Anyone reading this site also a big fan of animation and cartoons. It can be tough to weed through all that pesky live action to find the good stuff, so we’ve listed every animated movie and TV series coming to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in December.
For your convenience, we’ve also gone and listed all the cartoons that are leaving each service. If you haven’t gotten in your Happily N’Ever After fix yet, better do it soon!
Animated Titles Coming to Netflix December 2016
- The Jungle Book (2016) – Breaking the rules left and right, the 2016 adaptation of The Jungle Book is technically live-action, and it’s coming on the last day of November. It fits on this list because, although it’s billed as live action, there’s only one major character who isn’t a voice acted, CGI creation.
- The Angry Birds Movie – Flinging onto a small screen near you, the birds are played by some big names like Peter Dinklage and Bill Hader.
- We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story – The 90s classic features voice acting by none other than Walter Cronkite. John Goodman, Jay Leno, and Julia Child also play.
- Waking Life – Richard Linklater’s rotoscoped fever dream is more of an animated drug trip than a film, but it’s very impressive to look at. Wiley Wiggins stars as the voice of the unnamed “Main Character.”
- Pacific Heat – Australia’s answer to Archer depicts the adventures of a Miami Vice-esque squad of undercover police.
- Cirque du Soleil Junior – Luna Petunia – The high-flying, high-concept clowns from Quebec are behind this CG-animated series. Aimed at preschoolers and backed by Saban Brands (Power Rangers), Luna Petunia depicts the adventures of a little girl in a dreamlike fantasy world.
- The Adventures of Puss in Boots, season 4 – The exploits of the dashing Latin cat (of Shrek fame) continue.
- My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, season 6 – It’s My Little Pony. If you’re not onboard by this point, it may not be for you. If you are onboard, you don’t need us to say anything more.
- Trollhunters, season 1 – This new animated series is a creation by none other than horror/mecha maven Guillermo del Toro. A young boy receives the power to defend a society of trolls from those who would, uh, hunt them.
- Ajin: Demi-Human, season 2: This Netflix original anime series is based on the manga of the same name. The first season received rave reviews.
Animated Titles Leaving Netflix
- Cats & Dogs (2001) – Cats and dogs wage high-tech espionage against one another… while staying completely adorable!
- Curious George Swings Into Spring – The happy little monkey and his yellow-coated caretaker make the most of the season. Featuring voice acting from Frank Welker, Jeff Bennett, and Rino Romano (The Batman).
- Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie – Animal, biblical, or vegetable?
Animated Cartoons Streaming on Hulu December 2016
- All Dogs Go to Heaven – The classic animated film from Don Bluth is on our list of the darkest things in kids’ cartoons.
- All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 – The doggone sequel.
- Cats & Dogs – See above.
- Venture Bros, season 6 – The frankly amazing adventures of Hank and Dean Venture, but mostly their dad and a slew of wacky characters, continues. This is one of the greats.
- Happily N’Ever After – The 2006 animated feature explores what might happen if fairy tales didn’t quite turn out the way they were meant to. Voice acting by Sigourney Weaver, Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Animated Series Arriving on Amazon Prime Streaming December 2016
- Lost in Oz – The Amazon Originals animated series explores what might happen in Oz fifty years after the original film… In other words, today.
What’s Leaving Amazon Prime
Amazon does not publish the removal of titles from its service.