Walt Disney Studio’s Awesome 2013 Motion Picture Line Up

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2012 brought us many great movies including Wreck It Ralph, Lincoln, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, and more!  2013 is going to be another great year for Disney movies.
Check out the 2013 line up below:
March 8:

Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam
Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When
Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics,
is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit
the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets
three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda
(Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s
been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz
and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is
too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even
a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but
into a better man as well.
When small-time magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) pulls one flimflam too
many, he finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz where he must
somehow transform himself into the great wizard—and just maybe into a better
man as well.

May 3: IRON MAN 3 (Marvel Studios)

Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron
Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his
personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest
to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With
his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his
ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back,
Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does
the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce,
Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben
Kingsley, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay
by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron
Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and
had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of

June 21: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (Disney/Pixar)

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t
always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they
couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike
and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.
Screaming with laughter and fun, “Monsters University” is directed by Dan
Scanlon (“Cars,” “Mater and the Ghostlight,” “Tracy”) and produced by Kori Rae
(“Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.”). The film opens in U.S. theaters on
June 21, 2013, and will be shown in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.


From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking
team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/
Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with
action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through
new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the
untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into
a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and
humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and
fight against greed and corruption.
Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) and man of the law John
Reid (Armie Hammer) are opposites brought together by fate and must join
forces to battle greed and corruption.

September 13: THE LITTLE MERMAID 3D (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

Swimming into the hearts of a new generation—beautifully restored and this
time in 3D—“The Little Mermaid” features the beloved Ariel (voice of Jodi
Benson), a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid, who is enchanted with all
things human. Disregarding her father’s order to stay away from the world above
the sea, she swims to the surface and, in a raging storm, rescues the prince of
her dreams. Determined to be human, Ariel strikes a bargain with the devious
seawitch Ursula (voice of Pat Carroll), trading her fins and beautiful voice for
legs. With her best friend Flounder (voice of Jason Marin), misguided seagull
Scuttle (voice of Buddy Hackett) and the calypso-singing Caribbean crab
chaperone Sebastian (voice of Samuel E. Wright) at her side, Ariel must win the
prince’s love and save her father’s kingdom – all in a heart-pounding race against
time. Originally released in 1989, “The Little Mermaid” garnered two Academy
Awards®, including Best Original Score (Alan Menken) and Best Original Song
(Menken/Howard Ashman, “Under the Sea”). Directed by Ron Clements and
John Musker, who went on to direct “Aladdin” and “The Princess and the Frog,”
“The Little Mermaid” returns to the big screen on September 13, 2013, and will
be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

October 4: DELIVERY MAN (DreamWorks Pictures)

From DreamWorks Pictures comes “Delivery Man”, the story of affable
underachiever David Wozniak, whose mundane life is turned upside down when
he finds out that he fathered 533 children through sperm donations he made
twenty years earlier. In debt to the mob, rejected by his pregnant girlfriend,
things couldn’t look worse for David when he is hit with a lawsuit from 142 of the
533 twenty-somethings who want to know the identity of the donor. As David
struggles to decide whether or not he should reveal his true identity, he embarks
on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but the father he
could become as well.

November 8: THOR: THE DARK WORLD (Marvel Studios)

Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the
Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy
enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and
“Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient
race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness.
Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark
on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane
Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård,
Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray
Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and
Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor,
produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne (credit not final) and screenplay
by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (credit not final) and
is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book
“Journey into Mystery “ #83 in August, 1962.
Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the
Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy
enemy that predates the universe itself.

November 27: FROZEN (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

From the studio behind 2010’s “Tangled” and this year’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” Walt Disney
Animation Studios presents “Frozen,” the most daring comedy-adventure ever to hit the big
screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), a
fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and
his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel),
the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, an amazing
and comedic snowman named Olaf, Everest-like conditions and magic at every turn, Anna and
Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.
The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf ’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter,
“Wreck-It Ralph”), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the
Frog”). Featuring music from Tony®-winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue
Q”) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit”), “Frozen” journeys into theaters November 27,
2013, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

December 20: SAVING MR. BANKS

Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.
When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go
to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.
For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.
It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.
Disney presents “Saving Mr. Banks,” directed by John Lee Hancock and produced by Alison Owen, Ian Collie and Philip Steuer. Executive producers are Paul Trijbits, Andrew Mason, Troy Lum and Christine Langan. The screenplay is by Kelly Marcel from a story by Sue Smith and Kelly Marcel. The film will release in U.S. theaters on December 20, 2013.

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