As 2023 comes to a close, Walt Disney Studios is getting ramped up for 2024 and has released an updated list of some of the films the studio will release throughout 2024 in theatres.

There are some major tentpole releases coming out in 2024, including Marvel Studios’ “Deadpool 3”, Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” and new instalments in the 20th Century Studios franchises, “Planet Of The Apes” and “Alien”.

It’s important to note that Walt Disney Studios will likely change its schedule since it doesn’t include every title, such as any releases from Searchlight Pictures or National Geographic.

Here’s the current theatrical lineup for Walt Disney Studios for 2024.

  • The First Omen – April 5th 2024 – 20th Century Studios
  • Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes – May 24th 2024 – 20th Century Studios
  • Inside Out 2 – June 14th 2024 – Pixar
  • Deadpool 3 – July 26th 2024 – Marvel Studios
  • Untitled Alien Movie – August 16th 2024 – 20th Century Studios
  • The Amateur – November 8th 2024 – 20th Century Studios
  • Mufasa – The Lion King – December 20th 2024 – Disney

Note: These dates apply to the United States and may vary in other countries.

Disney has also got some untitled films scheduled to arrive in cinemas throughout 2024 on the following dates:

  • January 19th, 2024 – Searchlight
  • August 2nd, 2024 – 20th Century Studios
  • August 30th, 2024 – Searchlight
  • September 6th, 2024 – Disney
  • October 4th, 2024 – 20th Century Studios
  • November 16th, 2024 – Searchlight
  • November 27th, 2024 – Disney

Many of these dates are likely to include their smaller Searchlight Pictures’ films, plus the November 27th date is the day before Thanksgiving, which is when, typically, Walt Disney Animation Studios releases a major release like “Frozen”, “Wish” or “Tangled”.

As with all of Disney’s theatrical releases, we should expect these titles to arrive on Disney+ and Hulu On Disney+ about three months after their theatrical release date. However, in 2023, the streaming release of some titles varied, sometimes earlier and sometimes later.

While we don’t know too much about many of the releases coming in 2024, Disney has already given us some previews of some of the releases from the first half of 2024, including:

The First Omen

When a young American woman is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church, she encounters a darkness that causes her to question her own faith and uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that hopes to bring about the birth of evil incarnate.

“The First Omen” stars Nell Tiger Free (“Servant”), Tawfeek Barhom (“Mary Magdalene”), Sonia Braga (“Kiss of the Spider Woman”), Ralph Ineson (“The Northman”), and Bill Nighy (“Living”). The film is directed by Arkasha Stevenson, based on characters created by David Seltzer (“The Omen”), with a story by Ben Jacoby (“Bleed”) and a screenplay by Tim Smith & Arkasha Stevenson and Keith Thomas (“Firestarter”). The producers are David S. Goyer (“Hellraiser”) and Keith Levine (“The Night House”), and the executive producers are Tim Smith, Whitney Brown (“Rosaline”), and Gracie Wheelan.

Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes

Director Wes Ball breathes new life into the global, epic franchise set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, in which apes are the dominant species living harmoniously and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike.

“Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is directed by Wes Ball (the “Maze Runner” trilogy) and stars Owen Teague (“IT”), Freya Allan (“The Witcher”), Kevin Durand (Locke & Key”), Peter Macon (“Shameless”), and William H. Macy (“Fargo”). The screenplay is by Josh Friedman (“War of the Worlds”) and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (“Avatar: The Way of Water”) and Patrick Aison (“Prey”), based on characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, and the producers are Wes Ball, Joe Hartwick, Jr. (“The Maze Runner”), Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Jason Reed (“Mulan”), with Peter Chernin (the “Planet of the Apes” trilogy) and Jenno Topping (“Ford v. Ferrari”) serving as executive producers.

Inside Out 2

The little voices inside Riley’s head know her inside and out—but next summer, everything changes when Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” introduces a new Emotion: Anxiety. According to director Kelsey Mann, the new character promises to stir things up within headquarters. “Anxiety, voiced by Maya Hawke, might be new to the crew, but she’s not really the type to take a back seat,” said Mann. “That makes a lot of sense if you think about it in terms of what goes on inside all our minds.”

Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she’s not alone. Maya Hawke lends her voice to Anxiety, alongside Amy Poehler as Joy, Phyllis Smith as Sadness, Lewis Black as Anger, Tony Hale as Fear, and Liza Lapira as Disgust. Directed by Kelsey Mann and produced by Mark Nielsen

It’s very noticeable that Disney’s theatrical release schedule is much lighter than originally planned.  Disney has already announced that it has bumped Pixar’s “Elio” back more than a year, and due to the actor’s and writers’ strikes, it has also delayed two Marvel films, “Captain America: Brave New World” and “Thunderbolts”.

This lighter theatrical release schedule will also allow Disney to focus more on its publicity campaign, allowing the full Disney PR machine to promote these films.  In the summer of 2023, Disney released seven theatrical releases in the span of three months, in addition to multiple straight-to-streaming releases, so it has likely learned it needs to space those releases out more.

Which film are you looking forward to watching in 2024?


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