Digital Media

‘The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, the Smart-Ass Detective, the Righteous Ex-Con, and the Kid with the Glowing Fist’ come together in the first ‘The Defenders’ trailer
7:30 pm PDT 03/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The four superheroes of the Marvel universe are coming together, finally. While The Defenders had already been much talked about and even teased with a small video, the first trailer for the Netflix series has been launched. The trailer begins with a blood-covered Jessica Jones being interrogated by detective Misty Knight (Simone Missick) and someone barges in through the door and says, “Jessica Jones, stop talking”, on being questioned about his identity, he says, “My name is Matthew Murdock, and … Read More

Amazon original kids series ‘Dino Dana’ will premiere on 26 May in US and UK
1:30 pm PDT 03/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Amazon today announced its brand-new Amazon Original Kids Series, Dino Dana which is scheduled to premiere on Friday, 26 May on Prime Video in the US and U.K. A follow-up to the 2015 Emmy Award-winning series Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures, Dino Dana is a preschool program that takes viewers on a whole new level of dinosaur encounters. Combining live-action with CGI animation, the series features 11 new prehistoric creatures and for the first time, two sisters. After a chance encounter with Trek and his Dino Field … Read More

VOOT partners with Google to launch video-on-demand Progressive Web App
1:00 pm PDT 26/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

VOOT, Viacom18’s ad-supported video-on-demand OTT service, has turned its mobile website into a Progressive Web App (PWA) using features such as Add to Homescreen and a service worker. PWA allows reliable, fast and engaging experience for users on mobile Web. Viacom18 Digital Ventures , COO, Gaurav Gandhi commented, “In this business both content and technology have equal equity in realising the potential of our consumer proposition. While content is our domain expertise, to push the envelope in terms of technology, … Read More

Google Doodle’s Earth Day comic strip presents ways to save our dear planet
11:45 am PDT 22/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The first thing that we notice as we switch on our devices and log into Google is the Google Doodle. Google doodle reminds us of all the special occasions and personalities with its unique illustrations / game / animation. The same it did today for Earth Day. Each year, 22 April is marked as Earth Day which was started in 1970. This year, according to the Earth Day website, the focus is on ‘Environmental and Climate Literacy.’ The website states: “Environmental … Read More

Facebook attempts to merge virtual reality and social media with the beta launch of ‘Spaces’
4:00 pm PDT 21/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

A few years back Facebook acquired Oculus, one of the premier virtual reality (VR) technologies, but not many people were sure how the company was going to implement it. Now, a lot of speculations can be put to rest as the social media giant has revealed its first VR integration into the platform. Dubbed as ‘Spaces’, Facebook’s new feature will allow one to interact with their friends in a virtual chat room. You can customise how your character looks, to … Read More

‘Baahubali: The Lost Legends’ animated series launched on Amazon Prime Video
5:00 pm PDT 19/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

To mark the launch of Fire TV Stick in India, Amazon Prime Video today announced the launch of Baahubali: The Lost Legends exclusively for its Prime members. Created by S.S. Rajamouli, Graphic India and Arka Mediaworks, the series launched just days ahead of the theatrical release of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. Audiences can now watch the premiere of the first episode with remaining episodes following up in a few weeks. “Our association with a visionary like S.S. Rajamouli is what … Read More

One Animation’s ‘Oddbods’ Season One now available on Netflix
11:00 am PDT 18/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Starting Monday, Netflix will be streaming the long-form version of the globally successful CG animated TV comedy series, Oddbods, with a worldwide roll-out that will delight fans both old and new. Produced by Singapore-based CG animation studio One Animation, Oddbods follows the antics of seven hilarious characters – Zee, Fuse, Bubbles, Slick, Pogo, Jeff and Newt – as they cope with everyday antics, playing pranks on one another and driving each other crazy. Each character has their own specific personality … Read More

DHX Media’s Wildbrain appointed exclusive global manager of TUBA n’s Larva Tuba YouTube channel
3:45 pm PDT 13/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

WildBrain, a leading online kids’ network with expertise in connecting content owners to advertisers through advertising video-on-demand (AVOD) platforms, has been appointed as the exclusive global manager of TUBA n’s YouTube channel for its short-form CGI-animated, slapstick comedy series, Larva (Season 1: 104 x 2′ / Season 2: 52 x 4′ / Season 3: 104 x 2′). Under the exclusive agreement, WildBrain will manage the Larva TUBA channel, providing content production services and audience development expertise. WildBrain will also focus … Read More

ChuChu TV ‘Police’ episode garners record breaking viewership of 10 million in 4 days
12:30 pm PDT 03/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

ChuChu TV, the number one kids YouTube channel in India and Asia Pacific announced that its latest addition of the Police series titled “ChuChu TV Police – The Train Escape”, has hit a staggering milestone of around 10 million views in four days. In fact, it got four million views on the day of launch which took the video to Top 50 Trending videos worldwide. ChuChu TV Police franchise has done so well because the videos tell an action oriented story of rounding … Read More

Cosmos-Maya announces WowKidz Indonesia, acquisition of Hot Wheels ‘Battle Force 5’ from Nelvana and future productions
5:45 pm PDT 02/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Taking the success of its multiple animation TV series further, Singapore and Mumbai based Cosmos-Maya, the largest producer of original Indian animation content; established its digital presence with its YouTube platform, ‘WowKidz’ which has been the destination for high quality Indian animation shows. Within 18 months of its launch, the platform boasts of almost 900 million views in total, adding over 3.5 million views on a daily basis and is inching closer to the coveted ‘One million subscriber’ mark in … Read More

New preschool character ‘Nina’ added in Zinkia’s kitty
6:00 pm PDT 22/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Zinkia Entertainment, producer of the show Pocoyo, introduces a new female character who’s name is “Nina” and she leads Zinkia’s strong commitment with entertainment industry in 2017. Nina is a tiny girl who lives in the wilderness among plants and flowers, always accompanied by her loyal pet robot, Roberto. The Spanish company has already closed major licensing deals for this new character, whose first products will be available in the upcoming months. Bandai and Comansi for the toy sector, El … Read More

Boomerang to exclusively stream WB Animation’s original new series, ‘Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Wacky Races’
12:30 pm PDT 21/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Turner has revealed the details of two highly-anticipated WB Animation original new series, Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races. They will join the line-up of iconic, contemporary animation for the company’s second flagship international kids channel Boomerang from June 2017. In the US, they will exclusively be shown on the recently-announced streaming subscription service. Turner’s Kids Networks in Asia Pacific, chief content officer, Mark Eyers said: “These two shows are top-quality additions to the Boomerang line-up in Australia and have the unique ability … Read More