The Pokémon Company International announced that the upcoming season of Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series will premiere October 21, 2022, exclusively on Netflix in the U.S. The 25th season of the globally popular animation will follow Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu, as well as Goh and Chloe, as they embark on their latest adventures in the Pokémon world. The season features approximately 54 episodes, with an initial release of 12 episodes this October followed by three additional episode releases on Netflix in 2023. The dates for the subsequent episode releases will be announced closer to their launches. The Pokémon Company International gave fans a sneak peek at the upcoming season earlier this year with a global reveal trailer: https://youtu.be/CUjAdM3BtCw.
Moonbug Entertainment, a subsidiary of Candle Media, announced an agreement with MultiChoice, Africa’s leading entertainment company, to launch an exclusive linear preschool channel on Sub-Saharan African direct broadcast satellite service DStv. The new Moonbug Kids channel will include content from across the Moonbug portfolio of much-loved IPs.
MGA Entertainment, one of the largest and fastest growing privately held toy companies in the world, just dropped the first trailer for the all-new L.O.L. Surprise! Winter Fashion Show Movie, available for streaming globally on Netflix – excluding China – beginning Saturday, October 22. The sixty-minute movie will bring to life the L.O.L. Surprise! fashion show toy segment, which has begun rolling out across retailers just in time for the holidays.
ZAG, the award-winning global independent animation studio behind the hit franchise Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, has launched ZAG Stream, a new division established to drive forward the company’s direct to streaming content business to be led by Maria Doolan, ZAG’s SVP of TV Content. The first project from ZAG Stream is the animated superhero fantasy series, Fairyon, a reimagining of some of the world’s most famous fairy tale characters told with a superhero twist. Currently in pre-production, the project will be unveiled to buyers at the upcoming MIPCOM. The announcement was made by Jeremy Zag, Founder and CEO of ZAG.
King Features Syndicate, a unit of Hearst and home to some of the world’s most popular entertainment characters, have announced a new animated film in development inspired by the interactive children’s comic strip, Slylock Fox. King Features has also renewed its representation agreement for the property, which was previously known as Slylock Fox and Comics for Kids.
Atari — one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — has announced the launch of Atari Sunnyvale, a massive social and gaming experience in The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands. Atari Sunnyvale includes a dozen environments based on classic Atari games and a full game based on Crystal Castles. In all, 17 original Atari games are represented.
Award-winning writer-led creator studio Turnip + Duck is significantly ramping up activity ahead of Cartoon Forum and MIPCOM, launching brand new animated series Maddie + Triggs (39 x 7’) and expanding its operations with the appointment of Rob Doherty as Head of Content and Laura Canavan-Hayes as Development Executive.
WildBrain Television, one of Canada’s most-loved kids’ and family broadcast networks, announces that Family Channel, its flagship broadcast network, has greenlit three new content projects across live-action and animation, in partnership with independent Canadian producers. Exclusive to WildBrain Television in Canada, the new content will begin rolling out across the company’s broadcast and digital channels this September, continuing into 2023. WildBrain has also acquired global distribution rights for all three properties.
Productivity Media, Inc (PMI), co-producers and financiers of high-quality original film and TV, is partnering with Wind Sun Sky Entertainment (WSS), pioneers in multi-platform digital entertainment, to expand its’ media footprint and innovative content offerings.