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!
This week saw a heartwarming animated short by the name of In a Heartbeat sweep across the internet to the tune of more than 16 million views. And since Voltron returned to Netflix for Season 3, we have early looks at awesome new diecast Playmates Toys that will be available this August along with a LEGO design inspired by a fan creation.
Lots of movie news this week including theatrical releases for Batman and Harley Quinn, Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You! and Mary and the Witch’s Flower, plus clips for Leap! and The Nut Job 2. In movie/TV news, Hasbro has unveiled their plans for more Transformers content, including a new animated feature film inspired by the live-action cinematic movie-verse, plus new animated series slated through 2019.
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!
- ‘One Piece’ Live-Action TV Series to Set Sail
- Netflix Welcomes Hasbro’s ‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters’
- Legendary Casting / Voice Director Andrea Romano to Retire This Week
- Sony Pictures TV to Acquire FUNimation Following $150 Million Valuation
- ‘OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes’ Creator Ian Jones-Quartey on His Robot-Punching Protagonist
- Voice Acting Veteran Rob Paulsen Returns to Work Following Cancer Treatment
- New ‘Voltron’ Season 3 Trailer Puts the Focus on Prince Lotor
- ‘Book of Life’ Director Jorge Gutierrez Takes over ‘LEGO Movie’ Spinoff