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“LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” Coming to Disney XD in Summer 2016

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2016
LEGO Star Wars: THE FREEMAKER ADVENTURES IS COMING TO DISNEY XD THIS SUMMER LEGO Star Wars: THE FREEMAKER ADVENTURES is an all-new animated television series scheduled to debut this summer on Disney XD in the U.S. The fun-filled adventure comedy series will introduce all-new heroes and villains in exciting adventures with many familiar Star Wars […]
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Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of “Shimmer and Shine,” New Product Line Launches

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2016
NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS SECOND SEASON OF HIT ANIMATED PRESCHOOL SERIES SHIMMER AND SHINE Additional 20 Episodes Feature Brand-New Characters Including an Evil Sorceress, Voiced by Actress Lacey Chabert, and New Magical Locales First-Ever Shimmer and Shine Toy Line to Debut at New York Toy Fair NEW YORK – February 11, 2016 – It’s a wish come […]

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Betty Boop Returning to Animation in 2018

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2016
BETTY BOOP TO STAR IN NEW ANIMATED TELEVISION SERIES Original Animation Aimed at a New Generation of Fans To Be Produced by Normaal Animation in Partnership with Fleischer Studios and King Features PARIS, LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, February – Betty Boop, the iconic character created by legendary animator Max Fleischer, returns to toons with […]
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Beatles-Inspired “Beat Bugs” Animated Series Coming to Netflix This Summer

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2016
Variety reports that Netflix has picked up the kids’ animated series Beat Bugs, inspired by the music of the Beatles and featuring covers of their songs by musicians including Eddie Vedder, Pink, and Sia. Created by Josh Wakely, the series revolves around five bugs named Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz and Walter, who “band together to […]

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DreamWorks and Netflix Release “Voltron: Legendary Defender” Official Logo

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2016
DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix are getting set to unveil Voltron: Legendary Defender, the re-imagining of the iconic 1980’s-era anime series, promising to “[feature] a mix of action, comedy and an epic storyline spearheaded by yet-to-be-announced veteran animation talent & longtime Voltron fans, the new series will delight audiences old and new.” For now, though, […]

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Shout! Factory to Bring “Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir” to Home Entertainment

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2016
SHOUT! FACTORY AND ZAG ENTER NEW TV SERIES CONTENT DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT Multi-Year Agreement Grants Shout! Factory Home Entertainment Distribution Rights to ZAG’s New CGI-Animated Series Zag Heroez’ MIRACULOUS™ TALES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR Los Angeles, California – February 8, 2016 – Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, and ZAG, a multi-media […]

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Amazon Orders “Thunderbirds Are Go” for Prime Streaming Video

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2016
Amazon Orders Original Kids Series Thunderbirds Are Go Amazon orders four seasons of the new series, which is a reinvention of the 50-year-old classic Thunderbirds series; Rosamund Pike to star as Lady Penelope SEATTLE—February 10, 2016—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced it has ordered four 13-episode seasons of new Amazon Original Kids Series Thunderbirds Are Go to […]
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Daniel Gerson, Screenwriter for “Monsters Inc.” and “Big Hero 6,” Passes Away at 49

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2016
Variety reports that screenwriter Daniel Gerson has passed away at age 49 after a battle with brain cancer. Mr. Gerson frequently collaborated with Robert L. Baird, with the duo earning screenwriting credits on Disney/Pixar’s Monsters Inc. and Monsters University, and Disney’s Big Hero 6. The pair have also been credited in assisting the screenplays for […]