Sony Pictures Entertainment & Mitsui join hands to initiate AK Holdings, a TV animation joint venture
5:00 pm PDT 25/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) and Mitsui have joined hands and would be initiating AK Holdings Corporation, which will be responsible for operating the two known Japanese anime networks, Animax and Kids Station. As Sony has the majority shares in the upcoming joint venture, the company has appointed, managing director of Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Television Network, Masao Takiyama as the representative director for both Kids Station and Animax. “In addition to a treasured form of Japanese art and culture, anime … Read More

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POGO celebrates the month of February in a segment titled ‘what-you-love’
3:30 pm PDT 17/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

It’s the season of love and Pogo wants to bring in content which the kids love. The channel will be starting with ‘Appu the Yogic Elephant’ every Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 am. Followed by this would be ‘Pogo’s Film Factory’ treating the kids with favourite movie of the week at 10:30 am every Saturday. During the weekend, the KTB trio aka Krish the monkey, Trish the cat and Baltiboy the donkey are back with yet another movie. The movie Krish Trish Baltiboy 7 – Over smartness Never Pays, is a set of three stories … Read More

Disney’s ‘Tangled: The Series’ renewed for Season 2 ahead of Season 1 premiere
2:30 pm PDT 16/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney Channel has announced that their upcoming animated show Tangled: The Series has officially been renewed for a second season ahead of its first season premiere. Disney Channels Worldwide, president and chief creative officer, Gary Mash announced the renewal of the series. The series, based on Disney’s 2010 animated film Tangled, is set to premiere on 24 March, 2017 on Disney Channel. The story takes place between the events of the 2010 movie and the 2012 short film Tangled Ever … Read More

Nelvana to produce preschool series ‘Happy Art Happy Life’ inspired by iconic pop-artist Romero Britto’s work
10:45 am PDT 16/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana announced a new development deal with Grey Matter and United Talent Agency (UTA) to produce vibrant preschool series, Happy Art Happy Life (working title), inspired by the brilliant and bold works of iconic pop-artist, Romero Britto. The announcement was made on 14 February, 2017, at the Kidscreen Summit in Florida. Romero Britto is an international artist who uses vibrant, bold and colourful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world and as a visual expression of … Read More

Turner and Cyber Group Studios join hands to create new animated series, ‘Taffy’ for Boomerang
5:00 pm PDT 13/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Turner International and Cyber Group Studios have joined forces to create a brand-new animated series, currently entitled Taffy, for Turner’s second flagship kids’ channel Boomerang across international markets. Based on an original creation from Cyber Group Studios and developed with Turner, Taffy follows the non-stop, slapstick extravaganza faced by loyal hound dog Bentley when his billionaire old lady owner Mrs. Muchmore takes in an imposter posing as wide-eyed, fluffy angora cat. Each instalment sees Bentley try to reveal “Taffy” for the vermin he … Read More

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Cartoon Network’s 2017 Valentine slate
6:45 pm PDT 09/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

February is a month filled with love and laughter and Cartoon Network promises to make it even more extravagant with an exciting line-up for your favourite toons. Cartoon Network will broadcast its special episodes of Kiteretsu, Roll No 21, We Bare Bears, Teen Titans Go! on its channel. With a never seen before concept, Oggy is ready to take the centre stage as he undertakes several attempts to woo his beloved Olly. Take a look at the fun things planned … Read More

Sonic Boom’s Season 2 to air in 90 countries worldwide
2:00 pm PDT 09/02/2017 By admin

For the soon to be here Sonic Boom’s Season Two, Lagardere Studios Distribution signed pre-sales to more than 90 countries around the world, including France, Italy, Portugal, Canada, Poland and Ukraine. Sonic Boom is a computer-animated adventure-comedy children’s TV series produced by Oui!Do Productions and Sega of America. Based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game, the series revolves around Sonic, Tails, Amy, Knuckles and Sticks, who reside on Bygone Island to defend it from various threats, including the mad … Read More

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‘Iron Fist’ arrives to conclude ‘The Defenders’ roster
7:00 pm PDT 08/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and now, rounding up things for The Defenders would be Iron Fist. Marvel tweeted out the trailer for Netflix’s Iron Fist which will be the last title before the aforementioned four merge in The Defenders. The teaser for the series was launched back in October, 2015 during New York Comic Con. The new trailer gives us an insight about the protagonist, Danny Rand who hails from the elite class of New York, played by Finn … Read More

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Samurai Jack finds himself in a grisly and brutal future in the newest trailer
3:00 pm PDT 07/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Samurai Jack is definitely one of the finest creations of Genndy Tartakovsky. It portrays the story of a battle-hardened samurai who must defeat the evil demon named Aku in order to restore peace and return to his home. Beloved by millions, the 52 episodes of the series aired on Cartoon Network from 2001 till 2004. The series ended abruptly without a proper conclusion and fans have been waiting since then for the next instalment of the hit show to go … Read More

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Studio 100 Media sells its CGI animated series ‘Nils Holgersson’ to Discovery Kids, India
5:30 pm PDT 06/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Studio 100 Media announced today that it has sold the CGI animated series “Nils Holgersson” (52 x 13’) to Discovery Kids, India – Discovery Communications’ kids network.  Discovery Kids has acquired the new series based on the successful book by Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf, the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Currently in production, the first episodes of the adventure series are already available to buyers. This agreement gives Discovery exclusive TV rights. Commenting on the … Read More

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Nickelodeon’s original series ‘Bunsen Is a Beast’ to premiere in February
6:00 pm PDT 27/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

An all new original, animated series is set to hit Nickelodeon on Tuesday, 21 February. Titled Bunsen Is a Beast, the 20-episode series tells the story of Bunsen and Mikey, two new friends who have their own share of fun in the town of Muckledunk. Bunsen is the first beast ever to attend a middle school for human kids and comes under the pressure to succeed and prove to the world that monsters can live among humans, harmoniously. Taking a … Read More

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Pogo has a special New Year content list for children
6:00 pm PDT 03/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Pogo opened the year by announcing the launch of a brand new show ‘Grizzy & the Lemmings’, which premiered on 2 January. The young viewers will be in for some laughs as alpine bear Grizzy and his neighboring tribe of pesky, mischievous lemmings battle for forest supremacy in non-stop antics, on the new show. The channel also announced the launch of another brand new show ‘The Oddbods Show’ starting 9 January. Oddbods is a sketch based series following the adventures of seven adorable characters as they laugh, … Read More