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A decree from the countess of cartoon storytelling: a book review of Animating Short Stories by Cheryl Briggs

Once upon a time . . . they lived happily ever after. The reason for such everlasting bliss is that they – ambitious, upstart animation pros – have devoured Cheryl Briggs’ newest publication entitled Animating Short Stories: Narrative Techniques and Visual Design (Bloomsbury Academic). Combining the spirits of fairy godmothers, magicians, royal culinary artistes, philosophers, sages, and ...

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Barbie: Princess Adventures brings movie series back

Mattel’s Barbie franchise first inspired a CG-animated direct-to-video film in 2001. Produced by Mainframe Entertainment, Barbie in the Nutcracker sold millions of units and inspired a seemingly endless line of followups ever year. In each, the heroine would take on different roles, sometimes being a rock star or even a super spy. She looked unstoppable until things suddenly came to a stop ...

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Netflix launches new Pucca: Love Recipe animated series

Streaming giant Netflix added the new CG-animated Pucca: Love Recipe series to its library in a number of international markets, including the Canada and the United States on December 31st. 26 half hour episodes are now available, showcasing the love-struck Pucca and her attempts to woo Garu. The South Korean romantic comedy has seen its fair share of animation since the character’s debut ...

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Spookley the Square Pumpkin returns with new TV special after 15 years

The 2004 CG-animated movie Spookley the Square Pumpkin is getting a followup fifteen years later. The original creative team and cast from the Halloween-themed cable TV favourite have reunited to produce the new animated holiday musical special, Spookley and the Christmas Kittens headed to Disney Channel and Disney Junior next month. The 45-minute special is inspired by the book The Legend of ...

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Bakugan Battle Planet brawls into second season

Bakugan is standing tall, like an awesome one. Spin Master’s transforming, battling marble franchise is back with Bakugan: Battle Planet and the fun won’t stop there. During last month’s MIPCOM conference in France, the toy manufacturer, alongside fellow Canadian animation company Nelvana, confirmed that the anime series has been renewed for a second season. Bakugan: Armored ...

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Cartoon Network Asia adds Time Bokan 24

WarnerMedia’s Cartoon Network channels in Asia are adding a new anime title to their lineup. The broadcaster has picked up Time Bokan 24 for linear across its Bahasa Malay, Cantonese, English, Mandarin and Thai feeds. After first debuting on Warner’s channel in Taiwan in the fall of 2018, the series is now expanding into multiple new regions. The Philippines-specific Cartoon ...

fast & furious: spy racers
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Fast & Furious Franchise Gets a Cartoon Spin-Off

Vin Diesel’s massively successful Fast & Furious franchise shows no sign of slowing down. With all of the blockbuster films under its belt, the car-loving film property is also revving up to take a slice out of the lucrative Kids’ Entertainment pie. According to recent reports, the franchise will get a 3D animated series adaptation titled Fast & Furious: Spy Racers. Slated to debut ...

Ejen Ali
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Malaysian Super Hero Ejen Ali Debuts on the Big Screen

PrimeWorks Studios and Wau Animation recently made a joint announcement, which concerns the Malaysian super hero property Ejen Ali and its upcoming big screen adaptation. The theatrical release is November 28, with simultaneous screenings in Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei. This will mark the Malaysian series’ first foray into the full length film format. For those not in the know, Ejen ...

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Snack World sets sights on Australia

Level-5 abby’s new CG-animated action-comedy The Snack World will be heading to Cartoon Network in Australia. The anime adventure, from the creators of Yo-Kai Watch and Inazuma Eleven, will air weekends at 4:30PM beginning November 2nd. Welcome to Snack World, the hyper, casual, fantasy universe with princesses, dragons, genies, smartphones, and convenience stores! Explore this ...

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Wonder Woman: Bloodlines Cast Interviews: Marie Avgeropoulos, Courtenay Taylor and Mozhan Marno

Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, the newest Original DC animated film, was released on Blu-ray on Tuesday. ToonBarn was at the World Premiere of Wonder Woman: Bloodlines at New York Comic Con (NYCC). In addition to the interview we posted with Rosario Dawson, we also have interviews with other cast members who were invited to the NYCC premiere, including Marie Avgeropoulos (Silver Swan/Vanessa), ...

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BoJack Horseman Returns for Final Season

A new trailer has been released for Netflix’s award-winning mature animated comedy series BoJack Horseman. And it’s a somber one at that, heralding the genre-defining cartoon’s sixth and final season. The new episodes will start dropping on October 25, all the way to January 31. The trailer shows BoJack writing a letter from rehab, retelling his journey and legacy. We also get a look ...

Blake J. Harris in Burbank, CA
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The History of the Future of Console Wars: A conversation with bestselling author Blake J. Harris

Video games are great, but books about video games are even better!– Evan Goldberg, from ‘Foreward’ by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, in Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris. If Evan Goldberg’s aforementioned statement is true, then wordsmith Blake J. Harris is better-than-better. He has two video game-themed books to his ...

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