Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Top 10 Animated Movies Coming Out in 2015

Preview of the best animation genre movies for 2015 - which looks to be a great year for animated movies and all-genre movies alike

Animated movies have long been the family movie genres sweetest friend, as families- including those of all ages (children, teenagers and adults) flood to cinemas in the masses to see the latest Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks animation flicks which have a magical essence which cannot be replaced by any other film genre.

Looking back at 2014, we saw some brilliant additions to the animation genre, with the likes of How to Train Your Dragon 2 (continuing where the first left off, following a young boy, Hiccup, and his dragon companion, Toothless in a world where dragons are now man's best friend and Vikings rule the lands), The Lego Movie (story following Emmet, an ordinary Lego construction worker, identified as special and the key to saving the Lego universe), and Big Hero 6 (story following inflatable robot Baymax, Hiro Hamada and a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes). And these were just a few of the 'animated' greats that we saw release in 2014.

Now, in 2015 it seems to be set to be another great year for animated movies, as Walt Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, Blue Sky Studios, Illumination Entertainment and other studios have all got a mind-blowing, highly-anticipating set-to-release animation movies which are due to come out in 2015.

The line up below of animation preview trailers is a mix of what we believe to be the most exciting trailers (based on our viewings), and from our early speculation of what we believe has the best shot of commercial success. However, remember that this list is based more on the excitement, thrills and laughs that we (here at Augustus Worth) got from watching the trailers that you can now watch down below. 

Must-watch animated movies in 2015 (including 'trailers')

No.1 - Inside Out

(Video - courtesy of Pixar Studios)

After moving to a new city and school, a young girls emotions (joy, fear, anger, disgust and sadness) help to guide her through the unsettled time in her life.

Release Date: 19th June, 2015 (U.S.), 24th July, 2015 (U.K.)
Director: Pete Docter (Up)
Voice Cast: Diane Lane, Amy Poehler, Kyle MacLachlan 
Production Company: Pixar
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios

No. 2 - Minions

(video- courtesy of Illumination Entertainment)

In the spin-off to the extremely 'well-deserved' successful Despicable Me movie, we see the 'minions' before they met Gru, as they go through earth's history constantly searching for the most despicable master, and as all hope seems lost for the little yellow 'minions', the three bravest among the tribe; Stuart, Kevin and Bob go in search for a new evil master, and in their search they are recruited by super-villain- Scarlett Overkill, alongside her inventor husband Herb, as they hatch a plot to take over the world.

Release Date: 10th July, 2015 (U.S.), 26th June, 2015 (U.K.)
Director: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
Voice Cast: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton
Production Company: Illumination Entertainment
Distributor: Universal Pictures

No.3 - Home

(video- courtesy of DreamWorks Animation)

Based on Adam Rex's novel The True Meaning of Smekday, when earth is taken over by an alien race called the Boov, all humans are captured and relocated. But when a teenage girl, Tip, avoids capture, she meets a banished Boov named Oh, and the two go on the road-trip of a lifetime.

Release Date: 27th March, 2015 (U.S.), 20th March, 2015 (U.K.)
Director: Tim Johnson
Voice Cast: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez
Production Company: DreamWorks Animation
Distributor: 20th Century Fox

No.4 - Strange Magic

(video- courtesy of Industrial Light & Magic and Lucasfilm Animation)

Inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and centered around various magical creatures (goblin, elf, fairy and imp characters), this is an adventure set on the battle over a powerful potion. Also includes popular music sung by characters in the film.

Release Date: 23rd January, 2015 (U.S.), 11 February, 2015 (U.K.)
Director: Gary Rydstrom
Voice Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth
Production Company: Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm Animation
Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

No.5 - Peanuts (aka The Peanuts Movie)

(video- courtesy of 20th Century Fox Entertainment)

Snoopy sets off on an adventure, as he, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang embark upon their greatest mission.

Release Date: 6th November, 2015 (U.S.), 21st December, 2015 (U.K.)
Director: Steve Martino
Voice Cast: Noah Schnapp, Hadley Miller, Mariel Sheets, Alex Garfin
Production Company: Blue Sky Studios
Distributor: 20th Century Fox

No.6 - B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations

No 'official trailer' at this time.

B.O.O. (Bureau of Otherworldly Operations is a top secret agency, and the agency is dedicated to protecting humans from evil ghosts, and they are able to do this as they themselves (at the agency) are ghosts. When the agency's most wanted haunter plots to destroy B.O.O., it is up to the agencies newbie recruits, agent Jackson Moss and agent Watts, they must stop an evil ghost army and save earth (and B.O.O.).

Release Date: TBA (expected to be late 2015 - early 2016) (U.S.), TBA (expected to be late 2015 - early 2016) (U.K.)
Director: Anthony Leondis
Voice Cast: Seth Rogen, Matt Bomer, Melissa McCarthy
Production Company: DreamWorks Animation
Distributor: 20th Century Fox

No.7 - The Good Dinosaur

source: (CC image)

No 'official trailer' at this time.

A teenage Apatosaurus named Arlo befriends a human boy named Spot in a world where dinosaurs never went extinct. The two go on a quest to help Arlo's peaceful community.

Release Date: 25th November, 2015 (U.S.), 27th November, 2015 (U.K.)
Director: Peter Sohn
Voice Cast: Judy Greer, Neil Patrick Harris, Frances McDormand, John Lithgow
Production Company: Pixar
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios

No.8 - Hotel Transylvania 2

source: (CC image)

No 'official trailer' at this time.

In this sequel to the 2012 animated movie, Dracula's father Vlad, an old-fashioned vampire arrives at the hotel (human-free hotel for monsters) to visit. On the arrival of Vlad, there is a clash of old-fashioned and modern day fashion.

Release Date: 25th September, 2015 (U.S.), 9th October, 2015 (U.K.)
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Voice Cast: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Mel Brooks, Steve Buscemi
Production Company: Sony Pictures Animation
Distributor: Columbia Pictures

No.9 - The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

(video- courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

SpongeBob, Patrick and the gang go on an adventure/quest to find a recipe that has been stolen, taking them to the human world (our dimension), where they tangle with a pirate.

Release Date: 6th February, 2015 (U.S.), 27th March, 2015 (U.K.)
Director: Paul Tibbitt, Mike Mitchell
Voice Cast: Clancy Brown, Antonio Banderas, Seth Green, Tom Kenny
Production Company: Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Movies
Distributor: Paramount Pictures

No.10 - Ratchet & Clank

(video- courtesy of Cinema Management Group)

In this adaptation of the game franchise, Ratchet & Clank, a futuristic mechanic (Ratchet) and a robot (Clank) go on a mission to stop an evil alien named Chairman Drek and the Blarg from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy.

Release Date: TBA (expected to be in 2015) (U.S.), TBA (expected to be in 2015) (U.K.)
Director: Kevin Munroe, Jerrica Cleland
Voice Cast: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward
Production Company: Rainmaker Entertainment, Blockade Entertainment, Insomniac Games
Distributor: Cinema Management Group

So, off the list, which is at the top of your 'must-watch' list for animated movies in 2015? Let us know in the comments box below.

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