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10 Highly Anticipated Animation Films Of 2013

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We have been looking ahead to some of the Action Adventure Movies that will be heading our way next year and 2013 promises to be an amazing twelve months in the cinema. Animation studios like Pixar, DreamWorks, Disney have already announced their list of animated films till 2015. So there’s a lot to look forward to in animation film world too. We bring out guide to 2013 movies by looking at some of the breathtaking and visually stunning 3D animation films that will be coming our way.

1. Epic (2013)

Epic is an upcoming 3D animated fantasy film directed by Chris Wedge, the director of Ice Age (2002) and Robots (2005). Based on William Joyce’s children book “The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs”. It is being produced by Blue Sky Studios, and stars the voices of Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz, Steven Tyler, Aziz Ansari, Pitbull, with Beyoncé Knowles and Colin Farrell. The initial trailer looks visually amazing and full of fantasy adventure.Watch Trailer.

2. Despicable Me 2 (2013)

Despicable Me 2 is produced by Illumination Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures. It’s an upcoming 3D animated comedy film and the sequel to the 2010 animated film Despicable Me. Directed again by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, and written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. “Despicable Me” was a fun film. It is a simple story coated with wonderful moments, and characters that are pleasing to watch.With laughs, warm fuzzies, bad guys, cute kids, and little green minions, Despicable Me 2 could be another great animated film.Watch Trailer

3. Monsters University (2013)

Monsters University is an upcoming Pixar’s 3D animated monster-comedy film and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. This is Dan Scanlon’s first animated film as director. The first prequel to a Pixar film. It will be the fourteenth film produced by Pixar and will be the prequel to the 2001 film Monsters, Inc.. It had some great fun character, some awesome moments and some well placed comical moments.

John Goodman reprises his role as James P. Sullivan, with Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Tilly, Frank Oz, and John Ratzenberger reprising their roles as Mike Wazowski, Randall Boggs, Celia Mae, Jeff Fungus and the Abominable Snowman, respectively. Kelsey Grammer replaces James Coburn as the voice of Henry J. Waternoose III. Watch Trailer

4. The Croods (2013)

The Croods is an upcoming 3D animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. The first film from DreamWorks Animation to be distributed by 20th Century Fox.  The Croods is being written and directed by Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders, and produced by Kristine Belson and Jane Hartwell. The story is set in the prehistoric era, when a man’s position as a “Leader of the Hunt” is threatened by the arrival of a prehistoric genius who comes up with revolutionary new inventions like fire. Watch Trailer

5. Escape from Planet Earth (2013)

Rainmaker Entertainment’s Escape from Planet Earth is an upcoming 3D computer animated family film directed by Cal Brunker and distributed by The Weinstein Company (USA), Entertainment Film Distributors (UK). Cal Brunker worked as Art Director in Despicable Me (2010), Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) and 9 (2009). It stars Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, James Gandolfini and Craig Robinson

6. Tarzan 3D (2013)

Constantin Film Production’s Tarzan 3D is an upcoming 3D animated motion capture, family film based on Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs and directed by German producer Reinhard Klooss. The film will star Kellan Lutz, Spencer Locke, Anton Zetterholm and Jaime Ray Newman. The screenplay was written by Reinhard Klooss, Jessica Postigo and Yoni Brenner. The film is about Tarzan and Jane Porter, and their adventure ride, must face an army sent by the CEO of Greystroke Energies, the very man who took over the company after Tarzan’s parents died in a plane crash. Watch Trailer

7. The Smurfs 2 (2013)

The Smurfs 2 is an upcoming 3D animated family comedy film directed again by Raja Gosnell and a sequel to the 2011 film The Smurfs. Produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures. It Stars Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick, Harris Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara. New cast includes Christina Ricci and J. B. Smoove as members of the Naughties, and Brendan Gleeson as Patrick Winslow’s stepfather. The Smurfs are endearing and very cute. Hope that it’s better than The Smurfs 1. Watch Trailer

8. Dorothy of Oz (2013)

Dorothy of Oz is an upcoming animated film Directed by     Dan St. Pierre and Will Finn, and based on the book of the same name by Roger Stanton Baum. It is being produced by Summertime Entertainment, the family entertainment division of Alpine Pictures. It stars Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Hilty, Martin Short, and Patrick Stewart. Watch Trailer

9. Turbo (2013)

Turbo is an upcoming DreamWorks’s 3D animated sports comedy film directed by David Soren and distributed by 20th Century Fox. David Soren worked as story artist in Shark Tale (2004), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) and Shrek (2001). The film features an ordinary garden snail whose dream to become the fastest snail in the world comes true. Along with Ryan Reynolds, who stars as the titular character, the film also features: Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Luis Guzman, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Snoop Dogg and Samuel L. Jackson. Watch Trailer

10. Frozen (2013)

Frozen is an upcoming Walt Disney’s 3D animated musical fantasy-comedy film directed by “Tarzan” Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen. It will be the 53rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The film will feature the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel in speaking as well as singing roles. Watch Trailer

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