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Mo Willems Inks Deal With HBO Max For Multiple Animated Specials

Previously announced and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, Don’t Let the Pigeon Do Storytime! is a premium, live-action family comedy special featuring Willems and the Story Time All-Stars, a group of celebrities, comedians and actors, performing live readings and sketch comedy inspired by Willems’ work, as well as a few surprise musical guests. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2SZAHB5

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HBO Max Orders Animated British Royal Family Satire Series ‘The Prince’

Based on Janetti’s Instagram account, the series takes a look at the royals through the eyes of Prince George, the eldest child of Prince William and Princess Kate. Janetti will voice Prince George, with other members of the voice cast including: Orlando Bloom as Prince Harry, Condola Rashad at Meghan Markle, Lucy Punch as Kate Middleton, Tom Hollander as both Prince Philip and Prince Charles, Alan Cumming as George’s butler Owen, Frances De La Tour as Queen Elizabeth, and Iwan Rheon as Prince William. 20th Century Fox Television will produce. – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://trib.al/Cj13zEd

Netflix To Add 21 Animated Films From Japan’s Legendary Studio Ghibli

Netflix will be adding 21 feature films from famed Japanese art house Studio Ghibli beginning February 1. Among the titles that will be available outside the U.S., Canada and Japan are My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Arrietty, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea and When Marnie Was There. The deal was made with Studio Ghibli’s distribution partner Wild Bunch International, as part of Netflix’s efforts to grow its animated library. – Nancy Tartaglione, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RNMy3s [photo: Netflix]

Netflix Orders Adult Animated Series ‘The Midnight Gospel’ From Pendleton Ward & Duncan Trussell

The Midnight Gospel centers on Clancy, a spacecaster with a malfunctioning multiverse simulator who leaves the comfort of his home to interview beings living in dying worlds. The series is set in a fantastical universe using interview clips from Trussell’s podcast, Duncan Trussell Family Hour. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2SbIv2G

‘He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe’: Netflix And Mattel Return To Greyskull For CG Series

The logline: “On the planet of Eternia, a young lost prince discovers the powers of Grayskull and transforms into He-Man, Master of the Universe! The classic battle between He-Man and evil Skeletor rages to new heights as both hero and villain forge new and mighty teams. A new generation of heroes fighting for the fate of us all. In the end, who will become Master of the Universe?” – Geoff Boucher, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RLWxNT

Netflix and Nickelodeon Announce Multi-Year Original Animated Films and Series Deal

Netflix and Nickelodeon announced today that they’ve formed a multi-year output deal to produce original animated feature films and television series. The kid and family-targeted films and series will be based on both Nickelodeon’s existing library of original characters and new IP. – LaToya Ferguson, IndieWire » https://ift.tt/374zOvJ

New Adventure Time Specials Coming to HBO Max in 2020

The first two, BMO and Obsidian, are set to premiere on the streaming service next year with the latter two — Wizard City and Together Again — following. It sounds like there might not be an official premiere window for the final two specials set quite yet, and none of Adventure Time: Distant Lands has a specific release date. – Rollin Bishop, ComicBook.com » https://ift.tt/31GB7Nu [photo: Cartoon Network/HBO Max]

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