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Second season of Lili & Lola on the way

Second season of Lili & Lola on the way

Animation
Canada-based studio Big Bad Boo Studios will produce the second season of its mini-series Lili & Lola with five x seven-minute new episodes heading to multiple platforms that will include the studio’s bilingual VOD platform Oznoz. The pre-school mini-series follows two sisters living in a small apartment in a big city. Created by Shabnam Rezaei and Aly Jetha of Big Bad Boo it originally debuted in 2015 on Oznoz. The first season also currently airs on Shaw Multicultural Canada, ICI Television Montreal and TenTV in both English and Persian. Rezaei initially created the show for the Farsi-speaking community, but it has since branched out hoping to attract new subscribers on Oznoz. The platform also streams Sesame Street, Thomas and Friends, Babar and other shows in Arabic, French,
Nominations of animated categories of Emmy awards out

Nominations of animated categories of Emmy awards out

Animation, Uncategorized
The 69th annual Emmy Awards would be presented on 17th September by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Besides that of the main categories, the nominations for the animation category has also been declared. In the  category, four of the five recognized shows that were also nominated in 2015 and 2016 are Archer, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons and South Park. The only new contender in the category is the special Sofia the First episode “Elena and the Secret of Avalor.” With two first-time nominees, the short-form animated category offers a few more surprises this year like Warner Bros. Animation’s Teen Titans Go! and Marvel Animation and Passion Animation Studios’ Rocket & Groot mini-series. They will join three other shows that have received prior nominations. They are Ad
Cartoon Network’s OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes to premiere on August 1

Cartoon Network’s OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes to premiere on August 1

Animation
Cartoon Network has announced that its new animated series OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes will be debuting on August 1 at 6:30 pm ET/PT via a special hour-long premiere episode. The series focuses on the eponymous K.O., who is a perpetually optimistic kid aspiring to be the greatest hero of all. The story is set in a video game inspired world in a town called Lakewood Plaza. OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes has been created by Ian Jones-Quartey named one of Variety’s 10 animators to watch in 2016. He had earlier served as co-executive producer on pop culture hit, Steven Universe. Incidentally, Jones-Quartey also voices for Rad. Other featured voices includes Courtenay Taylor (Regular Show in Space) as K.O., Kate Flannery (The Office) as Carol, Ashly Burch (Adventure Time) as Enid and David Herman (
Cartoon Network to release DVD of The Powerpuff Girls on August 15

Cartoon Network to release DVD of The Powerpuff Girls on August 15

Animation
Cartoon Network has said that it would release a new special DVD release of the iconic animated action comedy series The Powerpuff Girls. The DVD is slated for an August 15, 2017 release on stores. The DVD titled The Powerpuff Girls: The Last Donnycorn  will feature the same titled episode as its lynch pin. The Last Donnycorn is a 30 minute special that features the titular creature seeking the Powerpuff Girls’ help as he is hunted by a robotic unicorn. After a narrow escape, he also reveals that he has accidentally unleashed evil unicorns that were originally trapped inside a magic mirror. Now these evil unicorns are wreaking havoc on Unicorn Land and it is up to the Powerpuff Girls to set things right. Besides the film, the DVD will also feature the following episodes: Odd Bubble
Live Nation Middle East and CN jointly making live stage show Cartoon Network Live

Live Nation Middle East and CN jointly making live stage show Cartoon Network Live

Channels
Live Nation Middle East and Cartoon Network have announced that they are producing a new live stage production called Cartoon Network Live! The brand new live show will be touring various cities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Cartoon Network Live! features the channel’s most popular heroes from Ben 10, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls, in an interactive and spectacular stage production for kids aged 5+. In Cartoon Network Live!, Kelvin Gizmo, scientist extraordinaire takes us into the world of Cartoon Network which is under threat of Zarr, the evil robot. We travel through the Land of Ooo, the city of Townsville and Elmore and meet their famous inhabitants. With them, and the help of the audience, Kevin Gizmo will hopefully be able to s
Turner sets new direction to The Amazing World of Gumball

Turner sets new direction to The Amazing World of Gumball

Animation
Turner has claimed that it has upped its  investment in European production by 30 per cent last year and has also taken its biggest international original The Amazing World of Gumball in a new direction, with a puppet-based episode of the show that it revealed at the just concluded Annecy Animation Film Festival. The puppet-based installment of Gumball will go out during season five of the show and will also be the inspiration for a series of short form spin-offs. Recently-minted U.K. producer Blink Industries is making The Puppets and the short form content which will be directed by BAFTA-nominated Simon Cartwright and Baker Terry. Annecy attendees got to watch the exclusive first-look at The Puppets at Annecy during a session at the festival looking at Gumball. The series is a mix
Turner Broadcasting launches animation outlet Toonami in Africa

Turner Broadcasting launches animation outlet Toonami in Africa

Animation
On June 1, Turner Broadcasting launched its international superhero-centric animation outlet Toonami in Africa. “We are pleased with the addition of Toonami to the Kwesé bouquet as it further diversifies our robust entertainment experience and programme offering outside of South Africa,” said Pierre Branco, VP and General Manager for Turner Southern Europe and Africa. “With its clear positioning and strong franchising connections, we are convinced that Toonami will build a strong fan base around the most popular superheroes. Turner will meet the growing demand for premium quality superhero content on the continent.” The Toonami programming line-up features popular action properties like ThunderCats, DC’s Batman and Superman and Cartoon Network’s Ben 10. In another move, pay TV network
DC Super Hero Girls to air on CN in 2018

DC Super Hero Girls to air on CN in 2018

Animation
The three stars of Cartoon Network’s upcoming toon series DC Super Hero Girls namely Diana, Kara and Barbara are teenage girls trying to balance superpowers and secret identities like managing a social life. It will air on the network in 2018. Production has started of DC Super Hero Girls, an all-new animated action-comedy series from Warner Bros. Featuring fresh character designs and storytelling from Emmy Award-winning producer Lauren Faust, DC Super Hero Girls will come up on Cartoon Network in 2018. The not-so-typical teenagers along with their superhero friends have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged super villains of the DC Universe. After all, being teens is tough enough what with school, friends, f
Throwback Thursday – 10 female cartoon women characters we look up at

Throwback Thursday – 10 female cartoon women characters we look up at

Animation, Uncategorized
If you think that there are only action heroes and action-oriented animation films with men as the protagonist, you are mistaken. We have animated women characters who embezzled the screen to the viewers delight too. Let’s take a look at 10 such cartoon women characters whom you all will crave to see again and again. A run down:  Daphne Blake Daphne Blake was a fictional character in the long-running America's animated series Scooby-Doo. Daphne, is depicted as coming from a wealthy family. The character has appeared in more adaptations than the other characters besides  Shaggy Rogers and Scooby-Doo. Moral: There is nothing called ghost, monsters or supernatural characters. All are make believe.   Jessica Rabbit Jessica Rabbit is a fictional character in Who Censored Roger
Cartoon Networks’ Ben 10 to be free-to-air in UK soon

Cartoon Networks’ Ben 10 to be free-to-air in UK soon

Channels
Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 will have its free-to-air premiere in the UK this week. New episodes of the action-adventure series will be shown on CITV and ITV in the territory on May 21. The series currently airs on Cartoon Network in the UK. The channel will continue to air the series as part of its primetime lineup as usual. Targeting boys ages between four to eight, the toon follows energetic Ben Tennyson as he transforms into aliens and goes on adventures. Since its EMEA premiere in October, the latest iteration of the series has reached more than 27 million viewers across the region. Cartoon Network EMEA is set to roll out new merchandise inspired by the series. The line will launch this summer with a new toy range from master toy partner Playmates. Additionally, Giochi Preziosi Gr