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Freeform’s ‘25 Days of Christmas’

Just as “31 Nights of Halloween” hangs up its Jack-O-Lantern for the year, Freeform has announced the lineup for its next big holiday programming event: “25 Days of Christmas.” Kicking off December 1, the festive content will feature an original holiday movie, a two-hour Good Trouble special,...

Spider-Verse to swing in with its sequel in 2022

Sony Pictures Animation has officially announced that the sequel to its fan-favourite, Oscar-winning feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be spinning its web in theatres on April 8, 2022. Columbia Pictures is releasing the film. Released last December, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse marked the big-screen debut of Miles Morales (voiced by...

Locksmith Animations signs deal with WB

Warner Bros Pictures has landed a multi-film pact with U.K. CG feature studio Locksmith Animation to co-develop and distribute its slate of pictures. The agreement was announced Thursday by Warner Bros. Pictures’ Group Chairman Toby Emmerich and Courtenay Valenti, President Production & Development, and Sarah Smith and...

Netflix to stream Ramayana-based series

American streaming service Netflix is all set to take India’s oldest and most-loved mythological epic Ramayana to the world, riding on the appeal that local stories have received globally. The Reed Hastings-owned video-on-demand platform will collaborate with British comic-book writer and screenwriter Warren Ellis on an animated series titled Heaven’s Forest, with...

‘Puppy Dog Pals’ picked up for fourth season

Disney Junior’s Puppy Dog Pals has been greenlit for Season 4, just ahead of the third season’s premiere. Created by comedian Harland Williams, the hit series centers on fun-loving pug puppy brothers Bingo (Issac Ryan Brown) and Rolly (Sam Lavagnino), whose thrill-seeking appetites take them on adventures in their...

Warner Media’s ‘Tuzki’ to get its own TV series

Tuzki the monochrome Chinese rabbit is getting his own tv series. Warnermedia, which owns the character, is partnering with Shenzhen-based Ciwen Media to produce the show. Created in 2006 by then-21-year-old artist named Momo Wang, Tuzki swiftly spread across Chinese and Asian social networks — particularly Wechat...

41 Ent. to adapt ‘Supernatural Academy’

41 Entertainment LLC (41E) announced today a new strategy to expand into YA animation focused on Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy, starting with the best-selling series of books by Jaymin Eve entitled The Supernatural Academy. 41E has secured exclusive, global, multimedia, animation rights to both the Supernatural Academy and Supernatural Prison book...

HBO scores ‘South Park’ streaming rights

In a deal worth a reported $500 million, WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, the new streaming platform set to launch in May 2020, has outbid several media companies for the exclusive U.S. streaming rights to Comedy Central’s iconic adult animated series, South Park. In an announcement made today by...

‘La Noria’ premieres online

Night Wheel Pictures has announced that celebrated animator Carlos Baena’s short film, La Noria, is now streaming on Vimeo. Written and directed by Baena, the film tells the tale of a grieving young boy who loves to build Ferris wheels. One day the boy encounters dark creatures and...

Netflix approves for ‘Mighty Little Chota Bheem’ season 3

Netflix has greenlit the third season for Mighty Little Bheem after the second season of the animated original series received rave reviews and created headlines. The streaming giant is also working on two holiday specials for the next two years and a Diwali special of the series. Mighty Little...