Disney sets release dates for Toy Story 5 and The Mandalorian & Grogu while delaying live-action Moana

Disney revealed some big release date news today, like The Mandalorian & Grogu, Toy Story 5, and Tron: Ares, while delaying the live-action Moana movie by a year.

These moves set up what will be a busy summer of 2026 for Disney, with The Mandalorian & Grogu set for May 22, 2026. Toy Story 5 will be released about a month later on June 19, 2026. Moana has been moved from June 27, 2025, to July 10, 2026.

Meanwhile, Tron: Ares will premiere on October 20, 2025. The studio has also chronicled Nightbitch, which stars Amy Adams as a woman who “becomes increasingly aware of the strange, undeniable signs that she may be turning To a dog.” Limited release on December 6, 2024. Additionally, a film previously dated July 10, 2026 – the new date for Moana – has been removed from the calendar.

We first officially learned about Toy Story 5 on Disney's February 2023 earnings call, where CEO Bob Iger casually revealed that the studio was working on it and sequels to Zootopia and Frozen. During a March 2024 earnings call, Iger revealed that both Toy Story 5 and Frozen 3 will arrive in 2026, though we're still waiting for the latter's release date. Disney has not revealed plot details for Toy Story 5, nor who from the voice cast might be returning (although Tim Allen has previously said that Iger has reached out to him and Tom Hanks to reprise their roles).

Toy Story 5 is now set for summer 2026.

The Mandalorian & Grogu movie was surprisingly revealed last January, and is set to be directed by Jon Favreau. At the time, Lucasfilm said The Mandalorian & Grogu would lead “the ongoing development slate of films, including films directed by Charmaine Obaid-Chinoy, James Mangold, and Dave Filoni.” After years of continuing the Star Wars saga through TV shows on Disney+, The Mandalorian & Grogu will mark the franchise's first appearance on the big screen since 2019's The Rise of Skywalker.

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The live-action Moana film will see Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reprise his role as Maui, although Auli'i Cravalho will not return to play the main character, instead staying on board as executive producer. The move gives the live-action remake more leeway than the upcoming animated sequel Moana, which is scheduled for release on November 27, 2024.

Alex Stedman is a senior news editor at IGN, overseeing entertainment reporting. When she's not writing or editing, you can find her reading fantasy novels or playing Dungeons & Dragons.

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