4 Disney Movies I'm Most Excited About in 2013

By Nikki Hipolito on January 18, 2013

If you never loved Disney, you never had a childhood. I’m not gonna lie, even now as a 19-year-old college sophomore, I can still find my inner kid whenever the presence of anything Disney is around. While my deluxe season pass to Disneyland has unfortunately expired and Disney Channel is no longer the home to fantastic Disney Channel Original Movies, I can’t help but still be obsessed with the Disney franchise. The new year not only rang in a new list of resolutions that I hope to keep past week 3, but it also brought about a new list of Disney movies coming out in theaters for 2013. Here is my list for the top new Disney movies that I’m dying to see:

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#1 Oz: The Great and Powerful (March 8, 2013): While the original Broadway musical Wicked follows the origins of Elphaba and Glinda from The Wizard of Oz, this movie traces the origins of the beloved wizard and the Land of Oz. Oscar Diggs (James Franco) is hurled away from Kansas by a tornado only to arrive in the great Land of Oz and meeting three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz), and Glinda (Michelle Williams). Oscar is then faced with the problems of good and evil that inhabits the Land of Oz and must use his magical abilities that not only transform the Land of Oz into the world we know now, but also transform him into the great man he aspires to be.

 

 

 

 

 

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#2 Monsters University (June 21, 2013): The beloved characters Mike Wasowski and James P. Sullivan make their silver screen debut once more as the coolest monsters we’ve all grown to love. However, what we didn’t know was that their relationship wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows when they first met. This second installment of Monsters Inc. goes back in time to their college years where the pair went from feuding enemies to overcoming their differences and becoming the best of friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#3 Frozen (November 27, 2013): Following the tales of The Snow Queen, a prophecy has trapped an entire kingdom in an everlasting winter. To save the kingdom from destruction, her sister Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) fearlessly teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his trusty sidekick/reindeer Sven on a comedic adventure to fight through Everest-like conditions to stop The Snow Queen and her frozen spell.

 

 

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#4 Saving Mr. Banks (December 20, 2013): While this may not be a breathtaking work from the Disney animation studios, this film will be heartwarming nonetheless. The film focuses on P.L. Travers, the beloved author of Mary Poppins. Set in the 1960s, Travers (Emma Thompson) is approached by the infamous Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) to adapt her story to the big screen, but Travers is reluctant to give her story to the Hollywood machine. While Travers barely budges to every pitch and idea the imaginative genius has to offer, Walt Disney soon discovers the ghosts that haunt her and together overcome these ghosts to release one of the most lovable films of all time.

By Nikki Hipolito

Uloop Writer
I am a junior at THE Ohio State University majoring in Strategic Communication with a minor in business. Cali born, Las Vegas raised, and Ohio bound! I love theatre, food, and online shopping, and one day I want to live in the Big Apple. In the wise words of Walt Disney, "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."

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