These are the seven most anticipated animated shows and movies arriving in March 2022, from Turning Red to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
Spring is on the horizon, and with it comes plenty of new animated content to enjoy. With renewed favorites, original TV shows and a new entry from the powerhouses over at Pixar, March is sure to bring plenty to look forward to for both young and old animation fans. Here are seven of the most anticipated animated releases in March 2022.
The Guardians of Justice Puts a Spin on the Superhero Genre
From Adi Shankar, one of the leading minds behind the hit anime series Castlevania, comes a promised fresh take on the all-too-popular superhero genre. Showcasing a group of Justice League-esque heroes, The Guardians of Justice follows the aggressive Knight Hawk and optimistic The Speed trying to stop an all-out nuclear war after their heroic leader Marvelous Man self-destructs. Mixing traditional animation with several other styles including 8-bit, claymation and even live-action, the seven-episode pilot season is a satire that’s not to be missed.
The Guardians of Justice premieres on Netflix on March 1.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Season 2 Returns to Netflix
Fans of the original He-Man series enjoyed the reimagined take on the ’80s classic in Season 1, and Season 2 appears to follow the same appeal. The newest season of the popular series is reported to pick up right where Season 1 left off, with Prince Adam and his allies scattered after failing to stop Skeletor from claiming the throne of Eternos. The heroes will have to find new alliances as they scramble to stop the Dark Masters from conjuring the Army of the Dead before it’s too late.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Season 2 premieres on Netflix on March 3.
Central Park Season 2 Promises More Music and Star-Studded Cameos
The second half of Central Park‘s Season 2 is finally arriving, and it’s slated to have more musical moments and star-studded cameos than ever. The critically-acclaimed adult series following the Tillerman family and their efforts to save Central Park from land developers is boasting eight new episodes that will conclude its second season. With guest appearances from the likes of Ellie Kemper, Catherine O’Hara and Billy Porter paired with brand new music; the animated series will hopefully continue to hold up to its fanbase.
Central Park Season 2 premieres on Apple TV+ on March 4.
The Boys Presents: Diabolical Teases Animated Mayhem
While audiences are anxious for Season 3 of the live-action The Boys to arrive, this new animated anthology is sure to tide fans over until its release. Born from the minds of Erik Kripke, Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg, the spinoff promises to have the same levels of chaos and gore die-hard fans have grown accustomed to. With the original actors lending their voices to their animated counterparts, as well as an impressive array of additional celebrity voices to boot, the eight-episode anthology will explore different characters and their stories within The Boys universe.
The Boys Presents: Diabolical premieres on Amazon Prime on March 4.
Turning Red Offers the Expected Pixar Charm
Originally supposed to have a theatrical release but now planning to stream exclusively on Disney+, Turning Red follows 13-year-old Mei as she tries to navigate the conflicting emotions between being an obedient daughter and the recklessness of youth — all while turning into a giant, fluffy red panda whenever she gets too excited or stressed out. Showcasing unique character design and relatable themes of figuring out adolescence, Turning Red looks to bring the charm and mass appeal Pixar is famous for.
Turning Red premieres on Disney+ on March 11.
Human Resources Goes Behind the Scenes With Big Mouth’s Hormone Monsters
Viewers familiar with Netflix’s hit series Big Mouth will no doubt recognize the style and characters of Human Resources straight off the bat. The spinoff of Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg’s irreverent adult comedy will focus on the mystical world of the creatures pulling the strings behind human beings’ most unfavorable moments. Alongside familiar faces like Hormone Monsters, Depression Kitties and Shame Wizards, newcomers like Logic Rocks and Ambition Gremlins are likely to bring the same raunchy dialogue and cringe-inducing scenarios the Big Mouth universe capitalizes on.
Human Resources premieres on Netflix on March 18.
The Wonderful Spring of Mickey Mouse Spotlights Disney’s Famous Character
The most famous cartoon mouse is back in the second special in The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse series. The anthology covers a series of shorts capturing the classic charm and animation style of Mickey Mouse. This extended episode will follow Mickey and his friends as they explore the wonders of springtime, utilizing an original nature documentary approach with all the whimsy and physical comedy Mickey is known for. Suitable for audiences of all ages, there’s no better introduction to spring than a guided tour by Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
The Wonderful Spring of Mickey Mouse premieres on Disney+ on March 25.
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