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Gitanjali Rao’s ‘True Love Story’ to be screened at BIFF
6:00 pm PDT 17/09/2014 By Niyati Handa

The biggest film festival in Asia is here again, the 19th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), which will take place from 2 to 11 October in South Korea. BIFF is a festival where one gets to see everything from live-action movies to short documentaries. But how can any festival miss out on this brilliant animation film-maker, GitanjalI Rao. Yes, you got it right; Gitanjali’s True Love Story will be screened at BIFF this year. “It feels great to be part … Read More

Shankar’s ‘I’ trailer crosses 2.76 million views on YouTube
4:00 pm PDT 17/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Director Shankar who is known for path breaking movies like Gentleman, Kadhalan, Indian, Enthiran, Anniyan and Nanban is again setting new standards with his much awaited film ‘I’ produced by Aascar Films’ V.Ravichandran, featuring Superstar Vikram along with the gorgeous Amy Jackson. The trailer on Sony Music India’s YouTube channel has clocked over 2.76 million views in just over 48 hours, the fastest for even a Bollywood film, a feat achieved by no Indian Director before. Commenting on the success, … Read More

eOne celebrates as Peppa Pig triumphs at the Licensing Awards for the Fifth Time
3:00 pm PDT 17/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

As Peppa Pig celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, the licensing team at Entertainment One (eOne) and creators and producers Astley Baker Davies, were once again toasting its success last night, as the brand scooped the award for ‘Best Pre-School Licensed Property’ at The Licensing Awards for the fifth time. Peppa Pig Master Toy licensee, Character Options also picked up the award for ‘Best Licensed Toys or Games Range’ for Peppa Pig Weebles. “Winning this award for the fifth time … Read More

Fox TV Names Grant Gish VP Animation
2:00 pm PDT 17/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

20th Century Fox Television executive Grant Gish has been elevated to vice president of Animation at the studio. The title is awarded after years of dedication to Fox’s animation slate, helping guide shows like Bob’s Burgers and American Dad to ratings success for the network. In his new position, Gish will report to president of creative affairs Jonnie Davis. Gish is currently involved in upcoming Fox animated series Bordertown, created by Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane and starring Hank Azaria. He is also developing projects … Read More

Kids India brings more than 13 countries together to endorse Toys!
4:00 pm PDT 16/09/2014 By Niyati Handa

We all might have grown-up now, but one can’t forget his/her childhood days, those days when we used to fight with our brothers or sisters over Hot Wheels cars and Barbie dolls respectively.  In order to get that era back when toys were child’s best friend, Kids India organised a conference on 15 September at Taj Palace, Colaba, for its up-coming Toys exhibition to be held from 18 to 20 September 2014, at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Goregaon … Read More

Zodiak inks a deal with Al Jazeera
3:00 pm PDT 16/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Zodiak Kids has sealed a 75-plus horror programming package deal with Al Jazeera for its Arabic children’s channels JeemTV and Baraem TV across the Middle East and North Africa. Al Jazeera has licensed broadcast rights for The Ranch (26 x 26), the third seasons of Rekkit Rabbit (26 x 11) and Horrid Henry (52 x 11). The broadcaster has also re-licensed Monster Buster Club (45 x 26) and seasons two and three of Escape from Scorpion Island (60 x 30). “We are extremely pleased to have concluded this deal with … Read More

Domestic market consumes just one-third of the entire production of animation: Market Research Report
2:00 pm PDT 16/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

According to a new report on the animation market in India as of 2014 by Market Research Reports, only one-third of the entire production of animation and related works created domestically are used for Indian markets. The report spanning over 73 pages claims to have spoken to nine animation studios based in India namely: Crest Animation Studios, Padmalaya Telefilms, Pentamedia Graphics, DQ Entertainment International, BGIL Films & Technologies, Color Chips India, Maya Entertainment, Shemaroo Entertainment and Miditech to compile the … Read More

Entertainment One announces raft of new partners for Peppa in France
1:00 pm PDT 16/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Entertainment One Licensing (eOne) has signed new partners to the Peppa licensing programme in France as the brand is poised to launch at retail. Following the appointment of Giochi Preziosi France (master toy), HTI (outdoor), Hachette (publishing), Universal (DVD) and Sun City (textiles and accessories), eOne’s licensing agent in the region, francetv distribution, has added a host of new licensees that will see the brand expand its toy category and extend into accessories, partyware, homewares and confectionery. Agreements have been … Read More

9 Story Entertainment announces new broadcast deals for the animated comedy ‘Nerds and Monsters’
3:00 pm PDT 15/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

9 Story Entertainment has announced that it has signed multiple deals for Slap Happy Cartoons’ hilarious animated comedy, Nerds and Monsters (40 x 11 minutes). Licenses include TVE (Spain), Canal+ Family (France and Africa), E-Junior (UAE), Noga (Israel) and MBC Kids (Middle East). The show was previously licensed to CiTV (UK) and ABC TV (Australia) and was recently greenlit for a second season by YTV (Canada). Nerds and Monsters tosses three nerdy kids and a thick-headed football star on a … Read More

‘Frozen’ Attraction Set for Disney World
2:30 pm PDT 15/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney is planning a major attraction based on its animated hit movie Frozen for its Epcot theme park at Disney World in Florida. “We’ve made Frozen a part of the guest experience in a number of ways already and our guests have both loved them and asked for more,” said Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in a statement. “So I’m pleased to say that we’re starting construction at Walt Disney World Resort on a brand new Frozen attraction at the Norway Pavilion … Read More

Social Media Week releases list of eminent speakers for its 2014 edition
2:00 pm PDT 15/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Approaching its third edition in India and second edition in Mumbai, Social Media Week (SMW) has announced key speakers, who are set to captivate the audience this September, in Mumbai. The line-up of speakers includes social media influencers, bloggers, politicians, authors and international experts, each of whom will share their views on the domain, through presentations panel discussions, debates, workshops, and more. Some of the experts expected at the event, include: Rishi Jaitly: Head, Twitter India Vikram Menon: President & … Read More

CLEAR Media ERP Suite on the Cloud to unveil ‘industry first’ features at IBC 2014
1:30 pm PDT 15/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology arm of Prime Focus, the world’s largest integrated media services powerhouse, has announced that its hybrid cloud-enabled CLEAR Media ERP Suite will unveil never before ‘industry first’ features, further strengthening its position as the most trusted and available cloud technology platform in the market today for transforming the content business. “As more and more clients take their content business to the Cloud, ‘best effort basis’ is not good enough. Delivering SLAs and availability are … Read More