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Netflix will explore Transformers’ origins in upcoming animated series

The streaming service has ordered War for Cybertron, a new animated series that explores the “expansive universe” of the Autobots’ home world. Netflix has drafted a wealth of behind-the-scenes talent from other Transformers cartoon spinoffs to pen the show, which hits the service in 2020. – Saqib Shah, Engadget » https://engt.co/2EayH1a
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SpongeBob SquarePants’ “Sweet Victory” Spikes in Streams After Super Bowl Halftime Cameo

On the day of the big game and the day following, “Sweet’s” on-demand streams (audio and video combined) surged by 566 percent in the U.S., as compared to the two previous days, according to Nielsen Music. The song’s streams jumped to 310,000 on Feb. 3 and Feb 4 (combined) versus just 46,000 on Feb. 1 and Feb. 2. – Keith Caulfield, Billboard via The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2GxLNHm

‘Baby Shark’ Driving You Crazy? Its Creator Warns Penguins Are Next

Love or hate it, the South Korean company behind the one-and-a-half minute song about a family of sharks is now seeking to capitalize on the success by expanding its kid-oriented entertainment business. Seoul-based SmartStudy Co.’s Pinkfong is planning to release short videos via Netflix Inc., a cartoon series and a musical in North America this year, one of the company’s founders said in an interview this week. – Jihye Lee & Sohee Kim, Bloomberg » https://bloom.bg/2QQeVLJ

How to Limit YouTube Kids to Play Only Human-Approved Channels

Youtube Kids is going with the solution that remains the most trusted one: humans. Starting this week, when you make the choice to turn off the search option, you are limiting the content to channels that have been verified by a real-life team of reviewers—not an algorithm. A couple quick thoughts: 1) This is a welcome change. And 2) To the employees whose job it is to sit through countless hours of Little Baby Bum, I am so sorry. Thank you for your sacrifice. – Michelle Woo, Lifehacker http://gizmo.do/apXider
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