Cartoon Network’s robust school contact programme roadmap
12:00 pm PDT 27/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Surprise tests, math homework, brushing teeth, early bedtime deadlines are some of the biggest, albeit sometimes dramatised, villains in every child’s life. In a truly cartoony and entertaining style, Cartoon Network’s School Contact Program (SCP) – Kris ka Magic Mantra, will try and help tackle all these childhood problems in classrooms across the country. Kris, student-superhero of Cartoon Network’s popular series Roll No. 21, not only tackles homework and bullies but also villains disguised as teachers in a fun and … Read More

Purple Turtle ropes in MJA licensing in France
11:30 am PDT 19/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Aadrash, the people behind the iconic Purple Turtle has roped in MJA licensing to be its licensing agent in France. MJA Licensing has extensive experience in licensing, both as agent and licensee, in depth knowledge of main distribution channels and international experience in sales and management. Read More

The kids’ genre gears up for an engaging Independence day!
1:00 pm PDT 14/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Parades, hoisting of the tricolour, singing patriotic songs and the national anthem, watching patriot tableaus constitutes most of the Independence Day celebrations. Drawing inspiration from these colourful celebrations, the kids’ genre in the broadcast space has created an array of special programs to join hands with its little audience and salute the nation together. Read More

Cartoon Network wins ‘Superbrands 2014-15’ in Satellite Channel – Children category
5:00 pm PDT 11/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Cartoon Network emerged as the leading brand in the category ‘Satellite Channel – Children’ for the year 2014-2015. Infact, Cartoon Network received a net score of 8 out of 10, ranking it amongst the top 10 per cent of all brands across all categories in India. The channel reclaims the title, having won the accolade in the same category in 2012-2013. Read More

Film Studio and Theme Parks buoy The Walt Disney Co 3rd quarter: Cable Networks op inc down 7 per cent
7:00 pm PDT 08/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The Walt Disney Company Inc (Disney) reported 15.1 per cent growth in operating income (Op Inc) in the quarter ended June 28, 2014 (Q3-2014) to USD 3857 million as compared to the USD 3351 million reported in the year ago quarter ended June 29, 2014 (Q3-2014). Read More

Google pays tribute to Kishore Kumar on his 85th Birth Anniversary
11:30 am PDT 04/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The search engine giant really knows how to please its loyal followers. Users were pleasantly surprised to see a smiling Kishore Kumar looking back at them on the Google India home page; this gesture on the occasion of the legend’s 85th birth anniversary. Read More

Entertainment One renews ‘Peppa Pig’ master toy license with character options in the UK
1:00 pm PDT 02/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Entertainment One Licensing (eOne) has announced that it will continue its successful and long-standing partnership with Character Options (a wholly owned subsidiary of The Character Group plc), following the renewal of its license as master toy partner for Peppa Pig in the UK. Read More

We continue to be an under monetised genre to say the least: Krishna Desai
7:00 pm PDT 28/07/2014 By Sidharth Iyer’s Sidharth Iyer recently caught up with Turner International India, executive director & network head – south Asia, Krishna Desai and got the honcho to spill the beans on turning ten at Turner, the core brand proposition of both CN and Pogo, importance of home grown IPs and much more. Read More

Cartoon Network consolidates lead in wk 28 of TAM ratings
3:00 pm PDT 17/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The folks at Turner India must be rejoicing as its mainstay channel Cartoon Network has managed to maintain its ratings in week 28 of TAM ratings, with 225 TVTs (as against 228 in week 27). In terms of the reach of the channels, Nick’s 40 per cent beat Cartoon Network’s 39 per cent closely followed by Pogo with 37 per cent. Read More

The god of thunder, ‘Thor’ now in a dress!
2:50 pm PDT 17/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The art work unveiled by Marvel reveals a blond woman carrying the superhero`s signature hammer. The new series is penned by Jason Aaron, while the art is from Russell Dauterman. Marvel said Thor was the latest heroine in its ever-growing list of female-centric titles. Read More

Nick moves up to No.3 in TAM wk 27, CN leads with Disney at No.2
5:07 pm PDT 10/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The sun is shining bright on Viacom’s kids channel Nick (200 TVTs) as it moves up the ladder this week to overhaul Turner’s Pogo (196 TVTs) by 4 TVTs. Among the other channels in the space, Cartoon Network continues to lead the pack with 228 TVTs closely followed by Disney Channel India with 227 TVTs. Read More

Disney in talks with ‘Transformers’ scribe for a ‘Dumbo’ live-action feature
7:27 pm PDT 09/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Ehren Kruger, mostly known for churning out the ‘Transformer’ scripts for Michael Bay will be scripting the adaptation. With the movie about a flying elephant, it will certainly demand some pretty neat CGI work and Disney is banking on the modern day FX technology to pull off the feat in a live-action framework. Read More