By Sonia Billadeau
There is a great line of movies coming out this year. From action flicks to soon-to-be Indie classics, people will be waiting in line to step from their realities into some fresh storytelling. But deep down into the core, the world is aching to get seats to a Disney/Pixar movie.
And what's even more exciting is that most of the upcoming Disney/Pixar movies have strong women leads capable of running the story.
So, here is a list and published descriptions of the mind-mending, animated adventures that awaits the public eye. Write these dates in your calendar; you are in for a real treat.
Alice Through the Looking Glass
May 27, Rated PG
“When Alice wakes up in Wonderland she must travel through a mysterious new world to retrieve a magical scepter that can stop the evil Lord of Time before he turns forward the clock and turns Wonderland into a barren, lifeless old world. With the help of some new friends, Alice must also uncover an evil plot to put the Queen of Hearts back on the throne,” according to IMDB.
In theaters June 17, Rated PG
“Finding Dory” reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure dives into theaters in 2016, taking moviegoers back to the extraordinary underwater world from the original film,” according to Disney’s webpage.
In theaters July 1, Rated PG
“Not all giants are scary, as a young girl named Sophie discovers when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Instead of gobbling up boys and girls, the BFG is a kind soul, even if he looks dangerous,” according to the Washington Post. “Sophie soon discovers that her magical, dream-collecting friend has been cast out by his fellow giants for his kindness. The BFG and Sophie team up to escape the bad guys and convince the Queen of England to capture them.”
The Secret Life of Pets
In theaters July 8, Rated PG
“Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke,” according to IMDB webpage. “They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of abandoned pets determined to take revenge on all happy-owned pets and their owners.”
Queen of Katwe
In theaters Sep. 23, Rated PG
“This film is an adaptation of the novel “The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster” by Tim Crothers, which is an biography of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl who rose from a poverty-stricken community to become a world chess champion,” according to the Disney Wiki webpage.
In theaters Nov. 23, Rated PG
“A sea voyaging enthusiast, Moana Waialiki, uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui and spirits taken from real mythology,” according to IMDB.