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8 Most Anticipated Animated Movies of 2022

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Who doesn’t love good animated movies and while 2021, was relatively a pretty good year for the animated flicks with films like Ron’s Gone Wrong and The Machines vs. The Mitchells, 2022 is bound to be even better. Because many anticipated movies for which we have been waiting for years are coming this year and those movies show a lot of promise because this year we will get to see the sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog and we also get to see a movie about the real Buzz Lightyear. So, scroll down and see the most anticipated animated movies coming out in 2022.

Turning Red

Release Date: March 11

Most Anticipated Animated Movies of 2022
Credit – Pixar

Synopsis: Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red” introduces Mei Lee (voice of Rosalie Chiang), a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming (voice of Sandra Oh), is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda! Directed by Academy Award® winner Domee Shi (Pixar short “Bao”) and produced by Lindsey Collins.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Release Date: April 8

Credit – Paramount Movies

Synopsis: The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands. From the filmmakers behind The Fast and the Furious and Deadpool, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, and Jim Carrey returning, alongside new additions Shemar Moore, with Idris Elba as the voice of Knuckles, and Colleen O’Shaughnessey as the voice of Tails.

DC League of Super-Pets

Release Date: May 20

Credit – Warner Bros.

Synopsis: In “DC League of Super-Pets,” Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack—Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel—to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes.

The Bob’s Burger Movie

Release Date: May 27

Credit – 20th Century Fox

Synopsis: “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” is an animated, big-screen, musical comedy-mystery-adventure based on the long-running Emmy®-winning series. The story begins when a ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob’s Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family’s restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope and fight to get back behind the counter, where they belong.

Lightyear

Release Date: June 17

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Synopsis: The sci-fi action-adventure presents the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear—the hero who inspired the toy—introducing the legendary Space Ranger who would win generations of fans. Chris Evans lends his voice to Buzz. “The phrase ‘a dream come true’ gets thrown around a lot, but I’ve never meant it more in my life,” says Evans. “Anyone who knows me knows that my love for animated films runs deep. I can’t believe that I get to be a part of the Pixar family and work with these truly brilliant artists who tell stories unlike anyone else. Watching them work is nothing short of magic. I pinch myself every day.” Annie Award-winning director and veteran Pixar animator Angus MacLane, who co-directed 2016’s “Finding Dory,” helms “Lightyear.” Galyn Susman (“Toy Story That Time Forgot” short) produces.

Minons: The Rise of Gru

Release Date: July 1

Credit – Illumination

Synopsis: In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions. When the Vicious 6 oust their leader, legendary fighter Wild Knuckles (Oscar® winner Alan Arkin), Gru interviews to become their newest member. It doesn’t go well (to say the least), and only gets worse after Gru outsmarts them and suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. On the run, Gru will turn to an unlikely source for guidance, Wild Knuckles himself, and discover that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Release Date: September 23

Credit – Dreamworks Animation

Dreamworks Animations’ hit comedy action animation film Puss in Boots is finally getting a sequel this year. The sassy sword-fighting cat will be returning to the big screen after 11 years. Details about the plot of the film have not been revealed yet.

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Part One)

Release Date: October 7

Most Anticipated Animated Movies of 2022
Credit – Sony Pictures

Synopsis: Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.

Mario

Release Date: December 21

Super Mario Bros. is a well known and one of the most iconic names in the video game industry but when it comes to film adaptations, the 1993 adaptation of the game titled Super Mario Bros. was a critical and commercial failure which led to the cancellation of a planned sequel to the film. But unlike the 1993 film, the 2022 film will be animated and as far as the cast goes, it has probably got the best one as it stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) as the voice of Mario, Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as the voice of Luigi, and Anya Taylor-Joy (Last Night in Soho) as the voice of Princess Peach. The cast also includes Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong. The film is directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic.

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