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All posts by: Cecilia Cordero

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Netflix Secures 2 Seasons of Pacific Rim Anime for 2020

According to a recent announcement by Legendary Entertainment, streaming giant Netflix finalized orders for 2 seasons of an animated series based on the mecha vs kaiju franchise, Pacific Rim. The announcement was made by Legendary Entertainment’s EVP of Brand Development & Consumer Producer, Elie Ekel, during the Project Anime industry event. Legendary Entertainment will get help from ...

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WATCH: Latest Trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

In case you missed it: Bandai Namco has already revealed the official name for their untitled Dragon Ball Z game, and it’s as straightforward as you can get. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Everything else still conforms to the original announcement. It’s an action RPG that uses cel-shading, and it will come out for the PS4, XB1, and PC platforms. What’s new, though, is a gameplay trailer that ...

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Nelvana Snags Slime Rancher License

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana recently ventured out of its comfort zone. It went beyond its status as a world leading international producer and distributor of kid’s content, by striking a partnership deal with indie game studio, Monomi Park, for the award-winning game called Slime Rancher. Under the deal, Nelvana will expand the Slime Rancher brand beyond the videogame platform, using ...

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Genius and Tankee Enter into a Cross-Content Platform Partnership

Global brand management company Genius Brands recently struck a partnership deal with kid-friendly, gaming-oriented digital content platform Tankee, which starts effective on July 2019. Under the deal, Genius Brands’ networks (including Kid Genius and Baby Genius) will launch a new batch of Tankee Originals, such as Minecraft Journey to the End, Octodad Deadliest Catch, PixARK Adventure, and ...

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New OTT Channel BusyBee TV Launched

Multiplatform distribution company Future Today recently entered into a partnership deal with independent kid’s programming distributor NCircle Entertainment. The partnership led to the launch of a new free channel titled BusyBee TV. The BusyBee TV channel will feature high quality, age appropriate kid’s content from NCircle’s library, and will be made available across OTT outlets ...

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Ron Howard to Direct New Animated Movie, Shrinking of Treehorn

According to a recent Variety report, director Ron Howard will lend his talents to an animated adaptation of Florence Parry’s 1971 children’s book, The Shrinking of Treehorn. It marks Howard’s first animated film, and the first in four animated projects that his Imagine Entertainment has set up with Australian studio Animal Logic. Paramount will handle relase of the film. The Shrinking ...

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New Disney Channel Series, Amphibia, inspired by Matt Braly’s “Hoppy” Memories

Disney Channel’s order for the second season of animated comedy series Amphibia came ahead of its June 17 season 1 debut. So it is not a surprise that we will see more of the frog-centric cartoon on the channel. Because it looks like the House of Mouse is confident with the quality of the show. But one interesting thing about Amphibia is the origin of the concept, which focuses on the ...

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WATCH: Looney Tunes Unveils New Short, Dynamite Dance, at Annecy

Warnet Bros. Animation is getting ready to produce more than 1,000 minutes of new animated content featuring their popular properties like Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig, all for a new multiplatform broadcast campaign. And they decided to herald it with the unveiling of a new Looney Tunes short titled “Dynamite Dance,” on the big screen at Annecy. You can watch it below: The new batch of ...

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Netflix Preps Magic: The Gathering Animated Series

This will not come as a surprise to anyone who’s been following Netflix’s strategy for building their in-house content, but it’s still welcome and exciting news: recent reports state that the streaming service is partnering with Joe and Anthony Russo, Wizards of the Coast, and Hasbro in order to produce a new animated series based on the Magic the Gathering franchise. The Russo ...

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Meta Media Picks Up Ping and Friends Ahead of Annecy Festival

Meta Media recently secured the rights to the newly completed series Ping and Friends. The kids’ series is a co-production effort between Brazil’s PinGuim Content and Canada’s Kondolele Films, and already boasts of presells to notable broadcasters such as Discovery Kids in LatAm and TVO, TFO, Tele Quebec, and Knowledge Network in Canada. The series is also supported by an app and a ...

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Disney XD Orders 3rd Season of Marvel’s Spider-Man

Endgame might have resulted in many of Marvel’s superheroes taking a bit of a break from the screens, but Spider-Man (who’s actually under Sony right now), is still picking up steam. Aside from the recent animated movies, it also has an upcoming live action film that’s in continuity with the MCU, and there’s also the animated series from Disney XD, Marvel’s Spider-Man, which recently ...

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Jetpack Acquires International Rights to Emmy & Gooroo

Global content distributor Jetpack Distribution has recently acquired the international rights for Emmy & Gooroo, covering seasons 1 and 2 of the hit animated preschool series. Emmy & Gooroo focuses on a five year old girl named Emmy and her furry, huggable best friend named Gooroo. The stories revolve around Emmy being the only human in a magic forest, relying only on practical skills ...

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