Kidzbop Audible
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KIDZ BOP & Audible Develop First-Ever KIDZ BOP Audiobook Series, Available May 2023

KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids, has teamed up with Audible, the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, to develop the brand’s first-ever original audio series, KIDZ BOP Never Stop: The Tour Bus Adventures. All eight-episodes will be available exclusively on Audible beginning May 25, 2023.  In KIDZ BOP Never Stop: The Tour Bus Adventures, you’ll meet Giavanni, Cami, Egan, and Knowledge from The KIDZ BOP Kids. They take listeners along for their musical adventures, including a battle-of-the-bands competition on a cruise ship and an epic surprise party. In between their live performances and crazy road trips, these kids experience tough moments too. Each episode is inspired by an original KIDZ BOP song and includes an exciting dance break to sing and dance along.

Pokémon Ultimate Journeys- The Series
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New Episodes of ‘Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series’ Coming Soon to Netflix in the U.S.

The Pokémon Company International announced that the third batch of episodes for Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series, the globally popular Pokémon animated series, will premiere June 23, 2023, exclusively on Netflix in the U.S. With this new release, Trainers will be able to witness Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu achieving the goal of being crowned Champion of the Pokémon World Coronation Series after 25 seasons of countless battles and challenging quests.

Ruby and the Well
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WildBrain Greenlights Season 3 and Inks New International Distribution Deals for Seasons 1 and 2 of ‘Ruby and the Well’

WildBrain Television is pleased to announce it has greenlit a third season of the hit, magical family drama Ruby and the Well (8×60’), which is now filming in Toronto. The new season is scheduled to deliver this summer and will premiere in Canada on Family Channel in fall 2023. In Season 3, Ruby emerges from the challenges of the previous season and doubles down on her commitment to being a well keeper. After all, granting wishes is who she is. But as the well heaps on more and more demands and Ruby holds herself to ever-higher standards, something’s got to give. First, it’s school and friends, but when she lets down her family big time, she can’t ignore the problem any longer. Doing it all may prove to be too tricky a balancing act, even for Ruby.

Barney's World
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‘Barney’s World’ Coming to Max and Cartoonito in 2024

Warner Bros Discovery announced that it has picked up the new CG-animated series Barney’s World for Cartoonito on Cartoon Network and streaming on Max. The series, announced earlier this year as part of Mattel’s Barney franchise relaunch, will aptly be titled “Barney’s World” and will revamp the iconic character for modern audiences. Co-produced by Mattel Television and Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, “Barney’s World” will debut globally in 2024.

Disney Junior Live on Tour- Costume Palooza
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‘Disney Junior Live of Tour: Costume Palooza’ Returns to Visit 60 North American Cities in 2023

Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza has announced its return to the road following a successful national tour last fall. Launching Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, the tour will embark, visiting 60 North American cities beginning with Hershey, Pennsylvania, and will include a featured stop at the New York State Fair. Audiences can dress up for a fun-filled experience featuring characters from Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends and other hit Disney Junior series, including Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Doc McStuffins, the Puppy Dog Pals, and Bo from Firebuds. This year, the live show will also welcome the adorable superhero kittens from the new action-packed hit series SuperKitties. The three-time Pollstar nominated (2019, 2020, 2022) Disney Junior On Tour has visited hundreds of cities and sold over a half million tickets. 

Hot Wheels- Ultimate Challenge Celebrity Guests
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NBC’s ‘Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge’ Kickes Into Gear with Celebrity Guest Judges

Celebrity Guest Judges Anthony Anderson, WWE Superstar Big E, Terry Crews, Sung Kang, Jay Lenoand Joel McHale will help to determine the winners of NBC’s epic new car makeover competition show Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge, premiering Tuesday, May 30th 2023 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Milo DeAPlaneta
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DeAPlaneta and KidsBeeTV Partner to Bring Milo and More to the Streaming Platform

DeAPlaneta Entertainment and KidsBeeTV have joined forces to add a range of beloved preschool programming to its streaming platform. Through the new licensing agreement, Milo, the award-winning show about a five-year-old cat who explores different vocations, along with Super Dino, Baby Heidi, and Bubble Bip, will be available this month on KidsBeeTV.

Nelvana Polygon Pictures
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Nelvana Partners with Polygon Pictures to Find the Next Big Hit in Animation

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, a world-leading international producer, distributor, and licensor of children’s animated and live action content, has announced a development deal with Japanese creative powerhouse, Polygon Pictures, to deliver stand out Japanese originated animated content for kids. The new development collaboration leverages Polygon’s premier position and reputation in the Japanese market, with Nelvana’s successful track record of partnering to bring Japanese animated properties, such as Bakugan™, Beyblade, and Cardcaptor Sakura, to global audiences. 

Bluey Dance Mode
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Ever Popular Bluey Launches New Album – Bluey: Dance Mode!

Out now, Bluey: Dance Mode! is the exciting follow up to the award-winning, chart-topping Bluey: The Album. Bluey: Dance Mode! brings together 17 brand-new recordings from all three seasons of the hit show with songs originally composed by Joff Bush. To date, Bluey’s music has been streamed more than 200 million times and the title track, Dance Mode, has become a global hit. Highlights on the album also include The BeeeeeOOP Walk, Rain (Boldly in the Pretend) and Cat Squad. The collection can be streamed and downloaded worldwide as of April 21 and is available on CD and orange vinyl.