Well, 2020 was some year, huh? Not only did it affect our lives, health, politics, society, etc.; it also affected our film industry. Cinemas were closed for most of the year resulting in many theatrical films being relegated to streaming services or postponed until 2021.
We can all hope 2021 will be a better year, in every respect. To keep our spirits up, let’s take a look at the upcoming animated films set to be released in 2021. Keep in mind that I’ll only be talking about films with set release dates and that I won’t be talking about any live-action/animated hybrid films (like Tom and Jerry, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, Space Jam: A New Legacy, and Clifford the Big Red Dog).
Once again, it’s Oscars season! Listed below are my predictions for the winners of this year’s 90th Academy Awards ceremony! Like usual, I leave the top 6 awards for the end (Best Animated Feature, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Picture). The nominees that I think SHOULD win will be in red,the nominees that I think WILL win will be in blue, and if they’re the same, they will be both red and blue. Enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments below!
The nominees for the upcoming 45th Annie Awards ceremony have been announced and you can see the full list of nominees by clicking here. Pixar’s Coco is in the lead with 13 nominations! A few of the interesting categories are as follows:
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Cars 3 Coco Despicable Me 3 The Boss Baby
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE-INDEPENDENT
In This Corner of the World Loving Vincent Napping Princess The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales The Breadwinner
BEST ANIMATED SHORT SUBJECT
Dear Basketball Hedgehog’s Home Negative Space Scavengers Son of Jaguar
BEST VOICE ACTING IN AN ANIMATED FEATURE PRODUCTION
Nick Kroll (Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie) Anthony Gonzalez (Coco) Saara Chaudry (The Breadwinner) Laara Sadiq (The Breadwinner) Zach Galifianakis (The LEGO Batman Movie)
What do you all think of the nominees? I’m really surprised that The LEGO Batman Movie didn’t get a nomination for Best Animated Feature whilst The Boss Baby did! Also, was Zach Galifianakis’ voicework as the Joker really THAT good to warrant a Best Voice Acting nomination? Glad to see The Breadwinner, The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales, and Dear Basketball getting love though!
As the year comes to a close, it comes time again to prepare ourselves for the animated films being released next year! So read on below to find a list of the theatrical animated films set to be released in 2017! Like usual, I’m only listing the ones that have confirmed US release dates at the moment, hence this list is mostly composed of films from the major animation studios. Enjoy!
We have our first trailer for the upcoming 2017 Dreamworks Animation film, The Boss Baby.
I personally feel that this is a story that more befits a short rather than a full-length feature. I also feel that many of the voice actors don’t seem to match their characters. It was especially weird for me to hear Jimmy Kimmel’s voice coming out from the father! But, I’m still open to the film and haven’t written it off.
What do you think of the trailer and the film? It’s set to release in the US/Canada on March 31, 2017 and features the voices of Alec Baldwin, Miles Bakshi, Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and Steve Buscemi.