Liked This Summer’s Movie Lineup? Wait Until Next Year!

The summer of 2017 has been a good one, both for live action and for animated feature films. If you happily spent your money at the movies at least three times a month for each month of summer, you are not alone. If you went to see (or took your kids to see) any of the animated films (of which there were eight, almost half of which were long-anticipated sequels), then you will love the upcoming animated movies for Summer 2018. Let's take a sneak peek.

Sequels Galore

Yes, there were plenty of sequels from major animation companies in 2017, but there are more on the way. Studios like Disney and Pixar always capitalize on their trilogies, regardless of how old or new the animated characters and story lines are. Second and third sequels are wrapping up the editing process now, with projected release dates for June and July of 2018.

Original Features

Working titles being what they are, you cannot be sure that the final products will be titled the same. International animators are releasing their own tales, some of which are culturally interesting. They promise to be both educational and entertaining. Additionally, companies like Sony Pictures Animation are also releasing trilogies to films that did reasonably well in the past. You will have to see the trailers and coming attractions in theaters to hear more about these films. Some may only be released to select theaters, too, since they involve Japanese animation and the like.

Newer Animation Companies

Breaking through the film industry via animation is a good way to get things started. Some newer animation companies will be attempting their breakthrough animation films in Summer 2018. The competition will be fierce, but there might be a "pearl" or two among these newbie releases. 

Buy Your Tickets in Advance

When it comes to big summer animated movies, you should buy your tickets in advance. Seats fill up fast, and the hotter the weather and the anticipated film, the fuller the movie theater. Most movie theaters and online ticketing agents begin selling box office tickets to these movies about a month in advance. If you wait just a little bit, you may get some special perk in the process, such as watching the new movie with the one or two movies in the series that preceded it, or an exclusive movie poster. Of course, the longer you wait, the bigger the risk you take with getting tickets. Check out upcoming movies, such as through Rotoscopers.