Last December, Disney announced during their Investor Day Presentation that a Night at the Museum animated movie was in development for Disney+. We haven’t heard too many details about the project since then but a recent interview with director Shawn Levy has provided an update on the sequel.
In an interview with Collider, Levy shared that the upcoming animated installment of the Night at the Museum franchise will release on Disney+ sometime next year.
Levy said the following in the interview:
“It is in production. Production and animation is a very different process. I am very actively in hands-on, producing that. I’ve seen two of the three acts in animation form. It is somehow its own thing, but very, very loyal to the legacy of those characters in that title. So happening, and will be on Disney+ next year in 2022.”
The spin-off was rumored to be titled Night At The Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again and said to center on the nervous and confidence-lacking Nick Daley, (the son of Ben Stiller’s character Larry Daley in the 20th Century Fox live-action trilogy), who is hesitant to follow in his father’s footsteps as the nightwatchman of a museum that comes to life at night.
New actors are expected to voice familiar characters returning to the film including Kahmunrah (previously voiced by Hank Azaria), Jedediah, Octavius, Teddy Roosevelt, and Sacagawea. Joan of Arc, a new character to the franchise, will also be joining the team.
Levy directed the film trilogy and will serve as executive producer for the animated sequel.