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First Autistic Character Joins ‘Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go’ For New Season

Mattel’s iconic franchise introduces a positive, neurodivergent role model, Bruno, as a joyful, pun-making brake car, voiced by Chuck Smith, an autistic actor, who makes his debut during the Season 26 premiere September 12 on Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito.

Teachers are the Best! Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Lucy's School’ Trailer and Images

In the animated special, Lucy struggles to start her own school, and the whole gang gains a new appreciation for teachers; based on the iconic ‘Peanuts' comic strips by Charles M. Schulz, this love letter to teachers streams next month.

What Would Rod Serling Think? Headline News

All 3 ‘SpongeBob’ Series Converge in ‘The Tidal Zone’ Crossover Special

‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ ‘Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years,’ and ‘The Patrick Star Show’ collide in the first-ever SpongeBob multidimensional adventure that follows GrandPat as he makes his way through each dimension; revealed at Comic-Con 2022 with first-look videos, the 1-hour show premieres on Nickelodeon this fall.

Wascally Wabbit! Headline News

Exclusive: MeTV Shares ‘Bugs Bunny’s Birthday Bash Week’ Promo

‘Toon in With Me’ celebrates 82 years of America’s favorite Wascally Wabbit, running July 25-29 with cartoons, stories, and insights on everything Bugs; check out July 24 ‘Collector’s Call’ profiling Looney Tunes and Bugs Bunny collector Laurence Sheinman.

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WildBrain’s ‘Caillou’ Coming Home to Peacock

Kids’ entertainment company and NBCUniversal platform ink deal for 52 new CG animated episodes of the popular series; franchise’s previously announced family specials will offer preschool-friendly event viewing on the streamer throughout the year.

Who Doesn’t Love a Town of Fools? Headline News

Sacha Baron Cohen, Mike Judge and Greg Daniels’ Special Greenlit at HBO Max

Trio teaming with Michael Koman to develop ‘Chelm: The Smartest Place on Earth,’ a family-friendly animated comedy set in the mythical ‘Town of Fools.’

TV Animation Headline News

Apple TV+ Announces Summer Animation Slate

Shows coming this summer include ‘Duck & Goose,’ a preschool series based on the New York Times best-selling books by Tad Hills; new Peanuts’ special ‘Lucy’s School;’The Snoopy Show’ returning for Season 2; as well as classic Peanuts titles from Mendelson/Melendez Productions.

Animated TV Series Headline News

New ‘PJ Masks’ Episodes Hit Disney Jr. Starting April 15

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 4:40pm

New 2-parter introduces speed obsessed twin villains ‘Carly and Cartoka;’ also, coming to theaters April 23 is the ‘PJ Masks We Can All Be Heroes’ fan event in honor of National Superhero Day.

Hug a Tree Headline News

It's Charlie Brown v Kite Again in ‘Take Care with Peanuts: We Need Our Tree’

All-new animated short pits our lovable hero against his old nemesis - ‘the kite-eating tree;’ classic Peanuts special ‘It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown’ comes to Apple TV+ on April 29.

Ponies! Headline News

New ‘My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale’ Series to Debut on YouTube

Premiering April 7, the kids’ toon will stream free on the ‘My Little Pony’ channel with new episodes releasing weekly; animated special ‘My Little Pony: Make Your Mark’ hits Netflix May 26 and ‘My Little Pony: Winter Wishday’ drops November 21.

Stop and smell the flowers! Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown’ Trailer

Just in time for Earth Day, an all-new Peanuts special debuts on the streamer April 15; the classic Peanuts special ‘It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown’ hits April 29.  

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‘Arthur,’ PBS’s Beloved Aardvark-Centric Series, Gets a New Digital Life

Dan Flynn, associate creative director of Hero4Hire Creative and lead animator on ‘Arthur’ digital productions, talks about the future of the long-running children’s animated series.

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Netflix Greenlights 5 Dr. Seuss Adaptations

More of the famed author’s whimsical worlds are coming your way with new animated series and specials including ‘One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,’ ‘The Sneetches,’ ‘Wacky Wednesday,’ ‘Horton Hears a Who!,’ and ‘Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose.’

Gumby and Pokey are In The House! Headline News

FOX Snags All Rights to ‘Gumby’

To think he was once a little green slab of clay! The iconic green star kicks off a new career, with the studio planning to showcase his classic series, movies, and specials across its linear, AVOD, blockchain-based and other platforms.

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WarnerMedia Kids & Family and Mo Willems Ink Multi-Year Deal

HBO Max extends licensing rights on the popular animated series ‘Mo Willems Story Time Shorts!;’ new projects in the pipeline include CGI animated special ‘Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience’ coming summer 2022 with ‘Unlimited Squirrels’ arriving in 2023.

Animated TV Series Headline News

PBS KIDS ‘Work It Out Wombats!’ Coming in 2023

Produced by GBH KIDS and Pipeline Studios, the animated show about a trio of marsupial siblings will demonstrate computational skills for preschoolers, providing them with powerful tools for self-expression and problem solving.

Arthur Turns 25! Headline News

PBS KIDS Celebrates ‘Arthur’s’ 25th Anniversary

Special marathon kicks off February 16 featuring 250 back-to-back episodes and movie specials; GBH Kids to expand content with Podcast, Topical Shorts, and Games rolling out in 2022 and beyond.

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New Year, New Look – Aardman Announces New Visual Identity

The renowned independent animation studio launches new website and new logo to reflect its legacy and growth while paying tribute to its clay animation roots.

Their Appeal is Timeless ANIMATIONWorld

‘Hilda and the Mountain King’: Why We Love Our Trolls

Director Andy Coyle and executive producer Kurt Mueller talk about their new 2D animated movie special, now streaming on Netflix, that picks up where the Season 2 cliff-hanger finale of the Annie, BAFTA, and Daytime Emmy Award-winning series ‘Hilda’ left off.

Animated Movies Headline News

WarnerMedia Releases ‘Thomas & Friends: Race for the Sodor Cup’ Trailer

The one-hour movie event offers Cartoon Network’s youngest viewers an action-packed adventure with new characters and new songs; special premieres today, December 27 on Cartoonito.

kids’ animation Headline News

Silvergate Media Drops ‘Hilda and the Mountain King’ Official Trailer

Following the ‘Hilda’ Season 2 cliff hanger, the animated special picks up with Hilda stuck in the body of a troll, stranded in troll country, in her quest to return to human form; the epic story launches on Netflix December 30.

animated holiday specials Headline News

Magic Light Pictures’ ‘Superworm’ Coming for Christmas

Check out the trailer for the delightful new animated family special about a long, strong worm with amazing skills and a big heart; featuring the voices of Oscar winner Olivia Colman and Emmy nominee Matt Smith, and based on the popular picture book of the same name, the show airs on BBC One December 25.

Free Virtual Events Headline News

Nelvana and AWN Present ‘A Cosmic Christmas Special’ Screening and Q&A

Celebrate Nelvana’s 50th anniversary with a free virtual screening of its classic, 1977 award-winning animated film, followed by a discussion with industry legends Clive Smith, John Celestri, Lenora Hume and Bill Speers; this not to be missed event is coming December 9 – register now.

holiday specials Headline News

Apple TV+ Releases Peanuts Special ‘For Auld Lang Syne’ Teaser

After a disappointing Christmas, Lucy plans a New Year’s Gala and Charlie struggles with his list of resolutions; the ‘Peanuts’ Apple Original, produced in partnership with WildBrain, premieres globally December 10.

Getting Fizzy With It! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: Listen to ‘Christmas Fizz’ From Aardman’s ‘Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas’

Give a holiday cheer for an Aardman double header featuring today’s arrival of the digital Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and animated special; the quirky fresh tracks by Tom Howe are available on Lakeshore Records, while the stop-motion winter’s tale and its all-star sheepy cast is now streaming on Netflix.

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