This Week in Animation: ‘Robot Chicken’ Season 9 Kicks Off with a Skewed Santa Special

     December 9, 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!

While the first trailer from Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie, dubbed Animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, was definitely the biggest bit of news from this weekend, here are some other news items you might have missed throughout the week. Fans of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken will be happy to hear that the award-winning series is returning for Season 9 this weekend and they’re kicking things off in a big way with a cookie-fueled and drug-slanted Christmas special.


In other TV news, Netflix has nabbed an animated series titled Twelve Forever from Julia Vickerman (The Powerpuff Girls). And TBS surprised everyone by dropping a new cartoon named Tarantula, which is available to stream in its entirety now (unless you want to wait and watch it traditionally as it rolls out on the network, which is totally chill, as well.) Blending media is Austin-based animation studio Mighty Coconut is set to rollout 57° North, an AR adventure game that’s driven by story and takes advantage of cutting edge technology.

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!