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Lord & Miller to work on TV projects, including Marvel ones, for Sony

The minds that helped create The LEGO Movie and recent Oscar-winner Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, are deepening their relationship with Sony. According to a report from Variety, the duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed a 5-year partnership with Sony Pictures Television for an undisclosed nine-digit sum. Lord and Miller will work on a variety of projects for Sony, from animated ...

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Disney Channel previews new show Amphibia

Gravity Falls may be long over, but its influence on Disney Channel isn’t. Alum Matt Braly is set to launch his own new animated series on the network this summer. Titled Amphibia, the company has started streaming a sneak peek on its YouTube channel: After stealing a mysterious music box, 13-year-old, Anne Boonchuy is magically transported to the world of Amphibia, a wild ...

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The VeggieTales return in new TBN series

Just a year ago, things looked grim for The VeggieTales. The franchise’s Netflix series had ended and nothing else was in the works. You can’t keep a good vegetable down for long, though. Christian channel Trinity Broadcasting Network has announced a new animated show bringing back the creative leads that made the original direct-to-video series such a huge success. Details ...

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Xilam produces first CG series with Oggy spin-off

France’s Xilam Animation is taking its perennial Oggy and the Cockroaches franchise to new spaces. The studio has announced Oggy Oggy, a preschool spin-off series that’ll mark the company’s first foray into producing CG-animation. Set long before he met those pesky creatures, the show follows the adventures of Oggy in his youth as an eager and enthusiastic kitten. Sensitive ...

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New Dogtanian film enters production

A CG-animated movie based on Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds has now entered into production. After having been in development for a number of years, all systems are go at Apolo Films in Navarre, Spain. Directed by Toni García, who previously worked on projects like Bernard and Papawa for BRB Internacional, the film is set for a 75-minute run-time that’ll bring Dogtanian, Juliette, ...

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Universal Kids finds new Waldo voice cast

Universal Kids has found Waldo … or at least his new voice actor. The cable channel has announced the principal cast for its upcoming Where’s Waldo? animated series. Joshua Rush (Andi Mack, The Lion Guard) stars as Waldo, Haley Tju (Bella and the Bulldogs, The Loud House) voices Wenda, Eva Carlton (Little) plays Odlulu, and Thomas Lennons (Santa Clarita Diet, Reno 911!) has ...

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Chip and Potato heads to Netflix

Internet streaming giant Netflix is getting a new preschool series from DHX Media. Titled Chip and Potato, the 2D-animated series will debut on the service starting May 17th. You can check out the landing page here. Here’s the series description: Chip is a friendly, curious and big-hearted 4-year-old pug who always has her secret friend, Potato, a teeny tiny mouse by her side. As ...

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Miraculous finds new U.S. TV home on Disney Channel

Maybe the third time will be the charm for Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir on TV in the United States. After a challenging run on Nickelodeon, as well as a successful one on the ill-fated KidsClick, the show has found a third linear home: Disney Channel. The mouse house is airing episodes from the first two seasons of the shows at 2-3PM and 5:30AM on weekdays. The show has been airing ...

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Chinese Courts: Mecard doesn’t violate Bakugan patents, but Sky Warrior does

In what Choirock is calling a “complete victory,” the Guangzhou Intellectual Property Court in China has dismissed a patent infringement case against Mecard. Bakugan maker Spin Master filed a lawsuit in 2016, alleging the Mecard toyline violated technology it developed. Spin Master appealed the decision, but the Chinese court upheld the verdict last month and the case is now closed. ...

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Mattel launches new Rescue Heroes web-series

American toy manufacturer Mattel has debuted a fresh look for its Rescue Heroes preschool property through a new web-series. The 2019 relaunch of the franchise sees a new generation of heroes led by Billy Blazes save the day in natural and man-made disasters. The first of a series of animated shorts debuted earlier this week on the Fisher Price YouTube channel. New episodes will be added ...

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Inazuma Eleven Ares prepares for kickoff on Disney XD

Level-5 abby has announced that the soccer-themed Inazuma Eleven Ares anime series will air on Disney XD in the United States. The show will run Saturdays at 8:30AM starting April 13, 2019. Produced by OLM, the same studio behind hits like Pokemon, Beyblade Burst and Level-5’s Yo-Kai Watch, Ares is the third major iteration in the Inazuma Eleven franchise. Based on a series of video games ...

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Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS heads to Australia

The latest Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series is heading to Australia. Nine Network’s 9Go! digital multi-channel will premiere Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS on Saturday, April 6th at 3PM. The fifth Yu-Gi-Oh! spinoff series is once again produced by NAS and first began airing in Japan on TV Tokyo in May 2017. The series became the first entry in the property to get an official ongoing simulcast on anime ...

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