DreamWorks Animation has unveiled their full slate of upcoming releases - with some 12 CG-animated movies set for release between now and summer 2016.
The announcement came off the back of a new distribution deal with 20th Century Fox.
Among the sequels to some of DreamWorks’ biggest hits ( Kung Fu Panda 3 , How To Train Your Dragon 2 AND 3 ) there are some new titles, including the previously announced caveman comedy The Croods and supersnail flick Turbo .
Also on the list are Mr. Peabody And Sherman (based on the classic cartoon), Me And My Shadow , Happy Smekday! , spin-off The Penguins Of Madagascar , Trolls , Mumbai Musical and B.O.O.: Bureau Of Otherworldly Operations .
That’s quite a slate, and DreamWorks are showing no signs of jettisoning the star names that have always been a fixture of their animated films: Ryan Reynolds voices Turbo, and he also joins Nicolas Cage and Emma Stone in The Croods .
Happy Smekday! features Jim Parsons ( The Big Bang Theory ’s Sheldon) and Rihanna, while Seth Rogen will lend his guttural growl to an underachieving ghost in B.O.O.
It's nice to see some variety on the list: while we'd welcome any follow-ups to Dragon and Panda that could maintain the quality of the originals, all bases seem to be covered: comedy, (kid-friendly) horror, talking animals, and aliens. Even Bollywood gets a look in.
The Croods will be the first film you’ll see out of this bunch, and that arrives on 22 March 2013.