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A decree from the countess of cartoon storytelling: a book review of Animating Short Stories by Cheryl Briggs

Once upon a time . . . they lived happily ever after. The reason for such everlasting bliss is that they – ambitious, upstart animation pros – have devoured Cheryl Briggs’ newest publication entitled Animating Short Stories: Narrative Techniques and Visual Design (Bloomsbury Academic). Combining the spirits of fairy godmothers, magicians, royal culinary artistes, philosophers, sages, and ...

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Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge Releasing in April

One of the most popular videogame franchises in history comes to animated life in Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, an all-new, feature-length film produced by Warner Bros. Animation in coordination with NeatherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting April 12, 2020, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo ...

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Marvel Future Avengers heads to Disney+ in North America

Streaming service Disney+ will add the Marvel Future Avengers anime series to its lineup this February. The first 26-episode season of the Madhouse-animated show will become available to subscribers in North America beginning February 28th. This marks the show’s debut outside of Asia. Designed as a cross-media project, Marvel Future Avengers was announced back in February 2017. The show ...

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WildBrain revives Johnny Test in new TV series

Canadian children’s entertainment producer WildBrain (formerly known as DHX Media) has announced its intention to relaunch the Johnny Test franchise with a brand new full-length series. The revamped show is being created by WildBrain Studios Vancouver with the company looking to recruit animators experienced with ToonBoom Harmony. Little is known about the new show, but the promotional ...

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Barbie: Princess Adventures brings movie series back

Mattel’s Barbie franchise first inspired a CG-animated direct-to-video film in 2001. Produced by Mainframe Entertainment, Barbie in the Nutcracker sold millions of units and inspired a seemingly endless line of followups ever year. In each, the heroine would take on different roles, sometimes being a rock star or even a super spy. She looked unstoppable until things suddenly came to a stop ...

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Cartoon Network quietly debuts first ThunderCats Roar episodes

Nearly two years after its controversial unveiling, Cartoon Network has finally let the new ThunderCats animated series out of the bag. The first two episodes of Thundercats Roar were made available on the Cartoon Network app and related video-on-demand services on January 10th. The show will make its linear debut in February. A comedic reinterpretation of the classic ’80s action series, ...

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Jerry Jones and Adventure Time: The reasons why fans feel off about Cartoons the last several years…

What does Jerry Jones, the owner of The Dallas Cowboys, one of the biggest franchises in the world, have to do with Cartoons? Well, if you have a coach like Jason Garret, who had many mediocre seasons, and bad luck in between those seasons – the closest being divisional round, the connection is apt. Here is the main meat of the argument: The western animated industry is more like the Dallas ...

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Netflix launches new Pucca: Love Recipe animated series

Streaming giant Netflix added the new CG-animated Pucca: Love Recipe series to its library in a number of international markets, including the Canada and the United States on December 31st. 26 half hour episodes are now available, showcasing the love-struck Pucca and her attempts to woo Garu. The South Korean romantic comedy has seen its fair share of animation since the character’s debut ...

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Toys reveal first look at new Chinese Transformers animated series

These Autobots have definitely been hiding, though not necessarily in disguise. Since announcing a partnership with China’s CCTV in 2017, Hasbro has been pretty quiet about their brand new animated series Nezha: Transformers. That’s why our first look at the show is coming courtesy of a Chinese netizen, who snapped a photo of a toy bundle three-pack of Lei Zhenzi, Tu Xingsun and the ...

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Spookley the Square Pumpkin returns with new TV special after 15 years

The 2004 CG-animated movie Spookley the Square Pumpkin is getting a followup fifteen years later. The original creative team and cast from the Halloween-themed cable TV favourite have reunited to produce the new animated holiday musical special, Spookley and the Christmas Kittens headed to Disney Channel and Disney Junior next month. The 45-minute special is inspired by the book The Legend of ...

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Bakugan Battle Planet brawls into second season

Bakugan is standing tall, like an awesome one. Spin Master’s transforming, battling marble franchise is back with Bakugan: Battle Planet and the fun won’t stop there. During last month’s MIPCOM conference in France, the toy manufacturer, alongside fellow Canadian animation company Nelvana, confirmed that the anime series has been renewed for a second season. Bakugan: Armored ...

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Cartoon Network Asia adds Time Bokan 24

WarnerMedia’s Cartoon Network channels in Asia are adding a new anime title to their lineup. The broadcaster has picked up Time Bokan 24 for linear across its Bahasa Malay, Cantonese, English, Mandarin and Thai feeds. After first debuting on Warner’s channel in Taiwan in the fall of 2018, the series is now expanding into multiple new regions. The Philippines-specific Cartoon ...

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