animation movies 2021

Upcoming Animated Movies 2021

Last updated in April 2021. Most weekends there is a good animated movie at the theater to see and sometimes a great one! Enjoy these upcoming animation movies 2021 and 2022.

Since COVID big studios have been experimenting with direct to streaming options tag-teamed with theatrical releases as the big screens start allowing customers back. This is likely a new combo trend that won’t be going away.

Below is a list of new movies animation for 2021.

Animation fans have been waiting patiently for SpongeBob, The Rise of Gru, Raya and the Last Dragon, Rumble, and more. There is no shortage of new animated movies for 2021 and beyond.

Animation News and Updates

Minions: The Rise of Gru is now bumped to July 1, 2022. It is sad to see The Rise of Gru get pushed back again and again but Illumination needs a big win with this film and they are betting on summer 2022.

Disney acquired Blue Sky Studios will be shutting its doors and canceling the upcoming film Nimona.

Pixar’s Luca

Watch Pixar’s new movie, Luca, coming soon in June 2021. 👇

Sony hands over Connected to Netflix and changes the title back to the original name, The Mitchells vs. The Machines.

Sony also lets Wish Dragon go to Netflix, as Netflix adds depth to their animation slate.

New Animated Movie Trailers 2021 Edition

Below is a complete list of announced new animation movies in 2021.

New Releases 2021

  • Soul
  • Earwig and the Witch
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Raya and the Last Dragon
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
  • Bob’s Burgers: The Movie

Animated Movies 2021

  1. Arlo the Alligator Boy – April 16, 2021 (Netflix)
  2. The Mitchells vs. The Machines – April 30, 2021
  3. Vivo – June 4, 2021
  4. Spirit Untamed – June 4, 2021
  5. Luca – June, 18
  6. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway – July 2, 2021
  7. Space Jam: A New Legacy – July 16, 2021
  8. Hotel Transylvania 4 – August 6, 2021
  9. Paw Patrol: The Movie – August 20, 2021
  10. The Boss Baby: Family Business – September 17, 2021
  11. The Addams Family 2 – October 1, 2021
  12. Ron’s Gone Wrong – October 22, 2021
  13. Clifford the Big Red Dog – November 5, 2021
  14. Encanto – November 24, 2021
  15. Sing 2 – December 22, 2021
  16. Wish Dragon – TBD
  17. Extinct – TBD
  18. Shaun the Sheep: A Winters Tale – TBD
  19. Back to the Outback – TBD
  20. Maya and the Three – TBD
  21. The Loud House Movie – TBD
  22. Robin Robin – TBD
  23. Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie – TBD
  24. Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans – TBD
  25. The Witch Boy – TBD

Animated Movies 2022

  1. Rumble – February 18, 2022
  2. Turning Red – March 11, 2022
  3. DC Super Pets – May 22, 2022
  4. Lightyear – June 17, 2022
  5. Minions: The Rise of Gru – July 1, 2022
  6. The Bad Guys – TBD

Check out IMDb’s calendar page and Rotten Tomato’s list of movies coming soon as well as our Featured Animation movie reviews. Another popular page is our animated movie posters coming soon page.

New cartoons movies posters and artwork come out several months before the movies hit the big screen and can be a sneak peek at what movies are coming soon.

Raya and the Last Dragon

Release Date: March 5, 2021 Now Playing!

Walt Disney Animation Studios

PG – 1h 35min

Action | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy

Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Tim Cook, Tony Robbins, Jim Halbert, Jeff Andrews

Storyline – In a realm known as Lumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon.

The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Connected Release Date: April 30, 2021

Sony Pictures Animation

PG – 1h 35min

Adventure | Comedy

Olivia Colman, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Abbi Jacobson, Eric André, Michael Rianda

Storyline – Katie Mitchell is accepted into the film school of her dreams. Her whole family drives Katie to school together when their plans are interrupted by a tech uprising. The Mitchells will have to work together to save the world.

Luca

Release Date: June 18, 2021

Pixar Animation

PG – 1h 35min

Adventure | Comedy

Jacob Tremblay, Maya Rudolph, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jim Gaffigan, Emma Berman, Marco Barricelli

Storyline – On the Italian Riviera, an unlikely but strong friendship grows between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human.

Wish Dragon

Wish Dragon Release Date: TBD, 2021

Wish Dragon release date November 6, 2020

Sony Pictures Animation

PG – 1h 35min

Adventure | Comedy

John Cho, Jimmy Wong, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Constance Wu, Will Yun Lee, Bobby Lee, Jimmy O. Yang, Ian Chen

Storyline – A tale of discovering the greatest wish of all.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run

Release Date: TBD, 2021

The SpongeBob Movie Sponge on the Run release date August 7, 2020

Nickelodeon Animation Studios

PG – 1h 35min

Adventure | Comedy

Keanu Reeves, Awkwafina, Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Snoop Dogg, Lori Alan

Storyline – After SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home.

Rumble

Release Date: February 18, 2022

Paramount Animation

PG – 1h 35min

Action | Comedy

Ben Schwartz, Will Arnett, Terry Crews, Geraldine Viswanathan, Jimmy Tatro, Tony Danza

Storyline – In a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes, teenage Winnie seeks to follow in her father’s footsteps by coaching a loveable underdog monster into a champion.

What animated movies are coming out in 2021?

Arlo the Alligator Boy – April 16, 2021 (Netflix)
The Mitchells vs. The Machines – April 30, 2021
Vivo – June 4, 2021
Spirit: Untamed – June 4, 2021
Luca – June, 18
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway – July 2, 2021
Space Jam: A New Legacy – July 16, 2021
Hotel Transylvania 4 – August 6, 2021
Paw Patrol: The Movie – August 20, 2021
The Boss Baby: Family Business – September 17, 2021
The Addams Family 2 – October 1, 2021
Ron’s Gone Wrong – October 22, 2021
Clifford the Big Red Dog – November 5, 2021
Encanto – November 24, 2021
Sing 2 – December 22, 2021
Wish Dragon – TBD
Extinct – TBD
Shaun the Sheep: A Winters Tale – TBD
Back to the Outback – TBD
Maya and the Three – TBD
The Loud House Movie – TBD
Robin Robin – TBD
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie – TBD
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans – TBD
The Witch Boy – TBD

What is the next Disney movie?

The next Disney Pixar movie is Luca set to release on June 18, 2021.
Luca movie poster 1 2021

What is the best animated movie ever?

The top animated movie in worldwide box office sales is The Lion King 2019. The Lion King 2019 movie poster