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How Long Until This Happens

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  1. 1. How long until the event I have described happens?

    • At least 5 years from now
    • At least 10 years from now
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    • At least 15 years from now
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    • 20 or more years from now
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So, maybe this isn't the best place to put this, since as far as I can see, the Animation Station subforum hasn't been terribly active lately. But it's the best place I could think of to ask this question, so I might as well go ahead an ask it. 

 

How long do you guys think it will be until a movie that meets all of the following criteria is released? 

  • Theatrically released
  • Animated
  • Produced in the United States
  • Financially Successful (at least 2x production budget)
  • Rated PG-13 or R
  • Not a comedy
  • Earns at least $100 million worldwide

 

 

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3 hours ago, El Squibbonator said:

So, maybe this isn't the best place to put this, since as far as I can see, the Animation Station subforum hasn't been terribly active lately. But it's the best place I could think of to ask this question, so I might as well go ahead an ask it. 

 

How long do you guys think it will be until a movie that meets all of the following criteria is released? 

  • Theatrically released
  • Animated
  • Produced in the United States
  • Financially Successful (at least 2x production budget)
  • Rated PG-13 or R
  • Not a comedy
  • Earns at least $100 million worldwide

 

 

This has already happened a number of times. Sausage party comes to mind

 

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10 hours ago, grim22 said:

This has already happened a number of times. Sausage party comes to mind

 

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The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $183,135,014 Details
International Box Office $343,936,008 Details
Worldwide Box Office $527,071,022
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I voted five years because Genndy Tartakovsky is doing Black Knight for Sony, and I'll go out on a limb and say that, yes, Sony won't cancel it, and yes, it'll end up getting $100M by the skin of its teeth--just barely. Black Knight will be seen as an event in the eyes of animation fans.

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The question, then, is what The Black Knight's budget is going to be. It's being produced by Sony Pictures Animation, whose budgets tend to range from $65 million to $90 million (with their lowest-budgeted work, The Emoji Movie, having a $50 million budget). Sausage Party had a much lower budget of $20 million, which was what allowed it to be profitable, but it was not produced in-house as an official Sony Pictures Animation film. 

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I'm going to count motion capture, but Beowulf itself doesn't count, because it wasn't financially successful. Also, the issue with motion capture is that it's extremely expensive-- Beowulf earned $190 million, which is a lot by most measures, but because it cost $150 million it wasn't profitable. 

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3 hours ago, El Squibbonator said:

I'm going to count motion capture,

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If one of the avatar sequel is fully animated or enough to goes into that territory (and keep their PG-13 status which is likely) .....

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Avatar still uses a lot of human actors and live background, which to me disqualifies it from being classified as an animated film. That said, if there were ever a film in the franchise that took place entirely on Pandora, with no humans and all-CGI backgrounds (sort of like what the 2019 remake of The Lion King did) it would qualify as an animated film, and most likely meet all of the criteria. 

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Sorry to double post, but I figured it would be relevant to this thread to compile a list of all the upcoming American adult-oriented animated movies currently planned. Many of them are comedies, but other are not. They are: 

  • Fixed (Sony Pictures Animation comedy)
  • The Black Knight (Sony Pictures Animation action/adventure movie)
  • Bob's Burgers: The Movie (Comedy, TV series adaptation)
  • Bubble (Comedy, based on the podcast of the same name)
  • The Peasants (US/Polish/British co-production, historical drama)

 

 

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@El Squibbonator I have some films you can add to that list, courtesy of CartoonBrew:

 

- An animated adaptation of The Great Gatsby by DNEG, who also made Ron's Gone Wrong

- Master, an action film about a black superhero that has Peter Ramsey as a producer

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