Spirit Riding Free is an upcoming computer-animated film based on the Netflix series. Produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures, the film was directed by Elaine Bogan and co-directed by Ennio Torresan in their feature film directorial debuts and written by the show’s creator Aury Wallington. It is set to be released on May 14, 2021.
On October 7, 2019, DreamWorks Animation announced that a feature film based on the series was in development. Scheduled for a theatrical release on May 14, 2021, it will be produced by DreamWorks Animation and released by Universal Pictures. The film will be directed by Elaine Bogan and co-directed by Ennio Torresan in their feature directorial debuts, and written by the creator of the series Aury Wallington, and produced by Karen Foster. The film will be produced on a lower budget and be made by a different animation studio outside of DreamWorks, similar to Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
- This is the seventh DreamWorks Animation film to have a female protagonist, after Chicken Run, Monsters vs. Aliens, The Croods, Trolls, Trolls World Tour, and Abominable.
- This is Netflix's first theatrical film based on Netflix's original TV show, by having Netflix Theatricals.