2020 Animated Movies
2020 is certainly going to be a year for film where animation will shine through. I’m looking forward to releases, not only in North America but across the world. It’s time to pack up your Digi device, krabby patty, or cheeseburger and start waiting for these films to be released for the new year. I hope you’re ready!
2020 Animated Movies To Look Forward Too
Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna
If you grew up in the 90’s then you will be excited about the new Digimon movie. Set in the same series as the original Digimon series, this film reunites the main cast. The film is set five years after Digimon Adventure tri. Cast members from Digimon Adventure returned to reprise their roles. I’m hoping this isn’t a final goodbye to the series but if it is, let’s hope the Digimon we grew up with say their final farewells.
Studio: Yumeta Company
Release: February 21, 2020
Evangelion 3.0 +1.0
After waiting longer than eight years, we finally have a release date for this long-awaited film. With the story still under wraps, let’s hope we still get to see our main cast of characters like Asuka, Rei, and Shinji. I’m hoping this movie will fly everyone to the moon and is less depressing than the previous anime movies.
Studio: Studio Khara
Release: June 27, 2020
Sonic the Hedgehog
Gotta go fast! Based on the video game by Sega, this film stars Sonic the Hedgehog, Dr. Robotnik, and a small-town Sherrif. The film has received many controversial opinions with one of the first images of our Sonic hero looking unrecognizable. The people of the internet voiced their concerns and surprisingly, Paramount Pictures listened to their requests in changing the design. I look forward to this film and even though I do not have high expectations, I hope this leaves fans with positive reactions.
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Release: February 14, 2020
Onward is a fantasy comedy film that’s set in a world of mystical powers. The world, however, is losing its fairy tale magic. Ian Lightfoot, a teenaged, elf, goes on a quest after casting a spell that lasts for only 24 hours. He must bring back half of his dad, with the help of friends and his family, before the 24 hours are up.
Release: March 6, 2020
Trolls World Tour
This musical comedy includes many talented singers from Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige, and Ozzy. The trolls set forth to navigate to six different lands that are devoted to a different genre of music. Pop, Funk, Classical, Techno, Country and Rock are included.
Studio: Dreamworks Animation
Release: April 7,2020
Scoob! is a reboot of the Scooby-Do Film series, and is intended to be the first film of a proposed set up for a Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe. Even though I heard many of the main voice actors were not asked to be featured in this film, I do hope the film stays true to the original storyline of our beloved Scooby gang.
Studio: Warner Animation Group, Reel FX
Release: May 15, 2020
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run
Spongebob and Patrick must find their beloved friend, Gary, who decided to travel to the Lost City of Atlantis. The movie will reveal the origin of Spongebob meeting Gary for the first time as kids and includes many returning characters from the Spongebob series. Let’s hope this film does well and if it truly answers the difficult question of, is mayonnaise really an instrument?
Studio: Paramount Animation
Release: May 22, 2020
A talented Jazz musician, Joe Gardner gets accidentally separated from his body and is transported to the “You Seminar.” Gardner must work with souls in training in order to return back to Earth before it’s too late. From the trailer, it looks like this Pixar movie will have everyone crying.
Studio: Disney- Pixar
Release: June 19, 2020
Minions: The Rise of Gru
Minions: The Rise of Gru is a continuation of the Minion Series. This time the story focuses on a young Gru and his adventures with the minions.
Studio: Illumination Entertainment
Release: July 3, 2020
Bob’s Burgers: The Movie
This animated musical comedy film based on the TV series of the same name is hopefully scheduled for 2020.
Studio: Fox Animation Studios, Bento Box Entertainment
Release: July 17, 2020
The Mitchells Vs. The Machines
The Mitchell family road trip is interrupted by a tech uprising that threatens mankind. The Mitchells will have to get past their own problems and work together to help save the world.
Studio: Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks
Release: September 18, 2020
Raya and the Last Dragon
A warrior named Raya searches for the last dragon in the world.
Studio: Walt Disney Animation Studio
Release: November 25, 2020
Wolfwalkers is an upcoming Irish animated adventure film that follows Robyn, a young hunter, who accidentally discovers, the world of the Wolfwalkers. Cartoon Saloon over the past few years has produced visually appealing movies with amazing storytelling. I have high expectations for this film.
Studio: Cartoon Saloon, Melusine Productions
The Croods 2
Returning cast members face their biggest threat since leaving the cave. In 2013, the world was introduced to this prehistoric family, and I’m hoping director Joel Crawford exceeds my expectations of this film.
Studio: Dreamworks Animation
Release: December 23, 2020