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Upcoming Animation Movies




  • According to a recent report by Statista, a leading provider of market and consumer data, the global animation market was valued at over 391 billion U.S. dollars in 2022, a significant increase from the previous year. This trend is expected to continue throughout the decade, with the market surpassing 587 billion dollars by 2030.
  • The best part of animation is that anyone can watch them and enjoy the story, no matter where they’re from or what language they speak. This makes animation a great way to share ideas and cultures with people all over the world. 
  • This article will feature some of the upcoming animated movies. If you’re looking for animation movies upcoming 2024 or Disney animated movies this article will be your last stop.

Upcoming Animation Movies

Fans of animated movies are in excitement as some of the most awaited upcoming animation movies prepare to hit the screens. Among them, there are some upcoming Disney animated movies, some sequels, and some new ones. Meanwhile, there has been a rise in demand for upcoming animation movies in India. This article will feature a list of animation movies upcoming in 2024 that you can’t miss. I have gathered data primarily from official sources, but release dates for movies may still change due to various circumstances. Please check for updates closer to the release dates to ensure accuracy.

Upcoming Animated Movies

  • Despicable Me 4 (Fall 2024)
  • The Wild Robot (September 27)
  • Inside Out 2 (June 14, 2024)
  • Mufasa: The Lion King (December 20, 2024)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3 ( December 20, 2024)
  • Moana 2 (November 27, 2024)
  • Ultraman: Rising (June 14, 2024)
  • Saving Bikini Bottom: The Sandy Cheeks Movie (August 2, 2024)

Despicable Me 4

  • Directed by: Brad Ableson and Jonathan del Val
  • Writers: Ken Daurio, Mike White
  • Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: Fall 2024

From Illumination Studios, This is a comedy-adventure sequel following Gru, Lucy, and the Minions. Gru, Lucy, and their daughters Margo, Edith, and Agnes are back. They have a new family member, Gru Jr., who likes to tease his dad. Gru faces a new nemesis in Maxime Le Mal and his girlfriend Valentina, and the family is forced to go on the run. 

Gru’s journey in the “Despicable Me” series takes him from a villain planning to steal the moon with his army of Minions to a reformed father and hero. After adopting three orphan girls, Margo, Edith, and Agnes, Gru’s life takes a comedic and heartwarming turn. Each sequel introduces new characters and adventures: in the second film, Gru develops feelings for Lucy, an Anti-Villain League agent; in the third, he discovers his long-lost twin brother, Dru, who has everything Gru lacks. Despite these changes, each movie features new villains with unique schemes, and Gru’s Minions provide constant comedic chaos.

Following the 2022 summer blockbuster phenomenon of Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru, which earned almost $1 billion worldwide, the biggest global animated franchise in history now begins a new chapter.

The Wild Robot

  • Directed by: Chris Sanders
  • Writers: Peter Brown, Chris Sanders
  • Genre: Animation, Drama, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Family
  • Release Date: September 27

From the studios of DreamWorks Animation, this sci-fi film is based on a children’s book of the same name. This story follows Roz, an intelligent robot stranded on an uninhabited island. To survive the harsh environment, Roz bonds with the island’s animals and cares for an orphaned baby goose.

The Wild Robot is written and directed by three-time Oscar® nominee Chris Sanders—the writer-director of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon, The Croods, and Disney’s Lilo & Stitch—and is produced by Jeff Hermann (DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby 2: Family Business; co-producer, Kung Fu Panda franchise). 

Also Read: Best-Animated Movies on YouTube

Inside Out 2

  • Directed by: Kelsey Mann
  • Writers: Dave Holstein, Meg LeFauve
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: June 14, 2024

From the studios of Disney And Pixar “Inside Out 2” is a sequel and continuation of the story. Riley is now a teenager, and her emotions—Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust—meet a new emotion: Anxiety. This new character brings changes to the mind’s headquarters.

Recap, “Inside Out”  took us inside the mind of 11-year-old Riley who moved to a new city. Her emotions Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust worked together to keep her happy. When Joy and Sadness are accidentally ejected from Headquarters, they have a journey through Riley’s mind to return, learning on the way that all emotions play a vital role in helping Riley grow and cope with change.

But when Joy and Sadness get lost in Riley’s mind, they must journey back to headquarters, 

Inside Out 2 is scheduled to be released in theaters in the United States on June 14, 2024, with engagements in RealD 3D, IMAX and Dolby Cinema.

Mufasa: The Lion King

  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Writers: Linda Woolverton, Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts
  • Genre: Adventure, Drama
  • Release Date: December 20, 2024

This prequel tells the story of Simba’s father Mufasa. As an orphaned cub, he was lost and alone until he met a sympathetic lion named Taka—the heir to a royal bloodline. The unexpected meeting starts a big adventure for a special group of outcasts as they try to find their purpose, facing challenges together to escape a dangerous enemy.

Recap, in its sequel Simba, a young lion cub who was destined for kingship, was tricked by his jealous uncle Scar into believing he caused his father’s death. Scar then seized the throne, leaving Simba heartbroken and exiled. Years later, a grown Simba finds his purpose and returns to challenge Scar, to reclaim his rightful place as king and to restore balance to the Pride Lands.

This movie uses Blending live-action filmmaking techniques with photoreal computer-generated imagery. It also has celebrated award-winning songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda writing the film’s songs produced by Mark Mancina and Miranda, with additional music and performances by Lebo M. 

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

  • Directed by: Jeff Fowler
  • Writers: Pat Casey, Josh Miller, John Whittington
  • Genre: Comedy, Adventure
  • Release Date: December 20, 2024

This film is a sequel to the live-action/CGI comedy-adventure film Sonic the Hedgehog from the studios of Sega Sammy Group and Paramount Pictures. This movie will draw heavy inspiration from the video game Sonic Adventure 2 (2001).

Recap, in its first movie Sonic, a blue alien hedgehog, escaped enemies and befriends a cop. Then they team up to stop a mad scientist who wanted Sonic’s super speed. Whereas in the second movie Sonic, who wanted to be a hero, had accidentally caused trouble. Later, He joins forces with his friend Tails to stop a returning villain and a powerful new enemy from finding a hidden treasure.

Also,  Keanu Reeves is joining the cast! He’ll be lending his voice to Shadow the Hedgehog. He is a mysterious rival character who was first introduced in the credits of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Shadow is known for his cool personality and use of chaos powers, so it will be interesting to see how Reeves portrays him.

Moana 2

  • Directed by: David G. Derrick Jr.
  • Writers: David G. Derrick Jr.
  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Release Date: November 27, 2024

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ epic animated musical “Moana 2”. In this film, Moana sets sail on a whole new trip with Maui and some new friends! After, her ancestors sent her a message to explore a faraway part of the ocean, where no one had been before. A sneak peek at the film is set to screen at the 2024 Annecy International Animation Film Festival on June 14, 2024.

In its prequel, when the curse of darkness fell upon Moana’s island, she then chose to answer the ocean’s call to seek out Maui to fix everything.

This movie features music by Grammy® winners Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, Grammy nominee Opetaia Foa’i, and three-time Grammy winner Mark Mancina, “Moana 2” opens in theaters on Nov. 27, 2024.

Ultraman: Rising

  • Directed by: Shannon Tindle and John Aoshima
  • Writers: Shannon Tindle, Marc Haimes
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: June 14, 2024

In partnership with Netflix, Tsuburaya Productions, and Industrial Light & Magic, Based on characters by Eiji Tsuburaya, a creative mind behind Godzilla. A famous baseball player, Ken Sato, returns home to become Ultraman, a giant hero battling monstrous attackers in Tokyo! But wait, there’s more! Ken also adopts a 35-foot-tall, fire-breathing baby monster! Sato must rise above his ego to balance work and parenthood while protecting the baby from forces bent on exploiting her for their dark plans.

This movie blends action and parenthood themes. ULTRAMAN original song by Diplo and Oliver Tree. Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is behind the special effects for this film. This is the same team that brought us groundbreaking effects in movies like Star Wars and Jurassic Park.

Also Read: Best-Animated Movies on Netflix

Saving Bikini Bottom: The Sandy Cheeks Movie

  • Directed by: Liza Johnson
  • Writers: Kaz, Tom Stern, Stephen Hillenburg
  • Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
  • Release Date: August 2, 2024

When Bikini Bottom gets unexpectedly lifted out of the ocean, Sandy Cheeks and SpongeBob go on a journey to Sandy’s home, in Texas to rescue their town from the hands of an evil CEO.


What are some upcoming animated movies to look forward to?

In 2024, let me see, personally I’m looking forward to these two upcoming animated movies

  • Despicable Me 4 (Fall 2024): because i have watched previous movies.
  • Mufasa: The Lion King (December 20, 2024): for visuals, the technique they use to animate in this movie is just a candy to my eyes.

Are there any upcoming Disney animated movies?

Yes, Moana 2, and Mufasa: The Lion King are some of the upcoming Disney animated movies.

Will there be any animated movies released in India?

Yes, India is a big market for animated movies and these days animated movies are getting popular in India. A few months ago, a Japanese movie director released his movie “Suzume” in Indian theaters due to high demand from Indian fans. Still, I suggest you keep an eye out for announcements from Indian animation studios for upcoming releases.

Is there a specific animated movie releasing in 2024 that’s generating buzz?

While there are many exciting projects in development, specifics may vary depending on individual interests. However, stay tuned for updates as release dates draw nearer for the latest information on upcoming animated movies in 2024.

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