Netflix has announced two new animated movies coming to the platform in 2024: a new SpongeBob SquarePants-themed movie titled Saving Bikini Bottom: The Sandy Cheeks Movie; And In your dreamsa comical adventure about a pair of siblings who magically travel to the world of dreams.
As part of a review of the 2023-2024 slate, Netflix Animation has revealed additional cast members for its summer release Nimonabased on the graphic novel by ND Stevenson, and has released first-look images and new art for the upcoming titles.
In Nickelodeon’s Liza Johnson-helmed Bikini Pantsall residents are suddenly pulled from the ocean and Sandy Cheeks and SpongeBob SquarePants travel to Texas to save the town from a vile conspiracy. The ensemble voice cast includes Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy Cheeks), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Wanda Sykes and Johnny Knoxville.
Produced by Kuku Studios, In your dreams is described as a comedic adventure about Stevie and her brother Elliot – two total opposites – who magically travel into the dream world with the mission to find The Sandman who will grant them their ultimate wish: to save their parents’ marriage. It is directed by Alex Woo and co-directed by Erik Benson.
Netflix has confirmed that NimonaPreviously announced cast members Chloë Grace Moretz (Nimona), Riz Ahmed (Ballister Boldheart) and Eugene Lee Yang (Ambrosius Goldenloin) are joined by a supporting cast including Frances Conroy, Lorraine Toussaint, Beck Bennett, RuPaul Charles, Indya Moore, Julio Torres and Sarah Sherman. Nimona began as a production of the former Blue Sky Studios and was discontinued when the studio was acquired by Disney as part of its acquisition of Fox. Nimona was revived by Annapurna Animation and is directed by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane.
Netflix has also released first-look images for several titles, including That Christmas(below) directed by Simon Otto (chief of character animation on the How To Train Your Dragon trilogy) and based on the children’s books by Academy Award-nominated writer Richard Curtis (Four weddings and a funeral). It is scheduled for a Christmas 2024 release.
A first look for 2024 Thelma the Unicornalso released the story of a pony who dreams of becoming a music star, led by Lynn Wang and Jared Hess.
Netflix has released new stills from several upcoming animated films.
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget: The sequel to the highest-grossing stop-motion film of all time, Chicken coop 2 is produced by Aardman (Wallace & Gromit) and directed by Sam Fell (Washed away). It is set to release this fall, with a voice cast led by Thandiwe Newton, Zachary Levi, Bella Ramsay, Imelda Staunton, David Bradley and Nick Mohammed.
The Monkey King: Scheduled for release this summer, the comedy follows a charismatic ape on an epic quest. It is directed by Anthony Stacchi (The Boxtrolls) and features a voice cast including Jimmy O. Yang, Bowen Yang, and Jo Koy.
Upcoming titles for 2023 are inclusive Lion, a fall release directed by Adam Sandler as a 74-year-old lizard and classmate. The voice cast also includes Bill Burr, Cecily Strong, Jason Alexander, Rob Schneider and Stephanie Hsu. Netflix’s animated movie also includes the 2024 release ultramanbased on the fictional superhero and directed by Shannon Tindle (Lost Ollie).