In This Week in Animation News, I’ll take a look at the previous week in the world of animation in order to get you caught up on everything you might have missed. It’s your one-stop shop for news regarding cartoons, anime, and animated web series. We’re talking movies, TV shows, digital shorts, and everything in between!
If the rumors are true, Steven Spielberg may be joining the team behind a possible Animaniacs reboot, bringing the popular 1990s series into the modern era. Speaking of nostalgia, we also have some beautiful and historic concept art and clips from Disney’s Bambi to share with you for the classic’s 75th anniversary, and we’re bringing you the news of Studio Ghibli‘s plans for a My Neighbor Totoro theme park in Japan.
Lots of animated superhero news this week, like the reveal of new animated shorts featuring the heroes of Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars, plus details on the upcoming Batman and Harley Quinn Blu-ray. There’s also the arrival of the first-ever crossover between LEGO and DC Super Hero Girls coming to DVD later this year. Oh and Rooster Teeth’s fourth volume of RWBY is now available, if you like your heroes on the indie side of things.
For the latest animation stories we’ve already covered on the site this week, take a look at the following links. Then, check out a selection of new stories below. Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!
- ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’: Watch the First Footage from the New Animated Series
- Satisfy Your Nostalgia Craving with the 75 Best 90s Cartoon Theme Songs
- ‘Paddington 2’ Trailer: The Adorable Bear Returns, Still Loves Marmalade
- Thomas Middleditch & Nick Kroll on How ‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie’ Changed Through Production
- ‘Cars 3′ Writers on the Darker Tone, How the Film Evolved, and Aging Athletes
- Kevin Hart on the His “Edgy” & “Dark” Role in ‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie’