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Spin Master Greenlights ‘PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie’

Production underway on second movie in the popular preschool franchise, following success of this past summer’s ‘PAW Patrol: The Movie’s theatrical release; new film set to debut October 13, 2023, with new spin-off series also slated to hit small screens in 2023.

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Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Silly Sundays’ Gets Cartoonito Greenlight

Oscar-nominated Nuria González Blanco’s heartwarming preschool comedy, about cousins Sonia, Hugo, and Mel having fun, unexpected adventures, will premiere in 2023 on HBO Max and Cartoon Network.

The Mechs Return! Headline News

HBO Max Releases Heart-Pounding ‘gen:LOCK’ Season 2 Trailer

After debuting in 2018, Rooster Teeth and Michael B. Jordan’s thrilling animated sci-fi series will finally launch its second season November 4th.

TV Animation Headline News

Disney Junior Greenlights ‘Firebuds’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 29, 2021 at 12:49pm

From creator Craig Gerber, the animated comedy adventure about a team of young kids - children of first responders - and their talking vehicle sidekicks, who learn what it truly means to be a hero, will debut on the network and Disney+ in 2022.

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SCAD Savannah Film Festival Announces 2021 Winners

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 29, 2021 at 12:11pm

‘The Mechanical Dancer,’ ‘A Tiny Tale,’ and ‘The Ocean Duck’ take top animated short honors at the 24th annual event; 29 films were awarded from 104 chosen to compete across a host of categories.  

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‘My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission’: A Diverse ‘Feast for the Senses’

Hitting theaters today, October 29, Funimation and Toho Animation’s new anime, the hit franchise’s third movie, features three high school students studying to become superheroes, who suddenly face their greatest crisis - with only two hours to save the world!

Awards Headline News

5th Annual WIA Diversity Awards Announced at SPARK Animation 2021

The organization’s ongoing initiative recognizes individuals, films, and organizations working to expand diversity; Rebecca Sugar, ‘All Those Sensations in My Belly’ by Marko Dješka, and the University of Southern California  Annenberg Inclusion Initiative all honored; taped ceremony with WIA president Marge Dean now available online at the festival website.

Living LA Cool Headline News

‘Fairfax’ Creators Ink First-Look Deal with Amazon Studios

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 29, 2021 at 9:42am

Matt Hausfater, Teddy Riley, and Aaron Buchsbaum will create and produce projects to premiere exclusively on Prime Video; their new animated comedy, about four middle schoolers’ quest for trending coolness on the famous L.A. street, debuts on the streamer today.

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‘Fairfax’ Puts a Cool 2021 Spin on Classic Teen Angst

Creators Matthew Hausfater, Teddy Riley and Aaron Buchsbaum’s debut animated comedy, about four middle school best friends and their never-ending quest for clout amidst the ‘trending’ on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles, premieres today on Prime Video.

Living LA Cool Headline News

Twitch, Prime Video and TheBlackHokage Team on ‘Fairfax’ Livestream

Real-time animated version of the popular content creator turned Vtuber will host an interactive watch party today, October 29, featuring the first two episodes of streamer’s all-new animated comedy about four middle school best friends and their never-ending quest for clout on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles.

Fox Hamms it Up! Headline News

John Hamm to EP and Star in New FOX Comedy ‘Grimsburg’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 29, 2021 at 6:44am

Set to air in 2023, the animated series centers on Marvin Flute, a misanthropic detective trying to redeem himself with his ex-wife and son he never bothered to pay attention to.

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Izabela Plucińska: Changing Fate with Your Own Hands

The Polish stop-motion animator discusses working with plasticine and her most recent, and challenging production about a bulimic and perverted man who obsessively identifies his lost love with his left foot.

Thomas is Back… With Friends! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 10:07am

Launching October 29 on Netflix, the all-new, reimagined classic franchise series from Mattel Television follows the playful tank engine with four new engine friends learning to solve problems together.

Business Headline News

Genius Brands Buys Wow! Unlimited Media

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 9:31am

Leading media company scoops up Canadian animation producer and its growing list of projects for clients like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Mattel; acquisition also includes famed Channel Frederator, which boasts 2,500 channels and over 1 billion ad-supported YouTube views each month.

Adapted Works Headline News

‘Kapaemahu’ Expands with Book, Exhibition and Documentary Film

A series of projects will soon arrive based on the celebrated, award-winning 2D short about the long-suppressed, centuries-old story of Waikiki’s mysterious four-boulder monument to the gentle people, both male and female in mind and body, who brought science and healing to the island.

To Boldly Go Where No Kids Have Gone Before ANIMATIONWorld

‘Star Trek: Prodigy’: An Iconic Franchise Finds a New Generation

Creators Kevin and Dan Hageman and director Ben Hibon talk about the conception and production of the first ‘Star Trek’ series geared specifically to kids, premiering today on Paramount+.

What’s All the Buzz About? Headline News

Pixar Drops First Trailer - Chris Evans to Star in ‘Lightyear’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 12:34pm

Captain America himself will journey to infinity and beyond in the definitive origin story of the ‘Toy Story’ franchise’s legendary Space Ranger; the sci-fi adventure blasts off June 17, 2022.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Rosie's Rules’ Coming to PBS KIDS

New 2D animated preschool comedy from 9 Story Media and Brown Bag Films stars 5-year-old Rosie Fuentes learning about the world beyond her family’s walls; the series, which debuts Fall 2022, aims to help young children develop awareness of themselves as part of a broader community.

Awards Headline News

‘Flee’ Takes AIF 2021 Grand Prize

Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s ‘touching and innovative’ film shares the personal history of an Afghan refugee; ‘Belle’ awarded special jury prize, with the audience award going to ‘The Crossing.’

Nate and Sully! Headline News

Sony Drops New ‘Uncharted’ Videos and Images

The studio shared a few stills, a behind-the-scenes vignette, and action-packed trailer for its treasure hunting adventure adaptation of the hit Naughty Dog video game, coming to theaters February 18, 2022.

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