Category: hand drawn animation

Archibald’s Next Big Thing is coming to Netflix

Tony Hale, best known for his roles in Arrested Development and Toy Story 4 (as Forky), is taking on a writer role as the creator and executive producer of Archibald’s Next Big Thing. Hale is also continuing his voice acting career as the title character of the series. DreamWorks Animation premieres the new animated comedy series on Netflix, September 6.


DreamWorks/Netflix: Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Teaser

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival reveals yet another announcement about an upcoming animated series, this time coming to Netflix, by way of DreamWorks TV.

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is set in a post apocalyptic world: larger than life animals populate vibrant, overgrown urban landscapes, in a beautiful and deadly world. Kipo is raised underground with the rest of the population, until she leaves to find the surface world, singing, playing guitar, fighting monsters and making friends along the way. 

Fans of other Netflix animated series may recognize the voice of lead character Kipo, as she is voiced by Karen Fukuhara, the actress who plays Glimmer in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.

Radford Sechrist (How To Train Your Dragon 2) is the creator of Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, and the show is executive produced by him and Bill Wolkoff (Once Upon A Time). The release date of the series has not been announced.


New Character Intros Reveal More About Amphibia

In anticipation of the upcoming release of Amphibia on June 17, Disney has been releasing character intro videos this week. Each one introduces us to key characters, while revealing tidbits of information about the world and series. In this video, Anne reveals she’s from “another world.”

Two intros have been released so far, including one about a frog character called Sprig.

Disney has been pretty active releasing info about this and other upcoming series, including lots of new footage for Owl House as well, which we posted about earlier.


Annecy Reveals Chip ‘n’ Dale Are Moving To The Big City

Calling it a reboot, Disney announced a brand new Chip ‘n’ Dale cartoon at their Disney Channel and Disney Plus animated series press conference at Annecy. The series will be exclusive to the Disney Plus streaming platform. The show is being developed in Europe, a collaboration between Disney’s London team, and French animation studio Xilam (Oggy and the Cockroaches, Mr. Magoo). 

Disney announced 39 episodes with a seven minute run time. The series will shout out to the original characters with hand drawn animation and classic slap-stick, while putting them in a new urban locale.

Besides the look, new situation, and classic characters that we love, Disney had a lot to say about staying committed to animation as a cornerstone of their company. The future looks bright!


Adventure Time Comes To Brawlhalla

As seen at E3 2019, Adventure Time is coming to Brawlhalla as DLC, including Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum and more. The style of the game has even been made to match the look of Adventure Time, even more than it already does.

The game and DLC update are available now on Steam, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One on

The Disney*Pixar Championship Bracket

Recently, there has been hot debate over which film would win it all in a Disney*Pixar bracket. On Twitter especially, people have been arguing energetically over who has the best bracket.

Over the next several days, Animation Force hopes to put the debate to rest with our own competition that you can participate in on Twitter (@ Animation_Force).

Join in the championship by voting for the film you want to see win it all!

The series will culminate in a Disney*Pixar Final Four.

You can also play along with your own bracket, filling out who you want to win, or who you predict will win the competition. The rules and everything you need are here.

Together we can determine once and for all who would win in a massive contest between the films of Disney and Pixar!

Christopher & Courtney