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Netflix Previews Massive Upcoming 2024-2025 Animation Slate

The streamer unveils a diverse slate of upcoming animated films and series at its ‘Next on Netflix: Animation’ preview event, promising fresh content for all ages.

Netflix has just unveiled a sneak peek at its upcoming animation slate, showcasing a dizzying array of animated films and new and returning series set to premiere over the next year. With more than 130 million households tuning in monthly to enjoy its animated offerings, Netflix has firmly established itself as a leading platform for animation. Here’s a look at what viewers can expect, from new releases to returning favorites.

For adult audiences, Netflix is rolling out a mix of action and comedy series, including the much-anticipated Season 2 of Arcane, Twilight of the Gods, Terminator Zero, Exploding Kittens, and the final season of Big Mouth.

On the film front, following the success of all-audience hits like The Sea Beast and Leo, new titles such as The Imaginary, Saving Bikini Bottom: The Sandy Cheeks Movie, Spellbound, That Christmas, Wallace & Gromit: Vengeance Most Fowl, The Twits, K-Pop: Demon Hunters, Plankton: The Movie, and Pookoo are set to capture viewers’ imaginations. Additionally, fans can look forward to series like Motel Transylvania and Jurassic World: Chaos Theory.

For younger audiences, preschool shows like CoComelon, CoComelon Lane, and Gabby’s Dollhouse continue to be a hit, having collectively garnered more than 650 million views last year.

Anime enthusiasts are not left out, with upcoming series Tokyo Override and Leviathan, and films such as Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos The Movie and My Oni Girl. Netflix’s anime programming continues to thrive, with upwards of one billion views in 2023 alone.

There’s even a game, The Dragon Prince: Xadia, which is a hero-based cooperative action RPG from Wonderstorm, the makers of The Dragon Prince animated series on Netflix, and will be released this summer.

From action-packed adventures to heartwarming preschool series, Netflix’s latest animation lineup promises something for everyone.

 

NEW & RETURNING SERIES

Arcane: Season 2 — On Netflix November 2024

The award-winning animated series created by Christian Linke and Alex Yee and animated at Riot Games returns, featuring the voices of Hailee Steinfeld, Ella Purnell and Katie Leung.

 

Big Mouth: Season 8 (Final Season) — On Netflix 2025

Big Mouth is the critically-acclaimed and Emmy-winning adult animated comedy about the glorious nightmare that is puberty. Inspired by the childhoods of EPs and co-creators Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg, the Titmouse-animated series follows a group of friends and their hormone monsters as they navigate adolescence, human sexuality, and coming of age. The series features a celebrated voice cast led by Kroll alongside John Mulaney, Jessi Klein, Jason Mantzoukas, Ayo Edebiri, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen, Andrew Rannells and Jordan Peele. The final season airs in 2025, making Big Mouth the longest-running series in Netflix history outside of Kids & Family programming.

 

CoComelon Lane — New Special Coming to Netflix August 19, 2024

From the team behind the beloved Netflix series CoComelon Lane comes CoComelon Lane: The Nursery Rhyme Musical, premiering on Netflix August 19. In the 30-minute special episode, Cece and her friends want to do something special to celebrate their teacher, so they put on a musical based on all of their favorite classic nursery rhymes. Animated at Atomic Cartoons, the special is based on characters from Moonbug Entertainment.

 

Exploding Kittens — On Netflix July 12, 2024

Earth sucks, so God (Tom Ellis) gets fired and sent to Earth to reconnect with humanity. The catch? He’s trapped in the body of a chubby house cat. As part of his rehabilitation, he moves in with a dysfunctional family and tries to solve their problems, but ends up spending a lot of time chasing laser pointers. The voice cast also includes Sasheer Zamata as Godcat’s next-door neighbor Devilcat, who just happens to be the Antichrist, along with Suzy Nakamura, Mark Proksch, Ally Maki and Kenny Yates. From executive producers Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, the series is part of the Exploding Kittens franchise created by Elan Lee and The Oatmeal’s Inman.

 

Gabby’s Dollhouse: Season 10 — On Netflix August 5, 2024

Gabby (Laila Lockhart Kraner) and Pandy (Logan Bailey) are excited to get tiny and give a cat-tastic Dollhouse welcome to their newest kitty friend, Marty the Party Cat (Darren Criss) on Season 10 of Gabby’s Dollhouse. Created by Eps Traci Paige Johnson (Blue’s Clues, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) and Jennifer Twomey (Blue’s Clues, Team Umizoomi), the voice cast also features Tara Strong, Donovan Patton, Juliet Donenfeld, Maggie Lowe, Secunda Wood, Sainty Nelsen, Eduardo Franco and Carla Tassara.

 

Ghostbusters (working title) — Coming Soon On Netflix

Netflix and Sony Pictures Animation are developing an animated series based on the beloved Ghostbusters IP, which will be debuted exclusively on Netflix. Executive produced by Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan, the high-end series is part of the streamer’s elevated family animation line-up, delivering irreverent supernatural comedy and thrilling visual spectacle.

 

Hot Wheels Let’s Race: Season 2 — On Netflix Fall 2024

Based on the number-one selling toy in the world, Hot Wheels Let’s Race is a high-octane series that ignites and unlocks the challenger spirit within every racer! The series was developed by Rob David, Melanie Shannon and Jordan Gershowitz for Mattel Television Studios, and is produced by Mike Roberts and Diane A. Crea. With animation from Sprite Animation Studios and OLM Digital, the series follows the newest generation of racers as they experience mind-blowing races, extreme stunt contests, and thrill-seeking challenges.

 

Jentry Chau vs. The Underworld — On Netflix 2024

The 2D-animated series follows Jentry Chau (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. The series was created by Echo Wu with animation from Chris Prynoski and Shannon Prynoski at Titmouse. Producers include Wong, Aron Eli Coletite, and Ben Kalina.

 

Jurassic World: Chaos Theory: Season 2 — On Netflix Fall 2024 | Season 1 now available on Netflix

Executive producer Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic World: Chaos Theory returns for season two, with showrunners Scott Kreamer and Aaron Hammersley at the helm and CG animation by DreamWorks Animation. Set six years after the events of Camp Cretaceous, the members of “The Nublar Six” struggle to find their footing off the islands. They navigate a world now filled with dinosaurs and people who want to harm them. Reunited in the wake of a tragedy, the group comes together only to find themselves on the run. They are catapulted into a global adventure to unravel a conspiracy that threatens both dinosaurs and humankind, and finally learn the truth about what happened to one of their own.

 

Leviathan — On Netflix 2025 — First Look!

In 1914, on the eve of war, a fugitive prince and a girl in disguise meet aboard the bioengineered airship, HMS Leviathan, and change the course of history. Based on the novel Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld and illustrated by Keith Thompson, the series is directed by Christophe Ferreira with animation by Orange. Executive producers Justin Leach and Taiki Sakurai bring this epic tale to life, accompanied by music from Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi. The series also features original songs by the renowned Joe Hisaishi.

 

Minecraft — Coming Soon On Netflix

Netflix and Mojang Studios are in development on an animated series based on one of the most significant and popular games of all time, Minecraft. The series will debut exclusively on Netflix and will feature an original story with new characters, showing the world of Minecraft in a new light. The new CG-animated Minecraft series is in development with WildBrain, the studio behind popular animated Netflix shows such as Sonic Prime, Ninjago: Dragons Rising and Carmen Sandiego.

 

Motel Transylvania — On Netflix 2025 — First Look!

Get your first look! Motel Transylvania is now 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.

 

Terminator Zero — On Netflix August 29, 2024

Showrunner, executive producer, and writer Mattson Tomlin teams up with director Masashi Kudo for Terminator Zero. In 2022, a future war rages between the few human survivors and an endless army of machines. Flashback to 1997: the AI known as Skynet gains self-awareness and begins its war against humanity. Caught between these two timelines is a soldier sent back in time to change the fate of humanity. She arrives in 1997 to protect Malcolm Lee, a scientist developing a new AI system to counter Skynet’s impending attack. As Malcolm navigates the moral complexities of his creation, he is hunted by an unrelenting assassin from the future, forever altering the fate of his three children. The series, directed by Masashi Kudo, is animated by Production IG and produced by Skydance, with Timothy Olyphant voicing the Terminator.

 

The Undervale — Coming Soon On Netflix — First Look!

In this first look at The Undervale, a single mother of two struggles to run a haunted hotel with the help of her estranged brother, who is now one of the ghosts haunting the hotel and believes the other ghosts have some pretty good ideas. Created by Matt Roller, the series features executive producers Chris McKenna, Dan Harmon, Steve Levy, and Matt Roller. The animation is handled by Titmouse, with Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Antonio Canobbio, and Ben Kalina also serving as executive producers. Erica Hayes serves as the supervising director.

 

Tokyo Override — On Netflix 2024 — First Look!

In this first look at Tokyo Override, an orphan teenage hacker blends into AI-optimized Tokyo, 100 years in the future, until a favor for her only friend inadvertently draws her into a benevolent gang of outcast motorcyclists. Together, they uncover 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, produced by Yuske Fukada, Sornperes Subsermsri, and Kwunchanok Meesilpa, with animation production by RiFF Studio in collaboration with Yamaha and Honda.

 

Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft — On Netflix October 10, 2024 — First Video Look!

In this first video look at Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft, the animated series picks up after the events of the highly successful Tomb Raider video game Survivor trilogy (Tomb Raider; Rise of the Tomb Raider; Shadow of the Tomb Raider), charting the globetrotting heroine’s next chapter as the iconic adventurer. More than 25 years after her first appearance, Lara Croft (voiced by Hayley Atwell) continues to explore ancient mysteries and uncover lost truths across breathtaking and dangerous destinations. The series is written, showrun, and executive produced by Tasha Huo, with additional executive producers Dmitri M. Johnson, Timothy I. Stevenson, Jacob Robinson, Dallas Dickinson, Noah Hughes, Howard Bliss, Jen Chambers, and Brad Graeber. The voice cast includes Hayley Atwell, Allen Maldonado, and Earl Baylon, with animation by Powerhouse Animation.

 

Twilight of the Gods — On Netflix Fall 2024 — First Look!

In this first look at Twilight of the Gods, Zack Snyder’s daring and spectacular vision of ancient Norse mythology comes to life. The animated series features an impressive voice cast, including 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. Created by Zack Snyder, Jay Oliva, and Eric Carrasco, the series is executive produced by Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Wesley Coller, and Jay Oliva. The animation is produced by Stone Quarry Animation and Xilam Animation, with episodes directed by Zack Snyder, Jay Oliva, Tim Divar and Andrew Tamandl, and Dave Hartman and Andrew Tamandl.

 

Wolf King — On Netflix 2025 — First Look!

In this first look at Wolf King, an epic fantasy adventure series based on the Wereworld books by Curtis Jobling, we follow Drew Ferran as he comes of age and discovers he’s the last of a long line of Werewolves and the 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.

 

FEATURE FILMS

In Your Dreams — On Netflix 2025

In Your Dreams is a comedy adventure about 12-year-old Stevie and her eight-year-old little brother Elliot, 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. Directed by Alex Woo, with Erik Benson as co-director, the film is produced by Timothy Hahn and Gregg Taylor. The screenplay is written by Benson and Woo, based on a story by Woo and Stanley Moore. The voice cast features Simu Liu and Craig Robinson, with music by John Debney.

 

K-Pop: Demon Hunters (working title) — On Netflix 2025 — First Look!

In this first look at K-Pop: Demon Hunters, a musical action-adventure, we follow 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, the film promises a vibrant and exciting experience. Directed by Maggie Kang and Chris Appelhans, the film is produced by Michelle Wong.

 

My Oni GirlOn Netflix May 24, 2024

In an extraordinary world where winter meets summer, My Oni Girl weaves an enchanting tale of friendship and self-discovery. Produced by the cutting-edge Studio Colorido and directed by Studio Ghibli alumni Tomotaka Shibayama, this youth fantasy film brings together human emotions and mythical elements in a heartwarming narrative. My Oni Girl is the second of three films that Netflix is producing with the acclaimed animation studio, known for feature-length anime such as Penguin HighwayA Whisker Away, and Drifting Home.

The film tells the story of Hiiragi Yatsuse, a first-year high school student who struggles to make friends despite his efforts to please others. His life takes an unexpected turn when one summer day, he meets Tsumugi, an oni (demon) girl on a quest to find her mother in the human world. Snow mysteriously begins to fall… and their adventure begins. The film is directed by Tomotaka Shibayama and produced by Studio Colorido, with voice cast Kensho Ono and Miyu Tomita. The character design is by Masafumi Yokota, with Sunao Chikaoka as the character design assistant, Miho Tanaka as the color designer, Kunihiko Inaba as the art director, Satoshi Machida as the compositing director, and music by Mina Kubota. The sound director is Eriko Kimura, development production is by Twin Engine, and the theme song “Truth in Lies” is by ZUTOMAYO.

 

Plankton: The Movie — On Netflix 2025 — First Look!

In this first look at Plankton: The Movie, Plankton’s world is flipped upside down when his plan for world domination is thwarted. Directed by Dave Needham, the film features executive producers Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller. The story is by Mr. Lawrence, with a screenplay by Mr. Lawrence & Kaz and Mr. Lawrence & Chris Viscardi. Based on the series SpongeBob SquarePants created by Stephen Hillenburg, the voice cast includes Mr. Lawrence, Jill Talley, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, Clancy Brown, and Rodger Bumpass. Music is by Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper, with music supervisors Karyn Rachtman and Otis Rachtman, and original songs by Bret McKenzie, Linda Perry, and Mark Mothersbaugh & Bob Mothersbaugh.

 

Pookoo — On Netflix 2025 — First Look!

In this first look at buddy comedy Pookoo, we follow the adventure of a small woodland creature and a majestic bird, two natural sworn enemies of The Valley, who must set off on an adventure of a lifetime. Directed by Nathan Greno, the film is produced by John Lasseter, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Mary Ellen Bauder Andrews for Skydance Animation. The music is composed by Siddhartha Khosla.

 

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos The Movie: Part 1 / Part 2 — On Netflix August 22, 2024

In this final chapter of the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon series, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos The Movie: Part 1 / Part 2 covers the Shadow Galactica arc. 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.

The original work and chief supervision are by Naoko Takeuchi, directed by Tomoya Takahashi, with a screenplay by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu. The character design is by Kazuko Tadano, music by Yasuharu Takanashi, and art direction by Yumiko Kuga from Studio Jack. The animation production is by Toei Animation and Studio DEEN.

 

Saving Bikini Bottom: The Sandy Cheeks Movie — On Netflix August 2, 2024

In Saving Bikini Bottom: The Sandy Cheeks Movie, 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. Directed by Liza Johnson, the film features executive producers Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller. The teleplay is written by Kaz and Tom Stern, based on a story by Kaz, and the series SpongeBob SquarePants by Stephen Hillenburg. The voice cast includes Carolyn Lawrence, Tom Kenny, Wanda Sykes, Clancy Brown, Bill Fagerbakke, Mr. Lawrence, Rodger Bumpass, Johnny Knoxville, Craig Robinson, Grey Delisle, Ilia Isorelys Paulino, and Matty Cardarople.

 

Spellbound — On Netflix 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. Directed by Vicky Jenson (Shrek), the film features an original score by EGOT-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) with 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. The screenplay is written by Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin and Julia Miranda, based on a story by Jenson and Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin. The film is produced by John Lasseter, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Bruce Anderson, and Linda Woolverton for Skydance Animation.

 

That Christmas — On Netflix December 2024

Based on the charming trilogy of children’s books by beloved multi-award-winning writer/director Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a FuneralNotting HillLove ActuallyYesterday), 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 & RobotsHow to Train Your Dragon films).

The film is produced by Nicole P. Hearon (MoanaFrozen) and Adam Tandy (The Thick of ItDetectorists). Executive producers include Mary Coleman, Natalie Fischer, Julie Lockhart, Elisabeth Murdoch, Bonnie Arnold, Lara Breay, Sarah Smith, Rebecca Cobb, Richard Curtis, and Colin Hopkins. The voice cast features 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 is by John Powell.

 

The Imaginary — On Netflix 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 else can see, imagined by Amanda to share her thrilling make-believe adventures. 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. The film is produced by two-time Academy Award nominee Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess KaguyaWhen Marnie Was There), who also serves as the writer. The voice cast includes Louie Rudge-Buchanan, Evie Kiszel, Hayley Atwell, Sky Katz, Jeremy Swift, Kal Penn, LeVar Burton, Jane Singer, Ruby Barnhill, Roger Craig Smith, Courtenay Taylor, and Miles Nibbe.

 

The Twits — On Netflix 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. Directed by Phil Johnston, with co-directors Katie Shanahan and Todd Kunjan Demong, the film is produced by Phil Johnston, Maggie Malone, and Daisy May West. The screenplay is written by Phil Johnston and Meg Favreau. The voice cast includes Margo Martindale, Johnny Vegas, with Natalie Portman and Emilia Clarke.

 

Ultraman: Rising — On Netflix June 14, 2024 — New Clip!

 

In the long-awaited feature directorial debut from Shannon Tindle, Ultraman: Rising brings a thrilling adventure to life. With Tokyo under siege from rising monster attacks, baseball star Ken Sato reluctantly returns home to take on the mantle of Ultraman. However, the titanic superhero meets his match when he 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.

This epic story, written by Tindle & Marc Haimes, is co-directed by John Aoshima. Produced in partnership with Netflix, Tsuburaya Productions, and Industrial Light & Magic, the film features producers Tom Knott and Lisa M. Poole, with executive producers Takayuki Tsukagoshi, Masahiro Onda, and Kei Minamitani. The voice cast includes Christopher Sean, Gedde Watanabe, Tamlyn Tomita, Keone Young, and Julia Harriman.

 

Wallace & Gromit: Vengeance Most Fowl — On Netflix This Winter (ex-UK/IE) — First Look!

In this first look at Wallace & Gromit: Vengeance Most Fowl, Aardman’s four-time Academy Award-winning director Nick Park and Emmy Award-nominated Merlin Crossingham return with a brand new epic adventure. 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!

Created by Nick Park, the film is directed by Park and Crossingham, with Richard Beek as producer. The story is by Park and Burton, with the screenplay by Burton. The voice cast includes Ben Whitehead, Peter Kay, Lauren Patel, Reece Shearsmith, Diane Morgan, Adjoa Andoh, Muzz Khan, and Lenny Henry.