AceShowbiz - Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have announced release dates for the sequels of three of their most-loved animated movies. "Sing 2" and "Minions 2" are set for 2020 releases, while "The Secret Life of Pets" sequel is pushed back a year.
Moviegoers have to wait a little longer to see the return of Max and friends from "The Secret Life of Pets". "The Secret Life of Pets 2", which was originally slated for a July 13, 2018 release, is now pushed back to July 3, 2019. "The Secret Life of Pets" ended its theatrical play with $875.5 million worldwide. The sequel will see the return of director Chris Renaud and writer Brian Lynch. Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate and Ellie Kemper lent their voices to characters in the original movie which was released back in July 8, 2016.
"Sing 2" gets a Christmas Day release, being set to hit U.S. theaters on December 25, 2020. "Sing", which featured the voice of Academy Award-winner Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly, grossed $250 million domestically and $429.8 million at worldwide box office.
Set in a world which is entirely inhabited by animals, "Sing" follows an optimist koala named Buster Moon, voiced by McConaughey, who puts everything for his theater. He tries to restore his glory life by producing the world's greatest singing competition.
Meanwhile, "Minions 2" will arrive earlier than expected. It is due out on July 3, 2020. "Minions" successfully earned $1.159 billion worldwide after released in July 10, 2015. The movie takes the 11th spot on the list of all-time worldwide blockbusters. The "Despicable Me" spin-off starred Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Geoffrey Rush and Steve Carell.