18 16 animated movies planned to open wide in the US in 2017 (edit: Blazing Samurai, which was scheduled for August 4, has been delayed to 2018 or later). Movies might be added to or removed from the lineup during the year!
February 10 – Lego Batman (Warner Animation & Animal Logic)
February 24 – Rock Dog (Mandoo Pictures & Reel FX)
March 31 – Boss Baby (DreamWorks)
April 7 – Smurfs: The Lost Village (Sony)
April 14 – Spark: A Space Tail (ToonBox Entertainment)
June 2 – Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (DreamWorks & Mikros Image)
June 16 – Cars 3 (Pixar)
June 30 – Despicable Me 3 (Illumination Entertainment)
August 4 Moved to July 28 – The Emoji Movie (Sony) May 19 Moved to August 11 – The Nut Job 2 (ToonBox Entertainment) April 21 Moved to August 25 – Leap! (distributed by Weinstein)
September 22 – Lego Ninjago (Warner Animation & Animal Logic)
October 6 – My Little Pony: The Movie (Hasbro Studios & DHX Media)
November 10 – The Star (Sony & Cinesite Studios)
November 22 – Coco (Pixar)
December 22 Moved to December 15 – Ferdinand (Blue Sky) April 14 TBA – Charming (3QU Media) April 21 TBA – Animal Crackers (Blue Dream Studio)
I did not include the movies that might receive a limited theatrical release in 2017 (ie. movies like The Breadwinner and Your Name). It will be interesting to see if some of them actually make it to wide release. I’m crossing my fingers for The Breadwinner!