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CAKE Joins Forces with Kukua for YouTube Hit ‘Super Sema’

London-based kids' entertainment specialist CAKE has announced its partnership with London/Nairobi-based female-led studio, Kukua on Super Sema, the groundbreaking African animated kids’ superhero franchise. “Super...

News Bytes: ‘Lightyear’ Blasts Off with $5.2M, ‘Solar Opposites’ S3 First Look, ‘Super Sema’ Returns, Nick Animators Recreate ‘Great Day in Harlem’ & More

Disney-Pixar's Lightyear is ready to rocket up the domestic box-office charts, with trades reporting a $5.2 million Thursdsay preview night take. The Toy Story spinoff directed by...

YouTube Announces Robust Kids & Family Slate from Powerhouse Partners

YouTube today announced updates to their Kids & Family offerings with the greenlight of four new projects, including  the animated series Mindful Adventures of...

Trailer: Helen Mirren, Hugh Jackman, Janelle Monáe & More Join ‘Human Resources’ Guest Stars

Grown-up problems require professional solutions from highly professional creatures — unfortunately, humanity is stuck with the Hormone Monsters, Lovebugs and Logic Rocks of Human...

Apple TV+ Unwraps Its First New, Original ‘Peanuts’ Holiday Special Dec. 10

Apple today announced that For Auld Lang Syne — the first new original holiday special to come from Apple's expanded Peanuts partnership with WildBrain...

Ayo Davis Named President of Disney Branded Television

Ayo Davis has been named President of Disney Branded Television today by Peter Rice, Chairman Disney General Entertainment (DGE), to whom she will report....

Apple TV+ Debuts ‘Who Are You, Charlie Brown?’ Documentary in June

Apple TV+ has revealed the trailer and premiere date for its upcoming documentary special, Who Are You, Charlie Brown?, set to make its global...

YouTube Originals Greenlights S2 of ‘Super Sema’

YouTube Originals Kids and Families today announced the second season pick-up of Super Sema. The African animated series, produced by a female-led team including...

CG ‘Ultraman’ Feature Powers Up with Netflix & Tsuburaya

Netflix announced today that it is in development on a fully CG-animated Ultraman feature film, in partnership with Japan's Tsuburaya Productions and produced with...

Netflix Snags Sony’s ‘Vivo’, Previews Summer Animation Slate

Sony Pictures Animation's debut musical project Vivo has been picked up by Netflix, with the streamer licensing all global rights (excluding China). The film...

Kenyan Studio Kukua’s Principals Discuss Their Trailblazing Show ‘Super Sema’

We recently had the chance to chat with Vanessa Ford, COO and Clara Njeru, Chief Product Officer at Kukua, Kenya’s all-female media and tech...

Netflix, Alyce Tzue & Amy Poehler Harmonize on ‘Steps’ Musical Fairytale Revamp

Another star-powered animated feature project has joined the Netflix Originals slate, as the streamer announced today it is in development on Steps, a musical...

Trailer: ‘Super Sema’ Brings an African Super-Girl to YouTube Kids

YouTube Originals has released the official trailer for Super Sema, voiced by Academy Award-winning actress and author Lupita Nyong’o. The brand new animated series...

Netflix & Lupita Nyong’o in Tune for Animated Musical ‘Sulwe’

Netflix has announced a new animated musical feature, Sulwe, based off of Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o’s No. 1 New York Times bestselling picture...

Disney+ Debuts ‘Rise of Skywalker’ May the 4th, Female-Led Star Wars Series in the Works

The final chapter of the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, will begin streaming two months early on Disney+ in honor of...

News Bytes: ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Sneak Peek, Nick Park Promises More ‘Wallace & Gromit,’ ‘Spider-Verse’ Heads to Netflix & More

DeviantArt ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Discover Your Duo Contest To celebrate the home entertainment release, this art competition challenges fans to...

Baobab Announces ‘Bonfire’ VR Voice Starring Ali Wong

Annie and Emmy Award-winning VR/AR entertainment company Baobab Studios has announced its fifth project, Bonfire, starring comedian, writer and actress Ali Wong (American Housewife,...

Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o Voicing Live Animation ‘Jack’ for Baobab

Immersive animation powerhouse Baobab Studios (INVASION!) announced Friday that Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Black...

Pics: 8 New ‘Star Wars Forces of Destiny’ Adventures Debut Monday

On Monday, March 19, Star Wars Forces of Destiny returns with eight all-new animated adventures, launching at 10 a.m. PT on Disney’s YouTube channel....

‘Arden’s Wake’ Sequel Among Tribeca Virtual Arcade Premieres

New York’s 17th Tribeca Film Festival (April 18-29), presented by AT&T, has unveiled its 2018 immersive program, showcasing works by artists who are pushing...
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