Last year was a great privilege for Animated movie lovers and reiterated the concept that the animation business has been experiencing a contemporary rebirth in the previous decade. Since introducing the Best Animated Feature Oscar 20 years ago, animated films have strived to improve their technical skill and storyline refinement every year to gain critical acclaim. Without further ado and long descriptions, we will write about releasing date, Starring, Director, production company, and which platform to watch your favorite animated movies in 2022.

Turning Red


Turning Red, a coming-of-age fantasy comedy film from Disney and Pixar, follows Meilin “Mei” Lee, a confident 13-year-old navigating the turbulence of puberty. Puberty is a nightmare, and high school family conflict is hard enough, but Mei becomes a gigantic red panda when she gets anxious! Given Disney and Pixar’s impeccable track record, this is an unusual notion that will undoubtedly be presented with plenty of love and fun.

  • Starring: Rosalie Chiang
  • Director: Domee Shi
  • Production Company: Disney & Pixar
  • Where to watch: Disney+ and in theaters in countries where Disney+ isn’t available.
  • Release Date: March 11, 2022

Sonic the Hedgehog


After settling in Green Hills, Sonic shows that he has what it takes to be a real hero. Dr. Robotnik returns with a new companion, Knuckles, in quest of a mythical emerald with the potential to destroy civilizations, putting him to the test. Sonic pairs up with his sidekick, Tails, and sets off on a global quest to locate the emerald before it falls into the bad people. this is one of the most awaited upcoming movies of 2022.

  • Starring: Jim Carrey, Idris Alba, James Marsden
  • Director: Jeff Fowler
  • Production Company: Paramount Pictures Studios, Sega
  • Where to watch: Theatres
  • Release Date: April 8, 2022

The Bad Guys


DreamWorks Animation’s forthcoming crime comedy is about a group of wicked anthropomorphic crooks who must now walk the line and turn their lives around to escape prison. Will Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark, and Ms. Tarantula find it easy? The film will star Sam Rockwell, Craig Robinson, and Awkwafina, among others, and will be billed as putting “a similar twist on the heist genre as Shrek did on fairy tales, and what Kung Fu Panda did for the kung fu genre.”

  • Starring: Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina, Craig Robinson
  • Director: Pierre Perifel
  • Production Company: DreamWorks Animation, Universal Pictures
  • Where to watch: Theatres, Peacock 45 days later, and Netflix four months after that.
  • Release Date: April 22, 2022

DC League of Super-Pets 


DC League of Super-Pets is a Superhero movie of 2022, that has all the makings of a family-friendly, four-quadrant audience entertainer. Krypto the Superdog, played by Dwayne “The Rock,” leads a squad of shelter pets that have been given extraordinary powers to save the Justice League and become unlikely heroes of Metropolis.

Super-Pets looks to combine the celebrity-voice animal hijinks of The Secret Life of Pets with a comic book genre self-awareness that will make for a fun family night at the movies, thanks to the creative team of John Whittington and Jared Stern, who have previously lovingly lampooned the DC Universe with The LEGO Batman Movie.

  • Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Hart, Kevin Conroy
  • Director: Jared Stern
  • Production Company: Warner Animation Group, DC Entertainment, Seven Bucks Productions
  • Where to watch: Theatres
  • Release Date: April 22, 2022



Buzz Lightyear is one of the most adored animated franchises, and Toy Story is one of the most beloved Pixar animated movie series. Buzz Lightyear is bound to have a place in many people’s hearts, from his entrance to the world as a misled toy under the impression that he was the actual space explorer his toy was based on to the inspirational and important component of the toy network that he became. People will be salivating to learn more about the origin tale of the titular human character Buzz Lightyear, who inspired the action figure of the same name.

  • Starring: Chris Evans, Taika Waititi, James Brolin
  • Director: Angus MacLane
  • Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures; Pixar Animation Studios
  • Where to watch: Theatres
  • Release Date: June 17, 2022

Minions: The Rise of Gru


Two years ago, the Rise of Gru was postponed due to the pandemic. Universal was hesitant to commit the prequel-meets-sequel to stream because it belonged to the highest-grossing cartoon series. If Minions showed where the gibbering yellow henchmen came from, this film gives an origin tale for the villain who becomes their leader; if Minions revealed where the gibbering yellow henchmen originated from, this film provides an origin story for the villain who becomes their commander.

  • Starring: Steve Carell, Taraji P. Henson
  • Director: Kyle Balda
  • Production Company: Illumination
  • Where to watch: Theatres
  • Release Date: July 1, 2022

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish


The long-awaited sequel to 2011’s Oscar-nominated Puss in Boots, a Shrek spin-off, is finally here. Antonio Banderas repeats his role as the swashbuckling moggie, who discovers early on that he only has one of his nine lives remaining. This is the first Shrek/Puss picture in over a decade, so it’ll be interesting to see how much vitality the franchise has now.

  • Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek
  • Director: Joel Crawford
  • Production Company: Dreamworks
  • Where to watch: Theatres
  • Release Date: September 23, 2022

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – Part One


The sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed animated films in recent years is one of the most anticipated films of 2022. Producer Amy Pascal revealed in 2018 that it would center on a relationship between Miles and Gwen, the young Spider-People protagonists from the original film.

The first teaser supports this, and the official description promises that the two will join forces with other Spider-People “to face fight against an enemy more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.” Powers (co-director and co-writer, Soul), Thompson (production designer, original Spider-Verse), and Dos Santos are the film’s new directors (director, Avatar: The Last Airbender). Oh, and the title’s “Part One” implies that there will be more.

  • Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Shameik Moore
  • Director: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson
  • Production Company: Sony Pictures Animation
  • Where to watch: Theatres
  • Release Date: October 7, 2022

Wendell and Wild


Stop-motion supremo has been a long time coming. Selick hasn’t made a movie since 2009’s Coraline, and he’s been working on this one for over a decade. The film follows the titular demon brothers, played by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, attempting to leave the underworld and meet demon-duster Kat; Peele (Get Out) co-wrote the script with Selick. The picture is one of many animated films produced in the United States. Netflix is expected to launch in 2022.

  • Starring: Jordan Peele, Keegan- Michael Key
  • Director: Henry Selick
  • Production Company: Netflix Animation
  • Where to watch: Netflix
  • Release Date: TBD, 2022



Del Toro is another live-action director who has expressed an interest in animation — he directed Netflix’s Tales of Arcadia trilogy — but this is his first animated film. His remake of the classic fable, first announced in 2008, has gone through several iterations before landing on Netflix as a stop-motion musical. According to the director, the picture will be released in the fourth quarter of 2022. Please don’t mix it with Robert Zemeckis’ live-action Pinocchio film, which will be released in 2022.

  • Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek
  • Director: Guillermo del Toro
  • Production Company: Netflix Animation
  • Where to watch: Netflix
  • Release Date: TBD, 2022

Untitled Mario


Nintendo has been wary about adapting its IP into films and shows, maybe due to negative reactions to the last Mario feature, a live-action oddity released in 1993. And yet, here we are: it is collaborating with Illumination, the studio behind the Minions, to create a completely animated franchise film.

Nothing is known apart from the ensemble, including Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach, Jack Black as Bowser, and Keegan-Michael Key as the squeaky fungus Toad.

  • Starring: Chris Pratt
  • Director: Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic
  • Production Company: Illumination Nintendo
  • Where to watch: Theatres
  • Release Date: December 21, 2022

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