10 DreamWorks Animated Films That Deserve A Sequel (According To Reddit)
DreamWorks Animation is no stranger to turning their movies into franchises. From The Prince of Egypt‘s direct-to-video sequel to their biggest box-office hit (Shrek 2), sequels have long been DreamWorks’ bread-and-butter. In fact, their last four consecutive movies have been sequels: Trolls World Tour, The Croods: A New Age, Spirit Untamed, and The Boss Baby: Family Business.
Still, some of DreamWorks’ fan favorites have yet to get the sequel treatment, and Reddit has thoughts on what films from their vault are ripe for expansion.
10 Abominable (2019)
Being DreamWorks’ most recent original movie, Abominable may be where the studio would look first if it was considering developing a new franchise. The story of a Shanghai teen who befriends a Yeti ends with both characters returning to their families, but with plenty of room for them to cross paths again in a future installment.
Redditor candiicorn goes as far as to say that the movie “hints at a sequel” with its ending, adding that they “need more” of Yi’s tech-savvy friend, Jin. While no sequel has been announced yet, the movie was a critical and commercial success, so it’s safe to say Abominable 2 is still in the cards.
9 Penguins Of Madagascar (2014)
On a poll where Penguins of Madagascar wasn’t even an option, CaptainAmphibian made a case for the spinoff deserving a sequel of its own. Citing the movie’s entertainment value and the villain’s “very interesting” backstory, they argue that the film strikes a “darker” tone than the Madagascar series, distinguishing it enough to set up a franchise in its own right.
While where Penguins ranks in the Madagascar movie franchise makes this an edge case, there are a number of factors in its favor, including the well-received The Penguins of Madagascar Nickelodeon series that ran from 2008-2015 and the fact that another DreamWorks spinoff, Puss in Boots, is getting its own sequel in 2022.
8 Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas (2003)
DreamWorks’ final traditionally-animated film, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, is a swashbuckler that bombed at the box office, thanks in part to stiff competition and the release of the first Pirates of the Caribbean film just one week later. Still, like DreamWorks’ other 2D fare, it’s developed something of a cult following, and user moviephil4315 argues that it’s the pre-2005 DreamWorks standalone they “could see most benefitting from a sequel.”
While a Sinbad sequel may seem like a long-shot, it appears slightly more likely after the recent release of Spirit Untamed, a sequel to another traditionally-animated early-’00s DreamWorks movie that left a weak impression at the box office.
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