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Animated TV Series Headline News

Guru Studio’s ‘Pikwik Pack’ Now Streaming on Hulu

The animated preschool series features four animal friends who deliver surprises to their neighbors; kids learn gentle life lessons about community, responsibility, and teamwork.

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Behind the Music and Animation of ‘Doug Unplugs’

DreamWorks Animation’s musical kids’ series, created for Apple TV+, follows the adventures of a young robot who ‘unplugs’ from his fact-based world to experience the wonders of the human world with his best friend Emma.

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Animation Masters Summit Announces Legend Awards

Indian animation pioneer, Ketan Mehta and filmmaker, artist, and academic Professor Nina Sabnani to be honored at this year’s virtual summit; registration is open and free for the event, which runs May 4-8.  

More Dragons at Netflix! Headline News

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.

Interactive Special Headline News

Atomic Cartoons Drops Trailer for ‘Last Kids on Earth’ Interactive Special

Coming to Netflix April 6, the 70-minute special produced by Atomic Cartoons lets viewers use their remotes to decide what the ‘Last Kids,’ will do; first series graphic novel, ‘The Last Kids on Earth: Thrilling Tales,’ hits store shelves the same day.

There’s More to Life Than Bits and Bytes Headline News

DreamWorks’ ‘Doug Unplugs’ Returns April 2 with All-New Episodes

Doug the robot is back, unplugged, and on an adventure to discover the wonders of the human world firsthand; the animated series streams globally only on Apple TV+.

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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.

Animated Features Headline News

DreamWorks’ ‘The Bad Guys’ and ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Get Release Dates

Adaptation of Aaron Blabey’s book series about notorious bad guys going good debuts April 15, 2022; Antonio Banderas reprises his role as the suave feline outlaw in the new sequel premiering September 23, 2022.

Manga Badassery Headline News

Derek Kolstad to Write and Produce ‘Hellsing’ Manga Film Adaptation

The ‘John Wick’ scribe will team with Amazon studios for live-action take on the popular comic, a reimagining of the familiar Dracula / Van Helsing dynamic.

She Blinded Me With Science! Headline News

Disney Junior Starts Production on Animated ‘Eureka!’

The music-filled series tells story of a young inventor living in a prehistoric world who uses her innovation and inventions to make her community a better place; series set to debut later this year.

Animated Tales for Kids Headline News

‘The Runaway Bunny’ Animated Special Debuts March 25 on HBO Max

Musical performance and narration by Tracee Ellis Ross and songs by Grammy winning artists Mariah Carey, Kelly Rowland, Rosanne Cash, Ziggy Marley and Kimya Dawson highlight new  2D hand-drawn special, based on the classic children’s book by Margaret Wise Brown.

Into the Avatarverse! Headline News

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.

Animated TV Series Headline News

New ‘Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go’ is Coming to Town

Based on the classic book series, the latest iteration of the popular ‘Thomas & Friends’ franchise features fast colorful 2D animation, more physical comedy, and expressive characters; coming this fall to Cartoon Network and Netflix.

Business Headline News

Netflix Teams with Lupita Nyong’o on New Animated Musical ‘Sulwe’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:10pm

Based on the Oscar-winning ‘12 Years a Slave’ actress’ #1 New York Times bestselling children’s book of the same name, the film will tell a story about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

More GOT Procrastination! Headline News

George R.R. Martin and Kalinda Vazquez to Adapt ‘Roadmarks’ for HBO

The duo will executive produce the series, based on famed sci-fi author Roger Zelazny’s 1970s novel which features a time traveling highway and… dragons.

Business Headline News

TeamTO Inks Rights Deal for Trio of Popular Kids’ Books

Studio acquires TV, film, and licensing rights to ‘Snowman,’ ‘Fox’s Garden,’ and ‘Something’s Fishy;’ each book to be adapted into a 2022/2023 holiday special.

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Netflix Inks Development Deal for Brian Jacques’ ‘Redwall’ Book Series

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 8:27am

Work on feature film and series underway with writer Patrick McHale; projects will be based on heroic animal adventures from the Penguin Random House Children’s UK books that have sold over 30 million copies.

Black History Month Headline News

Cartoon Network’s ‘Drawn to Making it Happen’ Premieres February 6

Celebrating Black History Month, new episode features 15-year-old Sidney Keys III, entrepreneur, and CEO of Books n Bros, who focuses on promoting literacy among Black boys; new monthly vignettes featuring inspirational stories from real-life kids to be released throughout the year.

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Pink Parrot Media and Sky bring ‘Snowsnaps’ to the UK

The popular preschool animated comedy-adventure series is a spinoff of the animated movie ‘Snowtime;’ the show encourages kids to use their imaginations to create their own games of make-believe in the outdoor world.

comic books Headline News

DC UNIVERSE INFINITE Launches January 21

The premium digital comic book service will feature over 25,000 comic books and graphic novels with new content being continuously added; fans will have access to DC fan events to connect with other DC enthusiasts.

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WATCH: Animated ‘Pinocchio and Friends’ Series Coming Late 2021

Check out new trailer for upcoming show from Rainbow Group and Toonz Media Group, who are partnering on CG adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio.’

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Framestore Takes to the Stars in George Clooney’s ‘The Midnight Sky’

Studio’s VFX team created ominous imagery of a post-apocalyptic ‘Sick Earth,’ the Aether spaceship, and zero-G for a pregnant character’s spacewalk in the Netflix sci-fi feature.

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