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WATCH: StratoStorm’s Monsters Got Talent

StratoStorm has recently released their very first in-house 3D animated short film, titled Monsters Got Talent, on the Internet. Directed by Mario Pece and produced by Helena Hilario, the film is exactly what the name implies – a humorous take on the voguish talent search reality shows, featuring monsters as the contestants. “We produced the project between all the other work in the studio, ...

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Shout! Factory Ink Multi-Picture Distribution Deal with Toei Animation for Digimon

Shout! Factory and Toei Animation have recently announced the signing of a new multi-picture deal for the distribution of the extremely popular action adventure anime film series, Digimon Adventure Tri, to the home entertainment marketplace. The agreement gives Shout! Factory exclusive North American broadcast and home entertainment distribution rights for the first three full length movies from ...

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Injustice 2 Story Trailer Released

After a series of GIF teasers on the official Injustice 2 and DC Comics twitter accounts, the first official story trailer for the upcoming DC-themed fighting game Injustice 2 has been released online. While many of the details found in the story trailer are already common knowledge to those who played the first game (and those who read the comic books), there are a bunch of exciting new stuff ...

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Nick Jr. Gets Exclusive US Broadcast Rights to Teletubbies Season 2

DHX Media has recently licensed the exclusive U.S. broadcast rights for Teletubbies’ second season to Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr., which nets the preschool channel 30 brand new half hour episodes of the colorful hit series for 2017. “The new Teletubbies series is winning fans worldwide, and the pickup of another season in the U.S. points to the enduring appeal of this global brand,” said Josh ...

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Google Releases 3D Version of Toontastic App for Free

Google has recently released a new version of their 2D animation app for kids, Toontastic, dubbed Toontastic 3D. Still downloadable free of charge, Toontastic 3D is different from the original because, as the name implies, it now features a visual upgrade that lets kids use 3D drawing tools in order to add that special 3rd dimension to their works. The original Toontastic app was launched on iOS ...

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PBS KIDS Launches 24/7 Channel for the US

PBS Kids has just launched as the first ever nationwide 24-hour kid-targeted channel in the US, provided by member stations across the region on TV and through live streaming on digital platforms. This gives children and caregivers more freedom when it comes to accessing PBS’ rich library of educational content. The launch was announced by PBS President & CEO Paula A. Kerger at the ...

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Mike Judge Returns to Animation With Tales from the Tour Bus

With Silicon Valley already well on its way to its fourth season, Beavis and Butthead/King of the Hill creator Mike Judge’s career is no longer strongly reliant on his animated projects, and there are new fans of his who didn’t come from his animated works. However, that does not necessarily mean that Judge is done with the animated medium – far from it, actually, as he has recently managed ...

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ABC Australia Picks Up JAM Media’s Becca’s Bunch

JAM Media has recently inked a major deal with ABC KIDS in Australia for their brand new preschool animated series, Becca’s Bunch. The new series is a 52 x 11min show that focuses on Becca, who is a bird who chirps to her own tune and goes on fantastical adventures around Wagtail Woods. Together with her “Bunch,” Pedro, Russel and Sylvia, Becca uses her big ideas and creativity in order to ...

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New Ben 10 Mobile Game: Up to Speed

Riding high on the momentum built by the successful relaunch of the Ben 10 franchise, Cartoon Network is giving fans both old and new alike a treat with the release of a new Ben 10 mobile game, titled Ben 10: Up to Speed on the iOS, Google Play, and Amazon platforms. Up to Speed is an endless runner game that puts players in control of Ben Tennyson as he goes through various locations stopping ...

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Mario Visits the Real World in Super Mario Odyssey

When it comes to the Super Mario franchise, the eponymous plump mustachioed plumber’s main M.O. is to visit new fantastical worlds for every iteration of his game (in fact, he is known to visit several worlds over the course of a single game.) However, one thing that most fans would never expect is for a Mario game to take place in a realistic depiction of our world, much less something as ...

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Hasbro Launches New Series, Hanazuki: Full of Treasures, on Youtube

What better way to welcome the new year, than to greet it with a brand new direct to digital cartoon series featuring cute, colorful characters set in a dreamy sci fi setting – and what better studio to do so than MLP:FiM’s Hasbro Studios! The series, by the way, is titled Hanazuki: Full of Treasures and consists of 27 x 11 minute episodes, released through Youtube and Youtube Kids app. ...

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Beauty and the Beast’s Title Track to Be Performed by Ariana Grande and John Legend

Disney’s upcoming live-action film adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is bringing out the heavyweights, not just in the cast itself but also in its soundtrack – according to a recent announcement, Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum selling artist Ariana Grande and 10 time Grammy and Oscar winning singer/songwriter John Legend will be performing the soundtrack to the film. The duo will ...

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