HBO Max is perhaps showing early signs of animation deterioration in a post-Discovery merger world, with only two animated premieres scheduled for the next month. Offerings from most of the other major platforms are equally uninspired in September, but hopefully that’s just because several haven’t nailed down and released their full schedules yet and we’ll see additions in the coming days and weeks.
Pictured at top: “Entergalactic,” “Pinocchio,” and “Ernest & Celestine”
After a summer packed with exciting animation premieres from all across the streaming ecosystem, September’s schedule looks weaker by comparison, excepting a few of the bigger platforms.
Hulu has a glut of animation on the way next month, as Fox’s Animation Domination block returns for a new season. The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, and The Great North will all kick off new seasons on Hulu on September 26. Even more exciting though, the platform is also getting several prestige animation titles from abroad in Oscar nominees Ernest & Celestine and The Pirates! Band Of Misfits, as well as former Annecy competition players Lupin III: The First and White Snake. Here’s hoping those additions are indicative of a Hulu plan to bulk up and diversify its feature animation catalog.
Here’s a look at the streaming animation release calendar for the month of August:
Netflix is continuing to step up its anime game with the premieres of Studio Trigger’s Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and Drifting Home, the second in a three-picture deal with A Whisker Away producer Studio Colorido. The platform will also debut Entergalactic, a musical series created by Kid Cudi and Kenya Barris and directed by Fletcher Moules.
A note on the list: streamers often announce new animation releases mid-month. Our guide only catalogs what the streamers announce at the beginning of the month, but, when possible, we try to update the schedule if there are mid-month announcements. If there are other U.S. streaming services you’d like to see added to our line-up, share a comment below.

Netflix
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (series, TBD)
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure STONE OCEAN (series, September 1)
  • Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles: S2 (series, September 1)
  • Barbie Mermaid Power (feature, September 1)
  • Despicable Me (feature, September 1)
  • Despicable Me 2 (feature, September 1)
  • Morphle Halloween Candy Magic Pet (special, September 1)
  • Cocomelon: S6 (series, September 5)
  • Bee and PuppyCat (series, September 6)
  • Dogs in Space: S2 (series, September 15)
  • Drifting Home (feature, September 16)
  • Go Dog Go: S3 (series, September 19)
  • Karma’s World: S4 (series, September 22)
  • Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles: (feature, September 23)
  • My Little Pony: Make Your Mark: Chapter 2 (series, September 26)
  • Entergalactic (special, September 30)
  • Phantom Pups (September 30)
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Disney+
  • Frozen (sing-along, September 8)
  • Frozen 2 (sing-along, September 8)
  • Cars on the Road (series, September 8)
  • Pinocchio 2022 (feature, September 8)
  • The Simpsons: Welcome to the Club (short, September 8)
  • Short Circuit: Reflect (short, September 14)
  • Coco (sing-along, September 16)
  • Firebuds: S1 (series, September 21)
  • Spies in Disguise (feature, September 23)
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Hulu
  • The Mighty Ones: S3 (series, September 1)
  • The Pirates! Band Of Misfits: (feature, September 1)
  • Ernest & Celestine (feature, September 2)
  • Lupin III: The First (feature, September 2)
  • White Snake (feature, September 2)
  • Spy x Family: S1 (series, September 22)
  • Bob’s Burgers: S13 (series, September 26)
  • Family Guy: S21 (series, September 26)
  • The Great North: S3 (series, September 26)
  • The Simpsons: S34 (series, September 26)
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HBO Max
  • Secret Origin Of The Batwheels (special, September 17)
  • Looney Tunes Cartoons Halloween Special (special, September 29)

Prime Video
  • How to Train Your Dragon (feature, September 1)

Criterion Channel
  • The Wonderland (feature, September 17)

Mubi
  • Mind Game (feature, September 28)

Freevee
  • Happy Feet (feature, September 1)
  • Happy Feet 2 (feature, September 1)
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (feature, September 11)

Paramount+
  • Barnyard (feature, September 1)
  • Back at the Barnyard: S1 and 2 (series, September 7)
  • Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years (series, September 30)

Apple TV+
  • Peanuts Anthology II (special, September 9)
  • Central Park: S3 (series, September 9)
  • Sago Mini Friends (series, September 16)
  • Wolfboy and the Everything Factory: S2 (series, September 30)
  • Get Rolling with Otis: S2 (series, September 30)
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Peacock
  • Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky: S4 (series, September 29)

Crunchyroll
  • Afro Samurai: Resurrection (feature, September 1)
  • BanG Dream! Poppin’ Dream! (feature, September 1)
  • ODDTAXI in the Woods (feature, September 8)
  • PSYCHO-PASS Sinners of the System: Case.1 Crime and Punishment (feature, September 8)
  • PSYCHO-PASS Sinners of the System: Case.2 First Guardian (feature, September 8)
  • PSYCHO-PASS Sinners of the System: Case.3 Beyond the Pale of Vengeance (feature, September 8)
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (feature, September 15)
  • Sword of the Stranger (feature, September 15)
  • Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (feature, September 15)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (feature, September 21)
  • High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- (feature, September 22)
  • Free! -Timeless Medley- The Bond (feature, September 22)
  • Free! -Timeless Medley- The Promise (feature, September 22)
  • Free! -Road to the World- the Dream (feature, September 22)
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I – Initiation (feature, September 29)
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion II – Transgression (feature, September 29)
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion III – Glorification (feature, September 29)
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection (feature, September 29)
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September 8 is Disney+ day, and the streamer has included a number of animated premieres as part of the festivities, including Cars on the Road, a new Simpsons short, and the Robert Zemeckis hybrid remake of Pinocchio.

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