Upcoming Animated Films in 2023

It’s that time of year again! 2022 is coming to a close and 2023 will soon be upon us! Let’s take a look at the upcoming animated films set to be released in 2023.

Keep in mind that I’ll only be mentioning theatrical and streaming films with set (US) release dates and that I won’t be mentioning any live-action/animated hybrid films.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy this list with me!

1) MUMMIES
[February 24, 2023]

Mummies living underneath the Earth must come to the surface when a ring is stolen from them. No, this is not a horror film.

W/the voices of Joe Thomas, Eleanor Tomlinson, Celia Imrie, Hugh Bonneville, Shakka, Sean Bean, etc.
Directed by Jesús García Galocha

2) THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE
[April 7, 2023]

Illumination Entertainment’s first of two films being released that year, it takes us into the Nintendo world of the Mario characters.

W/the voices of Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Charles Martinet, etc.
Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic

3) SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE
[June 2, 2023]

Sony Animation’s sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse reunites Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy as Spider-Man and Spider-Woman, respectively, as they explore the multiverse.

W/the voices of Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Oscar Isaac, Daniel Kaluuya, Jason Schwartzman, etc.
Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson

4) ELEMENTAL
[June 16, 2023]

Pixar’s film of the year deal with a romance between a fire element woman and a water element man.

W/the voices of Leah Lewis, Mamoudou Athie, etc.
Directed by Peter Sohn

5) TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM
[August 4, 2023]

The TMNT franchise is rebooted with this Paramount Animation film produced by Seth Rogen among others.

No voice cast announced yet.
Directed by Jeff Rowe

6) PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE
[October 13, 2023]

The first rescue dogs film based on the franchise was apparently popular enough to warrant a sequel with a very stupid subtitle, in my opinion.

W/the voices of Taraji P. Henson, etc.
Directed by Cal Brunker

7) TROLLS 3
[November 17, 2023]

DreamWorks Animation’s film of the year gives us the third entry in the Trolls franchise. I can only imagine what story they could possibly give us.

No voice cast announced yet.
No director announced yet.

8) WISH
[November 22, 2023]

The official Disney Canon film of the year introduces us to a new princess (presumably?) and tells us how the wishing star came to be.

W/the voices of Ariana DeBose, Alan Tudyk, etc.
Directed by Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn

9) MIGRATION
[December 22, 2023]

Illumination Entertainment’s second film of the year deals with a family of ducks who convinces their father to go on a vacation to the Bahamas.

No voice cast announced yet.
Directed by Benjamin Renner

Other animated films planned to be released in 2023, but don’t have set release dates yet include Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, Craig of the Creek: The Movie, High in the Clouds, The Monkey King, Nimona, Spellbound, and an untitled SpongeBob SquarePants spin-off film.

My top 3 animated films of 2023 that I’m most looking forward to are The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and Wish.

Let me know what your most anticipated animated films of 2023 are in the comments below!

9 thoughts on “Upcoming Animated Films in 2023”

  1. 1. Spiderverse
    2. Batman the Doom that came to Gotham
    3. Legion of Super Heroes.

    Mummies- Looks like one of those comedies that will either suck or be very funny. I will probably watch it when it comes to HBO Max.

    Super Mario- Looks awful. I will have to watch it at some point to see if it is that bad.

    Elemental- I like Sohn’s work. This just looks boring. Pixar has lost the fun they used to have.

    TMNT- I love Ninja turtles and have very little interest especially with all their omics coming out in 2023 I plan on buying.

    PP- No.

    Trolls 3- Have I been missing something not watching these?

    Wish- Sounds terrible.

    Migration- Sounds pretty good.

  2. Apparently, there’s a chance that Miyazaki’s long-awaited “How Do You Live?” may be debuting this year too. (I hope this is true!) Shinkai’s “Suzume’s Locking Up” is also making its way into international theatres, although it is technically a 2022 film.

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