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Daily News Bytes: Joan Lee, ‘Despicable’ China Opening, End of Artland & More

VIDEO: Remembering Joan Lee Marvel released a touching tribute to Stan Lee’s wife of 69 years and a key player in comics history, who passed away July 6 at age 95. The video is ... Continue Reading →
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Herotainment & Toonz Launch ‘Smighties’ on YouTube

Herotainment and Toonz Media Group have launched their original animated series Smighties worldwide on YouTube and YouTube Kids. The 39 x 7 min. comedy-adventure debuts with three episodes ... Continue Reading →
Castlevania

Netflix Re-Ups ‘Castlevania’ on Day of Debut

Netflix has ordered a second season of the new videogame-inspired original animated series Castlevania, doubling the episode package to eight for the new batch. The dark, violent and ... Continue Reading →
The LAIKA Experience

LAIKA Experience Exhibit Heads to San Diego

Oscar-winning animation studio LAIKA is bringing its pop-up exhibition “The LAIKA Experience” to San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, from Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 23 — coinciding ... Continue Reading →
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!

Portfolio Pulls Multiple ‘Cat’ Sales out of Its Hat

International distributor Portfolio Entertainment has secured a hearty batch of sales for the acclaimed animated preschool series The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! with new ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: RTX Animation Fest, Leonard Cohen Cartooned, New Qube! & More

RTX Animation Festival Premieres Powerhouse’s ‘Castlevania’ Rooster Teeth’s Gray G. Haddock talks the “new golden age of animation” with the event’s local, The Austin ... Continue Reading →
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Crunchyroll Announces New Titles & Con Guests at AX

Crunchyroll brightened up the 2017 Anime Expo in LA by announcing a fun lineup of new anime & manga titles coming to its platform, and the first raft of special guests confirmed ... Continue Reading →
Lost in Oz

Amazon Original ‘Lost in Oz’ Debuts August 4 on Prime

New animated kids’ adventure Lost in Oz — inspired by the magical world created by author L. Frank Baum — will make its highly anticipated streaming debut on Amazon Prime ... Continue Reading →
Lu Over the Wall

Ottawa Features Competition Gets Double Dose of Yuasa

The feature films in official competition in the 2017 Ottawa International Animation Festival (well, four out of five of them anyway) have been revealed. The lineup includes three Asian ... Continue Reading →
Team DroniX

Technicolor Forms Crack Team for ‘DroniX’

Paris-based Technicolor Animation Productions has form a network of partnerships with industry-leading companies for its new original animated series, Team DroniX. France Télévisions ... Continue Reading →
Krash and Hehe

FUN Union & Riki Ink CCTV Co-Pro for ‘Krash and Hehe’

FUN Union and Riki Group have signed a coproduction agreement with China Central Television Animation to develop and produce a new animated series aimed at school children, Krash and ... Continue Reading →
Dawn of the Croods

Exclusive Clip: Eep Gets Existential in ‘Dawn of the Croods’ S4

Where do we come from? Is life just random and cruel? What’s the deal with boogers? These are some of the big questions humanity has been pondering since the early days. And in an ... Continue Reading →
Simon

GO-N Sends ‘Simon’ to UK’s Milkshake!

Paris-based producer-distributor GO-N Productions has sewn up a new broadcast deal for its popular preschool series Simon in the UK, where the little rabbit’s growing-up adventures ... Continue Reading →
Okja

Method Studios on Rearing ‘Okja’

Okja, a new Netflix original feature about a young girl named Mija who risks everything to keep a strange creature safe from corporate interests, has been causing a stir with viewers ... Continue Reading →
Kuu Kuu Harajuku

New ‘Kuu Kuu Harajuku’ and ‘Teletubbies’ Head to Nick

Summer is heating up for young Nickelodeon fans as second seasons of Gwen Stefani’s hit toon Kuu Kuu Harajuku and Teletubbies head to the Nick Jr. channel this month. New Harajuku ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: KEPYR Keeps Trucking, AX ‘17 Recap, ‘Sgt. Stubby’ & More!

KEPYR Campaign Extended Kids Entertainment Professionals for Young Refugees — founded by industry vet Grant Moran — has raised over $19K for UNICEF, and decided to extend ... Continue Reading →
Zafari

INK Allies ‘Zafari’ with World Wildlife Fund

INK Global has detailed a new collaboration between the animal-centric animated kids show Zafari — coming to NBCUniversal this fall — and the World Wildlife Fund, the globe’s ... Continue Reading →
Sore Eyes for Infinity

‘Sore Eyes for Infinity’ Takes Top Anča Award

The 2017 Fest Anča international animation festival has wrapped up in Zilina, Slovakia, with the international jury bestowing the grand prize Anča Award — and its 800 euro purse ... Continue Reading →
Grizzy and the Lemmings

Hari Bears Up ’Grizzy and the Lemmings’ Season 2

Hari International has announced at a 78 x 7 minute second season of its flagship animated series Grizzy and the Lemmings will go into production, bringing the show’s total episode ... Continue Reading →
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Beakus & Cloth Cat’s ‘Olobob Top’ Joins CBeebies Family

A quirky, colorful new preschool series called Olobob Top will soon launch on UK TV, with a premiere set to for CBeebies on Monday, July 17. Produced by UK animation shop Beakus in ... Continue Reading →