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People Headline News

Cloud-Based Creative Studio Preymaker Expands Creative Team

Zachary Fortin and Bridgette Doran have joined the company in production and operations, respectively; both bring practical experience in logistics, technology, and creative collaboration.

People Headline News

WarnerMedia Kids & Family Welcomes Kim Howitt

Bringing 25+ years’ experience to her new role as senior creative executive, the kids’ content veteran will oversee the creative development of third-party animation, co-production, and live-action, bringing new, engaging content to Cartoon Network.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Exclusive Bonus Clip: ‘The Croods: A New Age – The Evolution of Contrasts’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 2:18pm

The next chapter in the first prehistoric family is now available to own on Digital, 4K, Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Let the Games Begin! Headline News

‘Twisted Metal’ Live-Action Adaptation Speeds to the Small Screen

Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions team up on their second live-action series based on a popular game; new series centers on a motor-mouthed outsider tasked with delivering a package in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Nickelodeon Readies ‘Baby Shark’s Big Show!’ and Renews Top Preschool Series

Special ‘Baby Shark Shorts’ mini-adventures to air February 26. ‘Santiago of the Seas,’ ‘Blue’s Clues & You!,’ and ‘PAW Patrol’ get greenlights for all new seasons.

Animated TV Series Headline News

New ‘Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go’ is Coming to Town

Based on the classic book series, the latest iteration of the popular ‘Thomas & Friends’ franchise features fast colorful 2D animation, more physical comedy, and expressive characters; coming this fall to Cartoon Network and Netflix.

Girl Power! Headline News

‘Jade Armor’ Heads to Cartoon Network and HBO Max in early 2022.

Developed by an all-female creative team, TeamTo’s original animated series follows an ordinary girl who is unexpectedly transformed into a legendary superhero.

People Headline News

Fred Seibert Launches FredFilms

New endeavor for former Hanna-Barbera president and executive producer on shows like ‘Adventure Time’ and ‘The Fairly OddParents’ is positioned to serve the increasing demand for adult and kids’ animation programming; business kicks off with a first look deal with VIS KIDS.

Animated TV Series Headline News

9 Story Media Group’s ‘Ladybird Lu’ Gets the Green Light

Produced by Brown Bag Films, the animated series explores the everyday drama of the brand-new social life of a 3-year-old; show set to join Cartoonito, Cartoon Network and HBO Max’s newly announced preschool programming block, this fall.

Making the Right Calle! Headline News

Sasha Calle Joins ‘The Flash’ as First Latina Supergirl

‘The Young and the Restless’ star joins the DCEU with high praise from director Andy Muschietti and full support of the current ‘Arrowverse’ Supergirl, Melissa Benoist.

Business Headline News

William Joyce and DNEG Teaming on Animated ‘The Great Gatsby’ Feature

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 22, 2021 at 4:26pm

Brian Selznick to pen script for first ever animated version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 classic American novel.

Voice Acting Headline News

Kevin Michael Richardson Replaces Harry Shearer as Dr. Hibbert on ‘The Simpsons’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 22, 2021 at 3:19pm

Following last June’s announcement that white actors would no longer voice Black characters on the show, producers reveal that starting with next week’s episode, Richardson will take over the role Shearer has voiced for over 30 years.

Virtual Events Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: ‘Animated Features Oscar Contenders – A Directors’ Discussion’

Join the free March 5 online conversation with leading animated feature film directors sharing insights into this year’s possible Oscar nomination line-up.

SVOD Headline News

‘Trollstopia’ Season 2 Hits Peacock and Hulu March 18

Based on the popular DreamWorks’ animated films, the next chapter of the series sees Poppy bring unity to all of the musical trolls scattered through the forest… or does she?

Family Entertainment Headline News

Toonz Media Group Launches ‘MyToonz’ OTT Platform

The India-based company’s new initiative provides family friendly entertainment across multiple platforms; the app features carefully curated fun, educational, safe, and non-violent content.

Zombie Fun! Headline News

Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’ Coming to Netflix May 21

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 22, 2021 at 8:30am

With his ‘Justice League Snyder Cut’ finally arriving next month on HBO Max, the illustrious DCEU director returns to zombie mayhem with a group of mercenaries attempting the largest heist ever.

Our Undersea Hero Gets Animated Headline News

Get Your First Look at ‘Aquaman: King of Atlantis’ Animated Mini-Series

HBO Max’s three-part series features Arthur Curry and Mera: they’re curvy, colorful, and positively full of eyebrow power.

Business Headline News

Netflix Teams with Lupita Nyong’o on New Animated Musical ‘Sulwe’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:10pm

Based on the Oscar-winning ‘12 Years a Slave’ actress’ #1 New York Times bestselling children’s book of the same name, the film will tell a story about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

Wear a Mask! Headline News

See ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run’ at the Drive-in on Feb 27 and 28

Paramount+ invites LA-based fans to an immersive drive-through experience; see the first episode of the original series ‘Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years’ followed by a screening of the brand-new feature film featuring the whole Bikini Bottom gang.

Learning from Masters Headline News

Netflix and WIT Studio Partner Up for Anime Scholarship

Aspiring anime artists may apply to the WIT Animator Academy, a six-month program at Sasayuri Video Training Institute in Tokyo developed and taught in part by Studio Ghibli vet Hitomi Tateno.

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