Black Animation Movies 2023: Journey into Vibrant Storytelling
Dive into the imaginative world of Black animation with our curated list of must-see movies for 2023. This collection brings together a diverse array of animated stories, each infused with the richness of Black culture, history, and creativity.
From whimsical tales for the young and the young at heart to profound narratives that resonate with deeper themes, these films are a visual feast that captivate and educate.
Experience the magic of storytelling through stunning animation and unique perspectives. These movies not only entertain but also celebrate the heritage and artistry of Black communities.
The holiday season has arrived, and brilliant but accident-prone Steve Urkel has already ruined his local celebration by publicly humiliating a shopping mall Santa. In his attempt to make things right and score some nice points with the big guy in the North Pole, Steve creates an invention that only makes things worse. Using his big brain and even bigger heart, Steve must find the real Santa to see if together they can help the city rediscover the holiday spirit.
After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O'Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.
Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, Mahershala Ali, Amandla Stenberg, Jharrel Jerome, Ziggy Marley, Donald Glover, Ayo Edebiri, Metro Boomin
Directed By Black
June 02, 2023
After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters the Spider Society, a team of Spider-People charged with protecting the Multiverse’s very existence. But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must set out on his own to save those he loves most.
Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force—a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe—the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico—to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.
A journey deep into an uncharted and treacherous land, where fantastical creatures await the legendary Clades—a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest, and by far most crucial, mission.
Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls develop and gain passions before being transported to a newborn child. Joe must enlist help from the other souls-in-training, like 22, a soul who has spent eons in the You Seminar, in order to get back to Earth.
Don Cheadle, Gerald 'Slink' Johnson, Laurence Fishburne, LeBron James, Michael B. Jordan, Michelle Obama, Sonequa Martin-Green, Steve Harvey, Khris Davis
Directed By Black
Malcolm D. Lee
Written By Black
Juel Taylor, Keenan Coogler
July 16, 2021
With the help of Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes, NBA superstar LeBron James must rescue his missing son by navigating through films in the Warner Bros. catalogue as they challenge against the villainous Al-G's plot to win a basketball game against his team of mates, which will be seen by the entire world.
Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way.
Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Vélez, Mahershala Ali, Peter Ramsey, Shakira Ja'nai Paye, Shameik Moore, Zoë Kravitz
Directed By Black
December 06, 2018
Miles Morales is juggling his life between being a high school student and being a spider-man. When Wilson "Kingpin" Fisk uses a super collider, others from across the Spider-Verse are transported to this dimension.
Daisy Lightfoot, James C. Mathis III, Keston John, Yvette Nicole Brown
June 04, 2018
After speaking at the Wakanda Embassy, Black Panther fights Thanos and fends him off with the help of fellow Avengers Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, and Black Widow. After regaining conscious, Thanos is approached by Erik Killmonger and Ulysses Klaue in a plot where they will obtain the Vibranium in Wakanda to empower Thanos. When Black Panther discovers this plot, he must work with Shuri, Okoye, and the Avengers to defeat them.
With over 20 years of experience in various narrative mediums, Gil Santos is the singular mind behind Culture Bay. His journey began as a lyricist and web developer, later expanding into crafting dynamic conference presentations and engaging YouTube sketches. This diverse background has allowed him to hone his storytelling skills across different fields. Santos' lifelong passion for sci-fi and fantasy, combined with his knack for interactive storytelling, culminate in Culture Bay - a fusion of innovative ideas and engaging narratives intended for all to enjoy.