The studio announced a slew of release schedule additions and alterations today. Among the films getting new wide dates are Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, which is set for July 10, 2015; The Muppets 2, which will bow March 21, 2014; and the shrouded-in-secrecy Damon Lindelof-Brad Bird film 1952, starring George Clooney, now set for December 19, 2014 in 3D.
In addition, Disney has moved its Angelina Jolie-starrer Maleficent to July 2, 2014, shifting the 3D revisionist fairy tale from March 14, 2014 and squarely into the summer fray. Two other pics that already had dates are now getting the 3D treatment: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014) and Guardians Of The Galaxy (August 1, 2014).
The Little Mermaid, which was to be the latest from the Disney vaults to get a 3D rerelease (like The Lion King, Finding Nemo and the recent Monsters, Inc.), has been taken off the schedule. It had been slated for September 13, 2013.