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Genius Brands Partners with China’s StarTimes to Launch Kartoon Channel! Africa

The channel will offer originals ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten;’ ‘Rainbow Rangers;’ ‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab;’ and ‘Llama Llama’ as well as weekend movies such as ‘Stan Lee’s Mighty 7;’ ‘Ella Bella Bingo;’ ‘Toys and Pets;’ and ‘Boonie Bears.’

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Adult Swim Orders ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ Season 12

As a follow-up to the animated comedy ‘Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm,’ which debuts on HBO in February and Adult Swim in March – Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro, the ‘creative geniuses’ behind the franchise, will produce 5 all-new episodes. 

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ Celebrates a Special Lunar New Year

Writer Felicia Ho and co-executive producers/writers Chris Amick and Ben Mekler discuss the essence of Po, cultural inspiration, and their collaboration process on the ‘Epic Lunar New Year’ episode capping Season 2 of DreamWorks Animation’s hit series, now streaming on Netflix.

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Watch an Exclusive Movie Clip - ‘The Amazing Maurice’

Following its North American premiere at Sundance, the animated adventure about a sassy, street-smart talking cat inspired by the award-winning novel by the late Sir Terry Pratchett - starring Hugh Laurie, Emilia Clarke, David Tennant, and Ariyon Bakareon – hits U.S. theaters next month.

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‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight - Epic Lunar New Year’ Episode Now Streaming

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 10:56am

In the new Netflix special episode of the DreamWorks Animation hit animated series, to keep his gang's spirits up on their difficult voyage, Po tells the tale of a hunter who helped protect a village from a dragon on the first Lunar New Year.

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‘New Gods: Yang Jian’ Fuses Ancient Chinese Folklore with Steampunk CG

Light Chaser’s second animated feature in their ‘New Gods’ series, hitting U.S. theaters January 20, aims to make Chinese mythology more engaging for young audiences, humanizing and contemporizing deities that have dominated folklore for centuries.

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All Oscar Shortlisted Animated Shorts Now Streaming on The Animation Showcase

The platform has just setup free viewing of 15 films vying for ‘Best Animation Short’ nominations through January 24, alongside A24’s ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On’ and bonus material for ‘Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio,’ ‘Wendell & Wild,’ ‘The Bad Guys,’ and ‘Turning Red.’

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Disney TV and Dan Povenmire Ink New Deal – ‘Phineas and Ferb’ to Return

Under the agreement, the Emmy Award-winning series’ co-creator and executive producer will oversee 40 new episodes as well as for a Season 2 renewal of ‘Hamster & Gretel,’ while also developing live-action projects.

Gimme More SpongeBob! ANIMATIONWorld

‘SpongeBob SquarePants Presents The Tidal Zone’: a Hilarious First-Time Crossover

EPs Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller discuss the long awaited, multidimensional tale of comedy and caution, satire and stupidity, premiering January 13 on Nickelodeon with encores through the weekend.

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FuseFX Helps ‘Extend’ the Hijinks in Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild’

VFX supervisor Paul Santagada’s team used CG to build out and assemble the film’s physical Rust Bank Cemetery and Underworld sets, integrating plate elements, performance passes, secondary bits, and a bunch of fluid, smoke, breaths, and bubbles - delivering 275-300 shots across around 12 sequences on the stop-motion comedy horror film, now streaming on Netflix.

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Jack Black's Magical Po is Back in ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ Season 2

In the new 12-episode season debuting today on Netflix, our intrepid Kung Fu master and Wandering Blade, alongside their motley crew of warriors, journey outside China for the first time in pursuit of villainous weasels Klaus and Veruca to unravel important secrets of the powerful Tianshiang weapons... and more!

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‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’: Averting ‘Baditude,’ Achieving ‘Awesomeness’

Showrunner and executive producer Peter Hastings talks about the exciting new season of DreamWorks Animation’s hit series that finds our reluctant kung fu master, his noodle-making dad, a chivalrous warrior, and a master thief leaving China for the first time, traveling the world in pursuit of two evil weasels bent on revenge; new episodes premiere January 12 on Netflix.

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Is Illumination Developing a ‘Legend of Zelda’ Feature?

The studio behind the upcoming ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ may also be hard at work on an animated movie adaptation of the franchise touting the best video game ever made.

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Apple TV+ Drops ‘Shape Island’ Trailer

The stop-motion animated series teaches kids that people and friendships take many different shapes; based on the best-selling trilogy of ‘Shapes’ picture books by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, the show kicks off January 20.

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Chris Williams Reveals ‘The Sea Beast’ Sequel is Happening at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 6, 2023 at 2:22pm

Oscar-winning ‘Big Hero 6’ director signs overall deal with the streamer that includes both a follow-up to his 2022 seafaring tale, the streamer’s most successful animated feature ever, and an original fantasy in the vein of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Princess Bride.’

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‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’: So Much More Than Just a Sequel

Producer Mark Swift talks about the development of DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster adventure-comedy now in theaters, and why the long-awaited swashbuckling feline’s return is his favorite of all the films he’s worked on.

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Apple TV+ Announces ‘Shape Island’ Stop-Motion Kids’ Series

Coming January 20, the new animated show, based on the best-selling picture books by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, follows the silly adventures of Square, Circle, and Triangle; also announced, ‘Helpsters’ Season 3 returns this Friday with all-new episodes.

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FMX 2023 Shares ‘The Beauty’ Conference Trailer

Returning in April as ‘climate-friendly’ certified, the event will feature discussions on sustainability in film and media production; programming announcements include a look at animated shorts ‘A Flammable Planet’ and ‘Can’t Negotiate the Melting Point of Ice,’ and advancements of AI Rotoscoping.

Meow! ANIMATIONWorld

Crime and Funishment: A Feline Hero Returns in ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’

Joel Crawford, director of DreamWorks Animation’s latest adventure-comedy, talks about Kurosawa, Sergio Leone, and the making of his new film about the famous whiskered adventurer’s coming to grips with mortality, a brilliant, instant classic, now in theaters.

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‘Goodbye, Don Glees!’ Artfully Captures Teenage Insecurity and Invincibility

Atsuko Ishizuka’ highly personal 2D animated feature tells the story of 3 childhood friends who, over a summer, find that life is leading them onto very different paths of self-discovery, now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

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GKIDS Sets ‘New Gods: Yang Jian’ Theatrical Release Date

Light Chaser’s new animated feature tells the story of Chinese god Yang Jian’s journey to stop his long-lost nephew as he searches for a treasure that could bring catastrophe.

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‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond’ Release Dates Set

Crunchyroll announces that the film, based on the popular anime series ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime,’ will hit theaters in English speaking territories and Mexico beginning January 18.

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Podcast EP 190: Laura Gonçalves’ Journey to Create ‘The Garbage Man’

In the last AIP of 2022, the 2D animator discusses animation career opportunities in Portugal, producing and financing her latest film via an artist collective, and how she achieves her unique storytelling style.

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