Nickelodeon has picked up the global rights to Funrise’s brand new animated series Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty. The comedy will debut on Nickelodeon in the United States on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 11:30 AM (ET/PT) before moving the next day to Nicktoons for new episodes every Monday at 9PM. Following its U.S. launch, the series […]
Following the purchase of its entertainment properties (including Power Rangers) by Hasbro,the Century City, CA-based Saban Brands has initiated a company shutdown. According to filings sent to the state of California from Saban Brands, the children’s entertainment firm intends to cease operations on July 2nd. 51 of its 60 employees will be laid off that […]
Netflix and Toei Animation are bringing Glitter Force Doki Doki to the streaming giant next week. The series, which is an adaptation of 2013-2014’s Doki! Doki! Pretty Cure, follows up the Netflix original Glitter Force, itself an adaptation of 2012-2013’s Smile PreCure! series. The magical girl series is set to drop its latest batch of […]
Netflix has launched the first 15-episodes of Saban Brands’ new Chinese animated series, Kibaoh Klashers. Produced by Bluearc Animation Studio, Saban’s English version of the CG-animated show stars Ben Diskin, Cherami Leigh, and Dakota Basseri. On a remote insect planet, there lived a beetle boy and his grandpa. Since a young age, the industrious boy […]
In an email conversation with fellow Toonbarn staff Neil, I was told that a lot of people still come to this site looking for info on 4Kids. To me, it’s not a surprise. A lot of companies die out, leaving the products behind to other owners. 4Kids’s bankruptcy in reality left a gaping hole that […]
A couple of days ago, we posted a news bit about Saban Brands’ adaptation of Toei’s mega popular animated series Smile Precure, titled Glitter Force. Now, Saban Brands has released a first-look trailer for the 20-episode first season of the show. For the uninitiated, Glitter Force focuses on 5 preteen girls who discover that they […]
Saban Brands has recently announced a partnership with chart-topping pop girl group Blush, under which the five-member musical group would provide the theme song and several additional tracks for the upcoming Netflix kids’ series, Glitter Force. The series will consist of 20 episodes and will debut on the streaming service this Friday, December 18, 2015 […]
Lionsgate and Saban Brands have recently tapped X-Men: First Class scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz for a new Power Rangers movie. Additionally, Transformers and Star Trek screenwriter Roberto Orci will be coming on board as an executive producer, also helping Miller and Stentz develop the story.
With the recent announcement from MOMOcon in Atlanta – that Dragon Ball Z (in the form of Kai) would return to Toonami, one has to wonder if Saban’s second run of DBZ was to end? Turns out, it is. Along with the rest of the Vortexx block, confirming the end of the long – sometimes great, many times sour – but almost never boring Saturday Morning […]
Saban Brands Israel has recently signed on to represent DreamWorks Animation properties in Israel, covering merchandise, retail, and publishing. The deal covers the properties based on the upcoming How to Train Your Dragon 2, along with Penguins of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness and Dragons: Riders of Berk.
Saban Brands has recently announced that their animated preschool series, Julius Jr., will be making its way to Italy via Disney Junior this spring, after signing a broadcast distribution deal with the network. The deal will also see the Paul Frank-inspired series expanding to additional countries in Europe, Middle East, and Africa in the near […]
Saban Brands has recently announced that the animated preschool series Julius Jr. will be debuting this year in Latin America via the region’s #1 preschool-oriented network, Discovery Kids. The deal was finalized at NATPE and will include all 26 half hour episodes. The deal was brokered by MarVista Entertainment, which is currently the exclusive international […]