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‘Mira, Royal Detective’ Season 2 Debuts on Disney Junior April 5

Inspired by India’ cultures and customs, the second season of the popular preschool animated series includes special episodes highlighting the Eid al-Fitr holiday and festivals of Teej and Dasara; Season 1 streams on Disney+ April 30.

The Finale We’ve Been Waiting For! ANIMATIONWorld

‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’s Big, Beautiful Lesbian Love Finale

Nominated for two Annie Awards, Noelle Stevenson and DreamWorks Animation’s hit series may have ended its five-season Netflix run, but it’s unflinching support for lifestyle diversity, and message that love and friendship will conquer the fear of failure, will continue to positively impact audiences well into the future.

Running with the Pack! ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s ‘Wolfwalkers’

This beautifully designed film, a story of conflict between civilization and nature, stands in defiance of individualism, reminding us that despite our own strength and resolve, we still need the energy and healing power of the community.

Honor Has A New Name! Headline News

Netflix Unveils ‘Yasuke’ Teaser Trailer and Poster

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 6:11pm

Bound by honor, compelled to defend; debuting globally on April 29, the reimagined story of the first African samurai is directed by LaSean Thomas and stars LaKeith Stanfield, with animation by ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ production studio MAPPA and music by Flying Lotus.  

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+.

Tatooine Tango Headline News

Disney+ ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Series Adds A-List Cast

Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie have joined the show in mystery roles alongside Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars and Bonnie Piesse as Beru Lars.

Anime Headline News

Crunchyroll and VIZ Media Announce 5 Titles Heading to Home Video

Popular anime series slated for video release include ‘Jujutsu Kaisen;’ ‘God of High School;’ ‘Tower of God;’ ‘In/Spectre;’ and ‘Burn the Witch.’

SpongeBob Doesn’t Go Viral Headline News

‘SpongeBob’ Flu Episode Pulled Over Sensitive Pandemic Themes

‘Kwarantined Crab’ removed from Paramount+ and Amazon Prime libraries; follows an outbreak of ‘Clam Flu’ at the Krusty Krab that forces patrons to stay quarantined in the restaurant.

Machines Rule! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7:44am

Premiering April 30th, animated comedy from the Oscar-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ producers tells the story of a dysfunctional family’s fight to reconnect… and save the world from a robot apocalypse.

What’s up with the Easter Eggs? Headline News

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 1 Comes Home May 18

The debut season of Paramount+’s new original animated comedy is being released on Blu-ray, DVD, and limited edition SteelBook with two hours of special features including ‘Lower Decktionary’ shorts and ‘Hiding in Plain Sight,’ that addresses the burning question… ‘What’s up with the Easter eggs?’

Autism awareness Headline News

Autism Acceptance Month on PBS KIDS Starts April 2

‘Hero Elementary’ kicks off on World Autism Awareness Day with a half-hour special; other special series episodes highlight autism acceptance including ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ and ‘Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.’

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Marci Proietto to Lead 20th Television Animation for Disney

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 1:51pm

29-year Fox TV veteran, who has worked on over 2,400 episodes at the studio, will lead Disney TV’s newly formed production unit devoted entirely to the studio’s animated TV properties, including ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Central Park,’ ‘Solar Opposites,’ and upcoming ‘Koala Man.’

Casting Extravaganza Headline News

‘The Witcher’ Season 2 Casts Seven New Characters

Familiar favorites Nenneke, Philippa Eilhart, Dijkstra, Rience, and Codringher will appear alongside original character Ba’lain and a gender swapped Fenn.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Netflix Goes Big with New Anime Line-Up

Streaming giant doubles down on commitment to worldwide anime fans; up to 40 titles coming this year including the highly anticipated global release of ‘Record of Ragnarok’ and ‘RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness.’

The Magic of VFX! VFXWorld

Method Studios Brings VFX ‘Magic’ to Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Witches’

Using Unreal Engine-based virtual production tools, VFX supervisor Kevin Baillie helps the Oscar-winning director pre-shoot every live-action scene needing digital characters, including mice, chickens, and a cat.   

We’re all in this together! Headline News

Bono’s One Campaign Launches Animated ‘Pandemica’ Vaccine Awareness Series

Co-founded by U2's star frontman, the global health and anti-poverty organization reveals new campaign to raise awareness of worldwide inequities in vaccine access; series animated by Emmy-winning indie studio Titmouse.

Africa’s First Kid Superhero Headline News

All-New Episodes of Lupita Nyong’o’s ‘Super Sema’ Coming March 26

Africa’s first kid superhero animated series, executive produced by the Oscar-Winning actress and author and produced by Nairobi studio Kukua, drops five all-new episodes on YouTube Originals for Kids & Family.

On-set Abuse Allegations Headline News

Ray Fisher Disputes ‘Justice League’ Investigation Findings

The Cyborg actor fired back on Twitter after WarnerMedia Studios CEO Ann Sarnoff defended investigation findings involving his allegations of film set abuse.

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Re-VIEW: Madeline Sharafian’s Pixar Short, ‘Burrow’

If the goal of the studio’s SparkShorts incubator program is to identify young artists who have directing potential, then producing this wonderful film was an overwhelming success.

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WATCH: Scoring Netflix’s Fantasy Spy Mystery ‘Secret Magic Control Agency’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 9:20am

For composer Gabriel Hays, the new CG film’s merging of fairy tale and spy thriller storytelling let him explore themes of uncertainty, adventure, and discovery to create a score that is fun, whimsical, and has heart.

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