10 Animated Movies to Watch in 2023
"Animation is a medium. Animation is film. Animation is art." - Guillermo del Toro
To many, animation is considered "just for kids", which is dead wrong. Animation and its many forms can be an excellent medium for storytelling and have produced some of the best movies in history.
It's a medium that gives filmmakers the opportunity to seize opportunities they otherwise wouldn't be able to (or at least not easily), and share stories with a world they'll never be able to see. While it's true that many find themselves suitable for children, they can provide entertainment for every viewer. Whether it's a Spider-Man trying to find his place in the multiverse, a story based on a Chinese legend, or a story about a chicken growing up, there's something for you.
'Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse'
In this sequel to the 2018 hit, Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) set out to explore the multiverse. There, they meet a diverse group of Spider-Man, and together they must help protect the multiverse from a looming threat. However, if they cannot agree on how to do this, it may be too late.
While the first film did an incredible job introducing fans to countless The interdimensional Spider-Man comes to Miles' world, and it's great to see him venture into the multiverse and meet more people. Between the stunning animation style and the clever and witty writing, Into the Spider-Verse is set to be another huge success.
Release Date: June 2, 2023
'Coyote vs. Acme'
These classic Looney Tunes characters are coming to the big screen in this new live-action/computer-animated legal comedy. After multiple failed attempts to get a Roadrunner, Wile E. Coyote decided it wasn't his fault...it was ACME's fault, and all the faulty products they'd sold him over the years. So he hires a human lawyer (Will Forte) to take them to court.
Coyote vs. ACME tells you exactly what's in the title. It will be interesting to see this completely different story and see the coyotes end up going after ACME Corporation and its CEO (played by John Cena).
Release date: July 21, 2023
'Chicken Run: Dawn Of The Nugget'
In this long-awaited sequel, Ginger and Rocky live a peaceful life after the events of the first film, but when their daughter Molly flees the island for the mainland , Ginger and Rocky must leave to follow her in order to save her, And all the chicken, for being turned into chicken nuggets by the evil Dr. Fry.
The original Chicken Run has been critically acclaimed for the past 22 years, so it's surprising it's taken so long for another one to come out. Audiences need to be prepared as voice actors change, with Zachary Levi replacing Mel Gibson as Rocky and Thandiwe Newton replacing Julia Sawalha as Ginger.
Release Date: November 10, 2023
'The Super Mario Bros. Movie'
In the Super Mario Bros. movie, Mario (Chris Pratt) must team up with Toad (Keegan-Michael Kay) and Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy) to help Save his brother Luigi (Charlie Day), and the entire Mushroom Kingdom, from King Bowser (Jack Black), the ruthless, fire-breathing leader of the Koopas.
This movie looks like it's going to be fun. The animation looks fantastic, most of the voices fit perfectly, and we get a bunch of great Mario sidekicks like his fight with Donkey Kong, Mario in the Tanooki suit, and even a Mario Kart race. Even a quick glimpse of a group of colorful Yoshis running around is quite exciting.
Release Date: April 7, 2023
'The Monkey King'
Although little is known about the actual plot In this movie, it is known that Monkey King is based on the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, which inspired Dragon Ball. According to the brief outline, Monkey King's staff is stolen by the Dragon King, and he sets out to retrieve it.
Journey to the West tells the story of a group of people searching for Buddhist scriptures in Asia. It's clear that the movie will play that creatively, but will we see versions of characters like Piglet or Sand Fairy? It's unclear, but the movie has a lot of potential coming from such a great story.
Release date: TBD
While there are no plot details for the upcoming fifth Shrek movie, rumor has it that it will take place years after Shrek Forever. Will fans get to see Shrek and Fiona take on three teenage ogres? Or will it go in a completely different direction?
With the success of the new Puss in Boots movie, it may only be a matter of time before we hear some updates, as it is wise to strike while the iron is hot. hope they will Let the same team do this and create a great new story.
Release date: May 20, 2023
'Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham'
Based on the Elseworlds story of the same name, Batman: Coming to Gotham is a Lovecraftian take on Bruce Wayne as an adventurer in 1920s Gotham City home, he uncovers an ancient evil. He must deal with the terrifying creature that threatens his homeland before it destroys the entire world.
This was a great choice for an animated film, as it's not a story that many people talk about, but it's one of the best Batman Different World stories ever written. Fans will see some great characters in this film such as Ra's al Ghul, the demon Etrigan, Nightwing, Oracle, and even Freeze. ^Release Date: Spring 2023^Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Chaos tells the story of the origin of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, four brothers who, after years living in hiding away from the human world and learning ninja, finally come to the surface trying to fit in as normal teenagers . They meet a new friend in April O'Neil and must battle a notorious crime syndicate and an army of mutants.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg bring their comedic sensibilities to life in this new take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It is said that the animation style will be 2D-style CG animation, similar to "Spider-Man: Parallel Universe", which sounds absolutely amazing. And, for the first time ever in the series, the Turtles will be voiced by real teenagers in an attempt to create real authenticity.
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem'
Release date: August 4, 2023
Plot details for Trolls 3 are almost non-existent. But as far as we know, the rainbow-colored creatures will come together for a family reunion, with Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake once again voicing a new chapter in the hit DreamWorks series.
It was teased during Licensing Expo 2022, where it teased a new, unnamed female character. Trolls 3 will return to theaters after missing the Trolls world tour, and will likely see Poppy and Blanche on some sort of epic adventure. So, with less than a year until launch, keep an eye out for more details.
Release Date: November 17, 2023
10 Lives is about a cat named Beckett who took nine of his lives Of course. So when he ends up accidentally losing his last life, he pleads with the Gatekeeper, who agrees to restore all of his lives and return him to Earth. But unbeknownst to Beckett, in each life he will come in a different form, hoping to learn some lessons along the way.
While it sounds similar to Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, it's clear that 10 Lives is going in a very different direction. The movie takes the concept of reincarnation and applies it to animals in a bold and respectable way in a way that should be accessible to kids.
Release date: August 24, 2023
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