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VIDEO: Moonbeam City Premieres in September

During their Comic-Con activities, Comedy Central presented the trailer for a new animated series titled MoonBeam City, which stars Rob Lowe and Will Forte. The series is created and executive-produced by Scott Gairdner, with Tommy Blecha and Richie Schwartz serving as co-executive producers. Moonbeam City is described as a surreal, retro-futuristic spoof of 80s cop drama. The story revolves ...

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Nelvana and Sony Partner for Hotel Transylvania TV Series

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has been commissioned by Sony Pictures Animation for a new animated TV series based on their upcoming blockbuster CG feature, Hotel Transylvania. The series is set to launch in 2017 and will be developed by Nelvana’s studio in Toronto. The new series will no doubt ride the momentum of the second feature installment of the franchise, which arrives in theaters on ...

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Hayao Miyazaki Gets Out of Retirement to Focus on CG Animation

Iconic Japanese animator, director, and writer Hayao Miyazaki has recently announced that he is going to come out of retirement in order to take on a CG animated project, which would be a first for the director who has become famous for classic 2D projects. The filmmaker’s last project was The Wind Rises in 2013, and he has been retired since then. Miyazaki’s new project is tentatively ...

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Atomic Cartoons and Lunch Media Team Up for Mariachi Zombie

Atomic Cartoons has just been tapped to develop an animated comedy series based on Lunch Media’s Mariachi Zombie property, with the project designed to target kids from aged seven to 11 via 52 x 11 episodes chock full of offbeat humor. Directed by Celso Garcia and Lorena Machuca, Mariachi Zombie follows the titular undead, who wants nothing in (un)life but to play his music in peace. ...

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FUNimation Releases Latest Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F Theatrical Trailer

FUNimation is getting ready for the limited theatrical screening of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F on August 4 to 12, and they’re encouraging people to attend (tickets are still available) by posting the 2nd theatrical trailer. The official synopsis: Hot on the heels of last year’s summer blockbuster, Battle of Gods, Dragon Ball Z is back in theaters. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ...

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SDCC 2015 Clip: Stop Motion Adventure Time Episode

During the San Diego Comic-Con, Cartoon Network gave fans an exciting sneak peek at an upcoming stop motion animated episode of Adventure Time, to be written and directed by Kirsten Lepore and produced at Bix Pix Entertainment. Titled Bad Jubies, the episode has Finn, Jake, and the gang face to face with a rather unfriendly (and downright dangerous) weather. You can check out the sneak peek ...

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SDCC 2015 Clip: Disney Teases Gravity Falls

During a presentation at the San Diego Comic Con 2015, Disney gave fans a sneak peek at what’s in store for the hit animated mystery-comedy series, Gravity Falls, by way of a short teaser clip. The clip reveals that things will become even stranger in Gravity Falls after the shocking truth about Grunkle Stan’s past is brought to light. Many fans will likely see shades of Doctor Who in the ...

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Mickey Mouse Shorts Return for 3rd Season on July 17

The multi-award winning comedy short series focused on Disney’s flagship character Mickey Mouse will be airing its 3rd season this coming Friday, July 17 (8:25 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel, and will be available on WATCH Disney Channel, Disney.com and iTunes the day after the linear premiere. The third season of the Mickey Mouse shorts will once again feature Mickey and his pals Minnie, ...

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Pokemon Extend Their Presence on Germany

The Pokemon Company International has recently announced that Nickelodeon in Germany has ordered the latest seasons of Pokemon the Series: XY, which includes Kalos Quest. The new seasons will start airing this month on Nickelodeon’s Saturday morning boys’ action block, with the 19th season slated for a 2016 premiere. The deal will extend the popular franchise’s presence in Germany and help ...

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TV Anime for Phantasy Star Online 2 Announced

Fans of the Phantasy Star franchise, particularly Phantasy Star Online 2 will have something to look forward to beyond videogames, as Sega has recently announced plans for a TV anime adaptation of the online action RPG. The announcement was made during an event in Okinawa, and while details are still sparse at this junction in time, it has been said that the story will be original and will be ...

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Poster and Visuals for Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Film Revealed

During a panel at the San Diego Comic Con last July 11, Yu-Gi-Oh! Manga creator Kazuki Takahashi announced the upcoming all-new anime film Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions. The new film is slated for a Golden Week (around the end of April and beginning of May) release in Japan. Kazuki also confirmed that he had a direct hand in the screenplay and character designs while also serving as the ...

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ToonBarn at SDCC: Day 4 Recap

Day 4, the last day at San Diego Comic-Con, thrilled audiences with 2 World Premieres for 2 Warner Bros/DC Comics animated films coming to DVD/Blue-ray and Digital HD in August. ToonBarn’s Marc Morrell interviewed the casts and crews of both movies and attended the world premiere screenings and panels that followed those screenings. To see the rest of our Daily Recaps for SDCC, catch these ...

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