Mark Your Calendars: 2015 Movies

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I really wish our local movie cinema would offer season passes. We spend a lot of time catching movies on the big screen and the lineup of Disney movies for 2015 is evidence that we’ll be there a lot again THIS year.

Let’s start by saying if you haven’t caught the December movie releases yet, there is still time before they leave the theater. We still have Into the Woods on our winter break to-do list. Here’s the scheduled calendar of Disney movies for 2015 that includes a variety of movie types: from princesses to motivational, nature to super hero and of course, Star Wars. Simply put, there’s something for everyone.

Strange Magic (Touchstone Pictures / Lucasfilm)

Release Date: January 23, 2015
Genre: Animated Comedy-Adventure
Cast: Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, Peter Stormare

“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. #StrangeMagic

McFarland, USA (Walt Disney Studios)

Release Date: February 20, 2015
Genre: Drama
Cast: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro Rodriguez, Danny Mora, Valente Rodriguez, Vanessa Martinez, Chris Ellis, Diana Maria Riva

Based on the 1987 true story, “McFarland, USA” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school, with whom they ultimately bond to build not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. #McFarlandUSA

Cinderella (Walt Disney Studios)

Release Date: March 13, 2015
Genre: Live Action
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Derek Jacobi and Helena Bonham Carter

A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation. #Cinderella

Monkey Kingdom (Disneynature)

Release Date: April 17, 2015
Genre: True Life Adventure

Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya’s whole family is forced to relocate, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to lead them to untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.#MonkeyKingdom

Avengers: Age of Ultron (Marvel)

Release Date: May 1, 2015
Genre: Action-Adventure
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård with James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury

When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow. #Avengers #AgeOfUltron

Tomorrowland (Walt Disney Studios)

Release Date: May 22, 2015
Genre: Mystery Adventure
Cast: George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Robinson

In Disney’s riveting mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” a jaded scientist and an optimistic teen embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space. #Tomorrowland

Inside Out (Disney / Pixar)

Release Date: June 19, 2015
Genre: Animation

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. #InsideOut

“LAVA” opens in theaters on June 19, 2015, in front of “Inside Out” on  June 19, 2015. - #InsideOut

LAVA (Disney / Pixar)

Release Date: June 19, 2015
Genre: Animation/Short

Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, “LAVA” is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years. From Pixar Animation Studios, director James Ford Murphy and producer Andrea Warren, “LAVA” opens in theaters on June 19, 2015, in front of “Inside Out.”

Ant–Man (Marvel)

Release Date: July 17, 2015
Genre: Action-Adventure
Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Judy Greer, Tip “Ti” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Jordi Mollà and Michael Douglas

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” when master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. #AntMan

Catch The Jungle Book at a theater near you starting on October 9, 2015! - #TheJungleBook

The Jungle Book (Walt Disney Studios)

Release Date: October 9, 2015
Details to follow. #TheJungleBook

On October 16, 2015, catch Steven Spielberg's Cold War Spy Thriller! -

The Untitled Steven Spielberg Cold War Spy Thriller (DreamWorks Pictures)

Release Date: October 16, 2015
Details to follow when available.

Disney and Pixar bring us The Good Dinosaur. In theaters on November 25, 2015. - #TheGoodDinosaur

The Good Dinosaur (Disney / Pixar)

Release Date: November 25, 2015

“The Good Dinosaur” asks the generations-old question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In theaters November 25, 2015, the film is a humorous and exciting original story about Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart. After a traumatic event unsettles Arlo’s family, he sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way – a human boy. “The Good Dinosaur” is an extraordinary journey of self-discovery full of thrilling adventure, hilarious characters and poignant heart. #TheGoodDinosaur

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Lucasfilm)

Release Date: December 18, 2015
Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

I’m sure you don’t really need a description of what this movie is. It’s Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga. What else would you need to know? #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

There are so many amazing movies getting ready for the marquee and I think we’ll be seeing all of them! What movie(s) are you most looking forward to seeing in 2015?

32 thoughts on “Mark Your Calendars: 2015 Movies

  1. The Good Dinosaur kinda looks adorable.
    Of course all the Marvel movies are on the top of my list.
    I just realized the other day that I don’t understand why we have two Howard Starks. We have one that plays in the Captain America franchise and one that plays in the Iron Man franchise who is apparently bleeding into the Ant Man franchise.


  2. I always like Kevin Costner, so I def. want to see that one. I’d also like to see Cinderella, but I might have to see it by myself. 😉

  3. Ohh this is going to be an AWESOME year… soo many great movie releases, thanks for sharing them all.. I can not wait to see Cinderella and OHHHH I love monkey’s so that one will be on my list, too.. with all the others I’m sure.. super excited..

  4. Lots of good ones are coming out this year. I won some movie tickets so I’ll have to go see one of these when they are released. My kids love Disney movies.

  5. I’m so excited by this post! We haven’t seen mny movies in the theatre since the kids have been born, but now, they’re finally old enough to come with us 🙂

  6. Wow, that is a lineup of some movies that my family and I will sure want to go see! And by the way, we went to see “Into the Woods” and it’s definitely worth a trip to the theatre!

  7. Sad, but the animated short Lava looked the most interesting. However I’m sure I’ll see half of these in the theaters anyway with my kids. Thanks for the news.

  8. Sounds like some good actors, good directors and some good movies coming and I always look forward to anything Steven Spielberg does.

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