From Saturday morning cartoons, to full length featured films in the cinema, animation have become a big part of our childhood and even now as adults, we don’t think most of us are eager to let that child-like spirit go.

So, in order for us to feel youthful again, we have compiled a list of the upcoming animated movies coming to the big screen in 2020.

1. “Onward”

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  • Release Date: 5th March 2020
  • Movie Cast: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

“Ian and Barley Lightfoot are two elf brothers living in a suburban fantasy world, where no humans exist and it is instead populated by creatures like elves, trolls, mermaids and more. One day, the two teens embark on a journey to discover if there is still magic left in the world. They are hoping to use magic to spend one day with the father they lost when they were still too young to remember him.”

2. “Trolls World Tour”

  • Release Date: 12th March 2020 (Malaysian release)
  • Movie Cast: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Rachel Bloom, Sam Rockwell, Jamie Dornan

A sequel to “Trolls”, the sequel sees “Queen Poppy and Branch discovering other Troll worlds beyond their own. Each is unique as each has its own genre of music but the differences between these worlds are causing them to clash with each other. When a mysterious threat puts all the Trolls in danger, Poppy, Branch and their friends have to find a way to unite all the Trolls in order to defeat the threat.”

3. “Scoob!”

  • Release Date: 14th May 2020
  • Movie Cast: Frank Welker, Will Forte, Zac Efron, Gina Rodriguez, Amanda Seyfried

“Since the beginning of time, an epic battle has waged between humans and ghostly forces of evil, and only the spell of a powerful canine warrior can keep the spirits at bay. When the spell begins to weaken, S.C.O.O.B. – an elite group of heroes comprised of the most beloved Hanna-Barbera characters – recruit Scooby-Doo to find the enchanted collar that is the key to stopping the impending ghost attack. Together with his new group of allies and the original Mystery Inc. gang, Scooby-Doo embarks on the ultimate adventure to save man (and dog) kind!”

4. “SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge On The Run”

  • Release Date: 28th May 2020
  • Movie Cast: Tom Kenny, Mr. Lawrene, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown, Carolyn Lawrence

“SpongeBob SquarePants, his best friend Patrick Star and the rest of the gang from Bikini Bottom hit the big screen in the first-ever all CGI SpongeBob motion picture event. After SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home. As they navigate the delights and dangers on this hilarious rescue mission, SpongeBob and his pals prove there’s nothing stronger than the power of friendship.”

5. “Soul”

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  • Release Date: 18th June 2020
  • Movie Cast: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Daveed Diggs, Phylicia Rashad

“The movie will follow the soul of Joe Gardener, a music teacher living in New York City whose dream was always to become a professional jazz piano player. He’s disappointed to find himself grown up and stuck listening to kids half-heartedly playing instruments in a classroom instead of spending his days and nights on a stage.

Then, just when he gets his big break and lands a gig at the most prestigious jazz club in New York City, Joe falls down a manhole in the middle of a Manhattan street. Suddenly he’s back to being a soul at the You Seminar. The movie will follow Joe’s soul as he tries to find his way back to Earth.”

6. “Minions: Rise Of Gru”

 

  • Release Date: 11th June 2020
  • Movie Cast: Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin

The movie will be an origin story of the adventures of the minions, working for a then tyrannical leader, Gru.

7. “Bob’s Burgers: The Movie”

  • Release Date: 16th July 2020
  • Movie Cast: H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts

A film based on the popular animated series Bob’s Burgers depicting life as the Belcher family. Where, “the movie will reunite Louise with her beloved nightlight Kuchi Kopi in her dreams for another trippy adventure.”

8. “Clifford the Big Red Dog”

  • Release Date: 3rd December 2020
  • Movie Cast: Jack Whitehall, Darby Camp and Izaac Wang

Emily is struggling to fit in at home and at school. She discovers a small red puppy who is destined to become her best friend. When Clifford magically undergoes one heck of a growth spurt and attracts the attention of a genetics company, Emily and her Uncle Casey have to fight the forces of greed as they go on the run across New York City.”

9. “Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna”

  • Release Date: April 2020 (Malaysia)
  • Movie Cast: Natsuki Hanae, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Suzuko Mimori

Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna” takes place five years after the events of “Digimon Adventure tri,” the six-part film series released in 2015. Now on the cusp of adulthood, Tai and his DigiDestined friends discover that with age their bonds with each of their Digimon will ultimately break.

10. “Sonic The Hedgehog”

  • Release Date: February 2020
  • Movie Cast: James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, Ben Schwartz

“Sonic tries to navigate the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound best friend — a human named Tom Wachowski. They must soon join forces to prevent the evil Dr. Robotnik from capturing Sonic and using his powers for world domination.”

11. “Raya And The Last Dragon”

  • Release Date: 26th November 2020
  • Movie Cast: Awkwafina, Cassie Steele

“In a land called Kumandra, a warrior named Raya searches for the last dragon in the world.”

12. “The Croods 2”

  • Release Date: December 2020
  • Movie Cast: Emma Stone, Nicholas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Chris Sanders, Clark Duke

“Prehistoric family The Croods are back to their old shenanigans in a dangerous, strange new world. As now, The Croods face their biggest threat since leaving the cave: another family.”

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