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This article is about all animated features produced by or released through Universal Pictures and its predecessors. For a list of features produced by Universal Animation Studios and its predecessors, see List of Universal Animation Studios films. For lists of features produced by other animation studios owned by NBCUniversal, see List of Illumination films and List of DreamWorks Animation productions.

This list of theatrical animated feature films consists of animated films released by Universal Pictures, the film division of Comcast through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal.

Universal Pictures releases films from Universal-owned and non-Universal owned animation studios. Most films listed below are from Universal Animation Studios which began as the feature animation department of Universal, producing its first feature-length animated film Ama and the Mysterious Crystal in 1997 and as of 2018 has produced a total of 23 feature films. Beginning with Despicable Me in 2010, Universal Pictures also released animated films by Illumination Entertainment, which was founded in 2007 by Chris Meledandri and became a division of Universal, and will release films by DreamWorks Animation starting with How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World in 2019.

Other studio units have also released films theatrically, namely Universal's former Gingo Animation unit (before it was spun off in 2005) and the studio's distribution unit, which acquires film rights from outside animation studios to release films under the Universal Pictures or Focus Features labels. For example, Laika's stop-motion animated features were released by Universal through its Focus Features label. Other studios globally have released films through Universal Pictures which maintains distribution rights in certain territories.

For the alternate version of the page that shows the lists that have been broken down categorically by sub-studio, etc., see here.

Films

Released

Color legend
Universal Animation Studios  
Gingo Animation  
Illumination Entertainment  
DreamWorks Animation  
Laika  
Other Universal studio  
Third-party studio  
Title Original theatrical release date[rls 1] Animation studio
King of Jazz[S] April 19, 1930 Universal Pictures  
The Snow Queen November 20, 1959[rls 2] Soyuzmultfilm  
Pinocchio in Outer Space December 22, 1965 Belvision Studios
Xanadu[S] August 8, 1980 Universal Pictures  
An American Tail November 21, 1986 Sullivan Bluth Studios  
The Land Before Time November 18, 1988
Jetsons: The Movie July 6, 1990 Hanna-Barbera Productions[st 1]
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West November 22, 1991 Amblimation  
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story November 24, 1993
Romeo and Juliet September 23, 1994 Gingo Animation  
Casper[S] May 26, 1995 Amblin Entertainment  
Ghost Vision October 27, 1995 Gingo Animation  
Balto[S] December 22, 1995 Amblimation  
Ama and the Mysterious Crystal September 26, 1997 Universal Animation Studios  
Galaxion July 2, 1999
Paint World December 25, 1999 Gingo Animation  
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle[S] June 30, 2000 Jay Ward Productions  
Cassiopeia September 1, 2000[rls 3] NDR Filmes  
Mistress Masham's Repose March 16, 2001 Universal Animation Studios  
The Gabriel Garza Movie July 31, 2002 Gingo Animation  
Me & Mobo September 27, 2002 Universal Animation Studios  
Magina March 7, 2003
Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem May 28, 2003 Toei Animation  
Tony Tom-Tom's Delivery Service[A] October 17, 2003 DJW Studios
Computeropolis July 2, 2004 Universal Animation Studios  
Zina and the Vivid Crew December 22, 2004[st 2] Gingo Animation  
M.I.S.S.I.O.N. July 1, 2005 Universal Animation Studios  
Curious George February 10, 2006 Imagine Entertainment  
BJ and Wally July 7, 2006 Universal Animation Studios  
Tony 2: Across the Nation[A] May 4, 2007 DJW Studios  
Computeropolis 2 July 6, 2007 Universal Animation Studios  
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie January 11, 2008 Big Idea Entertainment  
Swapped July 2, 2008 Universal Animation Studios  
The Tale of Despereaux December 19, 2008 Framestore Feature Animation  
Coraline[R] February 6, 2009 Laika[st 3]  
Woo La La March 13, 2009 Universal Animation Studios  
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! July 10, 2009 (Denmark)[rls 4] Imagine Entertainment  
9[A][R] September 9, 2009 Starz Animation[st 3]  
The Pandemoniums Movie November 25, 2009 Gingo Animation  
Computeropolis 3 March 5, 2010 Universal Animation Studios  
Despicable Me July 9, 2010 Illumination Entertainment  
Hop[S] April 1, 2011
Defender D June 3, 2011 DJW Studios  
ROBLOX: The Movie June 17, 2011[st 2] TjsWorld2011 Pictures
Gabriel Garza July 8, 2011 Universal Animation Studios  
The Lorax March 2, 2012 Illumination Entertainment  
Plucky Chicken July 27, 2012 Universal Animation Studios  
Uploaded August 10, 2012 TjsWorld2011 Pictures  
ParaNorman[R] August 17, 2012 Laika[st 3]  
Quest March 1, 2013 Universal Animation Studios  
Despicable Me 2 July 3, 2013 Illumination Entertainment  
Underdogs July 18, 2013 (Argentina)[st 2] Prana Studios  
Moshi Monsters: The Movie December 20, 2013[st 2] Spider Eye Productions
Gabriel Garza 2 July 2, 2014 Universal Animation Studios  
The Boxtrolls[R] September 26, 2014 Laika[st 3]  
Paradoria March 6, 2015 Universal Animation Studios  
Minions July 10, 2015 Illumination Entertainment  
Luna & Zak December 11, 2015 Universal Animation Studios  
Ratchet & Clank[R] April 29, 2016 Rainmaker Entertainment[st 4]  
The Secret Life of Pets July 8, 2016 Illumination Entertainment  
Kubo and the Two Strings[R] August 19, 2016 Laika[st 3]  
Imagimals September 9, 2016 Universal Animation Studios  
Ethel & Ernest October 28, 2016[st 2] Cloth Cat Animation  
Sing December 21, 2016 Illumination Entertainment  
Gabriel Garza 3 March 3, 2017 Universal Animation Studios  
Defender 2D April 26, 2017 DJW Studios  
Despicable Me 3 June 30, 2017 Illumination Entertainment  
Woody Woodpecker[S] October 5, 2017 (Brazil)[rls 4] Universal 1440 Entertainment  
Lix December 8, 2017 Universal Animation Studios  
Computeropolis: The Deep Web May 4, 2018
Cool Spot September 14, 2018 Gingo Animation  
The Grinch November 9, 2018 Illumination Entertainment  

Upcoming (schedule)

See also: Upcoming Universal Animation Studios films and List of Illumination films in production
Title Intended theatrical release date
by Universal Pictures
Animation Studio
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World[R] February 22, 2019 DreamWorks Animation  
Paradoria 2: Enchanted Realm March 22, 2019 Universal Animation Studios  
The Secret Life of Pets 2 June 7, 2019 Illumination Entertainment  
Abominable[R] September 27, 2019 DreamWorks Animation  
Luna & Zak: Level Two February 21, 2020 Universal Animation Studios  
Trolls World Tour[R] April 17, 2020 DreamWorks Animation  
Minions 2 July 3, 2020 Illumination Entertainment  
The Croods 2[R] September 18, 2020 DreamWorks Animation  
Sing 2 December 25, 2020 Illumination Entertainment  
Earth Farm February 19, 2021 Universal Animation Studios  
The Boss Baby 2[R] March 26, 2021 DreamWorks Animation  
Computeropolis 5 May 21, 2021 Universal Animation Studios  
Untitled film July 2, 2021 Illumination Entertainment  
Spooky Jack[R] September 17, 2021 DreamWorks Animation  
Untitled film[R] December 22, 2021
Hyper February 25, 2022 Universal Animation Studios  
Untitled films April 15, 2022 DreamWorks Animation  
July 1, 2022 Illumination Entertainment  
December 21, 2022
Untitled Super Mario Bros. animated film 2022
Untitled films February 24, 2023 Universal Animation Studios  
April 7, 2023 DreamWorks Animation  
June 30, 2023 Illumination Entertainment  
December 20, 2023 Universal Animation Studios  

Films in development

Title Animation studio
The Bad Guys[R] DreamWorks Animation  
Bauhaus Gone Bonkers! Universal Animation Studios  
Despicable Me 4 Illumination Entertainment  
Gabriel Garza 4 Universal Animation Studios  
Graffiti Dudes
Imagimals 2
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts[R] DreamWorks Animation  
Lix 2 Universal Animation Studios  
Mech-Girl
Mice and Mystics[R] DreamWorks Animation  
Untitled Pharrell Williams film Illumination Entertainment  
Polly and the Black Ink Universal Animation Studios  
Untitled Puss in Boots reboot[R] DreamWorks Animation  
Sector 7 Universal Animation Studios  
The Sentinel
Shadows[R] DreamWorks Animation  
Untitled Shrek reboot[R]
Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth[R]
Untitled Voltron film[R][S]
The Wizards of Once[R]
Yokai Samba[R]
SCombines live-action with animation.
RNot produced, but released by Universal Pictures under its label.
AAn adult animated production.

Notes

Release Notes

  1. Listed are the original theatrical release dates in the United States (or other non-U.S. territories) when the film was contributed by Universal. Different distributors are attributed and credited for distributing each film throughout the history of Universal.
  2. Original release date was 1957
  3. Original release date was April 1, 1996
  4. 4.0 4.1 Not released theatrically in the United States


Studio/Production Notes

  1. Originally released by Universal. Subsequently sold and now distributed by Warner Bros.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Released by Universal outside North America
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Released by Focus Features.
  4. Released by Gramercy Pictures.


See also


v - e - dUniversal Pictures theatrical animated features
Universal Animation Studios (Universal Animated Features)
Traditional-animated

Ama and the Mysterious Crystal (1997) · Galaxion (1999) · Paint World (1999) · Mistress Masham's Repose (2001) · Me & Mobo (2002) · Magina (2003)

Computer-animated

Computeropolis (2004) · M.I.S.S.I.O.N. (2005) · BJ and Wally (2006) · Computeropolis 2 (2007) · Swapped (2008) · Woo La La (2009) · Computeropolis 3 (2010) · Gabriel Garza (2011) · Plucky Chicken (2012) · Quest (2013) · Gabriel Garza 2 (2014) · Paradoria (2015) · Luna & Zak (2015) · Imagimals (2016) · Gabriel Garza 3 (2017) · Lix (2017) · Computeropolis: The Deep Web (2018)

Upcoming

Paradoria 2: Enchanted Realm (2019) · Luna & Zak: Level Two (2020) · Earth Farm (2021) · Computeropolis 5 (2021) · Hyper (2022)

Illumination

Despicable Me (2010) · Hop (2011) · The Lorax (2012) · Despicable Me 2 (2013) · Minions (2015) · The Secret Life of Pets (2016) · Sing (2016) · Despicable Me 3 (2017) · The Grinch (2018)

Upcoming

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) · Minions 2 (2020) · Sing 2 (2020)

DreamWorks Animation

Antz (1998) · The Prince of Egypt (1998) · The Road to El Dorado (2000) · Chicken Run (2000) · Shrek (2001) · Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) · Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) · Shrek 2 (2004) · Shark Tale (2004) · Madagascar (2005) · Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) · Over the Hedge (2006) · Flushed Away (2006) · Shrek the Third (2007) · Bee Movie (2007) · Kung Fu Panda (2008) · Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) · Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) · How to Train Your Dragon (2010) · Shrek Forever After (2010) · Megamind (2010) · Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) · Puss in Boots (2011) · Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) · Rise of the Guardians (2012) · The Croods (2013) · Turbo (2013) · Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) · How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) · Penguins of Madagascar (2014) · Home (2015) · Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) · Trolls (2016) · The Boss Baby (2017) · Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) ·

Upcoming

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) · Abominable (2019) · Trolls World Tour (2020) · The Croods 2 (2020) · The Boss Baby 2 (2021) · Spooky Jack (2021)

Big Idea Entertainment

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002) · The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008)

Animated Films Distributed by Universal

The Snow Queen (1959) · Pinocchio in Outer Space (1969) · An American Tail (1986) · The Land Before Time (1988) · Jetsons: The Movie (1990) · An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) · We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) · Romeo and Juliet (1994) · Ghost Vision (1995) · Balto (1995) · Cassiopeia (2000) · The Gabriel Garza Movie (2002) · Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003) · Tony Tom-Tom's Delivery Service (2003) · Zina and the Vivid Crew (2004) · Curious George (2006) · Tony 2: Across the Nation (2007) · The Tale of Despereaux (2008) · The Pandemoniums Movie (2009) · Defender D (2011) · ROBLOX: The Movie (2011) · Uploaded (2012) · Defender 2D (2017) ·

Animated Films Distributed by Focus Features

Coraline (2009) · 9 (2009) · ParaNorman (2012) · The Boxtrolls (2014) · Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)