The Art Appreciation 2: The Senior Semester is a 2014 traditionally-animated comedy film directed by D.A. Nichols and Abbey Thickson and written by Victor Tartavosky. It is the sequel to 2007's The Art Appreciation.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Brooke Nevin, Sean Penn, and Matt Lanter reprise their roles as their respective characters while series newcomers include Eddie Izzard and Ginnifer Goodwin.
The film was released on June 6, 2014 with positive reviews from critics and has grossed $601 million against a $80 million budget.
Alice Cushman, now 18 years old, is entering her senior year at Lancaster High and decides to make some new artwork for the next Art Appreciation.
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- Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Alice Cushman
- Brooke Nevin as Karen Cushman
- Eddie Izzard as Mr. Robinson, Alice's new art teacher, after Mr. Clements retired.
- Ginnifer Goodwin as Jet Fowler, Alice's best friend. She was previously voiced by Amanda Bynes in the first film.
- Sean Penn as Andre Cushman, Alice and Karen's father.
- Matt Lanter as Johan Holden, Alice's boyfriend.
- David Arnott
- Jason Broad
- Doug Burch
- Catherine Cavadini
- Lanai Chapman
- Will Collyer
- Django Craig
- John DeMita
- Giselle Eisenberg
- Aaron Fors
- Willow Geer
- Barbara Iley
- Carlyle King
- Daamen J. Krall
- Marsha Kramer
- Jeremy Maxwell
- Daniel Edward Mora
- Levi Nunez
- Jason Pace
- Paige Pollack
- Alex Puccinelli
- David J. Randolph
- Noreen Reardon
- Regina Taufen
- Nancy Truman
- Andreana Weiner
- Ruth Zalduondo
On March 15, 2010, D.A. Nichols announced the possibility of a sequel to The Art Appreciation. Then in November 2012, Warner Bros. Pictures gave the green light for production on the sequel.
In March 2013, it was confirmed that Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Brooke Nevin, Sean Penn, and Matt Lanter would return to reprise their roles. Then in April 2013, Ginnifer Goodwin was cast to do the voice of Jet Fowler, since Amanda Bynes was unable to return due to her retirement from acting. That same month, it was confirmed that Eddie Izzard would voice new character, Mr. Robinson, Alice's new art teacher after Mr. Clements retired at the end of the first film.
In addition to The Art Apppreciation 2: The Senior Semester, NicThic Productions had plans for a third film. It was going to have Alice Cushman's life in college working on more artwork.
On March 17, 2015, Warner Bros. stated that the third film was cancelled due to story problems.