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Cinedigm and Fantawild Launch Kids’ Streaming Channel

The linear streamer will feature the animation studio’s popular ‘Boonie Bears,’ bringing the Asian hit franchise to North American markets; new content will be released monthly and include the popular ‘Kung Fu Masters of the Zodiac.’

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Pebbles Flintstone Animated Comedy ‘Bedrock’ in Development at Fox

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 10:01am

Elizabeth Banks to produce and star as Fred and Wilma’s now 20-something daughter in the continuing stories of everyone’s favorite modern Stone Age Family.

Science Rules Headline News

Find Out Why ‘Science’ Rules with May’s Crunchyroll Crate

The nerdy-chic crate contains officially licensed wear and gear from ‘Food Wars,’ ‘ReLIFE,’ ‘Dr. Stone,’ and ‘Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it.’

Boo! Headline News

‘Hotel Transylvania’ Theme Park Attraction Opens in Moscow

Dream Island Theme Park partnered with Sony on new attraction that offers visitors an authentic ‘scary’ experience worthy of the franchise; ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania,’ the film franchise’s final entry, hits theaters Summer 2021.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Piper’s Pony Tales’ Preschool Series Launching on YouTube

Epic Story Media teams up with Milkcow Media on an all-new stop-motion / CG show that illustrates the power of roleplay and imagination; in the series, Piper and her friends make up stories about their toy horses, that magically come to life.

Pull The Trigger Headline News

Pull the ‘Trigger’ on April’s Loot Anime Crate

The latest action-packed crate contains officially licensed collectibles and wearables from ‘Trigun: Badlands Rumble!,’ ‘Darling in the Franxx,’ ‘Kiznaiver,’ and ‘Space Patrol Luluco!’

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‘Peppa Pig’ Gets Massive 104 Episode Greenlight, New Animation Studio

Hugely popular animated preschool series will see fresh content through at least 2027; Astley Baker Davies passes the production torch to British animation studio Karrot, with director Andrea Tran at the helm.

TV Animation Headline News

WarnerMedia Launches Cartoonito Preschool Programming Block

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 10:38am

Coming to Cartoon Network and HBO Max this fall, new block will debut with 20 titles; ‘Bugs Bunny Builders’ and Sesame Workshop’s ‘Bea’s Block’ greenlit, joining development slate that will expand to 50 originals within two years.  

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.

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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.

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Shout! Factory and LAIKA Ink US Distribution Deal

Studio’s award-winning stop-motion / CG animated films ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘The Boxtrolls,’ ‘ParaNorman,’ and ‘Coraline’ will head to small screens nationwide; new bonus content, collectible packaging, and specialty releases will be announced in the coming months.

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WildBrain Spark Inks ‘Kiwi & Strit’ Deal with Copenhagen Bombay

Studios will co-produce 26 new episodes for popular CG-animated comedy series’ third season; agreement grants exclusive global AVOD rights to new season.

Spidey Senses Activated Headline News

February’s Crunchyroll Crate Contains Exclusive Plush Creature

The ‘Fantasy World’ themed crate boasts a plush version of the dungeon spider from the ‘So I’m a Spider, So What’ anime series.

Oopsies Headline News

An Intergalactic Battle Begins for George Clooney’s ‘Buck Rogers’ Project

Skydance and the Buck Rogers estate counter Legendary’s claim they have rights to the classic pulp hero IP, as both announce competing series.

The Blue Blur Headline News

All-New Animated ‘Sonic Prime’ Series Races to Netflix in 2022

SEGA, WildBrain, and the streaming giant join forces to unleash the ‘Blue Blur,’ placing the fate of a new multiverse in his gloved hands; the ‘Sonic’ franchise celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

Anime Goodies Headline News

Now Available: ‘Gundam’ Limited-Edition Loot Crate Series

The first of the bi-monthly 4-crate collections pays tribute to ‘Mobile Suit Gundam Wing’ with a curated selection of exclusive lifestyle goods and gear.

TV Animation Headline News

Sneak Peek Weekend: ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten’ Episode 1 Premiere

The exclusive Kartoon Channel! event runs January 29-31 and will feature an introduction from series co-executive producer and star, Arnold Schwarzenegger; the shows officially debuts Spring 2021.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Beyblade Burst Surge’ Season 5 Premieres February 20 on Disney XD

New episodes include new characters as well as fan favorites; season’s opening theme song ‘We Got the Spin’ now on the series official YouTube channel.

Business Headline News

Animaccord and Amazon Ink ‘Masha and the Bear’ European Distribution Deal

Company’s strike collaborative, multi-territory deal expanding reach on Prime Video of popular animated series and its spin-offs, ‘Masha's Spooky Stories’ and ‘Masha's Tales.’

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