As of late, it's seemed as if film companies are gearing their productions for quantity rather than particular quality. Marvel Studios comes to mind, having six films slated to be released before we reach 2016. In a similar vein, Dreamworks announced their game plan for releases in the next few years, debuting some new concepts as well as a multitude of sequels. It looks like we're going to be saturated with Dreamworks animation for the next few years, so bunker down everyone.
Between March of 2013 and June of 2016, Dreamworks is planning to release twelve feature length films. That basically works out to three films a year for the next four years. In the realm of sequels, Kung Fu Panda 3 is dropping on March 18, 2016 and we have How To Train Your Dragon parts two and three coming on June 20, 2014 and June 18, 2016, respectively. Not that everyone didn't know it was going to be made, but a full film based on The Penguins of Madagascar will be popping up literally everywhere around the area of March 27, 2015.
Also in production are several new titles, the most recent release set to be The Croods, a prehistoric romp about a family of Neanderthals who must venture into the dangerous dinosaur-land to find a new home, coming to your home on March 22, 2013. Sounds eerily familiar to another non-Pixar, non-Dreamworks animated film that features dinosaurs and the desire for a new home. There is another film being made called Turbo, which is about a snail who longs to race in the Indy 500, which gave me a decidedly Pixar-esque vibe. Look for that on July 19, 2013. Oh boy this is all so hard to keep track of.
Funny thing is, I'm not nearly done yet. There is still Mr. Peabody and Sherman on November 1, 2013, Me and My Shadow on March 14, 2014, Happy Smekday! releasing on November 26, 2014. I think Smekday is based on a book of some sort and Mr. Peabody is a given, but otherwise I don't know where they're finding these ideas. That said, they are making a movie about Trolls. Not the cool kind, the troll dolls that everyone had but never knew what to do with them. Feel free to take a sick day on June 5, 2015 for that one. There aren't many plot details for the proposed projects, but we know that Seth Rogen will be starring in B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherwordly Operations and that it will reportedly "be about ghosts." Their words not mine, but see if they're right on November 6, 2015.
I saved the best (best as in the one I'm actually interested in), a far from complete film called Mumbai Musical, set for release on December 19, 2015. It's supposedly a Bollywood style musical featuring monkeys and music from A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionare). To all the parents of young children, I too weep for your wallet.