ABAI brings its first-ever delegation to MIPJunior and MIPCOM 2017
12:59 am PDT 19/10/2017 By Swati Panda

Three years after it signed its MoU with Reed Midem, ABAI finally brought its first ever delegation to MIPJunior  and MIPCOM 2017 this year at Cannes in France. It is undoubtedly a great success for ABAI. We spoke to some of the key members of ABAI who were present at the event. For a first, we had a chat with B.S. Srinivas, CEO of Vedatma Animation Studios and also the joint secretary of ABAI who emphasised that it is an … Read More

ATF Animation Pitch opens today; calls for entries
12:00 pm PDT 11/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) Animation Pitch has received industry endorsement, with representatives from key international and Asian children’s entertainment brands forming the on-stage jury. Targeted at creators and producers of innovative concepts for new and original kids’ animation, ATF Animation Pitch is aimed at facilitating the exchange of ideas and talent between leading international television, distribution and Asian-based producers. The on-stage jury will comprise representatives from some of the biggest names in children’s animation and entertainment. Amongst the … Read More

Acamar films appoints minor entertainment group to produce Premiere Bing stage
8:38 pm PDT 04/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Acamar Films has signed a deal with children’s stage show producers Minor Entertainment to create and produce a national UK Bing live show tour, providing children and families with a whole new theatre experience. The all-new stage show, titled Bing Live, will debut in June 2018, and will visit more than 40 cities across the UK. Tickets for Bing Live will go on sale in the new year. The production will be directed by Will Tuckett, guest principal character artist of the Royal Ballet, whose production of Wind … Read More

9 Story Media Group Expands Global Licensing Program for Emmy Winning Animated Preschool Series
5:00 pm PDT 04/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce the expansion of its international licensing program for the hit multiple Emmy Award-winning animated preschool series PEG + CAT. Since partnering with Ypsilon Licensing for Spain and Portugal, the PEG + CAT brand has seen strong growth within the territory. Several new licensees for Spain and Portugal have been appointed, including Editorial Planeta (publishing), Ravensburger (puzzles and games), C y P Brands Evolution (back-to-school), Artesania Cerdà (apparel, back-to-school) and Comansi (figurines), with more … Read More

KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival announces full program
2:30 pm PDT 03/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The program of KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival is now live. From 17 to 22 October, KLIK will celebrate its tenth anniversary edition at EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. The extensive program includes feature films and compilations of animated short films from all over the world, premieres, talks, workshops, master classes and an electrifying birthday party. On 30 October, KLIK will present a special program for kids, including animated shorts and fun hands-on creative activities. Program Highlights Highlights this year include the avant-premiere of Loving Vincent, the … Read More

CAKE partners with Pukeko Pictures to launch animated series ‘Kiddets’
12:00 pm PDT 02/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

CAKE has announced partnership with New Zealand based Pukeko Pictures to launch Kiddets, a sister series to hit animated preschool show, The WotWots. Expanding The WotWots franchise with 52 brand new adventures, Kiddets will introduce five new WotWot characters, young space cadets in training, at a play school space academy on planet WotWot. Under the watchful eye of SpottyWot and DottyWot who are based on planet Earth, Patches, Dapper, Bounce, Stripes and Luna will learn all the skills they need … Read More

CAKE to launch animated series on autism at MIPCOM
4:30 pm PDT 29/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

CAKE, has announced the launch of pioneering pre-school animated series Pablo at MIPCOM. Produced by Paper Owl Films, this 52 x 11 minute series features a smart and artistic little boy Pablo, whose imaginative drawings come to life enabling him to face the real world with confidence. He is five and half years old, and on the autism spectrum. Using his magic crayons, he bravely turns his life challenges into fantastic adventures and his feelings into colourful characters with a … Read More

Colors and Nick themed studios open at KidZania as part of deal with Viacom 18
12:30 pm PDT 29/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

In its endeavour to enrich consumer experiences and provide integrated entertainment, Viacom18 has partnered with KidZania (Delhi). As a part of the partnership, KidZania Delhi will have a Nickelodeon and Colors themed TV studio. KidZania is an interactive indoor theme park that educates kids through real life roleplay activities, and the partnership with Nickelodeon and Colors will take kids to a front row, behind the scenes seat where kids can themselves see, learn and replicate the actual experience that plays out … Read More

all3media confirms first adaption for ATF formats pitch winner as ‘Hit It’ hits Singapore
2:40 pm PDT 25/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Leading independent distributor all3media International can today announce the first local commission for new format Hit It from XTREME Media, the winning format at the inaugural ATF Formats Pitch. A local adaptation of Hit It has been commissioned for Mediacorp Suria, a leading free-to-air Malay channel in Singapore. Known locally as Hentam Sajalah, the series will be produced by Singapore-based XTREME Media, and will debut in February 2018 on Suria. Hit It sees two teams competing against each other in … Read More

Take another sneak peek at ‘Big Hero 6 The Series’
1:30 pm PDT 25/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney XD has rolled out yet another Sneak Peek of the upcoming Big Hero 6 The Series. The video shows Hiro, Baymax, HoneyLemon, Go Go and Wasabi trying to defuse a situation at the Lucky Cat Cafe, when they receive an emergency call from Fred. “Guys, emergency, now,” he shouts on the video call and the team suits up and leaves for his bungalow. On reaching the place however, they are surprised to find him getting his toe nails trimmed. … Read More

Malaysian animation industry experience a gala time with Kre8tif! Conference 2017
11:00 am PDT 25/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

In its bid to expand and accelerate the Malaysian animation industry, the Kre8tif! Conference 2017 – a long running animation industry event from Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) – has been given a wider range of activities and engagement capabilities. For this year, a total of 572 delegates attended the conference, featuring attendees hailing from around Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines, as well as from countries as far as Japan, India, China, and South Korea. Most in attendance are … Read More

Indian delegation vrooms ahead at Gwangju ACE fair Korea
8:20 pm PDT 23/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The Gwangju ACE Fair 2017  which is a content and entertainment fair of Asia was held from 21-24 September in South Korea. It had its venue at Kimdaejung Convention Centre, Gwangju, Korea. The exhibits were of broadcast, audiovisual, gaming, animation, character, edutainment and all types of licensing content. The programs included exhibition, global cultural content licensing, meeting, international forum and seminar and special events. Ministry of culture, sports and tourism of Korea, Gwangju metropolitan city was the organiser. Touted as … Read More