th
Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorites amongst the Disney classics so that’s why I’m super excited about Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie. This story focuses on the iconic villain, Maleficent, and the events that lead up to the cause of her hardened heart and cursing baby Aurora.
Planes: Fire & Rescue – Opens July 18th
Last summer, Disney brought us Planes and this summer we’re getting more of these funny high-flying characters as Planes: Fire & Rescue soars into theaters. The story follows a crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Opens October 10th
This book came out when I was born and now Disney is making it into a movie 42 years later. Much like the novel, this film follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life — a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. I can totally relate to this.
Into the Woods – Opens December 25th
Of course, Disney saves the best for last. Opening Christmas Day, Into the Woods stars the queen of movie awards, Meryl Streep, as the Witch who wants to reverse a curse that took her beauty. A modern twist on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, this film ties together the stories of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel with an original story of a baker and his wife and the witch who cast a spell on them. Sounds awesome!
Be sure to check back with RECESS on the opening days of these films as Recess will have a review for you.