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Warner Bros. Animation announces ‘Tiny Toons Looniversity’ reboot

The Tiny Toons are coming back to small screens. Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Television announced that they’re creating a new reboot of the series titled, Tiny Toons Looniversity. Slated to launch on both HBO Max and Cartoon Network, the 30-minute animated comedy series has been ordered for a two-season...

HBO Max and Cartoon Network announces partnership with children’s author Mo Willems

HBO Max and Cartoon Network announced three new projects with New York Times best-selling children’s book author, illustrator and playwright Mo Willems and greenlights for a hilarious animated series Unlimited Squirrels!; CGI-animated special Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Special; and a pilot order for a live-action immersive series, Cat the...

Cartoon Network releases new PSAs on anti-racism

Cartoon Network has debuted a new series of anti-racism PSAs, developed by Emmy-nominated Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey, creator of O.K. KO! Let’s Be Heroes. The animated shorts are aimed at providing kids and families with productive ways to disrupt common narratives about racism. The first of...

Kyoto Animation to make a feature film of Japanese anime ‘Tsurune’

High school archery club anime Tsurune — based on the light novel by Kotoko Ayano — will be getting its first feature-length movie through Japan’s resilient Kyoto Animation (Violet Evergarden and Free! movies; Liz and the Blue Bird, A Silent Voice). The studio punctuated the Twitter announcement by dropping...

MeTV Network announces an original morning show ‘Toon In With Me’

The MeTV Network, America’s #1 classic television network, announces the launch of the new original morning show Toon In With Me. The weekday one-hour hosted series will feature original comedy sketches, special guests, interviews, games and more, produced to lead into many of the greatest classic cartoon shorts...

China’s Tencent Video signs co-production deals with three European studios

Tencent Video, the leading online video streaming platform in China, today announced that it has agreed co-production deals with leading European studios Zeilt Productions, Sixteen South, and Silvergate Media to develop and produce innovative and exciting new kids properties with global appeal. The three deals mark the...

Bombay High Court reserves judgement regarding NTO 2.0

The Bombay High Court (HC) bench reserved its judgement on the NTO 2.0 (New Tariff Order) hearing yesterday. After listening to the arguments from both parties, the court has restricted the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to take any coercive action against the broadcasters for non-implementation...

Disney+ Hotstar to launch in Singapore through StarHub Plus

Hotstar is now foraying into Singapore and is slated to launch on Singapore’s StarHub Plus service on 1 November. Customers in Singapore will be able to access the Disney-owned streaming platform in two ways/methods – an annual subscription costing S$69.98 ($51.56), available directly through the Hotstar website;...

Oscar-winning short ‘Hair Love’ director to debut with a feature film with Sony

Matthew A. Cherry, director of the widely acclaimed, Oscar-winning short Hair Love, will be making his feature animation debut with a new Sony Pictures Animation project. The project, dubbed Tut for now, will be an afro-futurist coming-of-age story centred on the Egyptian boy-king Tutankhamun. The original story, created by Cherry...

Disney+ to put warnings to several classic films on racist depictions

Disney+ will be adding warnings to several classic films from the Walt Disney Animation and live-action catalogue, shining a light on some of the problematic characters and racist depictions that have not aged well in the animation vault. The Aristocats, Dumbo, The Jungle Book, Lady and the Tramp and Peter...