Checklist of Animated Features Slated for U.S. Release for 2017
1. YU-GI-OH! DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS (1/27/16) Screen Vision Media. D: Satoshi Kuwabara.
2. THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (2/10/17) Warner Bros. D: Chris McCay.
3. ROCK DOG (2/26/17) Summit. D: Ash Brannon.
4. THE BOSS BABY (3/31/17) Dreamworks-20th Century Fox. D: Tom McGrath.
5. SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE (4/7/17) Sony. D: Kelly Asbury.
6. MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA (4/14/17) GKids. D: Dash Shaw
7. SPARK: A SPACE TAIL (4/14/17) Open Road. D: Aaron Woodley
8. ANIMAL CRACKERS (4/21/17) D: Tony Bancroft, Scott Christian Sava.
9. CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS (6/2/17) Dreamworks. D: David Soren.
10. CARS 3 (6/16/17) Disney-Pixar. D: Brian Fee
111. DESPICABLE ME 3 (6/30/17) Universal (Illumination). D: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon.
12. THE GIRL WITH NO HANDS (2017 TBA) GKids. D: Sébastien Laudenbach
13. BLAZING SAMURAI (8/4/17) Open Road. D: Chris Bailey, Mark Koetsier.
14. THE NUT JOB 2 (8/18/17) D: Cal Brunker.
15. LEAP! (9/1/17) The Weinstein Company. D: Eric Summer, Éric Warin.
16. THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE (9/22/17) Warner Bros. D: Charlie Bean.
17. MY LITTLE PONY THE MOVIE (10/6/17) D: Jayson Thiessen.
18. THE EMOJI MOVIE (10/10/17) Sony. D: Tony Leondis.
19. IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD Shout! Factory. (Release date TBA). D: Sunao Katabuch.
20. THE STAR (11/10/17) Columbia Pictures. D: Timothy Reckart
21. COCO (11/22/17) Disney-Pixar. D: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina.
22. FERDINAND (12/15/17) 20th Century-Fox (Blue Sky). D: Carlos Saldanha.
NOTES: 2017 Limited-release theatricals (movies going Direct-to-Video (DVD, VOD but getting a theatrical billboard) began this year with ONE PIECE FILM: GOLD, directed by Hiroaki Miyamoto, on January 10th via Funimation. Studio Ghibli’s 1993 TV movie OCEAN WAVES, directed by Tomomi Mochizuki, got a U.S. theatrical release via Gkids on January 13th. Similarly, the 1993 anime feature SAILOR MOON R THE MOVIE, directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara, was also a limited U.S. release by Eleven Arts on the same date, January 13th (in Los Angeles at the Theater in the Ace Hotel). Denmark’s 2010 feature THE TROUBLE WITH TERKEL was given a token theatrical run in several U.S. cities on February 3rd, via Indican Pictures. BUNYAN AND BABE, directed by Tony Bancroft and Jim Rygiel, was given a limited NY/LA theatrical release by Cinedigm on February 3rd. Fathom Events, ELEVEN ARTS, and Aniplex held a one night theatrical for SWORD ART ONLINE THE MOVIE: ORDINAL SCALE, directed by Tomohiko Itō, on March 9th. Viva Pictures opened Spanish family film OZZY, directed by Alberto Rodríguez and Nacho La Casa, on April 21st.
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