CinemaCon: Disney Presentation Recap

Check out the Disney presentation at CinemaCon.

CinemaCon is a standalone movie theater industry trade show or exposition established by The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO).  Each year it stands as one of the biggest showcases for the various film studios to release details, trailers, footage, etc. for many of their high-profile films due out that year.  Below check out the presentation from Disney where they provide the official name of Wreck It Ralph 2, premiered Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and outlined their major released schedule for the year, courtesy of Deadline.  Additional coverage of CinemaCon can be found at the following links:

Sony Pictures’ CinemaCon Presentation Recap

Paramount CinemaCon Presentation Recap

Spider-Man: Homecoming CinemaCon Trailer

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets CinemaCon Trailer

The biggest news was that the Wreck It Ralph sequel, which is debuting next year on March 9, is now titled Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Last year, Disney employed a similar presentation, but in addition to showing a preview of Captain America: Civil War, they showed off the first half hour of Finding Dory. 

Distribution chief Dave Hollis, who appeared earlier this morning speaking about the industry and how it can thrive in a social media environment, touted the studio’s champion 2016 in which they set industry records with $3B at the domestic B.O. and $7.6B global.

They just opened Beauty and the Beast to the largest pre-summer record of $174.75M and it’s the fourth fastest film to cross the $300M mark in 10 days. To date, Beauty has clocked $700M.

“2016 is when our stars aligned Marvel, Walt Disney Animation, Disney, Pixar and Lucasfilm. Each our brands delivered a $1 billion film,” said distribution chief Dave Hollis in his opening remarks. He touted more stats: Disney films delivered A CinemaScore averages and 83% Rotten Tomatoes score. “We delivered what audiences wanted,” said Hollis.

“This is a result of a very deliberate strategy of the Walt Disney Studios… each of the heads of our studios are producers in their own right and produced high-quality motion pictures. We gave audiences what they were looking for,” added Hollis.

Because of Disney’s treat tonight with Pirates, Hollis jogged through the upcoming year’s slate via a slide show, i.e. Marvel with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (May 5), Thor: Ragnarok (Nov. 3), Black Panther (Feb. 16, 2018) and Avengers: Infinity War (May 4, 2018).

On the animation side, Pixar’s Cars 3  (June 16) and Coco (Nov. 22) and of course Lucasfilm with Star Wars the Last Jedi on Dec. 15 and Han Solo Anthology during Memorial Day weekend. The Walt Disney Animation labels rests this year, but returns next year with Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck it Ralph 2. 

Disney may have only shared limited info when it comes to their upcoming releases (seriously, just a title and release schedule), but check out the links listed above and stay tuned for more movie details from the other major studio presentations at CinemaCon.

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