Summer means big blockbusters and fantastic new movies. I’ve already seen two awesome movies this summer (Brave and People Like Us…both highly recommended!), and now I am already looking forward to a few upcoming films…..and I just have to share them with you!

The first time, I saw the following preview, I literally laughed out loud…how often does that happen with a PREVIEW? I seriously cannot wait for the new….wait for it…Monsters Inc movie!!! Next summer, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters’ University will hit theaters!!! Check out the following clip!

My curiosity is super-high to see what Disney will do with the next release….Tonight at our 4th of July bbq, I shared this release news with our friends, and they had very mixed reactions. I think it will be really interesting to see what the creative team at Disney does with a classic and well-loved tale. Hitting the theaters on March 8, 2013 is “Oz The Great And Powerful.”

Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.

“Oz The Great and Powerful” is produced by Joe Roth and written by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire (credit not final). Grant Curtis, Philip Steuer and Palak Patel are serving as executive producers. “Oz The Great and Powerful” opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013.

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Let me know what you think about these upcoming films!! Are you excited to see Mike and Sully before they ruled the Scarefloor? How do you feel about a new Oz movie? Are you anxious to find out the back-story of the the “wizard” himself? I’m so excited to see what Disney has up their sleeve, and can’t wait for the magic to hit the theaters! See you at the movies!