The animated genre is getting a major shot in the arm in the next couple of years. Major animation studios are on the verge of releasing sequels to highly acclaimed movie franchises.
The 2016 animated musical was such an incredible success for Illumination that the studio immediately made plans for a sequel. But the movie hit a major roadblock in 2020 that the entire Hollywood was suffering from that year – COVID Delays. The movie was then pushed to a release date of December 2022. The sequel to Sing will see Buster and company take the world by storm “at the most prestigious venue in the entertainment world.” Sing 2 will see an extended ensemble cast that far surpasses the original – Letitia Wright, Bono, Pharrell Williams, Halsey, Bobby Cannavale, Eric Andre, and Chelsea Peretti will all be part of the movie.
Hotel Transylvania – Transformania
If you are a fan of this incredibly funny Adam Sandler animated flick, we got some good news for you, A fourth movie is coming and all the major stars who lent their voices for the first three movies are returning. Selena Gomez, who voices Mavis in the franchise, is also going to be executive producer for Hotel Transylvania – Transformania. The movies were based on the idea of monsters needing a vacation form humans. The fourth movie will flip the script. The story will be about a new invention that transforms human into monsters and vice versa. This is looking up to be a spooky joyride unlike anything we have ever seen.
Puss In Boots 2
The furry feline assassin was hired in Shrek 2 to assassinate the green ogre of the swamps. But he ended up becoming an ally by the end of the movie and an eventual close pal. Puss In Boots was the original solo movie based on the character that served as a prequel of sorts, helping the humanoid cat get an origin story. The movie was nominated for the Oscars for Best Animated Feature. The sequel will be helmed by the director of The Croods 2 and will be called Puss In Boots: The Last Wish. The story will be about the titular feline hero, who is now on his ninth life, in search of the mythical Last Wish. He hopes to restore all his eight lives and live on forever as a kitty cat.
Chicken Run 2
It was back in April 2018 that The Hollywood Reporter gave us the news that Aardman Animations is making a Chicken Run sequel. In 2020, Netflix announced that it has secured exclusive rights to the sequel project. There has been some major casting shake up. Mel Gibson is not being called back for obvious reasons. Julia Sawahla has also not been given an offer. so it looks like Rocky and Ginger will be voiced by new actors now. The film is under the helm of Sam Fell, the same guy that gave us ParaNorman. The story involves Rocky and Ginger now living on a human-free island along with their new chick – Molly. But when humans become a threat again, the barnyard army springs back into action.