List of American theatrical animated feature films

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This list of theatrical animated feature films consists of animated films released theatrically, whether wide or limited, in the United States, as well as films made in the United States, but released theatrically in other countries.

Made-for-TV and direct-to-video films will not be featured on this list, unless they have had a theatrical release in some form. Primarily live-action films with heavy use of special effects are also not included.

Films[edit]

Released[edit]

Title U.S. release date Accompanying short Medium Studio Distributor Running time Budget Box office RT MC MPA rating Note
Academy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons April 23, 1937 (matinee)[1]
May 19, 1937 (official release, released on a double-bill with Dreaming Lips)[2]
N/A Traditional animation Walt Disney Productions United Artists 41 N/A N/A N/A N/A NR The first animated film from Walt Disney before Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs December 21, 1937 (Carthay Circle Theatre)
February 4, 1938 (official release)
RKO Pictures 83 $1,499,000 $66,596,803 98% 14 The very first animated film from Walt Disney and the first Disney Princess.
Gulliver's Travels December 22, 1939 Fleischer Studios Paramount Pictures 76 $700,000 $700,000 69% N/A The first animated film from Paramount Pictures, the first non-Disney animated film and the first animated film to be put in the public domain.
Pinocchio February 7, 1940 (Center Theatre)
February 23, 1940 (official release)
Walt Disney Productions RKO Pictures 88 $2,289,247 $38,976,570 100% 17 The second animated film from Walt Disney.
Fantasia November 13, 1940 Traditional animation/Live action 126 $2,280,000 $42,850,000 94% The third animated film from Walt Disney, the first Disney animated film to have live action footage and the first animated feature film to be presented in stereophonic surround sound.
The Reluctant Dragon June 20, 1941 74 $600,000 $960,000 N/A N/A The second Disney animated film with live action.
Dumbo October 23, 1941 (New York City)
October 31, 1941 (official release)
Traditional animation 64 $950,000 $950,000 98% 11 The fourth animated film from Walt Disney. Also spawned into a 2019 live-action remake of the same name.
Mr. Bug Goes to Town December 5, 1941 (official release)
February 13, 1942 (California)
February 20, 1942 (New York City)
Fleischer Studios Paramount Pictures 78 N/A $241,000 71% N/A The second animated film from Paramount Pictures.
Bambi August 9, 1942 (London)
August 13, 1942 (New York City)
August 21, 1942 (official release)
Walt Disney Productions RKO Pictures 70 90%
Saludos Amigos August 24, 1942 (Rio de Janeiro)
February 6, 1943 (Boston)
February 19, 1943 (official release)
Traditional animation/Live action 42 83%
Victory Through Air Power July 17, 1943 United Artists 70 N/A
The Three Caballeros December 21, 1944 (Mexico City)
February 3, 1945 (official release)
RKO Pictures 72 82%
Make Mine Music April 20, 1946 (New York City)
August 15, 1946 (official release)
Traditional animation 68 70%

Upcoming[edit]

Film Scheduled release date Distributor Animation studio Notes
The Croods: A New Age November 25, 2020 Universal Pictures DreamWorks Animation
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway January 15, 2021 Columbia Pictures Animal Logic
Rumble January 29, 2021 Paramount Pictures Paramount Animation and Reel FX Animation Studios
Tom and Jerry March 5, 2021 Warner Bros. Pictures Warner Animation Group
Raya and the Last Dragon March 12, 2021 Walt Disney Pictures Walt Disney Animation Studios
The Boss Baby: Family Business March 26, 2021 Universal Pictures DreamWorks Animation
Bob's Burgers: The Movie April 9, 2021 20th Century Studios 20th Century Animation and Bento Box Entertainment
Ron's Gone Wrong April 23, 2021 20th Century Animation and Locksmith Animation
Spirit Riding Free May 14, 2021 Universal Pictures DreamWorks Animation
Vivo June 4, 2021 Columbia Pictures Sony Pictures Animation
Luca June 18, 2021 Walt Disney Pictures Pixar
Minions: The Rise of Gru July 2, 2021 Universal Pictures Illumination
Space Jam: A New Legacy July 16, 2021 Warner Bros. Pictures Warner Animation Group and Warner Bros. Animation Live-action/animation film
Hotel Transylvania 4 August 6, 2021 Columbia Pictures Sony Pictures Animation
PAW Patrol: The Movie August 20, 2021 Paramount Pictures Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Movies and Mikros Image
The Bad Guys September 17, 2021 Universal Pictures DreamWorks Animation
Untitled My Little Pony film September 24, 2021 Paramount Pictures Paramount Animation and Allspark Pictures
The Addams Family 2 October 22, 2021 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Cinesite Studios
Clifford the Big Red Dog November 5, 2021 Paramount Pictures Scholastic Entertainment Live-action/animation film
Encanto November 24, 2021 Walt Disney Pictures Walt Disney Animation Studios
Sing 2 December 22, 2021 Universal Pictures Illumination
Nimona January 14, 2022 20th Century Studios Blue Sky Studios
Luck February 18, 2022 Paramount Pictures Skydance Animation and Ilion Animation Studios
Untitled Pixar film #1 March 11, 2022 Walt Disney Pictures Pixar
Untitled DreamWorks Animation film #1 April 15, 2022 Universal Pictures DreamWorks Animation
DC Super Pets May 20, 2022 Warner Bros. Pictures Warner Animation Group
Untitled Pixar film #2 June 17, 2022 Walt Disney Pictures Pixar
Untitled Illumination film #1 July 1, 2022 Universal Pictures Illumination
Under the Boardwalk July 22, 2022 Paramount Pictures Paramount Animation
Untitled DreamWorks Animation film #2 September 23, 2022 Universal Pictures DreamWorks Animation
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 October 7, 2022 Columbia Pictures Sony Pictures Animation
Untitled Walt Disney Animation Studios film #1 November 23, 2022 Walt Disney Pictures Walt Disney Animation Studios
Untitled Illumination film #2 December 21, 2022 Universal Pictures Illumination
The Tiger's Apprentice February 10, 2023 Paramount Pictures Paramount Animation
Untitled DreamWorks Animation film #3 April 7, 2023 Universal Pictures DreamWorks Animation
Untitled Pixar film #3 June 16, 2023 Walt Disney Pictures Pixar
Untitled Illumination film #3 June 30, 2023 Universal Pictures Illumination
Untitled Walt Disney Animation Studios film #2 November 22, 2023 Walt Disney Pictures Walt Disney Animation Studios

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Untitled Clipping". Denton Journal. April 16, 1937. p. 1. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Bergner in New Film". Times Union. May 11, 1937. p. 15. Retrieved July 1, 2020.

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