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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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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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