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New-Look ‘Bob the Builder’ Set for PBS, YouTube

Bob the Builder will return to PBS in November with a brand-new look for Bob, updated CG animation and a new character for young viewers to admire, Wendy, voiced by Downton Abbey’s ... Continue Reading →
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PBS Announces New Lineup

PBS has revealed its upcoming programming lineup, which include new episodes of kids’ series Super Why! and an all-new Curious George movie. PBS Kids will begin premiering new ... Continue Reading →
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‘1001 Nights’ Comes to ComiXology

Big Bad Boo Studios is releasing five new comic-book titles on cloud-based digital comics platforms ComiXology, now through August. The Forbidden City of Shenzhen, Prince Ahmed, Abu ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sesame Street’ Animator Jane Aaron Dies at 67

Animator and children’s book artist Jane Aaron, who is best known for creating dozens of animated shorts for Sesame Street, died June 27 from cancer in New York City. She was ... Continue Reading →
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PBS Premieres Walt Disney Special in September

PBS will premiere the two-part American Experience special dedicated to Walt Disney on September 14 and 15, 9 – 11 p.m. ET. The four hour film will offer an unprecedented look ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wild Kratts’ Builds on Ratings with New Licensees

Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group are expanding their Wild Kratts licensing program based on the hit animated television series. New licensees include In Character (Halloween ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maya’ Flies, ‘Strange Magic’ Casts Spell on Disc

A pair of under-the-radar animated features make this an interesting week for home video releases. First, is Maya the Bee Movie (Shout! Factory; $24.97, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and ... Continue Reading →
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PBS’ ‘Nature Cat’ Gets All-Star Cast

At the PBS Annual Meeting, PBS KIDS revealed the all-star voice lineup for its newest animated series, Nature Cat. Premiering on November 25, 2015, the comedy adventure will star Saturday ... Continue Reading →
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NCircle Nabs ‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab’ for NoAm

Genius Brands International has licensed North American home entertainment rights — including DVD and specific digital rights — for its animated science-inspired series ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon’s ‘Tumble Leaf’ Wins 5 Daytime Emmys

Amazon’s Tumble Leaf dominated the animation categories in the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winning five awards in all including Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated ... Continue Reading →