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!
The biggest news of the week has to do with Warner Bros.’ latest animated DC Entertainment movie, Gotham by Gaslight, which just released its first atmospheric trailer. Animated TV news, or at least the stories we haven’t already covered in the links below, was in short supply this week, but there’s one big event happening tonight. Boomerang will premiere the two-part Season 2 finale of the super-speedy series Sonic Boom featuring Sonic the Hedgehog and his pals. On the web, Marvel and Funko continue their cross-promotional shenanigans with a new short featuring the Hulk and Black Widow.
Animated movie news was pretty busy this week. As Pixar’s musical movie Coco prepares for its U.S. release, it was announced that Disney/Pixar has teamed up with dozens of other organizations to help bring more music education into public schools. Opening next week are Sony’s Christmas movie The Star and the Oscar-hopeful The Breadwinner; both films have something new to show you below. Oh and don’t think Batman’s solo adventures are the only thing coming to Blu-ray, since a new commemorative edition of Justice League: The New Frontier is available now for the DC Comics fans on your holiday wish list!
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!
- Ken Scarborough on Amazon’s Kids Series ‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’, Plus an Exclusive Clip
- Final Trailer for Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Promises a Fun-Filled Family Adventure
- ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ Trailer: Fart Jokes + Johnny Depp = Success?
- ‘DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia’ Trilogy Planned for Netflix with ‘Trollhunters’ Spin-off Series
- New ‘Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie’ Trailer Promises to Answer All Your Questions
- New ‘Early Man’ Trailer Evolves Out of the Stone Age
- ‘The Summoning’: First Animated Short from “GO! Cartoons” Sets a High Bar
- Cort Lane on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Season 2 Finale and What’s Ahead for Season 3
- Oscars: 26 Animated Movies Submitted for Consideration Include ‘Coco’, ‘The Breadwinner’