Cloudco Entertainment, owner of iconic entertainment brand Care Bears, is pleased to announce that its newest 2D animated incarnation of The Care Bears – Care Bears: Unlock the Magic – has started production on six new 22-minute specials for the Cartoonito preschool block on HBO Max and Cartoon Network. Simultaneously, season 1 of Care Bears: Unlock the Magic (48 x 11’ + 2 x 22’) has been extended into early 2027 for the linear and streaming platforms.
Mattel, Incorporated announced that it is partnering with HBO Max and Cartoon Network on a pair of new live-action American Girl specials based on the hit doll and book line. The first special, American Girl: Corinne Tan (wt), focuses on the brand’s 2022 Girl of the Year of the same name. Produced by MarVista Entertainment, a Fox Entertainment Company, American Girl: Corinne Tan will premiere this December on Cartoon Network and the following day on HBO Max. A second American Girl special will follow in 2023.
Cartoon Network and Boomerang are preparing to serve up animated children’s series Cupcake and Dino to audiences in Australia and New Zealand.
Preschool network Cartoonito is the first children-dedicated linear channel in the UK to pick up Moonbug’s flagship show CoCoMelon.
To celebrate the upcoming launch of Sesame Street Mecha Builders, Sesame Workshop and Warner Brothers Discovery are previewing the STEM-centric animated series on YouTube. The first eleven-minute story, “Sesame Street Mecha Builders: They Sent Us a Pie,” can be found on the Sesame Street YouTube channel now. The series officially debuts in May on Cartoonito, Warner Bros. Discovery’s preschool programming block on HBO Max and Cartoon Network.
Sesame Workshop announced it will be expanding its animation slate with book-based properties, starting with the classic Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White . Partnering with WarnerMedia Kids & Family, Sesame Workshop will begin production in April on the recently greenlit family miniseries, which will be available on HBO Max and Cartoon Network in 2024.
WarnerMedia Kids & Family announced multiple new acquisitions that will bring some of the most celebrated digital preschool content to Cartoonito on HBO Max and Cartoon Network beginning Monday, Jan. 31. The new preschool block has picked up popular shows from Moonbug Entertainment, including several offerings from Blippi, CoComelon—the #1 most-watched brand on YouTube, Lellobee City Farm, and a second season of Mia’s Magic Playground.
Headstart International announced the launch of its new animated series, Boxed Warriors, airing on Cartoon Network in Australia and via YouTube globally.
Diadora is launching the second part of its exclusive capsule collection dedicated to Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty from Cartoon Network.