Seven new ‘Anpanman’ films premiere on Tubi

Anpanman on Tubi. Image: Tubi.

You may not have heard of him, but one of the world's most popular superheroes has a pastry for a head. And there's no time like the present to get acquainted with that bread-headed do-gooder.

On Sept. 10, Tubi announced the exclusive premiere of seven new films from TMS Entertainment’s "Anpanman" franchise. All seven of the new titles from the anime powerhouse are now available for both English and Spanish-speaking audiences. 

The most popular character amongst Japanese children regardless of gender, Anpanman — a superhero with the head of an anpan, a popular Japanese pastry — is, per a press release, "a champion of justice who flies anywhere to help those in trouble, all the while keeping an eye out for his trusty nemesis, ‘Baikinman.’"

Audiences can now binge all seven titles, as well as two additional franchise titles already available on Tubi ("Purun, The Soap Bubble" and "Apple Boy and Everyone’s Hope"). In doing so, they’ll meet both Anpanman and his many, many, many friends — a roster that earned Anpanman’s world a spot in the Guinness World Records.

Read on for more on the titles exclusively premiering on Tubi, and start planning your binge-watch snacks now.

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Make your own marathon with these free family movies on Tubi

Zapped (2014): Superstar-in-the-making Zendaya stars as a "teenager who struggles to adjust to her new stepfamily and school," whose life takes a turn "when a dog training app gives her the power to control boys." 92 minutes. Dir: Peter Deluise. Also features Chanelle Peloso and Spencer Boldman

Tales of a Fifth Grade Robin Hood (2021): When a plucky kid (Chase Brown) in an under-funded school discovers that the vice principal (Jon Lovitz) has been skimming from school fundraisers, he and his merry friends set out to make things right. 84 minutes. Dir: Dylan Vox. Also features Stephen Kramer Glickman.

Shrek Forever After (2010): The big green guy makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin; as you might suspect, that’s not a great idea. 93 minutes. Dir: Mike Mitchell. Featuring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas

About the writer: Allison Shoemaker is a Chicago-based pop-culture critic and journalist. She is the author of "How TV Can Make You Smarter," and a member of the Television Critics Association and the Chicago Film Critics Association. She is also a producer and co-host for the Podlander Presents network of podcasts. Find her on Twitter and Instagram at @allisonshoe. Allison is a Tomatometer-approved Top Critic on Rotten Tomatoes.