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People Headline News

Genius Brands and ChizComm Founders Part Ways Under Contradictory Claims

Harold and Jennifer Chizick are out less than a year after their company was acquired by the growing kids’ media company; business will continue under the leadership of Donna MacNeil and Kathleen Campisano.

Events Headline News

In-Person Kidscreen Summit 2022 Postponed Until Summer

Miami event rescheduled to July 18-21; Kidscreen Summit Virtual to run as planned March 7-11 with full online program including panels, presentations and Q&As.

Their Appeal is Timeless ANIMATIONWorld

‘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.

Business Headline News

TwentyOne14 Media Teams with Pat & Mike, Dan Abnett and Team Legend Studios

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 7, 2022 at 10:09am

Group's first project is animated series, ‘The Adventures of Skelly;’ strategic partnership includes former Cartoon Network Studios SVP Brian Miller, and will emphasize shows that feature and target underrepresented BIPOC audiences.

Great Things Come in Small Packages Headline News

‘Polly Pocket Season 3: Magic Locket Adventures’ Hits Netflix January 9

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 7, 2022 at 8:40am

13 all-new episodes feature our tiny heroine - with magical shrinking powers - and friends Shani and Lila embarking on adventures big and small as they explore the world outside of Littleton; watch exclusive ‘Polly's Putt Putt Pets’ clip.

A New Look and Feel Headline News

Cartoon Network Invites Kids Around Asia to Redraw Their World

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 4:15pm

On January 8, the channel launches its re-energized brand, ‘Redraw Your World,’ that promises to deliver more inclusive programming to wider audiences; campaign partnerships include Crayola, NTUC, and Singapore Chingay Parade 2022.

It's so Crunchy! Headline News

Crunchyroll Drops ‘Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 3:21pm

Premiering January 9, new episodes from the show’s fourth and final season follow the emotional journeys of Eren, Mikasa, and Armin as the war for Paradis zeroes in on Shiganshina just as the Jaegerists seize control.

Smile! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Smiling Friends’ Provides Big Laughs in a Small, Suspicious-Looking Package

Creators Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel guarantee that their new animated comedy series, premiering January 9 on Adult Swim, will make you feel better… unless, you know, it doesn’t.

TV Animation Headline News

Disney Junior Sets ‘Alice’s Wonderland Bakery’ Premiere

New animated preschool series, inspired by the world of ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ will launch February 9 with simulcast on Disney Channel, with episodes streaming on Disney+ the same day; Craig Ferguson, Eden Espinosa, Bobby Moynihan, and Ana Gasteyer lead all-star cast.

Meow! Headline News

DreamWorks Drops ‘Gabby’s Dollhouse’ Season 4 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 3:27pm

The live-action hybrid preschool series returns to Netflix February 1 with 8 ‘cat-tastic’ new episodes; show invites kids to turn missteps and mistakes into something creative.

Business Headline News

AMC Networks Buys Anime Distributor Sentai

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 2:38pm

Deal includes company’s HIDIVE anime-focused subscription service and other brands, as well as its library of thousands of hours of popular titles including ‘Akame ga Kill,’ ‘Food Wars!’ and ‘Made in Abyss.’

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP143: How William Allinson Gets Stop-Motion Gigs in Toronto

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 1:24pm

The artist shares how he’s built his career working on animated on projects like ‘New Math,’ ‘Dad Fight,’ Canadian Tire spots, and ‘Ultra City Smiths.’

Danger Will Robinson! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Helps Solve an Alien Mystery in ‘Lost in Space’ Final Season

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 12:10pm

The Oscar-winning VFX studio creates a hostile planet, battling robots, and a lost civilization for Netflix’s hit sci-fi series about the inter-galactic adventures of the Robinson family… that’s always in danger!

Omniverse Has Arrived Headline News

NVIDIA Releases Free Version of Omniverse for Individual Creators and Artists

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 9:27am

The company’s real-time 3D design collaboration and simulation platform is now available to millions of NVIDIA GeForce Studio creators with RTX GPUs; new Omniverse Machinima and Omniverse Audio2Face platforms also revealed, as well as new platform features and 3D asset marketplaces.

Anime Headline News

Sentai Acquires ‘Teasing Master Takagi-san’ Season 3 and Upcoming Feature

Latest season of show, based on award-winning manga of the same name, will stream exclusively outside Asia on HIDIVE as part of Winter 2022 simulcast season.

Anime Headline News

Iconic ‘Akira’ Coming to 4K UHD Blu-Ray

Famed 1988 anime sci-fi feature, with remastered visuals and remixed audio, comes home January 18; also announced, Funimation’s home entertainment release line-up for January including ‘One Piece - Season 11 Voyage 6,’ ‘A3! - Season Autumn & Winter,’ and ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime - Season 1.’

Amphibia Fans Rejoice! Headline News

Indie Band Oh Geeez Drops ‘Amphibia’-Inspired ‘Coming Home’ Mixtape

The Milwaukee-based trio releases a collection of 16 songs of family, friends, and fantasy, inspired by the first 16 episodes of Season 3 of Disney’s hit animated series.

The Future of Dragons is Here! ANIMATIONWorld

How to Modernize Your Dragon

Supervising Producer Beth Sleven talks about the creation of DreamWorks Animation’s new CG series ‘Dragons: The Nine Realms,’ set 1,300 years after Hiccup and Toothless’ last adventures in the land of Berk; now streaming on Peacock and Hulu.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

‘Lucas the Spider’ Leaps onto Cartoonito from YouTube

After Disney-Pixar animator Joshua Slice’s 40-second shorts became on overnight streaming hit in 2017, Tom McGillis and his Fresh TV partners helped turn the adorable, kind-hearted, and lovable arachnid’s adventures into a fun, new series for Cartoon Network’s preschool animation block.

Anime Headline News

Funimation Unveils Winter 2022 Line-Up of 20+ Series

Ring in the new year with a slew of new and returning shows hitting the platform in January; new simulcasts streaming next month include ‘Tokyo 24th Ward,’ ‘My Dress-Up Darling,’ and ‘Akebi's Sailor Uniform;’ and several exclusives.

Animated Movies Headline News

WarnerMedia Releases ‘Thomas & Friends: Race for the Sodor Cup’ Trailer

The one-hour movie event offers Cartoon Network’s youngest viewers an action-packed adventure with new characters and new songs; special premieres today, December 27 on Cartoonito.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘DC’s Stargirl: The Complete Second Season’ Coming Home February 8

High School sophomore Courtney Whitmore leads an unlikely group of young heroes to take on the legacy of DC’s first Superhero team, the Justice Society of America; all 13 episodes, plus a featurette and gag reel, hit the same day on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.

Revisit the Dark Knight’s Early Years Headline News

‘The Batman: The Complete Series’ Flies Home to Digital and Blu-Ray

The Dark Knight returns with a whole new look as Warner Bros. Animation remasters the popular 2004 series; home entertainment release coming February 1, 2022.

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