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Corus Entertainment Launches Teletoon+

Premium kids streaming service now available in Canada on Amazon Prime Video Channels, Bell Fibe TV app and set-top-box, Virgin Plus, and RiverTV; popular series include ‘Teen Titans Go!’ ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons,’ and ‘Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?’

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Dude! - ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’ Arrives

Tying up loose ends left hanging in the series, ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Donatello return to battle terrifying aliens – the Krang - in an all-new 2D animated feature, the latest installment in the famed franchise, hitting Netflix today, August 5.

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Paramount+ Teases Animated ‘Transformers: EarthSpark’ First Look and Cast

During a Comic-Con 2022 panel, the voice talent lineup was revealed on eOne’s upcoming original animated show; the 26-episode series is set to debut this fall.

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Jack Black Returns as Po in ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’

EPs Peter Hastings and Shaunt Nigoghossian take the Dragon Master to new lands, meeting new friends and foes, on a quest for redemption… while having even more awesome fun, in the new DreamWorks Animation series, premiering today on Netflix.

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Nickelodeon and Mattel Reveal ‘Monster High’ Voice Cast and Images

Teen kids of monster fame make their way to the school of acceptance and self-discovery in the next entry in the popular franchise; the animated series hits Nickelodeon this fall along with an upcoming live-action movie-musical ‘Monster High: The Movie,’ which debuts October 6.

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Netflix Drops ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’ Trailer

Cowabunga, dude! Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Donatello return in an all-new animated feature, the newest installment in the famed franchise, hitting the streamer August 5.

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Drops ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ Official Trailer

Jack Black and James Hong reprise their roles as Po and his father, Mr. Ping, in the CG animated series coming to Netflix on July 14.

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‘Looney Tunes: What's Up Block?’ Blockchain Program Launches This Summer

Warner Bros. and Nifty’s launch story driven NFTs for the legendary animated franchise; first drop features ‘Tweety’ in celebration of his 80th anniversary.

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! Headline News

Netflix Reveals ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ Cast

James Hong joins Jack Black in the new series, reprising his role as Mr. Ping, Po's adoptive, over-protective father, with Rita Ora as Wandering Blade in her first major voice acting role; the DreamWorks Animation CG show is coming… we just don’t know when!

The future is animated! Headline News

Netflix Teases New Kids' Animation Slate with ‘Sizzle Reel’ and Images

Following the reported cancellation of several kids’ animated series including Megan Markle’s ‘Pearl,’ the streamer announces seven new series including popular franchise spin-offs ‘Sonic Prime,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ and ‘The Boss Baby: Back in The Crib;’ fan favorites also set to return with new episodes and seasons of ‘The Cuphead Show!,’ ‘Gabby’s Dollhouse’ and ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ Season 5.

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Rainshine and Animasia Team on ‘Young Captain Nemo’ Blockchain Fan Community

Using the RainBlox blockchain platform, companies plan to expand on the upcoming animated feature film trilogy with Web 3.0 multi-format content including a spinoff series, NFTs, video games, merchandise, and an original soundtrack; the franchise is slated for release in late 2023.

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! Headline News

Netflix Reveals Jack is Back for ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’

Jack Black will reprise his role as Po in the all-new DreamWorks Animation animated series; check out first look images and Jack’s TikTok post celebrating National Panda Day – it’s pure ‘PANDA-MONIUM!’

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Paramount+ Expands Animation Slate with ‘SpongeBob’ and ‘Transformers’ Projects

Host of new films and series coming from Nickelodeon Animation build on popular franchises; ‘Transformers: Earthspark,’ ‘Blue’s Big City Adventure’ and a brand-new ‘Dora the Explorer’ bolsters streamer’s original kids and family programming.

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Netflix and Alain Chabat's ‘Asterix’ Animated Series Moving Forward

The streamer teams up with Les Éditions Albert René, tapping TAT animation studio to create a new show based on the icon comic; the Toulouse-based studio has just launched a recruitment campaign to gear up for production on the series, scheduled to be released in 2024.

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Wizart Animation Releases ‘The Snow Queen & The Princess’ Teaser

The next chapter of the hugely popular franchise follows the Snow Queen’s daughter, Ila, who, after she accidently unleashes evil forces must embark on an exciting adventure to save the world; the film hits theatres in Russia and CIS on May 26.

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DreamWorks’ Trolls Team with UN to Promote Healthy Diet and Sustainable Living

Studio releases awareness-raising video as it joins United Nations, FAO, and UNF in a global campaign to encourage healthy eating and reduce food waste.

Animation Milestones Headline News

Toei Animation Celebrates ‘One Piece’ 1000th Episode

Funimation will stream the famed series’ landmark episode in the U.S. and Canada on November 20 with a celebratory YouTube virtual live streamed event the same day; Toei and Fathom Events bring ‘One Piece Film: Strong World’ to select U.S. theaters on November 7 and 9.

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‘Ultraman’ Celebrates 55th Anniversary with All-Day Streaming Event

On July 10, Shout! Factory TV and TokuSHOUTsu host a full-day streaming event filled with fan-favorite episodes, giveaways, and a brand-new special; program includes 19 hand-picked episodes across 9 ‘Ultraman’ series, culminating the debut of ‘Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial.’

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WildBrain CPLG Names Jasen Wright North America VP

In newly created role, veteran licensing executive will drive global expansion of entertainment brands and original IP including ‘Strawberry Shortcake,’ ‘Caillou,’ ‘Teletubbies,’ and ‘Chip & Potato.’

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‘Ultraman Leo’ Arrives on Blu-ray and Special Edition SteelBook April 13

The release of the seventh and final entry in the first ‘Ultraman’ series wave that premiered in 1974 includes all 51 half-hour episodes with high-definition video, the original Japanese soundtrack, as well as English subtitles; digital redemption will also be available from movieSpree.

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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.