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CHF Announces New Preschool Series: Daisy & Ollie

CHF Entertainment has just announced a brand new animated series targeted towards a preschool audience, titled Daisy & Ollie. The new series is based on an original idea by Helen Brown and will be debuting exclusively on Cartoonito this coming October. Development is being handled by CHF Entertainment with Jason Manford attached as producer. Daisy & Ollie focuses on the titular pair as ...


VIDEO: New Trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s SING

Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have released a new trailer for their upcoming holiday release Sing, which puts all sorts of animals in the spotlight, via a music-driven CG animated comedy story. The film is still a long ways off from its December 21 release date, but the trailer should be enough to convince anyone to check out the film. Sing is written and directed by Garth ...


NBC Releases Preview for Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas

NBC has just released a new preview video for their upcoming stop motion animated holiday special, Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas. The special is scheduled to air on Tuesday, December 16 at 8/7c. and will feature The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons as the voice of the titular elf. You can check out the teaser below: ...


NBC Greenlights How Murray Saved Christmas

NBC has recently greenlighted the animated holiday musical special How Murray Saved Christmas from Mike Reiss (The Simpsons). The special runs for an hour, and is based on Reiss’ best-selling children’s book of the same title. How Murray Saved Christmas focuses on a grumpy deli owner named Murray Kleiner, who is tasked to fill in for the real Santa Claus for one Christmas, and ...


Geronimo Stilton In The Kingdom of Fantasy Musical

Atlantyca Entertainment’s Geronimo Stilton, the nervous and mild mannered mouse who keeps getting involved in far-away adventures, will star in the Spanish version of Geronimo Stilton In The Kingdom of Fantasy musical, which opens at Teatro La Latina in Madrid, Spain on March 30. ...

DreamWorks sings Monkeys of Bollywood

DreamWorks sings Monkeys of Bollywood

Hear no evil, see no evil… animated no evil? DreamWorks Animation’s latest project to be announced isn’t Shrek 15 or a Megamind holiday special, its the companies first ever CG animated feature musical, Monkeys of Bollywood. Working with Stephen Schwartz, A.R. Rahman, Gurinder Chadha, and Paul Berges at the helm, Monkeys of Bollywood takes inspiration from the epic Indian ...

Spidey swings from page to stage in Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark

Spidey swings from page to stage in Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark

Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark – the on-again, off-again musical set to hit Broadway stages – is back. The upcoming show, with music and lyrics by U2’s Bono and The Edge, follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down when he’s bitten by a genetically altered spider. This bullied science geek, suddenly endowed with astonishing ...

4Kids brings Penelope the blue koala to the world

4Kids brings Penelope the blue koala to the world

Penelope is an adorable blue koala, just as eager to play and learn as she is to get into trouble. In an effort to spread Penelope’s animated series across the globe, 4Kids has recently made plans with the producer, Nippon Animation, signing the CG animated toon to a number of different locations. The show is based on the 48 book titles by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben, published by ...

Cartoon Network preps for Total Drama World Tour

Cartoon Network preps for Total Drama World Tour

It’s not that long ago that fans were celebrating Duncan’s win during the Total Drama Action finale. Now, Cake Entertainment, Fresh TV, and Cartoon Network are working together on the latest upcoming Total Drama animated series, Total Drama World Tour. The third season, formally known as Total Drama The Musical, brings the drama from the previous years, as the cast goes on a tour ...

DreamWorks builds cast for Puss in Boots to follow Shrek

DreamWorks builds cast for Puss in Boots to follow Shrek

Shrek has thus far had a phenomenal run; in addition to the musical, the CDs, winter holiday specials, figures, fall holiday specials, and other merchandise, most importantly, he’s had three ogre-sized successes in theaters – with a fourth in the works. But that’s not all there is to the franchise; the Puss in Boots spin-off film is set in motion, with a new release date; ...


Shrek: The Musical on DVD

Shrek’s musical adventure has been around for a long time now, taking a leap from the big screen and working his way to Broadway – even to audio CDs! Now, in a story that makes sense and sounds confusing at the same time, the character from the movie that became a DVD and went to the Broadway stage is now going back to DVD withthe Broadway stage! …get it? That is, Shrek: The ...


Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark turns ON the dark

Well, that sounds confusing! Unfortunately, it’s also true: the musical based on Spidey, called Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, might not happen afterall. We reported about the Broadway show earlier this year, but since then, rumors have circulated that cast members have been released from their contracts and that funding has fallen out. There’s no official news yet from Marvel, the ...

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