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Kids First Secures New ‘Hello Kitty: Super Style!’ Distribution Deals

The new series, based on Sanrio’s pop culture icon Hello Kitty, gets picked up by WildBrain TV/ Télémagino; RTVE/Clan, MBC and ETISALAT/E-Junior; ABC Frontier, a distributor in Asian territories, announced an additional deal with Youku in China.

The Fans Have Spoken! Headline News

Lightfold Releases ‘Godspeed’ Pilot on YouTube

‘Final Space’ creator Olan Rogers raises $100K on Kickstarter within hours of releasing series’ pilot, ensuring funding for new episodes; reveals legendary Tom Kenny as part of voice acting lineup. 

See it on Xmas Day Headline News

Nickelodeon Sets ‘Rock Paper Scissors’ Series Launch

New show, developed from the first short in Nick’s Intergalactic Shorts Program ever picked up for series, will debut February 12, 2024; it follows best friend and roommate trio Rock, Paper and Scissors, who compete over everything in hilarious and wildly absurd ways; watch the short first on Xmas day.

More High Seas Shenanigans Headline News

‘One Piece’ Anime Remake Coming to Netflix

After the success of the live-action adaptation, the streamer has teamed with franchise creator Eiichiro Oda, Shueisha, Fuji Television Network, Toei Animation Co., and WIT Studio to reboot the pirate tale following Monkey D. Luffy and his misfit crew.

Health Care in Space! Headline News

Prime Video Shares ‘The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy’ First Looks

Oscar nominee Stephanie Hsu joins the cast of the animated sci-fi comedy series from creators Cirocco Dunlap, Maya Rudolph, Danielle Renfrew Behrens, and Natasha Lyonne’s Animal Pictures, streaming this coming February.  

The Addams Family Returns Headline News

‘Wednesday’ Spinoff Featuring Uncle Fester in Development at Netflix

Fred Armisen is set to star in a spinoff of the fan favorite supernatural mystery series chronicling Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy, which has been greenlit for a second season.

Honoring the Best in Kids and Family TV Animation Headline News

Disney and Netflix Win Big at 2nd Annual Children’s & Family Emmy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 18, 2023 at 5:14pm

Disney Channel’s ‘Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,’ and Netflix’s ‘Lost Ollie’ and ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ were three of the top shows among the winners at this weekend's two separate awards ceremonies.

We Want More Zombies VFXWorld

Grounding the Apocalyptic Visuals in ‘The Last of Us’

VFX supervisor Alex Wang talks the Infected, Bloaters, massive Bloaters, a giraffe, and a crashing airliner as he breaks down the production of 3,000 visual effects shots created by DNEG, Wētā FX, Distillery VFX, Zero VFX, Important Looking Pirates, beloFX, Storm Studios, Wylie Co., RVX, Assembly, Crafty Apes, UPP, RISE, Framestore, Digital Domain and MAS on HBO’s critically acclaimed and wildly popular series.

Visiting the Neighborhood of Make-Believe Headline News

Ring In the New Year with ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’

Seasonal special follows the first visit by Juan Carlos and his mom to Daniel and his family in the ‘Neighborhood of Make-Believe;’ premieres and streams New Year’s Day on PBS Kids.

Third and Final Headline News

Prime Video Renews ‘Good Omens’ for Third and Final Season

The unlikely adventures of an angel and a demon, starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant, will conclude its run with an entirely original new season from co-creator Neil Gaiman.

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Tying Up Dysfunctional Ends: ‘Archer’ Bids Farewell in ‘Smilthy’ Good Form

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 12:02pm

Stars H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, and Amber Nash share their thoughts on 14 seasons of bungling, naughty spycrafting as the hugely popular, Emmy Award-winning adult comedy concludes its series run with a special 1-hour finale, ‘Archer: Into the Cold,’ debuting December 17 on FX and FXX, streaming the next day on Hulu.

A Brief Partnership Headline News

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ to Premiere on Both Hulu and Disney+

Don’t get too excited… Hulu members can watch the first episode from December 20 through January 31, but still need to head to Disney+ for the second and all subsequent which will air weekly.

The Blue Heeler Rings in the New Year Headline News

New ‘Bluey’ Episodes Coming to Disney+ Next Month

The award-winning preschool series returns with more adventures the follow the loveable, inexhaustible blue heeler pooch who lives with her mum, dad, and little sister, Bingo; also coming in 2024, the first-ever series special, ‘The Sign,’ release date to be announced.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Announces Winter 2024 Anime Lineup

The streaming platform rings in the new year with an ‘Anime-zing’ slate of January releases; the immense line-up kicks off early with ‘Burn the Witch #0.8’ debuting December 29.

She Stands Alone ANIMATIONWorld

The Quiet, Uncomfortable, and Darkly Funny ‘Carol & The End of The World’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 1:30pm

Debuting December 15 on Netflix, Dan Guterman’s new adult animated limited series, which he calls ‘a meditative, character-driven dramedy,’ follows a woman who can’t shake her meek, depressed existence, though surrounded by hedonistic excess, in the face of humanity’s impending extinction from a mysterious planet hurtling towards earth.

Fox Hamms it Up! Headline News

Fox Reveals ‘Grimsburg’ Season 1 Guest Stars

Christina Hendricks, Rosie Perez, and Patton Oswalt join series star and executive producer John Ham in the new animated comedy series about Marvin Flute, a misanthropic detective trying to redeem himself; special preview debuts January 7.

Business Headline News

China Literature to Acquire Tencent Animation and Comics

The leading online Chinese literature and IP incubation platform will acquire Tencent’s APP platform, intellectual property rights, and related rights to its content (animation, film and TV series projects) in a deal worth more than US$83 million. 

Save the Human World Headline News

Netflix Drops Trailer for Live-Action ‘Yu Yu Hakusho’ Series

The five-part adaptation of the legendary smash-hit manga from Weekly Shonen Jump takes place across three worlds and follows a dead teen detective tasked with investigating demonic and spiritual cases in the Human World; the series begins streaming December 14.

Who’s the Doctor? Headline News

Disney+ Teases ‘Doctor Who - The Church on Ruby Road’ Xmas Special

The upcoming holiday episode, streaming globally on Christmas day, introduces Ncuti Gatwa as the newest Doctor Who and Millie Gibson as the Doctor’s newest companion.

I Want a Pet T-Rex! Headline News

Disney Branded TV Teases ‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Season 2

Jonathan Banks, Giancarlo Esposito, Parker Posey, and Ann Harada lead an all-star guest cast in the upcoming season of the hugely popular series that follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur; new episodes debut in February 2024 on Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney+.

Independent Animation Headline News

Lightfold Shares Olan Rogers’ ‘Godspeed’ Trailer

The series, from the creator of ‘Final Space,’ follows a young woman and her sidekick bot, Bowie, as they navigate the desolate landscape and abandoned homes of their crumbling world; the studio’s inaugural project premieres December 15 on YouTube.

Let’s Get Twisted…Again Headline News

Peacock Greenlights ‘Twisted Metal’ Season 2

The series adaptation of the hugely popular PlayStation games, starring Anthony Mackie as John Doe, will return to deliver another package; Season 1 now streaming.

Talk to the Blade Headline News

Netflix Announces ‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Season 2 Pickup

Streamer greenlights another season for the beautifully stylized animated series, created by Amber Noizumi and Michael Green, which follows a mixed-race sword master living a life in disguise and shame while seeking vengeance in Edo-period Japan.

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