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SDCC : The Dragon Prince, Adventure Time, Invincible, Rick and Morty And More

This weekend was a big one for animation as both the online San Diego Comic-Con At Home and the first Adult Swim Virtual Con took place. That meant a heap of animation news was announced, and this is our second round-up of the biggest stories.

Netflix has greenlit Wonderstorm's fantasy series The Dragon Prince, not for one new season- or even two. The series has been given FOUR more seasons. This will take the series up to the end of its planned seven-season run, drawing the story to a close. Each season (or "book") will consist of nine episodes. There is still no date for Book four just yet, but it's currently in production.

Adult Swim and Crunchyroll are teaming up for new original anime series Fena Pirate Princess. The series will be produced by the renowned studio Production IG and directed by Kazuto Nakazawa. The series will air on Toonami and stream on Crunchyroll in 2021.

The series tells the tale of a young orphan girl, Fena Houtman. Fena has been raised on an Island where there is no hope of becoming anything more than chattel, to be used and discarded by soldiers of the British Empire. But Fena is more than just another powerless orphan. When her mysterious past comes knocking, Fena will break the chains of her oppressors. Her goal: forge a new identity, free of bondage, and search for a place where she can truly belong and find out the true mysteries behind a keyword “Eden.” It is the story of a lifetime adventure she and her crew of misfits and unlikely allies will have, in pursuit of her goals! 

At the panel of JG Quintel's Close Enough, it was confirmed that a second season had already been ordered by HBO Max.

Archer will return for season 11 on FXX  on September 16, and the next day of FXX on Hulu. 

At the panel of The Walking Dead's original comic creator Robert Kirkman,   some more details were revealed about Amazon Prime's animated adaptation of his adult superhero comic Invincible. Six current or former stars (no spoilers here!) of the Walking Dead TV series have been cast in the pivotal roles of the show's Avengers/Justice League style super-team The Guardians Of The Globe. Khary Payton will star as Black Samson, Lauren Cohan as War Woman, Chad Coleman as Martian Man, Michael Cudlitz as Red Rush, Lennie James as Darkwing, Ross Marquand as The Immortal and Aquarius and Sonequa Martin-Green as Green Ghost.

They will join former fellow TWD castmate Steven Yeun in the lead role of Mark Grayson, who will star alongside JK Simmons and Sandra Oh playing his parents Nolan and Debbie. Zachary Quinto will star as Robot.  Invincible still has no announced premiere date set.

Infinity Train's third season will stream on HBO Max from August 13. Check out the new trailer which debuted at SDCC.

Warner Bros will release a special Bugs Bunny 80th-anniversary Blu-Ray collection. It will include 60 restored theatrical shorts (in their original 4:3 ratio) as well as 10 episodes of the new Looney Tunes Cartoons. The set will release on November 3.

Check out this new poster for the second (of four) Adventure Time: Distant Lands special, Obsidian. The second episode will focus on Marceline and Princess Jellybean. Check out the new poster, below.

From Adult Swim Con, get your first look at Rick and Morty season five!

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