List of American superhero films

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This is a list of superhero films produced by American film studios by year to date.

DC and Marvel[edit]

As so many DC and Marvel comic books have been adapted into feature films, they have separate entries:

Live-action (non-Marvel or DC Comics)[edit]

Released

Year Film Publisher Director Distributor Worldwide gross Notes
1920 The Mark of Zorro Grosset & Dunlap, et al. Fred Niblo/Theodore Reed United Artists A silent film based on the 1919 Zorro story The Curse of Capistrano.
1925 Don Q, Son of Zorro Donald Crisp Sequel to the 1920 silent film The Mark of Zorro.
1936 The Bold Caballero Wells Root Republic Pictures The first talking Zorro film.
1940 The Mark of Zorro Rouben Mamoulian 20th Century Fox A remake of the 1920 film.
1956 The Lone Ranger Original Stuart Heisler Warner Bros. $1,550,000 Based on The Lone Ranger television series
1958 The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold Lesley Selander United Artists Sequel to 1956's The Lone Ranger
The Sign of Zorro Grosset & Dunlap, et al. Lewis R. Foster/Norman Foster Walt Disney Pictures This film was edited from eight episodes of the Disney hit TV series, Monastario storyline
1959 Zorro the Avenger This film was edited from eight episodes of the Disney hit TV series, based on the end of the Eagle storyline
1974 The Mark of Zorro Don McDougall Television film A remake of the 1940 film made into a TV film.
1977 Abar, the First Black Superman Original Frank Packard Mirror Releasing
1978 Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park Gordon Hessler Hanna-Barbera, NBC Television film Based on the rock band Kiss, and not on pre-existing comic
1980 Hero at Large Martin Davidson MGM $15,934,737
Flash Gordon King Features Syndicate Mike Hodges Universal Pictures $27,107,960 Based on the comic strip by Alex Raymond.
1981 Condorman Original Charles Jarrott Walt Disney Pictures
The Legend of the Lone Ranger William A. Fraker Universal Pictures $12,617,845
Zorro, The Gay Blade Grosset & Dunlap, et al. Peter Medak 20th Century Fox
1984 The Toxic Avenger Original Lloyd Kaufman Troma Entertainment $800,000
1987 RoboCop Paul Verhoeven Orion Pictures $53,424,681
The Spirit[1] Register and Tribune Syndicate Michael Schultz ABC Television film The film served as a pilot for a planned TV series.
1989 The Toxic Avenger Part II Original Lloyd Kaufman Troma Entertainment $792,966 Sequel to 1984's The Toxic Avenger.
The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie $363,561 Sequel to 1989's The Toxic Avenger Part II.
1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mirage Studios Steve Barron New Line Cinema $201,965,915
RoboCop 2 Original Irvin Kershner Orion Pictures $45,681,173 Sequel to 1987's RoboCop.
Darkman Sam Raimi Universal Pictures $48,878,502
Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. Michael Herz Troma Entertainment
1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze Mirage Studios Michael Pressman New Line Cinema $78,656,813 Sequel to 1990's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The Rocketeer Pacific Comics Joe Johnston Walt Disney Pictures $62,000,000
1992 Doctor Mordrid Original Albert Band, Charles Band Full Moon Entertainment Direct-to-video Based on an old Doctor Strange script.
1993 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Mirage Studios Stuart Gillard New Line Cinema $42,273,609 Sequel to 1991's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.
The Meteor Man Original Robert Townsend MGM $8,023,147
RoboCop 3 Fred Dekker Orion Pictures $10,696,210 Sequel to 1990's RoboCop 2.
1994 The Crow Caliber Comics Alex Proyas Miramax $144,693,129
Timecop Dark Horse Comics Peter Hyams Universal Pictures $101,646,581
The Shadow Street & Smith Russell Mulcahy $48,063,435
The Mask Dark Horse Comics Chuck Russell New Line Cinema $351,583,407
Blankman Original Mike Binder Columbia Pictures $7,941,977
1995 Tank Girl Dark Horse Comics Rachel Talalay United Artists $4,064,495
Darkman II: The Return of Durant Original Bradford May Universal Pictures Direct-to-video Sequel to 1990's Darkman.
Judge Dredd Rebellion Developments Danny Cannon Hollywood Pictures $113,493,481
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Original Bryan Spicer 20th Century Fox $66,433,194 Based on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series.
Characters created by Saban Entertainment.
Black Scorpion Jonathan Winfrey Showtime Television film
1996 The Phantom Strip Simon Wincer Paramount Pictures $17,323,326
Barb Wire Dark Horse Comics David Hogan Gramercy Pictures $3,794,000
Darkman III: Die Darkman Die Original Bradford May Universal Pictures Direct-to-video Sequel to 1995's Darkman II: The Return of Durant.
The Crow: City of Angels Caliber Comics Tim Pope Miramax $17,917,287 Sequel to 1994's The Crow.
1997 Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie Original Shuki Levy and David Winning 20th Century Fox $8,363,899 Prequel to the Power Rangers Turbo TV series.
Characters created by Saban Entertainment.
Black Scorpion II: Aftershock Jonathan Winfrey Showtime Television film Sequel to 1995's Black Scorpion.
Spawn Image Comics Mark A.Z. Dippé New Line Cinema $87,840,042
Orgazmo Original Trey Parker Rogue Pictures $602,302
1998 Star Kid Manny Coto Trimark Pictures $7,029,025
The Mask of Zorro Grosset & Dunlap, et al. Martin Campbell TriStar Pictures $250,288,523
1999 Inspector Gadget Original David Kellogg Walt Disney Pictures $21.9 Based on the 1983 TV series of the same name.
Mystery Men Dark Horse Comics Kinka Usher Universal Pictures $33,461,011
2000 Up, Up and Away Original Robert Townsend Disney Channel Television film
The Crow: Salvation Caliber Comics Bharat Nalluri Dimension Films Direct-to-video Sequel to 1996's The Crow: City of Angels.
Knights of Justice[2] Big Bang Comics Phillip Cable Television film
Witchblade Top Cow Productions Ralph Hemecker TNT Followed by the Witchblade TV series.
The Specials Original Craig Mazin Here Media $13,276
Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV Lloyd Kaufman Troma Entertainment Sequel to 1989's The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie.
Unbreakable M. Night Shyamalan Touchstone Pictures $248,118,121
2002 Kung Pow! Enter the Fist Steve Oedekerk 20th Century Fox $17
2003 Inspector Gadget 2 Alex Zamm Walt Disney Pictures Direct-to-video sequel to 1999's Inspector Gadget.
Chimera CrossGen Jeff Sheetz Independent Fan film Created by the class of April 2003 of the DAVE (Digital Animation and Visual Effects) School
Bulletproof Monk Original Paul Hunter Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $37
2004 Hellboy Dark Horse Comics Guillermo del Toro Columbia Pictures $99,318,987
2005 Son of the Mask Lawrence Guterman New Line Cinema $57,552,641 Sequel to 1994's The Mask.
The Crow: Wicked Prayer Caliber Comics Lance Mungia Dimension Films Direct-to-video Sequel to 2000's The Crow: Salvation.
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D Original Robert Rodriguez Dimension Films, Columbia Pictures $69,425,967
Sky High Mike Mitchell Walt Disney Pictures $86,369,815
Die You Zombie Bastards! Caleb Emerson Image Entertainment $86,369,815
The Legend of Zorro Grosset & Dunlap, et al. Martin Campbell Columbia Pictures $142,400,065 Sequel to 1998's The Mask of Zorro.
2006 Gargantarama AC Comics Direct-to-video
Lightspeed POW! Entertainment Don E. FauntLeRoy Nu Image Television film Created by Stan Lee.
300 Dark Horse Comics Zack Snyder Warner Bros. $456,068,181
My Super Ex-Girlfriend Original Ivan Reitman 20th Century Fox $60,984,606
Special Hal Haberman and Jeremy Passmore Magnolia Pictures 2006 USA limited release.
Zoom Peter Hewitt Sony Pictures Entertainment $12,506,188
2007 Underdog Various Frederik Du Chau Walt Disney Pictures $65,270,477
El Muerto El Muerto Brian Cox Peninsula Films, Three Lion Productions [3]
Ben 10: Race Against Time Original Alex Winter Warner Bros Television film Based on the Cartoon Network series.
2008 Jumper Doug Liman 20th Century Fox $222,231,186
Superhero Movie Craig Mazin MGM $71,237,351
Hancock Peter Berg Columbia Pictures $624,386,746
Hellboy II: The Golden Army Dark Horse Comics Guillermo del Toro Universal Pictures $160,388,063 Sequel to 2004's Hellboy.
The Spirit Register and Tribune Syndicate Frank Miller Lionsgate Films $39,031,337
2009 Push Original Paul McGuigan Summit Entertainment $48,808,215
Defendor Peter Stebbings Sony Pictures Entertainment, Darius Films, Alliance Films $44,462
Ben 10: Alien Swarm Alex Winter Warner Bros Television film Based on the Cartoon Network series.
2010 Super James Gunn IFC Films, StudioCanal $327,716 IFC's most successful VOD film so far.[4]
Ghost of Garganta AC Comics Direct-to-video
2011 The Green Hornet Holyoke Publishing/NOW Comics Michel Gondry Columbia Pictures $227,817,248
I Am Number Four Original D.J. Caruso Touchstone Pictures $55,100,437 Based on the comic of the same name.
Ultra[5] Image Comics Helen Shaver CBS Unaired pilot
Conan the Barbarian Original Marcus Nispel Lionsgate $10,021,215 Based on the character of the same name.
Ra.One Anubhav Sinha Red Chillies Entertainment $208 Released in the US and Worldwide on October 26, 2011.
Immortals Tarsem Singh Relativity Media $226,904,017
Vs Jason Trost Image Entertainment
2012 Chronicle Josh Trank 20th Century Fox $126,636,097
Rise of the Black Bat[6] Standard Comics Scott Patrick TomCat Films Direct-to-video Co-production with Brett Kelly Entertainment and Dudez Productions.
Dredd Rebellion Developments Pete Travis Lionsgate Films $35,626,525 Reboot of the Judge Dredd film franchise.
Avenging Force: The Scarab Standard Comics Brett Kelly Dudez Productions Direct-to-video
The Amazing Adventures of the Living Corpse Dynamite Entertainment Justin Paul Ritter Shoreline Productions [7]
2013 Captain Battle: Legacy War[8] Lev Gleason Publications David Palmieri Sterling Entertainment Direct-to-video Co-production with Tom Cat Films and Saint James Films.
The Lone Ranger Original Gore Verbinski Walt Disney Pictures $260,502,115 Reboot of The Lone Ranger film franchise.
Super Buddies Robert Vince Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Direct-to-video Seventh installment in the Air Buddies franchise.
Super Clyde[9] Michael Fresco CBS Unaired Television pilot CBS released the pilot online.
2014 I, Frankenstein Stuart Beattie Lionsgate $8.6 Based on the comic of the same name.
RoboCop José Padilha Columbia Pictures $242,688,965 Reboot to the RoboCop franchise.
300: Rise of an Empire Dark Horse Comics Noam Murro Warner Bros. $337,580,051 Sequel to 2014's 300
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mirage Studios Jonathan Liebesman Paramount Pictures $485,004,754 Reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchise.
2015 American Hero[10] Original Nick Love Screen Media Films
Lazer Team Matt Hullum Rooster Teeth $1.6 million Co-Produced by YouTube Red and Fullscreen Films
2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Mirage Studios Dave Green Paramount Pictures $245,623,848 Sequel to 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Max Steel Mattel Stewart Hendler Open Road Films $6,272,403 Live-action reboot of the toyline franchise.
2017 Split Original M. Night Shyamalan Universal Pictures $276,921,998 Standalone sequel to 2000's Unbreakable.
Co-produced with Blumhouse Productions.
Guardians Sarik Andreasyan Turbo Films $15,094,000 Released in the US by Shout! Factory.
Power Rangers Dean Israelite Lionsgate Films $142,099,154 Reboot of the Power Rangers film franchise.
Lazer Team 2 Matt Hullum and Daniel Fabelo Rooster Teeth $19,996 Co-Produced by YouTube Red and Fullscreen Films
2018 The Darkest Minds Jennifer Yuh Nelson 20th Century Fox $41,142,379 Based on the YA novel of the same name
2019 Glass M. Night Shyamalan Universal Pictures $162,827,798 Sequel to 2000's Unbreakable and 2017's Split.
Co-produced with Blumhouse Productions.
Hellboy Dark Horse Comics Neil Marshall Lionsgate Films $21,903,748 Reboot of the Hellboy series.
Co-produced with Nu Image.
Fast Color Original Julia Hart Codeblack Films $76,916 Co-produced with LD Entertainment and Original Headquarters
Brightburn David Yarovesky Sony Pictures Releasing $9,500,000 Co-produced with Screen Gems, Stage 6 Films, Troll Court Entertainment & The H Collective

Upcoming[edit]

Year Film Publisher Director Distributor Worldwide gross Notes
2020 Bloodshot Valiant Comics David Wilson Columbia Pictures Produced with Original Film
TBA Hench[11][12] AiT/Planet Lar Warner Bros.
Worth[13][14][15] Arcana Studio Roddenberry Entertainment Co-produced with Sleeping Giant Films.
Black[16][17] Black Mask Studios Studio 8
Irredeemable[18] Boom! Studios Adam McKay 20th Century Fox Co-produced with Gary Sanchez Productions.
Malignant[19] Rebecca Thomas Co-produced with Atomic Monster
ArchEnemies[20][21] Dark Horse Comics Renaissance Pictures Co-produced with Dark Horse Entertainment.
Timecop[22] Universal Pictures Reboot of the Timecop franchise.
Co-produced with Dark Horse Entertainment.
Battling Boy[23] First Second Books Patrick Osborne Paramount Pictures Co-production with Plan B Productions
Z[24] Grosset & Dunlap, et al. Jonás Cuarón
The Green Hornet[25] Holyoke Publishing/NOW Comics Gavin O'Connor Paramount Pictures Reboot of 2011's The Green Hornet.
Co-produced with Chernin Entertainment.
Huck[26][27] Image Comics Netflix
Invincible[28] Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Universal Pictures Co-produced with Skybound Entertainment and Point Grey Pictures.
Madman[29] Troublemaker Studios
Mage[30] Zack Snyder Spyglass Entertainment
MPH[31][32] Di Bonaventura Pictures
The Pro[33][34] Paramount Pictures
Prophet[35][36] Studio 8 Co-produced with Prime Universe.
Shrink[37] Columbia Pictures
Spawn Todd McFarlane Blumhouse Productions Reboot of 1997's Spawn.
Todd McFarlane's directorial debut.
Youngblood[38] Reliance Entertainment
War Heroes[39] Columbia Pictures Co-produced with DeLuca Productions
Tiger & Bunny[40] Kadokawa Shoten Imagine Entertainment Based on the manga and anime of the same name. Co-produced by Bandai Namco Pictures, & Weed Road Pictures.
Flash Gordon[41] King Features Syndicate Julius Avery 20th Century Fox Reboot of 1980's Flash Gordon
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film[42] Mirage Studios Netflix Co-produced with Nickelodeon Studios.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles[43] Paramount Pictures Reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.
Co-produced with Platinum Dunes
Danny Phantom[44] Nickelodeon Based on the 2004 TV series. Co-produced with Nickelodeon Movies.
Henry Danger[45] Based on the 2014 TV series. Co-produced with Nickelodeon Movies.
364[46][47] Original Ron Howard Universal Pictures Co-produced by Imagine Entertainment
Amazing Girl[48][49] Paramount Pictures
Chronicle 2[50] 20th Century Fox Co-produced with Davis Entertainment
Eternal[51][52] Paramount Pictures Co-produced with Disruption Entertainment.
Hancock 2[53] Peter Berg Columbia Pictures Sequel to 2008's Hancock
The Heavy[54][55] Julius Avery Paramount Pictures Co-produced with Bad Robot Productions
Henchman vs Sidekicks[56] Revolution Studios Co-produced with Broken Road Entertainment
Omega Girl Falls in Love[57][58] Netflix
Past Midnight[59] Rick Famuyiwa
Untitled Power Rangers movie[60] Paramount Pictures Co-produced with Allspark Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment, & Toei Company
The Raven[61] Ricardo de Montreuil Universal Pictures Co-produced with Gold Circle Films and Closest to the Hole.
Based on de Montreuil's short film.
RoboCop Returns[62] Neill Blomkamp MGM Direct sequel to 1987's RoboCop.
Samaritan[63][64] Co-produced with Balboa Productions
Sky High 2[65][66] Walt Disney Pictures Sequel to 2005's Sky High.
Co-produced with Gunn Films.
Super-Normal[67][68] Netflix Co-produced with Angry Child Productions and Lin Pictures.
Superbitch[69] Co-produced with Lee Daniels Entertainment
Thunder Force[70][71] Ben Falcone Netflix
The Toxic Avenger[72] Macon Blair Legendary Entertainment Reboot to 1984's The Toxic Avenger.
The Rocketeer[73] Pacific Comics Walt Disney Pictures Sequel reboot to 1991's The Rocketeer.
Co-produced with Mortal Media.
Arch Alien[74] POW! Entertainment Rick Hemecker Hualien Media
Foreverman[75][76] Paramount Pictures
Legends[77][78] Radical Studios Imagine Entertainment Co-production with Radical Pictures.
Steelheart[79][80] Random House Children's Books 20th Century Fox Co-produced with 21 Laps Entertainment.
Capeshooters[81] Rob Liefeld Warner Bros.
Infamous[82][83] Sony Computer Entertainment Columbia Pictures Based on the video game series.
Co-produced with Matt Tolmach Pictures
Captain Planet[84] TBS Paramount Pictures Based on the 1990 TV series.
Produced with Appian Way.
Mighty Mouse[85][86] Terrytoons Based on the Mighty Mouse TV series.
Made by Paramount Animation.
Brilliance[87][88] Thomas & Mercer Based on the novel of the same name.
Co-produced with The Story Factory.
Rising Stars[89] Top Cow Productions MGM Co-produced with Atlas Entertainment
V.I.C.E.[90][91] Platinum Studios
Eternal Warrior[92][93] Valiant Comics
Faith[94] Columbia Pictures Produced with Original Film.
Harbinger[95]
Harbinger Wars[96] Crossover with the Bloodshot series
Produced with Original Film.
Shadowman[97][98] Reginald Hudlin The Sean Daniel Company Not a part of the Bloodshot/Harbinger universe
X-O Manowar
Astro Boy[99][100] Various New Line Cinema Based on manga and anime character of the same name.
Co-production with Animal Logic, Ranger 7 Films and Tezuka Productions.
The American Way[101] Vertigo John Ridley Blumhouse Productions Based on Ridley's graphic novel of the same name.
Turok[102] Western Publishing

Animated[edit]

Year Film Publisher Director Distributor Worldwide gross Notes
1973 Robin Hood Original Wolfgang Reitherman Walt Disney Pictures $35 Based on the legendary Robin Hood.
1982 Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All Danilo Bruni Filmation Television film Based on the series of the same name.
Mighty Mouse in the Great Space Chase Various CBS Television Distribution Based on the character of the same name.
1985 The Secret of the Sword Various Atlantic Releasing $6,500,000 Based on the two characters.
Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer Kimio Yabuki, Bernard Deyriès Warner Bros. $4.9 Part of Rainbow Brite.
1986 GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords Hasbro Ray Patterson Clubhouse Pictures $1.3 Based on GoBots by Tonka.
The Transformers: The Movie Nelson Shin De Laurentiis Entertainment Group $5.8 Based on Transformers by Hasbro.
1988 BraveStarr: The Movie Original Tom Tataranowicz Taurus Entertainment Based on the toy franchise of the same name.
1992 Aladdin Ron Clements, John Musker Walt Disney Pictures $504.1 Based on Aladdin and the Magic Lamp.
1993 Jonny's Golden Quest Don Lusk, Paul Sommer Warner Bros. Television Distribution Television film Based on the character of the same name.
Sailor Moon R: The Movie Kodansha Kunihiko Ikuhara Toei Company $1.3 Released in the US on May 23, 2000.
1995 Jonny Quest vs. The Cyber Insects Original Mario Piluso Warner Bros. Television Distribution Television film Based on the character of the same name.
Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie Kodansha Hiroki Shibata Toei Company Released in the US on August 15, 2000.
1997 Hercules Original Ron Clements, John Musker Walt Disney Pictures $252.7 Based on the legendary Hercules (also known as Heracles).
1998 Hercules: Zero to Hero Bob Kline Walt Disney Home Video Direct-to-video A direct-to-video sequel to Hercules.
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Tad Stones Walt Disney Pictures Based on the television series of the same name.
2002 The Powerpuff Girls Movie Craig McCracken Warner Bros. $16,426,471 Based on The Powerpuff Girls TV series.
Inspector Gadget's Last Case Michael Maliani DIC Entertainment Television film Based on the character of the same name.
Groove Squad Patrick A. Ventura A made-for-TV film that once aired on Nickelodeon.
2003 Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Steve Loter Walt Disney Television Based around Kim Possible.
2004 The Big Superhero Wish Gary Conrad, Sarah Frost Nickelodeon Television special A special to The Fairly Oddparents.
The Incredibles Brad Bird Walt Disney Pictures $631,442,092 Made by Pixar.
2005 Mucha Lucha!: The Return of El Maléfico Ron Hughart Warner Bros. Direct-to-video Based on the show of the same name.
Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama Steve Loter Walt Disney Television Animation Television film Based around Kim Possible.
Escape from Cluster Prime Rob Renzetti, Chris Savino Nickelodeon Television special Based on My Life as a Teenage Robot.
Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever Ezekiel Norton DIC Entertainment Direct-to-video Part of the Inspector Gadget franchise.
2006 Operation Z.E.R.O. Mr. Warburton Cartoon Network Television film Based on Codename: Kids Next Door.
Hellboy: Sword of Storms Dark Horse Comics Phil Weinstein
Tad Stones
IDT Entertainment Direct-to-video Based on the Hellboy Animated TV series.
The Amazing Screw-On Head Chris Prynoski Sci-fi Channel Television pilot
2007 Mosaic POW! Entertainment Roy Allen Smith Anchor Bay Entertainment Direct-to-video Created by Stan Lee.
Hellboy: Blood and Iron Dark Horse Comics Victor Cook
Tad Stones
IDT Entertainment Television film Based on the Hellboy Animated TV series.
TMNT Mirage Studios Kevin Munroe Warner Bros., The Weinstein Company $95,608,995 Alternative sequel to 1991's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.
The Condor POW! Entertainment Steven E. Gordon Anchor Bay Entertainment Direct-to-video Created by Stan Lee.
Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix Original Sebastian O. Montes III, Scooter Tidwell Cartoon Network Studios Television film Based on Ben 10 TV series.
Phantom Planet Butch Hartman Nickelodeon The series finale to Danny Phantom.
2008 Operation: I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S. Mr. Warburton Cartoon Network The series finale to Codename: Kids Next Door.
Turok: Son of Stone Western Publishing Curt Geda
Dan Riba
Frank Squillace
Tad Stones
Classic Media Direct-to-video
Kung Fu Panda Original John Stevenson, Mark Osborne Paramount Pictures $631.7 The first film of the franchise.
Bolt Chris Williams, Byron Howard Walt Disney Pictures $310
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman Paramount Pictures $381.5 Made by DreamWorks Animation.
Garfield's Pet Force Andrews McMeel Universal Mark A.Z. Dippé, Kyung Ho Lee 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Direct-to-video Based on the comic strip of the same name.
Turtles Forever Mirage Studios Roy Burdine
Lloyd Goldfine
4Kids Entertainment Television film Crossover event, between the 1987 series and 2003 series.
Astro Boy Various David Bowers Summit Entertainment $44,093,014 Imagi Animation Studios film loosely based on the manga series of the same name.
2010 Kung-Fu Magoo Original Andrés Couturier Classic Media Direct-to-video Based on Mr. Magoo.
Despicable Me Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud Universal Pictures $546,010,705 The first film of the franchise.
Megamind Tom McGrath Paramount Pictures $317,415,120 Made by DreamWorks Animation.
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 Jennifer Yuh Nelson $665.7 The second film of the franchise.
Puss in Boots Chris Miller $555 A spinoff of Shrek.
Ben 10/Generator Rex: Heroes United Image Comics Chris Graham
Kenji Ono
Cartoon Network Studios Television film Crossover with Ben 10 TV series.
2012 Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens Original Victor Cook Based on Ben 10 TV series.
Hotel Transylvania Genndy Tartakovsky Columbia Pictures $358.4 The first film of the franchise.
Rise of the Guardians Peter Ramsey Paramount Pictures $306.9 Made by DreamWorks Animation.
2013 Despicable Me 2 Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud Universal Pictures $970.8 The sequel to 2010's Despicable Me.
Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising Hasbro Various Hasbro Studios Television film The series finale to Transformers Prime.
2014 Stan Lee's Mighty 7: Beginnings Pow! Entertainment PGS Entertainment Aired on Hub Network.
2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Nickelodeon Paul Tibbitt Paramount Pictures $323,436,538 Hybrid film with both live-action and animation.
Based on the SpongeBob SquarePants TV series.
Sequel to The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
Barbie in Princess Power Mattel Ezekiel Norton Universal Studios Limited theater release/widespread video release First superhero film with a solo female lead released in theaters since Elektra.
Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery Original Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone Warner Home Video Direct-to-video Second superhero film based on rock band Kiss, crossover with Scooby-Doo franchise
Hotel Transylvania 2 Genndy Tartakovsky Columbia Pictures $473.2 The second film of the franchise.
2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Alessandro Carloni 20th Century Fox $521.2 The third sequel to the franchise.
Ratchet & Clank Kevin Munroe Gramercy Pictures $14.4 Based on the video game of the same name.
2017 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Scholastic Corporation David Soren 20th Century Fox $125,364,252 Made by Dreamworks Animation
Despicable Me 3 Original Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda Universal Pictures $7770.2 The third sequel to 2010's Despicable Me.
2018 Incredibles 2 Brad Bird Walt Disney Pictures $1,242,693,333 Sequel to Pixar's The Incredibles.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Genndy Tartakovsky Columbia Pictures $528.6 The third sequel to the franchise.
Henchmen Adam Wood Entertainment One Limited theater release/$1,469 Based on the short film Henchmen: Ill Suited.
TBA Relatively Super[103][104] Sonny Dyon QiCo Films Television film
Super Day Care[105][106] Annapurna Pictures Co-production with Outlier Society Productions.
Legion of 5[107][108] POW! Entertainment Rainmaker Entertainment
Mighty Mouse Terrytoons Paramount Pictures Based on the Mighty Mouse TV series.
Made by Paramount Animation.

Serial[edit]

Year Serial Publisher Director Distributor Notes
1936 Flash Gordon King Features Syndicate Frederick Stephani, Ray Taylor Universal Pictures A 13-chapter serial based on the Flash Gordon comic strip character.
1937 Zorro Rides Again Grosset & Dunlap, et al. William Witney Republic Pictures A 12-chapter black-and-white serial based upon the Zorro literary character.
1938 Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars King Features Syndicate Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill, Frederick Stephani Universal Pictures A 15-chapter serial based on the Flash Gordon comic strip character.
The Spider's Web Popular Publications James W. Horne/Ray Taylor Columbia Pictures A 15-chapter black-and-white serial based upon the Spider pulp magazine character.
The Lone Ranger Original William Witney/John English Republic Pictures A 15-chapter black-and-white serial
1939 Zorro's Fighting Legion Grosset & Dunlap, et al. A 12-chapter black-and-white serial based upon the Zorro literary character.
The Lone Ranger Rides Again Original A 15-chapter black-and-white serial
1940 The Shadow Street & Smith James W. Horne Columbia Pictures A 15-chapter black-and-white serial based upon the Shadow classic radio series and pulp magazine character.
The Green Hornet Holyoke Publishing/NOW Comics Ford Beebe/Ray Taylor Universal Pictures A 13-chapter black-and-white serial based on the Green Hornet radio series.
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe King Features Syndicate A 13-chapter black-and-white serial based on the Flash Gordon comic strip character.
Mysterious Doctor Satan Original William Witney/John English Republic Pictures A 15-chapter black-and-white serial.
1941 The Green Hornet Strikes Again! Holyoke Publishing/NOW Comics Ford Beebe/John Rawlins Universal Pictures A 15-chapter black-and-white serial based on the Green Hornet radio series.
1943 The Masked Marvel Original Spencer Gordon Bennet Republic Pictures A 12-chapter black-and-white serial.
1947 Son of Zorro Grosset & Dunlap, et al. Spencer Gordon Bennet/Fred C. Brannon A 13-chapter black-and-white serial based upon the Zorro literary character.
1949 Ghost of Zorro Grosset & Dunlap, et al. Fred C. Brannon Republic Pictures A 12-chapter black-and-white serial based upon the Zorro literary character.


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Also related

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