Green Gold’s surprise: Super Bheem and Kirmada face off this Monday on POGO
1:00 pm PDT 28/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Super Bheem, a weekly TV series on Pogo, is coming with a twist for the kids this Monday, 1 May, 2017. Pogo and Green Gold Animation wanted to keep the time of the telecast a secret for the kids to create a surprise for them. After the good ratings and popularity among the kids for the Super Bheem episodic TV series, Pogo and Green Gold Animation have come up with this larger than life episode. The title of the episode is “Kirmada Ki … Read More

Cartoon Network’s ‘Ben 10’ expands to Australia, New Zealand and SVOD platforms
3:45 pm PDT 26/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Cartoon Network’s biggest ever franchise, is extending its reach across multiple platforms and into more Australian and New Zealand homes this month with new free-to-air partnerships. New agreements with 9Go! and TVNZ2 complement its existing distribution on pay-TV and SVOD platforms including Foxtel, Stan, Fetch and Sky New Zealand. Ben 10 is also available through the Cartoon Network Watch and Play app. Turner’s general manager for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Robi Stanton said: “Ben 10 has always been big, but these deals catapult the … Read More

‘My Knight and Me’ to air on Family Channel in Canada
1:30 pm PDT 24/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

London-based kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE has announced a deal with DHX Television for medieval comedy series My Knight and Me. Created by renowned French producer TeamTO and Belgian producer Thuristar, the series follows the adventures of a colourful and charismatic trio of knights as they battle witches, dragons and giants in hilarious and fun-filled adventures. New episodes of the series currently air on Family Channel every Wednesday at 4:30 pm ET/PT. CAKE, CCO and MD, Ed Galton said, “We are … Read More

Marvel’s ‘Cloak and Dagger’ seems less on heroic action and more on teenage complexities
3:00 pm PDT 20/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

While there have been a lot of speculations on what to expect from the Cloak and Dagger series when it was announced last April. Now the first trailer has dropped of the 10-episode series which will air on Freeform, the network formerly known as ABC Family. The series is based on Marvel’s cult classic from the 1980s. From the trailer, which is set in the backdrop of post-Katrina New Orleans, it seems that the series will be less on flashing … Read More

Discovery Kids to broadcast ‘The ZhuZhus’ in Latin America and the Caribbean
3:00 pm PDT 14/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, an international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live-action content, has partnered with Discovery Kids to bring 26 hilarious episodes of its hit animated series, The ZhuZhus, to kids and families throughout Latin America and the Caribbean beginning this May. In addition, Nelvana has completed a broadcast extension deal with Discovery Kids for Backyardigans, ensuring that the CGI-animated series’ 80 episodes remain on-air in Latin America and the Caribbean. “We are thrilled to work with a … Read More

Homegrown animated comedy content to be the flavour of Sony YAY! channel
11:15 am PDT 13/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Indian kids channels have been bolstering their network with Indian content to attract more young audience and retain the IPs which will help them build the licensing and merchandising of not just the shows but also the characters. And kids have been happily lapping onto the Indian content. About one and a half years ago, Sony decided to come up with their own kids channel and after a lot of research, Sony launched its kid’s entertainment channel – Sony YAY! … Read More

CBeebies series ‘Go Jetters’ to air on China’s CCTV
10:45 am PDT 13/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

BBC Worldwide announced a deal with Chinese state broadcaster CCTV (China Central Television) that will bring CBeebies series Go Jetters to over 1.1 billion viewers in China. Fully dubbed in Mandarin and subtitled in simplified Chinese, the 50-episode series will premiere at the end of May on CCTV-14 – the children’s channel that is part of CCTV. CCTV is the predominant state television in the People’s Republic of China with over 50 different channels catering to audience both locally and abroad. The … Read More

Sony plans to shut Animax; LIV to be new anime destination
9:45 pm PDT 12/04/2017 By Prerna Kothari

Since its launch in July, 2004, Animax has been catering to that segment of audience which  never really got much attention in India. Targeted at the 13 to 35 age group and niche anime lovers, Animax India has been around for more than a decade now. However, catering to a wafer thin segment meant low viewership. Rumours have been running rife that Sony would go in for a refresh in the kids category with a new channel for more than a year now. And … Read More

Tapping into the homegrown content demand, Nickelodeon announces new show ‘Gattu Battu’
9:00 am PDT 05/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The fiscal year 2016 has been rather promising for Viacom 18’s kids’ channels. Nickelodeon has maintained its stance as the apex kids channel in the country since 2014 and joining it are other subsidiaries namely Sonic, Nick Jr and Nick HD+. The channel receives 65 per cent of its viewership from urban areas and the remaining from the rural areas. Nickelodeon, Sonic and Nick Jr contributed to 31 per cent of the network share. With the demand for homegrown IPs … Read More

DTR and Signal Media sell ‘Be-Be-Bears’ and ‘Paper Tales’ to DKids MENA
3:30 pm PDT 03/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The latest Russian cartoons Be-Be-Bears (104 x 5.5 min) and Paper Tales (78 x 5.5 min) are officially available to audiences across the Middle East and North Africa on the DKids network (Discovery Kids MENA channel). Fully-adapted into Arabic language, including high-quality dubbing and graphics, these fresh animated tales are gaining ground in the market, having already earned attention and love from the youngest audiences across the region. DKids is available through the Pay-TV platform beIN (Qatar) on channel 110. … Read More

‘Super Bheem’ is now a weekly show on Pogo, first episode to air on 2 April
3:30 pm PDT 30/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

After the success of the television films on Super Bheem, Green Gold Animation and Pogo are gearing up to present Super Bheem in a weekly episodic format every Sunday, starting 2 April 2017. The makers of Chhota Bheem, Green Gold Animation have come up with an upscale 3D off-shoot avatar to their star character Chhota Bheem titled as Super Bheem. It shows Bheem and his friends in a freshly churned 3D animation format, now as a weekly TV series on the titular character- Super Bheem. The … Read More

Studio 100’s Blinky Bill to be aired by NRK Super in Norway
12:00 pm PDT 30/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Studio 100 Media has signed various agreements to bring The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill (52 x 12’) to the Nordics.  Public kids’ broadcaster NRK Super has just acquired the show about the cheeky Koala for Norway. NRK Super is the largest and most successful children’s broadcaster in Norway. Launched in 2007, it includes a digital TV channel, digital radio (24 hours), a free VOD player and an extensive website and apps. Prior to NRK Super’s acquisition, their Swedish neighbour SVT … Read More