Along with Francisco Gonzalez’s excellent weekly news recaps–This Week in Superhero News and This Week in Movie Trailers–we’re happy to provide you with This Week in Animation News to get you caught up on all things animated you might have missed over the past seven days. 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 brought us the Golden Globe nominations, which included Best Animated Motion Picture nominees like Kubo and the Two Strings, Moana, and Zootopia. In continuing awards talk, Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s music for Moana should be the frontrunner for Best Original Song in the Oscars race, but it’ll be a tough category. Miranda also has Vivo, an animated movie set up at Sony, that’s been years in the making. Elsewhere, new trailers dropped for Despicable Me 3, The Boss Baby, and a re-release of a high-definition remastering of the original Ghost in the Shell anime. Plus, we got an early look at the new Warner Bros. Animation superhero series, Justice League Action.
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!
- Golden Globe Nominations: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Makes Strong Showing as ‘Silence’ Is Shut Out
- ‘Justice League Action’ Review: Animated Antics and Super-Powered Punchlines Abound
- Oscar Beat: Is This the Most Competitive “Best Original Song” Year Yet?
- First ‘Despicable Me 3’ Trailer Reveals Trey Parker’s 80s-Obsessed Villain
- Lin-Manuel Miranda Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop; Sony Fast-Tracks His Animated Movie ‘Vivo’
- ‘Trollhunters’ Featurette & TV Spot Further Reveal Guillermo del Toro’s Colorful World of Adventure
- ‘The Boss Baby’: New Trailer Finds Alec Baldwin’s Infant Hatching a Big Plan
- New Trailer for ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Heralds the Animated Classic’s Re-Release on Blu-ray
- Watch: New ‘DuckTales’ Cast Sings Theme Song, Including David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck