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Cartoon Network's ThunderCats shows off Bandai line at 2011 Toy Fair
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CBC Kids announces 2018/2019 programming

Canadian public broadcaster CBC has announced its slate of 2018/2019 children’s programming. Coming to CBC Kids starting this fall are five new shows, as well as three returning favorites with new seasons. Here’s the list: Becca’s Bunch (52×11, Jam Media), a must-see children’s comedy that combines live action, puppetry, and 3D animation. Becca’s Bunch is an exciting, new ...

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Miraculous expands to 130 episodes, chibi mini-series

Last month we reported that Miraculous: Tales of and Cat Noir had been renewed for a fourth and fifth season. Now we know what that encompasses. Series creator ZAG is tapped to provide new episodes of the show until 2021, totalling 130 episodes. The big episode order is no surprise when you consider just how successful Marinette and her friends have been. With the series seen in over 120 ...

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The Jim Henson Company helms new Teddy Ruxpin series

The Jim Henson Company has signed on to create a new animated fantasy adventure preschool show based on the classic Teddy Ruxpin toy. Partnering up with the talkative bear’s owner Alchemy II, the show will be animated at the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, who’s previously brought shows like Sid the Science Kid to life. The series will focus on themes including self-esteem, empathy, ...

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English Cardfight!! Vanguard Dub Premieres Friday

Following its Japanese language launch earlier this month, Bushiroad is preparing the English dubbed debut of the new Cardfight!! Vanguard anime series. The dubbed version will become available for free to watch on the brand’s official YouTube channel starting May 25th. To promote the launch, the company has begun streaming a short trailer: The main protagonist, Aichi Sendou, is a timid ...

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Nickelodeon renews four junior favourites

Nickelodeon has ordered new seasons for some of its most popular shows with junior audiences. The channel has renewed PAW Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Rusty Rivets and Top Wing. In the sixth season of PAW Patrol (26 half-hour episodes, produced by Spin Master Entertainment), the heroic pack of pups–Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky, Zuma and Everest–transform into the ...

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Bear Grylls Young Adventurer ready to explore in 2019

British studio Platinum Films is bringing survival TV star Bear Grylls to animation. Set to debut in 2019, Bear Grylls Young Adventurer sees a 13-year-old version of the expert recruited by a covert organization focused on rescue missions in exotic locations all around the globe. With his activities a secret to everyone but his best friend, Bear has to somehow juggle high-stake missions with ...

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Take a look at Lauren Faust’s DC Super Hero Girls

You’ve seen them in the web series. You’ve seen them in direct-to-video specials. But you haven’t seen DC Super Hero Girls like this. Warner Bros. Animation has unveiled the first image and plot synopsis for Lauren Faust’s (Super Best Friends Forever, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends) upcoming take on the DC heroines. The world may ...

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WildBrain and King Features collaborate on new Popeye content

It’s hard to believe, but Popeye the Sailor has been out of the public eye for nearly 15 years. The character’s last notable outing was in 2004’s Mainframe Entertainment produced CG TV-special Popeye’s Voyage: The Quest for Pappy. King Features is looking to rectify that and has partnered up with DHX’s WildBrain to produce new animated web content true to the ...

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Zoids Wild debuts in July

Takara Tomy has announced the broadcast date for its upcoming Zoids reboot Zoids Wild. Produced by Pokemon and Beyblade Burst studio OLM, the new series will debut on MBS and TBS stations in Japan on July 7th at 6:30 AM, as we previously theorized. Alongside the show’s launch date, the two companies also began streaming a new 15-second teaser for the show: The series will follow two ...

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Ranger Rob Adds New Licensees, Broadcast Partners, and App

Nelvana’s ranger ready for 2018. The Canadian animation studio has announced that its preschooler property Ranger Rob has a big rest of the year ahead of it. In addition to the show’s second season, the company has partnered up with a number of new licensees to bring the series to life in new ways. Ranger Rob follows the adventures of 10-year-old Rob and his friends around Big Sky ...

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DreamWorks reveals She-Ra and the Princesses of Power cast, teaser poster

Earlier in the year, DreamWorks announced that they were developing a new She-Ra animated series for Netflix due out in 2018. While remaining fairly tight-lipped, the animation studio has revealed new details on the upcoming Noelle Stevenson and Chuck Austen led series. Titled She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, here’s the official plot synopsis: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is the ...

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