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

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

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

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

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

Owning IPs help in creating an ecosystem and ancillary revenue streams: Nina Elavia Jaipuria
5:07 pm PDT 24/06/2014 By Sidharth Iyer

Speaking to’s Sidharth Iyer, Jaipuria opens up on what she feels of the Indian animation space, creation of local IPs, benefits of owning IPs and the future of the industry at large in a heart to heart conversation. 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

Cartoon Network gets ready to make a splash this monsoon
5:37 pm PDT 30/06/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

This monsoon Cartoon Network is pulling out all the stops to give children an unlimited dose of entertainment! The channel will air back-to-back movies with blockbuster premieres, new shows, revive popular classics and shower children with prizes throughout the season. Read More

Vishnu Athreya elevated to VP, program scheduling at Cartoon Network and Boomerang
12:18 pm PDT 24/06/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

In his new role, Athreya will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day scheduling and strategic positioning of programming content for Cartoon Network, Boomerang and branded non-linear program platforms. Read More

Cartoon Network greenlights two more seasons of ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’
1:23 pm PDT 03/06/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Cartoon Network, one of the leading kids channel from the Turner International stable, has given the go ahead to the production for a fourth and fifth season of global hit animated series, The Amazing World of Gumball further building on the channel’s hugely successful comedy slate. Produced in the UK, the family-centric sitcom now airs on Turner channels in 126 countries and has become a global hit since launch in late 2010. Cartoon Network EMEA has commissioned 40×22-minute episodes for … Read More