Disney did its best to adapt to all of the curveballs 2020 threw when it came to its new movie releases. Starting with Onward in March, several new films debuted on Disney+ (hello, Hamilton and Mulan!), and despite a number of changes to the schedule, we definitely have something to look forward to with its 2021 film lineup. Although some of the movies below were originally supposed to hit theaters in 2020, Disney has shuffled its schedule around so that, hopefully, we'll all get to see some of these new movies in theaters, as intended (though many will also debut on Disney+ as well!).
Keep scrolling to see which movies are on the docket for 2021 (and check out the Disney movies already know to be coming out in 2022!).
New Disney Movies Coming Out in 2021
- Cruella — May 28: Emma Stone is set to star as Cruella in this live-action prequel film that will be available to stream on Disney+ with Premier Access (rated PG-13).
- Luca — June 18: This Pixar animation directed by Enrico Casarosa is a coming-of-age story set in Italy about a boy named Luca who has a massive secret: he's actually a sea monster. Luca will debut exclusively on Disney+ with Premier Access.
- Jungle Cruise — July 30: Based on the classic Disney World attraction, the film will star Dwayne Johnson (who is also producing the movie), Emily Blunt, and Jesse Plemons. Watch the trailer here.
- Encanto — Nov. 24: This animated film is about a young Brazilian girl who is the only one in her family who doesn't have magical powers.
- Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again — TBD: An animated version of the series is coming to Disney+ on an undetermined date in 2021.
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid — TBD: An animated version of the series is coming to Disney+ on an undetermined date in 2021.
- The Little Mermaid — TBD: A live-action version of the beloved film is releasing on an undetermined date in 2021. The cast includes Halle Bailey as Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Daveed Diggs as the voice of Sebastian, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Jacob Tremblay as the voice of Flounder, and Awkwafina as the voice of Scuttle.
- Pinocchio — TBD: A live-action version of the beloved film is releasing on Disney+ on an undetermined date in 2021. The film is directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as Geppetto.
- Peter Pan & Wendy — TBD: A live-action Peter Pan film starring Yara Shahidi as Tinkerbell and Jude Law as Captain Hook is slated to hit Disney+ this year.