April 2023 Streaming Guide April 2023 Streaming Guide

There is an exciting mix of new, returning, and classic animation headed to streaming platforms in April.

Disney+ is home to several of the month’s most anticipated streaming releases, including season three of Big City Greens and the debut of Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures. There’s also a new Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short coming in April, the first produced by Disney in nearly 95 years. And fans of The Owl House will be saying goodbye to the popular series as its final special airs on linear tv on April 8 before hitting Disney+ on April 9.

Netflix is premiering new seasons of several of its most popular original and licensed kids and family series including CoComelon, The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib, Oggy Oggy, and Ada Twist Scientist. That said, there is a striking lack of grown-up animation coming to Netflix in April, meaning audiences looking for more mature programming will have to look elsewhere.

One streamer with plenty to offer fans of adult animation is Hulu, which is getting an impressive lineup of Crunchyroll-distributed anime titles in April. Among them are Chainsaw Man, Spy x Family, and Mob Psycho.

HBO Max has more animated titles coming out in April than it has in a long time, highlighted by season five of Looney Tunes Cartoons, the new Adult Swim series Royal Crackers, and the original 2002 series Clone High, which is getting a reboot this spring.

David Lynch fans have cause to celebrate as an entire slate of his animated shorts, as well as many of his live-action works, will be available on Criterion from the first of the month. Meanwhile, Mubi continues to showcase animation in its carefully curated lineup with both Waltz With Bashir and The Triplets of Belleville headed to the platform.

A few notes on the list: The list includes announcements for new seasons of existing shows, however, we do not list new episode releases of existing seasons, as some streamers roll out new episodes in monthly batches. Streamers also often announce new animation releases mid-month. Our guide only catalogs what the streamers announce at the beginning of the month, but, when possible, we try to update the schedule if there are mid-month announcements. The list only includes content premiering on the U.S. versions of these services.

Here’s a look at the streaming animation release calendar for April:

  • Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (feature, April 1)
  • Hotel Transylvania (feature, April 1)
  • How to Train Your Dragon (feature, April 1)
  • The Land Before Time (feature, April 1)
  • Puss in Boots (feature, April 1)
  • Shrek Forever After (feature, April 1)
  • Thomas & Friends: The Mystery of Lookout Mountain (feature, April 1)
  • CoComelon: S8 (series, April 8)
  • The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib: S2 (series, April 13)
  • The Nutty Boy Part 2 (series, April 16)
  • Oggy Oggy: S2 (series, April 17)
  • Ada Twist, Scientist: S4 (series, April 22)
  • Sharkdog: S3 (series, April 27)
  • InuYasha: S6 (series, April 28)

  • The Ghost and Molly McGee: S2 (series, April 2)
  • Spring ShortsTacular with The Ghost and Molly McGee (shorts, April 2)
  • The Owl House: Final Special (special, April 9)
  • Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (short, April 14)
  • Big City Greens: S3 (series, April 19)
  • Hamster & Gretel: S1 (series, April 19)
  • PJ Masks: Power Heroes: S1 (series, April 19)
  • Dino Ranch: S2 (series, April 26)
  • Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures (shorts, April 26)

  • Black Clover: S1-2 (series, April 1)
  • Dr. STONE: S1 (series, April 1)
  • Log Horizon: S1 (series, April 1)
  • Overlord: S2 (series, April 1)
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: S1 (series, April 1)
  • Toriko: S1 (series, April 1)
  • Despicable Me (feature, April 1)
  • Despicable Me 2 (feature, April 1)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (feature, April 1)
  • Shrek (feature, April 1)
  • Shrek 2 (feature, April 1)
  • Chainsaw Man: S1 (series, April 2)
  • Spy x Family: S1 (series, April 6)
  • Mob Psycho 100: S1 (series, April 15))
  • One Piece: Episodes 153-325 (series, April 15)
  • Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun: S1 (series, April 15)

Prime Video
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (feature, April 1)
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (feature, April 1)
  • Mary and The Witch’s Flower (feature, April 1)
  • Shrek Forever After (feature, April 1)

  • Coraline (feature, April 1)
  • The Smurfs Movie (feature, April 1)
  • The Smurfs 2 (feature, April 1)
  • Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos (A Brave Little Rooster) (feature, April 1)
  • Royal Crackers: S1 (series, April 3)
  • Looney Tunes Cartoons: S5 (series, April 6)
  • Clone High – the original series (series, April 14)

  • Beavis And Butt-Head Do America (feature, April 1)
  • The Adventures of Tintin (feature, April 1)
  • Rugrats: S2 (series, April 14)
  • The Adventures of Paddington (series, April 19)
  • Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head: S2 (series, April 20)

  • Squish! (short, April 1)
  • my favorite software is being here (short, April 1)
  • Six Men Getting Sick (short, April 1)
  • The Alphabet (short, April 1)
  • DumbLand: Episodes 1-8 (shorts, April 1)

  • Waltz with Bashir (feature, April 2)
  • The Triplets of Belleville (feature, April 7)

Pictured at top: Royal Crackers, The Owl House, The Triplets of Belleville

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