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First official ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer nears 25 million views on YouTube in 3 days
6:30 pm PDT 24/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel had planned to release the first trailer to next summer’s blockbuster sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron early next week during the broadcast of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, but it was mischievously leaked – so they decided to throw caution to the wind and put it out right away. And boy did they make the right move! The new trailer gives fans a good look at the James Spader-voiced Ultron, the robotic villain who is one of the … Read More

Warner Bros. Goes Digital with ‘Blue Ribbon Content’
6:00 pm PDT 24/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Warner Bros. has named its newly created short-format digital content division ‘Blue Ribbon Content’. The new banner, headed by Sam Register, will be responsible for developing and producing both animated and live-action series for digital platforms, and already has an interesting slate of titles lined up, which includes both DC Universe spinoffs and original concepts. Blue Ribbon Content’s lineup includes: Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles: This new animated series from BTAS producers Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett features much … Read More

Disney’s Live-Action slate for 2015 to be exclusively seen on Turner Broadcasting
5:45 pm PDT 24/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney’s upcoming live-action updates of Cinderella and The Jungle Book are heading to Turner Broadcasting, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. In the pact announced recently, the two films will premiere across Turner’s cable network portfolio, including TBS, TNT and Cartoon Network, roughly two years after their scheduled theatrical release dates. That means Cinderella (out 13 March, 2015), which stars Cate Blanchett, will hit Turner networks in the middle of 2017. The Jungle Book (out 9 October, 2015), which is … Read More

Worldwide TV revenue climbs; OTT and VOD set to grow manifold
5:30 pm PDT 24/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

With the TV and video market witnessing much growth, largely thanks to more on-demand choices, pay-TV and over-the-top revenue both look poised for healthy growth through 2018 according to research firm IDATE. It says that the television revenue worldwide will exponentially increase from €368.9 billion in 2014 to €424.7 billion in 2018, which translates into an average 3.6 per cent annual growth, compared with the 5 per cent reported between 2010 and 2013. However, pay-TV revenue specifically is forecast to … Read More

Indian Air Force warns against the use of Xiaomi phones
5:15 pm PDT 24/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

There have been privacy and security concerns around Xiaomi phones in the past but now Indian Air Force (IAF) is reportedly warning against using the devices manufactured by the Chinese company. According to a report by the Sunday Standard, the IAF has told its officers and their families not to use Xiaomi devices, citing security concerns. The IAF reportedly suggests that Xiaomi devices send data to an agency which reports to the ministry of information industry in China. The IAF, … Read More

Sticky Pictures’ 2D animation series ‘Dennis the Menace and Gnasher’ eyes the BAFTA
5:00 pm PDT 24/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Sticky Pictures’ series Dennis the Menace and Gnasher has been nominated for a prestigious BAFTA Award. The series will be vying for the Animation Award at the upcoming British Academy Children’s Awards. Donna Andrews, Sticky Pictures CEO and executive producer said: “Sticky Pictures is thrilled to see our production receive this recognition. We share this nomination with our talented team and our fantastic partners including the Nine Network, Red Kite Animation and CBBC.” Jo Rooney and Andy Ryan, co-heads of … Read More

This Diwali the industry gets busy in the merchandise space
1:15 pm PDT 24/10/2014 By Niyati Handa

The festival of lights is here, so let this Diwali bring in the good times. And what’s celebrating if one doesn’t indulge in some shopping and capitalise on the heavy discounts on gift items for one’s family and friends. Diwali is the time when we all decorate our homes, exchange gifts and much more. So why not add some animated and comic gift products to your shopping cart this time. Few folks from the industry have some really cool merchandise on sale … Read More

Shahrukh Khan and Vroovy team up to launch the official mobile game of ‘Happy New Year’
12:00 pm PDT 24/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

King Khan’s upcoming and most awaited film of the year, ‘Happy New Year’ is all set to enthral fans on the mobile devices. The ‘Badshah of Bollywood’ has partnered with Vroovy (a joint venture between South Asia’s largest Digital Media Company Hungama and India’s largest game service company Gameshastra) and launched the official mobile game of the film. ‘Happy New Year: The Game’, which is now available for download on iOS, Android and Facebook. Commenting on the launch of the … Read More

Mobile to become gaming’s biggest market by 2015, says Newzoo report
11:30 am PDT 24/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

A new report by Newzoo predicts 2015 as the year in which the value of the mobile games market will exceed that of consoles, making it the industry’s most lucrative sector. The Quarterly Global Games Market Update, from the research firm, pins the total estimated value of mobile games at $25 billion for the year, a huge spike of 42 per cent from the total value in 2013. The firm attributes the spike to not only the sudden rush of … Read More

LEGO Batman Special debuts on Cartoon Network US
10:15 am PDT 24/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Cashing on the LEGO Movie’s success, on Monday, 27 October at 6:00 pm ET/PT, the first-ever LEGO Batman special is swooping down on Cartoon Network. LEGO DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and promises a hilarious, light-hearted new tale for the DC Universe. The adventure kicks off when one-man crime-stopping band and proud loner Batman is pestered by Superman to join this new super hero team ‘The Justice League’. When Batman makes it quite clear he’s … Read More

TELETOON Travels To Another Dimension This November with new series
10:00 am PDT 24/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

TELETOON journeys into another dimension this fall with the launch of the new kid-adventure animated series, Dr. Dimensionpants. The series follows 12-year-old Kyle Lipton, an ordinary kid who mysteriously receives a pair of magical glowing trousers that turn him into Dr. Dimensionpants, a cosmic superhero with a pointy moustache. The hilarious 26 x 30 minute animated series premieres in TELETOON’s Can’t Miss Thursdays block starting 6 November at 6:30 pm ET/PT, following Clarence. On TÉLÉTOON in Quebec, the series will premiere day-and-date in French as Dr. Pantastique.  “We can’t … Read More

Fusion, Mondo come together for an Animated Sketch Show
9:45 am PDT 24/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Multi-platform media company Fusion has announced a new 15 minute animated sketch series titled Like, Share, Die, being produced by leading YouTube-based animation distributor Mondo Media. The show will mix topical humour with a number of Mondo’s original series as seen on their 2.5 billion-view YouTube channel. Like, Share, Die is being exec produced by Mondo’s Aaron Simpson and Six Point Harness’ Brendan Burch, and has signed Josh Faure-Brac (SuperNews!) as head writer and producer. Mondo will also source sketches … Read More