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‘Hilda and the Mountain King’: Why We Love Our Trolls

Director Andy Coyle and executive producer Kurt Mueller talk about their new 2D animated movie special, now streaming on Netflix, that picks up where the Season 2 cliff-hanger finale of the Annie, BAFTA, and Daytime Emmy Award-winning series ‘Hilda’ left off.

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Apple TV+ Drops ‘Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock’ Trailer

A reboot of the 80’s classic, the new series debuts January 21, joining the streamer’s ‘Fraggle Rock’ line-up including the classic series as well as new specials ‘Down at Fraggle Rock,’ ‘Doozer Music’ and ‘Fraggle Songs.’

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Silvergate Media Drops ‘Hilda and the Mountain King’ Official Trailer

Following the ‘Hilda’ Season 2 cliff hanger, the animated special picks up with Hilda stuck in the body of a troll, stranded in troll country, in her quest to return to human form; the epic story launches on Netflix December 30.

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Call for Submissions: Mifa Pitches 2022

Selected pitch projects receive unique opportunities including meeting with and access to key players in the animation sector; submission deadline set for February 8, 2022; Annecy Festival runs June 13-18, with Mifa running June 14-17.

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Nickelodeon Reveals Live-Action ‘A Loud House Christmas’ Cast and Clip

Holiday special based on the award-winning animated series will feature real-life versions of the beloved Loud family; the feature length TV movie premieres this November.

All I Need… is Some Parody! Headline News

‘Robot Chicken’ S11 Trailer Teases Tiger King and Obi-Wan Bikini Pics

Adult Swim’s hilarious stop-motion comedy series is back, and no one is spared – crazy antics and character parodies range from Joe Exotic and Peppa Pig to the farthest reaches of pop culture… and the force; new season debuts September 6.

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The Legendary Charles Schulz Explored in ‘Who Are You, Charlie Brown?’

New Apple TV+ documentary paints a compelling picture of the iconic cartoonist and his beloved characters through animation, film clips, cartoon clippings, family photos, and audio commentary from the artist himself.

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Adult Swim Teases ‘The Bleepin’ Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special’

Josie and the Pussycats return from space, as ‘Robot Chicken’ gives Riverdale High its own stop-motion special; parody premieres May 23.

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Disney+ Releases ‘Assembled: The Making of WandaVision’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 12, 2021 at 10:59am

The one-hour special goes deep behind-the-scenes to see the Marvel show’s groundbreaking recreations of classic sitcoms and use of early TV filmmaking methods.

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TeamTO Inks Rights Deal for Trio of Popular Kids’ Books

Studio acquires TV, film, and licensing rights to ‘Snowman,’ ‘Fox’s Garden,’ and ‘Something’s Fishy;’ each book to be adapted into a 2022/2023 holiday special.

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Call for Entries: MIFA Project Pitches

Deadline for submissions is February 7, 2021 - selected MIFA pitch projects receive unique opportunities with access to and meetings with key players in the animation sector; June 14-19 event will be run both online and in-person.

Annecy Headline News

Annecy Plans New Venues and 26% Seat Increase for 2020 Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:28pm

In response to 2019’s capacity and ticketing problems, the festival is making needed changes to accommodate screening capacity for the record numbers of attendees expected this summer.

Annecy Headline News

Annecy 2020 Now Open for Film and Project Submissions

Festival celebrates its 60th anniversary June 15-20, 2020; films and animation projects across multiple categories can now be entered for selection.  

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Every Wallaby Has His Day: Rocko Returns in ‘Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 9, 2019 at 2:52pm

Debuting today on Netflix, Joe Murray’s animated special introduces a new generation to his zany 1993 Nicktoon series’ O-Town characters, who return home after 20 years in space. 

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Nickelodeon Unveils Largest Content Slate Ever

Multigenerational animated comedy series ‘The Casagrandes’ bows this fall; Nick developing spin-off stand-alone series, specials and feature-length movies for SpongeBob SquarePants characters for the first time ever.

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‘Hey Duggee’ Tops British Academy’s 2018 Children’s Awards with Three Wins

Nickelodeon’s ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ wins Children’s BAFTA for international animation; Amazon Studios’ ‘Tumble Leaf’ wins international preschool award.

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Sneak Peek: SpongeBob SquarePants Takes a Trip to the Moon in New Holiday Special

SpongeBob SquarePants Holiday Special premiering Sunday, November 25 features Lewis Black as the voice of Santa Claus.

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British Academy Announces 2018 Children’s Awards Nominees

Winners of the British Academy Children’s Awards celebrating the best in global children’s media to be unveiled on Sunday, November 25.

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Leach-Rankin Halloween Special ‘Witch’s Night Out’ Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Four new holiday specials and a live musical featuring the original Anytown characters voiced by Fiona Reid, Catherine O’Hara and Gilda Radner currently in development.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Greenlights ‘Loud House’ Spinoff ‘Los Casagrandes’

Original animated spinoff featuring the Casagrandes family kicks off with a five-episode story arc in season four of hit series ‘The Loud House.’

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