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!
In movie news, Pixar’s Coco is now the biggest film ever in Mexico, in terms of the box office and the country’s local currency. That bodes well for the animation studio’s worldwide release of the film this week; check out Matt Goldberg‘s review below. We also have some news for a pair of threequels: Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3 has unveiled a new trailer, image, and poster for the “Summer Vacation” themed comedy, and DreamWorks Animation has cast an impressive actor to play the villain for How to Train Your Dragon 3. Speaking of DreamWorks, they’ve also launched a Shorts program with an aim toward developing future features.
On the TV side, the first season of Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe is finally headed to DVD in its entirety. Elsewhere, the entire second season of Sonic Boom arrives on Hulu this Sunday and Season 3 of DreamWorks TV’s Spirit Riding Free is available on Netflix now. And we finally have some more details on Rooster Teeth’s highly anticipated new animated series, gen:LOCK.
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!
- ‘Transformers: Titans Return’: Peter Cullen on His Own Return as Optimus Prime
- ‘Coco’ Review: Yep, It’s Another Pixar Movie That Will Make You Cry
- ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Movie in the Works at Illumination Entertainment
- ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ Directors Kevin Deters & Stevie Wermers-Skelton on Crafting the Featurette
- ‘HarmonQuest’ Season 2 Finale Reveals the Fate of Fondue, Dan Harmon’s Cowardly Half-Orc
- Netflix’s ‘Stretch Armstrong’ Series Review: High-Spirited Action That Fits the Superhero Mold
- ‘Hey Arnold!’ Actor Lane Toran on Returning for Nickelodeon’s ‘The Jungle Movie’
- ‘My Little Pony: Equestria Girls’: Hasbro’s New Digital Series Is Magical and Musical
- ‘Incredibles 2’ Trailer Teaser Prepares for the Superheroic Family’s Return
- ‘Incredibles 2’ Trailer Gets to Work Saving the World Again