An animated story of the first moon landing in the summer of 1969 from two interwoven perspectives, the second installment of a genre-bending series exploring the elastic nature of reality through its central character Alma, the third season of an animated sitcom that sees a couple face various challenges as they transition from their 20s to their 30s, and a new action-comedy from DreamWorks Animation sees a criminal crew of animal outlaws are about to attempt their most challenging con yet.
We’ve compiled a list of new animated TV shows and films which premiered in April 2022 that we think you should watch!
Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood (Netflix)[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzuz5s_Qk-A]
Netflix’s ‘Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood’ tells the story of the first moon landing in the summer of 1969. This tale is told from two interwoven perspectives. One is the astronaut and mission control view of the triumphant moment. The other through the eyes of a kid growing up in Houston, Texas.
This kid has intergalactic dreams of his own. “Taking inspiration from Academy Award-nominated® filmmaker Richard Linklater’s own life, Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood is a snapshot of American life in the 1960s that is part coming of age, part societal commentary, and part out-of-this-world adventure,” states Rotten Tomatoes.
Cast: Milo Coy as Stanley, Glen Powell (‘Set It Up’, ‘Hidden Figures’) as Bostick, Zachary Levi (‘Shazam’, ‘Chuck’) as Kranz, Lee Eddy (‘Mustang Island’) as Mom, Danielle Guilbot as Stephanie, Jack Black (‘School of Rock’, ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’) as adult Stanley, Josh Wiggins (‘Max’) as Steve, and Bill Wise as Dad, among others.
Find ‘Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood’ on Netflix: HERE
Green Eggs and Ham (Season 2) (Netflix)[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdLUijkvZTc]
Netflix’s ‘Green Eggs & Ham’ first premiered on the platform in 2019. The Netflix Original animated series is based on the 1960 children’s book of the same name by author Dr. Seuss which returned with its second season this month! Netflix’s description of the show reads: “In a whimsical world full of surprises, polar opposite pals Guy and Sam learn to try new things like friendship — and a certain delectable dish.”
Cast: Adam DeVine (‘Workaholics’, ‘Pitch Perfect’) as Sam, Michael Douglas (‘The Kominsky Method’, ‘Falling Down’) as Guy-Am-I, Eddie Izzard (‘Stay Close’) as Snerz, Keaton-Michael Key (‘Key & Peele’, ‘Friends from College’) as Narrator, Ilana Glazer (‘Broad City’, ‘The Afterparty’) as EB, Jillian Bell (‘Brittany Runs A Marathon’) as Gluntz, Diane Keaton (‘Something’s Gotta Give’, ‘The Godfather II’) as Michellee, Daveed Diggs (‘Hamilton’, ‘Blindspotting’) as Mouse, among others.
Stream ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ on Netflix: HERE
Undone (Season 2) (Amazon Prime Video)[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uPoNKVfpe0]
‘Undone’ is a genre-bending animated series. It explores the elastic nature of reality through its central character Alma. She is a twenty-eight-year-old living in San Antonio, Texas, who finds that she has a new relationship with time after getting into a car accident and nearly dying. Alma develops this new ability in order to find out the truth about her father’s death in this Amazon Prime Video television series. ‘Undone’ launched its second season on Amazon Prime Video this month.
Cast: Rosa Salazar (‘Alita: Battle Angel’, ‘Brand New Cherry Flavor’) as Alma Winograd-Diaz, Angelique Cabral (‘Life in Pieces’) as Becca Winograd-Diaz, Bob Odenkirk (‘Better Call Saul’, ‘Breaking Bad’) as Jacob Winograd, Siddharth Dhananjay as Sam, Constance Marie (‘Switched At Birth’, ‘Dirty Dancing’) as Camila Diaz, Daveed Diggs (‘Hamilton’, ‘Blindspotting’) as Tunde, Kevin Bigley (‘Upload’) as Reed Hollingsworth, and Sheila Vand (‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’, ‘The Wave’) as Farnaz, among others.
Watch ‘Undone’ on Amazon Prime Video: HERE
The Croods: Family Tree (Season 2) (Hulu)[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWKslNBrSZ8]
‘The Croods: Family Tree’ continues the evolving story of the croods and Bettermans. It sees them learn to live together on the most idle farm in prehistory. Hulu’s description of the animated series that premiered in 2021 reads: “Following the events in the feature film THE CROODS: A NEW AGE, two very different families join forces to create a new community, an us-against-the-world, cave person co-op on the most amazing farm in the history of prehistory!” The second instalment of the animated TV series premiered in April 2022.
Cast: Kelly Marie Tran (‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’) as Dawn Betterman, Darin Brooks (‘Blue Mountain State’) as Guy, Artemis Pebdani (‘Big City Greens’, ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’) as Gran, Ally Dixon as Eep, Kiff VandenHeuve (‘NCIS’) as Grug, Matthew Waterson (‘A Tale Dark & Grimm’, ‘Castlevania’) as Phil, Amy Rosoff (‘Remember Me’) as Hope Betterman, A. J. Locascio (‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’) as Thunk, Amy Landecker (‘Transparent’) as Ugga Crood, and Dee Bradley Baker (‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’, ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’) as Sandy.
Find ‘The Croods: Family Tree’ on: Hulu | Peacock Premium
Ice Age: Scrat Tales (Disney+)[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFwJJywzbDs]
‘Ice Age: Scrat Tales’ is a series of six all-new animated shorts. It stars Scrat, the hapless ‘saber-toothed squirrel of the ‘Ice Age’ adventures. He experiences the ups and downs of fatherhood. Scrat and the adorable, mischievous Baby Scrat, alternately bond with each other. They battle for ownership of the highly treasured Acorn, in this series produced by Anthony Nisi, with Robert L. Baird and Andrew Millstein serve as executive producers.
Cast: Chris Wedges as Scrat and Karl Wahlgren as Baby Scrat.
Stream ‘Ice Age: Scrat Tales’ on Disney+: HERE
Close Enough (Season 3) – HBO Max[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oStwy4-yIEQ]
‘Close Enough’ is an animated sitcom that sees a couple face various challenges as they transition from their 20s to their 30s. The third season of the show arrived this month.
Cast: J. G. Quintel (‘Regular Show’) as Josh, Gabrielle Walsh as Emily, Jason Mantzoukas (‘Big Mouth’, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’) as Alex, Kimiko Glenn (‘My Little Pony: A New Generation’) as Bridgette, Danielle Brooks (‘Peacemaker’, ‘Orange Is the New Black’) as Pearle, Jessica DiCicco (‘Puppy Dog Pals’, ‘The Loud House’) as Candice, James Adomian (‘Cat Burglar’) as Randy, Fred Stoller (‘Handy Manny’, ‘WordGirl’) as Mr. Salt, and Eugene Cordero (‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’) as Dante, among others.
Watch ‘Close Enough’ on HBO Max: HERE
The Bad Guys[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8Xt0yXaDPU]
‘The Bad Guys’ is the new action-comedy from DreamWorks Animation. It is based on the New York Times best-selling book series wherein a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws are about to attempt their most challenging con yet. Their challenge is – to become model citizens.
“Never have there been five friends as infamous as The Bad Guys–dashing pickpocket Mr. Wolf, seen-it-all safecracker Mr. Snake, chill master-of-disguise Mr. Shark, short-fused “muscle” Mr. Piranha and sharp-tongued expert hacker Ms. Tarantula, aka “Webs”, wrote Rotten Tomatoes.
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After years of countless heists and being the world’s most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught. Then, Mr. Wolf brokers a deal (that he has no intention of keeping). It is to save them all from prison: The Bad Guys will go good. Under the tutelage of their mentor Professor Marmalade, an arrogant (but adorable!) guinea pig, The Bad Guys set out to fool the world.
They want to make the world believe that they’ve been transformed but along the way, though, Mr. Wolf begins to suspect that doing good for real may give him what he’s always secretly longed for: acceptance. Let’s assume a new villain threatens the city. Can Mr. Wolf persuade the rest of the gang to become… The Good Guys? Find out by watching ‘The Bad Guys’ in theaters now!
Battle Kitty (Netflix)[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADTCGCSfQFk]
Rocking a fierce pink bow, Kitty is small and fluffy and not an ordinary kitty. It’s Battle Kitty. Kitty is using its super-strength, monster battling intuition, and amazing accessories to unlock a new battleground as Kitty and Orc brawl with monsters. They beat out rivals and need interactive viewer help. This is so they can move through Battle Island and become champions.
Cast: Matt Layzell, Gideon Adlon (‘The Society’, ‘The Mustang’), Grey DeLisle (‘Avatar the Last Airbender’, ‘The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy’), Phil LaMarr (‘Ozzy and Drix’, ‘Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends’), Robert Daymond (‘My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission’, ‘Spider-Man’), Jaboukie Young-White (‘C’mon C’mon’), and Daniele Gaither, among others.
Find ‘Battle Kitty’ on Netflix: HERE
Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles (Netflix)[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdvg_6cID0o]
Teenage Rabbit Samurai Yuichi is a descendant of the great warrior Miyamoto Usagi. He embarks on an epic quest to become a true samurai. Yuichi is eager to become a true samurai and teams up with his new warrior friends. He does this to protect their city from Yokai monsters, ninjas and evil aliens.
Stream ‘Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles’ on Netflix: HERE
If You Like to Watch Animes, Here Are Some –
Tiger & Bunny (Season 2)[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_8VWrBZRdc]
Find ‘Tiger & Bunny’ on Netflix: HERE
Ultraman (Season 2)[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AudT7Av-pv4]
Stream ‘Ultraman’ on Netflix: HERE
Komi Can’t Communicate (Season 2)[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n9JGuR0HrY]
Watch ‘Komi Can’t Communicate’ on Netflix: HERE
Find ‘Bubble’ on Netflix: HERE