There are already a ton of action-packed, comedic animated movies slated for release in 2022, but there are still so many that have been delayed and have yet to hit theaters. If you’re looking for the best animated movies of 2022 for your kids to watch, check out this list of 10 promising releases that we hope to see in theaters or on streaming sites soon.
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1) Hotel Transylvania: Transformania
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is an upcoming 2022 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon. The film is produced by Sony Pictures Animation and will be the first entry in the franchise not to be distributed by Sony’s Columbia Pictures label, instead being distributed by United Artists Releasing. It is scheduled to be released on July 23, 2021. The film stars the voices of Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, and Fran Drescher.
2) The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild
The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild is a 2022 American computer-animated adventure comedy film based on characters created by Michael J. Wilson. The film is directed by John C. Donkin and stars the voices of Simon Pegg, Aaron Harris, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Justina Machado, Jake Green, and Skyler Stone.
The first feature release from young studio Skydance Animation is about a very unlucky girl who discovers the world of good and bad luck. The film, which will be released on August 5, 2022, by Apple TV+, is directed by Peggy Holmes and written by Kiel Murray. Jane Fonda and Whoopi Goldberg star in the lead roles.
4) Turning Red
Turning Red is a Pixar movie that is set to release in 2022. It is an Animation, Adventure, Comedy film that is directed by Domee Shi. It is rated PG for thematic material, suggestive content, and language. A 13-year-old girl named Mei Lee turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited.
Turning Red is a 2022 animated adventure comedy film directed by Domee Shi. It is the first of two Pixar movies set for release in 2022, as Pixar rarely releases more than one movie a year.
The film follows 13-year-old Mei Lee, who turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited. The movie is rated PG for thematic material, suggestive content, and language.
5) Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will have more animation than the first movie, and will focus on the otherworldly locations seen in the video game. The voice cast includes James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore, Idris Elba, and Jim Carrey. The movie is scheduled for release in the United States on April 8, 2022.
The upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie will reportedly feature more animation than the first movie and will focus on otherworldly locations seen in the video game. The voice cast for the movie includes James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore, Idris Elba, and Jim Carrey. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is scheduled for theatrical release in the United States on April 8, 2022.
6) The Bad Guys
Pierre Perifel’s animated comedy film The Bad Guys is based on Aaron Blabey’s book of the same name. In a world where people and human-like creatures coexist, a group of criminal creatures called Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark, and Ms. Tarantula have made a deal to go good and avoid jail time. Mr. Wolf is the first to try this new way of life, but another villain soon arises.
Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark, and Ms. Tarantula are all criminals who have been given a chance to avoid jail time if they go straight and try to live a normal life. This is a computer-animated crime comedy film based on The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey. In this present reality where people and human creatures exist together, Mr. Wolf begins to take part in this new way of life, while another miscreant arises.
7) DC League Of Super-Pets
Many superhero movies are set to release in May 2022, including the highly anticipated Legion of Super-Pets. The film, directed by Jared Stern, is based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name and is sure to be a fun and unique take on The Secret Life of Pets. The voice cast for the film includes some big names like Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz, and Keanu Reeves.