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DreamWorks Dates Three Untitled Films for 2021 and Beyond

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Under the new leadership of president Chris DeFaria, DreamWorks Animation is setting its bold ambitions for the next decade and beyond! Deadline has reported that the Glendale-based animation giant has scheduled three untitled animated features for December 22, 2021, April 15, 2022, and April 7, 2023.

The first of these untitled films, dated for December 22, 2021, will see it go head to head with an untitled Warner Animation Group feature and an untitled Disney live-action production. Additionally, The Boss Baby 2 and Spooky Jack will also be released in 2021, making it the third time DreamWorks will release three animated features in one year. DreamWorks previously did this practice in 2010 and 2014, which unfortunately took a toll on the company in January 2015.

Looking ahead in the following year, DreamWorks only has one movie dated for 2022, April 15 specifically, where it releases alongside an untitled Warner Bros. event movie. The third untitled movie, dated for April 7, 2023, is currently the only film reserved for that date.

DreamWorks is set to kick off its partnership with new owner Universal Pictures with the highly-anticipated conclusion of their acclaimed franchise How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, scheduled for release on March 1, 2019.

DreamWorks’ future schedule is as follows:

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (March 1, 2019)
  • Abominable (September 27, 2019)
  • Trolls 2 (April 17, 2020)
  • The Croods 2 (September 18, 2020)
  • The Boss Baby 2 (March 26, 2021)
  • Spooky Jack (September 17, 2021)
  • Untitled film (December 22, 2021)
  • Untitled film (April 15, 2022)
  • Untitled film (April 7, 2023)

For a complete list of all upcoming mainstream theatrical animated movies, be sure to check out our frequently-updated animation calendar!

Let us know in the comments on what you think of DreamWorks’ future projects!

Edited by: Kelly Conley

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About Karl Smith

Deep down in New Zealand, Karl "Karlamon" Smith is a Kiwi who is passionate in animation, seeing it as an artistic medium that expresses vast creativity and brings unique characters and worlds to life. Whenever an animation-related fact pops up, it will more than likely be cemented in his brain for a long time. Some of his favourite animated movies include Zootopia, Balto, Bolt, Over the Hedge, The Fox and the Hound, the How to Train Your Dragon series, The Iron Giant, and The Prince of Egypt. Prior to contributing to Rotoscopers, Karl has served as a bureaucrat on Ice Age Wiki, and a moderator/site builder/news reporter on Animation Source. Karl is also a Computer Science graduate who is now studying Digital Design in university. That, and with his additional fascination in aviation, he hopes someday to be both an animator and a pilot (if that is even possible).
  • Harith Sami

    Dawn of the Planet of the Shreks.
    That shunned Edgar Wright shadows movie
    Kung Fu Panda 4China
    Joking aside, the films in development at Dreamworks are a mess.

    • Claudia ZG

      Care to say why?

      • Harith Sami

        Since their financial issues few years ago and the firing of 500 employees, many movies were cancelled, delayed or still to be determined, many of the films on the list aren’t likely to be made.
        DreamWorks’ new strategy seems to focus on safer movies with lower budgets mainly aimed at young kids and to sell as much merch as possible. Hope they abandon that method soon.

        • Harith Sami

          The part about the strategy isn’t speculation, it is literally stated by the head-ups of the company.

        • Dave 52

          I don’t know, some these projects could be promising in their own way. Films like Beekle, The Bad Guys, Sputnik, and Yokai Samba all could be possible winners for the company. I can easily see The Bad Guys being the next Captain Underpants.

  • Well, at least we know HTTYD3 is going to happen.

    • Manuel Orozco

      I’m excited for Trolls 2 and Croods 2 as well

  • Claudia ZG

    I liked the title Everest better, something doesn’t sit well with me
    (man, is it gonna be one of those, ”irrreverent” Dreamworks movies?)

  • Manuel Orozco

    DreamWorks should do an animated reboot of Richie Rich.

  • ThatGuy

    Bleah. Make something new.

    • Dave 52

      Yeah, because “Abominable” and “Spooky Jack” aren’t new or original. Yeah, majority of the films they are releasing are sequels but they do have some original projects in the works.

  • Kind of….underwhelming….but who knows how good it’ll all be?? :/