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Animation News Round Up – Week of 1/16

King of the Hill Revival

A reboot of the animated sitcomKing of the Hill, is in the works. Creators Greg Daniels and Mike Judge have formed their own animation company, Bandera Entertainment – which has more than a dozen animated series in the works including the reboot.

No details about the reboot have been announced yet, though it is likely it will see the characters “aged 15 years” in the current day.

Release Date for The Cuphead Show

The long-awaited adaptation of the video game Cuphead will debut on Netflix on February 18th. The show will follow the adventures of Cuphead and his brother Mugman and their adventures in the Inkwell Isles.

“We Don’t Talk about Bruno” Beats “Let It Go”

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” from Encanto is Disney’s newest hit. The song has become the highest-ranking tune from a Disney animated movie in 26 years. It reached No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list. (“Let It Go” reached No. 5.) Prior to Frozen, the last song from a Disney animated soundtrack to make the list was “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas,

Chicken Run to get a sequel

I’m as confused by this news as you are – but here we are. Netflix will be producing a sequel to the 2000 stop-motion film. The sequel, Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget will see Ginger and Rocky joined by a daughter, Molly.

Neither of the two main characters’ voice actors will be reprising their roles. Julia Sawahal, who voiced Ginger was not invited for a voice test for unknown reasons. And we all know Mel Gibson is an antisemitic dick. They will be replaced by Thandiwe Newton and Zachary Levi respectively.

Craig of the Creek confirms Kelsey is LGBTQ+

The first batch of episodes for Season 4 of Craig of the Creek was released this week, and Episode 10 “Fire and Ice,” confirmed that Kelsey Pokoly – one of the main characters of the show is a lesbian and is now in a ‘relationship,’ however much of a relationship a pre-teen can have, with Stacks, a girl who spends her time in the library.

While there were hints that Kelsey had crushes on other girls and had shown disdain at being in a romantic relationship with a boy — this episode went as explicit as it could by letting Kelsey get a pep talk from J.P.’s sister and her girlfriend.

While the show has had LGBTQ+ characters before – all of them are recurring characters whose gender or romantic preferences might not be so obvious. But “Fire and Ice” makes it CRYSTAL CLEAR that Kelsey like likes Stacks and there’s nothing wrong with that.

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