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?
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
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
I agree a new Casper movie would be awesome
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.
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
I did not like Brave, but maybe you'll like it! It does have heart in it though.
We will see if i like it
Yeah I never liked the 1995 Casper and Richie Rich was better by a little bit though. Hopefully, Dreamworks will make it good.
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
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
I thought so besides he came ahead of time when I was 2 but Dreamworks will fix that
And by the way i hated that Carrigan witch i could be her nephew
That is not bad of an idea. Casper can carry out a new generation.
Well I still like Pixar but Brave disspointed me though. Their both great to me!
Did you get all i said
Yeah, for some reason my post was sent their
Heard of those old stuff i mentioned
Any that i mentioned from the 90's you liked i also enjoyed two Disney films with Hayley Mills and Dean Jones
Its been too long to remember...
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
Ive seen few of the Shirley Temple movies you mentioned, Captain January has to be my favorite out of them.
Come along and follow me to the bottom of the sea we'll join in the Jamborey at the codfish ball
I know! What a great song.
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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