Coming off an undisputed blockbuster 2015 – when practically every movie it released was a box-office hit — Walt Disney Studios Philippines has just announced that will roll out ten films in 2016, led by the charming animated feature “Zootopia,” Marvel’s super hero collision “Captain America: Civil War,” Pixar’s eagerly awaited sequel, “Finding Dory” and Lucasfilm’s first anthology entry, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
Zootopia (February 17)
From the directors of “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph” comes this new comedy adventure. Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin), the very first bunny on Zootopia’s police force, jumps at the opportunity to crack her first case—even if it means partnering with fast-talking, scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman) to solve the mystery.
The Finest Hours (March 2)
This heroic action-thriller is the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. Presented in Digital 3D™, and starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Eric Bana, the film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale.
The Jungle Book (April 7)
Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, who embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known.
Captain America: Civil War (April 27)
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey, Jr.) surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Alice Through the Looking Glass (May 26)
An all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp).
Finding Dory (July 20)
This animated adventure reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Directed by Andrew Stanton, the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. (Opens July 20)
The BFG (August 10)
The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country.
Doctor Strange (November 4)
Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions. The film will show audiences corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe never before explored, thanks to director Scott Derrickson.
Moana (November 30)
Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, 14, joins Dwayne Johnson in this big-screen adventure about a spirited and fearless teenager named Moana (voice of Cravalho) who, with help from demi-god Maui (voice of Johnson), sets out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (December 16)
The first entry in Lucasfilm’s new standalone Star Wars stories series, “Rogue One” tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film is directed by Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla”) and produced by Kathleen Kennedy. The stellar cast is led by Oscar-nominee Felicity Jones.