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Auto Enthusiast Duo Launches Rideview Creative Agency

Yates Holley and John Kim have joined forces to offer automotive art direction and visualization; recent projects include a mood film for the IPO launch of Faraday Future, a sustainability-driven EV brand.

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Netflix Acquires Roald Dahl Story Company

The streaming giant unwraps the golden ticket, joining forces with the famed author’s IP rights company to create a unique universe across animated and live-action films and TV, bringing Dahl’s iconic stories and characters to more audiences in new formats.

People Headline News

Hero4Hire Creative Names Jordan Beck Head of Development

Veteran industry exec will oversee development and launch of original IP and creative projects for kids at the Massachusetts-based animation, motion graphics, and mixed media studio.

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New CG ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ Movie and Series in the Works

WarnerMedia Kids & Family has greenlit two animated projects based on the popular, award-winning show of the same name - featuring the comic misadventures of Gumball, Darwin and the other quirky residents of Elmore – coming to HBO Max and Cartoon Network

They’re Back Headline News

Paramount+ Greenlights ‘Rugrats’ Season 2

All-new Season 1 episodes hit the streamer October 7; the precocious babies, Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie, and Angelica are back with brand-new wild adventures, including a half-hour, Halloween-themed special.

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2 New Stephen Colbert Animated Projects Coming to Comedy Central

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 10:04am

Premiering this fall, ‘Fairview’ and ‘Washingtonia’ build on the network’s long history of political satire and further expand MTV Entertainment’s commitment to Adult Animation.

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Federation Kids & Family Inks ‘Presto! School of Magic’ Distribution Deal

The kids’ animated series from TeamTO, produced by M6 and TéléTOON+, heads to Latin America, Africa, Norway and Canada; series is based on StudioCanal’s popular feature film.

Community Outreach Headline News

Nelvana Launches ‘Talent Incubator: Black Write Edition’

The initiative, developed in partnership with Kids Can Press, is designed to discover, support, and mentor emerging Black storytellers and illustrators in Canada; selected creatives interested in kids’ TV animation with receive support in pitch development and an introduction to industry professionals.

Commercials Headline News

Cap’n Crunch Gets a ‘Sweet’ 3D Makeover

Creative studio ATKPLN gives the Cap’n new 3D persona and digs, balancing nostalgia with a modern vibe; new look will be used across all brand visuals, including broadcast and social media assets.

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DreamWorks Animation and Stephen Curry Team on Kids and Family Content

First-ever Comcast NBCUniversal ‘Global Talent Partnership’ deal extends content opportunities with NBA MVP’s media company across media giant’s entire portfolio, including first look deals with Universal Studio Group and DWA.

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Tencent Video’s ‘Rainbow Bubblegem’ Fantasy Series Launching Early 2022

The Chinese streamer teams up with Live Fun by Campfire Aniworks on 3DCG series that teaches kids about friendship, cooperation, and teamwork; currently in production, the show has already been picked-up by EBS Korea.

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Dandelooo Inks ‘Billy the Cowboy Hamster’ Distribution Deals

The 2D animated series follows a little hamster who dreams of becoming a cowboy in the Wild West; currently in production, the show has been presold to Super RTL in Germany, Denmark’s DR, Sweden’s SVT, RTS in Switzerland, Norway’s NRK, Arte Editions, and KMBO and TV5 Monde in France.

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Rooster Teeth Inks Animation Production Deal with Albert Whitman Media

Drawing on the children’s book publisher’s extensive library, the companies will co-develop and produce a slate of original animated series; literary works ‘Zapato Power’ and ‘The Wish Library’ are currently in development and will be introduced at MIPCOM 2021.

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EXCLUSIVE: Listen to the Theme from ‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 8:57am

Premiering September 16 on Netflix, the new CG animated series from Mattel Television offers a fresh, stylized take on the world of Eternia; composed by Michael Kramer, the original soundtrack, with 37 tracks from the series, debuts September 17.

The Woods are Dark and Deep Headline News

LAIKA Announces ‘Wildwood’ as Next Animated Feature

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 7:58am

Currently in production with studio CEO Travis Knight directing, film tells a tale of love, loss, sacrifice, and secrets set in an enchanted forest beyond Portland’s city limits.

Who’s the Boss? Headline News

‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ Now Available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and DVD

Hit sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2017 blockbuster, ‘The Boss Baby,’ reunites the now adult Templeton brothers, who uncover the dark secrets of a prestigious grade school while rediscovering the meaning of family; bonus materials include all new ‘Precious Templeton: A Pony TALE’ short.

Business Headline News

‘Masha and the Bear’ Hits Another YouTube Milestone

Animaccord’s beloved animated preschool series hits 100 billion worldwide views, and holds Guinness World Record for most watched cartoon on the streamer; channel subscribers doubled in last year to over 28 million.

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Mikros VFX Joins MPC Episodic

Strategic alliance with French visual effects house bolsters MPC’s global market presence, increasing the company’s international reach; the studio will continue to offer pre-production and VFX services for the French features and episodic industry.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Brand-New ‘Tom and Jerry Time’ Coming to Cartoonito

Warner Media Kids & Family greenlights preschool animated series based on the famous cat and mouse rivals; reimagined for young viewers, the show will introduce kids to the comical antics of the iconic duo, while teaching key social and emotional skills.

Business Headline News

Cartoon Forum 2021 Spotlights Portugal

One of the industry’s most important TV pitching and co-production conference, this year’s event runs September 20-23, and will celebrate Portuguese animation and its emergence in global markets.

Anime Headline News

7 New ‘Anpanman’ Films Debut Exclusively on Tubi

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 10, 2021 at 4:28pm

New titles from TMS Entertainment’s hugely successful anime franchise, featuring the beloved superhero whose head is a popular Japanese pastry (an anpan), are now available on FOX Entertainment’s free streaming service.

The Ring Awaits! Headline News

‘Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms’ Now on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD

The fate of the universe again hangs in the balance in the new animated feature based on the hit videogame franchise; now available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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