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WATCH: Trailer for Live Action/CG Woody Woodpecker Feature

Let’s hope this doesn’t fly under the radar of animation fans, as Woody Woodpecker is a much-beloved franchise that is long due a return to prominence, though whether the vehicle for return should be a live action/CG hybrid feature is certainly up for debate. In any case, Universal 1440 Entertainment has just unveiled a new trailer for “Pica-Pau,” which stars Brazilian actress Thaila ...

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Mondo TV Scores New Italian Deals for ROBOT TRAINS

European outfit Mondo TV has recently signed a new deal in Italy for their 3D CG kids’ action adventure series, Robot Trains. The series itself was produced by South Korea’s CJ E&M, and will consist of 32 x 11 minute episodes that will air on pay TV channel DeA Junior via Sky starting on September 4. Mondo is also taking care of licensing and distribution for Robot Trains in several EU ...

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Masha and the Bear Continues Global Expansion

The Russian CG sleeper hit Masha and the Bear is not yet done with its impressive expansion all over the world. In the Americas, the series is already enjoying airtime on Corus Entertainment’s preschool network Treehouse (Canada) while Turner is airing the first two seasons in Latin America via Cartoon Network. The episodes comprising season 3 has also been ordered. INK Group also signed deals ...

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New Clips Released for The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

A couple of new teaser clips have been released for Open Road Films’ The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, which is directed by Cal Brunker and serves as a direct sequel to the 2014 CG flick a squirrel and his ragtag team of furry animals, who concoct a plot to steal from the town’s nut shop. The sequel brings back the original crew for yet another impossible mission – this time to save ...

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Power Battle Watch Car Accelerates Towards Russia

School and office supplies company BG has recently signed a licensing agreement with CLS Media, under which a brand new line of kids’ stationery and creativity merchandise will be produced for the Russian market, using the popular animation brand Power Battle Watch Car as an inspiration. Power Battle Watch Car is a collaborative effort between motor company Hyundai Motor Corp., SAMG Animation, ...

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New Pixar Short Film: Lou

People who took the time to watch Cars 3 in theater may have been treated to one of the best installments in the Cars franchise, but they also received a bonus – a new short film from Pixar titled “Lou.” The short has been garnering praise from viewers recently for its anti-bullying message, and of course there’s the fact that it was done by Pixar, so you won’t expect anything less ...

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The King of Fighters CG-Animated Series, Destiny, to Debut in China

SNK’s long-running fighting game franchise The King of Fighters will finally make its way to the small screens via a CG-animated series titled “The King of Fighters: Destiny.” That’s the good news. The bad news? It’s going to be exclusive to China for now, as there’s no news of whether there are plans to release it for other countries. The series will have 20 episodes and has already ...

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Mobius Final Fantasy’s Much-Awaited, Yet Messed-Up Steam Launch

Square Enix’s gorgeous free to play mobile game Mobius Final Fantasy has just launched its PC port on Steam. And while the release was greeted warmly by many fans, it ended up being a bit of a mess, as these ardent fans are greeted by a host of unintended behavior on the part of the game. For starters, the game’s launch coincided with a server maintenance that lasted for several hours, so ...

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Master Jiang and the Six Kingdoms Release Date Moved to 2018?

Sometime in 2014, Toonbarn contributor Novid posted a trailer for an up-and-coming animated film titled Master Jiang and the Six Kingdoms. The project was noteworthy and attracted a lot of attention at the time for a couple of reasons. First is that the trailers (which you can see below) look damn good and epic. Second, and more importantly given how nice the trailer looks – is that it is being ...

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Masha and the Bear Episode Surpasses 8 Million Views on Youtube

We here at Toonbarn are big fans of the Russian CG animated short series Masha and the Bear, to the point were we have dedicated a section of the site to its videos. so we’re not really surprised that the hit series has now surpassed 1.8 billion views on Youtube (that’s not even accounting for the views on unofficial uploads from other users.) But it is a news good enough to share for a ...

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Surf’s Up 2 New Trailer Released

A new trailer for Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania has debuted from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The CG sequel to the Oscar-winning animated comedy of 2007 is a co-production with WWE Studios, with some of the biggest Superstars in wrestling, together with the familiar Sony characters. Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania is to be released in early 2017. The sequel of the film is directed by Henry Yu, Genndy ...

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Theatrical Release of Blinky Bill Revealed

Viewers are on hand to experience a cinematic CG expedition through the Australian outback this fall when Blinky Bill: The Movie premieres on October 7, 2016 in U. S. theaters via Shout! Factory Kids. The PG-rated feature film is inspired by the iconic Australian character, which was initially introduced to readers in 1933. Presented by Studio 100 Film and Shout! Factory kids, the movie is ...

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