Disney Sets ‘Toy Story 5,’ ‘Mandalorian & Grogu’ for 2026, Delays Live-Action ‘Moana’ by a Year

Woody and Buzz have a date to return to theaters. Disney will release Pixar’s Toy Story 5 on June 19, 2026, the studio announced Friday.

Disney CEO Bob Iger first announced Toy Story 5 in February 2023, with the sequel an attempt to return to form for the franchise after the disappointing performance of the 2022 spinoff, Lightyear, which voice starred Chris Evans. Toy Story has spanned four mainline films dating back to 1995, with the most recent installment topping $1 billion at the box office in 2019. The features have voice starred Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear.

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Toy Story 5‘s date with theaters was among a slew of changes and additions made to the Disney release calendar. The studio also pushing Dwayne Johnson’s live-action remake of Moana by a year to July 10, 2026 (it was previously slated for from June 27, 2025). The move gives the remake breathing room from the animated Moana 2, which opens this November.

The studio also confirmed that the Star Wars feature The Mandalorian & Grogu will bow May 22, 2026, as had been speculated. The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau is directing the film, which spins out of his Disney+ show and stars Pedro Pascal. It is a particularly important feature, as Lucasfilm seeks to return Star Wars to the big screen for the first time since 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker. While the franchise has thrived on Disney+, multiple attempts to relaunch it as a big screen property have fizzled in development.

In other news, the Jared Leto starrer Tron: Ares opens Oct. 10, 2025. The film follows the 1982 cult classic Tron, and 2010’s Tron: Legacy. While previous films have centered on a character going inside a computer, the new installment is said to take place mostly in the real world as an artificial intelligence escapes its digital confines.

Meanwhile, 20th Century’s The Amateur, starring Rami Malek and Rachel Brosnahan, has been pushed from Nov. 8, 2024, to April 11, 2025.

“We are leaning into our unrivaled brands,” Iger said in 2023 when announcing Toy Story 5 as among a number of sequels in the works, including more from Zootopia and Frozen.

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