2023 is finally upon us, and with every new year comes new movies to look forward to. From big movies like INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY to the next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 2023 is looking to be a great year for movies, and that also includes the wonderful genre of animation.
2022 had plenty of great entries into that specific realm of filmmaking, with movies such as Pixar’s LIGHTYEAR or DreamWorks’ THE BAD GUYS. Even the late 2022 entry, PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH proved to be an excellent animated movie for fans of the SHREK franchise to enjoy. 2023 has some awesome titles coming up, from ELEMENTAL to WISH. Here are the big- 2023 animated movies that are coming to AMC Theatres throughout the year.
MUMMIES is a fun adventure of three ancient Egyptian mummies who live in an underground secret city, hidden in ancient Egypt. The trio includes a princess, a former charioteer, and his younger brother, along with their pet baby crocodile. Through a series of unfortunate events, the mummies end up in present-day London and embark on a wacky and hilarious journey in search of an old ring belonging to the Royal Family, which was stolen by the ambitious archaeologist Lord Carnaby.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Let’s a-go! THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE is one of many movies we're really excited about in 2023, and it's coming to theatres on April 7th for video game lovers around the world to enjoy. This animated take on the famous plumber from the popular Nintendo franchise puts him up against his ultimate foil, Bowser, while Mario tries to make allies in the strange world that is the Mushroom Kingdom.
The film, co-produced with Illumination and Universal Pictures, is directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, and features a ton of stars that fans might recognize such as Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, and Keegan-Michael Key as Toad. Charles Martinet, one of the voice actors of Mario in the games, will also have a voice role in the movie.
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse
The long-awaited sequel to SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is coming, and it’s going to feature a whole new world of superheroes for fans to love. In the sequel, which opens in theatres on June 2nd, Miles, heads into the multiverse where he encounters allies and a brand new enemy that turns his life upside down.
The film will be directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemo Powers and Justin K. Thompson, and will feature several actors from the first film, including Shameik Moore as Miles Morales, Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker and more. It will also feature new additions such as Oscar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara (Spider-Man 2099) and Issa Rae as Jessie Crew (Spider-Woman).SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE opens June 2nd
Pixar’s latest entry will be ELEMENTAL, a story involving two anthropomorphic elements named Ember and Wade in a world that is occupied by different elements. They find that they have a lot in common, but due to them being fire and water, it’s hard for them to be together.
The new animated movie, which opens in theatres on June 16th, will star Leah Lewis and Mamodou Athie in the lead voice roles, and will be directed by Peter Sohn, the same man who was behind THE GOOD DINOSAUR, and has also had voice roles in other Pixar movies like RATATOUILLE, MONSTERS UNIVERSITY and LIGHTYEAR. You can read more about the movie in our ELEMENTAL guide.ELEMENTAL opens June 16th
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
Among the movies based on comic-books headed to theatres in 2023, the heroes in a half shell are returning to the big screen in animated form with TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM. This film follows the legendary mutant brothers, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo, as they set out to be accepted as regular teenagers, but even as they learn to live a normal life, threats still wait around the corner.
Arriving in theatres on August 4th, the movie is directed by Jeff Rowe, who has worked on television shows such as “Disenchantment” and “Gravity Falls,” as well as the movie THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES.TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM opens August 4th