In This Week in Animation News, I’ll take a look at the previous week in the world of animation news 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!
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!
- Gorgeous New ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Trailer Is Full of Spider-People
- Watch: Kaley Cuoco Voices Harley Quinn in First Teaser for New Animated Series
- ‘Lilo & Stitch’ Is the Latest Animated Disney Movie to Get the Live-Action Treatment
- Here Are All of Disney’s Upcoming Live-Action Remakes
- Exclusive: ‘Blaze and the Monster Machines’ Clip Features NASA Astronaut Megan McArthur
- New ‘Marvel Rising’ Specials to Bring Back Ghost-Spider and Introduce Ironheart
- Exclusive First Trailer for ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny’ Shows Off Amazon’s Series
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Surpasses $5.1 Million at Box Office, Extends Theatrical Run
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes has wowed audiences across the U.S. and Canada and had moviegoers flocking to theaters to watch the first ever feature film from the global hit anime franchise My Hero Academia. To meet the ongoing demand from audiences, Funimation Films is extending the movie’s run, which was originally set to end last night. My Hero Academia: Two Heroes will now be available on additional dates of October 4 & 6 in the U.S. and October 5-11 in Canada. Virtually all 500+ U.S. and Canadian theaters from the original release are participating in the extended run, which will include showtimes for both the Japanese language (English subtitles) and English dub versions depending on exhibitor and location. As of last night, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes has surpassed $5.1M at the box office and is now ranked as the 11th highest grossing anime film of all time domestically.
“Fans will understand when I say that the response to My Hero Academia: Two Heroes has truly been Plus Ultra!” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation. “We’re thrilled to make the film available for additional dates at virtually all 500+ U.S. and Canadian theaters from the original release. If you thought you missed My Hero Academia: Two Heroes in theaters or you couldn’t catch an encore screening, now is your second chance.”
Check local listings for U.S. and Canadian locations and showtimes on October 4 & 6 or October 5-11, respectively.
Our favorite young hero-in training is in for a wild ride when villains threaten the artificial moving city, I-Island. Deku and All Might receive an invitation to I-Expo, the world’s leading exhibition of Quirk abilities and hero item innovations! Amid the excitement, sponsors, and pros from all over, Deku meets Melissa, a girl who is Quirkless just like he once was. Suddenly, I-Expo’s top-of-the-line security system gets hacked by villains, and a sinister plan is set in motion. It’s a serious threat to hero society and one man holds the key to it all—the symbol of peace, All Might.
Check here for tickets to the bonus screenings of the uber-popular My Hero Academia: Two Heroes!