This coming 2006 will be loaded with many anticipated upcoming films featuring remakes, sequals, sports films, documentaries, true stories and originals:
January 2006: To add to Disney's successful sports films, "Glory Road" will be Disney's first theatrical film about real basketball (No dogs this time). It stars John Voight, Josh Lucas, Derek Luke and Tatyana Ali.
Also, adding to Disney'a sucessful movie documentaries, "Roving Mars" will show glimpses of Mars that we have never witnessed.
February: "Eight Below" will feature the return of Paul Walker to the Disney film industry (Since "Meet the Deedles") and is based on an emotional true story between a man and his sledding dogs (nothing like Snowdogs).
March: Disney will be adding another remake on it's roster "The Shaggy Dog" based on the popular 60's film. It features Tim Allen, Danny Glover, Craig Kilborne, and Robert Downey Jr.
April: The infamous Jeff Bridges makes his return back to the Disney screen since "Tron" in "Stick It!', a comedy about a relationship between him and a young tomboyish girl played by Missy Peregrym.
"The Wild" is another one of Disney's self made computerized films based on a film which is very similar to Dreamwork's "Madagascar" and features the voice talents of Keifer Sutherland and Eddie Lizzard. No doubt this film will be hyped like Chicken Little was.
June: The long anticipated pixar film "Cars" which was originally supposed to come out this year will make it's debut as Disney/Pixar's last film together. It features the voice talents of Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Cheech Marin, Paul Newman, Bob Costas, Richard Petty, Katherine Helmond and Bonnie Hunt.
July: One of the most anticaipated Disney sequals ever "Pirates of the Cariribbean 2: Deadman's Chest" stars the original cast set in a new adventure.
September: Yet another sports film will come out this year entitled "Invincible" which is about a young man who tries to join a college football team. The film features Mark Wahlberg and Greg Kinnear.
November: To complete the holiday trilogy, Tim Allen returns as old Saint Nick in "The Santa Clause 3" continuing the story of him and christmas.
December: In another computerized self made film effort, Disney will launch "Meet the Robinsons" based on a childhood story. The film is still in major production and it's unclear who will star in it.
No word on if any of these films will change its producer status to being under Touchstone Pictures which has been the case for many Disney films as of late. "Stick It" and Invincible" look like possible Touchstone shoe-ins.
2007 and beyond also promise to be good as well with upcoming films such as Pirates of the Caribbean 3, The Mighty Ducks 4, Jungle Cruise, American Dog, National Treasure 2, Kiki's Delivery Service (Live Version), remake of Swiss Family Robinson, Fraggle Rock: The Movie, Underdog, The Banshee and Toy Story 3.