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New Gormiti heads to Canada

Corus Entertainment’s Canadian cable channel Teletoon will debut the new Gormiti CG-animated series. The show will air Fridays at 3PM starting April 5th. Quebec-based toy company Imports Dragon will be supporting the brand’s Canadian launch. Produced by Giochi Preziosi and Planeta Junior with animation from Kotoc, the 52×11 minute comedic action series features a team of ...

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Zoids Wild gets English debut in the Philippines, Singapore

Takara Tomy’s relaunch of the Zoids franchise has found its first English-language homes. The Filipino feed of Cartoon Network began airing the show on weekends at 5:45 PM starting March 2nd. In Singapore, Mediacorp’s OKTO channel will debut the series on April 7th at 9:30 AM, before moving to Channel 5 in May. Directed by Norihiko Sudō and produced by animation studio OLM, the ...

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Scarygirl gets animated series from Dark Slope Studios

Toronto’s Dark Slope Studios is bringing Nathan Jurevicius’ world of Scarygirl to the small screen. The Canadian company plans on utilizing best-in-class motion capture, facial tracking middleware and real-time rendering powered by Unreal Engine to bring the property’s art to life in CG-animation. While the animated series has no release window attached, Dark Slope will ...

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Netflix’s The Hollow returns for second season in 2020

The Twitter account for last summer’s sleeper animated hit The Hollow has announced that a second season of the series will be due out in 2020. Produced by Vancouver’s Slap Happy Cartoons, the first 10-episode launched on June 8, 2018. It told the story of a group of three teens who awake in a room, not remembering who they are as they explore an ever mysterious world. #TheHollow ...

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Nickelodeon readies Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty for global launch

Nickelodeon has picked up the global rights to Funrise’s brand new animated series Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty. The comedy will debut on Nickelodeon in the United States on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 11:30 AM (ET/PT) before moving the next day to Nicktoons for new episodes every Monday at 9PM. Following its U.S. launch, the series will roll out on Nickelodeon’s international channels and ...

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Alpha Group, Spin Master settle Bakugan patent case

Last year, Canadian toy and media company Spin Master filed a lawsuit against the US division of Chinese toyco Alpha Group. The PAW Patrol creators alleged that Alpha’s Screechers Wild line of toys infringed on Spin Master’s Bakugan patents. The issue stems from the transformation mechanic.Earlier this, the companies announced a settlement. Alpha Group has agreed to no longer sell ...

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Is Arthur ending after 25 seasons?

Last June, Montreal-based studio Oasis Animation announced that it had received funding to produce seasons 22-25 of the beloved PBS Kids series Arthur. There are indications this was the aardvark’s final renewal. It all started in mid-November when actor Bruce Dinsmore, who’s voiced Binky and Arthur’s father since the very beginning, Tweeted out this message: 24 years is a good ...

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Boomerang unlocks new Care Bears magic this February

Turner’s Boomerang app is about to get a little more magical. The streaming service has announced that Cloudco’s 2D-animated reboot Care Bears: Unlock the Magic will debut on Friday, February 1st in the United States. A brand new Boomerang original show about a group of lovable, huggable BFFs going on adventures and living that sweet Care Bear life. When a new adventure takes ...

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Matt Hatter Chronicles gets new mobile game

British media company Platinum Films has launched a new mobile game based on the hit animated series Matt Hatter Chronicles through their Giant Pixel division. Realm Runner, a free-to-play title for Android and iOS devices, allows fans to play as Matt and take down the Tenoroc’s villainous forces. Attention Hatter fans! The Multiverse needs YOU! The evil Lord Tenoroc has unleashed the ...

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New Polly Pocket series debuts on Hulu

DHX’s new Polly Pocket animated series is now available in the United States on Hulu. The subscription video-on-demand service added the entire 26 x 22-minute first season to its platform late last month. The series weaves a story for a newly imagined take on Mattel’s classic line of miniature dolls of the same name. There’s no dream too big, no adventure too small for Polly ...

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Abby Hatcher catches international broadcast deals

Following its January 1st debut in the United States on Nickelodeon, Spin Master has announced that their new preschooler property Abby Hatcher will roll out across Nick’s international channels throughout 2019. In Canada, the series will launch on educational broadcaster TVO on February 11th. The show features Abby Hatcher, an adventurous seven-year-old with a giant heart and endless ...

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Mega Man: Fully Charged returns to Cartoon Network

Following an extended hiatus that started in early October, Mega Man: Fully Charged is returning to the United States with new episodes. Cartoon Network is bringing the show back this weekend with premieres scheduled to run throughout the month. Episodes will also be available through Cartoon Network’s website and mobile app. Here’s the batch of new episodes: Saturday, Jan. 5 6:30 ...

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