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A decree from the countess of cartoon storytelling: a book review of Animating Short Stories by Cheryl Briggs

Once upon a time . . . they lived happily ever after. The reason for such everlasting bliss is that they – ambitious, upstart animation pros – have devoured Cheryl Briggs’ newest publication entitled Animating Short Stories: Narrative Techniques and Visual Design (Bloomsbury Academic).

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WATCH: Spider-Ham: Caught in a Ham Short Now Online

Fans of John Mulaney’s hilarious take on Peter Porker: Spider-Ham will be glad to know that he is back in a hilarious new short. Titled Spider-Ham: Caught in a Ham, the animated short will follow the beloved porcine hero as he tries to come up with an appropriate name for his nemesis, while also trying […]

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Marvel Rising – Battle of the Bands Special to Launch on Youtube

This coming Wednesday, August 28 at 4PM PT, the Official Marvel HQ Youtube Channel will launch a brand new 22 minute animated special titled Marvel Rising: Battle of the Bands. The special will be exclusive to Youtube for a day, before it becomes available on DisneyNow on August 29. Marvel Rising: Battle of the Bands […]

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WildBrain to Manage Best Furry Friends on Youtube

Headdstart International Pty Ltd. Recently appointed digital kids’ network and studio Wildbrain, to manage the Best Furry Friends toy brand on Youtube. Under their agreement, WildBrain will be in charge of the existing Best Furry Friends Youtube channels and advertising, while also launching new channels for different international territories. The new channels will continue to […]

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Mattel launches new Rescue Heroes web-series

American toy manufacturer Mattel has debuted a fresh look for its Rescue Heroes preschool property through a new web-series. The 2019 relaunch of the franchise sees a new generation of heroes led by Billy Blazes save the day in natural and man-made disasters. The first of a series of animated shorts debuted earlier this week […]

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Miffy Makes its Way to WildBrain

Mercis Media BV has recently tapped leading digital kids’ network and studio Wildbrain, under which the studio will manage and grow the Youtube presence of the popular kids’ brand, Miffy. The appointment is on an exclusive worldwide basis. For the uninitiated, Miffy was first introduced to the world in 1955 as a creation of Dutch […]

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WildBrain Arrives on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Roku

WildBrain is already enjoying a comfy spot as one of the world’s largest and most popular kid’s content portals on Youtube, but now they are set to further expand their footprint. According to a recent announcement, WildBrain will launch four new channels on leading AVOD platforms Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Roku. The new channels […]

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WildBrain Takes Charge of Playmobil Youtube Content

Kids’ network and studio WildBrain has recently been tapped to manage Youtube content for German toy brand Playmobil. As part of a two-year agreement, WildBrain will manage a library of 15 animated shorts that will be made available on various Playmobil channels on the WildBrain network. The content will launch in multiple languages, including German, […]

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Xilam Hit 10 Billion Youtube Views in 2018

French indie outfit Xilam Animation had a very, very good year in 2018. Their YouTube channel hit a milestone on December 31, 2018, hitting 10 Billion total views. The massive amount of Youtube is far from their only success, as 2018 also sawtheir brands attract 44% more cumulative traffic compared to the previous year. It […]

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WATCH – Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors Full Movie

The Marvel HQ YouTube channel recently debuted a new animated action franchise titled Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors. The new series is geared towards teens, as it features powered-up teenage superheroes Ms. Marvel (voiced by Kathreen Khavari), Squirrel Girl (Milana Vayntrub), Quake (Chloe Bennet), Patriot (Kamil McFadden), America Chavez (Cierra Ramirez) and Inferno (Tyler Posey), who […]

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Planeta Junior Announces Heidi Reboot, Baby Heidi

European entertainment company Planeta Junior has recently announced the launching of a new rebooted version of an iconic franchise, titled Baby Heidi. This new series features a much-younger version of Johanna Spyri’s precocious little heroine, making a young-targeted story even more accessible for the whole family, Baby Heidi can be seen in a series of […]

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Hatchimals: Adventures in Hatchtopia debuts on YouTube

Spin Master’s eggcelent Hatchimals line of toys have expanded into a new web-series.  Produced in conjunction with Kickstart Productions, the first eleven episodes of Adventures in Hatchtopia debuted on YouTube on November 5th. The series “invites young fans of worldwide to juggernaut Hatchimals to follow the on-going hatchings and discoveries of heroes Penguala, Cheetree, Draggle and […]