Best Animation Films Of 2020

Sonic The Hedgehog Movie

Best Animation Films Of 2020. By Claudia Jeffrey.

The Popularity of Animated Films 

It goes without saying that with progress in technology and the tremendous breakthroughs over the years that have revolutionized how animation in movies work, audiences are enthralled to see a new movie hit the big screen every year.

According to, the global animation market hit 259 billion US dollars in 2018 and is expected to reach $270 billion by 2020. No wonder movies like the Lion King’s 2019 remake, the Frozen films, as well as the Incredibles sequel and the Minions movie all made over $1.15 billion each worldwide. The masses genuinely enjoy watching a fascinating animated film, and this year in 2020, big hits are coming your way!  

Must Watch Animated Films for 2020 

Sonic The Hedgehog 

IMDB Popularity Score: 21 (- 2)

Release Date: February 14, 2019 (Spain)

While the initial trailer got everybody scared and talking about Sonic’s human teeth and how ugly they looked, the new trailer made some quick changes to get people’s votes back for this upcoming thrilling ride of a movie. While popular opinion is low but we are sure many would love to buy the movie jacket once it hit stores after the feature film’s big release on the silver screen this year. Plus, you’ve got Jim Carrey playing as the main antagonist for the film! What else can you ask for?

Superman: Red Son 

IMDB Popularity Score: N/A

Release Date: February 25, 2020

An alternate take on how Superman would have been if his space ship landed in the USSR. The plot revolves around Superman being raised and trained as the ultimate weapon for the Soviet Union, helping them win wars on the battlefield. The premise of this DC reiteration with a big twist has enough grit in it to make Kal-El’s fans running to the cinema to get tickets. Watch Superman, and his story unfolds like never seen before. All we can do is hope for is a great ending for this one!


IMDB Popularity Score: 359 (+ 254)

Release Date: March 4, 2020 (France)

Set in a fantasy and fictional world where magical beings live in communities and go about their everyday lives as we do, Onward shares a heartwarming story of two teenage elf brothers and their journey of self-discovery. The boys go on an adventure to meet their father one last time, who passed away into the afterlife when the kids were too young to remember him. We bet you will be more impressed with this one than the Missing Link, which came out in 2019. 


IMDB Popularity Score: 492 (+158)

Release Date: May 13, 2020 (France)

With the plot to unleash Cerberus, the ghost dog upon the world underway, members of the Mystery Machine learn of Scooby’s epic destiny and secret legacy never been revealed to audiences before. Get your tickets and Scooby snacks early before times run out. Watch the world’s favorite Great Dane get back into action and adventure with his best pall Norville “Shaggy” Rogers as they try to solve another mystery and escape the mayhem that follows. Animation and graphics for this one are spot-on fantastic to say the least! Scooby dooby dooo!!! 

Minions The Rise of Guru 

IMDB Popularity Score: 115 (+ 1,434)

Release Date: July 3, 2020 (United States)

Coming off as a direct sequel to the super smash hit of 2015, Minions The Movie, this latest installment in the franchise will delve into the untold story of how Felonious Gru came to be known as the world’s greatest supervillain. The movie will be primarily based on his exploits during the pre-teen years that he intentionally committed to impress the council of supervillains known as Vicious 6 so that he too can become a member himself.  

The One and Only Ivan 

IMDB Popularity Score: N/A

Release Date: August 12, 2020 (France)

Based on the children’s novel of the same name, the movie is set to follow the same plot as the book with Mike White taking the duty of writing the screenplay for the feature-length film. Since the movie is scheduled to release after the summer break, we recommend you hire a coursework service UK for your academic work. At the same time, you hit the local cinema with family and friends to watch this epic story unfold on the big screen with a big bag of popcorns on your lap. 

Raya and the Last Dragon 

IMDB Popularity Score: 1,466 (+95)

Release Date: November 25, 2020 (India)

This upcoming American animated fantasy film by Walt Disney Studios shares the story of a warrior named Raya, who embarks on a journey determined to find the last dragon in the fictional realm of Lumandra. Centering on themes such as a re-imagined Earth that is inhabited by an ancient civilization plus with Awkwafina and Cassie Steele in leading roles, be sure to experience a gripping storyline with fantastic visuals that will make you glued to your seats the entire length of the feature.

The Croods 2 

IMDB Popularity Score: 1,558 (+122)

Release Date: December 23, 2020 (India)

Making a splash on the big screen with its first part The Croods in 2013 and earning more than half a billion US dollars to make it rank as the 38th highest-grossing animated movie of all time, get ready for the exciting sequel set to hit theaters this year. Ryan Reynolds, Nicolas Cage, and Emma Stone will be reprising their roles set in the previous movie. This time around, the story moves further where our family of headstrong people meets up with a new clan called the Betterman.

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War 

IMDB Popularity Score: N/A

Release Date: Sometime in 2020

A direct sequel to the 2017 DC animated feature Justice League Dark. This time around as the name suggests, we are bound to encounter the New Gods such as Darkseid, Orion, Highfather, and the rest. But all is still in speculation. All we have right now for you is a fan-made trailer that is bound to give you some idea of what the storyline might follow. Be sure to stay tuned for more updates regarding this action-packed animated adventure for all comic book fans.


IMDB Popularity Score: 1,639 (-949)

Release Date: June 17, 2020 (Netherlands)

With none other than Jamie Foxx in the lead role, this animated movie tells the story of a musician who has somehow lost the passion for creating music. Due to some bizarre and inexplicable event, he is transported out of his body. It is then that he meets an infant soul who is just beginning to learn about herself. Now he must find his way back or wait for the worse to happen. The story, along with the visuals are more than enough to keep us excited and simply cannot wait to watch it on the big screen this summer.

Stay Tuned for More This Year 

Well, that is it for now, stay tuned to BRWC for more exciting news about upcoming movies this year. Get all your info and latest updates regarding the most eagerly awaited feature films here.

Animated movies are here to stay, and as time progresses, technology in animation seems to have no limits as to what it can accomplish virtually. We are sure that you have your very own list of favorite animated movies that you would like to share with your family, friends, and even your offspring. To talk more about animated movies or anything related to the topic, do lets us know by posting your comments in the section below.   

Author Bio: Claudia Jeffrey currently works as a Content Strategist at McEssay.  During her free time, she likes to indulge herself in all forms of popular media, including music, video games, animation, and movies, to name a few.

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