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New Ben 10 Mobile Game: Up to Speed

Riding high on the momentum built by the successful relaunch of the Ben 10 franchise, Cartoon Network is giving fans both old and new alike a treat with the release of a new Ben 10 mobile game, titled Ben 10: Up to Speed on the iOS, Google Play, and Amazon platforms. Up to Speed is an endless runner game that puts players in control of Ben Tennyson as he goes through various locations stopping ...

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More Gamplay Revealed in New Road to Boruto PV

A new promo video has been released for Road to Boruto, which is coming out on February 3 as both DLC upgrade for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 or as a standalone game (for people who don’t have Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 yet.) The new video shows off yet more gameplay as it features a bout between Boruto and his own father Naruto, albeit the teenage version. The bout also shows off ...

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Mario Visits the Real World in Super Mario Odyssey

When it comes to the Super Mario franchise, the eponymous plump mustachioed plumber’s main M.O. is to visit new fantastical worlds for every iteration of his game (in fact, he is known to visit several worlds over the course of a single game.) However, one thing that most fans would never expect is for a Mario game to take place in a realistic depiction of our world, much less something as ...

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Hasbro Launches New Series, Hanazuki: Full of Treasures, on Youtube

What better way to welcome the new year, than to greet it with a brand new direct to digital cartoon series featuring cute, colorful characters set in a dreamy sci fi setting – and what better studio to do so than MLP:FiM’s Hasbro Studios! The series, by the way, is titled Hanazuki: Full of Treasures and consists of 27 x 11 minute episodes, released through Youtube and Youtube Kids app. ...

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Beauty and the Beast’s Title Track to Be Performed by Ariana Grande and John Legend

Disney’s upcoming live-action film adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is bringing out the heavyweights, not just in the cast itself but also in its soundtrack – according to a recent announcement, Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum selling artist Ariana Grande and 10 time Grammy and Oscar winning singer/songwriter John Legend will be performing the soundtrack to the film. The duo will ...

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Contest: Write a Haiku About Comic Books and Win $100 Worth of Comic Books

Some of us at Toonbarn (e.g. ME) are also fans of comic books, especially ones that have been adapted into popular cartoons by Warner Bros. and Disney/Marvel. However, one thing that we’re not that keen on is poetry, mainly because we’re not very good at it. So when our friends over at World Comic Book Review decided to run a contest that lets you win a $100 Gift Certificate for ...

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Pokemon GO Still Banned in China

While detractors claim that Niantic’s ARG (Augmented Reality Game) Pokemon GO is already on its last legs, it cannot be denied that it was a massive phenomenon when it was first launched, and still remains popular among a segment of the mobile gaming market, especially now that long-requested features are trickling down via updates. However, there is one place that the ARG can’t gain a ...

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Peppa Pig Preps Retail Launch in India

Entertainment One has recently announced plans for a retail launch of the globally popular preschool property Peppa Pig in India. The launch will be riding high on the momentum built by Peppa Pig’s overwhelmingly strong broadcast debut in June 2016 on VOOT Kids, which is the Video On Demand destination of Viacom18 for kids’ content in India, where it consistently ranked among the top ten most ...

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Roku Gets a New Preschool Channel: Hopster

Popular edutainment app Hopster have recently announced the launch of their new channel on the Roku streaming platform for select territories. The global ad-free platform will be available to the millions of Roku users in the UK, US, Canada, and Ireland. There will also be a French-language version of the Hopster channel for France. Hopster is known for finding the proper balance between ...

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Rainbow Ruby Gets New Global Media Partners

Content and media company CJ E&M has recently announced that their first global original animated series, Rainbow Ruby, will be expanding its global presence with a whole slew of new media partners. The show is produced by CJ E&M, in partnership with DHX Media, which also handles TV sales for the US, EMEA and Canada, and China Entertainment, which handles TV sales and licensing & ...

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Justice League Dark is Coming to Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has recently released a teaser clip for their latest DC Universe Original Movie, Justice League Dark. The mature animated adventure will be making its way to a variety of home video formats, with a Digital HD release slated for January 24, 2017, followed by Blu-Ray Deluxe Giftset, Blu-Ray Combo Pack, and DVD releases on February 7, 2017. The clip is titled ...

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Kubo and the Two Strings Heading to Japan

LAIKA has recently inked a new distribution deal with GAGA Corporation, under which their latest film Kubo and the Two Strings will get a Japanese release. While the exact release date is still pending, the announcement confirms it for 2017. GAGA is noted for also distributing LAIKA’s first feature film, Coraline. The release is notable as Kubo and the Two Strings’ is intentionally inspired ...

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