Disney marks the release dates for two 2016 animated feature releases


Walt Disney Animation Studios has been on a steady pace of releasing one animated feature a year since “Meet the Robinsons” in 2007. However, due to a quirk in the production schedule at Pixar, you’ll have to wait two years to get your next Disney Animation fix after Baymax and “Big Hero 6.”

Pixar has two movies lined up for 2015, “Inside Out” and “The Good Dinosaur,” while WDAS will release two animated features in 2016, “Zootopia” and “Moana.” We now know what release dates those films will have as well.

“Zootopia,” which features a fast-talking fox who partners with a straight laced bunny cop to clear his name, will open domestically on March 4, 2016. The second film of the year, “Moana,” an animated musical, will feature Disney’s first Polynesian princess and will entertain holiday crowds with a November 23, 2016 opening.

Disney animation will then hand off back to Pixar for two films in 2017 – “Finding Dory” (if it stays on schedule) and “Toy Story 4.”

Which if these films do you think has the best chance of success at the box office?

Previously: 2015 Disney films release date list.

3 thoughts on “Disney marks the release dates for two 2016 animated feature releases”

  1. At the risk of committing Pixar blasphemy, I’m just going to say it. I’m looking forwards more to 16 than 15.
    **Zootopia and Moana > Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur.**
    Zootopia has had my attention ever since it was announced, and my 5 year old daughter will absolutely eat up the newest princess Moana. Neither of the Pixar 2015 offerings have captured my attention like those two.

  2. Finding Dory is scheduled to also come out in 2016 – June 17th. Pixar will then have 2 releases in 2017 – Toy Story 4 as you mentioned, on June 16, 2017 and an unannounced film November 22, 2017.

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