Digital Media

Netflix to premiere DWA’s six original series in 2018
3:00 pm PDT 13/12/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television are set to release six new original series in 2018 beginning with Trolls: The Beat Goes On! premiering 19 January 2018, exclusively on Netflix. The new slate includes series inspired by DreamWorks’ animated films as well as classic properties including an all-new She-Ra. DreamWorks Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Picking up where the film left off, the Netflix original series is an all-new chapter in the adventures of the Trolls as Poppy, Branch and all of Troll Village will keep the party … Read More

RummyCulture launches Android app for online community
5:00 pm PDT 21/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Online gaming has gripped the entire world in a big way and today almost everyone indulges in online gaming as and when they get time. RummyCulture, who launched online rummy tournament Grand Carnival last month, now announced the launch of its Android app. Rummy as a category has seen some high profile investments and some handsome exits. It’s been more than a decade since our social game Rummy has shifted from physical tables to virtual ones. The category got major boost … Read More

No.1 YouTuber PewDiePie takes a jibe at Motu Patlu
5:30 pm PDT 09/11/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

You know who Motu Patlu are but lots of others don’t. Well, large parts of the world just got to know them! And it’s thanks to the world’s number one YouTuber PewDiePie (real name- Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg). He recently uploaded a video on his YouTube channel (also called as PewDiePie) calling Motu Patlu (sarcastically): “A fantastic anime” “one of the greatest creations of Nickelodeon since the 90s” “to its very core, just a fine animation” “probably one of the greatest animations” … Read More

Diwali celebrations go virtual with Magicbox-Inkmeo’s Digital Crackers
3:00 pm PDT 18/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

With concerns of air contamination rising in the country, many believe Diwali, the festival of lights, will lead to more pollution. Traditionally, the festival of lights was celebrated with Diyas (earthen lamps), the notion of which signifies light’s triumph over darkness. However, in the course of time, the festival has become synonymous to burning crackers of all sorts to celebrate. A company has brought in something which might not be the exact alternative for crackers to the enthusiasts but might … Read More

DHX Media and Amazon Prime Video strike largest deal for kids’ content
11:30 am PDT 12/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

DHX Media has announced a large-volume content deal for 13 of its kids’ shows with Amazon Prime Video for its global subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) service. This agreement marks the largest between the two companies till date, covering more than 200 countries and territories, and 15 languages. Under the deal, new titles will be added to the international streaming service, including Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Caillou, Johnny Test, Yo Gabba Gabba!, classic Inspector Gadget and In the Night Garden for launch, beginning this fall. “Leading global … Read More

Pocoyo’s adventures debut on Amazon Prime Video
2:00 pm PDT 06/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Pocoyo is now available on Amazon Prime Video through the Amazon Video Direct self-publishing service. The series, which is produced by Spain’s Zinkia, is one of the latest additions to the kids and family selection on the streaming service. Amazon Prime Video subscribers will now be able to accompany the ever-entertaining Pocoyo on his adventures whenever they like. These adventures are set against a backdrop where colours, shapes and music blend to create a truly unique space, always with a focus … Read More

FICCI Knowledge Series 2017 : Digital content specialists outline building blocks for digital transformation
8:00 am PDT 06/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

On October 4, 2017, senior executives from India’s motion picture, television and digital industries concluded that a digital first and innovation focused mindset, integration across organisational DNA, data analytics, data protection and IP security are the key pillars of successful digital transformation. The 2017 Fast Track India: Digital Building Blocks, a Knowledge Series forum by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI) in association with the Los Angeles India Film Council (LAIFC), supported by the Centre for Content Promotion … Read More

Videogyan to launch comprehensive app Kidzooly and brand new IPs this October
11:00 am PDT 29/09/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

The numbers are going up and up; and so is the set of shows for India’s infotainment YouTube channel Videogyan. Not talking in riddles and cutting to the chase, the passionate team of creators at Videogyan are working on two new IPs – TooToo Girl and Timboo n Tuskar – which will be launched in the coming month, and a new show Minnu and Mintu. “Our IP TooToo Boy has gained popularity in few months of its launch and we were getting … Read More

VOOT wins IBC 2017 Innovation Award for Content Distribution
7:00 pm PDT 18/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Viacom 18’s video-on-demand streaming service VOOT, has won the coveted International Broadcasting Convention 2017 (IBC 2017) Innovation Award for content distribution for its progressive web app (PWA) product- VOOT Lite. IBC, which annually awards the latest innovations in media and technology, recognised VOOT’s pioneering initiative in giving mobile web users an app like experience in consuming digital video. VOOT was the only online video service that was shortlisted for the awards, along with other leading organisations, amongst 190 plus entries … Read More

The big payoff for producers and freelance artists
6:35 pm PDT 15/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The gig economy, starting with India, is in for a major transformation over the next few years. Transcending the realms of the ordinary, GAFX – the new star on the digital media and entertainment horizon is virtually revolutionising the space and making things more exciting for the key stakeholders. For producers, studio owners and freelance artists devoted to creating world-class gaming, animation and VFX work, it’s time to usher in change! GAFX was born from the need to help address … Read More

Cartoon Network launches Ben 10 Alien Experience App, new episodes from 17 September
4:00 pm PDT 12/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Ever wished, you could delve in the world of  Cartoon Network superhero, Ben 10? Now you can, with the brand-new Ben 10 Alien Experience App! With a mobile game, Cartoon Network gives all young fans of the show the chance to be their own superhero and enter the Omniverse. Here’s what you can do with the app: Turn into your favourite alien to fight the evil Zomboso and his robots: Live through Ben’s fun-filled escapades! When Zomboso and his robots come … Read More

Cake to bring key titles to Virgin TV and Kids App in new deal
11:15 am PDT 08/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Leading kids’ entertainment specialist Cake has announced a distribution deal with Virgin TV. The agreement, which totals nearly 500 episodes, will see programmes from Cake’s catalogue airing on Virgin TV Kids’ on demand service, (available to Virgin Media subscribers in the UK and Ireland), and on its brand new kids app which launched on 24 August 2017. Cake CCO and managing director Ed Galton said, “It is exciting to be working with Virgin TV as they expand their offering to … Read More