WB Extends Animation Slate to 2018 May 7: Warner Bros., buoyed by the box office smash hit The LEGO Movie, has announced plans to up its animated features game, with two as-yet untitled 3-D projects now slated for Feb. 10, 2017, and Feb. 9, 2018.
While Warner has not confirmed details of the 2017 and 2018 releases, last year the Animation Group revealed it was developing a couple of feature projects. The first, Storks, would have a script by Stoller and be directed by Doug Sweetland, who helmed the Pixar short Presto. The second, Smallfoot, is to be written by Requa and Ricarra from an original idea by director Sergio Pablos ( Despicable Me). When these projects were announced in January 2013, the films were tentatively scheduled for 2015 and 2016, respectively.