Toy Story 4 delayed a year as Disney shuffles schedule
In addition to some shifts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney’s cartoon and fairy tale world is also seeing some reshuffling as a few mystery projects are added to the lineup.
Pixar’s Cars 3 will now rev its engines for June 16, 2017, the spot previously held by Toy Story 4. That love story, about Woody and Bo Peep, has been pushed back a full year to June 15, 2018, while Incredibles 2 is now set for June 21, 2019.
An untitled live-action Disney fairy tale has placed its marker on Dec. 22, 2017, with another set for Nov. 2, 2018. Still two more real-life takes on Disney’s fairy tale world will be coming in 2019 — one on March 29, the other on Nov. 8.
Although the titles for those weren’t revealed, the success of Cinderella and Maleficent has led Disney to develop live-action versions of The Little Mermaid (which was going to be directed by Sofia Coppola before she dropped out this June) as well as Mulan, Prince Charming, The Sword in the Stone, and Pinocchio.
A Disney live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, is coming in March 17, 2017 (a release that remains unchanged.)
In animation, an unspecified DisneyToon Studios movie will be coming to theaters April 19, 2019. Two unnamed Pixar films arrive in 2020, on March 13 and June 19, and a Walt Disney Animation Studios offering hits theaters on Nov. 25, 2020.
Disney certainly knows exactly what those movies will be, but for now it’s anyone’s guess.