Does Disney own Terminator these days? We’re too tired at this point to be sure or go look it up ourselves, but they’ve certainly got one in thing with James Cameron’s mean metal man: They’re not going to stop until we’re dead. Which is to say, that the company’s massive investor call continues to roll right along this afternoon, willing new Disney projects into existence, mostly at Disney+. Like, hey: Do you like the studio’s slate of animated films over the last decade or so? Movies like Big Hero 6, The Princess And The Frog, Moana, and Zootopia? Well, guess what: We have (four) new TV shows for you!
That’s right: Disney announced today that it’ll soon be producing animated TV versions of all four movies, titled, funnily enough, Baymax, Zootopia+, Tiana, and Moana. (The company has been big on that “first name basis” TV titling thing of late; look also to Ahsoka, Obi-Wan, Loki, etc.) Details about the shows are sparse (it’s not even clear if Tiana, described as a long-form musical comedy, will maintain the traditionally animated style of 2009's The Princess And The Frog), but, damn: That’s a lot of TV.
Timing windows for all these shows are a little loose, but Baymax, Tiana, and Zootopia+ are all currently set for a 2022 release, while Moana will launch some time in 2023; all expected to land at Disney+.