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‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’ Sizzles as the Beloved Series Hits the Big Screen

Opening in theaters May 27, the film, based on the long-running Fox animated series, is everything creator Loren Bouchard hoped it would be, despite early fears it could easily destroy the franchise.

Not Learning from Our Mistakes! Headline News

‘Birdgirl’ Returns for a New Season of Corporate Fails

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11:00am

Still clueless, the Birdteam is back for what will surely be a raucous and hilarious Season 2 of ethics tackling, cancel culture juggling, and exacerbating problems with ease, coming this June on Adult Swim and HBO Max.

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Now Available: Free ‘SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off’ Mobile Game Update

Players hit the road with new game mode - ‘Slay the Spice’ - allowing them to plan a route across a map of restaurants and kitchen levels; available free on iOS, Android and from the Microsoft Store.

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GKIDS Acquires Atsuko Ishizuka’s ‘Goodbye, Don Glees!’ North American Rights

The animated feature tells the story of 3 childhood friends who, over the course of a summer, discover that life is leading them onto very different paths; film slated for theatrical release later this year.

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WATCH: Mo Willems’ 'Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 2:12pm

Cartoonito on HBO Max's animated rock opera based on the bestselling author’s picture book and sold-out theatrical show tells the tale of a rockin’ naked mole rat who shockingly puts on some clothes.

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Leslie Jones to Star in Adult Animated Comedy from Warner Bros. Animation

The ‘SNL’ alum and ‘Our Flag Means Death’ star will voice the series’ protagonist, Plastic, but the character is not connected to a certain rumored DC feature.

It’s Paw-some! Headline News

First Scooby-Doo Preschool Series Greenlit by HBO Max and Cartoon Network

‘Scooby-Doo! And the Mystery Pups’ will join Cartoonito’s preschool lineup in 2024, with franchise vets Frank Welker and Matthew Lillard returning to voice Scooby and Shaggy.

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Amazon Studios Orders Animated Sci-Fi Comedy ‘The Hospital’ from Cirocco Dunlap

The ‘Birdgirl’ and ‘Big Mouth’ consulting producer's new series gets two season commitment; the show, which follows a group of alien surgeons, will star Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne.

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DreamWorks Animation Drops ‘The Croods: Family Tree’ Season 3 Trailer

Inspired by the hit film, ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ the CG animated series follows the Croods and the Bettermans, who go from sparring rivals to unlikely friends fraught with misadventures; new episodes hit Peacock and Hulu on June 2.

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WarnerMedia Reveals ‘Batwheels’ Villains

The voice talent behind Batman’s evil nemeses includes Gina Rodriguez as Catwoman, Xolo Maridueña as Snowy the Snowcrawler, and Tom Kenny as Crash; the 3D animated preschool action-adventure comedy debuts this fall on Cartoonito, HBO Max, and Cartoon Network.

Is Reality Elastic? ANIMATIONWorld

The Unreal Reality of ‘Undone’

Co-creators Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg talk about the long-awaited second season of their mind-bending Prime Video series, including how they distill life’s mysteries into the narrative, and production lessons learned on ‘BoJack Horseman.’

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Paperboat Animation Studios Unveils Eclectic New Slate

Following its acquisition by Vistas Media, the company has announced its first animation slate that includes a feature adaptation of ‘Kabuliwala,’ an adult-oriented web series, and big plans for a multi-platform franchise.

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Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North - Papa Don't Fiend Adventure’

In the Season 2 finale airing this Sunday on Fox, the Tobins spend Father’s Day weekend at an RV park and uncover the identity of the Fiend of Family Land; meanwhile Moon meets a skunk and Judy finds a new love.

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Disney+ Drops ‘Baymax!’ Series Trailer and Key Art

Streamer celebrates National Streaming Day with a peek at its upcoming 6-episode animated show about an inflatable, inimitable healthcare companion robot who only wants to do good, debuting June 29.

We’re Just Work Friends Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville – Plumbdog Millionaire’

In the show’s May 22 episode, Jack and Duncan make a local plumbing commercial in hopes of increasing their wealth and status, and most importantly to impress Annie and Mia; but newfound fame goes to their head.

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Crunchyroll Reveals ‘Chainsaw Man’ Trailer and Images

The streamer nabs rights to anime adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s popular manga of the same name; the animated series will simulcast from Japan, subtitled, and dubbed, and release in 200+ countries later this year.

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Netflix Axes More Animated Projects Amid Company Layoffs

The streamer has cancelled its plans to produce Ava DuVernay’s ‘Wings of Fire,’ as well as two children’s titles based on the works of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, while also laying off 150 staff primarily in its U.S. operations.

Who Doesn’t Love a Town of Fools? Headline News

Sacha Baron Cohen, Mike Judge and Greg Daniels’ Special Greenlit at HBO Max

Trio teaming with Michael Koman to develop ‘Chelm: The Smartest Place on Earth,’ a family-friendly animated comedy set in the mythical ‘Town of Fools.’

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Adult Swim Greenlights ‘Rick and Morty: The Anime’ and ‘Ninja Kamui’

The hugely popular show gets its own series following the success of anime shorts ‘Rick and Morty vs. Genocider’ and ‘Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil);’ both series will premiere on Adult Swim and HBO Max.

Who’s the Boss? ANIMATIONWorld

EP Brandon Sawyer Talks ‘The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib’

In the latest DreamWorks Animation ‘The Boss Baby’ franchise outing, hitting Netflix May 19, Theodore gets framed for embezzlement and reverts to his Boss Baby self, joining with brother Tim and nieces Tabitha and Tina to save Baby Corp from a new group of arch-nemeses.

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DNEG’s Toronto Studio Now Open

Studio’s doors opened May 13 with 150+ new hires; studio’s latest Canadian expansion comes amidst tremendous growth in worldwide demand for VFX and animation services.

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Apple TV+ Orders ‘Eva the Owlet’

Based on the popular ‘Owl Diaries’ kids’ book series by Rebecca Elliott, and part of the Apple TV+ kids’ changemakers initiative, the show is infused with lessons encouraging kids to use writing as a tool for healthy self-expression.

The Best in Ibero-American Animation Headline News

‘Bob Spit,’ ‘Frankelda’s Book of Spooks,’ and ‘Bestia’ Lead 5th Quirino Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 16, 2022 at 1:06pm

Works from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, and Venezuela are honored across nine categories at the May 14 in-person gala event and closing ceremony recognizing achievements in Ibero-American animation.

First Looks! Headline News

‘Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai’ Series Characters Revealed

HBO Max’s ‘Gremlins’ prequel series, coming later this year from Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Television, features the voices of Min-Na Wen, James Hong, BD Wong, and Izaac Wang.

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