Call of the Wild | February 21
Adventure is back on the big screen with the release of a version of Jack London’s famous novel, and a remake of the 1935 movie. From the director that brought us Lilo & Stitch, How To Train Your Dragon, The Call of the Wild brings us the story of St. Bernard/Scotch Collie dog named ‘Buck’ who is stolen from his home in California and sold to fright haulers in the Yukon. He becomes fast friends with John Thornton (Harrison Ford) and becomes part of a mail-delivery by dog sled team.
Onward | March 6
Onward is one of the Pixar movies that has us on the edge of our seats for the release. It’s set in a word of mystical creatures, and enters around two brothers: Ian and Barley Lightfoot, who set out on a quest to see if there’s any magic left in the world. Turns out, the spell they casted at home went wrong and now they have to see if they can fix it, so they can spend one day with their father, who died when Ian was a baby.
Mulan | March 27
The live-action Mulan will be very much like the animated version. The story centers around the eldest daughter of an honored warrior who steps in to take the place of her ailing father. In order to do that, she disguises herself as a man to battle northern invaders in China, prompting her to harness her inner strength and embrace her true potential. Expect an incredible soundtrack, and cinematic production.
Soul | June 19
In Soul, Jamie Foxx voices the character Joe Gardner, a middle school music teacher who has bigger dreams than the classroom. He dreams of performing jazz music onstage, and gets his chance but before he can perform something happens – and his soul is separated from his body. He’s transported to the ‘You Seminar’, the place where the soul develops a passion before being transported to a newborn child. He must work with other souls in training to find a way to return to his body, and to earth, before it’s too late.
Jungle Cruise | July 24
Named for the classic Disneyland ride, this classic set in the early 20th Century follows riverboat campaign Frank (Dwayne Johnson) who takes a scientist and her brother into the jungle on a quest to find the Tree of Life, which they believe to have magical powers. On the journey, Lily, Frank and her brother fight against wild animals. You can expect plenty of Dad Jokes and kid friendly adventure.
Which in-theatre release are you most excited to see this year?