Disney Delays Live-Action “Mulan” More Than a Year, Unveils New Marvel and Pixar Release Dates

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Disney also removed Anna Kendrick's fantasy comedy Noelle from its release calendar. It had been planned for a holiday release on Nov. 8, 2019, but it's now expected to debut on Disney's forthcoming streaming service.

Disney has announced a veritable slew of release date changes following the news that Avengers: Infinity War is moving up one week to April 27. Most notable, Niki Caro's live-action MULAN movie has been delayed more than a year, moving from Nov. 2, 2018 to March 27, 2020.

Meanwhile, Disneynature's Penguins will waddle into theaters on April 19, 2019, while the studio's untitled Christopher Robin project is now titled Disney's Christopher Robin, and as previously announced, it will come out on Aug. 3, 2018.

Elsewhere, Disney has removed two films from its theatrical release calendar, including an untitled Disneytoon Studios movie that had been slated for release on April 12, 2019, and the fantasy comedy NOELLE, which had been planned for a holiday release on Nov. 8, 2019.

Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader star in Noelle, which was previously titled Nicole. The film isn't being pulled off the release calendar due to its quality, but because it's expected to debut on Disney's new streaming service, which in keeping with the studio's brand, will emphasize family-friendly fare. Mark Waters' Magic Camp is another Disney movie that is in the can, but will likely premiere on the OTT service.

Finally, Disney dropped a ton of anonymous release dates on us, so have fun trying to solve these movie mysteries.

The Mouse House will release untitled live-action movies on:
Oct. 4, 2019
Nov. 8, 2019
Feb. 14, 2020
May 29, 2020 (moving back from April 3, 2020)
Oct. 9, 2020
Dec. 23, 2020
Feb. 12, 2021
May 28, 2021
July 9, 2021
Oct. 8, 2021
Dec. 22, 2021
May 27, 2022
July 8, 2022
Oct. 7, 2022
Nov. 4, 2022
Dec. 16, 2022
Feb. 17, 2023

Those films, some of which surely represent Star Wars titles, will compliment the Marvel slate, which now includes untitled films dropping on:
July 31, 2020 (moving up from Aug. 7, 2020)
May 7, 2021
July 30, 2021
Nov. 5, 2021
Feb. 18, 2022
May 6, 2022
July 29, 2022

And you can't forget about Disney's other powerhouse silo, Pixar. The company had a film slated for March 13, 2020, but now it's moving up one week to March 6, 2020. We'll also get two Pixar movies in 2022 -- one on March 18, and the other on June 17.

We'll also get an untitled film from Disney Animation on Nov. 23, 2022. If it's Frozen 3, just tell me so I can get in line now!

 Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief