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Nickelodeon partners with Entertainment One (eOne) for animated ‘Transformers’ series

The No. 1 kids’ network, Nickelodeon and Hasbro’s Entertainment One (eOne) have partnered to co-produce an original animated Transformers series (26 half-hour episodes), based on the iconic global property. In the action-comedy series, a new species of Transformers must find their place and purpose among Autobots, Decepticons and the...

Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ to be made into an animated feature

Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel, The Great Gatsby will be developed into an animated feature film for the first time, with a noted team of industry veterans coming together to produce the project. Oscar-winning filmmaker, writer and illustrator William Joyce has teamed-up with novelist, screenwriter and illustrator Brian Selznick and...

Kevin Michael Richardson joins the cast of ‘Simpsons’ as the new voice of Dr. Hibbert

Following the announcement last summer that the record-smashing animated sitcom was enacting new voice casting policies and would no longer have white actors perform as Black characters, The Simpsons has confirmed that Kevin Michael Richardson is taking over as Dr. Julius Hibbert for Harry Shearer. Sunday night’s...

Disney+ introduces new parental controls globally

Disney+ is set to introduce new parental controls globally from today, 23 February 2021 to better its family-friendly experience parents expect from the app. The new parental controls will include the ability to set limits on access to content for specific profiles based on content ratings and...

9 Story Media announces new pre-school series ‘Ladybird Lu’

9 Story Media Group has announced its new animated preschool series, Ladybird Lu (78 x7’) which will arrive on Cartoonito, in the US, the newly announced preschool programming block which is set to launch this Fall on Cartoon Network and HBO Max. Ladybird Lu explores everyday dramas in the world...

Actress Lupita Nyong’o teams up with Netflix to adapt her children’s book ‘Sulwe’

Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o announced that she will be adapting, her children’s picture book, Sulwe, (published in 2019), into an animation film for Netflix. The Black Panther fame actress will also produce the animated musical based on the book, the streaming colossal announced lately. Written by Nyong’o and illustrated...

‘Total Drama Island’ season 2 to premiere on HBO Max and Cartoon Network

CAKE in collaboration with Fresh TV as producer, announced that Total Drama Island is back with two seasons, and is all set to get premiered on HBO Max and Cartoon Network in the US. The two new seasons will consist of 26 half-hour episodes of the hit animated reality...

Disney releases the official trailer for live-action feature ‘Cruella’

The Walt Disney Company has dropped the all-new official trailer and poster for its upcoming live-action feature film Cruella, starring Oscar winners Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, directed by Craig Gillespie. The film is based on the notorious and legendary character Cruella De Vil, introduced in Dodie Smith’s...

Netflix announces the worldwide release of the new anime series ‘DOTA: Dragon’s Blood’

Netflix announced the upcoming release of DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, an all-new anime series based on the popular DOTA 2 videogame franchise by Valve. The eight-episode series is set to join the streamer’s ever-growing anime lineup with a global launch on March 25. The upcoming fantasy series tells the story...

Disney announces a new animation short ‘Us Again’

Disney is going to treat fans with another animated short! The House of Mouse has announced a brand new animated short, Us Again, which will premiere before Raya and the Last Dragon in theatres on 5 March 2021. Written and directed by Big Hero 6 head of animation Zach Parrish, Walt Disney...