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!
There’s a lot of news to get through this week, so make sure to scroll all the way through to see what catches your eye. Of course, Barry & Joe: The Animated Series probably got your attention, and yes, it is about the time-traveling adventures of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. (And if you like contributing to crowd-funding campaigns for animation, you might also want to check out the ongoing Goblins effort!) Another animated series you may have heard of, by the name of Attack on Titan, leaves its mark on an upcoming Japan Crate, which includes unique collectible art for diehard fans out there. Oh and if it’s holiday programming you’re looking for, definitely check out Boomerang’s updated December schedule!
On the movie side of things, you can get caught up on the filmmaking career of Your Name director Makoto Shinkai in a new profile video. Then, be sure to check out the new trailer and poster for the amazing film Birdboy: The Forgotten Children, arriving in U.S. theaters in just a couple of weeks. Speaking of theaters, Crunchyroll and Ellation are bringing Black Clover to the big screen for just a few days as part of their “Movie Night”, so be sure to get your tickets ASAP!
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!
- Edward James Olmos on the Power of ‘Coco’ and the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Spin-Off ‘Mayans MC’
- Kate Anderson & Elyssa Samsel on the Songwriting Process for ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’
- New ‘Paddington 2′ Trailer Brings Back Everyone’s Favorite Bear
- ‘Robot Chicken Holiday Special’ Trailer Sees Santa Trippin’ Balls
- Kevin Conroy, Rob Paulsen and Cal Dodd Team with Andrea Romano for New Animated Series
- ‘Batman Ninja’ Anime Trailer Arrives in a Cloud of Smoke and Chaos
- 45 Images from ‘Batman Ninja’ Reveal Highly Stylized Heroes, Villains, and Surprise Team-Ups
- ‘All Hail King Julien’ Showrunner Mitch Watson on the Award-Winning Series’ Final Season
- ‘All Hail King Julien’: Watch an Exclusive Clip from the Award-Winning Series’ Final Season