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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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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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