List of Sony theatrical animated feature films

This list of theatrical animated feature films consists of animated films produced or released by Sony Pictures, the film division of Sony.

Sony releases films from Sony-owned and non-Sony owned animation studios. Most films listed below are from Sony Pictures Animation which began as a feature animation department of Sony, producing its first feature-length animated film Open Season in 2006. Beginning with 1001 Arabian Nights in 1959, Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures have released animated films by other production companies, such as United Productions of America, Aardman Animations, Marvel Entertainment, Madhouse, Aniplex, Funimation and Rovio Animation. Additionally, Sony Pictures's Japanese division has helped co-produce and release anime films in that country, such as Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Tokyo Godfathers, Paprika, Legend of the Millennium Dragon and Marvel Anime Films etc.

Other Studio units have also released films theatrically, primarily the studio's distribution unit Sony Pictures Releasing, which acquires film rights from outside animation studios to release films under the Columbia Pictures or TriStar Pictures film labels.

FilmsEdit

ReleasedEdit

Color legend
Sony Pictures Animation  
Madhouse  
Aniplex  
Funimation Films  
Other Sony studio  
Third-party studio  
Live-action/animation hybrid S
Not produced by Sony, but released under its label. R
Title Original theatrical release date[rls 1] Animation studio
1001 Arabian Nights December 1, 1959 United Productions of America (UPA)  
The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon January 1, 1964[rls 2] Toei Animation
Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! June 3, 1964 Hanna-Barbera
The Magic World of Topo Gigio November 26, 1965[rls 3] Cinecidi
The Man Called Flintstone August 3, 1966 Hanna-Barbera
Jack and the Beanstalk February 13, 1976[rls 4] Group TAC
American Pop February 13, 1981 Bakshi Productions
Heavy Metal August 7, 1981
Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation March 21, 1986 Nelvana
Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw March 18, 1988 Wang Film Productions[st 1]
The Swan Princess November 18, 1994 Rich Animation Studios and New Line Cinema
Memories March 28, 1996[rls 5][st 2] Madhouse[st 1]  
Heavy Metal 2000 July 10, 2000 CinéGroupe  
The Trumpet of the Swan May 11, 2001 RichCrest Animation Studios[st 1]
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within July 11, 2001 Square Pictures
Metropolis January 25, 2002[rls 6][st 2] Madhouse[st 1]  
Eight Crazy Nights November 27, 2002 Happy Madison Productions  
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie May 16, 2003[rls 7][st 2] Bones and Sunrise[st 3]
Tokyo Godfathers November 8, 2003[st 2] Madhouse  
The Triplets of Belleville February 13, 2004[rls 8][rls 9] Les Armateurs[st 4]  
Steamboy March 18, 2005[rls 10] Sunrise[st 5]
Monster House July 21, 2006 ImageMovers and Amblin Entertainment
Open Season September 29, 2006 Sony Pictures Animation  
Tekkonkinkreet[R] December 22, 2006[st 2] Aniplex  
Surf's Up June 8, 2007 Sony Pictures Animation  
Paprika June 22, 2007[rls 11][st 2] Madhouse[st 4]  
Persepolis February 22, 2008[rls 12][rls 9] The Kennedy/Marshall Company[st 4]  
The Sky Crawlers[R] August 2, 2008 Production I.G and Warner Bros. Japan
Waltz with Bashir August 29, 2008[rls 13] Razor Film Produktion[st 4]
Resident Evil: Degeneration October 18, 2008 Digital Frontier
Open Season 2 January 27, 2009[rls 14] Sony Pictures Animation  
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs September 18, 2009
Planet 51 November 20, 2009[rls 9] Ilion Animation Studios[st 1]  
Open Season 3 January 25, 2011[rls 14] Sony Pictures Animation  
The Illusionist February 11, 2011[rls 15][rls 9] Django Films and Warner Bros.[st 4]  
Legend of the Millennium Dragon April 29, 2011[st 2] Studio Pierrot
The Smurfs[S] July 29, 2011 Sony Pictures Animation  
Arthur Christmas[R] November 23, 2011 Sony Pictures Animation and Aardman Animations
The Adventures of Tintin December 21, 2011[st 2] Amblin Entertainment, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies  
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists![R] April 27, 2012 Sony Pictures Animation and Aardman Animations  
Zambezia July 3, 2012 Triggerfish Animation Studios[st 6]  
Starship Troopers: Invasion July 21, 2012[st 2] Stage 6 Films  
Hotel Transylvania September 28, 2012 Sony Pictures Animation  
Resident Evil: Damnation October 27, 2012[st 2] Digital Frontier  
Iron Man: Rise of Technovore[R] April 24, 2013[st 2] Madhouse and Marvel Entertainment  
The Smurfs 2[S] July 31, 2013 Sony Pictures Animation  
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 September 27, 2013
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher[R] March 25, 2014[st 2] Madhouse and Marvel Entertainment  
Hotel Transylvania 2 September 25, 2015 Sony Pictures Animation  
Goosebumps[R][S] October 16, 2015 Sony Pictures Animation, Village Roadshow Pictures and Original Film
Open Season: Scared Silly March 8, 2016[rls 14] Sony Pictures Animation
The Angry Birds Movie May 20, 2016 Rovio Animation  
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV July 9, 2016[st 7][st 2] Aniplex and Visual Works  
Sausage Party August 12, 2016 Nitrogen Studios  
The Red Turtle January 20, 2017[rls 16][rls 9] Studio Ghibli[st 4]
Smurfs: The Lost Village April 7, 2017 Sony Pictures Animation  
Your Name April 22, 2017[rls 17][rls 9] Toho
(English dub handled by Funimation Films)
 
Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale April 22, 2017[rls 18][rls 9] Aniplex[st 8]  
Resident Evil: Vendetta June 19, 2017[st 2] Stage 6 Films[st 8]  
The Emoji Movie July 28, 2017 Sony Pictures Animation  
Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars August 21, 2017[rls 9][st 2] Stage 6 Films  
The Star November 17, 2017 Sony Pictures Animation, Affirm Films, Walden Media and The Jim Henson Company  
Peter Rabbit[R][S] February 9, 2018 Sony Pictures Animation and Animal Logic
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation July 13, 2018 Sony Pictures Animation
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes September 25, 2018[rls 19][rls 9] Funimation Films, Bones and Toho Animation  
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween[R][S] October 12, 2018 Sony Pictures Animation and Original Film  
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse December 14, 2018 Sony Pictures Animation and Marvel Entertainment
Ruben Brandt, Collector February 15, 2019[rls 20][rls 9] Ruben Brandt Production[st 4][1]  
The Angry Birds Movie 2 August 14, 2019[2][3][4] Sony Pictures Animation and Rovio Animation  
Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl[R] October 2, 2019[rls 21][rls 9] Aniplex and Funimation Films  
Tabaluga December 27, 2019[st 2] Awesometown Entertainment, Tempest Film and Trixter  
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising February 26, 2020[rls 22][rls 9] Funimation Films, Bones and Toho Animation  
The Barkers: Mind the Cats! December 24, 2020[st 2] Melnitsa Animation Studio and CTB Film Company  
Horse Julius and Big Horse Racing December 31, 2020[st 2]
Wish Dragon January 15, 2021[st 2][rls 14][5] Sony Pictures Animation  
Secret Magic Control Agency March 18, 2021[st 2] Wizart Animation, QED International and CTB Film Company  
Violet Evergarden: The Movie March 30, 2021[rls 23][rls 9] Funimation Films and Kyoto Animation  
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train April 23, 2021[rls 24][rls 9] Aniplex and Funimation Films  
The Mitchells vs. the Machines April 23, 2021[st 2] Sony Pictures Animation  

UpcomingEdit

Title Intended theatrical release date
by Columbia Pictures/
Sony Pictures Releasing
Animation studio
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway[R][S] June 18, 2021[6] Animal Logic  
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania July 23, 2021[7] Sony Pictures Animation  
Untitled Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel October 7, 2022[8][9] Sony Pictures Animation and Marvel Entertainment
Chickenhare[R] 2022[st 2][10] NWave Pictures  

Highest-grossing filmsEdit

  indicates films playing in theaters around the world in the week commencing 4 May 2021.

This list does not include films combining live-action with animation.

Rank Film Gross Studio Year Ref.
1 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation $528,583,774 Sony Pictures Animation 2018 [11]
2 Hotel Transylvania 2 $473,226,958 2015 [12]
3 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse $375,414,637 2018 [13]
4 The Adventures of Tintin $373,993,951 Amblin Entertainment
Paramount Pictures
2011 [14]
5 Hotel Transylvania $358,375,603 Sony Pictures Animation 2012 [15]
6 The Angry Birds Movie $352,333,929 Rovio Entertainment 2016 [16]
7 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $274,325,949 Sony Pictures Animation 2013 [17]
8 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs $243,006,126 2009 [18]
9 The Emoji Movie $217,776,646 2017 [19]
10 Smurfs: The Lost Village $197,183,546 2017 [20]

NotesEdit

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 Sony. Different distributors are attributed and credited for distributing each film throughout the history of Sony.
  2. ^ Original release date was March 24, 1963
  3. ^ Original release date was 1961
  4. ^ Original release date was July 20, 1974
  5. ^ Original release date was December 23, 1995
  6. ^ Original release date was May 26, 2001
  7. ^ Original release date was September 1, 2001
  8. ^ Original release date was June 11, 2003
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Released by Sony Pictures in the United States.
  10. ^ Original release date was July 17, 2004
  11. ^ Original release date was November 25, 2006
  12. ^ Original release date was June 27, 2007
  13. ^ Original release date was June 5, 2008
  14. ^ a b c d Not released theatrically in the United States
  15. ^ Original release date was June 16, 2010
  16. ^ Original release date was June 29, 2016
  17. ^ Original release date was August 26, 2016
  18. ^ Original release date was February 18, 2017
  19. ^ Original release date was August 3, 2018
  20. ^ Original release date was June 22, 2018
  21. ^ Original release date was June 15, 2018
  22. ^ Original release date was December 20, 2019
  23. ^ Original release date was September 18, 2020
  24. ^ Original release date was October 16, 2020

Studio/Production Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e Released by TriStar Pictures.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Released by Sony Pictures outside North America
  3. ^ Released by Destination Films.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Released by Sony Pictures Classics.
  5. ^ Released by Triumph Films.
  6. ^ Released by Cinema Management Group outside North America
  7. ^ Released by Stage 6 Films
  8. ^ a b Released by Kadokawa in Japan

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RUBEN BRANDT, COLLECTOR - a Sony Pictures Classics release". 15 February 2019. Retrieved 16 February 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Anthony D'Alessandro. "'Angry Birds 2' To Fly In Late Summer 2019". Deadline. Retrieved October 20, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Lesnick, Silas (April 26, 2017). "Masters of the Universe Movie Sets December 2019 Release". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved April 27, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Beck, Jeff. "Sony's ANGRY BIRDS 2 nests in theaters 2 weeks earlier—now set for September. 6, 2019 instead of Sept. 20". Twitter. Exhibitor Relations. Retrieved June 27, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ @RadSechrist (October 19, 2020). "I was head of story on this movie back before Kipo, comes out next year. Love the design of this poster" (Tweet). Archived from the original on October 21, 2020 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Kit, Borys (May 4, 2018). "'Peter Rabbit 2' in the Works From Sony Pictures". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 5, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (February 26, 2019). "'Hotel Transylvania 4' To Open Doors Christmas Season 2021". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  8. ^ Gonzalez, Umberto (November 1, 2019). "'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Sequel Lands Spring 2022 Release Date". TheWrap. Retrieved November 1, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Sony Pictures Animation [@SonyAnimation] (1 Nov 2019). "April 8, 2022 #SpiderVerse" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (8 February 2021). "Sony Pictures Intl. Productions, Ben Stassen, Matthieu Zeller Team on 'Chickenhare' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation". Box Office Mojo.
  12. ^ "Hotel Transylvania 2". Box Office Mojo.
  13. ^ "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse". Box Office Mojo.
  14. ^ "The Adventures of Tintin". Box Office Mojo.
  15. ^ "Hotel Transylvania". Box Office Mojo.
  16. ^ "The Angry Birds Movie". Box Office Mojo.
  17. ^ "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2". Box Office Mojo.
  18. ^ "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs". Box Office Mojo.
  19. ^ "The Emoji Movie". Box Office Mojo.
  20. ^ "Smurfs: The Lost Village". Box Office Mojo.

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