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Helping Kids Build Friendships Headline News

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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‘Harry & Bunnie’ and ‘Chuck Chicken’ Heading to MENA

Animasia Studio inks deal with MBC Group, bringing 2 original animated series to the Middle East and North Africa; shows feature the slapstick adventures of a wannabe magician, and Chuck and the Kung Fu master with his magical egg.

The Clones Are Back! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Returns for Season 2

EPs Brad Rau and Jennifer Corbett talk cloth simulations, matte paintings, and military dynamics as their hit 3DCG animated series debuts its sophomore season tomorrow, January 4, on Disney+.

Middle-Age Superhero Dads Embarrassing Their Kids While Making the World A Better Place! Headline News

Hulu Drops ‘Koala Man’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 9:03am

Debuting January 9, the original animated series about a middle-aged superhero dad, his titular not-so-secret identity, and his quest to stamp out crime in his hometown, stars Michael Cusack, Hugh Jackman, Sarah Snook, Jemaine Clement, and Demi Lardner.

Gimme Groot! ANIMATIONWorld

Luma Pictures Helps Grow a ‘Groot’

Marvel Studios’ 5-episode collection of ‘I Am Groot’ animated shorts finds the mischievous toddler sprouting his childhood wings, produced through a close collaboration between director Kirsten Lepore and the VFX studio’s animation director, Raphael Pimentel; the series is now streaming on Disney+.

Kids Are Ready for the Tough Conversations ANIMATIONWorld

‘Karma’s World’: An Invaluable Education in Black Character Animation

Series head writer Halcyon Person shares how Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges’ hit children’s show pushes boundaries and tell stories never told before in animation, representing both the Black experience and Black culture of a true Brooklyn neighborhood; Season 4 now streaming on Netflix.

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LINE FRIENDS Mobile Messenger Stickers Inspire ‘BROWN AND FRIENDS’ Netflix Series

The new animated children’s series from IPX follows the adventures and friendships of the LINE original characters; show debuts on the streamer December 29.

First of Her Name Headline News

Cristina Fiumara Joins Riot Games as Global Head of Animation Development

The ‘Arcane’ developer and producer tasks the former Disney exec with developing animated TV series and feature films for Riot Entertainment.

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Oscar Winner Rodney Rothman Closes Animation Development Deal with FOX

The ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ co-director and producing partner Adam Rosenberg’s production company, Modern Magic, will create and produce new animated series for FOX Entertainment.

Meow Headline News

The ‘Pawesome’ New ‘SuperKitties’ Animated Series Coming to Disney Channel

Disney Branded Television’s show about adorable superhero kittens who impart lessons of kindness, empathy, and friendship premieres Jan 11 on Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney+.

Wait Until Mom Finds Out! Headline News

Netflix Reveals ‘My Dad the Bounty Hunter’ Sneak Peek

From Academy Award winner Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin, the new CG action comedy looks at family life and the moments that shape it while giving ‘take your kids to work day’ a crazy new angle; the 10-episode series hits the streamer in February.

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IDW Expands into Series Animation with Three Graphic Novel Adaptations

‘Dragon Puncher & Spoony’ chronicle the adventures of a cute ruthless kitty and his sidekick Spoony as they battle evil dragons; ‘Korgi’ is a coming-of-age tale of a fairy and her magical puppy; and ‘Relic of the Dragon’ is a fantasy-adventure following an ordinary man searching for a relic with the power to change the fate of his nation.

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Video Game-Embedded Animated Series ‘Hello Neighbor: Welcome to Raven Brooks’ Launches

tinyBuild hopes to pioneer cross-media storytelling, with the series debuting inside their ‘Hello Neighbor 2’ video game that launched December 6.

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‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ Feature Film Prequel in the Works at Baboon Animation

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 16, 2022 at 11:02am

The famed bear and pals from A. A. Milne’s classic book are headed to the big screen, with DreamWorks alum Mike de Seve directing and co-writing with fellow alum John Reynolds.

Holy Shatterverse! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Sonic Prime’: Same Sega Flair with Some Redemptive Introspection

Sonic returns with a brand-new ‘universe-shattering’ 3DCG series, where after a run-in with Dr. Eggman, the Blue Blur must race to save more than just the friends he’s taken for granted; now streaming on Netflix.

F**k S**t up! Headline News

Prime Video Releases ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ Season 2 Trailer

A 12-episode sophomore season of the highly anticipated adult animated fantasy-adventure series, based on stories and characters developed by Critical Role, hits the streamer in January.

Animation to be Proud Of! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder – Guest Cast’ Featurette

Season 2 of the popular animated series, based on the Disney Original ‘The Proud Family,’ debuts on the streamer in February.

More SpongeBob! Headline News

Nickelodeon Drops ‘SpongeBob SquarePants Presents The Tidal Zone’ Trailer and Art

Get ready for a multidimensional adventure – a tale of comedy and caution, satire and stupidity in the first ‘SpongeBob Universe’ crossover special coming in January.

Middle-Age Superhero Dads Embarrassing Their Kids While Making the World A Better Place! Headline News

Hulu Drops Images and Sets ‘Koala Man’ Release Date

Michael Cusack, Hugh Jackman, Sarah Snook, Jemaine Clement, and Demi Lardner star in the original animated series about a middle-aged superhero dad, his titular not-so-secret identity, and his quest to stamp out crime in his hometown. 

The Clones Returns! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Season 2 Trailer

Wanda Sykes guest stars in Lucasfilm Animation’s popular CG animated series about a genetically mutated group of mercenaries, returning with all-new episodes in January.

Animation Lives Headline News

Warner Bros. Discovery Animation Isn’t Dead: ‘Batwheels’ Renewed for Season 2

Despite the recent company shakeup that has animators fearing for their jobs, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim president Michael Ouweleen assures naysayers that the animation division is not dead.

Continuing the Lost in Oz Story ANIMATIONWorld

Behind the Scenes: ‘Lost in Oz’s Triumphant Return

A new short, ‘Packing Magic,’ features beloved characters from the Emmy Award-winning animated series; see how the Bureau of Magic is using Bluescape to create the next thrilling chapters of the ‘Lost in Oz’ story.

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