After the massively successful opening of [Big Hero 6](movie:425271) over the weekend, Disney Animation Studios has announced the released dates for their next two films, [Zootopia](movie:1454243) and [Moana](movie:2366693)!
Zootopia, a film about a fast-talking fox, is set to be released March 4, 2016, while Moana, which focuses on a young Polynesian adventurer, will open on November 23, 2016. Both films will be released in 3D.
Zootopia will be written by Jared Bush and directed by Tangled director Byron Howard. Check out the official synopsis of the film below:
In the animal city of Zootopia, a fast-talking fox who's trying to make it big goes on the run when he's framed for a crime he didn't commit. Zootopia's top cop, a self-righteous rabbit, is hot on his tail, but when both become targets of a conspiracy, they're forced to team up and discover even natural enemies can become best friends.
It sounds awesome, and it's been awhile since Disney Animation Studios has released an animal themed movie, though Pixar studios will be releasing [The Good Dinosaur](movie:259814) in mid-2015.
Moana is set to be directed by duo John Musker and Ron Clements. The film will be the next princess film for Disney, and Moana will be our first Polynesian princess. Here's the synopsis:
In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania 2000 years ago, 14-year-old Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore.
Moana is the first film announced for the 2016 Thanksgiving weekend dates, and I'm sure Disney has predicted big things for its release; perhaps even to surpass the $56 million that Big Hero 6 took in over this past weekend to earn its number 1 spot at the box office.
Despite the dates for both films being released, we've had precious little solid news about them. Both have released small pieces of concept art as well as synopses, but since the voice actors yet to be cast, I'm sure there will be plenty of news to come over the next couple of years!
Which film are you looking forward to the most?
Source: Hollywood Reporter