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It’s Simply Marvel-ous! Headline News

Marvel Goes Big with Major Disney+ Day Show Announcements

The episodic MCU continues to expand, as learn of the studios’ expansive slate of series renewals and new series coming in 2022/2023 series, including ‘Moon Knight,’ ‘Ms. Marvel,’ and ‘She-Hulk’ as well as the first ever ‘X-Men’ under the Disney banner.

Getta a Job! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North – Tasteful Noods Adventure’

In the all-new episode airing November 14 on FOX, Ham is assigned an after-school job at a restaurant as part of ‘Careers Week,’ and he’s in for a surprise! Meanwhile Moon develops a crush on an older woman.

Snoopy Blasts Off! Headline News

‘Snoopy in Space’ Season 2 Blasts Off on Apple TV+

In all-new episodes premiering today, Snoopy heads to Mars on NASA’s Artemis I mission; in plush form, the famous canine astronaut will serve as the zero-gravity indicator on the uncrewed journey – STEM-based curriculum supporting the launch is available for grades K-6 on multiple platforms.

Commercials Headline News

Nexus Creates ‘Tiptoe & The Flying Machine’ Holiday Tale

Studio and director Conor Finnegan teamed up with BBDO NYC to create Macy’s new holiday campaign starring a little blue reindeer who discovers she can fly; the 60-second stop-motion commercial will air across television and online video during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Fit for a Princess Headline News

Celebrate Disney+ Day with All-New ‘The Simpsons’ Short

Party down in Springfield with ‘The Simpsons in Plusaversary!,’ as part of the global celebration of new content and fan experiences headed to the streamer.

Good morning Krusty Krew! Headline News

Unspeakable Hosts ‘The Patrick Star Fan Favorites Special’

YouTube star hosts show featuring top Patrick Star scenes chosen by fans, never-before-heard theme song and montages from the popular series ‘The Patrick Star Show’ and ‘Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years;’ 30-minute special airs November 12 on Nickelodeon. 

They’re Certainly Looney! Headline News

HBO Max Releases ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ Season 3 Trailer

Arriving just in time for Thanksgiving, an all-new, antic-filled season with Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Tweety, and other famous characters hits the streamer November 25.

You’re Not Alone in Your Anxiety ANIMATIONWorld

‘Demi’s Panic’ Encourages Moving Past PTSD… Even in a Pandemic

For Daniel and Lorena Hernández Leonard, braving the terrifying ordeal of taking their sick daughter to the hospital during the height of COVID-19 led to their first animated short about dealing with traumatic anxiety; legendary indie animator Bill Plympton directs, providing just the right pencil sketch style to illustrate such distress.

More Adult Animation… Plus Live-Action! Headline News

Netflix Reveals First Look at Lorne Michaels’ ‘Saturday Morning All Star Hits!’

Check out key art from the all-new hybrid live-action / animated adult comedy series, where Saturday morning cartoons take on a whole new meaning; Kyle Mooney and Ben Jones’ irreverent celebration of the 80s and 90s hits the streamer December 10.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

Animated Short ‘On/Off’ Shows the Strength of Structure in Creativity

Director Nicolás P. Villarreal’s award-winning, Oscar-qualified 2D film celebrates how discipline and focus are important qualities people usually need to achieve their dreams.

Remember the 70s? Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘F Is for Family’ Guest Announcement Video

Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, and Fred Melamed join the cast of the long-running animated comedy, bringing even more hilarity to the show as it enters its fifth and final season, premiering November 25.

Animated TV Series ANIMATIONWorld

‘Arcane’: Overcoming the ‘Curse’ of Video Game Adaptations

On Netflix’s new series, based on Riot Games’ hugely successful ‘League of Legends,’ creators Christian Linke and Alex Yee’s years of insider knowledge and passion for the property helped drive the project in ways other game-based efforts have been unable to achieve.

It’s Simply Anime-zing! Headline News

Netflix Announces Expanded Anime Slate

Streamer plans to produce even more episodic and feature content, tapping Japanese talent and studios to expand its content library; announcements made at first ever Netflix Festival Japan 2021 include new anime titles ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure STONE OCEAN,’ ‘The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh,’ and ‘Kakegurui Twin.’

To Dub or Not to Dub ANIMATIONWorld

How Outstanding Localization Helped ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Reach Global Success

While dubbing in anime is famously hit-or-miss, the renowned anime’s English dub is a beloved and exemplarary work that deserves study, and recognition.

Business Headline News

Mercury Filmworks and Mukpuddy Teaming on ‘Badjelly the Witch’

Studios to co-produce Spike Mulligan’s modern, irreverent fairy tale as a 2D animated series; adaptation promises madcaps adventures with quirky characters, matter-of-fact magic, and weird and wonderful surprises – and of course, good triumphing over evil.

PSAs Headline News

Nomint Creates 'Chilling' Spot for WWF’s Arctic Programme

Taking a year to produce, the emotionally and technically challenging stop-motion commercial uses nothing but ice as a visual metaphor of global warming’s devastation; advert launch coincides with the start of the global COP26 summit.

You Had Me at Zany! ANIMATIONWorld

Yakko, Wakko, and Dot Return: ‘Animaniacs’ Season 2 Mayhem Arrives!

Executive producer Gabe Swarr talks about the new 13-episode batch of crazy antics and unshakeable ‘earworms’ on Steven Spielberg and Warner Bros. Animation’s rebooted cartoon comedy classic, now streaming on Hulu.

Going on a Hot Date! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North – Skidmark Holmes Adventure’

In the new episode airing November 7 on FOX, Judy’s mystery party exiles Beef from the house, where he finds himself on an unintended date with Alyson.

A Kid’s Worst Fears! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Frankelda’s Book of Spooks’: Cool New Stop-Motion from Mexico

Brothers Roy and Arturo Ambriz’s musical kids’ series, about an enthusiastic ‘ghost writer' and her book of scary stories, brings a modern twist to classic horror, now available on HBO Max Latin America.

Chag Sameach! Headline News

‘A Blue’s Clues Festival of Lights’ Kicks off Nick’s Holiday Line-Up

Nickelodeon gets into the holiday spirit with a Chanukah-themed episode premiering November 26; On November 19, network partners with Save the Children non-profit for ‘Blue Friday,’ a day of giving and learning.

Bringing Content to OTT Headline News

MKMG Teams With VlogBox to Explore New OTT/CTV Placements

The Ukraine-based international producer and distributor of video content has begun collaborating with the global video distribution, monetization, and advertising platform to explore new opportunities in the rapidly-developing OTT space. 

Animated TV Series Headline News

Guru Studio’s 2D ‘Big Blue’ Coming in December

The all-new series features a theme song produced by Grammy-winning music producer Timbaland and his Beatclub team; created by acclaimed artist Gyimah Gariba, the show will premiere exclusively in Canada on CBC Kids.

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