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Locksmith Taps DNEG Animation for ‘That Christmas’

Based on the kids’ books series by Richard Curtis, the animated feature brings the companies together again following the success of Locksmith’s first film, ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong;’ DNEG Animation will host 2 sessions on June 16 at next month’s Annecy Film Festival.

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Apple TV+ Drops ‘Lovely Little Farm’ Trailer

ILM tapped to produce visuals for the new live-action / CG animated hybrid kids’ series that follows 2 sisters caring for the animals on their family farm; the show premieres globally on June 10.

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Apple TV+ Orders ‘Eva the Owlet’

Based on the popular ‘Owl Diaries’ kids’ book series by Rebecca Elliott, and part of the Apple TV+ kids’ changemakers initiative, the show is infused with lessons encouraging kids to use writing as a tool for healthy self-expression.

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Disney TV Animation Serves Up ‘Cookies & Milk’

Laurence Fishburne to executive produce original animated series inspired by Shawn Amos’ semi-autographical look at growing up the son of Wallace "Wally" Amos, Jr., founder of the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookie brand.

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Nickelodeon Greenlights ‘Bossy Bear’

The new animated preschool series follows the misadventures of a ‘Bossy Bear’ and his bestie, Turtle; the show is slated to debut in 2023 on Nickelodeon in the U.S. and Nick Jr. channels internationally.

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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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Apple TV+ Releases ‘Pinecone & Pony’ Trailer

Produced by DreamWorks Animation and First Generation Films, the streamer’s all-new animated kids’ series, based on the popular book ‘The Princess and the Pony,’ premieres April 8.

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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.’

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Lion Forge Announces ‘Marley and the Band’ Animated Series

Animation studio teams with Cedella Marley to develop show based on her recently published children’s book; the story is inspired by growing up with musician Bob Marley as a father and celebrates music, love and family.

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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.

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Apple TV+ Releases ‘Pretzel and the Puppies’ Official Trailer and Art

All-new CG animated series, based on the popular kids’ book by the creators of ‘Curious George,’ follows a modern-day dog family led by stay-at-home dad named Pretzel; show hits the streamer February 11.

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Crypto Investors Buy Jodorowsky’s Fabled ‘Dune’ Book, Plan Animated Series

Spice DAO reportedly purchased the book for 100 times its estimated value and will try to adapt its concept art into a series despite no ownership or rights to ‘Dune’ IP.

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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.

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John Chu to Direct Adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go!’

Warner Animation Group and Dr. Seuss Enterprises announce new animated musical feature based on the famed author’s final book; other properties slated for new co-productions include ‘The Cat in The Hat’ and ‘Thing One and Thing Two.’

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Xmas is Coming Early in Toonz Media Group and K6 Media Group Deal

The companies have teamed up on ‘Li’l Santa,’ a brand-new series that follows the adventures of a pint-sized, modern day Santa eco-warrior; the show, slated for release in October, will culminate with a special Christmas episode.

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Sky Kids Greenlights ‘The Brilliant World of Tom Gates’ Season 2

Based on the enormously popular book series, the show features live-action along with 2D and stop-motion animation; currently in production the new episodes will hit Sky Kids and NOW in early 2022.

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IMDb Acquires AVOD Rights for ‘100% Wolf – Legend of the Moonstone’

Set for an exclusive launch August 12, the CG animated series follows a young heir to a werewolf pack – but something goes terribly wrong during his ‘warfing;’ based on the books by Jayne Lyons, the series has been sold in 80 territories.

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Vivi Film and Dandelooo Team Up on ‘The Upside Down River’

2D animated series, based on the children’s novel ‘La rivière à l’envers’ by Jean Claude Mourlevat, follows the quest of a young girl and the boy whose world she turns ‘Upside Down;’ production to begin late 2021 with delivery in 2023.               

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Ava DuVernay Lands ‘Wings of Fire’ Animated Series at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 8:20am

Emmy Award-winning actor and producer to adapt Tui T. Sutherland’s best-selling book series about war between dragon tribes and the five young dragons trying to bring peace; Warner Bros. Animation to produce.

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‘The Runaway Bunny’ Tells a Classic Story of a Mother’s Love

Based on Margaret Wise Brown’s iconic 1942 children’s book, Amy Schatz and Maciek Albrecht’s 2D musical special, now playing on HBO Max, is a gentle tale of a little bunny who eventually realizes there’s no place like home.

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