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Brad Neely Channels his Arkansas Childhood in ‘The Harper House’

The ‘China, IL’ creator’s new 2D animated adult comedy, about a fun, wacky mom who loses her job, forcing a family move from riches to rags, fondly reflects his own upbringing in the razorback state; show premieres today on Paramount+.

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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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Zynga Drops ‘Star Wars: Hunters’ Game Trailer

The action-packed cinematic provides gamers a glimpse into the planet Vespaara where Hunters gather to battle in ‘The Arena;’ the team-based game, created in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games, comes to Nintendo Switch and mobile devices in 2022.

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Netflix Drops ‘Bright: Samurai Soul’ First Look Trailer and Art

New reimagined animated feature and spinoff of the live-action movie ‘Bright’ is directed by Kyohei Ishiguro, who fused the characteristics of Japanese woodblock print art with 3DCG technology; movie streams October 12 on Netflix.

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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.

Turn Up the Volume! ANIMATIONWorld

Playing a Deadly Board Game of War in Iron Maiden’s ‘Stratego’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 3:39pm

Blinkink director Gustaf Holtenäs, inspired by Kentaro Miura’s ‘Berserk’ manga and the battlefield strategy game Stratego, mixes hand painted 2D backgrounds with 3D elements and Houdini simulations to take Maiden fans inside a stylized, fantastical Japanese-themed gaming world.

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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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‘TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event’ Trailer and Line-up Revealed

The streamer’s inaugural epic virtual fan event, coming September 25, will host 145 of its biggest stars and creators, with first looks and exclusives from over 70 series, films, and specials.

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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.

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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.

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Patrick Osborne Takes Billie Eilish on a Dreamy Iconic LA Tour

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 4:42pm

Given only three months, the Oscar-winning animation director worked quickly to capture the Grammy-winning artist’s signature moves, weaving a hazy, noirish 80s journey through her hometown into ‘Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles,’ her cinematic concert experience performed on stage at the Hollywood Bowl, now streaming on Disney+.

Trick or Treat! Headline News

Spooky Animated Treats Coming to Disney Channel and Disney Junior

Network’s October line-up of Halloween-themed animation includes a brand-new short-form series inspired by Disney's popular ZOMBIES franchise, and special episodes of ‘Marvel's Spidey and his Amazing Friends,’ ‘Big City Greens,’ ‘The Chicken Squad,’ ‘Puppy Dog Pals,’ ‘Muppet Babies’ and the new supernatural animated series ‘The Ghost and Molly McGee.’ 

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Nickelodeon’s ‘Tooned In’ Season 2 Premieres September 17

The ultimate trivia gameshow challenges kids to prove their knowledge of Nick cartoons; the slime-filled competition is co-hosted by Jerry Trainor and Nicky, the A.I. supercomputer voiced by Rama Vallury.

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Netflix Drops New ‘Maya and the Three’ Clip and Trading Cards

Watch Maya and Acat, the goddess of Tattoos, battle it out on the way to the magical land of wizards in a sneak peek from Jorge R. Gutiérrez’s highly anticipated 9-chapter tale of a Mesoamerican-inspired warrior princess on an epic quest to save humanity from the vengeful gods of the underworld; series premieres October 22.

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.

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Netflix Shares Animated ‘Welcome to Karma’s World’ Music Video

The new CG series, a coming-of-age story about a young Black girl finding her voice and using it to change her world, is created by American rapper, actor, and producer Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges; show hits the streamer October 15.

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‘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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WarnerMedia Reveals ‘Aquaman: King of Atlantis’ Trailer

In the undersea adventure of a lifetime, it’s Aquaman’s first day on the job, and he has a lot of catching up to do! 3-part animated miniseries features the voice talent of Cooper Andrews, Gillian Jacobs, Thomas Lennon and Dana Snyder – first episode debuts October 14 on HBO Max.

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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.

What Are You… Chicken? Headline News

Peacock Drops ‘Archibald’s Next Big Thing Is Here!’ Season 4 Trailer

A brand-new season of Emmy Award winner Tony Hale and DreamWorks Animation’s 2D animated comedy, about the misadventures of a curious, loveable chicken who always finds his way back home, premieres October 4.

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Axis Delivers Unique, Painterly Horror in ‘Love, Death + Robots’ ‘The Tall Grass’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 13, 2021 at 2:30pm

Under veteran DreamWorks Animation alum Simon Otto’s direction, the short film adaptation of Joe. R. Lansdale Lovecraftian story treats every frame as a painting in a living, breathing illustration.  

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.

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