July streaming guide July streaming guide

Welcome to our monthly guide to streaming animation.

We’ve rounded up the shows and films — new and old alike — coming to Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, and The Criterion Channel in July (in the U.S.). Fully animated and hybrid titles are included, as are documentaries about subjects related to animation.

Check out our five picks of the month, then scroll on down for the full list.

Our picks

Masameer County. Saudi comedy is in short supply on these shores, which is one reason to check out this series from Riyadh-based studio Myrkott. Another, better reason: the irreverent, oddball satire Masameer: The Movie, which Netflix acquired last year, was genuinely entertaining. This series expands on the franchise, which began as a web series a decade ago, and has since found a large following in the Arab world. (Netflix, July 1)

Space Jam: A New Legacy. LeBron James steps into Michael Jordan’s sneakers for this long-awaited sequel, which debuts in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously. Basketball and Looney Tunes return; unlike the original, this film also packs in references to seemingly every property owned by Warnermedia, from The Iron Giant to Game of Thrones. (HBO Max, July 16)

The Mighty Ones. A pebble, a strawberry, a twig, and a leaf cavort in a garden in this good-natured kids’ series, which returns for a second season. Created by alumni of Samurai Jack and Gravity Falls, the show breaks the Dreamworks mold, in that it is a storyboard-driven 2d series based on an original concept, not an existing franchise. (Hulu and Peacock, July 1)

We the People. The Obamas executive-produce this new series from Chris Nee (whose Ridley Jones also premieres on Netflix this month). Each three-minute episode covers a fundamental issue of civics, combining animation with music from a range of high-profile artists, among them Janelle Monáe, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Daveed Diggs. (Netflix, July 4)

Belladonna of Sadness. The Criterion Channel’s teeming slate of classic indie features includes this, a one-of-a-kind burst of dark psychedelia from Osamu Tezuka’s Mushi Pro. Inspired by artists like Klimt and Degas, the film looks like little else in anime — in fact, with its frequent pans across paintings, it often barely looks like animation. But its arresting design and pitiless tale of medieval witchcraft have earned it a cult following. (The Criterion Channel, July 1)


Netflix
  • Hunter X Hunter, season 6 (series; July 1)
  • Kung Fu Panda (feature; July 1)
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 (feature; July 1)
  • Masameer County, season 1 (series; July 1)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway (feature; July 1)
  • Rainbow Rangers, season 1 (series; July 1)
  • Sailor Moon Crystal, seasons 1–3 (series; July 1)
  • Stuart Little (feature; July 1)
  • We the People, season 1 (series; July 4)
  • Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, season 1 (series; July 8)
  • Ridley Jones, season 1 (series; July 13)
  • Beastars, season 2 (series; July 15)
  • Johnny Test, season 1 (series; July 16)
  • Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans (feature; July 21)
  • Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop (feature; July 22)
  • Masters of the Universe: Revelation, part 1 (series; July 23)
  • Mighty Express, season 4 (series; July 27)
  • Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Kingdom, season 1 (series; July 29)
  • Centaurworld, season 1 (series; July 30)

Disney+
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch (series; new eps on July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)
  • Mickey Mouse: Mixed-Up Adventures, season 1 (series; July 2)
  • Monsters at Work (series; new eps on July 7, 14, 21, 28)
  • Minnie’s Bow-Toons: Party Palace Pals, season 1 (series; July 14)
  • Meet Spidey And His Amazing Friends, season 1 (series; July 21)
  • The Owl House, season 2, part 1 (feature; July 21)
  • Walking with Dinosaurs (feature; July 23)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (feature; July 23)
  • Mickey Mouse Funhouse, season 1, episode 1 (series; July 23)
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life, episode 1 (series; July 28)
  • The Wonderful World Of Mickey Mouse, season 1, part 2 (series; July 28)
  • T.O.T.S., season 2 (series; July 28)
  • Garfield (feature; July 30)

HBO Max

All Dogs Go to Heaven (feature; July 1)
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (feature; July 1)
Stuart Little (feature; July 1)
Tom and Jerry in New York, season 1 (series; July 1)
Looney Tunes Cartoons, season 2 (series; July 8)
Tom & Jerry (feature; July 15)
Space Jam: A New Legacy (feature; July 16)


Hulu
  • The Mighty Ones, season 2 (series; July 1)
  • Alpha & Omega: Legend Of The Saw Tooth Cave (special; July 1)
  • Ice Age (feature; July 1)
  • The Polar Express (feature; July 1)
  • Space Jam (feature; July 1)
  • Cleopatra in Space, season 1 (series; July 14)
  • The Congress (feature; July 15)
  • Horimiya, season 1 (series; July 17)

The Criterion Channel
  • Ernest & Celestine (feature; July 3)
  • This Magnificent Cake! (mid-length film; July 13)
  • The Painting (feature; July 17)
  • Nocturna (feature; July 31)

(below: all features, all added on July 1)

  • Journey to the Beginning of Time
  • Invention for Destruction
  • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen
  • Belladonna of Sadness
  • János vitéz
  • Fantastic Planet
  • Watership Down
  • Son of the White Mare
  • Plague Dogs
  • Alice
  • Faust
  • Mind Game
  • Paprika
  • Persepolis
  • Waltz with Bashir
  • A Town Called Panic
  • Mary and Max
  • Chico & Rita
  • The Rabbi’s Cat
  • Alois Nebel
  • Tatsumi
  • The King of Pigs
  • It’s Such a Beautiful Day
  • Consuming Spirits
  • Aya of Yop City
  • Rocks in My Pockets
  • The Wanted 18
  • The Girl Without Hands
  • Tower
  • The Wolf House
  • No. 7 Cherry Lane

Images at top, left to right: “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” “Belladonna of Sadness,” “Masameer: The Movie”

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