Netflix has announced the dates for its upcoming fall animated movies, with plans to release new movies on the streaming platform every week for the rest of 2021. New animated movies and specials slated for fall 2021 include the eagerly anticipated My Little Pony: A New Generation and two new specials from Bristol-based Aardman Animations.
My Little Pony: A New Generation: Sept. 24, 2021
My Little Pony: A New Generation is a computer animated film that will usher in the fifth incarnation of the popular franchise on September 24, 2021. My Little Pony: A New Generation is directed by Robert Cullen and José Ucha while being animated by Boulder Media. The movie sees Equestria completely divided, but will see a new generation of ponies setting out on a mission to set things right. The cast includes Sofia Carson, Vanessa Hudgens, Liza Koshy, and Kimiko Glenn. [You can read about the making of this movie in our Sept.October issue, out first week of September.]
Robin Robin: Nov. 24, 2021
Robin Robin is a stop-motion animated short film that follows the story of a baby robin that hatches to a family of mice. Raised by mice, she starts to question where she belongs in the world and eventually sets off on a journey of self-discovery. With a run time of 30 minutes, this musical short film is set to premiere on Netflix on November 24, 2021.
Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas: Dec. 3, 2021
Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas is a half hour special that will be released on Netflix on December 3, 2021. This seasonal special will see Shaun facing a drop in Christmas excitement after an attempt to get bigger stockings for the Flocks leads to his cousin Timmy disappears. Directed by Steve Cox, Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas will launch on Netflix in a number of territories including the US, Latin America, Canada, and Russia on the same day.
Back to the Outback: Dec. 2021
Back to the Outback is a computer animated musical adventure movie that will be released in December 2021. Written by Harry Cripps and directed by Cripps and Clare Knight, the movie follows a group of animals including a koala and snake that are ready to escape the reptile house they currently live in. Tired of being viewed by humans, they set out to return to the Australian Outback. Cast for the movie include Isla Fisher, Eric Bana, and Guy Pearce.