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DreamWorks Animation Unveils Twelve Movies Thru 2016

By: Derrick Deane on September 10, 2012 at 2:27PM Comments (55)

While most movie studios don't go more than a couple years into the future in planning their production slate, DreamWorks Animation has outlined twelve films they will release over the next four years.

The slate is geared heavily toward sequels but there are also a couple of adaptations of children's books as well.

Here's the full slate of films and release dates:

The Croods - March 22, 2013

Written and directed by Academy award nominee Chris Sanders (How To Train Your Dragon) and Kirk DeMicco (Space Chimps), the film stars Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone and Catherine Keener in a story about a family who are forced to embark on an epic adventure into a pre-historic world when their cave is destroyed.

Turbo - July 19, 2013

Featuring voice acting by Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena and others, Turbo is the story of a garden snail with a dream of winning the Indy 500. When a freak accident gives him extraordinary speed, he sets out to make his dream come true.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman - November 1, 2013

Based on the classic cartoon, the film finds Sherman using Mr. Peabody's time machine without permission, causing events in history to spiral out of control in disastrous and comical ways.

Me and My Shadow - March 14, 2014

Pioneering a groundbreaking combination of CG and traditional animation techniques, the film tells the story of Dan, our hero's shadow, who yearns for a more exciting life but happens to be stuck with Daniel Grubb, a timid guy with an aversion to adventure. When both of their lives are put in danger, Dan is forced to take control of Daniel and a madcap adventure ensues as they both learn the meaning of true friendship.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 - June 20, 2014

No word on what the plot will be for this first sequel to the 2010 Oscar nominated film, but voice talents Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera and others will return.

Happy Smekday! - November 26, 2014

Based on the critically acclaimed book The True Meaning of Smekday, the film adaptation finds the galaxy's most annoyingly optimistic alien on the run from his own kind. He's forced to team up with a stubborn teenage girl to become the most unlikely duo to ever save the planet.

The Penguins of Madagascar - March 27, 2015

A spin-off featuring the beloved penguins from the Madagascar franchise. No plot details were given, but madcap comedy is sure to ensue.

Trolls - June 5, 2015

Inspired by the mythology of the wildly popular Troll dolls, the film currently include Jason Schwartzman and Chloe Moretz as part of the voice talent.

B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations - November 6, 2015

Based on an original idea by Tony Leondis (Igor), the film stars Seth Rogen in an animated feature that will "bring you ghosts as you've never seen them before."

Mumbai Musical - December 19, 2015

The studio's first-ever Bollywood-style animated musical adventure is inspired by the epic Indian tale of The Ramayana, but told from the point of view of the monkeys.

Kung Fu Panda 3 - March 18, 2016

The third installment of the hit franchise returns with Guillermo Del Toro executive producing. No plot details or casting list were given, but expect the core actors to return for another stint.

How to Train Your Dragon 3 - June 18, 2016

Anticipating a huge hit with the first sequel, DreamWorks Animation is planning a second sequel to the Dragon franchise.

Are you looking forward to seeing any of these films?

Categories: Family Films

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  • Sep 10th 2012 3:36PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Thank you but I'm more of a fan of Pixar films besides all that buzz, I'm waiting for Dreamworks to develop the Casper revival like i said earlier

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  • Sep 10th 2012 3:39PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Richie Rich to develop too since nearly 20 years ago it was better than Casper but they left the silver screen much too soon at an age when we were only beginning to make the next generation of hit family films

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  • Sep 10th 2012 3:41PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    I agree a new Casper movie would be awesome

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  • Sep 10th 2012 3:45PM

    fandad1960  said...

    I was slightly disappointed with the outcome of his last effort I sometimes get mixed up with my childhood after I saw it again two years ago and i promised myself never to see it again. Richie Rich was better because despite how a bit moronic John Laroquette was as Mr. Van Dough, it had a more genial vibe and it was a great way to send Little Mac aka Maculay Culkin off on his break from us too soon.

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  • Sep 10th 2012 3:47PM

    fandad1960  said...

    I am yet to see Brave and i bet it will be emotionally satisfying as UP, Wall-E, Cars, Monsters Inc and A Bug's Life the others are so spectacular and yet I get scared sometimes but I still love Pixar with all my heart and they came into our hearts in a semi-innovative year of cinema 1995. I got a think for nostalgia these days

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  • Sep 10th 2012 4:31PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    I did not like Brave, but maybe you'll like it! It does have heart in it though.

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  • Sep 10th 2012 9:20PM

    fandad1960  said...

    We will see if i like it

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  • Sep 10th 2012 3:48PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    Yeah I never liked the 1995 Casper and Richie Rich was better by a little bit though. Hopefully, Dreamworks will make it good.

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  • Sep 10th 2012 3:51PM

    fandad1960  said...

    The last time I saw Richie Rich was two years ago. I was inspired by getting reacquainted with Casper and that cameo of Maculay you know who at the Oscars in tribute to John Hughes to rent it. They better do good this time or I'll have my mother and my aunt theresa who grew up with Casper give Dreamworks a piece of their mind. But like I said, a kid who's nearly growing up has to see stuff that he never got to watch but was allowed to. For the past two years, I've been getting into my birth decade

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  • Sep 10th 2012 3:55PM

    fandad1960  said...

    And by the way all summer I've been into for example, Shirley Temple Disney live action comedies, Cats Don't Dance The Love Bug and more

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  • Sep 10th 2012 7:40PM

    fandad1960  said...

    I thought so besides he came ahead of time when I was 2 but Dreamworks will fix that

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  • Sep 14th 2012 2:27PM

    fandad1960  said...

    And by the way i hated that Carrigan witch i could be her nephew

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  • Sep 10th 2012 7:35PM

    ryster  said...

    That is not bad of an idea. Casper can carry out a new generation.

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  • Sep 10th 2012 3:43PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    Well I still like Pixar but Brave disspointed me though. Their both great to me!

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  • Sep 10th 2012 4:01PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Did you get all i said

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  • Sep 10th 2012 4:32PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    Yeah, for some reason my post was sent their

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  • Sep 10th 2012 4:33PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Heard of those old stuff i mentioned

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  • Sep 10th 2012 4:05PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Did you

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  • Sep 10th 2012 4:38PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    Yep.

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  • Sep 10th 2012 4:40PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Any that i mentioned from the 90's you liked i also enjoyed two Disney films with Hayley Mills and Dean Jones

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  • Sep 10th 2012 4:52PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    Its been too long to remember...

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  • Sep 10th 2012 4:54PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Think about it for example Shirley Temple's best are in my opinion Heidi, The Little Princess, Curly Top, Captain January The Little Colonial, Little Miss Broadway and Just Around the Corner

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  • Sep 10th 2012 5:03PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    Ive seen few of the Shirley Temple movies you mentioned, Captain January has to be my favorite out of them.

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  • Sep 10th 2012 5:05PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Come along and follow me to the bottom of the sea we'll join in the Jamborey at the codfish ball

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  • Sep 10th 2012 5:09PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    I know! What a great song.

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