Movie Guide

2014

The Wind Rises

Studio Ghibli, Disney | February 21, 2014
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: (English cast) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Mandy Patinkin, Mae Whitman, Werner Herzog, Jennifer Grey, William H. Macy
Synopsis: Based on the original manga by Miyazaki, the film centers on Jiro -- a young man who dreams of flying and building beautiful airplanes. Against the backdrop of early 20th century Japan, Jiro becomes an accomplished engineer and falls in love with the pretty Nahoko, but is haunted by tragedy and the repercussions of his greatest invention: the infamous Zero fighter plane.
Website: thewindrisesmovie.tumblr.com
 

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

DreamWorks Animation | March 7, 2014
Director: Rob Minkoff
Writer: Craig Wright, based on the series by Jay Ward
Starring: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Stanley Tucci, Lake Bell, Patrick Warburton, Mel Brooks, Leila Birch
Synopsis: Based on the beloved 2D segments from Jay Ward's Rocky and Bullwinkle show, the time-traveling adventure kicks off when a mishap with Mr. Peabody's ingenious WABAC machine sets the brilliant canine, his adopted boy Sherman and schoolmate Penny on a race through the great events of history to save the future.
Website: mrpeabodyandsherman.com
 
 

Rio 2

Blue Sky Studios, Fox | April 11, 2014
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Writers: Don Rhymer, Carlos Saldanha
Starring: Ann Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Jamie Foxx, Jake T. Austin, Andy Garcia, Kristin Chenoweth, John Leguizamo, Jemaine Clement, Amandla Stenberg, Bruno Mars, Rita Moreno, George Lopez, Will.i.Am, Tracy Morgan
Synopsis: When Blu, Jewel and their three hatchlings strike out from the magical city of Rio to the wilds of the Amazon rainforest, our feathered hero must go beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel and try to fit in with his most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law. A cast of colorful birds and other critters also feature in this music-filled sequel.
Website: riomovies.com

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

Summertime Ent., Prana, Clarius Ent. | May 9, 2014
Directors: Will Finn, Dan St. Pierre
Writers: Adam Balsam, Randi Barnes, based on the novel by Roger Stanton Baum
Starring: Lea Michele, Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Hilty, Hugh Dancy, Oliver Platt, Bernadette Peters, Patrick Stewart
Synopsis: This CG indie follows beloved L. Frank Baum heroine Dorothy Gale returning to a devastated Kansas before finding a way to return to Oz, only to discover her old pals Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and the entire land are in grave danger. With the help of a marshmallow man, china doll princess, talking tugboard and sage owl, Dorothy sets out to stop the wicked Jester who wants to take control by turning the Oz folk into marionettes.
Website: legendsofozmovie.com

How to Train Your Dragon 2

DreamWorks Animation | June 13, 2014
Director: Dean DeBlois
Writer: Dean DeBlois, based on the books by Cressida Cowell
Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harington, Cate Blanchett, Djimon Hounsou
Synopsis: Five years on since Hiccup and Toothless have united the Vikings of Berk with their dragon companions, the inseparable duo take to the skies to chart unmapped territories while the rest of the gang are busy challenging each other to dragon races. When one of their adventures leads them to discover a secret ice cave home to hundreds of new dragon species and the mysterious Dragon Rider, Hiccup and Toothless find themselves in the middle of a battle to protect the peace and change the future of men and dragons.
Website: howtotrainyourdragon.com

Planes: Fire & Rescue

DisneyToon Studios | July 18, 2014
Director: Bobs Gannaway
Starring: Dane Cook, Julie Bowen, Curtis Armstrong
Synopsis: When world famous air racer Dusty Crophopper learns his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he shifts gears and launches into the world of wildfire air attack. Joining forces with veteran rescue 'copter Blade Ranger and his team -- super scooper Lil' Dipper, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and brave little ATVs known as The Smokejumpers -- Dusty helps them battle a massive wild fire and learns what it takes to be a true hero.
Website: movies.disney.com/planes
 
 

The Boxtrolls

LAIKA, Focus Features | September 26, 2014
Directors: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi
Writer: Irena Brignull, based on Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow
Starring: Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Jared Harris, Toni Collette
Synopsis: Set in a Victorian inspired world where social status and wealth revolve around the stinkiest of cheeses, a young orphaned boy is raised by underground trash collectors known as Boxtrolls who are feared by the citizens of the upper world. When a social-climbing villain sets out to exterminate the monsters, the boy risks everything to save his misunderstood friends.
Website: theboxtrolls.com
 

The Book of Life

Reel FX, Fox | October 17, 2014
Director: Jorge Gutierrez
Writer: Jorge Gutierrez
Starring: Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate
Synopsis: Manolo, a young man torn between his family's expectations and his heart's desires, embarks on an incredible journey through three fantastical worlds to face his greatest fears before deciding on his life's path. Additional voices provided by Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Cheech Marin, Placido Domingo, Danny Trejo and more.

Big Hero 6

Disney, Marvel | November 7, 2014
Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams
Writers: Don Hall, Jordan Roberts; based on the comic by Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle
Synopsis: When brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada finds himself caught up in a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the high-tech city of San Fransokyo, he must rely on his robot best friend Baymax and a team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city.
Website: movies.disney.com/big-hero-6

Home

DreamWorks Animation | November 26, 2014
Director: Tim Johnson
Writers: Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember; based on The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
Starring: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin
Synopsis: An overly optimistic, yet inept, alien race called the Boov -- led by fearless Captain Smek -- have invaded Earth to hide from their space dwelling enemy and make it their new home. Thinking they're doing everyone a favor, the Boov move to relocate mankind, but one resourceful girl named Tip evades capture and goes on the run with a banished Boov named Oh.

2015

SpongeBob SquarePants 2

Paramount | February 13, 2015
Director: Paul Tibbitt
Writers: Stephen Hillenburg, Paul Tibbitt
Starring: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown, Carolyn Lawrence, Mr. Lawrence, Antonio Banderas, Slash
Synopsis: The globally popular sea critters of Hillenburg's top ranking animated series return to the big screen for a new adventure, with regular TV show cast reprising their familiar roles and Antonio Banderas playing a pirate. The film will combine animation with live-action scenes (directed by Mike Mitchell) shot in Savannah and Tybee Island.

The Penguins of Madagascar

DreamWorks Animation | March 27, 2015
Directors: Simon J. Smith, Eric Darnell
Writers: Michael Colton, John Aboud
Starring: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, John DiMaggio, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich
Synopsis: This spinoff from the hit Madagascar film franchise will follow undercover penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private on their own thrilling spy adventure. Cumberbatch is set to voice a high-ranking animal CIA agent while Malkovich plays the film's charming villain in a story written by the creators of Modern Humorist.

Monster Trucks

Paramount | May 29, 2015
Writers: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
Starring: Jane Levy, Lucas Till
Synopsis: The planned live-action/animation hybrid film is said to be a Transformers-like take on the world of monster trucks. Aibel and Berger previously scripted Kung Fu Panda for DreamWorks, and Ice Age helmer Chris Wedge is reportedly in negotiations to direct.

B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations

DreamWorks Animation | June 5, 2015
Director: Tony Leondis
Writer: Tom Wheeler
Starring: Seth Rogen, Melissa McCarthy, Bill Murray, Rashida Jones, Matt Bomer, Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Coolidge, Benjamin Stockham
Synopsis: Base on an original story created by Leondis, the film centers on the B.O.O. -- a top-secret government agency which employs ghosts to protect humans from evil hauntings. When new agents Jackson Moss and Watts uncover a plot by the agency's Most Wanted Haunter to destroy the Bureau, they must use their skills to defeat his ghoulish army and save the world.

Inside Out

Disney-Pixar | June 19, 2015
Director: Pete Docter; co-director Ronnie Del Carmen
Writer: Michael Arndt
Starring: Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith
Synopsis: When happy-go-lucky preteen Riley is uprooted from her pleasant life in Minnesota to be thrust into a new, unwelcome one in San Francisco, her internal emotions take over -- unhappily for her baffled parents. Anger, Disgust, Fear, Sadness and Joy spar, collaborate and miscommunicate with one another while trying to keep Riley functional and help her find new friends.

Minions

Universal/Illumination | July 10, 2015
Directors: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
Writer: Brian Lynch
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm
Synopsis: This spin-off of Illumination's hit Despicable Me flicks tells the history of the little yellow henchmen known as the Minions, who have existed since the beginning of time with the sole purpose of serving history's most ambitious villains. After their ineptitude ruins all their masters (including a T. Rex and Dracula) they flee to Antarctica to live in isolation. But in the 1960s, boredom drives some of them out into the world to find a new master, leading them to the stylish Scarlet Overkill who is bent on world-domination.

Hotel Transylvania 2

Sony Pictures Animation | September 25, 2015
Starring: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg
Website: welcometohotelt.com

Peanuts

Blue Sky, Fox | November 6, 2015
Director: Steve Martino
Writers: Bryan Schulz, Craig Schulz, Cornelius Uliano; based on the comics by Charles M. Schulz

The Good Dinosaur

Disney-Pixar | November 25, 2015
Director: Bob Peterson
Writers: Enrico Casarosa, Bob Peterson
Starring: Lucas Neff, John Lithgow, Frances McDormand, Neil Patrick Harris, Judy Greer, Bill Hader
Synopsis: What if the cataclysmic asteroid collision that changed life on Earth forever never happened, and dinosaurs never became extinct? This is the key premise of The Good Dinosaur, which centers on a teenage Apatosaurus named Arlo who sets out on a quest to restore peace after a traumatic event rattles his tranquil community. Along the way, he meets an unlikely travel companion: a young human boy named Spot. Peterson was removed from the production in 2013, and the Pixar Brain Trust has since taken on different parts of the film to be completed.

Kung Fu Panda 3

DreamWorks Animation, Oriental DreamWorks | December 23, 2015
Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Writers: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
Starring: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Bryan Cranston, Mads Mikkelsen, Rebel Wilson
Synopsis: Little is known about the third installment of what DWA CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg describes as a six-chapter franchise story. This will also be the first feature collaboration with Oriental DreamWorks in Shanghai -- though with Guillermo del Toro serving as exec producer, fans should expect plenty of kung fu action and magical peril.

2015 TBA

Popeye

Sony Pictures Animation | 2015
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Writers: David Ronn, Jay Scherick
Synopsis: Director Tartakovsky has said he hopes to make the film based on the popular E.C. Segar characters "as artful and unrealistic as possible."

Sausage Party

Nitrogen Studios Canada, Annapurna Pictures, Sony Ent. | 2015
Directors: Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
Writers: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Starring: Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton, Michael Cera, Josh Rosenberger, David Krumholtz, Nick Kroll
Synopsis: A group of sausages long to be purchased, but get lost and must return to their aisle before the Fourth of July.

2016

The Nut Job 2

ToonBox Ent., Redrover, Open Road | January 15, 2016

"The Untitled Pets Project"

Universal-Illumination | February 12, 2016
Directors: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney
Writers: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Starring: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart
Synopsis: In one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the bipeds leave for work and school. That's when pets of all descriptions begin their own daily routine, hanging out, trading stories about their owners or practicing their adorable looks to get better treats.Pampered top dog Max's world is turned upside down when his owner brings home messy mongrel Duke. But when the odd doggie duo find themselves on the mean streets of New York, they must band together to unite against a cunning bunny named Snowball who is amassing an army of abandoned pets with the aim of turning the tables on humanity.

"Zootopia"

Disney | March 4, 2016
Director: Byron Howard
Writer: Jared Bush
Synopsis: In the animal-designed city of Zootopia, critters of all kinds live in neighborhoods like Tundratown, Sahara Square, Little Rodenta and Burrowborough. One resident, a fast-talking fox named Nick Wilde, is forced to go on the run when he's framed for a crime, with self-righteous rabbit cop Lt. Judy Hops hot on his tail. But when they both are targeted by a vicious conspiracy, they must team up and discover that even natural born enemies can become best friends.

Mumbai Musical

DreamWorks Animation | March 18, 2016
Director: Kevin Lima
Music by: A.R. Rahman (composer), Stephen Schwartz (lyrics)
Synopsis: A Bollywood-style musical adventure inspired by the Indian epic Ramayana, told from the point of view of the story's monkeys.

How to Train Your Dragon 3

Writer: Based on the books by Cressida Cowell
Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig
Synopsis: While DWA's hit film franchise has departed from the source material as of the second film, author Cressida Cowell has hinted that the film series will stay true to the books' wrap-up. Bonnie Arnold is producing while Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders have been named exec producers.

Finding Dory

Disney-Pixar | June 17, 2016
Director: Andrew Stanton
Writer: Victoria Strouse
Starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell, Willem Dafoe, Vicki Lewis, Kaitlin Olson
Synopsis: Set one year after the events of Finding Nemo, off the coast of California, the new adventure will focus on amnesiac fish (Pacific regal blue tang, to be exact) Dory and explore the idea of her reuniting with her family. Nemo and the rest of the "Tank Gang" from the first outing will apparently return, along with many other original characters from Nemo.

Angry Birds

Rovio Ent., Sony | July 1, 2016
Directors: Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly
Writer: Jon Vitti, based on the game application from Rovio Entertainment.

Ice Age 5

Blue Sky, Fox | July 15, 2016

Trolls

DreamWorks Animation | November 4, 2016
Director: Mike Mitchell
Writer: Erica Rivinoja, based on the toy line by Thomas Dam
Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Chloe Grace Moretz
Synopsis: The musical comedy will reportedly explain the origins of the Trolls' iconic, colorful hair-dos.

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