Latest Animated television News

Meghan, Prince Harry to develop new Netflix animated series

Jul. 14, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meghan and Prince Harry’s second Netflix project will focus on a 12-year-old girl’s adventures in an animated series. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Archewell Productions announced Wednesday that the working title “Pearl” will be developed...

Nickelodeon celebrates 'Blue's Clues' anniversary with movie

Jul. 12, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nickelodeon says it is making a new movie featuring stars of “Blues Clues & You!” to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original show that was a mainstay of the network for several years. The movie, which will start production this summer,...

Preschool show boasts girl power, plus nonbinary bison Fred

Jul. 06, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there’s a missing necklace, an AWOL baby penguin or a herd of on-the-loose caribou, Ridley Jones is your go-to guy. Or make that your girl. The 6-year-old title character of Netflix’s new animated series has the pluck and daring of classic...

On 'Sesame Street,' Elmo gets a puppy (cue adorableness)

Jul. 06, 2021 06:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Sesame Street” is about to get a whole lot cuter. Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and the rest of the Muppet gang are introducing a new character to the show this summer — a white-and-brown puppy named Tango, The Associated Press has learned. ...

H.E.R. among artists educating kids on civics in new series

Jul. 03, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In addition to making great music, H.E.R. wants to be an active citizen who empowers young people with information. The Grammy- and Oscar-winning recording artist gets to do both in the new animated Netflix series, “We the People.” ...

Florida teacher emerges as Tik Tok star, eyes Hollywood

Jun. 06, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

Plant City, Fla. (AP) — In the jargon of the internet, Casey Hamilton is chaotic good. He is the human embodiment of “dance like no one’s watching,” with a disarming wholesomeness bred in his native Plant City. The 25-year-old dresses like a...

Governor's office: Animation studio expanding in Louisiana

Jun. 03, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans-area animation studio will add six permanent jobs in a planned expansion, Gov. John Bel Edwards' office said Thursday. Swaybox Studios in Jefferson Parish will add six new permanent jobs with an average annual salary of $62,800 plus...

Disney Junior series aims to give a kid's-eye view of race

May. 18, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Rise Up, Sing Out,” an animated shorts series presenting the concepts of race, racism and social justice to young viewers, is coming to Disney Junior. Designed for children ages 2 to 7 and their families, the series will include music by Ahmir...

Black elite family drama 'Our Kind of People' set for fall

May. 17, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Affluent and well-connected Black families are the focus of “Our Kind of People,” a new Fox drama series from “Empire” creator Lee Daniels. Based on “Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class," a 1999 nonfiction book by Lawrence...

New this week: Chrissie Hynde, loads of zombies & M.O.D.O.K

May. 17, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — In “The Dry,” Eric Bana returns to his native country for a taut, tense...