Digital Media

Amazon Prime Video to premiere 2019 creature-feature, ‘Crawl’
7:00 pm PDT 03/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Amazon Prime Video has announced the digital premiere of the 2019 thriller, VFX heavy, Crawl directed by Alexandre Aja. This creature-feature is sure to keep audiences at the edge of their seats with its intriguing plot and gripping storyline. The story revolves around a father and daughter duo trying to survive after being attacked by alligators in a flooded house during a hurricane. Prime Video subscribers in India can watch this thrilling man v/s beast title from tomorrow, 4 June in English, as well as … Read More

Disney+Hotstar announces June slate of films and originals
1:00 pm PDT 03/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney+Hotstar has announced its upcoming slate for the month of June. The OTT platform will stream Academy Award-winning movies Jojo Rabbit and Ford v Ferrari along with Terminator: Dark Fate. The list also includes behind the scenes of the animated movie Frozen II with Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2. Jojo Rabbit is now available on the platform from 2 June. Directed by Taika Waititi, the film won an Oscar for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, and revolves around Jojo, a … Read More

‘Frozen 2’ coming to Disney+ in U.K., Ireland two weeks early
5:00 pm PDT 02/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Frozen 2 will become available on Disney+ in the U.K. and Ireland two weeks ahead of schedule on 3 July. The beloved animated feature which is already available on the streamer in the U.S., Australia and the Netherlands, follows Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven on their journey into the unknown to discover the source of Elsa’s magical powers and save the kingdom of Arendelle. Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, … Read More

‘Shaun the Sheep’ gets multiple digital partners
11:00 am PDT 02/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Aardman, the studio behind Shaun the Sheep has announced the evolution of its licensing program with new digital partners for the franchise. Following the success of A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, the brand continues to grow by broadcasting episodes in 170 territories worldwide, and launching its sixth series earlier this year. In March, Baidu brought characters from A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon to Facemoji Keyboard users worldwide. Downloads totaled over two million in the first month after launch. … Read More

Amazon Prime Video to stream ‘Scooby Doo! Return To The Zombie Island’, ‘Wonder Woman: Bloodlines’, and ‘Spider-Man’
2:00 pm PDT 29/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Amazon Prime Video has announced its upcoming streaming slate.  While the streaming service has acquired a number of Bollywood and regional films and series to premiere, it also includes films like Scooby Doo! Return To The Zombie Island, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, and Spider-Man. These films will stream on Prime Video 30 May onwards. It will also feature the spine-chilling The Grudge in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu for Prime India subscribers on 30 May.  Scooby Doo! Return To The Zombie … Read More

Netflix released ‘Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts’ season 2 trailer
12:00 pm PDT 29/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix’s animated series, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts became a hit and is already back for a second season. DreamWorks recently debuted a trailer for the show’s second season, which hints at the kind of magical, whimsical adventure that the post-apocalyptic series has in store. Kipo is a young girl who lives in a subterranean world. When mutants attack she’s driven to the surface where she goes on an epic adventure. It’s a colorful, dark, thoughtful, and engaging series … Read More

HBO Max launches in the US; no plans of launching in India yet
9:00 pm PDT 27/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

WarnerMedia Entertainment has launched HBO Max, its much awaited video streaming service, in the United States. Priced at $14.99 a month, HBO Max will be the costlier OTT platform in the US compared to Disney+ ($6.99 per month) and Netflix (standard price $12.99) However, the streaming service has no immediate plans to launch in India. As per Mint’s report, WarnerMedia stated, “In Asia, we are continuing to focus on our regional streaming service HBO GO and our bouquet of pay … Read More

Tata Sky partners with ShemarooMe to offer varied content to its customers
3:00 pm PDT 27/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Content distribution and Pay TV platform, Tata Sky has inked a deal with content creator Shemaroo Entertainment, to offer premium content to its customers.  With this partnership, a wide array of entertaining content across genres, will be available on Tata Sky Binge through the ShemarooMe app. Tata Sky Binge, Tata Sky’s unique OTT platform, aggregates premium content from different streaming services on a single-user interface with easier content discoverability and a superior viewing experience. Commenting on the partnership, Tata Sky … Read More

‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ debuts full episode before HBO Max launch
12:00 pm PDT 26/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Ahead of launch, HBO Max has unveiled a full episode of Looney Tunes Cartoons, bringing the animated icons back to action. HBO Max arrives on 27 May, with an attempt by Warner Bros. Animation to reboot the classic cartoon characters from decades ago. A full episode of Looney Tunes Cartoons runs somewhere between 11-12 minutes long, comprised of two shorts that run between four and seven minutes, as well as an interstitial short with a quick slapstick gag that runs a … Read More

Most subscribed YouTube channel, Cocomelon coming to Netflix
10:00 am PDT 26/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix will be streaming the first season of Cocomelon starting 1 June. The series is listed alongside content that Netflix licenses from other sources, as opposed to original content developed by Netflix. Roku recently added Cocomelon content to its own Roku Channel. The streaming deal with Treasure Studio brings Cocomelon content beyond the realm of YouTube for the first time. Last week, Cocomelon became the first YouTube channel ever to surpass one billion views in a week, according to TubeFilter. Many parents … Read More

Netflix announces one-tier upgrade at zero cost for Basic and Standard plans
9:00 pm PDT 25/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has announced to offer free one-tier upgrades to a more expensive plan for the first 30 days of one’s subscription, through another new promo.  Only available to new Netflix subscribers, the offer is applicable to the basic Rs. 499 and standard Rs. 649 plans, which means one who chooses the Basic plan, will be upgraded to Standard plan for the first 30 days at no additional cost. And if a subscriber picks the Standard plan, he/she will get access … Read More

Netflix animated family drama, ‘The Willoughbys’ gets 37.6 million views
10:00 am PDT 23/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The animated family drama, The Willoughbys, which debuted on 22 April on Netflix has managed to get whopping 37.6 million views in just one month. Netflix also touted the sizeable first month audience for the animated film version of Lois Lowry’s story on its Twitter account. The animated movie features voices of Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski, Terry Crews and Gervais. The movie is directed by Kim Pearn (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2) and Cory Evans, … Read More