‘BoJack Horseman’ Renewed for Another Season

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Just one week after its debut on Netflix, the original animated comedy series BoJack Horseman has been renewed for another 12 episodes. The Hollywood Reporter stated that the “renewal comes as Netflix is looking to push further” into original comedy content.

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Netflix Debuts Original Anime Series ‘Knights of Sidonia’

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Netflix is taking another cool step with their original programming initiatives with the debut of the anime series Knights of Sidonia. The series premiered in Japan in April 2014 and an English dub version is now available on the Netflix streaming service. It is the first Netflix original anime series. All 12 episodes are currently available for your viewing pleasure.

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Updated ‘Magic School Bus’ Series Coming to Netflix in 2016

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The popular PBS children’s TV show The Magic School Bus is getting a CG-animated reboot that will debut exclusively on Netflix in 2016. Produced by Scholastic Media, the new show, called The Magic School Bus 360°, will include a “modernized” Ms. Frizzle (actress Lily Tomlin voiced Ms. Frizzle in the original series) who will take her students on flying field trips in an updated version of the fancy bus. Netflix has ordered 26 half-hour episodes of the updated show.

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DreamWorks Announces New Netflix Series Titles

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As part of their mammoth original content deal with Netflix, DreamWorks Animation officially announced three new series currently in production that will debut in late 2014.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 65: Jason Schleifer – Head of Character Animation at DreamWorks Animation

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Jon Hueber and Stanford Clark join Marc to interview Jason Schleifer, the head of character animation at DreamWorks Animation about his career as well as Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

We talk about his work at Weta Digital on The Lord of the Rings trilogy, moving up the ranks at DreamWorks, and receiving philosophical wisdom from a random guy on a sand dune.

Also Discussed: trailers for The BoxTrolls and Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, the DreamWorks short Almost Home, Frozen on Blu-ray, breaking news about Cartoon Network, and so much more…

(Recorded on 03/10/14)

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Clone Wars Coming, Ending on Netflix: May the Stream be With You

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On March 7th, Star Wars fans will finally be able to get closure on Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series as Lucasfilm and ABC/Disney have announced that the last season–abbreviated as it is–will be coming to Netflix.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 57: AF News – Week of January 13th, 2014

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It’s our first AF News episode! Stanford Clark joins Marc to discuss all the latest news in animation from the past few weeks.

News Highlights Discussed: Actor Sam Witwer Q & A, Golden Globe for BEST ANIMATED FEATURE goes to Frozen, Star Wars: The Clone Wars final Darth Maul story arc, Pixar’s Party Central, Disney’s Big Hero 6, Turbo: FAST on Netflix Instant, and a fifth Ice Age film.

(Recorded on 01/13/14)