Walt Disney Studios Announces Slate of 2014 Movie Release Dates

Last year was a successful year at the box office for The Walt Disney Studios, and now it's time to get ready for a whole new slate of movies.

The first movie from the Mouse House arrives February 28 when The Wind Rises is released by Touchstone Pictures.

The movies features the voice talents of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, John Krasinski, Jennifer Grey, Stanley Tucci, and was director Hayao Miyazaki's final film.

On March 14, DreamWorks Pictures' Need For Speed opens nationwide. It stars Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) as Tobey Marshall, a muscle car mechanic and street racer who is framed for a crime he didn't commit.

One week later, Kermit the Frog and friends return to the big screen in Walt Disney Studios' Muppets Most Wanted. Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, and Ty Burrell co-star.

Captain America returns to theaters on April 4 in Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Solider. The film takes place after the events in The Avengers, and finds Steve Rogers living a quiet life in Washington D.C., but he quickly joins forces with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to take on The Winter Soldier and save the world once again.

Bears, the newest Disneynature film opens on April 18. The film showcases a year in the life of a bear family, and features narration by actor John C. Reily.

The Walt Disney Studios' Million Dollar Arm starring Jon Hamm (Mad Men) opens on May 16. In the film, sports agent JB Bernstein (Hamm) is trying to save his career by finding baseball's next great pitcher through a reality show based in India called "Million Dollar Arm."

Maleficent opens nationwide on May 30, and tells the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain, revealing the events that drove her to curse Aurora. Angelina Jolie stars in the title role.

Dusty, the star of last year's animated hit Planes flies into theaters on July 18 when Planes Fire & Rescue opens. This comedy-adventure tells the story of an elite firefighting aircraft crew that is working to protect Piston Peak National Park from a wildfire. Dusty returns to the action as an aerial firefighter and he learns what it means to be a true hero.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1. The epic space adventure tells the story of Peter Quill who is the object of a bounty hunt after he steals an orb from Ronan, a villain who is threatening the universe, and takes place after the events in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Other films on the Disney's 2014 slate include The Hundred-Foot Journey starring Helen Mirren (August 8), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day starring Steve Carell (October 10), Big Hero 6 from Walt Disney Animation Studios (November 7), and McFarland starring Kevin Costner (November 21).

The final film to be released by Disney in 2014 is Into the Woods, the highly-anticipated musical starring Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Tracey Ullman, and more.

Into the Woods arrives in theaters on December 25.

Erik Even wrote on Fri, 01/10/2014 - 00:08:

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$10 to the first person who comes up with a good definition for the word "Disneynautre."

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