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gary & his demons
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Look Mom! Starts Production on Gary & His Demons Series

According to a recent announcement, Canadian studio Look Mom! Productions has started production on a series titled Gary & His Demons, which is a 16 x 11 mins series based on a short form pilot from the Bite on Mondo Incubator. The series has been scheduled to debut on MONDO’s channel on VRV this spring. Gary & His Demons’ story revolves around the titular 45 year old, who is not ...

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Netflix Greenlights Second Season of Big Mouth

Streaming giant Netflix has recently greenlighted a new season’s worth of episodes of Nick Kroll’s animated comedy, Big Mouth. The news was heralded by a short video clip publishedo n the show’s official social media accounts. For the uninitiated, Big Mouth’s first season consisted of 10 x 30 minute episodes that focus on the trials and tribulations of puberty, filtered through the lens ...

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First Look at Emojimovie

Sony Pictures Animation has recently provided a first glimpse at its new digital age comedy, Emojimovie: Express Yourself. The company has also announced that Emmy nominee Ilana Glazer (Broad City) and Tony and Emmy award winner James Corden (Into the Woods) are joining T.J. Miller (Deadpool) as lead voice casts. “Over six billion emojis are texted every day, and emojis have become a universal ...

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Right Now Kapow Hits Disney XD on September 19

Warner Bros. Animation’s fresh new animated sketch comedy series, Right Now Kapow, will be making its way to Disney XD on Monday, September 19, at 9pm EDT marking the first ever Warner Bros. Animation to be produced for Disney XD (which most people consider to be their rival in more ways than one.) Right Now Kapow features half hour episodes full of silly, weird, and punchy sketches and jokes ...

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UK Licensing Rights for Oddbods Secured by ITV Studios

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has recently secured the UK licensing rights for One Animation’s popular animated comedy series Oddbods, and the company will be looking for licensing partners for a wide range of Oddbods-related merchandise targeted towards kids and early teens starting in Q3 2016. The Oddbods series, on the other hand, will air on the leading kids’ channel CITV via 5 minute ...

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Cartoon Network to Become Host For Newest Transformers Cartoon

Cartoon Network is getting ready to introduce the latest iteration of the animated Transformers franchise via Hasbro Studios’ brand new Transformers: Robots in Disguise, which is targeted towards young boys aged 6 to 11 and 9 to 14. This new installment in the long-running robot franchise is said to be written and directed by “top Hollywood talent,” and will be debuting on CN in the first ...

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Sanjeev Bhaskar Featured in New Animated Comedy Pilot: Rajesh Finesse

Regular Toonbarn reader Harry has alerted us of a new animated comedy pilot that features British comedian and actor Sanjeev Bhaskar (Goodness Gracious Me), titled Rajesh Finesse. Produced by Wildseed Studios, with script and animation done by The Spin Kick Bros, Rajesh Finesse focuses on the misadventures of the titular Anglo-Indian aristo cad (voiced by Bhaskar) and his easily-corrupted ...

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IDW Entertainment and George Lopez Team Up for Wormwood

IDW’s recently launched production arm, IDW Entertainment, has tapped George Lopez and his Travieso Production Company in order to turn Ben Templesmith’s horror Comic Wormwood into an animated TV series. IDW Entertainment will be funding the project, while Circle of Confusion is on board to executive produce along with David M. Stern, who will also be penning the pilot. ...

DHX Media Begins Production on Dr. Dimensionpants
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DHX Media Begins Production on Dr. Dimensionpants

DHX Media is getting ready to begin production on their new 26 x 30 2D animated comedy series titled Dr. Dimensionpants! for Canada’s Teletoon. The show is being targeted towards kids aged 6 to 11 and was created by Brad Peyton, whose past credits include directorial work on Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and What It’s Like Being ...

Star Wars Detours
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Star Wars Detours Extended Trailer Available

Today, at SWCVI, Seth Green and the Robot Chicken crew unveiled this preview of their new animated series “Star Wars Detours” which will be airing on Cartoon Network. Taken from the YouTube description: “Star Wars: Detours™ is an animated comedy that explores what daily life is like in a galaxy far, far away. There are no Empires striking back or attacking clones here. ...

Celebrate Global Smurfs Day June 25th
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Celebrate Global Smurfs Day June 25th

It’s become well known that The Smurfs are heading to theaters on July 29th, about 5 weeks from now. In an effort to ensure this time flies by, Sony Pictures Animation aims to make the entire summer the Smurfiest ever. The hype train kicks off today, on June 25th, with the power of Global Smurfs Day. Today doubles as a birthday for Peyo, the man responsible for creating the Smurfs over ...

The Smurfs get Smurfy on the big screen July 29
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The Smurfs get Smurfy on the big screen July 29

Finally, after all this Smurfing time, we’ll be able to see The Smurfs on the big screen this summer. It’s been about 25 years since the little blue guys became Saturday Morning cartoon icons, but we were patient. When Kerner, Paramount and Nickelodeon were promising a movie ten years ago, we were patient. After Columbia and Sony got together to take control in 2008, we stayed ...

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