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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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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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