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‘Animanimals’ Season 2 Triggers Another Stampede of Deals

The 2D animated series created by Julia Ocker follows the absurd adventures of animals who learn important life lessons along the way; 2nd season scores multiple presales, with Season 1 relicensed by current broadcast partners while securing new deals as well.

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Director Didier Ah-Koon and Mythology Expert Liv Albert Join TeamTO's ‘Next Level: Odyssey’

The animated series follows 11-year-old Kiran, who, after falling into a mythical world, must save Odysseus if he is ever to return home.

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Corus Entertainment Launches Teletoon+

Premium kids streaming service now available in Canada on Amazon Prime Video Channels, Bell Fibe TV app and set-top-box, Virgin Plus, and RiverTV; popular series include ‘Teen Titans Go!’ ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons,’ and ‘Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?’

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Nick Launches ‘Content Accelerator Program’

Initiative aims to reach BIPOC and underrepresented emerging professionals and provide an opportunity to develop original content, from pitch to production, with mentorship and support from Nickelodeon development teams; submission deadline is September 30.

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Toon Factory Reveals New Animation Slate

As it celebrates its 23rd anniversary, the kids’ content company announces the launch of a new production studio, Chromatik, in Marseille, as well as a development line-up of 2D and 3D animated series including ‘The How to Shrink Show,’ ‘Moods,’ ‘The Mad Scientist’s Daughter,’ and ‘Elf & Co.’

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Sixteen South Originals Unveils ‘The Coop Troop’ at Annecy 2022

Audiences enjoyed the first episode and trailer of the new CGI animated series, a co-production with Mikros Animation IP, France télévisions, and Tencent Video, that follows a gang of five unlikely heroes, thirsty for adventure and escape from their mundane life on a farm.

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All-New ‘Hello Kitty: Super Style’ Series Coming in 2022

Kids First Distribution has inked a number of deals across Europe and Latin America for the original 3D animated series, based on Sanrio’s iconic franchise; commissioned by Amazon Kids+, the show is produced by Watch Next, Monello and Maga Animation Studio.

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Adriano Schmid Named VP of PBS Kids Content

Hailing from Warner Bros. Discovery, the exec comes onboard June 13, tasked with driving expansion of the kids’ multi-platform content strategy while developing new approaches to production for emerging platforms and overseeing the PBS Kid’s content team.

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Moonbug Entertainment Launches ‘It’s Cody Time’

CoComelon’s first YouTube spinoff channel kicks off with 2 episodes of the popular musical preschool series; the show features diverse characters, inclusive storytelling and aspirational role modeling.

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Silvergate and Tencent Bringing ‘The Creature Cases’ Animated Series to China

Animated by TeamTO and recently launched on Netflix, the animated action comedy is coming soon to families in the Middle Kingdom through Tencent Video.

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‘Mickey Mouse Funhouse’ Brings Welcome Inclusion to the Deaf Community

In the new episode premiering May 13 on Disney Junior, the gang meets Fig, a gnome friend who is deaf; the show joins other series, including ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘DreamWorks Madagascar: A Little Wild,’ and Apple TV’s ‘El Deafo,’ breaking ground for deaf representation, expanding inclusivity and promoting awareness.

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Iconic Muppets Get Supersized in ‘Sesame Street Mecha Builders’

New CG animated series from Guru Studio reimagines Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Abby Cadabby as mecha robot superheroes-in-training who use STEM to help solve wacky, larger-than-life problems; show premieres today, May 9, on Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito and May 10 on HBO Max.

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Hello Einstein Studios Issues Open Call for Pitches

Kids media and entertainment company seeks original IP for expansion, development, and collaboration across streaming, music, and books; studio recently launched new animated series ‘The Sandbox’ on Roku with music distribution by Pandora.

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New ‘PJ Masks’ Episodes Hit Disney Jr. Starting April 15

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 4:40pm

New 2-parter introduces speed obsessed twin villains ‘Carly and Cartoka;’ also, coming to theaters April 23 is the ‘PJ Masks We Can All Be Heroes’ fan event in honor of National Superhero Day.

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Exclusive Sneak Peek: ‘Curious George’ Season 15 Trailer

In the new season, the curious little monkey makes new friends, has great fun, and gets into all sorts of sticky situations; all 15 fun-filled episodes of the Peacock Original hit the streamer March 17.

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'DreamWorks Madagascar: A Little Wild’: A Milestone for Deaf Representation

See clips of Season 6 ‘sign over’ performances by deaf actress Shaylee Mansfield, using American Sign Language to communicate new character ‘Shaylee,’ expanding inclusivity and awareness of ASL.

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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!

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Stampede Ventures and UTA Launch HappyNest

Former MGA Entertainment VP and executive producer Sadaf Cohen Muncy will helm new independent animation production company and creative incubator; company will guide IP development while enabling artists to maintain financial and creative control.

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‘Masha and the Bear’ Season 5 Debuts in UK

New season of studio’s popular flagship animated series now airing in 2 time slots on Tiny Pop with broadcaster extending series rights on multiple Animacord properties; ‘Masha and the Bear: Nursery Rhymes’ now available to watch on demand on the POP Player app.  

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Crafting the ‘Ridiculously Charming’ and ‘Far-Fetched’ ‘Dogs in Space'

Jeremiah Cortez and Adam Henry’s new animated comedy turns our faithful, furry friends into cosmic ‘retrievers,’ though the two creators want viewers to never forget that dogs are not meant to be in space; premieres today, November 18, on Netflix.

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Netflix Shares ‘Waffles + Mochi’s Holiday Feast’ First Look Clip

What’s ‘Freezie Day’ with no food? Our waffle-eared friend counts on Mochi to save the day; watch the puppet-filled live-action/animated special premiering November 23.

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