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Marvel Studios: Legends

WandaVision

Secrets of Sulphur Springs

Pixar Popcorn

Nomadland

Flora & Ulysses

Raya and the Last Dragon

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers

Big Shot

Star Wars: The Bad Batch

The Chicken Squad

Cruella

Loki

Luca

The Mysterious Benedict Society

Monsters at Work

Summer of Soul

Black Widow

Chip 'n' Dale: Park Life

Jungle Cruise

Spidey and His Amazing Friends

What If...?

Free Guy

Spin

Descendants: The Royal Wedding

Disney's Magic Bake-Off

Mickey Mouse Funhouse

The Night House

Dug Days

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Star Wars: Visions

The Walt Disney World Resort will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Under Wraps

The Ghost and Molly McGee

Muppets Haunted Mansion

Just Beyond

The Last Duel

The French Dispatch

Ron's Gone Wrong

Antlers

Eternals

Home Sweet Home Alone

Encanto

Hawkeye

The Beatles: Get Back

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Christmas Again

West Side Story

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Nightmare Alley

The King's Man

The Book of Boba Fett

Ms. Marvel

The following is an overview of Disney-related events that have occurred or will occur in the year 2021.

Theatrical releases

Feature films

Short films

Television

Series finales

Streaming

  • January 1
    • The second part of Earth to Ned's first season premiered on Disney+.
    • Horton Hears a Who! premiered on Disney+ in the US.
    • The Wolverine was re-released on Disney+ in the US, after being temporarily removed from the service.
  • January 8
  • January 15
    • Mary Poppins Returns premiered on Disney+ in the US.
    • The third and final season of Elena of Avalor premiered on Disney+.
    • Isle of Dogs was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Dr. Dolittle 3 was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • WandaVision premiered on Disney+.
  • January 22 - Pixar Popcorn premiered on Disney+.
  • January 29 - Epic was released on Disney+ in the US.
  • January 31 - Disney My Music Story: Perfume (Japanese: Disney マイ・ミュージック・ストーリー − Perfume) was released on Disney+ in Japan.
  • February 5
    • Upside-Down Magic was released on Disney+.
    • Disney My Music Story: Yoshiki (Japanese: Disney マイ・ミュージック・ストーリー − Yoshiki) was released on Disney+ in the US.
  • February 12
  • February 19
    • Flora & Ulysses premiered on Disney+.
    • The Muppet Show was released on Disney+.
    • The Book of Life was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Cheaper by the Dozen was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Cheaper by the Dozen 2 was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Nomadland premiered on Hulu.[1]
    • BIA: A World Upside Down (Spanish: BIA: Un Mundo al Revés) was released on Disney+ in Latin America.
  • February 23
    • Disney+ was launched in Singapore.
    • Star was launched in Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, to expand on Disney+, and introduced several series as "Star Originals":
      • Solar Opposites, originally released on Hulu in the US.
      • Love, Victor, originally released on Hulu in the US (not available in Singapore).
      • Helstrom, originally released on Hulu in the US.
      • Big Sky, originally released on ABC in the US (not available in Canada).
      • Godfather of Harlem, originally released on Epix in the US (Only available in Italy).
      • High Fidelity, originally released on Hulu in the US (Only available in Portugal).
    • As part of the Star launch, content from 20th Century Studios and its subsidiaries are transfered under the Star brand in countries where Star is avaliable.
  • February 26
    • Myth: A Frozen Tale was released on Disney+.
    • Soy Luna: The Last Concert (Spanish: Soy Luna: El último concierto) was released on Disney+ in Latin America.
  • March 5
    • Raya and the Last Dragon was released on Disney+ with Premier Access.
    • WandaVision aired its last episode.
    • Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties was re-released on Disney+ in the US, after being temporarily removed from the service.
    • Black Narcissus was released on Disney+ (Star hub) in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, and France.
    • Dollface was released on Disney+ (Star hub) in Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway and Sweden.
    • The Making of BIA: A World Upside Down (Spanish: BIA: Un Mundo al Revés – Making of) was released on Disney+ in Latin America.
  • March 12
    • Own the Room premiered on Disney+.
    • ASSEMBLED premiered on Disney+.
    • Disney My Music Story: Perfume (Japanese: Disney マイ・ミュージック・ストーリー − Perfume) was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Filthy Rich was released on Disney+ (Star hub) in Italy.
    • Next was released on Disney+ (Star hub) in Italy, United Kingdom, and Ireland.
    • Love in the Time of Corona was released on Disney+ (Star hub).
  • March 15 - GameStopped premiered on Hulu in the US.
  • March 19 - The Falcon and The Winter Soldier premiered on Disney+.
  • March 26
  • April 2
    • Night at the Museum was released on Disney+.
    • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian was released on Disney+.
    • The Island at the Top of the World was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Third Man on the Mountain was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Treasure Buddies was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Higglytown Heroes was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • The Big Year was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Star Wars: Vintage, a Star Wars short specials collection, was released on Disney+ with the following contents:
      • Caravan of Courage
      • Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
      • Star Wars: Clone Wars 2D Micro Series - Vol, 1 and Vol. 2
      • Star Wars: Ewoks
      • The Story of the Faithful Wookiee
    • Bless the Harts premiered on Disney+ (Star hub) in Portugal.
  • April 9
    • Nomadland was released on Disney+ (Star hub) in Canada.
    • Man of the House was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Mark Twain and Me was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Squando: A Warrior's Tale was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Cesar Millan: The Real Story was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Dollface was released on Disney+ (Star hub) in Belgium.
  • April 16
    • Big Shot premiered on Disney+.
    • White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • The Kid Who Would Be King was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Rio was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Rio 2 was released on Disney+ (Star hub) in Canada.
    • Dollface was released on Disney+ (Star hub) in France.
  • April 22 - Secrets of the Whales premiered on Disney+.
  • April 23
    • The Falcon and The Winter Soldier aired its last episode.
    • Disney My Music Story: Sukimaswitch (Japanese: Disney マイ・ミュージック・ストーリー − スキマスイッチ) was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Baby's Day Out was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Liv and Maddie was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • A Teacher was released on Disney+ (Star hub).
    • Grown-ish was released on Disney+ (Star hub).
  • April 30
    • The third and final season of DuckTales was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Mira, Royal Detective Season 1 was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Adventures in Wonderland was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Oklahoma was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • The Lone Ranger was released on Disney+ outside of the US.
    • Nomadland was released on Disney+ (Star hub) in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland.
    • The 3rd season of Genius was premiered on Disney+ (Star hub) in Australia and New Zealand.
  • May 4
  • May 7
    • Everyone's Hero was released on Disney+.
    • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Flicka 2 was released on Disney+.
    • Wander Over Yonder seasons 1-2 was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken was released on Disney+.
  • May 14
  • May 21
  • May 28
    • Cruella was released on Disney+ with Premier Access.
    • Rebel was released on Disney+ (Star hub) except in Canada.
  • June 1
    • Disney+ was launched in Malaysia through Hotstar.[12]
    • The Silent Forest (Chinese: 無聲) was released on Disney+ Hotstar in Malaysia.[13]
  • June 4
    • Raya and the Last Dragon premiered for all Disney+ subscribers after the end of its premier access status.
    • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Us Again was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • X-Men Origins: Wolverine was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • The 3rd season of Genius premiered on Disney+ (Star hub) in the UK, Ireland and France.
    • The 2nd season of Amphibia was released on Disney+.
  • June 9 - Loki premiered on Disney+.
  • June 11
    • The second season of Zenimation premiered on Disney+.
    • The Happiest Millionaire was released on Disney+ in the US, as part of the Summer of Disney+ promotion.
    • The second season of Love, Victor was premiered on Hulu in the US.
    • The Gloaming premiered on Disney+ (Star hub).
  • June 18
    • Luca premiered on Disney+.
    • The first season of Dino Ranch was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • The second season of Love, Victor premiered on Disney+ (Star hub).
  • June 25
  • June 30 - Disney+ was launched in Thailand through Hotstar.
  • July 2
  • July 7
  • July 9
    • Black Widow was released on Disney+ with Premier Access.
    • Miraculous World: Shanghai - The Legend of Ladydragon was released on Disney+ in the US, as part of the Summer of Disney+ promotion.
    • Flicka was released on Disney+ in the US, as part of the Summer of Disney+ promotion.
  • July 14 - Loki concluded its first season.
  • July 21
    • Behind the Attraction premiered on Disney+.
    • Turner & Hooch premiered on Disney+.
    • We Bought a Zoo was released on Disney+ in the US, as part of the Summer of Disney+ promotion.
    • The first 5 episodes of The Owl House season 2 was released on Disney+.
  • July 28
    • Chip 'n' Dale: Park Life premiered on Disney+.
    • New episodes of The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse returned on Disney+, as the second part of the first season.
    • Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts premiered on Disney+.
    • Ice Age: The Meltdown was released on Disney+ in the US, as part of the Summer of Disney+ promotion.
  • July 30
    • Jungle Cruise was released on Disney+ with Premier Access.
    • Garfield: The Movie was re-released on Disney+ in the US, in the US, as part of the Summer of Disney+ promotion, after being temporarily removed from the service.
  • August 4 - The second season of Short Circuit premiered on Disney+.
  • August 6
  • August 11
  • August 13
    • Star Wars: The Bad Batch concluded its first season.
    • Aquamarine was released on Disney+ in the US, as part of the Summer of Disney+ promotion.
  • August 18 - The second season of Diary of a Future President premiered on Disney+.
  • August 23 - The 11th and final season of The Walking Dead premiered on Disney+ (Star hub) in the UK and Ireland.
  • August 25 - American Horror Stories premiered on Disney+ (Star hub) in Singapore.
  • August 27
    • Cruella premiered for all Disney+ subscribers after the end of its premier access status.
    • Underdog was released on Disney+.
    • Vacation Friends premiered on Hulu in the US and on Disney+ (Star hub) internationally.[14]
  • August 31
    • Star+ launches in Latin America.
    • Only Murders in the Building premiered on Disney+ (Star hub) internationally.
  • September 1 - Dug Days premiered on Disney+.
  • September 3
    • Dark Phoenix was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Tomorrowland was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles premiered on Disney+.
    • Smoky Mountain Pink Rangers was released on Disney+ in the US.
  • September 8
  • September 10
  • September 12 - Reservation Dogs premiered on Disney+ (Star hub) in Singapore.
  • September 13
    • The fourth season of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir (with the exception of the first three seasons) was released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Y: The Last Man premiered on Disney+ (Star hub) in Singapore.
  • September 15
    • The Orville premiered on Disney+ (Star Hub).
    • Reservation Dogs premiered on Disney+ (Star hub) in New Zealand.
  • September 17
  • September 22
    • Star Wars: Visions will premiere on Disney+.
    • Y: The Last Man will premiere on Disney+ (Star hub) in the UK and Ireland.
  • September 24
    • A Spark Story will premiere on Disney+.
    • Spooky Buddies will be released on Disney+ in the US.
    • The Fault in Our Stars will be re-released on Disney+ in the US, after being temporarily removed from the service.
  • September 29
    • Rolie Polie Olie will be released on Disney+.
    • Free Guy will be released on Disney+ (Star hub) in Australia and New Zealand.
    • The 32nd season of The Simpsons will premiere on Disney+.
  • October 1
    • LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales will premiere on Disney+.
    • The Search for Santa Paws will be released on Disney+ in the US.
    • Maleficent will be re-released on Disney+ in the US, after being temporarily removed from the service.
  • October 6
    • Black Widow will premiere for all Disney+ subscribers after the end of its premier access status.
    • What If...? concludes its first season.
  • October 8
  • October 13 - Just Beyond will premiere on Disney+.
  • October 27 - Star will be launched within Disney+ in Japan.
  • October 29 - McFarland, USA will be released on Disney+ in the US.
  • November - Disney+ will launch in Hong Kong and Taiwan as a standalone service.
  • November 5 - Space Buddies will be released on Disney+ in the US.
  • November 12
  • November 19 - The Pixar Story will be released on Disney+.
  • November 24 - Hawkeye will premiere on Disney+.
  • November 25 - The Beatles: Get Back will premiere on Disney+.
  • December 3 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid will premiere on Disney+.
  • December 24 - Encanto will be released on Disney+, 30 days after its release in theaters.
  • December - The Book of Boba Fett will premiere on Disney+.
  • December 29 - Hawkeye will air its last episode.
  • TBA
    • The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World will premiere on Disney+.
    • Ms. Marvel will premiere on Disney+
    • Sneakerella will premiere on Disney+.
    • Disney+ will launch in the Philippines through Hotstar and in Macau as a standalone service.
    • Aladdin: Live From The West End will premiere on Disney+.[15]
    • The Greatest Showman will be released on Disney+ (Star Hub) in the UK and Ireland.
    • Dopesick will premiere on Disney+ (Star hub).
    • The Dropout will premiere on Disney+ (Star hub).
    • The Old Man will premiere on Disney+ (Star hub) except in Canada.
    • Platform will premiere on Disney+ (Star hub).

Theme park happenings

Home video releases

DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases

Disney Movie Club Exclusive releases

Digital-only releases

Comics

  • May 11 - Disney Manga: Stitch & the Samurai, Volume 1 (English translation)
  • July 6 - Doorways to Danger
  • July 13 - Disney Manga: Stitch & the Samurai, Volume 2 (English translation)

Reprint collections

  • January 26 - Disney Masters - Volume 15 - Mickey Mouse: New Adventures of the Phantom Blot
  • February 23 - The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library - Volume 24: Island in the Sky
  • March 30
    • Disney Masters - Volume 16 - Donald Duck: Jumpin' Jupiter!
    • Wizards of Mickey, Volume 2: Origins
  • May 18 - Wizards of Mickey, Volume 3
  • May 25 - Disney Masters - Volume 17: Mickey Mouse: The Man from Alcatraz
  • July 20
    • Disney Masters - Volume 18 - Uncle Scrooge: Pie in the Sky
    • Wizards of Mickey, Volume 4
  • July 27 - The Disney Afternoon Adventures - Volume 1: Darkwing Duck in "Just Us Justice Ducks"
  • October 19 - The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library - Volume 25: Baloonatics
  • October 26 - The Complete Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Deluxe Edition

Books

Video games

  • March 30 - Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Kingdom Hearts III (including the Re:Mind DLC), and Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory (Square Enix) were released together on the PC.
  • June 29 - Zombies Ate My Neighbors & Ghoul Patrol (Lucasfilm Games/DotEmu) was released for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
  • August 24 - Aliens: Fireteam Elite (20th Century Studios/Cold Iron Studios) was released for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One.
  • October 26 - Guardians of the Galaxy (Square Enix/Eidos Montréal/Marvel) will be released for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Events

  • January 8 - Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts was held until February 22, which is celebrating its 5th anniversary.
  • January 11 - Lucasfilm Games was relaunched as a new video game licensor and publishing label for all of the future Lucasfilm video games title release.[30]
  • January 22 - Radio Disney discontinued on January 22, 2021 online and on their remaining affiliate after 25 years of operation, due to most of the crew moving on to focus on the television channels and Disney+.
  • February 12 - Walt Disney Company executives discussed their fiscal First Quarter 2021 financial results.
  • March 1 - The Walt Disney Company participated in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference.
  • March 3 - Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival was held until July 5.
  • March 9 - The Walt Disney Company's Annual Meeting Of Shareholders event is held virtually.
  • March 10 - D23 x Walt Disney Imagineering Magical Milestones – Disney California Adventure Park 20th Anniversary is held virtually until March 26.
  • March 18 - A Touch of Disney begins and lasts until April 19 at Disney California Adventure.
  • March 25 - "Disney Hits" was launched on SirusXM, replacing the now-defunct Radio Disney and featuring tracks from The Walt Disney Company's productions.
  • March 30 - 20th Television Animation was launched as the standalone unit and was spun-off from 20th Television.[31]
  • April 2 - Disney on Ice: Mickey's Search Party resumed performances after being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • April 7 - Blue Sky Studios closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • April 14 - Radio Disney's last remaining terrestrial radio station, KRDC 1110 AM in Los Angeles, California, is quietly changed to a simulcast of ESPN Radio. This marks the final closure of Radio Disney in the United States.
  • May 13 - Walt Disney Company executives discussed their fiscal Second Quarter 2021 financial results.
  • May 14 - Fox 2000 Pictures was shut down after the release of The Woman in the Window.
  • May 24 - The Walt Disney Company at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media And Communications Conference.
  • June 1 - Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic resumed performances starting in Brazil.
  • June 14 - The Walt Disney Company at the Credit Suisse 23rd Annual Communications Conference.
  • June 16 - D23 x Walt Disney Imagineering Magical Milestones – Shanghai Disney Resort 5th Anniversary was held virtually until July 9.
  • July 15 - EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival was held until November 20.
  • August 10 - Disney After Hours: BOO Bash was held until October 31.
  • August 13 - Walt Disney Company executives discussed their fiscal Third Quarter 2021 financial results.
  • October 1 - Walt Disney World Resort's 50th anniversary celebration will begin and will last until April 1, 2023.
  • November 19 - Destination D23: A Fan-Tastic Disney Celebration will be held until November 21.
  • November 21 - EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will be held until December 30.
  • December 31 - Bob Iger's contract with The Walt Disney Company and role as Executive Chairman and its Board of Directors will expire.

Character debuts

People

Deaths

Trivia

  • This is the first year in which no theatrical Walt Disney Pictures live-action film received a PG rating from the MPA.

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