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New and Upcoming Animated Shows in 2024

Check out our most-anticipated animated premieres of 2024.

The animation industry took quite a hit in the last couple of years, with a lot of surprise cancellations and an alarming new trend of companies removing finished series from their streaming platforms. But that doesn’t mean new shows aren’t still being made, and some old favorites are returning for new seasons, sequels, and reboots.

Here’s our most-anticipated animated premieres of 2024 from Netflix, Disney+, Max, and Amazon Prime.

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Curious what animation is coming out of Japan this season? Check out our anime simulcast guide to find your next favorite anime.

Pro tip: The industry is changing all the time. Bookmark this page and check back periodically as we update with more release dates about new and exciting upcoming animated titles.

Upcoming animated shows on Netflix

Netflix may have canceled a lot of animated shows in the past, but 2024 is full of new premieres and renewals. We’re just hoping that some of these titles get more than two seasons.

Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers.

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off | Comedy, action

You read that right: there’s a Scott Pilgrim anime. Even better, the original cast from the 2010 movie reunited to voice their characters in the reboot/sequel, including Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aubrey Plaza, Kiernan Culkan, and Brie Larson.

Scott Pilgrim is about a struggling musician who falls in love with a girl named Ramona Flowers, but must defeat her seven evil exes before “winning” her over. It’s a super colorful, wacky story with a killer soundtrack, and the anime takes the story further than ever before.

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off is currently streaming on Netflix.

The Dragon Prince on Netflix.

The Dragon Prince | Fantasy adventure

The Dragon Prince is a charming 3D animated show about two brothers and an elf who find themselves tasked with protecting a dragon egg (and later, a baby dragon.) It’s a classic high-fantasy show full of adventure, action, and scheming evildoers.

Much like Avatar: The Last Airbender before it, The Dragon Prince divides itself into “books” instead of seasons. The next season is called “Book Six: Stars” and is the third season of the Mystery of Aaravos arc.

The Dragon Prince season 6 is coming to Netflix sometime in 2024.

A woman with dark skin and a yellow shirt glares at a threat behind the camera as she attacks.

Castlevania: Nocturne | Dark fantasy, horror

Netflix’s animated Castlevania adaptation may have ended with season 4 in 2021, but the story doesn’t end there.

Castlevania: Nocturne takes place hundreds of years later, during the French Revolution. Trevor Belmont’s descendant Richte must lead his friends into a battle against a new, powerful vampiric threat. If you’re familiar with the games, you’ll notice it’s adapting both Rondo of Blood and Symphony of Night.

Castlevania: Nocturne season 2 does not yet have a release date.

A Japanese swordfighter in a wide-brimmed 17th century hat and circular glasses looks over their shoulder as their cape flows in the wind.

Blue Eye Samurai | Action, adventure

This gorgeously animated story from the writer of Logan and Blade Runner follows Mizu (Maya Erskine), a mixed-race swordfighter seeking revenge in 17th-century Japan. It’s got a star-studded voice cast, including Brenda Song, Stephanie Hsu, Ming-Na Wen, Randall Park, and George Takei.

Blue Eye Samurai season 2 does not yet have a release date.

Lara croft, a woman with brown hair and fingerless gloves, points an arrow at the camera.

Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft | Action, adventure

During the Castlevania: Nocturne premiere event in September, Netflix finally revealed a sneak peak at its upcoming Tomb Raider anime series. The new show will fill in the narrative gap between the more recent prequel games and the original games’ timelines. Hayley Atwell (Captain America, Agent Carter) will voice Lara Croft.

Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft does not yet have a release date.

Dante (an anime man with white hair and a red coat) from the Devil May Cry series. A sticker says "Featuring Dante from the Devil May Cry (TM) series."

Devil May Cry | Action, adventure

Fresh off the success of Castlevania, Netflix and Adi Shankar are teaming up with Studio Mir (The Legend of Korra, My Adventures with Superman, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts) to bring yet another beloved video game to life. This time it’s Devil May Cry, the fast-paced, action-heavy game about vanquishing demons.

Devil May Cry does not yet have a release date.

Jentry Chau vs. The Underworld on Netflix.

Jentry Chau vs. The Underworld | Supernatural, action

Ali Wong stars in this new animated series from Netflix. Jentry Chau is a Chinese-American teenager who must embrace her supernatural powers to protect the world (and her high school) from evil monsters. She’s not alone in this endeavor, and her great aunt aids her in her fight.

It sounds similar to American Dragon: Jake Long and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and we’re totally here for it.

Jentry Chau vs. The Underworld does not yet have a release date.

One of our favorite Netflix animated shows is Bee and PuppyCat. We don’t expect a new season to be ready anytime soon, but we’ve compiled a list of similar shows you can watch in the meantime.

Upcoming animated shows on Disney+

Disney is well-known for its animated series. Even before Disney+, Disney Channel brought us classics like Kim Possible, Phineas and Ferb, and American Dragon: Jake Long. (Can you tell what generation I’m from?)

Disney’s current strategy is commissioning shows from other countries, particularly in Europe and Africa. And of course, the Mouse continues to rely on its Marvel animated shows, with X-Men ’97 and Marvel Zombies set to finally air this year.

Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire | Sci-fi adventure, anthology

Did you come away from Black Panther wishing for more afrofuturistic stories? Your wish has been granted.

Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire is a lot like Star Wars: Visions in that it’s an anthology of animated shorts from talented studios around the world. But instead of focusing on an existing IP, Kizazi Moto is all about telling futuristic, sci-fi stories from an African perspective.

Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire is currently streaming on Disney+.

X-Men ‘97 | Superhero adventure

We’re finally, finally getting new X-Men content. New X-Men animated content. I don’t love Disney’s near-monopoly over the entertainment industry after purchasing Fox, but this is the one slim silver lining.

If you’re confused, Disney’s Marvel Studios used to only have the rights to certain characters from the comics. Fox owned the rights to all the mutants—otherwise known as the X-Men—although Disney got to use Scarlet Witch as long as they promised to kill off Quicksilver early on.

But now Disney owns Fox, and with it, the rights to every mutant.

Like Castlevania: Nocturne, X-Men ‘97 is a sequel show. It takes place after the events of the 1992 X-Men animated series (hence the name).

X-Men ‘97 is coming to Disney+ on March 20.

Dragon Striker | Fantasy adventure, comedy

In addition to its American titles, Disney Channel and Disney+ are beginning to expand their production of original animation internationally. Part of this movement is Dragon Striker, a French cartoon about magical soccer—er, football—players.

In the world of Dragon Striker, every athlete has a special magic ability that helps them on the field. The story follows a kid named Key who discovers he, too, has a unique ability and embarks on a quest to become a star player (and also, you know, save the world from evil and stuff). It feels extremely anime in the best way.

Dragon Striker is coming to Disney+ sometime in 2024.

The Doomies | Supernatural mystery, comedy

The Doomies is another international cartoon coming to Disney+ in 2023. It’s an “epic supernatural mystery” involving two French teens who accidentally doom their hometown to constant incursions of spooky monsters.

It’s also a fast-paced comedy, and we’re hoping it’ll fill the empty “scary-fun” space that Dead End: Paranormal Park left behind when Netflix canceled it.

The Doomies is coming to Disney+ sometime in 2024.

Zombie Iron Man.

Marvel Zombies | Action, horror

If you liked the Disney+ animated series What If…?, you’ll probably love Marvel Zombies. It continues What If…?’s zombie apocalypse storyline, featuring alternate versions of popular characters like Kamala Khan, Yelena Belova, Kate Bishop, and Jimmy Woo.

Marvel Zombies does not yet have a release date.

Fantasy Sports | Fantasy adventure

Based on a graphic novel of the same name, Fantasy Sports is an animated series currently in development by Disney TV Animation. It follows Wiz, a teenage treasure hunter who teams up with her friend Mug to complete fantastical athletic challenges.

The graphic novels and animated series were both created by Sam Bosma, who also worked on backgrounds for The Owl House, and is a collaboration with LeBron James’ production company.

Fantasy Sports does not yet have a release date.

The Sunnyridge 3 | Fantasy/sci-fi adventure

Disney’s latest entry in the “group of teens going on spooky adventures” genre is The Sunnyridge 3, a story about three friends who hang out at the Sunnyridge Mall. This isn’t any ordinary mall, though—it’s home to a wide variety of conspiracies, from science fiction to the supernatural.

The Sunnyridge 3 is a serialized show, so it will air on Disney+ instead of Disney Channel. It does not yet have a release date.

Upcoming animated shows on Max

Like Netflix, the platform previously known as HBO Max used to be home to a lot of great animation. Remember Infinity Train? Unfortunately, recent cutbacks have led to shows not only getting canceled, but removed from the service entirely—sayonara, Looney Tunes.

It does seem that the service is doubling down on adult animation specifically, but with varying degrees of success.

An anime version of Harley Quinn.

Suicide Squad Isekai | Adventure, fantasy

We usually try to keep anime off of this list since we already have a lot of resources for anime lovers and there are so many new titles every season that they’d dominate the page, but we have to make an exception every so often.

Suicide Squad Isekai is that exception. Isekai is Japanese for “another world,” and usually describes a genre of story where a character gets transported from the real world into a fantasy one. This genre covers everything from Amphibia to Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon.

In Suicide Squad Isekai, it’s Harley Quinn and her pals that get whisked away to a magical world. It’s produced by Wit Studio, the animators also responsible for Attack on Titan and Spy x Family, so anime fans and DC fans alike will probably love it.

Suicide Squad Isekai is coming to Max sometime in 2024.

The Creature Commandos, a lineup of anti-heroes including Frankenstein, the Bride of Frankenstein, and Weasel from the Suicide Squad.

Creature Commandos | Horror, mystery

Remember the DC Cinematic Universe? We try not to. But rest easy, because it doesn’t actually exist anymore, and in its place is a new canon of TV shows and movies run by James Gunn. Will it be good? Who knows!

But what we do know is that we’ll find out in late 2024 with the first installment in the new cinematic universe. That installment is an adult animated series called Creature Commandos, which is like a more Halloween-y version of the Suicide Squad.

Creature Commandos is coming to Max sometime in 2024.

Animated versions of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.

Harley Quinn | Action, comedy

With four seasons already available to stream on Max, it’s pretty safe to categorize this villain-turned-anti-hero’s animated show as a success. We’re looking forward to the fifth season, which promises even more wacky escapades and more action from Harlivy and their newly formed Gotham City Sirens.

While you wait for season 5, be on the lookout for Kite Man: Hell Yeah!, the spinoff show about Poison Ivy’s high-flying ex and his new girlfriend, the Golden Glider. It’ll be coming to Max sometime this year.

Harley Quinn season 5 does not yet have a release date.

My Adventures with Superman | Action, comedy

We’ve seen a lot of TV shows explore stages in Clark Kent’s life as Superman. In Smallville, we followed his teenage years. In Superman & Lois, we fast-forwarded to his life as a father of two two teenage sons. We’ve even followed Clark’s canine best friend in Krypto the Superdog.

But in this new animated series from Adult Swim, we twenty-somethings Clark and Lois build their careers in journalism while falling in love. We may not have needed yet another show about Superman, but we loved tuning in anyway.

My Adventures with Superman season 2 does not yet have a release date.

Simon (a scientist), Fionna (a girl with a rabbit ear hat), and Cake (a yellow and white cat) fall through the multiverse.

Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake | Fantasy adventure

Max is really spoiling Adventure Time fans. Following the series’ finale and success of the Distant Lands specials, Fionna and Cake reinvites viewers back into the world of Ooo—or maybe the multiverse of Ooo? The new trailer shows the titular duo traveling through realities (even the less-magical ones) and looks perfect for fans of Bee and PuppyCat. After all, Fionna and Cake were originally designed by Bee and PuppyCat’s creator, Natasha Allegri!

Fionna and Cake season 2 does not yet have a release date.

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Upcoming animated shows on Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime doesn’t really have a big stable of original animated content like Disney or Netflix. But its thing is usually quality, not quantity.

Two brightly colored alien doctors lead a chaotic ensemble of tentacles and goo.

The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy | Comedy, sci-fi

Lest you think 2024 is all about sequels and reboots, Amazon Prime is here to bring you some original animation.

Starring Keke Palmer, Stephanie Hsu, and Kieran Culkin, The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy is about alien doctors curing wild and dangerous space ailments. While it went a little under the radar when it premiered in February, this is a wacky adult comedy you won’t want to miss.

The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

The Legend of Vox Machina | Fantasy action

Critical Role is probably the most high-profile actual play show out there (that’s a show that chronicles people playing a tabletop role-playing game, or TTRPG), and a massive Kickstarter campaign brought it to an even larger audience through its animated adaptation, The Legend of Vox Machina.

The series follows a scrappy band of heroes who save their world from the threat of evil forces, from undead sorcerers to sinister dragons. It really feels like a Dungeons & Dragons game come to life (well, because it is). The second season begins right where the first one left off: with a horde of angry dragons coming to burn the heroes’ world to the ground.

Amazon recently announced it intends on making even more Critical Role–inspired shows and movies, including an adaptation of its Mighty Nein campaign, which takes place in the same world as Vox Machina.

The Legend of Vox Machina season 3 does not yet have a release date.

Hazbin Hotel | Musical comedy

After a very long time in development hell (lol), Hazbin Hotel is finally coming to streaming. A24 is producing the animated series, inspired by the Kickstarted pilot released in 2019, and Amazon Prime Video has ordered at least two seasons.

Hazbin is about Charlie, a princess of Hell, opens a hotel for wayward demons in the hopes of reforming them and sending them off to heaven, thus solving Hell’s overpopulation. Like the independent spinoff series Helluva Boss, it’s a musical, its characters designs are elaborate, and its humor leans heavily into the dark and edgy.

Hazbin Hotel is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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