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Paramount+ Drops ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 3 Teaser

Streamer unveils video and poster at this past Saturday’s ‘Star Trek: Mission Chicago’ fan event, joining with CBS to support ‘First Contact Day’ with $1 donation for every Tweet sent using hashtag #StarTrekUnitedGives through April 10.

It’s Back On! Headline News

Chloë Grace Moretz and Riz Ahmed Join Netflix’s ‘Nimona’

The streamer drops first look image and casting news for its upcoming animated feature, based on the award-winning graphic novel by ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ creator ND Stevenson, that had been in production at Fox Animation and then Blue Sky prior to it shutting down last year.

No Longer Our Teenage Superheroes ANIMATIONWorld

How ‘Young Justice: Phantoms’ Confronts Depression and PTSD in New Season

Executive producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti discuss how the show’s characters experience and deal with serious issues, such as survivor’s guilt, coping with death, and personal trauma, in the second half of the HBO Max series’ fourth season.  

Sam I Am! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Green Eggs and Ham’ Serves Up a Tasty Second Season

Executive Producer Helen Kalafatic talks about the new season of the beloved Dr. Seuss-based series, debuting April 8 on Netflix, and encourages LatinX and other underrepresented groups to find their place in the animation industry.

Girl Power! Headline News

WarnerMedia Kids & Family EMEA Nabs ‘Jade Armor’ Broadcast Rights

TeamTO’s original series follows a teenage heroine who uncovers unexpected family secrets; show is slated for release on HBO Max and Cartoon Network in EMEA later this year.

Ponies! Headline News

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.

Barbies in the Big Apple! Headline News

Exclusive: ‘Barbies Rising’ Clip from Upcoming ‘Barbie: It Takes Two’

Hitting Netflix April 8, the new animated series focuses on Barbie BFFs ‘Malibu’ and ‘Brooklyn;’ caught in the bustle of the Big Apple they soon discover the necessity of having friends and family to lean on if they’re going to make their dreams a reality.

Nothing Like What We Learned in School ANIMATIONWorld

Animation Helps ‘The Principles of Pleasure’ Demystify the Complex World of Sex

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 2:15pm

Women and queer-owned animation studio Mighty Oak deftly integrates stop-motion, collage, motion-graphics and different 2D styles on Netflix’s docuseries that tackles the myths of sex education and how pleasure occurs in the mind.

Mmmmm Indeed Headline News

Netflix Unveils Frosty First Photo From ‘The Witcher’ Season 3 Set

Filming on the next chapter of the hit show, starring Henry Cavill as the famed monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, is currently underway in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

Jaegers and Kaiju Oh My! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’ Season 2 Trailer

The streamer teases another look at the 2nd and final season of its anime series based on Legendary Entertainment and Guillermo del Toro’s popular ‘Pacific Rim’ film franchise; new episodes of Kaiju vs. Jaeger battles debut April 19.

Look to the Stars ANIMATIONWorld

The Sky’s Not the Limit in Richard Linklater’s ‘Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood’

The famed director talks about his return to animation and how he captured his childhood and the country’s optimism surrounding NASA’s quest for the Moon in his new animated feature, debuting today on Netflix.

Things are Getting Even Wilder! Headline News

Watch ‘DreamWorks Madagascar: A Little Wild’ Season 7 Trailer

Take a walk on the wild side as the fearless team of Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria return April 4 with brand-new episodes on Peacock and Hulu; Fortune Feimster and Patrick Warburton guest star.

Stop and smell the flowers! Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown’ Trailer

Just in time for Earth Day, an all-new Peanuts special debuts on the streamer April 15; the classic Peanuts special ‘It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown’ hits April 29.  

Coming in Hot Headline News

HBO Sets ‘House of the Dragon’ Debut

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 9:08am

More palace intrigue and aerial carnage is just around the corner, as the network officially announces the premiere of its highly touted ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel, based on George R. R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood,’ that follows the House Targaryen’s rise to power in Westeros.

Ahoy Yee Maisies! Headline News

Netflix Releases First ‘The Sea Beast’ Trailer and Cast List

Directed by Oscar winner Chris Williams, the all-new animated feature starring Karl Urban, Zaris-Angel Hator, Jared Harris, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Dan Stevens, and Kathy Burke hits the streamer July 8.

Jaegers and Kaijus Oh My! Headline News

Netflix Teases Fans With ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’ Season 2 Key Art

Based on Legendary Entertainment and Guillermo del Toro’s popular ‘Pacific Rim’ film franchise, new episodes of Kaiju vs. Jaeger battles debut April 19; second and final season trailer hits in 2 days. 

Events Headline News

ITFS 2022 Announces Films in Competition and More Festival Highlights

2,028 films were submitted from 80 countries in the hopes of sharing over 65,000 euros in prizes; upcoming hybrid event runs in person and online May 3-8, featuring screenings, presentations, talks, workshops, and a free film program every day on Stuttgart's Schlossplatz.

Gone Nutty Again? Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Ice Age: Scrat Tales’ Trailer

Our hapless hero learns the joys of parenthood in 6 all-new animated shorts featuring the famed saber-toothed squirrel of the popular ‘Ice Age’ franchise; voiced by Oscar-winning director Chris Wedge, Scart and his epic adventures hit Disney+ April 13.

animated shorts ANIMATIONWorld

‘Parallel Man: Infinite Pursuit’: Careening Across the Multiverse

FutureDude Entertainment’s Jeffrey Morris expands upon his comic and mobile game with a CG short that leaps from humanoid dino clans to polluted, steampunk cities in a sci-fi tale of commandos, stolen tech, and alternate Earths.

Arthur Returns! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Arthur,’ PBS’s Beloved Aardvark-Centric Series, Gets a New Digital Life

Dan Flynn, associate creative director of Hero4Hire Creative and lead animator on ‘Arthur’ digital productions, talks about the future of the long-running children’s animated series.

Business Headline News

Nickelodeon Announces Franchise Strategy at 2022 Upfront Presentation

Animation remains key as network reveals plans for expanding franchises such as ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ and ‘PAW Patrol;’ new series including ‘Face’s Music Party,’ ‘Bossy Bear,’ and ‘HexVet;’ and a ‘Blue’s Clues & You! Live Tour’ starting this fall in the U.S.

Machines Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

Who Knew the Robot Apocalypse Would Be Such a Crowd Pleaser?

As Sony Pictures Animation’s ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ continues its seemingly inexorable march toward the Oscars, director and co-writer Mike Rianda reflects on what it all means.

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