From the nostalgia of The Super Mario Bros Movie to the beauty of the Barbie Movie, from the explosions of Oppenheimer to the universes of Spider-Man Across The Spider-Verse, 2023 was full of entertainment especially in the Hollywood. Despite getting some flops like Shazam or The Blue Beetle, we also saw a comeback of Pixar with it’s newest movie Elemental.
However, this is not the end. In fact, this is just a very beginning for some of the most magical movies of the near future and after these ups and downs, the Hollywood is going to give us five big projects which might break every single record on box office. This is not because of their well known faces or the star cast, but because of their solid plot and high anticipation.
So if you are a movie lover then you are at the right place because in this article, we are taking a look at the ‘Top 5 Best & Highly Anticipated Animated Movies Of 2024‘ that might even surprise you!
The Garfield Movie (Summers 2024)
We’ve seen tons of animated movie and almost every single of them were taking place in a different dimension with tons of new characters. While most of these movies are an original idea, some of them were based upon their proven IP’s. The best example can be the Spider-Man Across The Spider-Verse, Puss In Boots, Sonic and many more.
Now Finally for the first time in the history of 3D animated movies, Garfield is receiving his own full length feature film which is set to hit theatres in the summers of 2024. The movie is being produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment which is also known for giving a very strong plotline to it’s movies.
The studio has already released the first official teaser which is not trending on all over the internet. The first trailer is showcasing Garfield’s journey from the very beginning of his birth very beautifully and while he is looking too cute in the trailer, he is not missing a single chance of sharing those nostalgic moments for which he is very well known.
One reason why this movie might break the box office is the power of this IP. We all knows Garfield very well and doesn’t matter whether you are a casual movie-goer or a hardcore movie lover, those short cutouts of the newspaper were enough to give us a glimpse of this funny character.
The popularity of this comic based movie can be estimated by the number of views that it’s first trailer has gathered within first twenty-four hours and no wonder if the studio continues this saga even after this project.
The Super Mario Bros Movie can be the best example of what happens when a fan favorite character makes his debut on big screens and that’s why the Garfield movie can again establish some new milestones in the animated universe. As of now, Chris Pratt is giving his voice to this cute legend and it’s actually a very good news for the fans because we’ve seen his talent in the Mario Movie.
Kung Fu Panda 4 (March 2024)
Missing some moves? Well, Po is coming back to give you some great lessons with his moves and jokes. Set to land in theatres on March 8, 2024, Kung Fu Panda 4 is going to bring us a big showdown of our Po and a new villain named the Chameleon. In fact, almost every single villain is going to return in this masterpiece and we may also get a chance to see a new Dragon Warrior.
If rumors to be believed then many Hollywood insiders are claiming that Kung Fu Panda 4 is going to be the last installment of our Po as a Dragon Warrior and while he might appear in future movies, his role will be bounded as no more then a mentor.
If you can remember then there were some reports which was published by Variety and other trusted Hollywood outlets in mid 2023 and according to them, a new character named Zhen will appear in this movie and Po will teach him all those lessons which he had learned during his training sessions. Po and Zhen will also explore the new places and during their exploration and training, they will meet Chameleon, a threat for their whole community.
Despite calling this movie as the last installment with Po as a Dragon Warrior, we knows that he will definitely appear in the future movie to play and important role, but as of now, we should just sit back and relax because these are still nothing but some reports.
The only thing which is confirmed is that Kung Fu Panda 4 will definitely give a tough challenge to every other Hollywood movie or show and we just can’t wait to watch it because Po and gang always delivers us something unexpected and exciting!
Inside Out 2 (June 2024)
Want to feel some real Pixar vibes? Well Inside Out 2 is just around the corner and this movie is looking a perfect sequel. The highly anticipated sequel is going to feature four new emotions (as of now) and we’ve already seen their first look in it’s official trailer and the poster.
According to the official synopsis, the movie is taking place after the incidents of first Inside Out movie and while Riley is turning thirteen, she is going to feature tons of new emotions which includes Ennui, Anxiety, Envi and Embarrassment.
One big question that we all have in our minds is that why these emotions are not present in Riley’s parents?
If Pixar manages to answer it in a perfect way, then it feels like Inside Out 2 might dominate the box office. The movie is set to hit theatres on June 14, 2024 and since the work is underway very actively, it feels like Disney and Pixar can easily manage to release it without any delay.
Despicable Me 4 (July 2024)
Set to hit theatres in July, this movie is a direct sequel of its previous Despicable Me 3 movie. While not a lot is known about it, the only big thing which is revealed in some recent reports is claiming that a new villain will appear who will try to steal our minions.
According to these updates, Gru will focus back on his league along with his wife and his twin-brother Dru will focus on protecting and controlling the minions. However, we can’t confirm it because the movie is still in it’s very early stages but since the actors strike is over, we can now safely expect it to land just on time.
Sonic The Hedgehog 3 (December 2024)
It is not possible to talk about the top best upcoming animated movies without including our blue star!!
Despite showcasing the death of Doctor Eggman in Sonic The Hedgehog 2, a lot is still left to explore in this Sonic saga. We already knows that Shadow is going to land in Sonic 3 and while Knuckles has already joined the team of our blue buddy, it feels like a very intense action is going to get featured in this masterpiece.
If rumors to be believed then their is going to be another cameo by the end of it and either Amy or Silver will make their appearance in this highly anticipated project. Talking about the return of Eggman then it’s a bit hard to predict anything yet. Jim has officially announced his retirement from acting but at the same time, Paramount has not revealed his dead body at the end of the sequel which creates a lot of new questions.
However, in a recent interview, Sonic 2 producers has confirmed that the story of Eggman seems complete and it would make no sense to bring him back forcefully for the sake of money. Still they’ve also mentioned that if Jim wants then they can try to develop a new plotline. But as of now, no such updates are out yet and we can safely assume a perfect trilogy in 2024!
In conclusion, these five movies are definitely going to dominate the box office and while we were tired of watching woke propagandas, these projects will bring a change for sure. Which movie are you most exited for? You can comment below and make sure to stick around the corner with the Movie World Network to stay up to date with everything Hollywood.
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