2017 Animation Movies

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy

A spinoff of 2014’s The LEGO Movie that focuses on Batman (Arnett). In order to stop the Joker (Galifianakis) from taking over Gotham City, the Caped Crusader may have to learn how to give up the lone vigilante act and recruit the help of allies Robin (Cera) and Batgirl (Dawson).

Cars 3 (2017)

  • Rating: G
  • -Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.

Wanting to get back on the winners’ list, he approaches Rust-eze, who is now owned by Sterling. Sterling is a fan of McQueen but has suggested he spend his days endorsing Rust-eze new products instead. However McQueen makes a deal that if he wins, he will decide when his retirement will be and if he loses, he will retire immediately.

He went on to meet his trainer Cruz Ramirez who actually dreams of racing herself. McQueen felt the old training method was better for him so he looked for Smokey, who was his mentor Doc’s mentor. There he learned that Doc continued to feel victorious in the race by mentoring him when he was no longer capable of winning himself.

When the next racing season began, it slowly dawned on McQueen that it is time to mentor instead of racing and, he gets Cruz to race for him. Cruz wins and continued to race with McQueen as her trainer.

The ending gave Cars movie franchise fans hope that a fourth installation could happen. However no sequel has been officially announced yet. Cars 3 was directed by Brian Fee, written by Bob Peterson, Kiel Murray and Mike Rich and produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Actor Owen Wilson is the voice behind Lightning McQueen. Other stars that lent their voices to various characters include Armie Hammer, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin, Chris Cooper, Cristela Alonzo, Jennifer Lewis, Kerry Washington, Larry the Cable Guy, Lea DeLaria, Margo Martindale, Nathan Filion, and Tony Shalhoub.

The movie premiered in the United States on June 16, 2017.

Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.

The Emoji Movie (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family

Three emojis (T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris) embark on an epic adventure through a smartphone to save their world from deletion.

Coco (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Character actress Renée Victor also joins the cast as Abuelita, Miguel’s grandmother.

Coco is the 19th film released by Pixar Animation Studios, and the company’s first original offering since The Good Dinosaur in 2015. It is noteworthy for its portrayal of Mexico’s Day of the Dead holiday, with director Lee Unkrich taking great care to make sure the material was handled in a tasteful, respectful manner, bringing in consultants to assist on the project when it generated controversy. The Land of the Dead environment has drawn comparisons to Monsters, Inc.‘s Monstropolis, promising to be another immersive, awe-inspiring world for audiences to explore when the film opens over the holiday season. Disney has also designed a VR experience for the film as a means of promotion.

Want to know more about Coco?

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Adventure, Animation

Ninjago is the story of six young ninja tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors, using their skill and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they’re ordinary teens, struggling against their greatest enemy: high school.

Despicable Me 3 (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Animation, Comedy

Despicable Me 3 picks up with Gru, Lucy and their daughters – Margo, Edith and Agnes – as they face off with Balthazar Bratt, a former ’80s child star-turned supervillian. Meanwhile, Gru is united with his long-lost twin brother, Dru.

 

The Boss Baby (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family

A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

Monster Trucks (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy

Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

My Little Pony: The Movie (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Animation

A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – must embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria, where they meet new friends and exciting challenges.

The Star (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Animation, Family

A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.