February means it's time for Valentine's Day. While the conventional way is to engage in classic romcoms and romance movies, Animation would be a unique choice. The animation tells us the same stories, but with added imagination and plenty of cuteness.
While this isn't the busiest month in terms of new releases, the streaming schedules for February feature a combination of fresh animated movies, video game adaptations and highly anticipated continuations of old favourites.
Here are five animated movies and TV shows set for release in February:
Kid Cosmic Season-3 ( February 3)
The third and final season of Craig McCracken's superhero pastiche Kid Cosmic arrives almost exactly one year after the first season debuted on Netflix. This story arc is subtitled Kid Cosmic and the Global Heroes and sends Kid's team of formerly "Local Heroes" on a planet-saving mission as champions of Earth. Season 3 is shorter than the previous seasons with only six episodes, but it promises to be an exciting conclusion to this funny and thoughtful series.
Disenchantment Part: 4 (February 9)
Disenchantment, Matt Groening's skewering of the fantasy genre, has yet to achieve the popular success of The Simpsons or the fan devotion of Futurama, but it's done well enough for Netflix that Part 4 is finally here. If you remember, part 3 ended on an intense cliffhanger, with Queen Bean sent to Hell and dragged into an arranged marriage. This continuation looks set to only increase the dramatic stakes from there without sacrificing the show's irreverent sense of humour.
Disenchantment Part 4.
The Cuphead (February 18)
The Cuphead video game was a gorgeous and exceedingly difficult tribute to classic animation of the 1930s. If the long-anticipated streaming adaptation The Cuphead Show isn't quite as beautifully animated (it still looks great, but maintaining the game's quality on a TV production schedule would have been impossible), it's also less likely to make viewers smash their controllers in frustration, so call it a draw. Cartoon lovers of all ages should find plenty to enjoy in Cuphead and Mugman's surrealistic adventures.
The Legend of Vox Machina (February 18)
They’re rowdy, they’re ragtag, they’re misfits turned mercenaries for hire. Vox Machina is more interested in easy money and cheap ale than actually protecting the realm. But when the kingdom is threatened by evil, this boisterous crew realizes that they are the only ones capable of restoring justice. What began as a simple payday is now the origin story behind Exandria’s newest heroes.
OTT: Amazon Prime
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (February 23)
The Proud Family, Disney Channel's first original animated sitcom, is getting a revival for Disney+. Original creator Bruce W. Smith is back to reenvision what Penny, Trudy, Oscar, Bebe, Cece and Sugar Momma Proud's lives are like in the 2020s. The original series was notable for both its inclusivity and its impressive guest cast. Louder and Prouder is set to continue those legacies, with new LGBTQ+ characters and the likes of Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Chance the Rapper and more set to guest star.
OTT: Disney+ Hotstar