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Bobby’s World Return? Mandel wants it to happen

Comedian and television personality Howie Mandel has been trying to revive his beloved animated series Bobby’s World for years. Back in 2011, ToonBarn’s founder wrote about an earlier attempt (our banner image is from one of those attempts, done by Kim Possible character designer Stephen Silver). The America’s Got Talent judge hasn’t given up. Speaking to Entertainment ...

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NES Classic gets Shonen Jump-themed release in Japan

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the legendary manga anthology Weekly Shonen Jump, Nintendo will launch a special version of their NES Classic. Loaded with games based on Dragon Ball, Fist of the North Star, Saint Seiya and other classics, the Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Version (rolls right off the tongue …) will launch in Japan on July 7 ...

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STX creates Uglydolls series for Hulu

Robert Rodriguez’s Uglydolls film hasn’t even received a trailer, yet an animated series is already in development. American streaming service Hulu has partnered up with STX Entertainment to produce a 26-episode television show. The deal will also make Hulu the exclusive subscription video-on-demand home for the film after its theatrical run. STX will retain international rights and ...

Boomerang
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Boomerang renews shows, adds new Flintstones, Scooby-Doo series

Launched just a year ago, Turner is beefing up its Boomerang streaming service. The company has announced a significant new slate of content for the remainder of 2018 and heading into 2019. This includes two new original series, an acquisition, a raft of renewals and an update of the app itself. First up, are two new shows from Warner Bros. based on Scooby-Doo and the Flintstones: Scooby-Doo and ...

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Sutikki preps more than 220 minutes of animation for Kuroba!

Bento Box Entertainment’s kids and family division Sutikki has unveiled the Kuroba! collectible line. Aimed at girls six through nine, the brand will receive over 220 minutes of animated content produced by the company. The property is inspired by a line of toys designed by BOTI Global Ltd, a Hong Kong based toy development company. Playmates Toys will act as the master toy partner for ...

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Rainbow Brite, Robotech get new video game tabletop mini arcades

Dormitus Brands is reviving the classic 1980s Coleco Mini Arcades on Kickstarter with new Rainbow Brite and Robotech tie-ins. Since launching earlier this month, the company’s campaign has more than doubled its $30,000 goal. While the original Mini Arcades were typically recreations of popular arcade games from the era, the new Evolved ones are full fledged titles. Rainbow Brite: Journey to ...

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Super Dragon Ball Heroes gets promotional anime

Bandai Namco has announced that its arcade game, Super Dragon Ball Heroes, is getting an anime tie-in. While information regarding its distribution method and length remains unclear, the first episode will debut in Japan on July 1st at the Aeon LakeTown in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture. The anime’s official website provides a story synopsis: Super Saiyan 4 Goku vs SSGSS Goku?! A super ...

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Disney orders more Big City Greens, Molang

Disney has given the go-ahead for more episodes Big City Greens and Molang, the first of which hasn’t even premiered! Disney’s Big City Greens premieres in the United States on June 18th through Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD. Created by brothers Christopher and Shane Houghton, the fish out of water story follows a country boy named Cricket Green moving to the big ...

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Nickelodeon wrangles up 44 Cats

Rainbow’s hairball comedy 44 Cats has been picked up internationally by Nickelodeon. The children’s broadcaster has agreed to air the show globally, excluding the United States and Latin America, in 2019. Inspired by the 1968 Italian song “Quarantaquattro gatti,” the series follows Lampo, Milandy, Pilou and Polpetta, four homeless kittens who transform a garage into a ...

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WildBrain brings Tobot to YouTube

DHX Media’s WildBrain has partnered up with South Korean toy manufacturer Young Toys to launch Tobot online in the English world. The CG-animated transforming robot franchise got its own English-language YouTube channel on May 11th, where clips and full episodes are available to view. While investigating a string of mysterious car accidents, Dr. Franklin Char is abducted. This incident ...

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Oggy and the Cockroaches invades KidsClick in June

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s KidsClick block of programming is adding a new series this June. Starting June 11th, Oggy and the Cockroaches will be joining the lineup. The new show is joined alongside a lineup change that sees Max Steel and Team Hot Wheels depart the linear feed, while Rocket Monkeys returns. Produced in France by Xilam and Gaumont Film Company, the everlasting comedy series ...

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Final Space gets second season

Earlier this month, TBS renewed its intergalactic adult comedy Final Space for a second season. Produced by Conan O’Brien’s Conaco and New Form in association with Turner’s Studio T, the series debuted on the channel on February 26th. On Twitter, series creator Olan Rogers said he expects the new episodes to debut sometime in 2019. He also added that the episode order has expanded from ...

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