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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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Lord & Miller to work on TV projects, including Marvel ones, for Sony

The minds that helped create The LEGO Movie and recent Oscar-winner Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, are deepening their relationship with Sony. According to a report from Variety, the duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed a 5-year partnership with Sony Pictures Television for an undisclosed nine-digit sum. Lord and Miller will work on a variety of projects for Sony, from animated ...

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Disney Channel previews new show Amphibia

Gravity Falls may be long over, but its influence on Disney Channel isn’t. Alum Matt Braly is set to launch his own new animated series on the network this summer. Titled Amphibia, the company has started streaming a sneak peek on its YouTube channel: After stealing a mysterious music box, 13-year-old, Anne Boonchuy is magically transported to the world of Amphibia, a wild ...

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The Guardians of the Galaxy Turn 8-Bit Retro in Mission Breakout!

As part of a multi-episode story arc airing back to back on DisneyXD and DisneyNOW, the Guardians of the Galaxy will give fans a taste of how to save the universe in 8-bit pixelated RETRO style. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! kicks off on Sunday, May 5 at 9:30 to 10:30PM EDT/PDT. In the episode, the Guardians are trying to escape from the Collector’s collapsing ship ...

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David Bowers to Direct Paramount’s Rugrats Movie

Paramount recently announced that their live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of Nickelodeon’s classic toon Rugrats will have family film veteran David Bowers as director. Bowers’ impressive portfolio include the likes of Flushed Away and Astro Boy, as well as second, third, and fourth installments of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie franchise. Production for the upcoming Rugrats film is already ...

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