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Hulu acquires exclusive streaming rights for the animated comedy series ‘Camp Lakebottom’ from 9 Story
11:00 am PDT 14/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

9 Story Media announced that Hulu has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to global hit series Camp Lakebottom (26 x 22’). Under the terms of the agreement, Hulu retains exclusive VOD rights to the first season of the animated program. Camp Lakebottom originally premiered on Teletoon Canada and Disney XD (USA). Various seasons of the series have been acquired by international Disney Channels (Latin America, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Benelux, MEA and Japan), ABC TV (Australia), Super RTL (Germany), and … Read More

‘Castlevania’ animated series to launch on Netflix this year
5:15 pm PDT 09/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Out of a plethora of vampire-themed and horror-themed shows that probably skip your view, you’d want to take interest in this one. We are talking about Castlevania animated series whose first season will start streaming on Netflix this year. Though no specific date has been revealed, Netflix website lists that the season will consist of four, 30-minute episodes. Season Two will arrive in 2018. Castlevania is originally a series of dark fantasy-themed action-adventure video games created and developed by Konami. … Read More

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Stan will be the streaming destination for Cartoon Network content in Australia
1:00 pm PDT 07/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Stan will become the Australian streaming home for content from the popular children’s channel Cartoon Network, after entering into a new partnership with Turner. Cartoon Network is the most popular kids channel in the Asia-Pacific region, and Stan subscribers will now have access to its huge range of series, with entire franchises of Cartoon Network shows added to Stan’s catalogue. The partnership between these two entertainment brands will also see the premiere of the eighth and final season of pop-culture … Read More

9 Story secures digital sales for animated short series ‘Sweet Tweets’
1:00 pm PDT 06/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

9 Story announced that it has secured several deals with digital platforms for the animated shorts series, Sweet Tweets (32 x 2 to 3 min). Produced by YetiLABS, a division of Kelowna based animation studio, Yeti Farm Creative, the series is aimed at babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and features engaging nursery rhymes and original songs. The series of shorts premiered on YouTube as a digital-first property and has recently been picked up by several digital platforms including Toon Goggles (USA), … Read More

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Kid Genius Cartoon Channel takes a digital leap and ventures into Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire
12:00 pm PDT 02/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Genius Brands International “Genius Brands” (Nasdaq: GNUS) has extended the reach of its Kid Genius Cartoon Channel today by approximately 20 million households as the channel “goes live” on OTT platforms, including Roku, Apple TV (Nasdaq: APPL), and Amazon’s Fire (Nasdaq: AMZN), boosting the channel’s reach to an estimated 50 million U.S.A. households.  Additionally, the company is launching new apps for its signature Baby Genius and SpacePOP brands on these platforms, in an attempt to present the audiences with multi-platform engagement … Read More

Jazwares partners with USP Studios to develop YouTube kids content
4:00 pm PDT 31/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Florida based toy company, Jazwares has announced its partnership with the Indian animation studio, USP Studios which is one of the world’s foremost creators of online animated content for kids. Through this strategic partnership, Jazwares has obtained the licensing rights for USP Studios original properties that air exclusively on YouTube like Baby Bao Panda and Bob the Train. In addition, JazWings, the innovative idea incubation arm of Jazwares, and USP Studios will develop animated content based on exciting new brands … Read More

Moose Toys’ YouTube channels will now be handled by DHX Media’s Wildbrain
6:00 pm PDT 24/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

  WildBrain has been appointed the exclusive global manager of Moose Toys’ YouTube channels for the Shopkins, Happy Places, Grossery Gang and Twozies brands. Moose Toys is an Australian toy design, development, marketing and distribution company founded in 1985. With their headquarters in Melbourne, they have offices in Hong Kong, London and Los Angeles. Their products are sold in over 80 countries. Moose Toys, marketing director, Belinda Gruebner said, “The Shopkins YouTube channel has attracted more than 310,000 subscribers and … Read More

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The pre-school sensation channel – ChuChu TV’s video enters the 1 billion views club
7:30 pm PDT 18/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Asia Pacific’s most watched YouTube channel with a subscriber base of five million, with three million average views per video on its channels, ChuChu TV, has hit the one billion views landmark for its nursery rhymes compilation video, Johny Johny Yes Papa. The video has the distinction of being India’s first entry to the “One billion views” club. This “Made in India” channel is ranked number one in Asia Pacific across all genres and ranked two worldwide in the education … Read More

Hulu acquires 56 Disney titles including ‘Mulan’ and ‘Pocahontas’
5:00 pm PDT 28/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The VOD streaming platform, Hulu has delighted its subscribers this holiday season with its recent announcement. Hulu is now the exclusive streaming subscription service for some of Disney’s most beloved films. With a repository of 56 titles under its hood, Hulu has already started the process of adding some of the titles on its platform. The rest will be added in the coming months. We will get to witness movies like Pocahontas, Mulan, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Step Up, Lilo … Read More

Netflix to feature Dreamworks ‘Trollhunters’ on 23 December
11:30 am PDT 16/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

DreamWorks ‘Trollhunters’ is all set to unleash a new, fantastical world wrapped around the residents of the fictional suburb of Arcadia who make a startling discovery that the world beneath their hometown is as vast and mind blowing as anything on the surface. DreamWorks Trollhunters will bring viewers of all ages around the world into the rich and creative mind of Guillermo del Toro. Guillermo del Toro’s work as a director, screenwriter, film maker, producer and author is incredibly extensive and varied, ranging from … Read More

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Celestial Tiger Entertainment launches Mandarin edutainment channel ‘Miao Mi’ in the United States
5:00 pm PDT 08/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), operator of the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, announced today the launch of its preschool kids channel ‘Miao Mi’ in the United States on Amazon Channels, a premium on-demand video subscription service. Miao Mi, the Mandarin edutainment channel created for preschool kids, will be available as a video subscription with Amazon Channels for Amazon Prime members. The launch on Amazon Channels marks CTE’s first presence in the United States beyond the company’s … Read More

Netflix will now allow users to download and watch content offline
5:00 pm PDT 02/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

In the age of online streaming of videos, which is on the verge of putting traditional cable connections to the side, Netflix is definitely a name to be known. From just playing different IPs over their platforms, they have come up with their very own IPs like Narcos, Stranger Things and more, that have been extremely well received by the audiences worldwide. While the company had earlier announced that they will never get into anything offline with their content, it came … Read More