This Week in Animation News: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season 4 Confirmed by Disney XD

     March 4, 2017


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!

It was another busy week in the world of Animation News! As the headline promised, Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels will be back for Season 4 this fall, and we’ve got a new clip from tonight’s episode to celebrate that fact. In other renewal news, Nickelodeon is rebooting its existing computer-generated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as a 2D, traditionally animated series in 2018 and Disney XD has greenlit Season 2 of DuckTales ahead of the rebooted series’ summer premiere.


Image via Disney XD

Elsewhere, fans of the Tokyo Ghoul manga and anime series recently got some confusing news about future releases from Viz Media that we’ll attempt to clarify. In more clear-cut news, FXX’s Archer: Dreamland debuted a new poster; Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons takes a trip under the sea for SpongeBob SquarePants; details and artwork for Marvel Future Avengers anime debuts; DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls 2 gets a release date; and Spark: A Space Tail gets a new trailer.

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!