What’s On Tap – Disney Films

Here’s what Walt Disney Pictures currently has on tap for us, scheduled for release during the upcoming year 2012!
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January 13: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 3D, also in Disney Digital 3D
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Residing quietly beneaththe floorboards are little people who live undetected in a secret world to bediscovered, where the smallest may stand tallest of all.  From the legendary Studio Ghibli (“SpiritedAway,” “Ponyo”) comes “The Secret World of Arrietty,” an animated adventure basedon Mary Norton’s acclaimed children’s book series “The Borrowers.”
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March 9: JOHN CARTER, also in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D
 From Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”—a

sweeping action‐adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom
(Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose
highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past
and present. The film tells the story of war‐weary, former military captain John Carter
(Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly
embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet,
including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn
Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he
realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

2012 marks the 100th anniversary of Burroughs’ character John Carter, the original

space hero featured in the series, who has thrilled generations with his adventures on

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April 20 – To Celebrate Earth Day!: CHIMPANZEE (Disneynature)  
Disneynaturetakes moviegoers deep into the forests of Africawith “Chimpanzee,” a new True Life Adventure introducing an adorable baby chimpnamed Oscar and his entertaining approach to life in a remarkable story offamily bonds and individual triumph.  Oscar’s playful curiosity and zestfor discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the mostextraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Working together, Oscar’schimpanzee family—including his mom and the group’s savvy leader — navigatesthe complex territory of the forest.  
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May 4: MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, also in 3D and IMAX 3D (Marvel Studios) 

Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’sThe Avengers”—the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel SuperHeroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and BlackWidow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety andsecurity, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known asS.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from thebrink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Check out the cool cast!  –>  
StarringRobert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, ScarlettJohansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson.

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June 22: BRAVE, also in Disney Digital 3D (Disney/Pixar)
This is the one I’m most excited about!  –>
Sinceancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passedthrough the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland.In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald)confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.
Merida is a skilled archer and impetuousdaughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice ofEmma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defiesan age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive LordMacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice ofCraig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actionsinadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to aneccentric old Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help,she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of truebravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.
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Academy Award®–nominateddirector/writer Peter Hedges (“Dan in Real Life,” What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”)brings enchantment to the screen with “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” an inspiring,magical story about a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green (JenniferGarner and Joel Edgerton), who can’t wait to start a family but can only dreamabout what their child would be like. When young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up ontheir doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim—and their small town ofStanleyville—learn that sometimes theunexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.
When young Timothy suddenly comesinto the lives of Cindy and Jim Green, they learn that sometimes the unexpectedcan bring some of life’s greatest gifts.
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September 14: FINDING NEMO 3D (Disney/Pixar)
 I Didn’t know this!  No photos yet, but this will be fantastic.

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October 5: FRANKENWEENIE, also in Disney Digital 3D
From creative genius Tim Burton(“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,”a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing hisbeloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring hisbest friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out,Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting anew “leash on life” can be monstrous.
A stop-motion animated film,“Frankenweenie” will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, whichwill elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.
In Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” young Victor conducts ascience experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to faceunintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.
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November 12: WRECK-IT RALPH, also in Disney Digital 3D (Walt Disney Animation Studios)       
(No photos for yet … stayed tuned!)
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Hi, I'm Tami! Writer, Influencer, and mom of two who loves travel, the outdoors, staying active, photography, reading books, and eating desserts. We are pretty much always planning our next trip to Disney World.


  1. Sippy Cup Mom says:

    I can't wait for so many of these!

  2. they sound great! looking forward seeing them!

  3. Colorado Mountain Mom says:

    Sippy Cup Mom was my original hook up for all this cook Disney inside scoop! Thanks again!!! 😉

    Thanks for checking out my post!

  4. Colorado Mountain Mom says:

    momto8 … exciting, huh? We don't go to alot of movies in the theatre (expensive!!), only a chosen few. I'm sure some of our chosen few are on this list!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. 🙂

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