Upcoming Disney Films to Be Excited About

Published On January 7, 2014 | By Christa Schueler | Cafe Mom, Entertainment, Family, Just For Dads, Movies

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!

Muppets Most Wanted

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.

Bears

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.

Million Dollar Arm

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. 

 Maleficent

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.

planes

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.

Alexander

 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!

INTO THE WOODS

Be sure to check back with RECESS on the opening days of these films as Recess will have a review for you.

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About The Author

UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a “voice” for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she’s joined the sandbox revolution!

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