Sky Cinema announces new animation channel with Angry Birds 2, Despicable Me and more

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From Digital Spy

In great lockdown news for cartoon fans, Sky Cinema will be launching its very own animation channel next month.

Sky Cinema Animation will be available to all customers at no extra charge from July 23, and will be showing family-friendly favourites (and their sequels) such as The Angry Birds Movie 2, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Despicable Me and How to Train Your Dragon 3.

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Also, look out for other lesser known titles to try out, including Wonder Park (the story of a young girl named June who must save the world of her own imagination when her mother falls ill), Spy Cat (meet Marnie: a lonely cat who needs friends) and Astro Kid (which follows the adventure of a boy named Willy who gets lost in space).

The movies will also be available on NOW TV.

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In other news, Sky Cinema has also put content labels on classic movies to flag any issues of outdated views which may cause offence to the viewer.

The labels have appeared on the likes of the original animated versions of Aladdin and Dumbo, as well as sci-fi sequel Aliens, Gone with the Wind and cult sci-fi Flash Gordon. They also appear on the movies' listings on NOW TV.

They read: "This film has outdated attitudes, language and cultural depictions which may cause offence today."

"Sky is committed to supporting anti-racism and improving diversity and inclusion both on and off screen," a Sky spokesperson told Digital Spy.

Sky Cinema Animation launches July 23 on Sky and NOW TV.

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