Disney fans everywhere are rejoicing over Disney’s 100-year anniversary. Through its many decades, the popular movie studio has released amazing films that have become instantly recognizable and classic, making household names of its characters and the movies they appear in. Films like BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and MOANA have truly changed moviemaking.
In honor of Disney’s anniversary, the studio is re-releasing some Disney and Pixar movies, from THE LION KING to TOY STORY, and several others. If movie fans want to go see some of their favorites — or even take their families to see them for the first time in theatres — here are films that are re-releasing at select AMC Theatres.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Originally released in 2003, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL was a huge hit for Disney. Starring Johnny Depp as the brave but drunken pirate, Jack Sparrow, the first story in this billion dollar franchise follows Captain Jack when he teams up with Will Turner, a blacksmith, as well as the governor’s daughter, Elizabeth Swann, in order to get his ship back.
The franchise also stars big names such as Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightly and many more. There are five films in the series, but the first is arguably one of the most popular, and now it’s rereleasing for all to enjoy.
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL will be in theatres from July 7th to July 20th
The first major motion picture from Pixar, an animation studio now owned by Disney, TOY STORY was a huge step forward in the world of animated movies. The first full-length 3D-animated film tells the story of Woody, a toy cowboy who suddenly feels inferior when his human, Andy, becomes obsessed with a new Buzz Lightyear action figure.
The film stars Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn and many more in the voice roles of the main toys, and the film itself was directed by John Lasseter, one of the biggest names in animation. The movie, which was originally released back in 1995, was a huge success, and led to a franchise that includes four movies, with another on the way.
TOY STORY will be in theatres from July 21st to August 3rd
The cold never bothered her anyway. Return to the kingdom of Arendelle in FROZEN. The film, released in 2013, was a huge success for Disney, and told the story of Anna and Elsa, two sisters who were separated by tragedy when Elsa accidentally used her ice powers and harmed her sister. Now, Anna doesn’t remember Elsa has powers, and wants to become close to her once more – but one night, everything changes when her gifts are exposed to their kingdom.
The movie stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel in the main roles of Anna and Elsa, and was co-directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. The film became one of the highest grossing animated tales of all time – before being surpassed by its sequel six years later.
FROZEN will be in theatres from August 4th to August 17th
Beauty and the Beast
Tale as old as time, that’s how movie fans would describe BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The film, released in 1991, is based on the novel of the same name, and tells the story of Belle, a young woman who becomes a prisoner of a hideous beast in a castle full of cursed objects, which used to be the staff. The only way to turn everyone back into a human is for him to find true love, and have someone love him in return.
The hit stars the voices of Paige O’Hara and Robby Benson as Belle and the Beast, but also features actors such as Richard White, Jerry Orbach and more. The movie was directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, and was the first animated film in history to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards®.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will be in theatres from August 18th to August 31st