This article was written by Fanpop guest contributor Robin L.


We still remember all of the Disney classics, but Disney has been churning out some great movies lately. link, link, and link were fantastic, just to name a few and it looks like Disney’s not slowing down with a ton of great new movies coming out soon.

After Disney’s Frozen’s recent and incredible success, we just can’t wait to see what Disney has in store for us next. There are a number of exciting projects coming up with some awesome casts that are already signed on. Plus, it looks like Disney’s not only coming up with some great new original concepts, but is also reimagining some old favorites in creative new ways as well.

What’s really been so amazing about the recent Disney movies is their incredibly dynamic and unique new characters. It looks like Disney’s going to keep going with this trend and is going to unleash some complex, interesting, and exciting new characters, and keeping with the Tangled, Brave, and Frozen theme, it looks like were going to see some more complicated and strong women. It’s great to see such awesome female leads in Disney lately, and we’re so excited to see more. There are also some sequels and reboots coming out and we can’t wait to see our old friends again.

From animated to live-action to musicals to sequels, the next couple of years look like they’re going to be great for Disney. Here are 5 upcoming Disney movies that we’re excited about:

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Muppets Most Wanted (March 21, 2014)

We remembered why we loved the Muppets after we saw The Muppets in 2011. Now, the Muppets are back and better than ever in Muppets Most Wanted, which is coming out on March 21, 2014. The new movie stars the hilarious Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey. Just like The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted will feature our newest friend, Walter, and plenty of cameos. Muppets Most Wanted will be a sequel to The Muppets and has big shoes to fill, but we have no doubt that it’s going to be great. Plus, who can resist Kermit?



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Maleficent (May 30, 2014)

Maleficent, which opens on May 30, 2014, is the new live action retelling of the life of the evil Maleficent from Disney’s 1959 Sleeping Beauty. Angelina Jolie plays the villainess and if we can assume anything from the trailer, Jolie is perfect for this role. Maleficent looks like it’s going to be magical and scary, but the truly intriguing thing is that we’re finally going to see this classic story from the other side. It’s going to be so interesting to see things from Maleficent’s perspective, though it looks like it will be no less creepy!



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Into the Woods (December 25, 2014)

While many Disney musical movies eventually become Broadway shows, Into the Woods will make the change from stage to screen on Dec. 25, 2014. This musical, which melds different fairy tales together, features a cast of stars we didn’t even know could sing. And we can’t wait to find out if they really can! This movie looks like it will take on a more serious note, but it will certainly be no less fun and it will be great to see characters and stories we all know and love portrayed in such a different way.



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Inside out (June 19, 2015)

Inside Out, an animated movie that opens Jun. 19, 2015, looks like it’s going to be incredibly interesting and hilarious. The movie is about a girl whose emotions take over after she has to move. Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear, and Sadness, played by Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, and Phyllis Smith, work to help her try to adjust to her new life. This movie is so exciting and unique because it’s going to be taking a look inside the protagonist’s head. It seems like this movie will be a relatable one, but even if it isn’t, this hysterical cast is going to make it worth watching.



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Finding Dory (June 17, 2016)

We loved Finding Nemo in 2003 and we have been looking forward to Finding Dory, which opens on Jun. 17, 2016, for what seems like forever. They’ve been talking about this for years and we are so excited that it’s finally here. We aren’t the only ones who’ve been waiting, though. Ellen DeGeneres has been waiting for this and now she finally has her movie. We loved Dory in Finding Nemo, and are so excited that she’s getting her own adventure to star in. We know it will be just as heartwarming and funny as the first one.


Of course, there are a lot of other films we haven't even covered in this list: The Good Dinosaur, Toy Story 4, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No lies. So what about you Fanpoppers? What movies are you most excited to see?