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Miraculous: Awakening feature film launches in 2021

Ladybug and Cat Noir are going feature length. The hit CG series from ZAG is being adapted into a movie, due out in 2021. Miraculous: Awakening will be an animated musical, romantic fantasy adventure showcasing family bonds, responsibility and the hearts of two young souls. The film was first announced last September at ComiKon İstanbul. It’ll be set at the end of the show’s ...

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Super BOOMi heads to Treehouse

Chinese CG-animated series Super BOOMi is about to make its Canadian debut. Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse channel will launch the series on Sunday, May 19th at 7:55 PM. Two of 40 x 11-minute episodes from the first season will air in that slot weekly. Here’s a description of the first six episodes: Welcome To Star WorldBOOMi, Mia, Mac and their robot dog, BiBop must save all ...

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Super Dinosaur suits up for Australian launch

The 26 x 22-minute CG-animated adaptation of Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard’s Super Dinosaur comic book series is heading to Australia. Free-to-air broadcaster ABC ME will premiere the series May 18th at 7:35 AM. Produced by Spin Master Entertainment in conjunction with Skybound Entertainment with animation by Atomic Cartoons, Super Dinosaur debuted last September in Canada on ...

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New Ben 10 Heroes mobile game soft launches

A new Ben 10 game for Android and iOS devices is heading your way! Epic Story Interactive soft launched Ben 10 Heroes in Australia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and the Philippines last month. If you’re not in those areas, you can pre-register for the free-to-play title’s local launch on Google Play and iTunes. BEN 10 Heroes is the official fast-paced match-3 ...

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Sonic the Hedgehog movie gets first trailer

The first trailer for the live-action/animated Sonic the Hedgehog movie is here. It features freeze time, Jim Carrey mugging it up, an ironic/iconic catchphrase, Coolio, pedometers, console name puns, and Jim Carrey mugging it up. Sonic The Hedgehog is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega that centres on the infamously brash bright ...

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Starstorm: The U.S. Live-Action Saint Seiya Pilot

With Netflix’s upcoming CG-animated reboot of Saint Seiya due to launch this July, now is perhaps the best time to look into something that took the community’s attention last summer. In August, footage from a previously unseen U.S. live-action adaptation made it onto YouTube. Named Starstorm, the short snippet caused a stir among Saint Seiya fans. Saint Seiya manga creator Masami ...

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Juana la Iguana returns in new animated series

The classic Latin children’s series Juana la Iguana is set for a comeback through a new cartoon. London’s Hoho Entertainment has partnered up with Juana-owner JLI in Miami to produce a new 52 x 11-minute animated series aimed at preschoolers. Juana becomes a mentor and guide to youngsters Amazonas and Miguel in the new show. She leads them on exciting adventures as they discover ...

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Moominvalley goes global with PGS

France’s PGS Entertainment has picked up the global rights to Gutsy Animations’ Moominvalley. The company will represent the 26 x 22-minute CG-animated Moomin series in all markets, excluding China, Finland, Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom. Moominvalley is one of the most expensive European animation series made, with a per episode budget of 1 million euros used for state of ...

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New Chinese Transformers series “looks so good” it might go global

Back in 2017, Hasbro announced a partnership with China’s CCTV to produce a new Transformers animated series centred off of the mythological character of Nezha. Details were light, but we now know the show will launch sometime this year. The news is courtesy of Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner, who briefly mentioned the project during the company’s first quarter results presentation last ...

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Voltron Legendary Defender seasons 3-6 head to DVD this June

Following last year’s release of the first two seasons, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release seasons 3 to 6 of Voltron Legendary Defender on DVD. Priced at an MSRP of $22.98, the set will contain the 26 episodes in English, European French and Latin Spanish audio tracks, alongside an English subtitle track for the hearing impaired. It launches June 4th. Voltron Legendary ...

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One Piece returns to free-TV in France

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the One Piece anime, Toei Animation Europe has negotiated the franchise’s return to free-TV in France. TF1 Group’s TFX network will begin airing the show during their Sunday morning youth slots beginning May 5th. The series will be aired dubbed in French and simulcast in Japanese with French subtitles. TFX’s broadcast begins with the ...

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Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. launch free channels on Pluto TV

Streaming service Pluto TV is about to add some slime-tastic programming to its lineup. Among other brands, Viacom will launch linear 24-7 channels featuring Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. content for free beginning May 1st. These are different from the channels you get on TV. In a press release, Viacom described the channels as: Nick Pluto TV: Welcome to Nick Pluto TV where you can watch ...

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