10 - Wish Dragon
Wish Dragon is an upcoming computer-animated comedy film written and directed by Chris Appelhans. Produced by Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Base FX, Beijing Sparkle Roll Media Corporation, Flagship Entertainment Group, Boss Collaboration, Tencent Pictures, and Cultural Investment Holdings, the film will star Jackie Chan (who is also producing the film), Constance Wu, John Cho, Will Yun Lee, Jimmy Wong, and Bobby Lee.
The characters will be voiced in both the Chinese and English releases of the film.
9 - The Willoughbys
The Willoughbys is a 2020 Canadian-American computer-animated black comedy film directed by Kris Pearn and co-directed by Rob Lodermeier. Based on the book of the same name by Lois Lowry, the film’s screenplay was written by Pearn and Mark Stanleigh and stars the voices of Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski, Seán Cullen, and Ricky Gervais, who also narrates the film.
The Willoughbys was released on Netflix on April 22, 2020.
8 - Over The Moon
Over the Moon is a 2020 American-Chinese computer-animated musical adventure film directed by Glen Keane and co-directed by John Kahrs from a screenplay by Audrey Wells.
The film is produced by Pearl Studio and is animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks. It stars the voices of Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo, Ken Jeong, John Cho, Ruthie Ann Miles, Margaret Cho, and Sandra Oh.
The film was first shown at the Montclair Film Festival on October 17, 2020, followed by its Netflix and select theaters debut on October 23
7 - Bob's Burgers
Bob’s Burgers: The Movie is an upcoming American adult animated musical comedy film based on the TV series of the same name by Loren Bouchard, who wrote, directed, and produced in his directorial debut. 20th Century Studios currently has plans to release the film on April 9, 2021.
The film was initially scheduled to be released in theaters on July 17, 2020. The film was then briefly pulled from the schedule due to an error in listings. In announcing revised released dates of various films due to the global health crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney announced that the film would be delayed until April 9, 2021.
6 - Scoob!
Scoob! is a 2020 American computer-animated supernatural adventure horror mystery comedy film produced by Warner Animation Group and based on Hanna-Barbera’s Scooby-Doo franchise. The film is directed by Tony Cervone from a screenplay by Adam Sztykiel, Jack Donaldson, Derek Elliott, and Matt Lieberman, and a story by Lieberman, Eyal Podell, and Jonathon E. Stewart.
It stars the voices of Frank Welker as the titular character (the only member of the original cast to participate), as well as Will Forte, Gina Rodriguez, Zac Efron, and Amanda Seyfried as Shaggy, Velma, Fred, and Daphne respectively, with Mark Wahlberg, Jason Isaacs, Kiersey Clemons, Ken Jeong and Tracy Morgan as other Hanna-Barbera animated characters. The film is a reboot of the Scooby-Doo film series, and it is intended to be the first installment in the Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe. The film’s story follows the formation of Mystery Inc., and how they are then joined by Dynomutt and Blue Falcon to solve their most challenging mystery related to the origin and the true purpose of Mystery Inc’s mascot in conjunction with Dick Dastardly’s plot to unleash Cerberus, a monstrous three-headed ghost dog.
Scoob! was originally set for a worldwide theatrical release on May 15, 2020, by Warner Bros. Pictures, making it the third theatrical film to feature the Scooby-Doo characters, after Scooby-Doo in 2002 and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed in 2004. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic causing theaters across the globe to close, Warner Bros. the film was theatrically released in select international countries beginning in July 2020.
5 - Onward
Onward is a 2020 American computer-animated urban fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film is directed by Dan Scanlon, produced by Kori Rae, and written by Scanlon, Jason Headley, and Keith Bunin. It stars the voices of Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Octavia Spencer. Set in a suburban fantasy world, the film follows two elf brothers who set out on a quest to find an artifact that will temporarily bring back their deceased father.
Onward premiered at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival on February 21, 2020.
4 - Raya And The Last Dragon
Raya and the Last Dragon is an upcoming American computer-animated fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studios for distribution by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The 59th film produced by the studio, it is directed by Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada, co-directed by Paul Briggs and John Ripa, produced by Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho, and written by Qui Nguyen and Adele Lim. The film features the voices of Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina as the titular Raya and Sisu, the last dragon, respectively.
Raya and the Last Dragon is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on March 12, 2021.
3 - Sponge On The Run
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run is a 2020 American live-action/computer-animated adventure comedy film based on the animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. Directed and written by the series developer and former series writer Tim Hill, who co-wrote the story with Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, it is the first film in the franchise to be fully animated in stylized CGI rather than traditional 2D animation. The regular voice cast of the series reprise their respective roles from the series and the previous films, and the plot follows the origin of how SpongeBob met Gary the Snail, and SpongeBob’s quest to rescue him after he is kidnapped. It is the third theatrical film based on the series, following the first in 2004 and the second in 2015. The film is dedicated to creator Stephen Hillenburg, who died in 2018.
The film was produced by Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Movies, and United Plankton Pictures, with animation provided by Mikros Image. Originally slated for a worldwide theatrical release by Paramount Pictures, plans were changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film was released theatrically in Canada on August 14, 2020, while it will have a premium video-on-demand and CBS All Access release in the United States in early 2021, and digitally on Netflix in other territories.
2 - How Do You Live?
How Do You Live? is an upcoming Japanese animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli. The film is named after the 1937 novel of the same name written by Yoshino Genzaburo.
The film centers around how a particular book, titled How Do You Live? features prominently in the protagonist’s life.
1 - Soul
It is an animated film about personal emotions in Inside Out, Pixar mapped out an animated film about personal passions in Soul. Back again in this project is a two-time Academy Award winner Pete Docter, who teased the project as a “cosmic journey around New York City”.
With a strong impression on its teaser, the film will likely boost a moving emotional weight like many Pixar films. Yet, the strongest hook is its distinction to have an African-American as a protagonist for the first time for a feature-length Pixar film. With a strong story and solid animation, the Soul will be breathtaking.