In 2021, the happy legacy of Saturday-morning cartoons is still alive and well. The technology of animation is improving all the time, even though it does sometimes veer into uncanny valley territory (looking at you, CATS). Although, more often than not, new cartoon movies provide us with the one-of-a-kind gift of whimsical depictions of our wildest fantasies. Given the state of the planet, we can need ridiculous, goofy, and beautiful cartoons now more than ever.

Exceptional new cartoon movies provide audiences with some of their most nostalgic, entertaining, and candid moments as they watch them on their televisions or laptops. And the year 2020 has not disappointed audiences with breathtaking masterpieces that have captured fans’ hearts, especially some Japanese movies that have come out. Given Soul’s massive popularity at the end of last year, where critics couldn’t stop celebrating this one-of-a-kind piece of music, one can only be excited to see what 2021 has in store.

Hotel Transylvania Transformania

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With each Hotel Transylvania movie grossing more money than the one before it, a fourth sequel was unavoidable. There’s no news about where this movie will take Dracula and his hotel for ghouls. Still, Selena Gomez, who plays his daughter Mavis, has been promoted to executive producer. Drymon, a Spongebob veteran, and story artist Kluska, who collaborated on the previous two Hotel Transylvania movies, are making their feature directorial debuts. Tartakovsky, who directed the first three movies, would also compose and executive produce this one.

Batman: Soul of the Dragon

The DC’s new Cartoon Movie is an original Batman story set in the 1970s that feels like those movies.

Batman: Soul of the Dragon is DC’s most recent direct-to-video animation movie. It has an original story directed by Sam Liu and executive produced by Bruce Timm, the man behind the DC Animated Universe (DCAU) and several other DC animated projects.

When asked about the movie’s 1970s background, Jeremy Adams said, “I think it’s a cross-section when you had the kung fu craze in the ’70s, which was steeped in every genre of movie, and then you also have James Bond movies— spy movies were really big— and you’ll have satanic cult movies.” The movie combines Batman with martial arts characters such as Richard Dragon, Lady Shiva, and Ben Turner, all of whom were produced by Dennis O’Neil, in whose memory the movie is dedicated.



Scoob!, the cartoon adventure, was supposed to set off a Hanna-Barbera cinematic world. Still, negative reviews suggest the Mystery Machine gang fell short of the Avengers. Scoob!, directed by Tony Cervone, tells the story of Shaggy and Scooby Doo’s relationship and other Hanna-Barbera characters such as Dick Dastardly Dynamo the Dog Wonder, and Captain Caveman.

Although Scoob! does a lot to build on the original Scooby-Doo cartoons, several major aspects fall short. Scoob! Reinvents the classic Scooby-Doo adventure; here’s where it succeeds and where it fails.

The first Scooby-Doo cartoon aired on television in 1969. Various spin-offs continued over the next five decades, with the characters appearing in live-action movies and countless short anime series. For each spin-off having its own distinct look and plot, audiences have grown to enjoy, and even despise, certain versions over the years.

The mystery-solving gang made their most recent debut in Scoob! There have been many negative reviews for this movie floating across the internet. Still, one thing that everybody agrees on is the movie’s potential to evoke nostalgia in long-term fans. Scroll down to find out what fans liked about Scoob and what they didn’t like about the movie.

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Spirit Untamed 

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Consider the early days of Dreamworks Animation. Remember the movie “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron?”

Spirit: Untamed follows Lucky Prescott (Isabela Merced) in her quest to reconnect with her roots. Lucky never met her late mother, Milagro Navarro (Eiza González), a horseback rider from Miradero, a remote town on the outskirts of the open frontier. After Lucky and her aunt return to the small town, she meets Spirit, a wild Mustang with whom she immediately mates, and embarks on an adventure to save the horse from falling into the wrong hands.

Over the Moon

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Over the Moon, Netflix’s new effort to “beat Disney” in children’s animation, is a good movie that should have been better with a few rewrites.

Over the Moon, Netflix’s new major original movie in its effort to “beat Disney” in the world of children’s animation, is an OK movie that seems a few rewrites away from being perfect. The fact that it did not get those rewrites is most likely sadly linked to the root of the movie’s heart in the first place: screenwriter Audrey Wells penned this screenplay for her family while battling terminal cancer.

Justice Society: world War II

Barry Allen travels back in time to the Golden Age of Heroes.

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, released in 2013, is now highly recognized as one of the best entries in the DC Universe Movies series. It is also the only one of these movies that are focused on The Flash. Is it a coincidence? Maybe not. In Justice Society: World War II, Barry Allen reclaims center stage and serves as the base for another absolutely excellent cartoon DC adventure.

Justice Society: World War II is unquestionably one of the finest of the long-running DC Universe Movies sequence. It takes only enough inspiration from the source material while still drawing from fantasy movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark to spin an engaging superhero yarn. It removes the pacing problems that have afflicted so many of these movies and makes the most of virtually every member of its ensemble cast. Clearly, Warner Bros. should place Barry Allen at the forefront of more new cartoon movies.

Boss Baby: Family Business

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The key ingredients of the animation The Boss Baby: Family businesses are family adventure and unstoppable bursts of laughter. The movie’s title shows what it is about: babies, babies, and… more babies! When Theo’s youngest daughter announces that she serves as a field agent for BabyCorp, brothers Theo and Tim Templeton, who has grown up a lot after their 2017 crusade in The Boss Baby, reunite. This inspires the trio to collaborate once more to save baby-kind. Their mission is to bring down a sinister scheme that is producing evil children. The movie was scheduled to be released in March, but it was pushed back to the fall.

Space Jam: New Legacy 

The endless wait for the sequel to 1996’s Space Jam will be over soon. The new cartoon movies will feature LeBron James, Bugs Bunny, and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang as they dribble their way into a new immersive adventure that may or may not include appearances from Warner Bros. characters such as Voldemort and Pennywise. As LeBron and his young son, Bronny, are stuck in a digital universe orchestrated by an AI villain (Don Cheadle) and must play their way out, the crossover possibilities are limitless. LeBron called it a “parenting movie” because his character must come to terms with his son’s true dreams and gifts, which vary from his own.

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My Hero Academia: World Heroes Mission

In My Hero Academia’s third movie, World Heroes’ Mission, selfless and kindhearted Deku becomes globally wanted for the most unlikely of crimes.

My Hero Academia recently released a teaser trailer for its forthcoming movie World Heroes’ Mission, which promises to be full of unexpected twists and turns. The movie is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters on August 6th, with a global release following a few months later. In an unforeseen and somewhat comical twist, it is revealed that Deku’s foreign identity as an accused mass killer would be a major plot point in the movie.

We don’t know who Deku is accused of murder, so it’s almost certain that he didn’t directly shoot someone. Overall, Deku’s only motivation in life is to save lives, and he has never shown a fondness for senseless bloodshed. Whether they occurred at all, the deaths are most likely to be the work of the movie’s villain.