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Netflix Secures Rights to Rocko & Zim Movies

During Viacom’s Q2 Earnings conference last Saturday, President and CEO Bob Bakish announced that their Nickelodeon studio has already presold the rights to the upcoming TV movies Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus to streaming service Netflix. The news is noteworthy because both Rocko’s Modern Life and Invader Zim are classic brands that have been missed ...

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New Clip for Angry Birds Movie 2: Frienemies

Sony has just released a new sneak peek for the upcoming CG animated sequel, The Angry Birds Movie 2. The sneak peek release coincides with the movie’s launch at the Carlton Hotel pier in Cannes ahead of the big film fest. The rest of us mortals can watch the movie on its actual release in theaters this August 14, 2019. The clip shows what would pass for a truce between Red and his nemesis. ...

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DC Super Hero Girls Exclusive Interviews! New Episodes in May!

New Episodes of DC Super Hero Girls are coming to Cartoon Network, starting May 12, 2019, and to celebrate, ToonBarn has exclusive interviews with the cast and crew of the show, taken at WonderCon 2019! From left: Lauren Faust (Executive Producer), Grey Griffin (WonderWoman), Kari Wahlgren (Zatanna), Nicole Sullivan (Supergirl), Kimberly Brooks (Bumblebee), Myrna Velasco (Jessica Cruz), Jenn ...

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New Ben 10 Heroes mobile game soft launches

A new Ben 10 game for Android and iOS devices is heading your way! Epic Story Interactive soft launched Ben 10 Heroes in Australia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and the Philippines last month. If you’re not in those areas, you can pre-register for the free-to-play title’s local launch on Google Play and iTunes. BEN 10 Heroes is the official fast-paced match-3 ...

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Sonic the Hedgehog movie gets first trailer

The first trailer for the live-action/animated Sonic the Hedgehog movie is here. It features freeze time, Jim Carrey mugging it up, an ironic/iconic catchphrase, Coolio, pedometers, console name puns, and Jim Carrey mugging it up. Sonic The Hedgehog is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega that centres on the infamously brash bright ...

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Starstorm: The U.S. Live-Action Saint Seiya Pilot

With Netflix’s upcoming CG-animated reboot of Saint Seiya due to launch this July, now is perhaps the best time to look into something that took the community’s attention last summer. In August, footage from a previously unseen U.S. live-action adaptation made it onto YouTube. Named Starstorm, the short snippet caused a stir among Saint Seiya fans. Saint Seiya manga creator Masami ...

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Juana la Iguana returns in new animated series

The classic Latin children’s series Juana la Iguana is set for a comeback through a new cartoon. London’s Hoho Entertainment has partnered up with Juana-owner JLI in Miami to produce a new 52 x 11-minute animated series aimed at preschoolers. Juana becomes a mentor and guide to youngsters Amazonas and Miguel in the new show. She leads them on exciting adventures as they discover ...

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Moominvalley goes global with PGS

France’s PGS Entertainment has picked up the global rights to Gutsy Animations’ Moominvalley. The company will represent the 26 x 22-minute CG-animated Moomin series in all markets, excluding China, Finland, Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom. Moominvalley is one of the most expensive European animation series made, with a per episode budget of 1 million euros used for state of ...

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New Chinese Transformers series “looks so good” it might go global

Back in 2017, Hasbro announced a partnership with China’s CCTV to produce a new Transformers animated series centred off of the mythological character of Nezha. Details were light, but we now know the show will launch sometime this year. The news is courtesy of Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner, who briefly mentioned the project during the company’s first quarter results presentation last ...

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Voltron Legendary Defender seasons 3-6 head to DVD this June

Following last year’s release of the first two seasons, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release seasons 3 to 6 of Voltron Legendary Defender on DVD. Priced at an MSRP of $22.98, the set will contain the 26 episodes in English, European French and Latin Spanish audio tracks, alongside an English subtitle track for the hearing impaired. It launches June 4th. Voltron Legendary ...

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One Piece returns to free-TV in France

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the One Piece anime, Toei Animation Europe has negotiated the franchise’s return to free-TV in France. TF1 Group’s TFX network will begin airing the show during their Sunday morning youth slots beginning May 5th. The series will be aired dubbed in French and simulcast in Japanese with French subtitles. TFX’s broadcast begins with the ...

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Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. launch free channels on Pluto TV

Streaming service Pluto TV is about to add some slime-tastic programming to its lineup. Among other brands, Viacom will launch linear 24-7 channels featuring Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. content for free beginning May 1st. These are different from the channels you get on TV. In a press release, Viacom described the channels as: Nick Pluto TV: Welcome to Nick Pluto TV where you can watch ...

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