Best Animated Movies of 2015- Updated with new trailer for "Peanuts"
Greetings and salutations fellow cartoon lovers out there. Not enough animated films to quench your thirst? Well have no fear, as it seems like 2015 is in no short supply of them. We have the infamous "Spongebob Squarepants" making his return to the big screen.
"Peanuts" is finally getting an animated adaptation, and it looks like the new "Minion" spin off is finally going to hit theaters next year.
Indeed, if you're a huge fan of animated movies, then 201 5 might give you quite a treat. As some of you might know, I usually post a series of hubs that feature previews for films the following year. as it's become sort of annual tradition.
Some of these movies will have trailers, while others won't because they're simply not available yet. However, I'll try to add them as soon as they become available. Also, please keep in mind that release dates are subject to change, so please check your local listings before seeing any of these in the theater.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Director: Paul Tibbitt
Writers: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, Stephen Hillenburg, Paul Tibbitt
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Thomas F. Wilson, Slash, Jesica Ahlberg, Noah Lomax, Veronica Alicino, Sirena Irwin, Christopher Backus
Voice Cast: Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Mr. Lawrence, Carolyn Lawrence
Synopsis: SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our dimension, our world, where he tangles with a pirate.
Release Date: February 6, 2015
Directors: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
Writers: Ken Daurio, Brian Lynch, Cinco Paul
Voice Cast: Sandra Bullock, Steve Carell, Jon Hamm, Hiroyuki Sanada, Katy Mixon, Jennifer Saunders, Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, Dave Rosenbaum
Synopsis: Gru is recruited by an organization to stop Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
Release Date: July 10, 2015
Director: Pete Docter
Writer: Pete Docter
Voice Cast: Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Kaitlyn Dias
Synopsis: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
Release Date: June 19, 2015
Producers: Paul Feig, Bryan Schulz, Craig Schulz, Michael J. Travers, Cornelius Uliano
Director: Steve Martino
Writers: Bryan Schulz, Charles M. Schulz, Craig Schulz, Cornelius Uliano
Voice Cast: Bill Melendez
Synopsis: Based on the classic comic strip by the late Charles M. Schultz. Blue Sky studios is set to make an animated feature that's said to be fairly accurate to the source material. Little is known about the actual plot at this point, but it has been confirmed that Charlie Brown and Snoopy are going to be the main protagonists.
Some articles are even suggesting that the story could involve their alleged love interests in "The Little Red Headed Girl" and Fifi, so it seems like this could be a potential love story as well.
Release Date: November 6, 2015
Shaun the Sheep
Producers: Paul Kewley, Julie Lockhart, Peter Lord, David Sproxton
Directors: Mark Burton, Richard Starzack
Writers: Mark Burton, Richard Starzack
Voice Cast: N/A
Synopsis: When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.
Release Date: February 6, 2015
The Good Dinosaur
Producers: John Lasseter, Denise Ream
Music: Thomas Newman
Animator: Royce Wesley
Director: Peter Sohn
Voice Cast: Judy Greer, Neil Patrick Harris, Bill Hader, Frances McDormand, John Lithgow, Lucas Neff, Benjamin Bogas
Synopsis: Arlo, a 70-foot-tall teenage Apatosaurus, befriends a young human boy named Spot.
Release Date: November 25, 2015
Director: Tim Johnson
Writers: Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember, Adam Rex
Voice Cast: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Matt Jones, Steve Martin
Synopsis: When Earth is taken over by the overly confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh. The two fugitives realize there's a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.
Release Date: March 27, 2015
Director: Henry F. Anderson III
Writers: Robert Reece, William Schneider
Voice Cast: Ron Perlman, Chris Colfer, Robbie Daymond, Meg Crosbie, Julie Wittner, Rob Edwards, Nickie Bryar, Jeff LaPensee
Synopsis: ROBODOG is a classic, heart-warming adventure story about an unlikely duo who couldnt be more different. KC (Kinetic Canine) is a bright, energetic but overzealous robotic dog, while MARSHALL is an old, curmudgeonly real dog, set in his ways and has little patience for anything new. This canine odd couple embarks on the adventure of a lifetime where each will learn the true nature of friendship, and not to judge a book by its cover.
Release Date: January 16, 2015
B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations
Director: Anthony Leondis
Writer: Tom Wheeler
Voice Cast: Matt Bomer, Seth Rogen, Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Rashida Jones, Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Coolidge, Benjamin Stockham, Cyrus Arnold, Rio Mangini, Davis Cleveland, Nigel W. Tierney
Synopsis: B.O.O. (Bureau of Otherworldly Operations) is the super classified agency you've never heard of and certainly never seen. Dedicated to protecting humans from evil hauntings, the agents of B.O.O. have a secret weapon: they are ghosts themselves! When newbie agents Jackson Moss and his odd-ball partner Watts uncover a plot to destroy B.O.O. by the agency's Most Wanted Haunter, they must use every trick in their arsenal to defeat his powerful ghost army and save Earth from a ghostly fate.
Release Date: June 5, 2015
What's the Use?
Director: Nicole Elmer
Writer: Jason Tremblay
Cast: Amalia Sermini, Noel Gaulin, Joseph Cheatham, Jorge Sermini, Alex Cogburn, Carole Metellus, Kim Adams, Shelton Alexander, Jeremy Beard, Zoe Beard, Kelli Bland, Linda Bolton, Jen Brown, Liz Buhay, Matt Call
Synopsis: In this gonzo-style caffeinated black comedy, a teenage girl revisits the hot summer night she went on a manhunt for a loan shark, in order to save her junkie father's life.
Release Date: January 1, 2015
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