Disney celebrates Chinese New Year with new posters for 'The Eternals', 'Mulan', 'Black Widow' and more

Tom Butler
Senior Editor
Close up details from Disney's Chinese New Year-inspired The Eternals poster. (Disney)

Disney is celebrating Chinese New Year in style. The Hollywood studio has shared a dozen new posters, inspired by the Chinese festival, for some of its biggest and most exciting 2020 releases including Marvel Studio’s Black Widow and Pixar’s Soul.

The posters contain the first official look at some hugely anticipated movies including Sir Kenneth Branagh’s Murder On The Orient Express sequel Death On The Nile, and Marvel Studios’ The Eternals, starring Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek.

There’s been no official images of the new MCU film so far, so this is our best look at the studio’s second Phase 4 film so far.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: (L-R) Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Director Chloe Zhao, Lia McHugh, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Lauren Ridloff and Don Lee of Marvel Studios' 'The Eternals' at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2019 Marvel Studios Panel in Hall H on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

One of the posters also offers a new look at Walt Disney Animation Studios’ mysterious November release Raya and the Last Dragon, which has only been teased in concept art so far.

One 2020 Disney release conspicuous in its absence is Artemis Fowl. The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures release, directed by Kenneth Branagh and adapted from the 2001 Eoin Colfer novel of the same name, was delayed to May 29, 2020 from its original 2019 release date, however it hasn’t received been honoured with a new poster.

Read more: Kenneth Branagh talks Artemis Fowl

Check out all the new posters below.

Onward - 6 March

A Chinese New Year-inspired poster for the forthcoming Disney release Onward (Disney)

Mulan - 27 March

A Chinese New Year-inspired poster for the forthcoming Disney release Mulan (Disney)

The New Mutants - 8 April

A Chinese New Year-inspired poster for the forthcoming Disney release The New Mutants (Disney)

Black Widow - 1 May

A Chinese New Year-inspired poster for the forthcoming Disney release Black Widow (Disney)

Soul - 19 June

A Chinese New Year-inspired poster for the forthcoming Disney release Soul (Disney)

Free Guy - 1 July

A Chinese New Year-inspired poster for the forthcoming Disney release Free Guy (Disney)

Jungle Cruise - 24 July

A Chinese New Year-inspired poster for the forthcoming Disney release Jungle Cruise (Disney)

The King’s Man - 16 September

A Chinese New Year-inspired poster for the forthcoming Disney release The King's Man (Disney)

Death On The Nile - 9 October

A Chinese New Year-inspired poster for the forthcoming Disney release Death On The Nile (Disney)

The Eternals - 6 November

A Chinese New Year-inspired poster for the forthcoming Disney release The Eternals (Disney)

Raya and The Last Dragon - 27 November

A Chinese New Year-inspired poster for the forthcoming Disney release Raya and The Last Dragon (Disney)

West Side Story - 18 December

A Chinese New Year-inspired poster for the forthcoming Disney release West Side Story (Disney)

Chinese New Year is a festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. In 2020, the first day of the Chinese New Year was on Saturday, 25 January, which began the Year of the Rat. The celebrations, which began on 17 January are full of traditions and feasting, and will officially come to an end on 8 February with the Lantern Festival.

Disney marked Chinese New Year 2019 in a similar fashion, sharing new posters for Captain MarvelDumboAladdinAvengers: EndgameToy Story 4The Lion King and Frozen 2.