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Kim Possible Disney Channel movie finds cast

Disney Channel is in the process of creating a live action television film based on Kim Possible. Written by the animated series’ creators Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, the movie will launch sometime on the channel in 2019. Adam B. Stein (Mech-X4) and Zach Lipovsky are co-directing and producing. With filming set to get underway next month in Vancouver, BC, Disney has revealed the ...

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Sony announces new film The Mitchells Vs. the Machines

Sony Pictures Animation has announced a new film called The Mitchells Vs. the Machines. Produced by Chris Miller and Phil Lord (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street), the original CG comedy will launch theatrically on January 10, 2020. Here’s the story synopsis: The Mitchells are a dysfunctional but loving family whose road trip is interrupted by a tech ...

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Voltron Legendary Defender, Spirit: Riding Free on DVD in June

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is bringing two DreamWorks Animation Television hits to DVD this June. Both Voltron Legendary Defender seasons 1-2 and Spirit: Riding Free seasons 1-4 are set to each be released in 4-disc sets containing the show’s first 26 episodes. While light on extras, each disc will contain the English, European French and Latin Spanish audio tracks, alongside an ...

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Nickelodeon to develop Norman Lear’s Man of the House

Nickelodeon has announced the development of a new animated project, Man of the House (working title), from Norman Lear’s ACT III Productions. With creative concept by Colombian-American writer and illustrator Michael Molina (Trivia Night), Man of the House follows 11-year-old José as he helps his mother Maria watch over his two younger siblings, Maria Juliana (Maju) and Diego, while ...

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Netflix unveils Matt Groening’s Disenchantment

Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, is about to launch a new series on Netflix. A take on the fantasy genre,  the first 10 episodes of Disenchantment are set to launch on the streaming service on August 17th. The adult animated comedy has another 10 on the way. In Disenchantment, viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will ...

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Mega Man: Fully Charged for the fall

DHX Media, Dentsu Entertainment and Man of Action’s adaptation of Capcom’s classic platforming franchise Mega Man is almost here. Now called Mega Man: Fully Charged, the CG-animated series is set to debut this fall on Cartoon Network in the United States and Family CHRGD in Canada. A new poster featuring the show’s final name was showcased at the Licensing Expo this week in Las ...

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Season 2 swings to Disney XD in June

Disney XD has announced the start date for the second season of Marvel’s Spider-Man. The series returns with a one-hour premiere, featuring back-to-back episodes, on Monday, June 18th at 6:30 p.m. EDT on Disney XD, DisneyNOW and Disney XD video-on-demand. From thereon, episodes will debut every Monday through August. Season 2 will feature Spidey facing off against new heroes and ...

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Wicked Cool Toys named Kung Fu Pork Choppers master licensee

CraneKahn, the new company from 4Kids Entertainment founder Alfred Kahn and writer, actress and producer Jillian Crane, has appointed Wicked Cool Toys as the master toy licensee on Kung Fu Pork Choppers. An English re-versioning of the Chinese CG-animated hit GG Bond,  the show’s U.S. broadcaster is expected to be announced later this year. Wicked Cool Toys has pledged to produce a ...

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Beyblade Burst gets Nintendo Switch, mobile games

Beyblade just keep on ripping. Sunrights has announced a new iOS/Android title based on the Beyblade Burst series. Developed by former DHX Media subsidiary Epic Story Interactive, Beyblade Burst Rivals will launch in fall 2018 with an initial rollout in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Sunrights describes the app as: Beyblade Burst Rivals (working title) is a ...

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Jibanyan hits the greens in Everybody’s Golf collaboration

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of game developer Level-5, PlayStation 4 game Everybody’s Golf has launched a collaboration that sees Yo-Kai Watch’s Jibanyan hit the greens. Starting June 5th, the game will host the Level-5 20th Anniversary Collaboration Cup. By participating in the Cup, players can earn costumes based on various Level-5 video games. This includes Jibanyan and ...

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Saban Brands prepares to shutdown

Following the purchase of its entertainment properties (including Power Rangers) by Hasbro,the Century City, CA-based Saban Brands has initiated a company shutdown. According to filings sent to the state of California from Saban Brands, the children’s entertainment firm intends to cease operations on July 2nd. 51 of its 60 employees will be laid off that day. The notice was sent on May 1st, ...

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Rovio charts out Angry Birds’ future, including new TV show

At the Las Vegas Licensing Expo this week, Finnish game developer Rovio laid out plans for the future of Angry Birds. Highlighted by the Sony Pictures release of the The Angry Birds Movie 2 in September 2019, the sequel to the 2016 film that grossed $352 million worldwide, the company has multiple other projects on the cards. The highlights include the development of a new long-form animated ...

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