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Next on Netflix: Animation Previews New and Animated Series/Films For 2024 & Beyond

Netflix has announced their upcoming animated slate for the upcoming year! Check out what new and returning animated series/films are landing on the streaming site.
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Netflix is ramping up its animation game as they previewed an exciting lineup of animated films and series coming in the next year. More than 130 million households have watched a variety of animation every month. Leo and The Sea Beast became Netflix’s biggest animated film, which had 29 million views in the first five days.

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We got our first-look materials and project announcements, from adult series with action like Twilight of the Gods and Terminator to preschool shows with CoComelon Lane and Gabby’s Dollhouse. Check out the official preview announcement below:

Be the first to see what’s next in animation in 2024 and beyond, including first looks at highly anticipated shows like Zack Snyder’s Twilight of the Gods and the return of Arcane, and films like Spellbound and Saving Bikini Bottom: The Sandy Cheeks Movie. Because Netflix is the ultimate destination for animation.

NETFLIX REVEALS UPCOMING ANIMATION IMAGES AND FIRST-LOOKS

JENTRY CHAU VS. THE UNDERWORLD (2024)

The series follows Jentry Chau (voiced by Ali Wong), a Chinese-American teen living in a small Texas town, who finds out a demon king is hunting her for the supernatural powers she’s been working her whole life to repress. With the help of her weapons expert great-aunt and a millennia-old jiangshi (Chinese hopping vampire), Jentry must now fight an entire underworld’s worth of monsters while balancing the horrors of high school.

  • Creator/EP: Echo Wu
  • Executive Producers: Ali Wong, Aron Eli Coleite
  • Voice Cast: Ali Wong, Bowen Yang, Lori Tan Chinn, Lucy Liu, Jimmy O. Yang, Sheng Wang and Woosung Kim
  • Studio: Titmouse with Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Antonio Canobbio and Ben Kalina also acting as Executive Producers
  • Format: 2D Animated Series

LEVIATHAN (2025)

Based on the novel by Scott Westerfeld and illustrated by Keith Thompson, in 1914, on the eve of war, a fugitive prince and a girl in disguise meet aboard a bioengineered airship, the HMS Leviathan, and change the course of history.

  • Director: Christophe Ferreira
  • Executive Producers: Justin Leach, Taiki Sakurai
  • Music: Nobuko Toda & Kazuma Jinnouchi
  • Original Songs by: Joe Hisaishi
  • Animation Production: Orange

POOKOO (2025)

POOKOO

Pookoo is a buddy comedy about a small woodland creature and a majestic bird, two natural sworn enemies of The Valley, that must set off on an adventure of a lifetime.

  • Director: Nathan Greno
  • Producers: John Lasseter, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Mary Ellen Bauder Andrews
  • Music by: Siddhartha Khosla

PRETTY GUARDIAN SAILOR MOON COSMOS THE MOVIE PART 1/ PART 2 (August 22, 2024)

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos The Movie: Part 1

This film covers the Shadow Galactica arc, which is the final chapter of the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon series. Sailor Moon must stand up and fight once again when a new enemy called Shadow Galactica, an organization bent on destroying everything and ruling the universe, begins eliminating her friends one by one. Her task requires her to persevere when solitude threatens to overwhelm her. Will she be able to protect those she loves? What awaits her beyond the battle? Sailor Moon fights on despite the pressure of her self-imposed mission as the final chapter of the beautiful and strong Sailor Guardians begins.

  • Original Work/ Chief Supervisor: Naoko Takeuchi
  • Director: Tomoya Takahashi
  • Screenplay: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

SAVING BIKINI BOTTOM: THE SANDY CHEEKS MOVIE (August 2, 2024)

When Bikini Bottom and all its denizens are suddenly scooped out of the ocean, Sandy Cheeks and SpongeBob SquarePants journey to Texas to save the town from a villainous plot.

  • Director: Liza Johnson
  • Executive Producers: Marc Ceccarelli, Vincent Waller
  • Teleplay by: Kaz and Tom Stern
  • Story by: Kaz (Based on the Series Spongebob Squarepants by Stephen Hillenburg
  • Voice Cast: Carolyn Lawrence, Tom Kenny, Wanda Sykes, Clancy Brown, Bill Fagerbakke, Mr. Lawrence, Rodger Bumpass, Johnny Knoxville, Craig Robinson, Grey Delisle, Ilia Isorelys Paulino, Matty Cardarople

THAT CHRISTMAS (December 2024)

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Based on the charming trilogy of children’s books by beloved multi award-winning writer/director Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Love Actually, Yesterday), That Christmas follows a series of entwined tales about family and friends, love and loneliness, and Santa Claus making a big mistake, not to mention an enormous number of turkeys!

This heartwarming comedy from Locksmith Animation marks Curtis’ first foray into animation, serving as the film’s writer and executive producer, and also the feature directorial debut of renowned animation veteran Simon Otto (Love, Death & Robots, How to Train Your Dragon films). Nicole P. Hearon (Moana, Frozen) and Adam Tandy (The Thick of It, Detectorists) are producers.

  • Executive Producers: Mary Coleman, Natalie Fischer, Julie Lockhart, Elisabeth Murdoch, Bonnie Arnold, Lara Breay, Sarah Smith, Rebecca Cobb, Richard Curtis, Colin Hopkins
  • Voice Cast: Brian Cox, Fiona Shaw, Jodie Whittaker, Lolly Adefope, Alex Macqueen, Katherine Parkinson, Sindhu Vee, India Brown, Zazie Hayhurst, Sienna Sayer, Jack Wisniewski, Rosie Cavaliero, Paul Kaye, Guz Khan, Andy Nyman, Kuhu Agarwal, Bronte Smith, Freddie Spry, Ava Talbot, with Bill Nighy and Rhys Darby.
  • Music By: John Powell

TOKYO OVERRIDE (2024)

In AI-optimized Tokyo 100 years in the future, an orphan teenage hacker blends in until a favor for her only friend inadvertently draws her into a benevolent gang of outcast motorcyclists, uncovering the seemingly utopian city’s sinister underbelly through a murder investigation linked to a drug syndicate. The series is directed by Yuske Fukada and Veerapatra Jinanavin in collaboration with YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. and Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

  • Animation Production: RIFF Studio

ULTRAMAN: RISING (June 14, 2024)

With Tokyo under siege from rising monster attacks, baseball star Ken Sato reluctantly returns home to take on the mantle of Ultraman. But the titanic superhero meets his match when he reluctantly adopts a 35-foot-tall, fire-breathing baby kaiju. Sato must rise above his ego to balance work and parenthood while protecting the baby from forces bent on exploiting her for their own dark plans.

In partnership with Netflix, Tsuburaya Productions, and Industrial Light & Magic, Ultraman: Rising is written by Shannon Tindle & Marc Haimes, directed by Shannon Tindle, and co-directed by John Aoshima.

  • Voice Cast: Christopher Sean, Gedde Watanabe, Tamlyn Tomita, Keone Young, Julia Harriman

WOLF KING (2025)

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Based on the Wereworld books by Curtis Jobling, Wolf King is an epic fantasy adventure series that follows Drew Ferran, as he comes of age and discovers he’s the last of a long line of Werewolves, and rightful (yet reluctant) ruler of a land governed by Werelords. Drew must fight to abolish the tyranny of the Lion lords and reclaim the throne. The series is directed by Tom Brass for Jellyfish Pictures and produced by Angelo Abela, Tim Compton, Curtis Jobling and Barry Quinn for Lime Pictures.

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS (Fall 2024)

The animated series brings Zack Snyder’s daring and spectacular vision of ancient Norse mythology to life, and features the voices of Sylvia Hoeks, Stuart Martin, Pilou Asbaek, John Noble, Paterson Joseph, Rahul Kohli, Jamie Clayton, Kristopher Hivju, Peter Stormare, Jamie Chung, Lauren Cohan, and Corey Stoll, among others.

  • Production Company: Stone Quarry Animation
  • Animation Studio: Xilam Animation

CASTING ANNOUNCEMENTS

IN YOUR DREAMS (2025)

In Your Dreams is a comedy adventure about Stevie (12) and her little brother Elliot (8) who journey into the absurd landscape of their own dreams. If the siblings can withstand a snarky stuffed giraffe, zombie breakfast foods, and the queen of nightmares, the Sandman will grant them their ultimate dream come true… the perfect family.

  • Director: Alex Woo
  • Co-Director: Erik Benson
  • Producers: Timothy Hahn, p.g.a., Gregg Taylor, p.g.a.
  • Screenplay by: Erik Benson and Alex Woo
  • Story by: Alex Woo and Stanley Moore
  • Voice Cast: Simu Liu, Craig Robinson
  • Music by: John Debney

THE IMAGERY (July 5, 2024)

Studio Ponoc’s The Imaginary portrays the depths of humanity and creativity through the eyes of young Amanda and her imaginary companion, Rudger, a boy no one can see imagined by Amanda to share her thrilling make-believe adventures. But when Rudger, suddenly alone, arrives at The Town of Imaginaries, where forgotten Imaginaries live and find work, he faces a mysterious threat. Directed by renowned animator Yoshiyuki Momose (Spirited Away), The Imaginary is an unforgettable adventure of love, loss, and the healing power of imagination.

  • Producer and Writer: Yoshiaki Nishimura
  • Voice Cast: Louie Rudge-Buchanan, Evie Kiszel, Hayley Atwell, Sky Katz, Jeremy Swift, Kal Penn, LeVar Burton, Jane Singer, Ruby Barnhill, Roger Craig Smith, Courtenay Taylor, Miles Nibbe

THE TWITS (2025)

Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the meanest, smelliest, nastiest people in the world who also happen to own and operate the most disgusting, most dangerous, most idiotic amusement park in the world, Twitlandia. But when the Twits rise to power in their town, two brave orphans and a family of magical animals are forced to become as tricky as the Twits in order to save the city.

A hysterically funny, wild ride of a film (chock-full of the Twits’ beloved tricks–from the Wormy Spaghetti to the Dreaded Shrinks), The Twits is also a story for our times, about the never-ending battle between cruelty and empathy.

  • Director: Phil Johnston
  • Co-Dircetors: Katie Shanahan, Todd Kunjan Demong
  • Producers: Phil Johnston, Maggie Malone, Daisy May West
  • Writers: Phil Johnston, Meg Favreau
  • Voice Cast: Margo Martindale, Johnny Vegas, with Natalie Portman and Emilia Clarke

WALLACE & GROMIT: VENGEANCE MOST FOWL (This Winter: ex-UK/IE)

Aardman’s four-time Academy Award®-winning director Nick Park and Emmy Award-nominated Merlin Crossingham return with a brand new epic adventure, Wallace & Gromit: Vengeance Most Fowl. In this next installment, Gromit’s concern that Wallace is becoming too dependent on his inventions proves justified, when Wallace invents a “smart” gnome that seems to develop a mind of its own. When it emerges that a vengeful figure from the past might be masterminding things, it falls to Gromit to battle sinister forces and save his master… or Wallace may never be able to invent again!

  • Creator: Nick Park
  • Directors: Nick Park & Merlin Crossingham
  • Producer: Richard Beek
  • Story: Nick Park & Mark Burton
  • Screenplay: Mark Burton
  • Voice Cast: Ben Whitehead, Peter Kay, Lauren Patel, Reece Shearsmith, Diane Morgan, Adjoa Andoh, Muzz Khan, Lenny Henry

SPELLBOUND (November 22, 2024)

Spellbound follows the adventures of Ellian, the tenacious young daughter of the rulers of Lumbria who must go on a daring quest to save her family and kingdom after a mysterious spell transforms her parents into monsters.

Spellbound is directed by Vicky Jenson (Shrek) with original score from EGOT-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and lyrics by Glenn Slater (Tangled). A Netflix Film from Skydance Animation, Spellbound boasts an all-star voice cast led by Rachel Zegler, Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, John Lithgow, Jenifer Lewis, Nathan Lane, and Tituss Burgess. Spellbound is written by Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin and Julia Miranda and produced by John Lasseter, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Bruce Anderson and Linda Woolverton for Skydance Animation.

PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENTS

K-POP: DEMON HUNTERS (Working Title: 2025)

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K-Pop: Demon Hunters is a musical action adventure that follows the story of a world-renowned K-Pop girl group, as they balance their lives in the spotlight with their secret identities as bad-ass demon hunters, set against a colorful backdrop of fashion, food, style and the most popular music movement of this generation.

  • Directors: Maggie Kang and Chris Appelhans
  • Producers: Michelle Wong

MOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (2025)

Motel Transylvania. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2024

Motel Transylvania is open for business, as Drac & Mavis take a break from their Transylvanian haunts to set up a brand new resort for humans and monsters in the California desert. Vampires and sunshine… what can go wrong!? Motel Transylvania will be coming to Netflix next year!

PLANKTON: THE MOVIE (2025)

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Plankton’s world is flipped upside down when his plan for world domination is thwarted.

  • Director: Dave Needham
  • Executive Producers: Marc Ceccarelli, Vincent Waller
  • Story by: Mr. Lawrence
  • Screenplay by: Mr. Lawrence & Kaz and Mr. Lawrence & Chris Viscardi. Based on the Series SpongeBob SquarePants created by Stephen Hillenburg
  • Voice Cast: Mr. Lawrence, Jill Talley, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass
  • Music by: Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper 
  • Music Supervisors: Karyn Rachtman, Otis Ratchman
  • Original Songs: Bret McKenzie, Linda Perry, Mark Mothersbaugh & Bob Mothersbaugh

ADDITIONAL ANIMATED UPDATES:

  • GABBY’S DOLLHOUSE: SEASON 10
    • On Netflix August 5, 2024
  • HOT WHEELS LET’S RACE: SEASON 2
    • On Netflix Fall 2024
  • JURASSIC WORLD: CHAOS THEORY: SEASON 2
    • On Netflix Fall 2024
  • TERMINATOR ZERO
    • On Netflix August 29, 2024
    • Timothy Olyphant will voice the Terminator
  • COCOMELON LANE
    • New Special coming to Netflix August 19, 2024
  • EXPLODING KITTENS
    • On Netflix July 12, 2024
  • GHOSTBUSTERS (Working Title)
    • Coming Soon
  • Minecraft
    • Coming Soon

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