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‘Cars on the Road:’ Road Trip Fantasies and Fever Dreams Collide

Directors Steve Purcell, Brian Fee, and Bobby Podesta talk about Disney and Pixar’s all-new series that follows Lightning McQueen and Mater on an epic cross-country adventure, debuting today on Disney+.

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Catch a Sneak Peek of Disney and Pixar’s ‘Cars on the Road’

New original animated series featuring Lightning McQueen and best friend Mater hitting the open road premieres on Disney+ Day, September 8; streamer shares clips, songs, and images ahead of upcoming debut. 

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New ‘My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale’ Series to Debut on YouTube

Premiering April 7, the kids’ toon will stream free on the ‘My Little Pony’ channel with new episodes releasing weekly; animated special ‘My Little Pony: Make Your Mark’ hits Netflix May 26 and ‘My Little Pony: Winter Wishday’ drops November 21.

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Jetpack Nabs Global Rights to ‘Alice’s Diary’ and ‘Wussywat the Clumsy Cat’

2D animated preschool series follow an imaginative young girl whose beautifully illustrated diary comes to life through animation, and the slapstick antics of a curious, clumsy kitty.

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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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‘Chefclub’ Cooks Up Kids’ Edutainment Series

Popular online cooking brand expands into the world of animation with ‘Chefclub Friends;’ currently in development, the show is set to be presented at Kidscreen and MIPTV.

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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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HBO Max Drops ‘Furry Friends Forever: Elmo Gets a Puppy’ Teaser Trailer

Debuting August 5, the animated half-hour special produced by Sesame Street Workshop follows Elmo as he learns to care for his new puppy.

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Moonbug and Amazon Kids+ Team Up on ‘Arpo Robot Babysitter’

As part of new kids’ content partnership, companies will develop new original animated series and mobile game, both based on ‘Arpo,’ a popular YouTube show ‘Arpo.’

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Imira Entertainment Launches ‘Zoonicorn’ CG Preschool Series

New show empowers kids using dreamtime adventures to teach important social-emotional and problem-solving skills; the brand includes interactive plush toys and music videos, available on YouTube and other streamers.

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Last Call for Ottawa International Animation Festival Submissions

Don’t forget to enter your film by May 31st; North America’s leading animation festival runs online September 22 – October 3.

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Sesame Workshop Names Olexa Hewryk VP & Head of Animation

Other recently announced promotions include Sal Perez to supervising producer and VP for Sesame Street Productions, and ‘Sesame Street’ EP Ben Lehmann to senior VP & head of live-action.

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‘My Little Pony: Pony Life’ Returns for Season 2 on Discovery Family

Premiering April 10, eOne’s 2D animated kids’ series again follows the Mane 6 riding out life’s challenges and solving them together with friendship, magic, and laughs.

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Call for Entries: The Ottawa International Animation Festival

Submissions are being accepted for the 2021 festival, which runs September 22-26; the competition’s entry deadline is May 31.

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Da Vinci Kids Picks Up Imira Entertainment’s ‘Darwin & Newt’

Global edutainment media company signs deal for STEM-based animated series; kids worldwide can tune in on popular digital and linear platforms.

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Snipple Animation Studio Launches Snipple Originals

Company’s new UK-based division kicks off with a slate of five new shows including ‘Peeled Prawn & Shaved Sheep,’ ‘Snö,’ ‘Wise Island Woohoos,’ ‘Trippin,’ and ‘Cassidy’s Castle;’ BGF Invests £6 million, acquiring a minority share in the animation studio.

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Chris Dicker, Lena Byrne, and John Reynolds Launch ‘Sow You Entertainment’

Startup production company secures major development deal with global streaming platform; other projects in various stages include original IP for preschool, kids, and tween projects.

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Global Mechanic and Alt Animation Partner on ‘Class Clown’

New 2D animation series, about a clown and carnival family that decides to settle down in the suburbs after years of being on the road, is created by Canadian writer Ian Boothby.

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Atomic Cartoons Drops Trailer for Season 2 of ‘The Last Kids on Earth’

Coming to Netflix April 17, popular animated series resumes with The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade, based on the 2nd book in the franchise.

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