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Cartoons, Cosby, and COVID-19

Does art negate the sins of the artist? Should contemporary families disregard Cosby’s sordid past in favor of retro cartoon co-viewing experiences? Does quantity usurp quality? In this case, does quantity of Cosby accusers pre-empt Cosby cartoon quality? After all, he has made darn good ‘toons.

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LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit Stomps its Way to NBC

A new CG animated special based on the Lego Jurassic World franchise is coming this November 29 to NBC. Titled Lego Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit, the special is a collaborative effort between Universal Brand Development and the Lego Group. The special will arrive in two parts, with the first one slated for a November […]

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Dot. to Return for its Second Season

Industrial Brothers and the Jim Henson’s animated series Dot. has recently earned a second season order, after an impressive first season performance in the US on Universal Kids, with a subsequent (and equally impressive) release on CBC in Canada and streaming service Hulu. The second season will be debuting this fall and will consist of […]

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NBCUNiversal’s SEESO Platform to Close Before the End of the Year

The past few years has seen a significant increase in the number of streaming video services, as companies saw how lucrative the market was and started coming up with their own services, wanting their own slice of the proverbial pie. However, this sudden increase in the number of entrants in the market has the unfortunate […]

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Universal Kids Network will become a reality this September 9th

After the deal with Dreamworks was made, it was only a matter of time. From Cartoon Brew and Deadline Hollywood Sprout is expanding its reach. NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s preschool network is rebranding to become Universal Kids, extending its audience to 2-11 year olds with content to include DreamWorks Animation Television series, unscripted entertainment, live action […]

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Sprout Rebrands as Universal Kids

According to a recent announcement from NBCUniversal, the preschool network Sprout will be relaunched under the new name Universal Kids, and will be expanding its lineup with new programs targeted towards kids aged six to eleven after 6PM. Universal Kids will be debuting on September 9, 2017 and will serve as a destination for kids […]

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Yelp’s $10M Lawsuit Against South Park a Hoax

A few days ago, people got done in by a satirical news post from NBC.com.co, which reports that online review portal Yelp has filed a $10M lawsuit against South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker due to the recent episode that made fun of Yelp reviewers. The post was picked up by a number […]

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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:

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NBC Preps Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas for the Holidays

This coming December 16th, 8 pm, NBC will be celebrating the holidays with the stop-motion hour-long special Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas. The special is based on the popular film Elf and its hit broadway spin-off. The voice cast will include The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons as Buddy.

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Community Spoofs G.I. Joe

NBC’s hit comedy sitcom will once again use the medium of animation in order to spoof another franchise, this time around it’s the classic 1980s animated action series G.I. Joe. The episode is scheduled to air on April 3 at 8 PM, but was already presented during a PaleyFet panel dedicated to the show last […]

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NBC Casts John Constantine for Upcoming Pilot

NBC has recently found an actor to play the part of the sometime-con-man/sometime-mage John Constantine, for their upcoming TV adaptation of the long-running comic book series HellBlazer. According to Deadline.com, the studio has chosen Welsh actor Matt Ryan, whose past credits include Assassin’s Creed IV and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior).

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New Animated Trailer for NBC’s Community

The creative team behind NBC’s hit comedy series Community have just released a tw-minute animated trailer just in time for the holidays, titled ‘Miracle on Jeff’s Street, which also serves as a teaser for the upcoming return of the show on January 2. This is not the first time that Community has dabbled with animation, […]