Digital Media

Mr. Peabody and Sherman
DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show’ to make its debut on Netflix
11:00 am PDT 05/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

DreamWorks Animation 3D movie that came out last year, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, is once again getting its own animated television series Mr. Peabody and the Sherman Show which will make its debut on Netflix on 9 October, 2015. Directed by Rob Minkoff (co-director of The Lion King), the series displays the story of the smartest dog ‘Mr. Peabody’ with his little boy ‘Sherman’. The duo hosts a late night talk show from their swanky New York City penthouse in front of … Read More

ChuChu TV Builds on Tremendous Success With Launch of Second YouTube Channel, ChuChu TV Surprise
6:00 pm PDT 03/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The creators of ChuChu TV are pleased to announce the launch of a new channel for uplifting, educational and memorable songs for toddlers. ChuChu TV Surprise features a cast of colorful, animated eggs, along with some familiar faces from the YouTube channel that started it all – ChuChu TV. In its first week, ChuChu TV Surprise tallied over 10,000 subscribers and two million video views with just two videos. “Our team is very happy with the success of ChuChu TV,” … Read More

Netflix orders 7 new kids series: Lego and Croods among them
12:00 pm PDT 02/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Lego The Movie which shot to fame last year, will now be getting two kids series that will debut on Netflix. Along with Lego Bionicle: The Journey to One and Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship kids series, The Croods which is a Dreamworks Animation’s movie will also be getting its new original family sitcom Dawn Of The Croods.  The series were announced alongside five other kid-oriented series, all of which are arriving on Netflix between the end of this … Read More

Mahatma Gandhi comes to life, this Gandhi Jayanti on the Blippar app
10:00 am PDT 02/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Blippar, the augmented reality app has introduced its first of its kind innovative and engaging campaign to celebrate the 147th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. By just blipping the Indian currency notes, one will get engaged with different aspects of Bapu. Blippar pays a warm tribute to Gandhi this Gandhi Jayanti on behalf of the entire country by giving the users an opportunity to feel his simplicity and honesty. One just needs to download the Blippar app on their smartphones, … Read More

Netflix teases with first look of Marvel’s Jessica Jones
4:00 pm PDT 26/09/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Earlier this year, Marvel and Netflix’s team-up released a 13 episode Daredevil series that exploited the origin-story of the scarlet vigilante, in the crime-infested Hell’s Kitchen. Continuing the approach to fill in Marvel characters in the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Marvel envisaged a bigger picture at the small-screen space introducing four superhero series, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, all of which are planned to connect to a mini-series, The Defenders.    Of these the first superhero … Read More

Corus Entertainment Launches the WATCH Disney Channel App in Canada
3:00 pm PDT 24/09/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Corus Entertainment’s Disney Channel, has announced the launch of the WATCH Disney Channel app. As part of Corus’ full suite of TV Everywhere apps, the WATCH Disney Channel app is available at no additional charge to Disney Channel subscribers and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store or Google Play in Canada. Users will receive an extensive offering of live linear programming, on-demand episodes and bonus content that can be streamed on tablet and mobile devices. The WATCH Disney … Read More

Netflix gets first Latin American animation series
9:00 am PDT 19/09/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has announced that Mexico’s Anima Estudios (Teenage Fairytale Dropouts, Top Cat: The Movie) will produce the SVOD outlet’s first animated original series to be produced in Latin America: Las Leyendas (“The Legends”). The first 13-episode season will be available for streaming in 2017. Las Leyendas is set in the 1800s and follows a reluctant – but heroic – teenage boy named Leo San Juan, who has the ability to talk to spirits and otherworldly creatures. When his hometown vanishes … Read More

DHX Media signs more than 2500 half hours of programming content deal with Alibaba
12:00 pm PDT 16/09/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

DHX Media which is a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, has signed a deal with Alibaba Group’s video on demand (VOD) service, to provide more than 2500 half hours of content. The deal includes popular DHX Media titles such as Teletubbies, Caillou, Paddington Bear, Super WHY!, Rastamouse, Johnny Test and Martha Speaks. Josh Scherba, SVP Distribution at DHX Media, said: “We are very happy to provide extensive kids and family content from our … Read More

Disney Movies Anywhere partners Amazon & Microsoft’s stores
11:30 am PDT 08/09/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Just in time for the early digital release of one of the biggest movies of the year, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Disney has named significant partner and device additions to its cloud-based digital movie service, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA). Continuing to expand upon its promise to provide more ways to buy and watch Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies at home or on the go, DMA has partnered with azon Video and Microsoft Movies & TV. Starting today in the US, Amazon Video and … Read More

Mahershala Ali as Stokes and Simone Missick as Misty to be seen in Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’
11:00 am PDT 05/09/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

After enthralling the audience in movies and television series, slowly comics are now planning to capture the OTT/VOD (Over the top/Video on demand) platform as well. Marvel’s Luke Cage will now be appearing in Netflix’s four series package. Two new members have been added recently to this series. Mahershala Ali (House Of Cards, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) has landed the role of Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes in the third series in Marvel’s four-series package for Netflix. A Harlem nightclub owner, Stokes … Read More

Hulu secures SVOD deal with EPIX
9:30 am PDT 01/09/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

A multi-year digital SVOD deal with EPIX network will bring new releases from Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount to streaming service Hulu. The news follows a blog announcement from Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos that it was not renewing its agreement with EPIX, released early Monday. The deal includes popular live-action titles like Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Interstellar, Selma and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, which have never before been available for streaming. “Hulu … Read More

Cox Communications launches video app for kids
11:30 am PDT 28/08/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Cox Communications has begun testing a mobile online video service of its own. Flare Kids, which launched as an iPad app a few days back, looks at offering children free and ad-free access to clips and entire episodes from TV shows like Sesame Street, SpongeBob SquarePants and Doc McStuffins, among others. Flare Kids currently offers content from a across 10 networks and publishers, including PBS Kids, the Disney Channel, Nick Jr. and National Geographic Kids. However, instead of inking licensing … Read More