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Upcoming Animated Movies 2021

Last updated in February 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.

Updates and New Animation News.

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

Recent updates – NEW! Raya and the Last Dragon movie trailer below. 👇

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.

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.

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

Animated Movies 2021

  1. Earwig and the Witch – February 5, 2021
  2. Tom and Jerry – February 26, 2021
  3. Raya and the Last Dragon – March 5, 2021
  4. Arlo the Alligator Boy – April 2021
  5. Spirit: Riding Free – June 4, 2021
  6. Vivo – June 4, 2021
  7. Luca – June, 18
  8. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway – June 11, 2021
  9. Minions: The Rise of Gru – July 2, 2021
  10. Space Jam: A New Legacy – July 16, 2021
  11. Hotel Transylvania 4 – August 6, 2021
  12. Paw Patrol: The Movie – August 20, 2021
  13. The Boss Baby: Family Business – September 17, 2021
  14. The Addams Family 2 – October 1, 2021
  15. Ron’s Gone Wrong – October 22, 2021
  16. Clifford the Big Red Dog – November 5, 2021
  17. Encanto – November 24, 2021
  18. Sing 2 – December 22, 2021
  19. The Mitchells vs. The Machines – TBD
  20. Wish Dragon – TBD
  21. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run – TBD
  22. Extinct – TBD
  23. Bob’s Burgers – TBD
  24. Shaun the Sheep: A Winters Tale – TBD
  25. Back to the Outback – TBD
  26. Maya and the Three – TBD
  27. The Loud House Movie – TBD
  28. Robin Robin – TBD
  29. Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie – TBD
  30. Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans – TBD
  31. 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. The Bad Guys – TBD

Earwig and the Witch

Release Date: February 5, 2021

Studio Ghibli

PG – 1h 22min

Family | Fantasy

JB Blanc, Thomas Bromhead, Alex Cartañá, Pandora Colin, Richard E. Grant

Storyline – An orphan girl, Earwig, is adopted by a witch and comes home to a spooky house filled with mystery and magic.

Tom and Jerry

Release Date: February 26, 2021

Warner Bros.

PG

Adventure | Comedy

Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Rob Delaney, Colin Jost, Ken Jeong

Storyline – Big city adventure reveals how Tom and Jerry first meet and form their rivalry.

Raya and the Last Dragon

Release Date: March 12, 2021

Walt Disney Animation Studios

PG – 1h 35min

Action | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy

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

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: TBD, 2021

Connected release date October 23, 2020

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.

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?

Earwig and the Witch – February 5, 2021
Tom and Jerry – February 26, 2021
Raya and the Last Dragon – March 5, 2021
Arlo the Alligator Boy – April 2021
Spirit: Riding Free – June 4, 2021
Vivo – June 4, 2021
Luca – June, 18
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway – June 11, 2021
Minions: The Rise of Gru – 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
The Mitchells vs. The Machines – TBD
Wish Dragon – TBD
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run – TBD
Extinct – TBD
Bob’s Burgers – 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 movie is Raya and the Last Dragon set to release in March 2021.
Raya and The Last Dragon 2020 movie poster

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