Disney’s 60 animated feature films have brought tears to our eyes, smiles to children’s faces, and merchandise to stores around the Disney Parks.
From Walt Disney’s first full-length feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), to the latest Disney movie Encanto (2021), the studio’s movies have changed the face of animation and brought magic to the cinema for nearly a century.
Now, Disney has announced its next animated feature, with the original action-adventure scheduled to debut around Thanksgiving 2022.
Disney’s 60th animated feature film is currently in cinemas and showcases the story of Mirabel, a Colombian teenager who is the only member of her family who does not have any magical powers.
Encanto follows Mirabel as she tries to navigate the world and save her family from danger. The film features music by Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda and the voices of Stephanie Beatriz, John Leguizamo, and Wilmer Valderrama.
Reviews for the movie celebrating the culture of Colombia have been positive, with critics calling it “stunning”, “joyful” and “magnificent”, and now we have another Disney animation to look forward to!
Walt Disney Animation Studio today shared some exciting insights into the next Disney film, Strange World (2022).
On social media, the movie studio unveiled concept art and plot details about the 61st Disney animated feature film.
Strange World will tell the story of the legendary Clades, a family of explorers whose differences threatened to topple their latest and most crucial mission.
Don Hall, who directed Raya and the Last Dragon (2021), Big Hero 6 (2014), and Moana (2016), will direct Stange World, while Qui Nguyen, co-writer of Raya and the Last Dragon, will co-write the screenplay.
Academy Award-winning producer of Big Hero 6, Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), and Tangled (2010) will produce Strange World.
Disney’s Instagram post unveiling the concept art reads:
FIRST LOOK: Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Strange World,” journeys deep into an uncharted and treacherous land where fantastical creatures await. Directed by Don Hall, co-directed & written by Qui Nguyen, & produced by Roy Conli, Strange World arrives November 23, 2022.
Walt Disney Animated Studios often releases new animated movies around the Thanksgiving holiday, with recent releases like Frozen (2013), Moana, Pixar’s Coco (2017) and Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) proving successful at the box office.
Encanto is still leading the box office in its COVID-19 release, with domestic ticket sales at $60 million and global revenues nearing $120 million.
What do you think of the first look at Strange World? Let us know!