I am here to broadcast to the biggest audience that I can reach, and it unfortunately can’t be as large as would be truly effective, to tell them that the design and styles in the brand new Fantastic Four cartoon series that just recently started is not an American anime-esque thing or really directly influenced by anime, nor is it anime, and you won’t find an informed and educated person saying that it is anime or talking about it as if it was of anime.
It’s made in Europe, and designed in an animation style born from Europe. That animation style was probably developed from Japanese stuff, for all I know, but the origin of the style is old enough that the comparison isn’t valid. It would only help the young to know that examples of this style in America includes The Magician (which was a program on Fox Kids every Saturday morning and produced by Gaumont) and the syndicated Highlander: the Animated Series (also produced by Gaumont).
More proof? There’s a reference in the first episode to “‘Smurfs’”, which is at this point a program more notable in that continent that on this one.
I have more to say about the program, but the comments are curmdudgeonly so I am sure you do not want to read them yet.