Here’s a list of foreign movies set to come out in 2018. I also included a few late 2017 movies that I hadn’t talked about last year and that will keep expanding in 2018.
4 January 2018 (Russia release of a 2017 French movie) – Tall Tales: The Magical Garden
11 January 2018 (Thailand) – The Legend of Muay Thai: 9 Satra
12 January 2018 (China) – Have a Nice Day
2 February 2018 (Pakistan) – Allahyar and The Legend of Markhor
2 February 2018 (Iceland) – Ploey: You Never Fly Alone
8 February 2018 (Hungary release of a 2017 Danish movie) – The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear
23 February 2018 (Quebec) – Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly and Simon
24 February 2018 (Japan) – Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana o Kazarou
1 March 2018 (Germany) – Maya the Bee: The Honey Games
2 March 2018 (UK) – Monster Family
7 March 2018 (Ukraine) – The Stolen Princess
28 March 2018 (France) – White Fang
1 April 2018 (Mexico) – Ana y Bruno
Aprils 21, 2018 – Liz and the Blue Bird (Japan)
April 26, 2018 – Kikoriki: Deja Vu (Russia)
24 May 2018 (Germany) – Luis and the Aliens
20 July 2018 (Japan) – Mirai of the Future
August 2018 (China) – Crystal Sky of Yesterday
5 December 2018 (France) – Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion
UNCERTAIN RELEASE DATES
- Gnome Alone (Canada) – This was supposed to be released in 2017, but it was pushed.
- Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad (Canada)- This was supposed to released in January 2018.
- Troll: The Tale of a Tail (Canada) – This was supposed to come out in late 2017.
- Charming (Canada) – This has had a trailer for while, but no release date.
- Another Day of Life (Poland) – This war film has been in the works for some time.
- Chris the Swiss (Switzerland) – This war film has a festival debut in January 2018.
- Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarfs (South Korea) – This started an ad campaign, but it seriously backfired when it was perceived as body-shaming. Will it pull through?
- Dia de muertos (Mexico) – This film was supposed to come out in October 2017 against Coco, but it didn’t make it. Could it be aiming for October 2018?
- Kung Food (China) – This is based on a Chinese TV series.
- Ping Pong Rabbit (China) – This has been taunted for a release since 2016.
- Cinderella the Cat (Italy) – This had a 2017 festival premiere.
- Virus Tropical (Colombia) – This had a 2017 festival premiere.
- Lila’s Book (Colombia) – This had a theatrical release in Colombia 2017, but I’m hoping to will reach other countries in 2018. Maybe Gkids could pick it up?
- Here Comes the Grump (Mexico) – Set for 2018.
- Implosion: Zero Day (Taiwan) – This is supposed to release in August 2018.
- Marnie’s World (Germany) – Set for 2018.
WHAT’S AVAILABLE IN THE US
See my 2018 US animation calendar published last week. It starts with six foreign movies!