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Universal Kids Unveil Launch Lineup

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment has recently relaunched their kid-centric network Sprout under the new brand Universal Kids, and as part of the rebrand’s launch lineup, a whole slew of acquisitions from DreamWorks Animation Television will be offered along with other proven hits of both the animated and live-action varieties. The rebrand aims to expand the network’s target audience to kids ...

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Netflix Revamps Magic School Bus

Streaming giant Netflix has recently unveiled the trailer for one of their latest kid-centric projects, which is a modern update to the popular Emmy-winning kids’ franchise, The Magic School Bus. Produced by 9 Story and Scholastic, this new Netflix Original series is titled The Magic School Bus Rides Again and will be debuting on Netflix on September 29. The trailer provides the first ever ...

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WATCH: Best Fiends – Visit Minutia CG Short

Finnish mobile entertainment company Seriously and Golden Globe-nominated studio Reel FX have recently joined forces in order to produce an original animated short for their Best Fiends franchise, titled Visit Minutia. This is the second animated short in the franchise, with the first one being Boot Camp, which managed to garner over 6.4 million views after its launch. Visit Minutia will follow ...

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9 Story and Magic Mall Join Forces for Luo Bao Bei

9 Story Distribution International and China’s Magic Mall Entertainment have recently partnered for a new animated kids’ toon titled Luo Bao Bei. The cartoon was produced by Magic Mall with some help from Welsh studio Cloth Cat Animation, while 9 Story’s international distribution arm handles the global distribution and merchandising in territories outside of China. Luo Bao Bei is still ...

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New Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time Trailer Features Luna Nova

We are still a couple of months away from the release of Bandai Namco’s video game adaptation of the popular magical girls/witch-themed anime Little Witch Academia, but that doesn’t mean we won’t appreciate a new official trailer. Due out for the PS4 under the title Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time on November 30, the game is a 2.5D cel-shaded Beat ‘Em Up (with heavy story ...

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Universal Trying to Sell Stake in Oriental DreamWorks

Well, it looks like the honeymoon is over. Despite many of Hollywood’s biggest studios seemingly warming up to the idea of establishing operations in China in the recent years, it looks like Universal wants out. According to a recent report from The Financial Times, the studio is seeking to sell its 45% stake in the venture that it received upon Comcast’s acquisition of DreamWorks Animation ...

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PAX West Shows Off New Secret of Mana Remake Footage

PAX West has become the vehicle to showcase an unexpected, yet still welcome JRPG remake from Square Enix. In the event, a new promo video showing footage from the upcoming Secret of Mana remake has been unveiled. The footage contains the awesome opening, as well as some combat, exploration, and story elements: Watch live video from Twitch on www.twitch.tv While not exactly the best of the ...

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Walt Disney World Resort to Build a Toy Story Land in Summer 2018

It was already reported that Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be getting their own Toy Story Land, but Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek has recently announced a specific timeframe for its opening in Walt Disney World Resort – Summer 2018. Those who are unfamiliar with the concept will be glad to know that Toy Story Land will provide visitors with the experience of being ...

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Puzzle Fighter Franchise Makes a Comeback via Mobile

While everybody’s busy getting hyped about Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, another of Capcom’s iconic interfranchise crossover games has returned: Puzzle Fighter. This time around, though, the game will be returning via the mobile platform and will feature new fighters, including Mega Man X, Frank West, Chuck Greene, and others from the long line of video game and cartoon franchises that have ...

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New Official Oggy and the Cockroaches Mobile Game Launched

A cursory browsing of the iOS and Google Play stores will reveal that you can find an app for just about any popular property out there. The caveat is that a huge chunk of them are unofficial, most likely illegal use of an IP, and just plain poor in quality. So it’s always welcome news when an official mobile app launches for a property that we know and love. Case in point, French studio Xilam ...

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Masha and the Bear is the First Preschool Cartoon to be Viewed in Space

Animaccord’s Russian CG short series Masha and the Bear has already proven itself to be loveable enough to transcend language barriers, becoming famous the world over even before there was a translated version, but now it does one better and actually gets a world record: Masha and the Bear has recently become the first preschool cartoon to be shown in space. The event comes via a collaboration ...

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New Smurfs Series Being Planned

According to recent reports, Peyo’s iconic blue mushroom dwellers the Smurfs, will be returning to the small screens as official licensor IMPS revealed a partnership with Dupuis Audiovisuel, under which a new TV series is to be produced . While still in the pre-development stage, there are already concrete details about the format, namely that the visuals will be upgraded to keep up with modern ...

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