A ghost in the jungle : Fenil Sherdiwala announces India’s first superhero web series ‘Vetaal’
6:08 pm PDT 27/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

As the web series concept in India gathers momentum, Fenil comics are set to bring a new dimension to it. They are launching India’s first ever webseries based on a comics superhero. It is a suspense thriller superhero series named ‘Vetaal’. The series is based on the mythological character of the same name however it has been adapted keeping the current generation in mind. Fenil Sherdiwala, the writer of the series, aims to ambush the hegemony which the superhero characters … Read More

Kids channel on Doordarshan to materialise soon, says Director General Supriya Sahu
12:10 pm PDT 16/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Doordarshan is actively working on an exclusive channel for entertaining the young ones and is currently preparing a detailed note in this connection.Doordarshan director general Supriya Sahu said the pubcaster had earlier in the year sent a concept note to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry which had now asked it to work out the details. Consequently, Sahu told that the pubcaster was presently studying possible partnerships and various models apart from studying the availability of content. She said that … Read More

Disney Channels EMEA unveils ‘101 Dalmatian Street’, ‘Gigantosaurus’ and ‘Space Chickens In Space’
11:30 am PDT 15/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney Channels EMEA unveiled the first look of several new animated series including 101 Dalmatian Street, Gigantosaurus, and Space Chickens In Space  at the Annecy International Animation Festival. The announcement marks the 20th anniversary of Disney Channel France and gave Disney Channels EMEA  SVP and general manager Helene Etzi a chance to reaffirm her commitment for developing original programs and seeking out locally produced content. 101 Dalmatian Street is an original animated series based on the 1956 novel by Dodie Smith and the 1961 Walt … Read More

Studio 100 Media signs agreement with HSCC, Israel for CGI series’ ‘Heidi’ and ‘Zeke’s Pad’
3:09 pm PDT 14/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Studio 100 Media, the media sales division of Studio 100 concluded a deal with HSCC – Slutsky Communications at this year’s MIPTV.  The company secured the TV and VOD rights for Studio 100’s CGI classic Heidi and the cool toon-shaded-animation show Zeke’s Pad for Israel. Both series will be aired as an Israeli Premiere on children’s channel Yes Kidz. The agreement was signed in Munich on 13 June, 2017. Yes Kidz is the new children’s channel on DBS (the Israeli satellite … Read More

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ S5 will head towards outer space without any midseason breaks
4:10 pm PDT 13/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Season 5 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will not debut until January 2018. It will air only after Marvel’s The Inhumans wraps up its eight episode season. The positive side is that all 22 episodes will be shown without any midseason breaks putting into question whether the show will employ the pods format that made up season four. There are reports of the series heading into outer space for its fifth season. It’s unknown if Ghost Rider will return, though … Read More

The CW releases premiere dates for its Fall line-up of comic book based shows
6:00 pm PDT 09/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The CW Network, home to multiple DC Comics properties, has announced its Fall 2017 premiere dates for its entire line-up of shows, debuting on 9 October. Supergirl will be the first DC CW show to be back, as it premieres on Monday, 9 October at 8 pm. The Flash races back the next day for its fourth season Tuesday, 10 October at 8 pm. Legends of Tomorrow will move to Tuesdays, airing just after The Flash at 9 pm. The … Read More

Yu-Gi-Oh! comes back to Finland, continues its successful run on PlayTV
7:30 pm PDT 08/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

4K Media, the Konami Digital Entertainment, subsidiary that manages the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand outside of Asia, today announced that it has licensed various installments of its Yu-Gi-Oh! anime franchise to the following partners: PlayTV in Brazil and Mega Merchandising, the children’s program buyer in Finland for Fox Networks Group. In announcing the new agreements, 4K Media SVP of operations and business and legal affairs Kristen Gray stated, “Yu-Gi-Oh! has maintained a thriving fan base around the world and we are fortunate to … Read More

Wow! Unlimited and Bell Media announce strategic partnership in kids and youth entertainment
2:00 pm PDT 08/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Canadian kids’ animation entertainment company Wow Unlimited Media and content creation company Bell Media have entered into a deal that will bring Wow! programming to Bell channels in exchange for equity in the production outfit. The deal also includes an agreement to jointly develop and produce content. Wow CEO and chairman Michael Hirsh said, “This strategic partnership will drive our planned multi-platform rollout of a new paradigm in entertainment for kids and youth across North America. In addition, the support … Read More

Popular anime ‘Cowboy Bebop’ will get American live-action TV series
1:00 pm PDT 07/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

A live-action television series adaptation of the 1998 television anime Cowboy Bebop will be produced by Marty Adelstein’s Tomorrow Studios and ITV Studios. The adaptation will be written by Chris Yost (Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok). The studio Sunrise, which animated the original series, will executive produce the live-action series. Other executive producers will include Adelstein (Prison Break, Teen Wolf), Becky Clements (Good Behavior, Aquarius), Matthew Weinberg and Midnight Radio (Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg). Cowboy Bebop is … Read More

Cartoon Network’s June programming slate makes back to school an exciting affair
11:30 am PDT 01/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Cartoon Network is all geared up to give kids a back-to-school adventure as they pack their bags and sharpen their pencils, bracing the end of summer vacation. They promise to make going back to school exciting with their new line-up of shows and series which include action packed adventures, stories about friendship, incredible stunts and comedy at its best. Children can now enjoy their time after school with new shows and exciting episodes of Mighty Magiswords, We Bare Bears, and Bas Karo Henry. … Read More

Animated series ‘Baahubali: The Lost Legends’ to launch on Colors
1:00 pm PDT 29/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The highest grossing film ever in the history of Indian cinema is now set to make its television debut as an animated series. Riding high on the success of the Baahubali franchise, India’s leading entertainment channel Colors announced the acquisition of the broadcast satellite rights to the animated series spin-off called, Baahubali: The Lost Legends which was initially launched digitally on Amazon Prime Video. This isn’t the first time that an animated series will be seen on a Hindi GEC channel. Last year, … Read More

Cartoon Network to air ‘DC Super Hero Girls’ animated series in 2018
1:30 pm PDT 26/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The world knows them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl, but the three stars of Cartoon Network’s upcoming toon series are teenage girls trying to balance superpowers and secret identities with, like, managing a social life. Production has begun on DC Super Hero Girls, an all-new animated action-comedy series from Warner Bros. Animation based on characters from DC Entertainment. Featuring fresh character designs and storytelling from Emmy Award-winning producer Lauren Faust (Super Best Friends Forever, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Foster’s Home … Read More