Based on the anime series and shōnen manga ‘Fairy Tail’ by Hiro Mashima, Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry was released in May this year. The film is a Japanese animated action fantasy film directed by Tatsuma Minawikama. Tetsuya Kakihara, Rie Kugimiya, Aya Hirano, Yuichi Nakamura, Sayaka , Satomi Satō, and Yui Horie come back to reprise their roles from the TV series. Funimation released the English version of the film in the United States.
Initially released in August, Blazing Samurai is an animated adventure-comedy-action film based loosely off of the 1974 western comedy film ‘Blazing Saddles’ by Mel Brooks. The movie is directed by Chris Bailey and features an A list voice cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Cera, Ricky Gervais, Mel Brooks, Gabriel Iglesias, George Takei, DjimonHounsou and Michelle Yeoh.
The Son of Bigfoot is a French computer animated film that was released this year in July. The film is directed by Ben Stasson and Jeremy Degruson. Belgian 3D animation house nWave Pictures was the production company for this light hearted, commercial-minded children’s feature.
Resident Evil: Vendetta released this year in May and is set in the same universe as the rest of the Resident Evil franchise. It is a 3D computer animated action- adventure -horror film. This is the third CG animated movie following Resident Evil: Degeneration. The movie is produced by Marza Animation Planet and is directed by Takanori Tsujimoto.
Voice actor Matthew Mercer returns as Leon S. Kennedy. Other cast members include Kevin Dorman and Erin Cahill who play Chris Redfield and Rebecca Chambers.
Pixar film Cars 3, is the third instalment to the famed franchise. Released in 2017, the film is a 3D animated sports action comedy starring actors from the first two films like Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt and Cheech Marin while Nathan Fillion, Kerry Washington and Lea DeLaria voiced the new characters.
‘Nick Off Duty’ is a German crime action thriller directed by Christian Alvart. The protagonist’s character originated from a German TV series called ‘Tatort’ that became a blockbuster after the character of Nick was introduced. The film stars German actors Til Schweiger, FahriYardim and Luna Schweiger.