upcoming animated movies

Last updated March 25, 2020. Most weekends there is a good animated movie at the theater to see and sometimes a great one! The upcoming animated movies listed below are some of the most highly anticipated animation movies for 2020 and 2021. What movie are you looking forward to the most?

Check out IMDb’s calendar page and Rotten Tomatoes list of movies coming soon as well as our Featured Animation movie reviews. Another popular page is our animated movie posters coming soon page. These new posters come out several months before the movies hit the big screen and can be a sneak peek at what movies are coming soon.

Animated Movies 2020

  1. Trolls World Tour – Now Streaming!
  2. The Willoughbys – April 22, 2020
  3. Scoob! – May 15, 2020 – Streaming (VOD)
  4. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run – August 7, 2020
  5. Connected – October 23, 2020
  6. Wish Dragon – November 6, 2020
  7. Soul – November 20, 2020
  8. The Croods 2 – December 23, 2020

Animated Movies 2021

  1. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway – January 15, 2021
  2. Rumble – January 29, 2021
  3. Ron’s Gone Wrong – February 26, 2021
  4. Raya and the Last Dragon – March 12, 2021
  5. Luck – March, 19, 2021
  6. Boss Baby 2 – March 26, 2021
  7. Minions: The Rise of Gru – May 2, 2021
  8. Spirit: Riding Free – May 14, 2021
  9. Vivo – June 24, 2021
  10. Space Jam 2 – July 16, 2021
  11. Hotel Transylvania 4 – August 6, 2021
  12. The Bad Guys – September 17, 2021
  13. The Addams Family 2 – October 22, 2021
  14. Sing 2 – December 22, 2021

Trolls World Tour

Release Date: Now Streaming!

DreamWorks Animation

PG – 1h 30min

Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy | Musical

Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Rachel Bloom, James Corden, Ron Funches, Kelly Clarkson, Anderson .Paak, Sam Rockwell, George Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Kenan Thompson, Kunal Nayyar

Storyline – Poppy and Branch discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder. A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb, aided by her father King Thrash, wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme.

The Willoughbys

Release Date: Now Streaming!

BRON Studios, Netflix

PG – 1h 32min

Adventure | Comedy

Will Forte, Martin Short, Alessia Cara, Jane Krakowski, Ricky Gervais, Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Brian Drummond, Bonnie Riley, Islie Hirvonen, Fiona Toth, Colleen Wheeler, Michael Dobson

Storyline – Convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.

Scoob!

Release Date: Now Streaming!

Warner Bros Animation

PG – 1h 35min

Adventure | Comedy

Frank Welker, Will Forte, Zac Efron, Gina Rodriguez, Amanda Seyfried, Mark Wahlberg, Kiersey Clemons, Jason Isaacs, Tracy Morgan, Ken Jeong

Storyline – Scooby and the gang face their most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this dogpocalypse, the gang discovers that Scooby has an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.

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.

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

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.

Soul

Release Date: November 20, 2020

Pixar Animation Studios

PG – 1h 35min

Adventure | Comedy

Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Quest Love, Phylicia Rashad, Daveed Diggs

Storyline – A musician who has lost his passion for music is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul learning about herself.

The Croods 2

Release Date: December 23, 2020

DreamWorks Animation

PG – 1h 35min

Adventure | Comedy

Ryan Reynolds, Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Leslie Mann, Cloris Leachman, Catherine Keener, Peter Dinklage, Kelly Marie Tran, Clark Duke

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

The Croods 2

Release Date: January 29, 2021

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.

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.