It’s a good year to be a kid at the movies—and a dangerous year to be a producer trying to turn a profit from Hollywood's animation-industrial complex. It's not that there isn't demand; it's just that there's an awful lot of supply.
The cartoon machine is buzzing like a server farm, with every studio queuing up at least one major release. “There’s a glut of these types of films at the moment,” said Cowen and Co. analyst Doug Creutz. “It’s highly unlikely they’re all going to work.”