14 New and Returning Animated Series to Check Out This Fall

A Simpsons milestone, Halloween special, and raunchy teen drawings hit the screen this fall.

by | September 13, 2017 | Comments

“Animation Domination” isn’t just for Fox anymore, even though three of the network’s series appear on this list of animated shows you should check out this fall. Today, even the streaming services have animated series ready for binging. There’s so much animation out there, in fact, that there wasn’t even room for all of the animated shows in we previewed this past spring — a few held off for fall, making this season a boon for fans of the genre.

Here’s a guide to 14 of the biggest new and returning animated series and specials coming this fall.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Season 1 (2017)

 What It’s About: Peter Parker tries to balance his normal teenaged life with his crime-fighting secret identity.

Voiced By: Robbie Daymond, Max Mittelman, Fred Tatasciore, Melanie Minichino, Nadji Jeter, Nancy Linari and Laura Bailey

Where to Watch: Disney XD

Why You Should Watch: It’s got Peter Parker’s brains and his sense of humor.

Fun Fact: This Spider-Man includes both the classic Peter Parker and the modern Miles Morales characters.

Marvel’s Spider-Man airs Saturdays on Disney XD.

BoJack Horseman: Season 4 (2017) 97%

 What It’s About: Bojack Horseman has gone missing just when Hollywood needs him the most. His rival Mr. Peanutbutter is running for office, his manager Princess Caroline is trying to have a baby, and his roommate Todd has lost his fortune.

Voiced By: Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins

Where to Watch: Netflix

Why You Should Watch: Not only is Bojack a hilarious spoof of Hollywood, but it deals with really deep existential crises too — it might change your life.

Fun Fact: Bojack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg is now working on The Lego Movie Sequel.

Bojack Horseman season 4 is now streaming on Netflix.

South Park: Season 21 (2017) 54%

What It’s About: They start writing the show a week before it airs so no one knows until then!

Voiced By: Trey Parker and Matt Stone

Where to Watch: Comedy Central

Why You Should Watch: The short turnaround time makes South Park the most immediate animated show, able to comment on each week’s events, and even after 20 seasons, Parker and Stone haven’t lost their edge yet.

Fun Fact: They attempted serialized stories for seasons 19, but on the Blu-ray commentary for season 20 say they regret it, so perhaps season 21 will return to standalone episodes.

South Park season 21 premieres Sept. 13 and airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central.

Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus: Season 1 (2017) 100%

Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus (Cinemax)

What It’s About: It’s an animated VH1: Behind the Music where the people who witnessed rock ‘n’ roll history share their stories, which are brought to life in animation.

Voiced By: Mike Judge and the interview subjects

Where to Watch: Cinemax

Why You Should Watch: The creator of King of the Hill and Beavis and Butt-Head returns to animation and rock music. Huh huh, that’s cool.

Fun Fact: The first season includes episodes on Johnny Paycheck, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon Jennings, and Blaze Foley.

Mike Judge Presents: Tales From The Tour Bus premieres Sept. 22 on Cinemax.

Neo Yokio: Season 1 (2017) 54%

What It’s About: A boy with occult powers and a helpful robot must defend the city of Neo Yokio from those who use their powers for evil.

Voices Of: Jaden Smith, Susan Sarandon, Jude Law, Tavi Gevinson, Jason Schwartzman, and Desus & Mero

Where to Watch: Netflix

Why You Should Watch:  Talk about Asian fusion — this anime combines Japanese and Korean animation with New York fashion and English literature.

Fun Fact: Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig created Neo Yokio, but his storyboard artists Kazuhiro Furuhashi and Junji Nishimura come from popular animes Mobile Suit Gundam and Ranma 1/2, respectively.

Neo Yokio premieres Sept. 22 on Netflix.

Big Mouth: Season 1 (2017) 100%

What It’s About: Grown-up comedians provide the voices for teenagers going through puberty.

Voiced By: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Fred Armisen, Jenny Slate and Jessi Klein

Where to Watch: Netflix

Why You Should Watch: You can’t ask child actors to say this raunchy stuff (and that would be uncomfortable to watch anyway), but as adults voicing raunchy children, it’s hilarious.

Fun Fact: Kroll and co-creator Andrew Goldberg are real life best friends, and the main characters Nick and Andrew are named after them.

Big Mouth premieres Sept. 29 on Netflix.

The Simpsons: Season 29 (2017)

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What It’s About: The residents of Springfield have not aged in three decades, but the modern world keeps intruding, so they react the only way the Simpsons can: with biting wit and satire.

Voiced By: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer

Where to Watch: Fox

Why You Should Watch: The Simpsons hasn’t run out of ideas in nearly three decades.

Fun Fact: This season will hit episode 636, at which point The Simpsons will pass Gunsmoke with the most produced episodes of a series.

The Simpsons season 29 premieres Sunday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. on Fox.

Family Guy: Season 16 (2017) 100%

What It’s About: The Griffin family lives a typical sitcom life, except when they tell stories about famous celebrities and fictional characters.

Voiced By: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, Seth Green, and Mike Henry

Where to Watch: Fox

Why You Should Watch: Not watching would be like that time Vin Diesel forgot to use the parking brake.

Fun Fact: Kristen Bell and Louis C.K. guest star this season.

Family Guy season 16 premieres Sunday, Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. on Fox.

Bob's Burgers: Season 8 (2017)

What It’s About: The Belcher family tries to make an honest living running their burger joint while raising their family.

Voiced By: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman, and John Roberts

Where to Watch: Fox

Why You Should Watch: It’s animated food porn.

Fun Fact: The season premiere will feature animation based on fan-submitted art collected over the spring and summer.

Bob’s Burgers season 8 premieres Sunday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. on Fox.

SuperMansion: Season 2 (2017)  DRAG ME TO HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

What It’s About: The Halloween special for SuperMansion, in which the household of superheroes faces a night in which everyone wears costumes.

Voiced By: Bryan Cranston, Keegan-Michael Key, Jillian Bell, Tucker Gilmore, Zeb Wells, and Heidi Gardner

Where to Watch: Crackle

Why You Should Watch: This is the last new Supermansion episode until 2018!

Fun Fact: Lake Bell and Phil Lamarr guest voice in the special.

SuperMansion: Drag Me to Halloween premieres Oct. 5 on Crackle.

The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Walking (2017)

What It’s About: Stop-motion animated sketches lampoon movies, TV shows and real celebrities.

Voiced By: Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer, Tom Root

Where to Watch: Adult Swim

Why You Should Watch: Besides a whole episode full of Walking Dead spoofs, let’s hope for more recent spoofs of Rogue One, Suicide Squadand maybe even La La Land.

Fun Fact: The Comic-Con trailer does confirm a Westworld spoof, and old standbys like Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, and Scooby-Doo.

Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking airs Oct. 8 at midnight and season 9 follows this fall on Adult Swim.


What It’s About: Cornell Jelly discovers he is adopted. The fact that his parents and sister are jellyfish didn’t give it away.

Voiced By: Phil LaMarr, Kevin Michael Richardson, Blake Anderson, Frankie Ingrassia, Tyler the Creator, and Lionel Boyce

Where to Watch: Adult Swim

Why You Should Watch: It’s a show about jellyfish who swear a lot.

Fun Fact: The Jellies first premieres in a 2015 iPhone short for Tyler the Creator’s app Golf Media.

The Jellies premieres Oct. 22 at 12:15 a.m. on Adult Swim.

Big Hero 6: Season 1 (2018)

What It’s About: The group of teen superheroes formed in the Disney movie has new adventures every week.

Voiced By: Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Ryan Potter, Genesis Rodriguez, Brooks Wheelan, Khary Payton, and Alan Tudyk

Where to Watch: Disney XD

Why You Should Watch: In the movie, four of the heroes were supporting Hiro and Baymax’s adventure. On the show, there’s time for everyone to get their own episode.

Fun Fact: Though the movie used 3D computer animation and played theaters in 3D, the show is old school 2D animation and was developed by Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, creators of Kim Possible.

Big Hero 6 premieres in November on Disney XD.


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What It’s About: A group of rabbits escape the destruction of their home and try to build a new one in Watership Down.

Voiced By: Gemma Arterton, John Boyega, Mackenzie Crook, Freddie Fox, Nicholas Hoult, Ben Kingsley, James McAvoy

Where to Watch: Netflix

Why You Should Watch: Because we said so in our spring animation preview. Now you HAVE to see it!

Fun Fact: The book is frequently taught in English classes as an allegory for free individuals vs. institutional tyranny. Make sure you mention that in your book report.

Watership Down premieres this fall on Netflix.

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