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‘Peppa Pig’ Introduces First Same-Sex Couple

Penny Polar Bear’s two moms debuted last week in the hit eOne animated preschool series, evoking praise for embracing representation by some, criticism as age-inappropriate by others.

Transformers Transformed Headline News

Paramount+ Reveals ‘Transformers: EarthSpark’ Release Date and Key Art

Voice cast and EPs join ‘Humans and Bots Unite in Transformers: EarthSpark’ panel at NY Comic Con in October ahead of the series' 10-episode streaming debut in November.

D23 Highlights Abound! Headline News

Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’ and ‘Snow White’ Teased at D23

Trailers, key art, imagery, and title treatments for remakes of the two famed Disney animated films, along with ‘Hocus Pocus 2,’ ‘Disenchanted,’ ‘Peter Pan & Wendy,’ ‘Haunted Mansion,’ and ‘Mufasa: The Lion King’ were unveiled this past weekend to the delight of fans.

Business Headline News

‘The Simpsons’ Season 33 Disney+ Streaming Debut Set, New Short Released

The streamer drops ‘Welcome to the Club’ to celebrate Disney+ Day, and announces the series’ unprecedented 33rd season will premiere on October 5.

D23 Highlights Abound! Headline News

‘Inside Out 2’ and ‘Elemental’ Lead Pixar and Disney’s D23 Reveals

The barrage of sneak peeks continues as the studios share stills, key art, title treatments, and other tidbits from 7 new animated projects that also include ‘Win or Lose,’ ‘Elio,’ ‘Iwájú’, ‘Strange World,’ and ‘Wish.’

D23 Highlights Abound! Headline News

Lucasfilm Unveils Upcoming Project Slate at D23

An embarrassment of riches - trailers, film stills, key art, and imagery were shared for ‘Andor,’ ‘Willow,’ ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch,’ ‘Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi,’ ‘Ahsoka,’ ‘Star Wars: Skeleton Crew,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ and ‘Indiana Jones.’

No More Animated Doctor Who? Headline News

‘Doctor Who’ Animation Revival Goes on Indefinite Hiatus

Gary Russell, who partnered with BBC America to produce animated ‘Doctor Who’ serials from old footage, halts production due to lack of funds.

People Headline News

DNEG Adds Oscar Winner Joel Hynek to LA Talent

The 2-time Academy Award-winning VFX supervisor boasts over 40 years of industry experience; he’ll work from the company’s LA studio on a yet-to-be-named project.

Business Headline News

Fred Rogers Productions Secures ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ Grant

The award-winning production company receives funding from the Bezos Family Foundation to develop resources surrounding the show for caregivers, organizations, and professionals in partnership with foundation program Vroom.

Wakanda Eventually Headline News

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Reportedly Facing Reshoots

After a production rife with snags and endless setbacks, the highly anticipated ‘Black Panther’ sequel is reportedly facing reshoots two months before its November 11 theatrical premiere.

Alligator Wrestling with a Crocodile Headline News

There’s Wrestling and Singing in New ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ Trailer

The live-action/CGI musical comedy, about a young boy who becomes fast friends with a singing crocodile living in the attic of his new house, is coming exclusively to theaters this October.

children’s entertainment Headline News

Hasbro Releases ‘My Little Pony: Virtual Magic’ XR Story Platform

Its first ever experiential storyteller immerses kids in the ‘My Little Pony’ world while encouraging more reading fun and better comprehension; developed in collaboration with Quantum Storey, the program is now available.

Live Long and Prosper Headline News

Trekkies Get Their Fill as Paramount+ Celebrates ‘Star Trek Day’ 2022

At today’s 3rd annual global live-streamed event, the streamer shared a slew of announcements about ALL things ‘Star Trek’ including sneak peaks, new cast members, and release dates across the storied franchise’s universe.

The Road to Ottawa Headline News

NFB Brings 6 Films to OIAF 2022

Oscar-nominees Amada Forbis and Wendy Tilby’s ‘The Flying Sailor’ among 4 films selected in official competition; other films include the special presentation and world premiere of ‘Theodore Ushev: Unseen Connections’ by Borislav Kolev.

Whut’s Goin’ On? Headline News

‘King of the Hill’ Revival Not Happening at Fox

While the animated series revival still ‘has a very good chance’ of happening, it will not be on the network where it originally ran for 13 seasons, which is focusing its animation programming on new, fresh material that can be partially or completely owned.

Who Gets the DC Nod Headline News

Dan Lin No Longer in Talks to Rule the DCEU

The prolific producer exits negotiations on possible role to take charge of all things DC superhero; position would report directly to company CEO David Zaslav, effectively relieving current DC Films president Walter Hamada of his duties.

Business Headline News

Peppa Pig Play Café Launches in China

Hasbro’s hugely popular global kids’ entertainment franchise and animated series character, at one time the center of controversy in the Middle Kingdom, OK’d for commercialization only a few years after facing sweeping bans. 

Kid Power! Headline News

DreamWorks and UNICEF USA Launch ‘Gabby’s Kid Power Challenge’

New program gives kids a chance to make a difference while learning important social-emotional lessons; by watching ‘Gabby’s’ challenge videos kids bank kitty hearts in support of UNICEF’s work and help target the animation studio’s $400K donation.

Independent Animation Headline News

Watch ‘Lords of Laggard Hill’ Season 2 Trailer

Inspired by the early work of Mike Judge and Trey Parker, writer, director, animator, and comic A.P. Laurenson returns to 2D animation’s roots, creating a series about 3 warlords who spend their twilight years clutching to power and filling their time with empty disputes.

Face Off in The Dohyo Headline News

Sushi Takes to Wrestling in Tubi Exclusive ‘Sushi Sumo’ Animated Series

From the producers of ‘Pop Team Epic’ the original the 3DCG show chronicles the sticky rice padded sumo wrestlers who will stop at nothing, including using their own ingredients, to win!

Gone Too Soon Headline News

‘Beastars’ Final Season Begins Production at Netflix

The impressive 3D style anime from Studio Orange, which deals with dark themes such as depression, sexuality, addiction, and racism, is slated for a 2024 release.

Technology Headline News

Maxon Ups Its Game with Major Updates to Product Line

Cinema 4D, Redshift, Forger, Red Giant, Moves by Maxon, and Maxon Capsules see numerous improvements offering users advanced simulation, overall enhancements, and optimized workflows.

Heaven Help Us! Headline News

Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson Rails at ‘Evil’ ‘Little Demon’ Series

Calling out Disney and FX and warning parents to ‘STAY AWAY FROM’ the new animated show, the politician took to Facebook to voice his outrage.

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