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Disney Nerd: Here’s what films you can expect to release in 2017

If there’s one thing any true Disnerd has to get excited over at the beginning of a new year, it’s all the upcoming Disney films on the horizon There’s been a lot in the works and here’s what you can expect throughout 2017…

Beauty and The Beast

The live action remake of one of the Disney classics has been highly anticipated since the debut announcement, even more so when ‘Harry Potter’ star, Emma Watson, was announced to take on the role of bookwork beauty Belle. The film is set to release 17th March 2017, so not too long to go.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

The fifth in the PotC series will see the return of Captain Jack Sparrow as he comes face to face with deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, Captain Salazar, as they escape from the Devil’s Triangle. The film is set to be released in the US on the 26th May with international releases soon to follow.

Cars 3

The trequal of Cars will be hitting the screens in the states as of 16th June and follows Lightning McQueen as he is suddenly pushed out of the sport he is most passionate about thanks to the new generation of blazing-fast race cars, but who could help him back into the game and reclaim his victory?

Thor: Ragnarok

This is said to be the third and final film which focuses on the Asguardian warrior. Thor is imprisoned on the othe side of the universe without his mighty fammer, racing against time to return to Asgard in order to stop Ragnarok – the the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of the new powerful threat, the merciless Hela. The film is due to release in the UK 27th October.


This brand new Disney Pixar original is centered around Miguel, a young boy born to a family of shoemakers who decided to ban music ever since Miguel’s great-great-grandfather left his wife to become a musician. It’s no surprise that Miguel is hiding a secret passion for music, with his favorite singer being the late Ernesto de la Cruz. When he accidentally finds himself in the Land of the Death following an unusual attempt at imitating his idol, he meets his ancestors, including the lady who blamed her couple’s misfortune on music, and decides to find De la Cruz with the help of a spirit named Hector. With a limited time to return to Land of the Living, will he make it back home to his family? This film is inspired by traditional Mexican holiday, Día de Muertos, which takes place every year at the end of October to honour the dead. Coco is set to release soon after this year’s festivities on 22nd November.

Star Wars: Episode VIII

Though there is still very much a big hype over the latest Star Wars release, fans are thrilled about the fact that Episode VIII will in fact be releasing 15th December this year. Despite the recent passing of actress, Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia is confirmed to be in this film and will be Fisher’s final movie role.

Other films that possibly see a release this year, yet have yet to have any official promotion are ‘Cruella’, ‘Beanstalk’, ‘Wish List’ and ‘Christopher Robin’. There are also rumours sparking that 2017 will finally be the year to see ‘High School Musical 4’.

What film are you looking forward to most? Will you be going to see any of the new Disney films?

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Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.

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  1. I love Disney and there looks like there are some awesome movies coming out. I really like this trend Disney are doing with re doing classic movies into a movie with real people in it

    1. So do I! But the classics will forever hold a special place in my heart

  2. I’m super excited for some of these films, Beauty and the Beast especially! Every time there’s an article about it or a new trailer released, I get so excited 😀

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