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‘Welcome Home, Franklin’: How the First Black ‘Peanuts’ Character Came to Town

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 16, 2024 at 1:17pm

Executive producer Craig Schulz, director Raymond S. Persi, and co-writer Robb Armstrong discuss the latest ‘Snoopy Presents’ special in the storied franchise, which tells the backstory of one of the most beloved members of the “gang;” the show debuts February 16 on Apple TV+.

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Apple TV+ Shares ‘Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin’ Trailer

Coming Friday February 16, the all-new ‘Peanuts’ special tells the origin story of one its most beloved characters, Franklin, and his struggles to fit in.

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Apple TV+ Lays Off Eight Employees in ‘Kids’ Division

The streamer is evolving to focus on its own animated film pipeline but remains committed to the kids’ programming; an original ‘Peanuts’ feature film is currently in development.

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WildBrain Announces ‘Strawberry Shortcake’ Holiday Content

‘Strawberry Shortcake’s Perfect Holiday’ animated special is now streaming on Netflix, ‘Strawberry Shortcake’ original micro-form content launches next month on the brand’s YouTube channel, and ‘Girls Tales’ podcast new episode, ‘Strawberry Shortcake and the Winterswirl Storm’ just released December 18.  

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Apple TV+ Greenlights New 3DCG ‘Peanuts’ Feature

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 6, 2023 at 4:14pm

From WildBrain Studios and Peanuts Worldwide, the untitled film, set to begin production next year, will see the Peanuts gang go on an epic adventure to the Big City and learn the true meaning of friendship, while meeting some surprising new friends along the way.

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Production Underway on ‘Badjelly’ Kids’ Animated Series

Mukpuddy Animation, Sphere Animation, and Cantilever Media team up on the show, based on the beloved 1973 story from legendary comedian Spike Milligan, starring the ‘Harry Potter’ film franchise’s Miriam Margolyes OBE; debut set for 2025. 

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‘Fireman Sam’ and ‘Polly Pocket’ Get New Season Greenlights from WildBrain and Mattel

International distribution deals were also announced for new and previous seasons of the popular animated series as well as ‘Bob the Builder’ and ‘Little People;’ WildBrain is heading to MIPCOM, which runs October 16-19.

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Netflix Shares ‘DROP 01’ Livestream Lineup and Trailer

The 90-minute September 27 fan event celebrates upcoming genre animated series with sneak peek ‘drops’ and surprises, including the digital premiere of ‘Castlevania: Nocturne,’ Episodes 1-3. 

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Marcie Steps into the Spotlight with her Own ‘Snoopy Presents’ Special

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 18, 2023 at 10:53am

With today’s Apple TV+ debut of ‘One-of-a-Kind Marcie,’ executive producer Craig Schulz and director Raymond S. Persi continue the franchise’s recent focus on lesser-known ‘Peanuts’ characters, this time in a charming, all-new story of the gang’s shy, kindhearted introvert who finally finds her own, unique way to help her friends.

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Exclusive Clip: ‘Polly Pocket: Sparkle Cove Adventure’

Polly discovers the hidden world of Sparkle Cove, an island paradise and origin of magical pockite, the source of her shrinking powers; special hits Netflix August 21.

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‘Polly Pocket: Sparkle Cove Adventure’ Heads to Netflix

Check out the trailer - Polly discovers the hidden world of the Sparkle Cove, an island paradise and origin of magical pockite, the source of her shrinking powers, in an all-new special streaming August 21.

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9 Story Media Announces ‘Open Season: Call of Nature’ Animated Series

Based on Sony Pictures Animation’s feature film franchise, the show follows a lovable, risk-averse grizzly bear and a fast-talking, ‘act-first, think-later’ deer; currently in production at Brown Bag Films, it’s slated for 2024 launch.

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Saffronic Appoints Skyler Mattson as its First CEO

The former WongDoody exec will helm the emerging global animation, gaming, and advertising, and VFX studio founded in 2022 by Tim Sarnoff and Vince Pizzica.

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Epic Story Media Reveals Upcoming Production and New Property Slate

At Licensing Expo, the kids’ entertainment company shares new brands, partners, and co-productions, including L&M for Studio 100 and Cheeky Little’s animated preschool property ‘Vegesaur,’ ‘The Gummy Bear Show’ produced by Toonz Media Group, and Bidaya Media’s ‘The Adventures of Mansour: Age of AI.’

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Apple TV+ Releases ‘The Snoopy Show’ Season 3 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 2:12pm

12 new episodes of the Apple Original series, based on the iconic ‘Peanuts’ comic strip and starring the beloved beagle and his feathered pal Woodstock, premiere globally on the streamer June 9.

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2023 AfroAnimation Summit Coming to Burbank

The conference, running April 26-27, promotes diversity and inclusion in animation, welcoming an international coalition of industry speakers, studio execs, students, creatives and young professionals, in-person and via livestream.

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‘The Ghost and Molly McGee’ Season 2: First Loves and First Periods

Bill Motz and Bob Roth bring an honest take on issues kids face, such the emotional complexities of reaching puberty, to their 2D kids’ series about an energetic young girl and a grouchy ghost; the new season premieres April 1 on Disney Channel and Disney XD, the next day on Disney+.

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