Big Animated Movies Coming To U.S. Theaters In 2019


The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Director: Mike Mitchell
Production studio: Animal Logic (Australia/Canada)
U.S. distributor: Warner Bros.
Release date: February 8, 2019

The characters from the first film, including Emmet (Chris Pratt) and Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) face a new foe in the form of alien Lego Duplo invaders. Production on the cg animated film has centered at Animal Logic’s Vancouver studio.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Director: Dean DeBlois
Production studio: Dreamworks Animation (USA)
U.S. distributor: Universal Pictures
Release date: February 22, 2019

Toothless discovers an untamed mate, but the discovery of a new world brings danger back to the now peaceful village. The film is billed as the third and final installment in Dreamworks’ beloved How to Train Your Dragon franchise.

Wonder Park

Director: no director announced
Production studio: Ilion Animation Studios (Spain)
U.S. distributor: Paramount Pictures
Release date: March 15, 2019

This Paramount Animation release tells the story of a young girl who discovers an abandoned magical amusement park. Ilion Animation Studios in Spain has ramped up to make the film possible.

Farmageddon: A Shaun the Sheep Movie

Director: Richard Starzak
Production studio: Aardman Animations (UK)
U.S. distributor: Lionsgate
Release date: May 15, 2019

The follow-up to Aardman’s Oscar-nominated 2015 stop-motion film is being distributed again by Lionsgate in the United States. The new movie sees Shaun and his flock rally against an invasion of aliens who arrive at the farm.


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