Paramount Animation has revealed changes to its feature release slate through 2019, including date changes to two major projects, a release date for overseas production The Little Prince. and cast and crew announcements for original project Amusement Park.
First up, chronologically, is Kung Fu Panda director Mark Osborne’s The Little Prince, which Paramount will open March 18, 2016 — the date previously assigned to Monster Trucks. Produced by Onyx Films, Orange Studio and On Entertainment, the film has been enthusiastically greeted in several global territories already, made the Official Selection at Cannes, and features the voices of Mackenzie Foy, Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Riley Osborne, Paul Rudd, James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Benicio del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Bud Cort, Albert Brooks and Ricky Gervais.
Monster Trucks, the live-action/animation hybrid project directed by Blue Sky veteran Chris Wedge, will now open January 13, 2017. Cast includes Jane Levy, Lucas Till, Tom Lennon, Barry Pepper, Amy Ryan, Danny Glover, Holt McCallany and Frank Whaley. This is the third time the $125 million feature has been bumped.
SpongeBob SquarePants 3 is scheduled for February 8, 2019. Paul Tibbitt will once again direct the project, which will feature the voices of series and film cast Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence and Mr. Lawrence.
Finally, Amusement Park has been set for March 22, 2019. Former Pixar artist Dylan Brown, who was supervising animator on Ratatouille and Finding Nemo, is directing the original concept film. The newly revealed voice cast list features Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Garner, Jeffrey Tambor, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Mila Kunis, John Oliver and Brianna Denski.