Suddenly several animated series and movies in the fantasy, adventure, and science fiction genres are going to be appearing on your TVs and in theaters.  Most are coming to Netflix and Disney+, so get ready.  Each one has a unique look, and they all feature intriguing trailers that offer enough to get us to give them at least a try.  From a pirate sea beast tale to Sonic the Hedgehog, Ice Age, and Despicable Me sequels, to the latest seasons of the Pacific Rim and Ghost in the Shell spin-offs, a new kind of vampire series, an Apollo movie, and more.  Which will be the biggest hit?  Take a look at all these trailers:

First up, Chris Williams (Moana) directs actors Karl Urban, Jared Harris, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Dan Stevens voicing characters in the Netflix pirates meets The Meg animated movie, The Sea Beast:

The long running Ice Age franchise continues in a new series on Disney+ featuring the wide-eyed Scrat, called Ice Age: Scrat Tales:

The second season of anime series Pacific Rim: The Black has arrived:

The anime series Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is making its way to Netflix this summer:

A stylish and promising anime series about vampires and humans living again in harmony comes to Netflix as Vampire in the Garden

Universal’s Despicable Me/Minions franchise continues with the voices of Steve Carell, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Michelle Yeoh, Dolph Lundgren, Julie Andrews, Alan Arkin, Russell Brand, and Danny Trejo in the movie Minions: The Rise of Gru:

How about a fictional coming of age story about the Apollo missions?  The voice talent of Zachary Levi and Jack Black star in the Netflix movie, Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood:

And finally, the video game franchise continues.  Sonic the Hedgehog 2 arrives this month, featuring the voices of Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, and Idris Elba:

The second season of Pacific Rim: The Black is now streaming on Netflix.  Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood comes to Netflix arrives this weekend on Netflix.  Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is in theaters April 8.  The first episode of Ice Age: Scrat Tales comes to Disney+ April 13.  The second season of Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 arrives on Netflix May 23.  Minions: The Rise of Gru comes to theaters July 1.  The Sea Beast arrives on Netflix July 8.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg