Get ready to get animated! A whole collection of CG-animated films are coming to AMC in the next few months, and we’ve drawn you a guide to the best of the bunch. (Get it? Drawn? Because we’re talking about animation!)
Be prepared to laugh, cry, sing and then cry some more. Here are the best new animated movies in theatres and coming soon.
Teenager Yi (voiced by Chloe Bennet of Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) finds pretty much the last thing she expects to see on the rooftop of her Shanghai apartment building: a young Yeti. But Yi has a stronger spine than we do, because instead of freaking out, she befriends the lost creature, nicknames it “Everest,” and with friends Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), plans an epic quest to find Everest’s family and homeland. The journey won’t be easy, however, not least because they are pursued by Burnish (Eddie Izzard), who wants nothing more than to capture a Yeti of his own, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson). (September 27)
Swifty the ambitious fox (Jeremy Renner) works in the mail room of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service but dreams of becoming the next lead sled dog. He finally gets his chance to prove himself worthy, but his first and only delivery puts him at the doorstep of Otto Von Walrus (John Cleese), a blubbery evil genius who plans to melt the polar ice caps and flood the world in order to reign supreme. Now, Swifty has to enlist the help of his friends to save the planet. Alec Baldwin, James Franco and more lend their voices to the animated adventure. (November 1)
“The past is not what it seems.” Just how did Elsa (Idina Menzel) end up with her snowy powers, and what do her abilities mean to the future of the world? FROZEN II will reveal previously unseen days from her childhood alongside Princess Anna (Kristen Bell), as Elsa journeys far from home to follow a call that comes from deep within her. There are new mysteries, new magical creatures and new songs from Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. (November 22)
Spies in Disguise
Will Smith voices Lance Sterling, the most capable super-spy on the planet. But Sterling gets through his missions in part thanks to gadgets by the socially hapless inventor Walter Beckett (Tom Holland). When a new idea for undercover work turns Sterling into a pigeon, Beckett has to step up to provide more than behind-the-scenes tech support. This movie is inspired by Lucas Martell’s very funny short film PIGEON: IMPOSSIBLE, from 2009, but SPIES IN DISGUISE will ultimately be its own wild ride. (December 25)
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