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Care Bears Unlock the Magic
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Max US to Debut Six Brand-new ‘Care Bears: Unlock the Magic’ Animated Specials

Cloudco Entertainment, owner of the Care Bears franchise, is proud to announce six all-new animated Care Bears: Unlock the Magic specials scheduled to debut throughout 2024 on Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max in the U.S. Adding to the 50 episodes previously launched to great acclaim in the U.S. on Max and elsewhere globally, the six (6) all-new “Care Bears: Unlock the Magic” animated specials and their respective launch dates are: “The Quest for The Rainbow Stone” (launched 2/2/24), “Grumpy’s Ginormous Adventure” (3/8/24), “The Star of a Thousand Wishes” (7/5/24), “The Bad Crowd Strikes Back” (9/1/24), “The Mystery of the Snickering Ghost” (10/4/24), and “The No Heart Games” (11/1/24). All of the new specials retain the look and feel of the animated TV series, but lean into bigger, more theatrical themes.

Thomas & Friends Let's Roll
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New App Thomas & Friends: Let’s Roll Coming this April During Autism Awareness Month

Mattel, a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest portfolios of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world, has announced Thomas & Friends: Let’s Roll, a fun, new mobile app, created in partnership with StoryToys and designed under the guidance of neurodiversity consultants. The app is slated to be released during Autism Acceptance Month in April, with pre-orders now live via Google Play and the App Store.

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Peppa Pig Wedding Special with Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Premieres March 25 on Nickelodeon

Hasbro announced the 3-part Peppa Pig Wedding Special, featuring global megastars Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry, will air at 9:00 AM ET/PT from March 25-28 as part of Nickelodeon’s “Peppa Pig Wedding Week”. In celebration of the iconic animated character’s 20th anniversary, these new Season 10 episodes will have little ones and their families jumping into fun, imaginative and oinktastic adventures that real-life wedding parties bring to loved ones everywhere. Joining the beloved Peppa Pig franchise as guest characters and voice stars in the series, dress maker Ms. Leopard (voiced by Katy Perry) and jeweller Mr. Raccoon (voiced by Orlando Bloom) assist with preparations for the first-ever wedding scene. Mr. Bull and Mrs. Cow surprise everyone with their wedding announcement and everyone rallies around to make it memorable!

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Wind Sun Sky Partners with Da Vinci to Distribute Future Chicken Shortform Content Globally

Wind Sun Sky Entertainment (WSS), innovators in multi-platform entertainment, has partnered with Da Vinci, leaders in streaming content to families around the world, to expand the reach of Future Chicken, a multi-platform eco-initiative for kids, globally. Future Chicken is a climate justice initiative for kids (6-10+) created to address the eco-anxiety they are experiencing today by leveraging evidence-based positive storytelling to let children know that there is hope for the planet and that they can make a difference when it comes to their future. In November, Future Chicken launched in multiple formats of content, on Roblox, YouTube and website. Acknowledging that kids love to watch shortform content, a Future Chicken ‘Ecotainment’ shorts series laid the foundation for launch. A mixed media content offering, Future Chicken shorts feature Potato the Chicken (aka Future Chicken) and her team of planet protecting friends highlighting to kids the positive things happening to support the future of the environment.

Tiny Time Travel PBS Kids Spring
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PBS KIDS Kicks Off Spring with a Slate of New Content for the Whole Family

There is so much in store for kids and families from PBS KIDS this spring. From the premiere of Tiny Time Travel, an exciting series of live-action shorts, to new Wild Kratts and Nature Cat movies, plus the debut of Molly of Denali Season 4, new series Milo, new shorts series Donkey Hodie Bedtime Stories, and new episodes of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, the learning-rich fun will be in full bloom all season long. “This spring, PBS KIDS provides an opportunity for families to embark on exciting adventures with kids’ favorite characters, and a chance to meet some new ones, too,” said Sara DeWitt, Senior Vice President and General Manager, PBS KIDS. “Our content this season aims to nurture an appreciation of the natural world among our young audiences while also sharing important life lessons and reinforcing some of the key social skills kids need for success in school and beyond.”

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Pokémon Unveils New Game Experiences and Entertainment for 2024 and Beyond in Pokémon Day Presentation

The Pokémon Company group revealed Pokémon Legends: Z-A, a new video game, during a special Pokémon Presents video presentation for Pokémon Day 2024. Streamed online to fans around the world on Pokémon Day — the annual fan-focused pop-culture holiday celebrating the launch of the original Pokémon video games on Feb. 27, 1996 — the presentation unveiled a slate of new experiences coming soon to the franchise.

Bluey Sign Special
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‘Bluey’ First Special, ‘The Sign,’ Set to Premiere for April 14

Disney Branded Television, BBC Studios Kids & Family and Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) have announced that the next installments of Bluey, including an extended length special The Sign, will premiere this April, marking the series’ first global rollout. The first new episode, “Ghostbasket,” will premiere on Sunday, April 7, teeing up the debut of the 28-minute special, The Sign, premiering a week later on Sunday, April 14. Both episodes will air first via ABC Kids in Australia and then roll out globally the same day across Disney+, Disney Junior and Disney Channel in all other available regions (with the exception of China and New Zealand).

Thomas all engines go
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Mattel Television Studios’ Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go Returns for Season 27, Announces First-ever holiday Movie

Mattel, Inc has announced that Season 27 of the animated series Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go premieres March 7 on Netflix. Featuring all-new original music, Season 27 consists of 26 11-minute episodes released in two 13-episode installments, with the second half of the season debuting September 19. The second portion of Season 27 includes the franchise’s first-ever 60-minute holiday movie, Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Letter Express, debuting late 2024. Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go is co-produced by Mattel Television Studios and Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Studios.

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The Wiggles Launch Wiggle and Learn Brand New YouTube Series for Toddlers

The Wiggles, the world’s most popular children’s entertainment group, are delighted to unveil Wiggle and Learn, a groundbreaking new series designed exclusively for YouTube. This pioneering production explores crucial early childhood themes, including language development, basic math, social skills, health and world understanding. Offering a comprehensive and engaging educational experience for young learners, Wiggle and Learn debuts on The Wiggles YouTube Channel on Friday, February 23 with the first episode, “Let’s Learn about Animals!”