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3D Animation Movies of 2012

2012 was a great year for 3D animation movies, studios such as Pixar, Dreamworks, Laika, Sony Pictures Animation, Blue Sky Studios, Aardman, Walt Disney Pictures, Illumination entertainment and Krayon Pictures shined! Enjoy the list of 3D Animation Movies of 2012 we created for prosperity (and other kick ass reasons).

Great concepts and ideas were released with the animation movies of 2012. Paranorman with its claymation/digital animation and all the others with their great story writing and character creations.

3D Animation Movies Released in 2012

Did we miss any? Let us know!

Company Animation Title Studio
June 22, 2012 (USA)
Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell
Running time: 100 minutes
Music composed by: Patrick Doyle
Pixar Animation Studios
28 March 2013 (USA)
Director: Wayne Thornley
Running time: 83 minutes
Writers: Camilla Bubna-Kasteliz (script editor), Andrew Cook (screenplay)
Triggerfish Animation Studio
November 2, 2012 (USA)
Director: Rich Moore
Running time: 120 minutes
Featured songs: Shut Up and Drive, Celebration
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Rise of the Guardians
November 21, 2012 (USA)
Director: Peter Ramsey
Running time: 97 minutes
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
June 8, 2012 (USA)
Directors: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon
Running time: 95 minutes
Music composed by: Hans Zimmer
Hotel Transylvania
September 28, 2012 (USA)
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Running time: 91 minutes
Sony Pictures Animation
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Release date: July 13, 2012 (USA)
Directors: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier
Running time: 88 minutes
MPAA rating: PG
Blue Sky Studios
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Release date: April 27, 2012 (USA)
Directors: Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt
MPAA rating: PG
Screenplay: Gideon Defoe
Aardman Animations in partnership with Sony Pictures Animation
Initial release: August 3, 2012 (Mexico)
Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell
Running time: 93 minutes
Music composed by: Jon Brion
Initial release: September 20, 2012 (USA)
Director: Tim Burton
Running time: 87 minutes
Music composed by: Danny Elfman
Tim Burton, Walt Disney Pictures
The Lorax
Initial release: March 1, 2012 (United Arab Emirates, Kuwait)
Directors: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
Running time: 95 minutes
Music composed by: John Powell
Screenplay: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Illumination Entertainment
Delhi Safari
Initial release: May 24, 2012 (Russia)
Director: Nikhil Advani
Running time: 90 minutes
Producers: Mukesh Talreja, Anupama Patil, Kishor Patil
Screenplay: Nikhil Advani, Girish Dhamija, Suresh Nair, Milap Zaveri
Krayon Pictures

Written by Ruan Smit

Ruan Smit started Pixelsmithstudios with the vision of creating a new design orientated environment of sharing, learning and expertise development amongst local Animators,Illustrators,Game Developers and VFX artists in South Africa.

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