The staff for the Doraemon anime series revealed the title, visual, and teaser video for the 2020 Doraemon film on Thursday. The 40th film in the franchise is titled Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Shin Kyoryū (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur), and it will open in March 2020.
Kazuaki Imai, an episode director on the Doraemon television anime, and the director of 2018's Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island film, is directing the 40th film. Genki Kawamura is also returning from the 2018 film to pen the new film's script.
The film's story begins with Nobita meeting two twin dinosaurs named Kyu and Myu. Despite the film's similarity in title to Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Dinosaur, the first film in the franchise, the story is completely different.
Eiga Doraemon no Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Chronicle of the Moon Exploration), the franchise's 39th film, sold 645,000 tickets for 757 million yen (about US$6.77 million) to top the Japanese box office in its opening weekend. The film had earned a cumulative total of 4,930,696,900 yen (about US$44.75 million) as of May 5. The film opened on 382 screens in Japan on March 1.
Source: Comic Natalie