20th Century Fox has always been a trailblazer when it comes to creating innovative and endearing animated films.
From much-loved franchises such as ‘Ice Age’ and ‘Rio’ to the hugely popular ‘The Simpsons Movie’, Fox has an ability to merge original concepts and A-list talent to form brilliantly popular films for all ages; and its upcoming slate proves that the only way is up for the studio.
Fox has just announced three animated films that will be hitting our screens in 2019/20, and trust us when we say that you are not going to be disappointed
‘Spies In Disguise’
Tonight it was confirmed that Will Smith and Tom Holland have signed up to Fox’s 2019 animated film ‘Spies In Disguise’, with Smith providing the voice of Lance Sterling – a not-so-top-secret spy who loves the spotlight and is determined to make a name for himself.
With Holland taking on the role of Lance’s sidekick, Walter, there is guaranteed comedy as cool-as-a-cucumber Lance accidentally turns himself into a pigeon during his mission to take down baddie Killian.
Despite being animated, ‘Spies In Disguise’ promises all of the traditions of a typical spy movie; including epic car chases, exotic locations, innovative gadgets and a brilliant soundtrack, with the film being dubbed an entirely animated ’21 Jump Street’/’Skyfall’ hybrid.
‘Bob’s Burgers’ is confirmed to be following in ‘The Simpsons” footsteps with a feature length film, with fans of the cartoon being told to expect “humour, warmth, and authenticity” as the Belcher family’s mishaps and misdoings make their way to cinemas across the globe.
Although the storyline for the film is being kept top-secret for now, Fox is confident that the family dynamic will prove relatable to all audiences; whether they’ve seen the TV series or not.
The richly-developed characters are already a huge hit, with the Emmy-winning programme winning an army of devoted fans during its six years on air.
Famed for its original music as well as its classic comedy, the ‘Bob’s Burgers’ film will feature a whole load of brand new musical numbers and is due for release in the summer of 2020.
It’s not just TV shows that Fox is bringing to life in the coming years, with Noelle Stevenson’s bestselling graphic novel, ‘Nimona’, also getting the big screen treatment in early 2020.
Billed as “epic, fun and full of heart”, ‘Nimona’ follows the title character – a magical 13-year-old girl who is struggling to find her place in the world; which isn’t too surprising considering she is secretly a shapeshifter.
Merging all of the conventions of classic fairytales and the modern world, Nimona is guaranteed to become every child’s new hero as she teams up with a disgraced knight in order to win back his honour and expose the kingdom’s corrupt government organisation.
With a focus on heroes, villains and monsters, ‘Nimona’ will explore the complexity of identity and the importance of loving who we are.
‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’
Finally, Fox are completely delving into the world of technology for their November 2020 animated film ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’, which focuses on the “difficult challenge” of children’s friendships and the impact of social media.
Dreaming up a world where the next generation of iPad is actually a fully functional, walking, talking robot friend, ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ focuses on 11-year-old Barney, the only kid in his town to not have a robot.
His eccentric family finally manage to get him a broken one, Ron, who is described as a “charming, adorable idiot” – and doesn’t have half the features that he should do; forcing Barney to train the bot on how to be his friend.
What follows is an epic and heartwarming adventure that is sure to teach the audience the true meaning of friendship in a world of algorithms and social media.