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‘Zootopia+’ Revisits a Smiling Sloth, Con-Artist Weasel, and Other Colorful Characters

Josie Trinidad, Trent Correy, and Nathan Curtis discuss the new Disney+ series of six animated shorts that take deep dives into many of Byron Howard and Rich Moore’s 2016 Oscar-winning film’s most intriguing mammal metropolis residents.

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Disney+ Drops ‘Zootopia+’ Trailer and Images

Byron Howard and Rich Moore’s Oscar-winning 2016 animated action-comedy gets its own spin-off series streaming later this week; six new stories return to the mammal metropolis for a deep dive into the film’s characters.

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Crunchyroll and Toei Animation Ink ‘One Piece Film Red’ Distribution Deal

The highly anticipated movie comes to theaters in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand this fall; Toei Animation announces special ‘One Piece’ events slated for next month’s Anime Expo 2022 in Los Angeles.

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DreamWorks Animation Announces Annecy 2022 Presentation Lineup

Studio hosting two June 14 programs: a first look ‘Making Of’ screening of the upcoming holiday film ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ followed by a focus session on its recently released animated feature ‘The Bad Guys;’ festival takes place June 13-18.

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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.

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Nickelodeon Announces Franchise Strategy at 2022 Upfront Presentation

Animation remains key as network reveals plans for expanding franchises such as ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ and ‘PAW Patrol;’ new series including ‘Face’s Music Party,’ ‘Bossy Bear,’ and ‘HexVet;’ and a ‘Blue’s Clues & You! Live Tour’ starting this fall in the U.S.

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ILBE and WWPS.TV Ink ‘Baby Puffins & Bunny’ Distribution Deal

Based on the popular ‘Arctic Friends’ animated film universe, the show will see 405 episodes released over 3 years; the agreement includes worldwide SVOD, AdVOD and RAVOD rights as well as the introduction of ‘Puffins’ NFTs.

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Nickelodeon Launches Avatar Studios to Expand ‘Last Airbender’ and ‘Korra’ Worlds

Series creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko will helm the new venture; the studio’s first project, an animated feature, is set to begin production this year.

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Fox’s Tubi Strikes Anime Series Licensing Deal with Toei Animation

Nearly 500 episodes are added to its already extensive line-up of movies and TV series, including new installments of ‘One Piece,’ ‘Dr. Slump,’ ‘Slam Dunk,’ and ‘Ge-Ge-Ge No Kitaro.’

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All-New Animated ‘Sonic Prime’ Series Races to Netflix in 2022

SEGA, WildBrain, and the streaming giant join forces to unleash the ‘Blue Blur,’ placing the fate of a new multiverse in his gloved hands; the ‘Sonic’ franchise celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.