Here are some animated movies to look forward to in 2023. Looks like it’s going to be an exciting year. Let us know in the comments if there’s one you think we missed!
Illumination is bringing us “The Super Mario Bros Movie”. With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.
“The Magician’s Elephant” (made by Animal Logic for Netflix) is orphan boy Peter who sets out to find his missing sister. He asks a fortune teller if she is still alive. She advises him to find a magician with an elephant. Peter must then complete three difficult tasks.
In a city where fire, water, land, and air residents live together, a fiery young woman and a go-with-the-flow guy discover something elemental: how much they actually have in common.
After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. However, when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders. He must soon redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.
After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers. Their new friend, April O’Neil, helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them. Nickelodeon Animation Studio has been working on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” for a long while.
“Ladybug and Cat Noir: The Movie” is an upcoming animated musical film based on Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir TV Show.
“Dragonkeeper”, by China Film Animation, is an upcoming Spanish-Chinese computed-animated fantasy adventure film based on Carole Wilkinson’s novel Dragonkeeper.
Blue Sky has a story called “Nimona” that’s about a knight being framed for a crime he didn’t commit, and the only person who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona, a shape-shifting teen who might also be a monster he’s sworn to kill.
Aniventure’s “Hitpig” is a pig hired by humans to bring back their escaped animals. It’s not easy, but it’s a living. His latest hit is Pickles, a naive but vivacious elephant who has escaped the clutches of an evil Vegas showman. Though Hitpig initially sets out to capture the perky pachyderm for big cash, the unlikely pair find themselves on an unexpected adventure crisscrossing the globe that brings out the best in both of them.
Pierrot’s “Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King” is an upcoming Japanese animated film directed by Ayataka Tanemura based on the insanely popular Black Clover manga series by Yūki Tabata. The story is being closely guarded, but it will be released on Netflix in June 2023.
It’s still a little early to say what animated movies will make the end-of-year cut (Oct – Dec), but a look at Part 2, with more exciting titles, is coming soon.