Daily News Bytes: ‘Robot Chicken’ Xmas Trailer, Inaugural Quirino Awards, ‘Final Fantasy’ Art Show & More

Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition
Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition

WWE Studios Expands into Scripted Series, Animation and Digital Content
“WWE Studios is open for business with this new TV and digital initiative,” said chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, presumably just before throwing a folding chair through the conference room window.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 1st Quirino Awards for Ibero-American Animation
The Tenerife event is now accepting submissions for the feature film, series, short, student film, commissioned film, and creative discipline competition categories. The complementary technology congress is also open for proposals now.

Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary: A Legacy of Art Exhibition
SoCal’s Gallery Nucleus is teaming up with Square Enix to celebrate the seminal RPG franchise’s big 3-0 with a big opening night party this Saturday, Dec. 2. The exhibition will run through January 7 and feature original development art, tribute art from five guest artists, a visual timeline of all FF games, an auction of select pieces and a special pop-up shop.

Ofcom Initiates Review of Kids’ Programming
The UK communications regulator is performing a review of children’s content available on TV, on demand and streaming — and is seeking input from audiences and the industry to build “a comprehensive view of the current quantity, range and quality of provision” therein. More info at ofcom.org.uk.

Adult Swim Delivers Fans All-New Season of ‘Robot Chicken’ Featuring Special Holiday Episode
Season 9 of the popular stop-motion skit show premieres December 10 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT with an extra special lampoon: Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition, featuring the voices of Jason Alexander, Jemaine Clement, Madison Dylan and Breckin Meyer. S9 highlights also include send-ups of Mad Max: Fury Road, Westworld, Scooby-Doo, and many more.

Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition

Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition