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Yep… More Zombies Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Resident Evil’ Live-Action Series Teaser Trailer

The next chapter of terror from the famed franchise takes viewers 14-years in the future, where the world is overrun by… blood-thirsty zombies, intent on maximum carnage – it’s just plain evil! The 8-episode series hits the streamer July 14.

Podcasts Headline News

Watch and Listen: ‘Avatar: Braving the Elements’ Season 2 Trailer

Nickelodeon and iHeartRadio’s companion podcast continues its exploration of the Avatarverse; hosted by voice actors Janet Varney and Dante Basco, the new weekly episodes kick off May 3.

Meow! Headline News

Netflix Reveals ‘Exploding Kittens’ Mobile Game and Animated Series

Inspired by the popular card game, ‘Exploding Kittens - The Game’ will debut in May followed by the adult episodic comedy in 2023; in the series, God and the Devil are sent to Earth in the bodies of chunky house cats.

Meow! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Drops ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Images and Trailer

Studio’s next animated theatrical comedy adventure stars Antonio Banderas reprising his role as PiB, along with Selma Hayek, Harvey Guillén, Florence Pugh, John Mulaney, and Wagner Moura; the movie claws its way into cinemas September 23.

People Headline News

Genius Brands Adds Zrinka Dekic as CFO, Head of Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions

Entertainment industry and financial markets exec bolsters brands’ international operations following acquisitions of Canada’s WOW! Unlimited Media Inc and stake in Germany’s Your Family Entertainment AG; previous CFO Bob Denton named executive vice president of finance and accounting.

Business Headline News

Genius Brands Takes Stake in YFE

With Canada’s WOW! Unlimited Media Inc. firmly in the company’s stable, media company moves to increase European and global streaming foothold by acquiring 28.6% of Your Family Entertainment AG; former Disney executive Paul Robinson tapped to guide and oversee international growth of Kartoon Channel!

Anime Headline News

Funimation Drops ‘My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission’ Official Trailer

Special manga booklet created for opening weekend; the highly anticipated animated movie hits theaters in the U.S. and Canada on October 29; tickets are on sale now.

People Headline News

WarnerMedia Ups Brian Robillard for its Adult Swim and Kids & Family Business Operations

Newly promoted assistant GM and VP of business operations will also lead new music strategy arm for kids, Young Adults and Classics group; he is joined by new hire Michael Akiko who will run the new unit.

Business Headline News

Falcon’s Beyond Taps Epic Story for Move into Animation and Games

Popular family vacation brand from Sol Katmandu Park & Resort in Mallorca, Spain reveals expansive plans to grow its IP universe across animated films, episodic series, consumer products, and gaming.

People Headline News

Genius Brands Adds Kerry Phelan to Manage Company Licensing and Merchandising

Consumer branding pro will lead global management of the company’s existing IP across licensing, merchandising, retail, and promotions; previously spearheaded successful licensing programs for major franchises including ‘Star Wars’ for Lucasfilm Ltd. and ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Twilight’ for Lionsgate.

Da-Dum Da-Dum…! Headline News

MGM Launches ‘Pink Panther Time Traveler’ Game

Studio teams with Play.Works games platform on three titles based on the iconic animated character; first game is now available on the platform’s connected TV network via leading streamers.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

‘The Jolliest Elf’: A New Holiday Tradition Coming to YouTube Thanksgiving Day

From Chad Eikhoff, director of ‘The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story,’ with animation by Trick 3D, the new short/pilot features the North Pole’s creative inhabitants in a first-of-its-kind animated talent competition.

Disney Headline News

‘LEGO Star Wars’ Leaps into Hyperspace on Disney XD

The highly-rated series developed for television by Bill Motz and Bob Roth will return for a second season on Monday, July 31 at 7:00 am ET and debut new episodes Monday through Thursday until Wednesday, August 16th.

SyBo Games Headline News

SYBO Names Amy Kalson Senior Game Developer

After previous experiences working in senior-level capacities with Electronic Arts and Disney Interactive, Kalson will play a key role in the development of both existing and new SYBO games, where she will apply her extensive background in AI to focus on analysis, narrative and player behavior throughout game experiences, with the goal of delivering more interactive connections between the game characters inhabiting the SYBO universe and the company’s millions of fans.

China Headline News

WingsMedia Plans Ambitious, Collaborative Sci-Fi Franchise Expansion

Tiny Island Productions will adapt and expand their ‘Dream Defenders’ animated series for the China market with a TV series, feature film, comics and an augmented reality experience, all as part of WingsMedia’s hope to grow ‘Starship MZ’ properties into China’s Marvel Universe equivalent.

Animated TV Headline News

Technicolor Animation Productions Announces ‘Sly Cooper’ Animated Series

The new CG series is based on the best-selling PlayStation game franchise of the same name, representing a collaboration among Technicolor, Sony Interactive Entertainment and investment group PGS, and will be distributed for audiences around the world.