The year is over at last. AT LAST. It’s time to look to the future, and that means figuring out what to watch! You’re a cartoon nut. I know it. You know it. So, here’s every animated movie and TV series on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in January.
It’s slim pickings in Netflix, unfortunately, but there are still some things worth checking out. Hulu, on the other hand, is in high gear with Cartoon Network series. They’re also picking up many of the titles dropped by Netflix.
Animated Shows Coming to Netflix December 2017
- Bee Movie – If you want a really good time, check out the Bee Movie meme videos.
- Halo Legends – This is a set of anime shorts. It’s kind of The Animatrix, but for Halo.
- Tarzan and Jane, season 1 – The animated series follows on from the Disney movie.
- Alpha and Omega 7 – The latest in the series about wolves in the Canadian wilderness. Did you know there were seven of these? I did not know there were seven of these.
- Ratchet and Clank – Based on the long-running PlayStation video games, R&C has a stellar voice cast including Paul Giamatti as the villain.
- We’re Lalaloopsy, season 1 – The popular kids’ show comes to Netflix. This is strictly kids’ fare.
- Voltron: Legendary Defender, season 2 – I gave the first season of Voltron a great review, and I have high hopes for the continuation.
- Grami’s Circus Show, season 2 – The CG-animated show about a circus was well-received in its original land of Australia.
- Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, season 2 – Following on from the DreamWorks flick about an alien on Earth.
- Kazoops!, season 2 – This music-themed show is strictly for kids, and hasn’t met with a great reception.
Animated Titles Leaving Netflix
- Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein
- Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
- Angry Birds Toons, season 1
- South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
Animated Cartoons Streaming on Hulu January 2017
- Chowder, seasons 1-3 – The Cartoon Network classic is an engaging adventure into the kitchen of a fine restaurant.
- Happily N’Ever After – Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze, Jr., and more star in what is essentially another take on Shrek-style “fairy tales gone wrong.”
- Happily N’Ever After 2 – The direct-to-video sequel.
- The Powerpuff Girls (1998), seasons 1-6 – This is the original series that aired in the late 90s on Cartoon Network, not the recent reboot. Both series are excellent for any ages!
- South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut – This one is not for any ages! The jokes may be a little dated now, but the writing and visual gags are still completely hilarious.
- Amazing World of Gumball, season 4 – This surreal animated series freely switches between different art styles, including stop motion, CG, and traditional animation.
- Clarence, season 2 – Another Cartoon Network original, Clarence is a great Simpsons style look at ordinary life in Arizona.
- Regular Show, second half of season 7 – Cal Arts is a weird place. Regular Show is based on the creator’s experiences there. It’s a weird show. And very good.
No cartoons are leaving Hulu in January. Hooray!
Animated Shows Arriving on Amazon Prime Streaming January 2017
- Happy Feet – This animated musical stars Elijah Wood and features one of the most disturbing scenes ever put in a cartoon. Ever wonder what it’s like for the critters inside a zoo? It’s not Madagascar.
- Norm of the North – The adventures of a polar bear in New York features voice acting by Rob Schneider and Heather Graham. It’s OK.
What’s Leaving Amazon Prime
Amazon doesn’t share this information.
Streaming Rentals in January 2017
Unfortunately, that’s about it for the free streaming titles. January is a slow month for digital content, it seems.
A couple of notable animated movies are seeing digital releases for purchase or rent, however.
January 10 is the digital re-release of Disney’s Pinocchio. It’s a great opportunity to revisit this classic.
More exciting to me at least is January 24’s release of Justice League Dark. The latest DC Animated movie explores the occult side of superheroes. John Constantine, Dead Man, the Demon Etrigan, and a slew of other lesser-known magical characters will battle alongside the Big Three. That’s Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman if you’re not initiated.