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‘The Simpsons’ Episode Removed from Disney+ in Hong Kong for ‘Labor Camp’ Comment

Streamer takes down ‘One Angry Lisa’ episode from its Season 34 offering, joining a previously removed episode from Season 16 which mentions Tiananmen Square.

I Want a Pet T-Rex! ANIMATIONWorld

Laurence Fishburne and Steve Loter Talk ‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’

The wildly colorful action-packed animated comedy, based on the Marvel comics, follows the adventures of a young super-genius and her 10-ton T-Rex as they set out to defend and make a difference in their Lower East Side NY neighborhood; series premieres February 10 on Disney Channel, followed by its streaming debut February 15 on Disney+.

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'Encanto’ Wins Big at the 2023 Grammy Awards

The colorful Colombia-inspired Disney animated film won Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, while composer Germaine Franco won Best Score Soundtrack and Lin-Manuel Miranda won Best Song Written for Visual Media for ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno.’

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Cinesite Tapped to Animate Upcoming Untitled ‘Smurfs’ Feature

Project is the studio’s second theatrical production for Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation; new entry to the iconic property’s universe is slated for a February 2025 release.

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Disney+ Drops ‘Star Wars: Visions’ Volume 2 Lineup and Release Date

Lucasfilm’s unique anthology returns May 4 with nine new shorts created by an international line-up of award-winning filmmakers and animation studios, including Cartoon Saloon, Aardman, and Triggerfish, harnessing different animation styles, each offering a new take on the mythos of ‘Star Wars.’  

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This is the Way! Disney+ Teases ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ Season 3

The streamer shares key art and a featurette to tide fans over until the new 8-episode season’s March 1 release; Lucasfilm’s original live-action series follows the continuing journeys of Din Djarin through the Star Wars galaxy.

Animation to be Proud Of! ANIMATIONWorld

Bruce Smith and Ralph Farquhar Talk ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’ Season 2

According to the executive producers, the sophomore season is even ‘louder and prouder,’ with new characters and deeper stories centered on culturally significant experiences within the Black community such as interracial dating and Juneteenth; new season debuts February 1 on Disney+.

We Love Optimistic Squirrels Headline News

Disney TV shares ‘Kiff’ Premiere Date, Cast and Theme Song

The Cape-Town inspired animated series follows optimistic squirrel Kiff and best friend Barry the bunny on their adventures in Table Town, where animals and magical oddballs live side by side.

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Genius Brands Consolidates Consumer Platforms Under Newly Created ‘Genius Networks’

Veteran Media and Entertainment executive Todd Steinman named President, Genius Networks, Uniting Kartoon Channel!, Ameba TV, and Frederator Network.

Mando! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 Trailer and Art

Lucasfilms’ hit sci-fi adventure series follows the Mandalorian’s continued journeys through the ‘Star Wars’ galaxy; new 8-episode season kicks off in March.

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FuseFX Helps ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’ Set Sail

CG supervisor Bryant Reif and his team created ‘The Shortcut,’ an entirely CGI transatlantic ocean liner modeled after the Queen Mary, along with digital people, oceans, docks, wakes and waves, for Season 2 of the series, now streaming on Disney+.

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Disney TV and Dan Povenmire Ink New Deal – ‘Phineas and Ferb’ to Return

Under the agreement, the Emmy Award-winning series’ co-creator and executive producer will oversee 40 new episodes as well as for a Season 2 renewal of ‘Hamster & Gretel,’ while also developing live-action projects.

I Want a Pet T-Rex! Headline News

Disney TV Drops ‘Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Trailer

The highly anticipated series, based on Marvel comics, follows the adventures of a young super-genius and her 10-ton T-Rex as they set out to defend and make a difference in their Lower East Side NY neighborhood; series premieres in February on Disney Channel, followed by its streaming debut on Disney+.

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2023 Producers Guild Awards Nominees Announced

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,’ ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ selected in the animated movie category; ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ among Outstanding Producer award nominees.

Meow! ANIMATIONWorld

‘SuperKitties’: Problem-Solving Felines Making the World More 'Pawesome’

Premiering January 11, the new animated preschool series blends campy humor, feel-good themes, and vibrant colors to bring two popular character-types together: cats and superheroes.

Wakanda’s Return Headline News

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Hits Digital February 1 and Blu-ray February 7

Ryan Coogler and Marvel Studios’ action-adventure will soon be available all major digital platforms before coming home on disc; two exclusive Best Buy SteelBook designs showcase Wakanda and Talokan; Walmart exclusive includes a Black Panther enamel pin

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‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Hits Disney+ February 1

Streamer drops new TV spot to announce the hit Marvel Studios’ film, featuring an IMAX enhanced immersive home viewing experience, will debut next month; ‘Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast’ also released.

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‘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+.

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 Kristen Lepore and the VFX studio’s animation director, Raphael Pimentel; the series is now streaming on Disney+.

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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The Cinesite Group Secures $235M Funding Package

The VFX and animation studio collective announces new long term financing deal to continue its acquisition revenue growth, increase client offerings, capacity, and expand its global footprint; NatWest Corporate Bank led the financing alongside Barclays – the company’s longtime bankers.

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+.

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Disney’s ‘Strange World’ Coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD

After hitting Disney+ and all major digital platforms on December 23, the animation studio’s newest feature, about a family of explorers as they attempt to navigate a treacherous new land, comes to home entertainment with a slew of bonus features on February 14.

Tiny Bubbles… Not! VFXWorld

Wētā Forever: The Esteemed VFX Studio Dives Deep on ‘Black Panther 2’

In an extensive Q & A, Senior Animation Supervisor Sidney Kombo-Kintombo and VFX Supervisor Chris White talk about water, swimming, beards, and bubbles – all part of their work on Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ now in theaters.

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.

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