Matt Groening Creating New Animated Series for Netflix

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, has a new animated comedy called Disenchantment in the works for Netflix.

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Cool Image from Guillermo del Toro’s Upcoming Netflix Series ‘Trollhunters’

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Guillermo del Toro

It would pretty much be the coolest thing ever to attend a master class taught by visionary director Guillermo del Toro. Some lucky folks will get that chance this summer when del Toro will be presenting at the 2016 Annecy International Animation Festival. In the Annecy advertisements, we were give a peek of Trollhunters, one of his latest projects for DreamWorks Animation and Netflix.

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Review: DreamWorks’ New ‘DINOTRUX’ Series Combines Construction Vehicles and Dinosaurs for Kid-Sized Fun

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© DreamWorks Animation

DreamWorks Animation’s new and original Netflix series DINOTRUX breaks new ground for the studio. It’s their first animated series that isn’t based on one of their existing film series. The creative team has constructed a clever set of characters and an inventive new world that should hopefully entertain dino- and truck-loving kids for many years to come.

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Review: ‘Turbo FAST’ Season 2 Puts the Speedy Snails in New, Funny Situations

The snails go to outer space, one of the many off-track comedic adventures in season 2 of 'Turbo FAST' (© DreamWorks Animation)

The snails go to outer space in one of the many off-track comedic adventures in season 2 of ‘Turbo FAST’ (© DreamWorks Animation)

The Turbotown crew is back for a second season in DreamWorks Animation’s animated series Turbo FASTwhich is available exclusively on Netflix beginning July 31st.

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‘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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“Animation Fascination” Episode 74: AF News – Week of July 10, 2014

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Stanford Clark and Tim Costello join Marc Vibbert to pay tribute to the legend that was Robin Williams, as well as discuss all the news that came out of San Diego Comic Con. Also announced is an exclusive Big Hero 6 promotion from the Animation Fascination team.

Also Discussed: the August Disney Blu-ray releases reviewed, Disney and LAIKA say that 2D hand drawn animation is still very much alive, the next Toy Story holiday special, awesome toys from Mondo Tees, new trailers from DreamWorks and Paramount, and so much more …

(Recorded on 08/13/14)

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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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“Seatbelts, everyone!”

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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