This Week in Animation: ‘The Belko Experiment’ LEGO, Claymation Trailers Bring the Violence

     March 18, 2017


In This Week in Animation News I’ll take a look at the previous week in the world of animation in order to get you caught up on everything you might have missed. It’s your one-stop shop for news regarding cartoons, anime, and animated web series. We’re talking movies, TV shows, digital shorts, and everything in between!

This week saw some very violent animated treatments for the new, R-rated release The Belko Experiment, teased by a new LEGO trailer and claymation shorts. In more traditional family-friendly fare, some character details emerged for the highly anticipated new anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, specifically concerning Naruto and Sasuke. In renewal news, Disney XD has ordered up a second season of Big Hero 6: The Series before it even airs, while also launching Rocket & Groot, a series of animated shorts based on the Guardians of the Galaxy characters. Disney Junior also renewed its hit series Mickey and the Roadster Racers and The Lion Guard


Image via Marvel, Disney XD

On the film front, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced the exclusive world premiere of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract at WonderCon 2017. There are also new trailers for Alpha and Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom–the eighth film in the family-friendly franchise–and the English-language Canadian-French 3D computer-animated musical/adventure/comedy film Ballerina (now known as Leap!); that latter film also adds Kate McKinnon to the voice cast.

For the latest animation stories we’ve already covered on the site this week, take a look at the following links. Then, check out a selection of new stories below. Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!