At long last, we’ve got confirmation, people. After months of rumors and speculation, Disney offically confirmed the release of new episodes of The Owl House and Amphibia. Starting Saturday, July 11th at 8 PM, Disney will be running a ninety minute animation block. The block will feature new episodes of Big City Greens, Amphibia, and The Owl House. Three of their biggest cartoons back-to-back.
If you’ve read my blog, then you’ll know that I’m a big fan of both The Owl House and Amphibia. I think they have the potential to be among the stand out cartoons of this coming decade, if done right. And having them air as part of the same animation block is a dream come true. Don’t forget, these two shows were created by Gravity Falls alumni, and share a lot of that famous show’s DNA. Therefore, it’s only logical that they be aired back to back.
What’s more, unlike last year, this year will see Amphibia air on a weekly basis. While that means it will take longer, this is actually a good thing. Over on Twitter, series creator Matt Braly said that the rollout method we saw wasn’t good for the people who worked on the show. When a bunch of episodes roll out as one, people are less likely to notice who worked on them. And in the animation business, getting credit is everything.
What We Know So Far
Let’s recap where we left off when Amphibia and The Owl House last aired.
On the Amphibia front, Anne just went through a very traumatic experience. Not only did her adoptive family almost die, but she has to contend with the fact that her best friend, Sasha, is now her biggest enemy. According to reports, Season Two will see Anne and the Plantars leave Wartwood behind and travel to the city of Newtopia to find a way to get Anne home. And there’s going to be some big guest stars this season. Everyone from George Takei to Alex Hirsch to even Kermit the Frog! In addition, the show’s been renewed for a third season already, so we got even more to look forward to.
As for The Owl House, the second half of the season should see Luz begin the next stage of her witch training at Hexside. But the show’s also building to something big in the future. If you’ll recall, the elixir that Eda uses to keep her curse at bay no longer works. I have a feeling that this will be a huge problem that will come to a head as the season ends. How, or even if it will be resolved, though, is something I don’t know.
I, for one, am super pumped for this new animation block to come out in July. I don’t care what anyone else thinks: these cartoons are amazing. And the fact that plenty of adults like them, too, makes them even cooler in my eyes.
What are you guys hoping to get out of the next chapters in these stories, though? Let me know!
One Last Thing!
If you haven’t watched these shows or aren’t caught up on them and want to learn more, don’t worry. I’ll be posting a recap of the stories so far for each show. Click the links down below when done. For an episode-by-episode look, check out my posts for each episode of Amphibia and The Owl House.
Or, if you want to see them for yourself, then you can find them airing on Disney Channel. If you prefer streaming, you can find Amphibia and The Owl House on the DisneyNow app. And the whole first season of Amphibia’s on Disney+, with plans to add The Owl House when the first season’s done.
Click here my for my recap of Season One of Amphibia.
Click here for my recap of the first half of Season One of The Owl House.
Click here to see my other animation stuff.