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Peyo Productions Partners with KiKA for New Smurfs TV Series

Peyo Productions has recently entered into a partnership with KiKA, which will bring about a new The Smurfs TV series. KiKA is coming on board as a co-producer and German broadcaster for the 3D CG series. Other co-production partners include TF1 (France), KETNET and OUFTIVI (Belgium). Véronique Culliford, president & founder of Peyo Productions and distribution company I.M.P.S. ( and ...

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Polly Pocket Gets New Broadcast Deals

DHX Media’s animated kid’s series, Polly Pocket, recently secured a bunch of new international broadcast deals. The new broadcasters are 16 in total, and they include a lot of heavyweights, such as: Sony Pictures Television’s POP channel (U.K.); RTL Telekids (Netherlands); Kidzone TV (Baltics); Lagardère’s Gulli and TiJi (France), Gulli AFRICA (22 African-French speaking countries) and ...

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Gloob Launches Giga Blaster

The children’s sub-arm of Brazil’s Globo Group, Gloob, recently launched the first season of a new 2D comedy adventure series for buyers at MIPCOM. Titled Giga Blaster, the new series is an original co-production effort from Globosat, Estricnina Conteudo Animado, and Copa Studio. The 52×11 series is targeted towards kids aged 6 to 11, and revolves around a blue rhino named Giga. His ...

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WATCH: Incredibles 2 Home Video Comes with All-New Auntie Edna Mini Movie

The hit CG super hero comedy sequel, Incredibles 2, will be arriving on Digital HD / 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere on October 23, followed by Blu-ray 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on November 6. And it ‘s bringing along a bunch of nifty extras, including a brand-new mini movie titled Auntie Edna. Auntie Edna focuses on the Incredibles’ resident super hero fashion expert, who took up the ...

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CAKE Producing Long Form Angry Birds Series

Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Bird franchise proved successful as a CG film and a short-form 2D series. Rovio seeks to build upon this success further, as they have recently tapped CAKE to produce a new long-form animated series aimed for kids aged 6 to 12. The series is still in development, with the target launch set for 2020. The new long-form series marks an extension of CAKE and Rovio’s ...

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LEGO DC Super-Villains Video Game released today; Exclusive NYCC Interviews!

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and The LEGO Group have released LEGO DC Super-Villains on October 16, 2018 on XBOX ONE, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC formats. We have exclusive interviews from New York Comic Con (NYCC) 2018 with Nyambi Nyambi (Green Lantern/John Stewart), Dee Bradley Baker (Clock King/Desaad), Phil Ring (Executive Producer – TT Games), and Ames Kirshen (VP – ...

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Wizart Presents New Series, Magic Book, at MIP

Russian studio Wizart Animation is set to build on the success of its Yoko series with a new TV project. Titled Magic Book, the series was first presented at the “Made in Russia: Future and Hidden Treasures” on Sunday, organized by the Russian Export Center. The series is based on the studio’s short film released this spring and screened at festivals in Bulgaria, Serbia, Iraq, Italy, Spain, ...

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DreamWorks and Netflix Prep 3 New Originals for 2019-20

Streaming giant Netflix’s partnership with DreamWorks Animation Television continues to bear fruit, as they have recently announced that three new kids’ series are scheduled to debut between 2019 and 2020. The list includes Archibald’s Next Big Thing, Gabby’s Dollhouse, and RhymeTime Town. Archibald’s Next Big Thing is based on the book of the same name by Arrested Development’s Tony ...

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Cyber Group, Turner Team Up for Taffy

Cyber Group Studios and Turner have recently joined forces in order to produce a new retro-inspired animated series titled Taffy. The series is intended for the broadcaster’s kid’s channel, Boomerang, for airing across international markets. France will also get to see Taffy via France Televisions. Taffy consists of a 76 x 7 series of episodes, with admitted inspiration from Hanna-Barbera ...

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BeyBlade Burst: Battle Zero Bursts onto the Switch in October

Get ready for intense Bey battles on October 25, as Beblade Burst: Battle Zero will be launching in Japan for the home/handheld console hybrid, the Nintendo Switch. FuRyu has released a new trailer to promote the upcoming release. This new trailer shows off how the game takes advantage of the Switch’s innovative Joy-Con controls: Note that the launch is in Japan, so at the moment if you want ...

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Disney Unveils New Aladdin Trailer

Aladdin and the Genie will be gracing the silver screens again in 2019, but this time around the magic will be experienced in full live action glory. By way of a teaser, Disney unveiled a new trailer for this new live action remake of the beloved 1992 animated classic. You can check it out below: The new Aladdin film is directed by Guy Ritchie, and scheduled for a May 24, 2019 release. The cast ...

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Whoopi Goldberg, Alison Pill Join The Most Magnificent Thing Voice Cast

Whoopi Goldberg and Alison Pill are the latest in the list of Hollywood’s finest to join the voice cast of Nelvana’s upcoming animated short, titled The Most Magnificent Thing. The short is based on the same-titled best selling picture book from Ashley Spires. The Magnificent Thing book is a publication of Corus’ Kids Can Press imprint, founded in 2014. The short aims to bring to life the ...

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