Upcoming animated movies

by izabellejordan | created - 07 Jun 2018 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

A list for anyone that wants to keep track of the greatest and (probably) worst upcoming animated movies.

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1. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

71 Metascore

When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.

Director: Dean DeBlois | Stars: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, F. Murray Abraham, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 73,710 | Gross: $160.80M

2. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

65 Metascore

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

Director: Mike Mitchell | Stars: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish

Votes: 37,808 | Gross: $105.81M

3. Toy Story 4 (2019)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

84 Metascore

When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

Director: Josh Cooley | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale

Votes: 91,511 | Gross: $431.96M

4. The Croods 2 (2020)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

The prehistoric family the Croods are challenged by a rival family the Bettermans, who claim to be better and more evolved.

Director: Joel Crawford | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Kat Dennings

5. Madagascar 4 (2019)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Post-production

Plot is unknown.

Director: Tom McGrath

6. Gigantic (I)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Abandoned

Set in Spain during the Age of Exploration, Gigantic (which is the reimagining of Jack and the Beanstalk) tells the story of young Jack, who discovers a world full of giants, who are hidden... See full summary »

7. Wolfwalkers (2020)

Animation, Adventure, Family | Pre-production

In a time of superstition and magic, when wolves are seen as demonic and nature an evil to be tamed, a young apprentice hunter, ROBYN, comes to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last ... See full summary »

Directors: Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart | Star: Sean Bean

8. Dragon's Lair: The Movie (2020)

91 min | Animation, Fantasy, Romance | Announced

Feature adaptation of the popular animated video game from the 1980s.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman

9. Dia de Muertos (2019)

Animation, Family, Fantasy

In the Mexican town of Santa Clara, lives Salma, a 16 year-old orphan who never got to meet her biological parents. The only story she's been told her whole life is that they abandoned her.... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Gutiérrez Medrano | Stars: Camila Amezcua, Rocco Amezcua, Connor Andrade, Dino Andrade

Votes: 27

10. Smallfoot (2018)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as "humans" really do exist.

Directors: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig | Stars: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common

Votes: 26,118 | Gross: $83.24M

11. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

55 Metascore

Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.

Directors: Chris Renaud, Jonathan del Val | Stars: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Harrison Ford, Eric Stonestreet

Votes: 23,298 | Gross: $158.14M

12. Frozen II (2019)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.

Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jonathan Groff, Kristen Bell, Sterling K. Brown

13. Trolls World Tour (2020)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Post-production

Sequel to the 2016 animated hit.

Directors: Walt Dohrn, David P. Smith | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Jamie Dornan, Sam Rockwell, Rachel Bloom

14. The Loud House

Animation, Comedy, Family | Announced

Based on the popular Nickelodeon TV series.

Director: Mark Zoeller | Stars: Grey Griffin, Liliana Mumy, Nika Futterman, Brian Stepanek

15. Sing 2 (2021)

Animation, Comedy, Family | Filming

Sequel to the 2016 animated film, 'Sing'.

Directors: Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet | Stars: Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon

16. Spies in Disguise (2019)

Animation, Action, Adventure

When the world's best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world.

Directors: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane | Stars: Will Smith, Karen Gillan, Tom Holland, Rachel Brosnahan

Votes: 19

17. Abominable (I) (2019)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

55 Metascore

A magical Yeti must return to his family.

Directors: Jill Culton, Todd Wilderman | Stars: Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Joseph Izzo

Votes: 101

18. Spooky Jack

Animation, Comedy, Family | Pre-production

A look at the creepy world of scary creatures conjured up from the imaginations of children.

Director: David Soren | Stars: Mandip Gill, David Atkins

19. Anubis

106 min | Animation | Announced

A mummy's curse sends Dr. George Henry's spirit into an creepy underworld inhabited by monsters and it's up to Henry's son to save him. Based on Bruce Zick's book, "The Anubis Tapestry: Between Twilights".

Director: Chris Wedge

20. Blazing Samurai (2021)

Animation, Action, Comedy | Announced

A samurai hopes to make his dreams come true, but goes through trials to defeat enemies.

Directors: Mark Koetsier, Paul Stodolny, Chris Bailey, Rob Silvestri | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Cera, Mel Brooks, Michelle Yeoh

21. Arctic Dogs (2019)

PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Completed

Swifty the Arctic Fox works in the mailroom of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service but dreams of one day becoming a Top Dog (the Arctic's star husky courier). To prove himself worthy of the ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Woodley | Stars: James Franco, Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Anjelica Huston

22. Wonder Park (2019)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

45 Metascore

Wonder Park tells the story of an amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.

Director: Dylan Brown | Stars: Sofia Mali, Jennifer Garner, Ken Hudson Campbell, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 5,951 | Gross: $45.22M

23. Playmobil: The Movie (2019)

99 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

25 Metascore

Animated feature film inspired by the Playmobil brand toys.

Director: Lino DiSalvo | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman, Jim Gaffigan, Daniel Radcliffe

Votes: 640

24. UglyDolls (2019)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

39 Metascore

An animated adventure in which the free-spirited UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved, and ultimately discover who you truly are is what matters most.

Director: Kelly Asbury | Stars: Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton

Votes: 3,013 | Gross: $20.15M

25. The Addams Family (2019)

PG | Animation, Comedy, Family | Completed

An animated version of Charles Addams' series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family.

Directors: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Finn Wolfhard, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Pom Klementieff

26. Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

Action, Adventure, Family | Post-production

A cop in the rural town of Green Hills will help Sonic escape from the government who is looking to capture him.

Director: Jeff Fowler | Stars: Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Neal McDonough, Tika Sumpter

27. Call of the Wild (2020)

Animation, Adventure, Family | Post-production

A sled dog struggles for survival in the Alaskan wild.

Director: Chris Sanders | Stars: Karen Gillan, Harrison Ford, Bradley Whitford, Dan Stevens

28. Nimona (2021)

Animation, Action, Adventure | Filming

A young shape-shifter named Nimona teams up with a mad scientist named Lord Ballister Blackheart to expose the ruler of the kingdom.

Director: Patrick Osborne

29. Minions: The Rise of Gru (2020)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

The continuation of the adventures of the Minions, always in search of a tyrannical leader.

Directors: Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson | Stars: Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin

30. Bob's Burgers: The Movie (2020)

Animation, Comedy, Musical | Pre-production

Plot unknown. Feature film based on the animated TV series.

Stars: Kristen Schaal, H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz

31. The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge (2020)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

Plot unknown. This is the third feature film in the 'SpongeBob SquarePants' franchise based on the popular TV series.

Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Awkwafina, Clancy Brown, Bill Fagerbakke, Tom Kenny

32. The Boss Baby 2 (2021)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Announced

No plot is currently known

Director: Tom McGrath | Stars: Alec Baldwin, James McGrath

33. Space Jam 2 (2021)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

NBA superstar LeBron James teams up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes for this long-awaited sequel.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Don Cheadle, Cassandra Starr, Sonequa Martin-Green, Martin Klebba

34. The Billion Brick Race

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Announced

Plot kept under wraps.

35. The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

The flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their feud to the next level.

Directors: Thurop Van Orman, John Rice | Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader

Votes: 4,025 | Gross: $38.44M

36. Vivo (2020)

Animation, Comedy, Family | Pre-production

A monkey strives to to fulfill his musical destiny by traveling from Havana to Miami.

Directors: Kirk DeMicco, Brandon Jeffords

37. The Ark and the Aardvark

Animation | Post-production

An aardvark named Gilbert lands the job of shepherding all the animals onto Noah's Ark.

Director: John Stevenson | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Jenny Slate, Miles Teller, Stephen Merchant

38. Wish Dragon (2020)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Post-production

An tale of discovering the greatest wish of all.

Director: Chris Appelhans | Stars: John Cho, Jimmy Wong, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Constance Wu

39. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2020)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Pre-production

The Mitchell family road trip is interrupted by a tech uprising that threatens mankind.

Directors: Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe

40. Ron's Gone Wrong (2020)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

Set in a world where walking, talking, digitally connected bots have become children's best friends, Ron's Gone Wrong tells the story of an 11-year-old boy who finds that his robot buddy doesn't quite work.

Directors: Alessandro Carloni, Jean-Philippe Vine | Star: Thomas Barbusca

41. Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion (2018)

87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Getafix/Panoramix decides it's time to pass the magic potion recipe on to a young, trustworthy druid. He looks all over Gaul with Asterix and Obelix as Demonix is out to get the recipe.

Directors: Alexandre Astier, Louis Clichy | Stars: Christian Clavier, Guillaume Briat, Alex Lutz, Alexandre Astier

Votes: 4,821 | Gross: $1.27M

42. Hawkins & Silver

Animation | Pre-production

Extraordinary fantasy adventure retelling of the classic Treasure Island story, set in an amazing steampunk world where animals live and work alongside humans, and absolutely anything is ... See full summary »

Directors: Dean Semler, Caroline Zelder

43. Magik (I)

120 min | Animation, Fantasy | Announced

Lewis Clark is a brilliant author who stumbles upon a world of Magic after the disappearance of his two young children. He begins a quest to try to stop the insidious evil that threatens to destroy both his new world and his old one.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Dominique Swain

44. North of Blue (2018)

61 min | Animation

Abstract animated feature inspired by the Yukon.

Director: Joanna Priestley

Votes: 5

45. Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)

PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

53 Metascore

In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

Director: Rob Letterman | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy

Votes: 94,271 | Gross: $144.11M

46. Dajjal: The Slayer and His Followers (2019)

Animation, Action, War

The story of good and evil faith and Proxy wars for a world's dominating Kingdom where the world ruler will be the patriarch of an international worship places. Film is based on current ... See full summary »

Director: Abrar Rana

47. A Wizard's Tale (2018)

TV-G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Balloon kingdoms, dopey police dragons and happy wizards are exactly how Terry remembered his Grandmother's whacky fairy tales. Except they are real and it's definitely not as 'cheerful.'

Director: Andrés Couturier | Stars: Toby Kebbell, Lily Collins, Keith Wickham, David Holt

Votes: 484 | Gross: $0.00M

48. Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us (2018)

Not Rated | 100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Ash meets five residents who come together to save the day when a series of threats endanger the annual Wind Festival and the entire population of their home, Fula City

Director: Tetsuo Yajima | Stars: Sarah Natochenny, Haven Paschall, Eddy Lee, Kathryn Cahill

Votes: 1,004 | Gross: $0.79M

49. The Adventures of Pinocchio

85 min | Animation | Filming

How do you save friends and defeat a dangerous villain, if you are just a small wooden boy? And what if, after gaining freedom, your friends don't know what to do with it now?

Director: Viktor Lakisov | Stars: Tom Kenny, Phil LaMarr, Fred Tatasciore, Maurice LaMarche

50. Arkie

Animation, Adventure, Fantasy | Pre-production

As her world is shrouded in darkness, a young girl must overcome her fears and travel to a mysterious city of light, save her father from a dangerous scientist and prevent the destruction of her planet.

Director: Luke Jurevicius | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Jai Courtney, Tim Minchin, Andrew Bachelor

51. The Big Trip (2019)

90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A goofy stork mistakenly delivers a baby panda to the wrong door. A bear, a moose, a tiger and a rabbit set on an arduous but fun filled adventure through wilderness to return the panda to its rightful home.

Director: Vasiliy Rovenskiy

Votes: 305

52. Black Briefcase: The Nuclear Trigger

Action | Pre-production

The movie is based on the conspiracy theories for "The Third World War" that is continuing and getting very fast to the end of world. The film's narrative is structured of Nuclear War to ... See full summary »

Director: Abrar Rana

53. Nimuendaju

Animation | Pre-production

Life of german Ethnologist Curt "Nimuendaju" Unckel

Director: Tânia Anaya | Stars: Peter Ketnath, Izadora Fernandes, Wilson Oliveira

54. The Last Fiction (2018)

100 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

After defeating the Nether world, the king of Persist, decides to destroy the Devil. He leaves the power to Prince Zahak. The Evil reappear in Zahak's soul.Kaveh, a blacksmith, leads a ... See full summary »

Director: Ashkan Rahgozar | Stars: Leila Hatami, Baran Kosari, Hamed Behdad, Benjamin Nathan-Serio

Votes: 79

55. Bremen: The Last Magic Kingdom

90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

The fairy world has been shaken by the invasion of the Dark Lord. Through his servant, Rumpel, he used an inter-dimensional portal creation machine, and traveled his army of darkness to ... See full summary »

Director: Yan Sysoev

56. Klaus (2019)

Animation | Post-production

A simple act of kindness always sparks another, even in a frozen, faraway place. When Smeerensburg's new postman, Jesper, befriends toymaker Klaus, their gifts melt an age-old feud and deliver a sleigh full of holiday traditions.

Director: Sergio Pablos | Stars: Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons, Joan Cusack, Jason Schwartzman

57. Mavka. The Forest Song

Animation, Comedy, Fantasy | Pre-production

Mavka - a soul of the Forest - faces an impossible choice between love and her duty as guardian to the Heart of the Forest, when she falls in love with a human - the talented young musician... See full summary »

Director: Oleksandra Ruban

58. Ainbo (2020)

Animation | Filming

A girl was born and grew up in the deepest jungle of the Amazon, Colonia, that rests on the back of the most powerful Mother Spirit in the Amazon, Turtle Motelo Mama. One day she discovers ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Claus, Jose Zelada

59. Minecraft (2022)

Action, Adventure, Family | Pre-production

The malevolent Ender Dragon sets out on a path of destruction, prompting a young girl and her group of unlikely adventurers to set out to save the Overworld.

Director: Peter Sollett

60. Missing Link (2019)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

68 Metascore

Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.

Director: Chris Butler | Stars: Hugh Jackman, David Walliams, Stephen Fry, Matt Lucas

Votes: 7,897 | Gross: $16.65M

61. Dragon Rider (2020)

Animation, Adventure, Family | Filming

A young silver dragon teams up with a mountain spirit and an orphaned boy on a journey through the Himalayas in search for the Rim of Heaven.

Director: Tomer Eshed | Stars: Felicity Jones, Freddie Highmore, Patrick Stewart, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

62. A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019)

86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

When an alien with amazing powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep goes on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organization can capture her.

Directors: Will Becher, Richard Phelan | Stars: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Kate Harbour, David Holt

63. Astro Kid (2019)

89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Following the destruction of their ship, the young Willy is separated from his parents with whom he traveled in space. His spare capsule lands on a wild and unexplored planet. With the help... See full summary »

Director: Eric Tosti | Stars: Timothé Vom Dorp, Edouard Baer, Marie-Eugénie Maréchal, Guillaume Lebon

Votes: 310

64. Lost Case

Animation, Adventure, Family | Pre-production

We've all got baggage. This year, the lost, the found, the forgotten and the unclaimed, will find their way home.

Director: Raja Gosnell

65. Body Defenders

105 min | Animation, Action, Adventure | Filming

In the not too distant future lives a world plagued by war, a war that has been fought by unknown heroes and villains for millenniums! An endless battle that has been fought since life ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Garcia | Stars: Ryan Flynn, Jaz Hughes, Stevel Marc, Marielise van Rooyen

66. Sly Cooper

Animation, Action, Adventure | Announced

Orphaned raccoon, Sly Cooper, discovers that he comes from a long line of highly-skilled, international thieves. Based on the 'Sly Cooper' video games.

Director: Kevin Munroe | Stars: Ian James Corlett, Matt Olsen, Chris Murphy

67. Another Day of Life (2018)

85 min | Animation, Biography

78 Metascore

A gripping story of a three-month-long journey that renowned Polish reporter Ryszard Kapuscinski took across Angola ravaged by a war in which the front lines shifted like a kaleidoscope ... See full summary »

Directors: Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow | Stars: Miroslaw Haniszewski, Vergil J. Smith, Tomasz Zietek, Olga Boladz

Votes: 946

68. Hump

Animation, Adventure, Family | Pre-production

A wide-eyed camel is joined by a cunning desert fox and a mistrusting goat on his epic journey to cross the Arabian desert in order to find its best friend.

Director: Rob Gibbs | Stars: Gaten Matarazzo, Simon Pegg, Ramy Youssef

69. Onward (2020)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on a quest to discover if there is still magic out there.

Director: Dan Scanlon | Stars: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

70. Robodog

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Post-production

Robodog

ROBODOG is a classic, heart-warming adventure story about an unlikely duo who couldnt be more different. KC (Kinetic Canine) is a bright, energetic but overzealous robotic dog, while... See full synopsis »

Stars: Ellen Page, Ron Perlman, Rainn Wilson, Steve Zahn



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