What date and time will season 3 episode 18 of Amphibia release on the Disney Channel as fans countdown to the series finale?
All good things must sadly come to an end…but does it have to hurt this much? This weekend, fans of the fantastic froggy-animated series Amphibia will have to say goodbye to Anne, Sasha and Marcy for one final time.
However, with millions of fans in all four corners of the world counting down to the show’s finale, it becomes all the more important to know what date and time Amphibia season 3 episode 18 will release on Disney following a change to the normal schedule.
Amphibia season 3 episode 18: Release date and time confirmed
The season 3 finale of Amphibia, episode 18 (58 overall), is scheduled to premiere on the Disney Channel on Saturday, May 14th.
As confirmed by the series’ creator Matt Braly on Twitter, Amphibia season 3 episode 18 will be titled “The Hardest Thing” and will release at 8 PM ET/PT on Saturday, May 14th.
The season finale will then be made available to stream online via DisneyNOW and On Demand the next day – Sunday, May 15th.
“You can expect really, really high stakes and high octane action that brings all three girl’s character arcs to a kind of culmination… That’s my broad pitch for [the episode] which has all this bombastic action, giant anime robots and Itano Circus-level stuff, but I think it’s really important not to lose sight of the character’s story in there.” – Matt Braly, via The Gamer.
Episode 18 will be 29-minutes long and is the second Amphibia episode to premiere in the evening, rather than on its traditional morning programming block, after “All In” last weekend.
Speaking to Screen Rant, Braly said that “All In” is about 48 minutes, so it’s even longer than a 44-minute episode. And “The Hardest Thing” is about 29 minutes, which makes it way longer than a 22-minute episode. You put these two together, and you’ll get the series finale right there.”
“And when it comes to those two episodes, the team has put so much love and care and effort into these stories and the execution of them. I’m still working on them right now, and I’m blown away at the level of animation and the performances of the voice actors. They really are something special, and I’m immensely proud of them. I really can’t wait for people to see the escalation and the conclusion of these three seasons.” – Matt Braly, via Screen Rant.
How has the third season been rated by fans?
The third season of Amphibia has just been able to maintain the exceptional standards set by its two prior broadcasts across its 17-episode run so far.
On IMDB, Amphibia is scoring an 8.1/10 with the third season having an average episode rating of 8.83/10.
“This show began when the 2010s golden age of cartoons faded away… Disney had brought us new hit called owl house, but this show is the one responsible for start of Disneys modern success… Please… Give these well written and Superbly animated shows the recognition they need and deserve…” – User zackthompson-83027, via IMDB
Amphibia season 3 is currently scoring a 76% on Rotten Tomatoes, significantly lower than the 89% season 2 received and the 91% set by the debut season in 2019.
Similar scores can be seen across other websites, including an average of 8.8/10 on RatinGraph – lower than the 8.9/10 for season 2 but higher than the 8.3/10 that the first broadcast achieved.
“The fans are incredible too, there’s something about Amphibia and The Owl House fans in how they’re all just whip smart. They’re all writers, artists, and just really incredible. To have that much talent and enthusiasm in one place is always so great because it just energizes you so much.” – Matt Braly, via The Gamer.
Creator talks about what’s next after Amphibia
Sadly, season 3 of Amphibia will be the last instalment of the hit series, but there is a small chance that the show’s characters could return in some type of spin off title. Speaking to The Wrap, Braly said that he would be “more than happy to revisit if it makes sense for where we leave the characters at the end of season 3.
“I obviously can’t speak in detail about any of that stuff, but as long as it keeps the spirit of that stuff intact, I have no problem. If Disney ever wants to do shorts or little spinoffs, I’m super into that stuff. I love comic books, I love books. I would love to do an art of books, that’s my next pitch that I’m going to try to get going.” – Matt Braly, via The Wrap.
However, Braly has his sights set on the next project too, which he claimed to Screen Rant could be a limited series or even a theatrical movie as “Like any creative, I’ve got a million ideas, and I am searching inside myself for which one of them is calling the loudest to me.”
“It’s a really exciting time for animation. I think that lots of folks are pushing the medium in really exciting ways. Without getting into specifics, I would really love to try a limited series or a movie; something more epic and grander in scale, because I had so much fun doing those big, dramatic episodes of Amphibia. Whether it’s “True Colors,” or our season 3 finale pair, “All In” and “The Hardest Thing,” those have been such delights to work on. I think I found that I really love that space.” – Matt Braly, via Screen Rant.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
In other news, Legacies Season 5 canceled by The CW ending Vampire Diaries franchise