Enable Javscript for better performance
DreamWorks Animation Sets ‘Spirit Riding Free’ and ‘The Bad Guys’ Release Dates- Cinema express

DreamWorks Animation sets Spirit Riding Free and The Bad Guys release dates

Universal Pictures will release two new DWA animated films in 2021; previously announced Spooky Jack has been removed from schedule

Published: 08th October 2019

Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation have just announced two new films coming to theatres in 2021: an untitled Spirit Riding Free film, set for a May 14, 2021 release, and The Bad Guys, set for release on September 17, 2021.  The previously announced Spooky Jack, from horror-film maestro Jason Blum, has been taken off the release schedule; no other information about the film’s future was released.

The yet-to-be-titled Spirit Riding Free film, billed as an epic adventure about the unbreakable bond between a girl and a wild stallion, is the next movie in DreamWorks Animation’s popular motion-picture and animated television series franchise. The studio’s current original Netflix series, Spirit Riding Free, which was launched on the streaming giant in May 2017, is itself based on the 2002 Oscar-nominated DreamWorks Animation feature, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. All 52 episodes of the series are available for streaming, with more episodes set for Fall 2020.

In the series, when headstrong Lucky Prescott is forced to move from her big city home to a small frontier town, she becomes a complete fish-out-of-water. But her life changes when she makes new friends and forms an inseparable bond with a wild mustang named Spirit. When Spirit’s herd is captured by rustlers, the girls and their horses must undertake the adventure of a lifetime to save them. 

Elaine Bogan (director, Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters and 3Below, Dragons: Race to the Edge) is on board to direct the new film, which is being produced by Karen Foster (co-producer, How To Train Your Dragon). Ennio Torresan (head of story, Abominable and The Boss Baby) serves as co-director.

In The Bad Guys, after a lifetime of pulling legendary heists, five notorious bad guys — Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula — attempt their most challenging job yet.  Nobody has ever failed so hard at trying to be as good as The Bad Guys.  

The film is based on the bestselling Scholastic book series by Aaron Blabey, which has more than 8.2 million copies in print worldwide. The Bad Guys is directed by Pierre Perifel, who makes his feature-directing debut, from a script by Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder, Get Hard) and Hilary Winston (Community and Happy Endings). The film is produced by Damon Ross (co-producer, Nacho Libre) and Rebecca Huntley (co-producer Abominable, associate producer, The Boss Baby). 

Related Articles


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.


Which is your favourite time travel film in Tamil?

Indru Netru Naalai