Hello, everyone. After a long hiatus, Cloverfield monster here back again to bring you a new subject. It's BEYOND LATE, but hey, better late than never. Today, I am going to be talking about animated films for the rest of 2017 that I look very much forward to, whether they come from Disney, Dreamworks or Warner Bros, or any animation studio for that matter.
LEGO Ninjago Movie
I was originally going to put LEGO Batman Movie on this list (if you haven't seen it, GO SEE IT! It's AWESOME!), but due to my hiatus, I couldn't. But, I can put LEGO Ninjago Movie on this list, since I look forward to that, too. Now, I honestly have no special love for the LEGO Ninjago series. I never bought the sets, watched the show or anything. But, yet, I am actually quite excited for this, which is strange. What attracts me to this film is its unique combination of some of my various favorite genres: It's got mechs, ninjas, superhero stuff, and of course, LEGOS. That sounds like a perfect combination to me. So, I can't wait to see how LEGO Ninjago Movie turns out, and I hope it's as good as The LEGO Movie and its Batman counterpart.
Reception to the Cars universe is rather divisive amongst Disney fans. The first was considered decent, but yet a strange unthinkable thing happened: Pixar made a movie that actually received a rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Pixar made their first movie to get terrible reviews, a thing many thought to be impossible. But, Cars 3 hopes to right the wrongs of the 2nd Cars. Will they succeed? Only time will tell, but it looks quite promising. The trailers seem to set up a darker, gritter tone than the previous 2 films. It honestly seems kind of unfitting for a movie about talking, sentient cars, but it could go somewhere. I am going to give it a fair chance.
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Let me start this one off by answering your first question: YES, this IS actually a film coming this year. Dav Pilkey's beloved books about a superhero who fights crime in his underwear are getting the big screen treatment from Dreamworks. I have fond memories of the Captain Underpants books. They were a series of books loved by children but hated by adults due to the fear that they were a bad influence on children. And honestly, they were kind of right. But, I have still fond memories of them nevertheless. So, maybe the movie could turn out really good. I only worry that the same parents that hated the books will try to get the movie blocked from theaters. That combined with the fact that it premieres on the same weekend as Wonder Woman, potentially financial suicide. Though, I suppose if Trolls can open on the same weekend as Dr. Strange and still make money, maybe Captain Underpants has a shot. I just hope it's good.
Godzilla: Monster Planet
Man, Godzilla is on a roll. First, he was ressurected by Legendary Pictures and Gareth Edwards, then he begins to have 2 Godzilla series going on at the same time (one in America, starting off with Godzilla 2014, and one from Japan, starting off with Shin Godzilla), and now he will be appearing in his first animated film, set for worldwide release on Netflix this year. Now, this is not the first time Godzilla has made it into the animated world. He has had 2 animated series made in America, one by Hanna Barbera and the other that's a continuation of the 1998 film. But, this is the first animated MOVIE and the first anime starring Godzilla, called Godzilla: Monster Planet. We do have a little bit of information on the plot. We now know this movie will take place 20,000 years into the future, where Godzilla has pretty much complete control over the Earth and humans go into space to try and survive, but eventually, they decide to return to this totally unrecognizable Earth to take control back from Godzilla. We don't know what the Big G himself will look like, whether or not he will fight monsters, or whether or not the movie will get an English dub for it's release or if it'll just be subtitled. But, more information as it comes along.
Despicable Me 3
Yes, fellas, the former greatest criminal of all time Gru is BACK! And this time, he has a more successful twin brother, and he has to fight an 80's obsessed supervillain. This plot has been done to death, but there's nothing with using old plots as long as they are well told. And the first 2 Despicable Me movies were really good, so I do have faith that Illumination will be able to pull it off a third time. Who knows? I don't really have much to say about this one, other than, I hope it's good.
And that is my (extremely belated) list of animated films of 2017 I look forward to. Do you agree with this list? If not, what would you add instead? Feel free to tell me in the comments below?