List of animated feature films of 2012

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A list of animated feature films first released in 2012.

Animated feature films first released in 2012
Title Country Director Studio Technique Notes
.hack//The Movie
ドットハック セカイの向こうに (Dotto Hakku Sekai no Mukō ni)
Japan Hiroshi Matsuyama CyberConnect2 sai CG animation [1]
009 Re:Cyborg Japan Kenji Kamiyama Production I.G CG animation [2]
After School Midnighters
放課後MIDNIGHTERS (Hōkago Midnighters)
Japan Hitoshi Takekiyo Koo-Ki CG animation [1][3]
Approved for Adoption
Couleur de peau: miel
BelgiumFrance Laurent Boileau, Jung Artémis Productions, Mosaïque Films CG animation / traditional [2][4]
Arjun: The Warrior Prince India Arnab Chaudhuri UTV Motion Pictures CG animation / traditional [5][6]
Asura
アシュラ
Japan Keiichi Sato Toei Animation CG animation / traditional [3][7]
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Part 1 United States Jay Oliva Warner Bros. Animation Traditional [8]
Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens Singapore Victor Cook Cartoon Network, Tiny Island Productions CG Animation
Berserk Golden Age Arc I: Egg of the Supreme Ruler
ベルセルク 黄金時代篇Ⅰ 覇王の卵 (Berserk Ōgon Jidai-Hen I: Haō no Tamago)
Japan Toshiyuki Kubooka Studio 4°C Traditional
Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey
ベルセルク 黄金時代篇Ⅱ ドルドレイ攻略 (Berserk Ōgon Jidai-Hen II: Doldrey Kōryaku)
Japan Toshiyuki Kubooka Studio 4°C Traditional
Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent
ベルセルク 黄金時代篇Ⅲ 降臨 (Berserk Ōgon Jidai-Hen III: Kōrin)
Japan Toshiyuki Kubooka Studio 4°C Traditional
Blackie & Kanuto SpainItalyFrance Francis Nielsen baleuko S.L., Lumiq Studios, Art'mell CG animation [9][10][4]
Blood-C: The Last Dark Japan Naoyoshi Shiotani Production I.G Traditional [5]
Blue Exorcist Japan Naoyoshi Shiotani Production I.G Traditional [11][12]
Brave United States Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman Pixar CG animation
Branimals - The Forest is Ours
Brichos - A Floresta é Nossa
Brazil Paulo Munhoz Traditional
Case Closed: The Eleventh Striker
名探偵コナン 11人目のストライカー (Meitantei Conan Jūichi Ninme no Sutoraikā)
Japan Kobun Shizuno Traditional
Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie United States Branden Chambers, Eric D. Chambers Big Vision Entertainment Traditional
Chhota Bheem and the Curse of Damyaan India Rajiv Chilaka Green Gold Animation CGI animation
Cinderella: Once upon a time in the west...
Cendrillon: Elle etait une fois dans l'Ouest...
BelgiumFrance Pascal Hérold Delacave Paris CG animation [4]
Consuming Spirits United States Chris Sullivan Mixed
Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi o Yobu! Ora to Uchū no Princess
クレヨンしんちゃん 嵐を呼ぶ!オラと宇宙のプリンセス
Japan Traditional [13]
The Day of the Crows
Le Jour des Corneilles
FranceBelgiumCanadaLuxembourg Jean-Christophe Dessaint Finalement, Mélusine Productions, Walking The Dog, Max Films Traditional [4]
Delhi Safari India Nikhil Advani Krayon Pictures CG animation
Der kleine Rabe Socke - Gemeinsam bin ich stark! Germany Ute von Münchow-Pohl, Sandor Jesse Studio 88 Traditional [4]
Dog Bowl and Chuki-Cookie
Собака Шара и Чуки-Куки
Russia Elena Chernova, Alex Kotyonochkin Argus Traditional [14]
Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker
ドラゴンエイジ ブラッドメイジの聖戦 (Dragon Age: Blood Mage no Seisen)
United StatesJapan Fumihiko Sori Funimation Entertainment, Oxybot CG animation [15]
Eien no Monogatari Japan [16]
Evangelion: 3.0
ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版:Q Quickening (Evangerion Shin Gekijōban: Kyū Kuikkuningu)
Japan Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Masayuki Yamaguchi Studio Khara Traditional
Extraordinary Tales BelgiumFranceLuxembourg Raúl García The Big Farm, Melusine Prods CG animation [17]
Fairy Tail the Movie: The Phoenix Priestess
劇場版 FAIRY TAIL 鳳凰の巫女 (Gekijōban Fearī Teiru: Hōō no Miko)
Japan Masaya Fujimori A-1 Pictures, Satelight Traditional
Foodfight! United States Larry Kasanoff Threshold Entertainment CG animation
Frankenweenie United States Tim Burton Tim Burton Productions / Walt Disney Pictures Stop motion
Fuse Teppō Musume no Torimonochō Japan Masayuki Miyaji [18]
Gekijō-ban Tiger & Bunny -The Beginning Japan
Gladiators of Rome
Gladiatori di Roma
Italy Iginio Straffi Rainbow S.r.l. CG animation [6]
Gothicmade
花の詩女 ゴティックメード (Hana no Utame Gothicmade)
Japan Mamoru Nagano Traditional [19]
The Grow China [20]
Hajimari no Monogatari Japan [21]
Heart String Marionette United States M dot Strange M dot Strange CG animation [22][7]
Hotel Transylvania United States Genndy Tartakovsky Sony Pictures Animation / Columbia Pictures CG animation
Ice Age: Continental Drift United States Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier Blue Sky Studios / 20th Century Fox CG animation
The Illusionauts
Los Ilusionautas
Peru Eduardo Schuldt Aronnax Animation Studios CG animation [8][23]
Inazuma Eleven GO vs. Danbōru Senki W Japan OLM, Inc. Traditional [24]
It's Such a Beautiful Day United States Don Hertzfeldt Bitter Films Traditional [25][26]
Ivan the Incredible
Gummi T
Denmark Michael Hegner Crone Film CG animation [4][27]
Ivan Tzarevitch and The Firebird
Иван Царевич и Жар-птица
Russia Vyacheslav Plotnikov Inlay Film Traditional [28]
Justice League: Doom United States Lauren Montgomery Warner Bros. Animation Traditional
Koochie Koochie Hota Hai India Tarun Mansukhani, Vishal Sonawane Sun Pictures CG animation
Legend of the Moles: The Treasure of Scylla China Liu Kexin [29]
A Letter to Momo
ももへの手紙 (Momo e no Tegami)
Japan Hiroyuki Okiura Production I.G Traditional
A Liar's Autobiography United Kingdom Bill Jones, Ben Timlett, Jeff Simpson Bill and Ben Productions CG animation / traditional / cut-out [4][9]
The Life of Guskou Budori
グスコーブドリの伝記 (Guskō Budori no Denki)
Japan Gisaburō Sugii Tezuka Productions Traditional [30][10]
The Lorax United States Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda Illumination Entertainment / Universal Pictures CG animation
Macross FB 7: Ore no Uta o Kike! Japan Tetsurō Amino Satelight
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted United States Tom McGrath, Eric Darnell, Conrad Vernon DreamWorks Animation CG animation
The Magic Roundabout 2: Dougal, the beginning United KingdomFrance Action Synthese CG animation [31]
Magic Tree House
マジック・ツリーハウス
Japan Hiroshi Nishikiori Ajia-do Animation Works Traditional
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A's
魔法少女リリカルなのは The MOVIE 2nd A's (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A's)
Japan Seven Arcs Traditional [32]
Marco Macaco Denmark Jan Rahbek Nice Ninja CG animation [33][34][35]
Mass Effect: Paragon Lost Japan [36]
Moon Man
Der Mondmann
GermanyFranceRepublic of Ireland Stephan Schesch Schesch Filmkreation, Cofinova 8, le Pacte Traditional
Nerawareta Gakuen
ねらわれた学園
Japan Ryosuke Nakamura Sunrise Traditional [11][37]
Niji-Iro Hotaru: Eien no Natsu Yasumi
虹色ほたる~永遠の夏休み~
Japan Kōnosuke Uda Toei Animation Traditional [38]
Niko 2: Family Affairs
Niko 2 – lentäjäveljekset
Niko - Kleines Rentier, großer Held
FinlandGermanyDenmarkRepublic of Ireland Kari Juusonen, Dane Jorgen Lerdam Animaker Oy, Ulysses Filmproduktion, A.Film, Magma Prods. CG animation [39][40]
Norm of the North United StatesIndia Anthony Bell Crest Animation Studios CG animation [41][42]
One Piece Film Z Japan Tatsuya Nagamine Toei Animation Traditional [43][44]
The Outback United StatesSouth Korea Kyung Ho Lee The Animation Picture Company, DigiArt Production, Lotte Entertainment CG animation [45][46][47]
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty United States Terence Nance Mixed
ParaNorman United States Sam Fell, Chris Butler Laika / Focus Features Stop motion
Peixonauta - Agente Secreto da O.S.T.R.A. Brazil Célia Catunda and Kiko Mistrorig TV PinGuim Traditional
The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists United KingdomUnited States Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt Aardman Animations / Sony Pictures Animation / Columbia Pictures Stop motion [4]
Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: Mission Incredible: Adventures on the Dragon's Trail China [48]
Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice
劇場版ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ キュレムVS聖剣士 ケルディオ (Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Besuto Uisshu Kyuremu tai Seikenshi Kerudio)
Japan Kunihiko Yuyama OLM, Inc. Traditional
Poe United States Michael Sporn Michael Sporn Animation, Inc. Traditional
Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage: Friends of the Future
プリキュアオールスターズ New Stage みらいのともだち (PuriKyua Ōru Sutāzu Nyū Sutēji: Mirai no Tomodachi)
Japan Toei Animation Traditional
Ribbit Malaysia Chuck Powers KRU Studios, Crest Animation Studios CG animation [49][50]
Rise of the Guardians United States Peter Ramsey, William Joyce DreamWorks Animation CG animation
Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie Japan Hayato Date Traditional
Sammy 2: Escape From Paradise Belgium Ben Stassen nWave Pictures, Illuminata Pictures CG animation [51][52]
Secret of the Wings United States Bradley Raymond DisneyToon Studios / Walt Disney Pictures CG animation
Seer 2 China Wang Zhangjun, Fu Jie [29]
Selkirk, the Real Robinson Crusoe
Selkirk, el verdadero Robinson Crusoe
UruguayArgentinaChile Walter Tournier Tournier Animación Stop motion [12][53][54]
Sir Billi United Kingdom Sascha Hartmann Billi Productions CG animation [13][55]
Snow Queen
Снежная королева
Russia Maxim Sveshnikov, Vlad Barbe Wizart Animation, Inlay Film CG animation [56][14]
Sprookjesboom de Film Netherlands Hans Walther Motek Entertainment, Efteling CG animation
The Star Making Machine
La máquina que hace estrellas
Argentina Esteban Echeverría Nut's Studio, Aleph Media CG animation [57][15]
Starship Troopers: Invasion United StatesJapan Shinji Aramaki Sola Digital Arts CG animation
Strange Frame: Love & Sax United States G.B. Hajim Island Planet One Productions Cut Out animation [58][16]
Strike Witches
ストライクウィッチーズ (Sutoraiku Witchīzu)
Japan Kazuhiro Takamura AIC CG animation / traditional [59]
The Suicide Shop
Le Magasin des suicides
BelgiumCanadaFrance Patrice Leconte, Arthur Qwak Flagrant Délit Productions, Diabolo Films Traditional [4]
Superman vs The Elite United States Michael Chang Warner Bros. Animation Traditional
Tad, the Lost Explorer
Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones
Spain Enrique Gato El Toro Pictures, Ikiru Films, Lightbox Entertainment CG animation [60][61][17]
Library War: The Wings of Revolution
図書館戦争 革命のつばさ (Toshokan Sensō Kakumei no Tsubasa)
Japan Takayuki Hamana Production I.G Traditional [62]
War of the Worlds: Goliath United States Joe Pearson Tripod Entertainment CG animation / traditional [18]
The Waterman Movie United States Bryan Waterman Waterman Studios Traditional
Where the Dead Go to Die United States Jimmy ScreamerClauz Chainsaw Kiss, Draconian Films CG animation [63][64]
The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki
おおかみこどもの雨と雪 (Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki)
Japan Mamoru Hosoda Studio Chizu, Madhouse Traditional [65]
Wreck-It Ralph United States Rich Moore Walt Disney Animation Studios / Walt Disney Pictures CG animation
Yak: The Giant King Thailand Chaiporn Panichrutiwong, Prapas Cholsaranont Workpoint Pictures, It-ti-rit House CG animation [19][66]
Yugo & Lala China Wang Yunfei CG animation
Zambezia South Africa Wayne Thornley Triggerfish Animation Studios CG animation [20]
Zarafa France Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie Prima Linea Productions Traditional [67][68]

Highest-grossing films[edit]

The top ten animated films by worldwide gross in 2012 are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 2012[69][70]
Rank Title Studio cast Worldwide gross
1 Ice Age: Continental Drift Fox / Blue Sky Studios Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Dennis Leary $875,056,752
2 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Paramount / DreamWorks Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith $746,921,274
3 Brave Disney / Pixar Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly $535,383,207
4 Wreck-It Ralph Walt Disney Picture/Walt Disney Feature Animation John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch $368,429,642
5 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift $348,840,316
6 Hotel Transylvania Sony / Sony Pictures Animation Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez $324,015,104
7 Rise of the Guardians Paramount / DreamWorks Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman $294,791,754
8 The Secret World of Arrietty Buena Vista/ Toho Mirai Shida, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Shinobu Otake $145,570,827
9 The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Sony Pictures Animation / Aardman Animations Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, David Tennant $121,637,375
10 ParaNorman Focus Features Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jodelle Ferland, Tucker Albrizzi $105,390,378

See also[edit]

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