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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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New Zatch Bell mobile game launches in Japan

With both the anime and the manga a distant memory in most people’s minds, it’s easy to think that Makoto Raiku’s Zatch Bell franchise has been forgotten. That’s why it may come as a surprise that Bandai Namco has launched a new mobile game based on the series. Developed by BXD, the co-venture between Bandai Namco and Drecom devoted to HTML5 games, Zatch Bell: Golden ...

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Bakugan Battle Planet brawls into new markets

Following its North American launch late last year, Bakugan Battle Planet is finally ready for the international stage. The Canadian-Japanese-American anime series will being debuting on channels around the world. Some of the new destinations include Japan, which saw the series begin airing on TX Network stations on April 1st. The French Canadian Télétoon will run Bakugan Battle Planet ...

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Meet the Kung Fu Pork Choppers

Some of the minds behind 4Kids Entertainment are mounting a comeback. CraneKahn are preparing to launch Kung Fu Pork Choppers, a new CG-animated action comedy series adapted from the wildly successful Chinese G.G. Bond franchise. Produced by Winsing Company, the first season of the reversioned show will consist of 26 twenty-two minute episodes aimed at kids aged 4-8. The company previously ...

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Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion gets English release

After entertaining international audiences to the tune of a $45 million box office, the second CG-animated film inspired by the French Asterix comics by Goscinny and Uderzo is ready for its English-language debut. A followup to 2014’s The Mansions of the Gods, The Secret of the Magic Potion opened last December in France. In Australia and New Zealand, Icon Film Distribution will release ...

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Bbasha Mecard debuts in South Korea

The Turning Mecard franchise continues on with a new brand refresh. Choirock Contents Factory has launched Bbasha Mecard in South Korea. Teased last summer, the new 2D animated series is an ambitious reinterpretation of the property, with 78 x 22′ min. episodes planned.  Bbasha Mecard had a special preview screening on March 18th, before its regular premiere on MBC on March 25th. The ...

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Rumour: A live-action Ben 10 series is in development

Entertainment news website Geeks Worldwide is reporting that Warner Bros. is developing a live-action Ben 10 series. According to their source, the show will likely be headed to the company’s upcoming streaming platform. Beyond that, details are under wraps. Created by Man of Action in partnership with Cartoon Network, the original Ben 10 animated series debuted in 2005. A massive ...

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Treehouse adds Cleo & Cuquin

Corus Entertainment’s Canadian preschool net Treehouse TV is adding Cleo & Cuquin to its roster of programming. The CG-animated series from Anima Kitchent, will begin airing on the channel Friday, April 5th at 8:55AM, with an encore at 2:50PM. New episodes will air weekly. Based on the Spanish Familia Telerín television series of the 1960s, Cleo & Cuquin will help its viewers ...

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KidsClick shuts down

Just a few months shy of its second anniversary, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s KidsClick morning programming block is coming to an end. The daily cartoon lineup will air for the last time on Sunday, March 31st. KidsClick launched on July 1, 2017. While it might seem sudden, the signs were there. Previously, KidsClick was regularly refreshed with new content, but the last new addition was ...

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Care Bears unlocks television run in the UK, US

Following its debut on the U.S. Boomerang streaming service last month, Cloudco Entertainment’s Care Bears: Unlock the Magic is now set for a linear television debut. The 2D-animated series features 48 x 11’ regular episodes, 2 x 22’ specials and 20 x :20 shorts designed to provide a special comedic focus on individual bears.  In the United Kingdom, Sony’s Tiny Pop ...

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