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SVOD Headline News

The Worst Responders of ‘Paradise PD Part 3’ Return to Netflix March 12

Season 3 of Roger Black and Waco O'Guin’s adult animated comedy features even more nonsense from the backwater, Southern-fried, small-town police department; it’s gonna get weird!

Sugar Spice and Everything Nice Headline News

The CW Orders Live-Action ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Pilot

After nearly 20 years, the crime-fighting trio will return to the small screen as disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime fighting.

Business Headline News

TeamTO Inks Rights Deal for Trio of Popular Kids’ Books

Studio acquires TV, film, and licensing rights to ‘Snowman,’ ‘Fox’s Garden,’ and ‘Something’s Fishy;’ each book to be adapted into a 2022/2023 holiday special.

People Headline News

Level Ex Names Aharon Rabinowitz Creative Director

Medical gaming creator expands creative talent roster; industry veteran to work with recently hired design director, Jason VandenBerghe, to innovate and advance the practice of medicine through play.

PSAs Headline News

Aardman Launches Mental Health Awareness Campaign

The studio behind ‘Wallace and Gromit’ launches initiative with a series of short, animated films portraying the challenges most commonly faced by young adults, including loneliness, perfectionism, competitiveness, independence, and social media.

Business Headline News

HBO Max Reveals 4 Adult Animated Original Series in Development

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 11:27am

Streamer shares images and synopsis of new projects, part of an aggressive animation programming expansion that includes orders for ‘Clone High,’ ‘Velma,’ and ‘Fired on Mars’ as well as a two season ‘Close Enough’ renewal also announced today.

Business Headline News

HBO Max Order 2 Season Renewal of JG Quintel’s ‘Close Enough’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 10:32am

Watch the new Season 2 trailer for the Emmy Award-winning ‘Regular Show’ creator’s animated comedy; new season starts streaming February 25.

Business Headline News

HBO Max Orders ‘Clone High,’ ‘Velma,’ and ‘Fired on Mars’ Adult Comedies

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 9:54am

New animated series underway with Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Bill Lawrence; Mindy Kaling; and Pete Davidson executive producing.

Business Headline News

Netflix Inks Development Deal for Brian Jacques’ ‘Redwall’ Book Series

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 8:27am

Work on feature film and series underway with writer Patrick McHale; projects will be based on heroic animal adventures from the Penguin Random House Children’s UK books that have sold over 30 million copies.

Awards Headline News

2021 Kidscreen Award Winners Announced

Winning projects include ‘Madagascar: A Little Wild’ for Preschool - Best New Series, ‘Forky Asks a Question,’ Kids’ Best Animated Series, and ‘Baba Yaga,’ Digital Kids Best Game App and Best Alternative Game.

Oscar Shortlists Headline News

Academy Announces Shortlists in 9 Categories for 93rd Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 3:58pm

VFX and animated short categories narrowed down to 10 films each; voting for nominations runs March 5-10.

Please Be Mine! Headline News

Will You Be My Valentine-Themed Specials on Disney NOW and PBS Kids

‘Gigantosaurus - I Heart Giganto’ now streaming on Disney NOW; One-hour special ‘Pinkalicious & Peteriffic - Cupid Calls it Quits’ airs February 10-14 on PBS Kids.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Sets March 8 Release for Gitanjali Rao’s ‘Bombay Rose’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 12:45pm

Premiering on International Women’s Day, the hand-painted animated feature, based on true events, is the Indian director’s riveting ode to people living unfulfilled lives as they struggle to survive in the big city.

Tabletop Games Headline News

Public Playtest for ‘Tales of Xadia: The Dragon Prince’ Game Starts February 9

Based on the popular Netflix animated series ‘The Dragon Prince,’ the tabletop roleplaying game is set in the rich and diverse fantasy world of Xadia.

PSAs Headline News

Nexus Studios and Neeraja Raj Create ‘The Girl Who Built A Rocket’

In looking to the heavens to engage the public in a conversation about the global water crisis, the thought-provoking 2D spot kicks off WaterAid’s new campaign.

In Passing Headline News

Mercury Filmworks Establishes ‘Kevin Kocvar Editing Award’

Created to honor the studio’s late employee, an alumnus of Algonquin College, the $5,000 annual gift will reward a Film and Media Production program graduate with passion for excellence in editing matched by leadership, mentoring, kindness, and desire to learn and grow in the editorial field.

Black History Month Headline News

Cartoon Network’s ‘Drawn to Making it Happen’ Premieres February 6

Celebrating Black History Month, new episode features 15-year-old Sidney Keys III, entrepreneur, and CEO of Books n Bros, who focuses on promoting literacy among Black boys; new monthly vignettes featuring inspirational stories from real-life kids to be released throughout the year.

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Man’s Best Friend Has Demons Too in ‘Ghost Dogs’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 5, 2021 at 4:27pm

Joe Cappa and J.W. Hallford’s film pays homage to rare childhood moments of self-discovery, like flipping through channels, stumbling upon ‘The Shining,’ which you weren’t supposed to watch, but did anyway.

Business Headline News

WATCH: Official Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’ Anime Series

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 5, 2021 at 1:57pm

Coming March 4, Legendary Television’s new series, which continues the epic battles of Guillermo del Toro’s film franchise, finds teenage siblings fighting to survive after Kaiju overrun Australia.

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