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Eva the Owlet Apple TV+
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Scholastic Entertainment & Apple TV+ Announce “Eva the Owlet”

Apple TV+ has announced a series order for “Eva the Owlet,” a new animated kids and family series based on the New York Times bestselling Scholastic book series “Owl Diaries” by award-winning author Rebecca Elliott. Since first being published, “Owl Diaries” now has eight foreign language translations and 3 million copies in print. Produced by Scholastic Entertainment and animated by Brown Bag Films, “Eva the Owlet” also features original songs by critically acclaimed musician and singer-songwriter Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums.

Cartoon Saloon Irish Trilogy
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Cartoon Saloon Signs New Licensing Partners for Irish Folklore Trilogy

Five-time Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Emmy-nominated animation studio, Cartoon Saloon heads into the upcoming Licensing Expo in Las Vegas announcing a slate of new licensing partners for its Irish Folklore Trilogy, all created and directed by Tomm Moore, a co-founder of Cartoon Saloon. The Irish Folklore Trilogy includes Academy Award-nominated features WolfWalkers (directed by Ross Stewart), and Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells (co-directed by Nora Twomey). The announcement was made today by Brian Tyrrell, General Manager of Cartoon Saloon Brand Development, who will be attending Licensing Expo for in-person meetings.

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Spotlight Licensing to Launch Licensing Program for ‘Samurai Rabbit: the Usagi Chronicles’

Spotlight Licensing has been appointed by Gaumont to launch and manage the global merchandise licensing program for Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles (which debuted on Netflix April 28th). 2022 may be the Year of the Tiger but it is also shaping up to be a big year for the rabbits of the highly anticipated Netflix animated kids series Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles and long-running and award-winning Stan Sakai comic book series Usagi Yojimbo that inspired it.

American Girl Corrine Tan
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Mattel Partners with HBO Max, Cartoon Network on Two Live-Action American Girl Specials

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.

Creature Cases Silvergate Tencent
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Silvergate Media teams up with Tencent Video to Bring ‘The Creature Cases’ to China

Silvergate Media is joining forces with Tencent Video to bring its new animated series The Creature Cases to China. Silvergate will also partner with Tencent Video on a full consumer products roll-out in China from 2023, to be led by toys and publishing. The Creature Cases is an action, comedy and detective series animated by TeamTo that follows the adventures of a unique detective duo who specialize in solving animal mysteries. The first series, launched on Netflix on April 12th, 2022, is soon to be released on Tencent Video, which will significantly expand the broadcast reach to families across China.

Cocomelon It's Cody Time
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MoonBug’s Cocomelon Launches First-Ever Spinoff Channel ‘It’s Cody Time’

Moonbug Entertainment is launching It’s Cody Time, CoComelon’s first-ever spinoff channel featuring Cody Green and his loving family. The musical pre-school series debuts on YouTube with two special episodes, “Cody’s Spy Song” and “I’m going to be a Big Brother”, followed by a new episode each Wednesday, bringing positive and fun content to children around the world.

Meteoheroes Earth Day
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MeteoHeroes Premieres on PBS on Earth Day and Inspires New Environmental Awards

Mondo TV Studios, part of the Mondo TV Group, one of the largest European producers and distributors of animated content, together with family entertainment maverick Kenn Viselman and Meteo Expert has announced big news for its mega-hit MeteoHeroes: a TV debut in North America on PBS, and new awards inspired by the environmentally focused animated children’s show.