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Disney Sets New Release Dates for ‘Toy Story 5,’ ‘The Mandalorian & Grogu,’ ‘Tron: Ares,’ and More

Disney Sets New Release Dates for 'Toy Story 5,' 'The Mandalorian & Grogu,' 'Tron: Ares,' and More

There are a lot of movies on the Disney slate for the next two years, and this week, quite a few of them got their dates changed, but some got their first official date, too. Here are the Disney movie release dates you need to know:

Toy Story 5

Disney CEO Bob Iger first announced “Toy Story 5” in February 2023, and it now has a theater date of June 19, 2026. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen are expected to return as the voices of Woody and Buzz.

Tom Hanks and Tim Allen meet their counter parts

The Mandalorian & Grogu

“The Mandalorian” creator Jon Favreau is directing the film, based on his Disney+ show, and will also star Pedro Pascal. Make plans to see it in theaters May 22, 2026. It will also be the first theatrical release for a “Star Wars” film since 2019’s “The Rise of Skywalker.”

Moana (Live-Action)

Dwayne Johnson announced he was doing a live-action remake of “Moana,” in 2023, and this week had its theater date bumped from June 27, 2025 to July 10, 2026. This gives is a bit of room since “Moana 2” is due out this Thanksgiving (see below).

Disney Announces 'Moana' Live-Action Reimagining With Dwayne Johnson

Tron: Ares

Completing the “Tron” trilogy of films, this Jared Leto-starrer gets its first theatrical date on the binary date of October 10, 2025.

The Amateur

“The Amateur” is an upcoming 20th Century Studios American espionage thriller film directed by James Hawes and written by Gary Spinelli, based on the 1981 novel of the same name by Robert Littell, which was previously adapted into a film that year. Starring Rami Malek, Rachel Brosnahan, Caitríona Balfe, and Laurence Fishburne, it has been pushed from November 8, 2024, to April 11, 2025.


Searchlight Pictures will release this comedy-horror film that stars Amy Adams in limited release in theaters on December 6, 2024. It was originally scheduled for a Hulu release.

Coming in 2024

Disney also has quite a few films on the calendar for 2024, so here’s what to expect:

April 5: “The First Omen” – 20th Century Studios revives the classic horror franchise with this prequel.

May 10: “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” – 20th Century Studios plans a huge release for this latest film in the “Planet of the Apes” franchise, including IMAX.

May 31: “Young Woman and the Sea” – Disney is releasing this biopic starring Daisy Ridley about Olympic champion Gertrude “Trudy” Ederle (Ridley), the first woman to ever swim 21 miles across the English Channel in 1926.

June 14: “Inside Out 2” – this Pixar sequel takes Riley into her teen years where she develops new teen emotions.

June 21: “Kinds of Kindness” – Searchlight Pictures reunites with director Yorgos Lanthimos (“Poor Things”) and several of his previous actors including Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, and Joe Alwyn for this film that tells three stories: a man without choice who tries to take control of his own life; a policeman who is alarmed that his wife who was missing-at-sea has returned and seems a different person; and a woman determined to find a specific someone with a special ability, who is destined to become a prodigious spiritual leader.

July 26: “Deadpool and Wolverine” – The two Marvel X-Men team up with the Time Variance Authority to save the world…Deadpool style.

August 16: “Alien: Romulus” – the latest in the franchise falls between the first “Alien” film and the second, “Aliens,” and promises lots of xenomorphs chasing and killing unsuspecting humans.

October 18: “A Real Pain” – Searchlight Pictures acquired this buzzy film at Sundance that tells the story of mismatched cousins David (Jesse Eisenberg) and Benji (Kieran Culkin), who reunite for a tour through Poland to honor their beloved grandmother. The adventure takes a turn when the odd-couple’s old tensions resurface against the backdrop of their family history.

A  Real Pain
Searchlight Pictures

November 27: “Moana 2” – this animated sequel picks up the story three years after the first film, and reunites Moana and Maui.

December 6: “Nightbitch” – An adaptation of Rachel Yoder’s acclaimed debut novel, from writer-director Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), “Nightbitch” tells the story of a woman (Amy Adams) thrown into the stay-at-home routine of raising a toddler in the suburbs, who slowly embraces the feral power deeply rooted in motherhood, as she becomes increasingly aware of the bizarre and undeniable signs that she may be turning into a werewolf.

December 20: “Mufasa: The Lion King” – Directed by Barry Jenkins, the film is a live-action prequel that will explore Mufasa’s backstory, including his relationship with Scar and how he became king.


Which film(s) are on your list to see? Let us know in the comments.

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