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Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions due out on home video this week

It’s almost time to duel! After a successful theatrical run, 4K Media and Anchor Bay Entertainment are finally set to unleash Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions on home video. The 2017 film that reunites the original cast will hit DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download services on June 27, 2017 in North America. You won’t just get the movie, though. Those that purchase the physical ...

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Disney’s Stitch returns in new Chinese series Stitch & Ai

Disney’s Lilo & Stitch just turned 15 years old on June 21, 2017 and while news on the franchise has gone cold in North America, it’s still going strong in Asia. The Stitch! anime series got a new TV special in 2015 called A Perfect Memory that debuted in English on South East Asian Disney TV channels last year. Now it’s time for China to shine as the house that Mickey Mouse ...

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KidsClick Lineup Revealed

We’re less than two weeks away from the return of morning cartoons on network TV! We’ve covered the announcement, the shows you can expect to see, the website and some of the local promotions. However, there’s one burning question: what’s the KidsClick lineup going to be like? Well, you’re in luck. We managed to get a hold of the schedule and we’re able to ...

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Mattel launches Turning Mecard in Canada and Australia

Not content with just releasing BattleClaw, Mattel Creations is bringing another Asian property to the west. This time, from South Korea, comes Turning Mecard. A new take on the Bakugan toy concept, Mecard has proven to be a huge hit it in its native land since its launch in 2015. The first series has been followed up with an ongoing sequel series, a theatrical movie, a handful of video games and ...

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Disney Announces 101 Dalmatian Street, Space Chickens in Space

Disney Channel EMEA has revealed a slate of new programming at this week’s Annecy Animation Festival in France. The headliner is 101 Dalmatian Street, a new take on the classic Disney film, but the channel has also announced a few other new titles and the renewals of some favorites. 101 Dalmatian Street is a new series based on a pitch by Anttu Harlin and Joonas Utti from Finnish studio ...

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Sly Cooper Gets New Series From Sonic Boom Studio

PlayStation’s iconic thievius raccoonus is back in a new way. Sly Cooper is coming to the small screen in an animated series. PGS will handle distribution and Technicolor Animation Production will create the series.Unfortunately, details are scarce and no release window, network and format has been shared. Sony, however, did share a brief story synopsis: Sly Cooper follows the adventures of ...

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Check Out The Local KidsClick Promos

Time is ticking down until the return of morning cartoons on network TV and the architects of it are slowly starting their publicity campaign. Unlike some of the recent children’s animation blocks, Sinclair is able to leverage some synergy into promotion through their various platforms. One of those is local television. While KidsClick’s national partner is ThisTV, many markets ...

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KidsClick Website Launches With Countdown Clock For The Return Of Network TV Cartoons

Cartoons are headed back to US morning network TV this July and we couldn’t be more excited! Sinclair Broadcasting Group, the company behind the ressurrection, is obviously pretty amped up too, because they’ve launched a countdown clock on the KidsClick website. Right now the page displays some of the shows coming to the block, as well as a timer ticking down the seconds until its ...

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Take a Sneak Peek at the Shows Headed to KidsClick, the New Network TV Morning Cartoon Block

Have you heard the good news? Cartoons are coming back to weekend AND weekday mornings on US network television! KidsClick is a brand new block of programming that you’ll be able to watch on TV and online. We here at Toonbarn are pretty excited for its launch and managed to grab a list of shows you can expect to see: Max Steel Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Pac-Man and the ...

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Mattel launches BattleClaw on Youtube

While we’re seeing a growing shift to digital platforms for long form animated productions, most large companies still value a traditional television run to get people to pay attention to their latest series. It seems 2017 is when that’s starting to change, as Hasbro launched Hanazuki as a digital-only property and their rival Mattel has done the same with the Chinese co-production ...

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Blazing Team Season 2 debuts this July on Discovery Family

Blazing Team is back for a second season on Discovery Family. The yo-yo action series originally premiered on the channel back in 2015 and is finally returning after a long hiatus. Blazing Team season 2 sees the gang take on more evil in 26 new episodes. Discovery Family will begin airing the series in two episode premieres every Saturday starting July 22, 2017 at 7a/6c. Here’s a rundown ...

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Total Drama Season 6 is now in development

After the conclusion of spinoff Ridonculous Race in 2015, fans have been left wondering if they’d ever see anymore from the Total Drama series. Fret not animated reality fans, Total Drama season 6 is now in development, according to a Youtube video from Fresh TV’s Christine Thompson and Chris McLean voice actor Christian Potenza. Not much else is known about the new season, other than ...

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