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Qubo Adds New Series to Line Up

Qubo Channel has purchased 16 half-hour series, including Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist, Jakers, Liberty’s Kids, Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century, and Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego to its platforms, c21 Media reports. The series will roll out over the course of the year.

Robert Sherman, R.I.P.

Robert B. Sherman, half of the award-winning Sherman Brothers songwriting team, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter, citing a Facebook posting by Sherman’s son, Jeff. He was 86. Acting as lyricist with his music-writing brother Richard, Sherman won awards and accolades for songs for such Disney musicals as Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The […]

The Hub Renews Series, Orders New Toons

The Hub is adding three new animated series and has renewed a clutch of others for the 2012-2013 season, the network announced last week. The Care Bears will return to the screen in CG-animated form in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot. The series, from American Greetings Properties, will premiere this summer. Hasbro itself will produce […]

"Bolivar" Graphic Novel Heading to Big Screen

Warner Bros. will adapt Bolivar, an upcoming graphic novel, as an animated feature film, The Hollywood Reporter says. Irish filmmaker Kealan O’Rourke will write and direct the adaptation, Akiva Goldman and Kerry Foster will produce for Weed Road. The book, by Sean Rubin, is about a young New York girl who moves next door to […]

Osbournes Returning to TV in Stop-Motion Form

The Osbourne family are returning to TV in a stop-motion-animated series from Cuppa Coffee Studios, AWN reports. The studio plans to produce 20 episodes of The F’n Osbournes, which is unrelated to their MTV series The Osbournes. It will be seeking production financing at MipTV this April.

Briefly: Licensing Deals for "Super Hero Squad" and "Jules Verne"

* Upper Deck has licensed Marvel’s Super Hero Squad and will release a trading card game and an online multi-player game based on the franchise. [Kid Screen] * 4Kids Entertainment has picked up global licensing rights to the animated action-comedy J.V.: The Extraordinary Adventures of Jules Verne. [4Kids Entertainment] * Zodiak Kids has licensed Atomic […]

"The Angry Beavers": Dam Crazy

The special challenge with watching The Angry Beavers is that every episode turns into a race: Will you expire from laughter before you expire from a lethal migraine? The Angry Beavers comes from the late 90′s, a period of glorious, cartoony energy. Ren and Stimpy may have lit the fuse ten years earlier, but that […]

"SpongeBob SquarePants" Heading to Big Screen Again

Paramount will release a new SpongBob SquarePants movie, Kid Screen reports. The film will be released in late 2014.

Mat Maiellaro Developing New Series for FX

Matt Maiellaro is developing a new animated series for FX, The Hollywood Reporter says. The as-yet-untitled project, which originated with Grant Dekernion, is about a man recently released from prison. Dekemion connected with Maiellaro through actor Danny McBride, who will voice a character in the new series.

Disney XD Orders Up New "Pac-Man" Series

Disney XD has picked up Pac-Man: The Adventure Begins, a 3D animated series based on the video game, World Screen reports. The network has ordered 26 22-minute episodes. The series, from Namco Bandai Games, Arad Productions, and 41 Entertainment, will be produced by Avi Arad and Rick Ungar.

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