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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.’

Treat Yo-Self Headline News

Celebrate ‘New Beginnings’ with January’s Crunchyroll Crate

A new year of anime fun is yours with a visit from the doctor, a trip to the library, a fight with a dragon, and a visit to a strange new world with The Loot Company’s Crunchyroll crate.

Business Headline News

Toonz Media and SMF Studio to Co-Produce ‘Aliens in My Backpack’

Studios enter strategic partnership to produce, distribute, and license a new CGI series that follows a family of aliens who share their ecological secrets to help make earth a greener planet.

People Headline News

Battat Taps Fonda Snyder to Head New Entertainment Division

Industry veteran will help develop and promote parent company’s IP, while expanding strategic global partnerships with family entertainment companies, animation studios, broadcasters, and streamers.

People Headline News

Unanico Group Names Leanne Preston CEO and Producer

LA-based industry veteran will lead production, global partnership strategies and IP development as company expands in US market.

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