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'Nimona' Leads Netflix's Family Summer Animation Lineup

Nick Bruno and Troy Quane's new animated adventure is one a trove of new and returning animated kids and family films and series hitting the streamer starting June 1 that also includes ‘The Monkey King,’ ‘Supa Team 4,’ and ‘Not Quite Narwhal.’

It’s going to be a summer of animated fun on Netflix with the streamer’s Family Summer lineup filled with new animated kids and family films and series. The expansive slate kicks off with superheroes in the new animated feature Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie and its first original animated series from Africa, Supa Team. New films and limited series, including Nimona; and The Monkey King. New and returning favorites include LEGO Ninjago: Dragons Rising, Sonic Prime, Gabby's Dollhouse, and Not Quite Narwhal's debut for preschoolers.

Check out new release dates and new images for the Netflix Family Summer animation lineup:

June 1: LEGO Ninjago: Dragons Rising Season 1 (Series)

  • Two teenagers from different worlds use their newly discovered Ninja powers to defend dragons from villains who want to use their life-force for evil.

June 6: My Little Pony: Bridlewoodstock (Special)

  • In the special, the Mane 5 are trying to stage a music festival during Bridlewood’s beautiful Lumi-Bloom, a bioluminescent nature event that only happens once a year. Throughout their quest, they race to book Equestria’s best and brightest artists, reunite old legends, and grapple with the unicorn legend of voice stealing Troggles.
  • Executive produced by Cort Lane with supervising director William Lau and developed for TV by Gillian Berrow.
  • The animation is produced by Atomic Cartoons.
  • The voice cast includes Sofia Wylie; Maitreyi Ramakrishnan; Jenna Warren; JJ Gerber; Ana Sani; and Aj Bride.

June 30: Nimona (Film)

  • When a knight in a futuristic, medieval world is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, the only one who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona — a mischievous teen who happens to be a shapeshifting creature he's sworn to destroy.
  • The movie is directed by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane and produced by Karen Ryan, p.g.a, Julie Zackary, p.g.a., and Roy Lee. The screenplay is by Robert L. Baird and Lloyd Taylor; the story is by Baird; Pamela Ribon; Marc Haimes; Bruno; Quane; and Keith Bunin. Executive producers are Megan Ellison; Baird; Andrew Millstein, and John Powers Middleton.
  • Annapurna Animation produces the movie, and DNEG produces the animation.
  • The movie stars Grace Moretz; Ahmed; Eugene Lee Yang; Frances Conroy; Lorraine Toussaint;  Beck Bennett; Indya Moore; RuPaul Charles; Julio Torres; and Sarah Sherman.

July 13: Sonic Prime Season 2 (Series)

  • The action-packed adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog go into overdrive when a run-in with Dr. Eggman results in a literal universe-shattering event. Desperate to piece his prime reality back together and save his old friends, Sonic races through the Shatterverse, discovering strange worlds and enlisting new friends in an epic adventure of a lifetime!
  • The series is executive produced by Man of Action, Erik Wiese; WildBrain (Josh Scherba, Anne Loi, Stephanie Betts, Logan McPherson); and SEGA (Haruki Satomi, (Yukio Sugino, Shuji Utsumi, Toru Nakahara).
  • The cast features Deven Mack; Ashleigh Ball; Shannon Chan-Kent; Brian Drummond; Vincent Tong; Ian Hanlin; Kazumi Evans; and Adam Nurada.

July 20: Supa Team 4 (Series)

  • Four teen girls living in the neo-futuristic African city of Lusaka are recruited by a retired secret agent still committed to saving the world... even if it’s on a budget. In their journey from schoolgirls tackling homework to undercover superheroes fending off supervillains, they’re transformed from a motley crew of friends into Supa Team 4!
  • Created by Malenga Mulendema and executive produced by Anthony Silverston; Mike Buckland; Tom van Waveren; Edward Galton; and Amy Keating Rogers. Malenga Mulendema serves as co-executive producer. Ciara Breslin, Cake Entertainment, and Triggerfish produce the show.
  • The animation is by Superprod.

July 28: Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie (Film)

  • The movie follows an ordinary teenager Marinette, whose life in Paris goes superhuman when she becomes Ladybug. Bestowed with magical powers of creation, Ladybug must unite with her opposite, Cat Noir, to save Paris as a new villain unleashes chaos on the city.
  • The film’s story is by its director Jeremy Zag; the original screenplay is by Zag and Bettina López Mendoza. It’s produced by Aton Soumache, Zag, and Daisy Shang. Executive producers are Soumache, Zag, and Shang.
  • The voice cast includes Cristina Vee Valenzuela, Bryce Papenbrook, and Keith Silverstein.      

August 7: Gabby’s Dollhouse Season 8 (Series)

  • Gabby and her best pal Pandy Paws meet fairies, find treasure, and go on wild adventures inside her super-special dollhouse.
  • Created by Traci Paige Johnson and Jennifer Twomey.
  • The voice cast includes Laila Lockhart Kraner; Tucker Chandler; Juliet Donenfeld; Donovan Patton; Maggie Lowe; Santy Nelsen; Eduardo Franco; Tara Strong; Secunda Wood; and Carla Tassara.

August 18: The Monkey King (Film)

  • The action-packed family comedy follows a charismatic Monkey and his magical fighting Stick on an epic quest for victory over 100 demons, an eccentric Dragon King, and Monkey’s greatest foe of all — his own ego! Along the way, a young village girl challenges his self-centered attitude and shows him that even the smallest pebble can have a big effect on the world.
  • The movie features the voice talents of Jimmy O. Yang; Bowen Yang; Jolie Hoang-Rappaport; Jo Koy; Ron Yuan; Hoon Lee; Stephanie Hsu; Andrew Pang; Andrew Kishino; Jodi Long; James Sie; and BD Wong.

Source: Netflix

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