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This list of theatrical animated feature films consists of animated films released by Universal Pictures, the film division of Comcast through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal.

Universal releases films from Universal-owned and non-Universal owned animation studios. Most films listed below are from Gingo Animation, which became a unit of Universal and, as of 2017, has produced a total of eighteen feature films, and Illumination Entertainment, which has produced a total of eight feature films. Beginning with Mistaken Identity in 2018, Universal releases animated films by DreamWorks Animation, which it acquired in 2016.

Other studio units have also released films theatrically, namely Universal acquires film rights from outside animation studios to release films under the Universal Pictures or Focus Features labels. For example, Laika's stop-motion animated features were released by Universal through its Focus Features label. Other studios globally have released films through Universal Pictures which maintains distribution rights in certain territories.

For the alternate version of the page that shows the lists that have been broken down categorically by sub-studio, etc., see here.

FilmsEdit

ReleasedEdit

Color Legend
Gingo Animation  
Illumination Entertainment  
DreamWorks Animation  
Universal Animation Studios  
Other Universal studio  
Third-party studio  
 
Title Original theatrical release date Animation studio
The Snow Queen 1959[rls 1] Soyuzmultfilm  
Pinocchio in Outer Space 1965 Belvision Studios  
An American Tail November 21, 1986 Sullivan Bluth Studios  
The Land Before Time November 18, 1988 Sullivan Bluth Studios  
Jetsons: The Movie July 6, 1990 Hanna-Barbera Productions  
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West November 22, 1991 Amblimation  
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story November 24, 1993 Amblimation  
Balto December 22, 1995 Amblimation  
Paint World December 25, 1999 Gingo Animation  
Cassiopeia September 1, 2000[rls 2] NDR Filmes  
The Gabriel Garza Movie July 31, 2002 Gingo Animation  
Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem May 28, 2003 Toei Animation  
Tony Tom-Tom's Delivery Service October 17, 2003 DJW Studios  
Computeropolis July 2, 2004 Gingo Animation  
M.I.S.S.I.O.N. July 1, 2005 Gingo Animation  
Curious George February 10, 2006 Universal Animation Studios  
BJ and Wally July 7, 2006 Gingo Animation  
Tony 2: Across the Nation May 4, 2007 DJW Studios  
Computeropolis 2 July 6, 2007 Gingo Animation  
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie January 11, 2008 Big Idea Entertainment  
Swapped July 2, 2008 Gingo Animation  
The Tale of Despereaux December 19, 2008 Universal Animation Studios  
Coraline February 6, 2009 Laika[st 1]  
Woo La La March 13, 2009 Gingo Animation  
9 September 9, 2009 Starz Animation[st 1]  
Computeropolis 3 March 5, 2010 Gingo Animation  
Despicable Me July 9, 2010 Illumination Entertainment  
Defender D June 3, 2011 DJW Studios  
ROBLOX: The Movie June 17, 2011[st 2] TjsWorld2011 Pictures  
Gabriel Garza July 6, 2011 Gingo Animation  
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax March 2, 2012 Illumination Entertainment  
Plucky Chicken July 27, 2012 Gingo Animation  
Uploaded August 10, 2012 TjsWorld2011 Pictures  
ParaNorman August 17, 2012 Laika[st 1]  
Quest March 1, 2013 Gingo Animation  
Despicable Me 2 July 3, 2013 Illumination Entertainment  
Underdogs July 18, 2013 (Argentina)[st 2] Prana Studios  
Moshi Monsters: The Movie December 20, 2013[st 2] Spider Eye Productions  
Gabriel Garza 2 July 2, 2014 Gingo Animation  
The Boxtrolls September 26, 2014 Laika[st 1]  
Paradoria March 6, 2015 Gingo Animation  
Minions July 10, 2015 Illumination Entertainment  
The Planetokio Movie December 11, 2015 Gingo Animation  
The Secret Life of Pets July 8, 2016 Illumination Entertainment  
Kubo and the Two Strings August 19, 2016 Laika[st 1]  
Imagimals September 9, 2016 Gingo Animation  
Ethel & Ernest October 28, 2016[st 2] Ethel & Ernest Productions  
Sing December 21, 2016 Illumination Entertainment  
Gabriel Garza 3 March 3, 2017 Gingo Animation  
Defender 2D April 26, 2017 DJW Studios  
Despicable Me 3 June 30, 2017 Illumination Entertainment  
Lix December 8, 2017 Gingo Animation  
Mistaken Identity February 2, 2018 DreamWorks Animation
Mako Animation
 

Upcoming or in productionEdit

See also: Upcoming Gingo Animation films and List of Illumination Entertainment films in production
 
Title Intended theatrical release date
by Universal Pictures
Animation Studio
Computeropolis: The Deep Web May 4, 2018 Gingo Animation  
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch November 9, 2018 Illumination Entertainment  
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World March 1, 2019 DreamWorks Animation  
Paradoria 2 April 5, 2019 Gingo Animation  
The Secret Life of Pets 2 June 7, 2019 Illumination Entertainment  
Everest September 27, 2019 DreamWorks Animation  
Untitled film December 6, 2019 Universal Animation Studios  
Imagimals 2 February 21, 2020 Gingo Animation  
Z.O.O. March 27, 2020 Universal Animation Studios
Mako Animation
Aardman Animations
 
Trolls 2 April 17, 2020 DreamWorks Animation  
Minions 2 July 3, 2020 Illumination Entertainment  
The Croods 2 September 18, 2020 DreamWorks Animation  
Sing 2 December 25, 2020 Illumination Entertainment  
The Boss Baby 2 March 26, 2021 DreamWorks Animation  
Hyper May 21, 2021 Gingo Animation  
Mistaken Identity 2 June 4, 2021 DreamWorks Animation
Mako Animation
 
Untitled film July 2, 2021 Illumination Entertainment  
Spooky Jack September 17, 2021 DreamWorks Animation  
Untitled film December 10, 2021 Universal Animation Studios  
Untitled film March 4, 2022 Gingo Animation  
Untitled film July 1, 2022 Illumination Entertainment  
Untitled film December 21, 2022 Illumination Entertainment  
Untitled film March 3, 2023 Gingo Animation  
Untitled film June 30, 2023 Illumination Entertainment  
Untitled film December 22, 2023 Gingo Animation  
Despicable Me 4 TBA Illumination Entertainment  
Untitled Super Mario Bros. animated film TBA Illumination Entertainment  

NotesEdit

Release Notes

  1. Original release date was 1957
  2. Original release date was April 1, 1996

Studio/Production Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Released by Focus Features.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Released by Universal outside North America

See alsoEdit


v - e - dUniversal Pictures theatrical animated features
Gingo Animation

Paint World (1999) · The Gabriel Garza Movie (2002) · Computeropolis (2004) · M.I.S.S.I.O.N. (2005) · BJ and Wally (2006) · Computeropolis 2 (2007) · Swapped (2008) · Woo La La (2009) · Computeropolis 3 (2010) · Gabriel Garza (2011) · Plucky Chicken (2012) · Quest (2013) · Gabriel Garza 2 (2014) · Paradoria (2015) · The Planetokio Movie (2015) · Imagimals (2016) · Gabriel Garza 3 (2017) · Lix (2017) ·

Upcoming

Computeropolis: The Deep Web (2018) · Paradoria 2 (2019) · Imagimals 2 (2020) · Hyper (2021)

Illumination Entertainment

Despicable Me (2010) · Hop (2011) · The Lorax (2012) · Despicable Me 2 (2013) · Minions (2015) · The Secret Life of Pets (2016) · Sing (2016) · Despicable Me 3 (2017) ·

Upcoming

The Grinch (2018) · The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) · Minions 2 (2020) · Sing 2 (2020)

DreamWorks Animation

Antz (1998) · The Prince of Egypt (1998) · The Road to El Dorado (2000) · Chicken Run (2000) · Shrek (2001) · Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) · Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) · Shrek 2 (2004) · Shark Tale (2004) · Madagascar (2005) · Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) · Over the Hedge (2006) · Flushed Away (2006) · Shrek the Third (2007) · Bee Movie (2007) · Kung Fu Panda (2008) · Madgascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) · Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) · How to Train Your Dragon (2010) · Shrek Forever After (2010) · Megamind (2010) · Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) · Puss in Boots (2011) · Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) · Rise of the Guardians (2012) · The Croods (2013) · Turbo (2013) · Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014) · How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) · Penguins of Madagascar (2014) · Home (2015) · Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) · Trolls (2016) · The Boss Baby (2017) · Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) · Mistaken Identity (2018) ·

Upcoming

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) · Everest (2019) · Trolls 2 (2020) · The Croods 2 (2020) · The Boss Baby 2 (2021) · Mistaken Identity 2 (2021) · Spooky Jack (2021)

Universal Animation Studios

Curious George (2006) · The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

Big Idea Entertainment

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002) · The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008)

Animated Films Distributed by Universal

The Snow Queen (1959) · Pinocchio in Outer Space (1969) · An American Tail (1986) · The Land Before Time (1988) · Jetsons: The Movie (1990) · An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) · We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) · Balto (1995) · Cassiopeia (2000) · Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003) · Tony Tom-Tom's Delivery Service (2003) · Tony 2: Across the Nation (2007) · Defender D (2011) · ROBLOX: The Movie (2011) · Uploaded (2012) · Defender 2D (2017) ·

Animated Films Distributed by Focus Features

Coraline (2009) · 9 (2009) · ParaNorman (2012) · The Boxtrolls (2014) · Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)