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DV Group announces the launch of their free-to-air kids’ channel: Maha Cartoon TV
5:00 pm PDT 24/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

DV Group of companies have announced the launch of their new media venture – India’s first free-to-Air Hindi kids cartoon channel –Maha Cartoon TV. As a media and broadcasting company, they had already launched Maha Movie channel and in future the group is planning more channels from their stable under ‘MAHA’ brand of channels. According to their press release, here’s why they thought of a free-to-air kids channel: “During our tenure of launch of free-to-Air Maha Movie channel and after … Read More

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Entertainment One’s ‘Lost and Found’ sails onto Sprout in the USA
1:00 pm PDT 24/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Entertainment One (eOne) today announced that is has secured a broadcast deal for its BAFTA award-winning film Lost and Found on Sprout, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment’s 24-hour USA preschool network. The half-hour animation will be joining the network’s lineup of quality programming this Christmas. It will premiere on 2 December at 3:00 pm ET and will air throughout the month of December. Based on the international best-selling children’s book by Oliver Jeffers, Lost and Found was produced by multi award-winning production company STUDIO AKA. The film tells the … Read More

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AT&T agrees deal to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion
12:00 pm PDT 24/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

AT&T, the American multinational telecommunications giant, has agreed to buy Time Warner, the home of HBO and CNN, for about $85.4 billion. The announcement was made on Saturday 22 October, 2016. Time Warner, the American media and entertainment conglomerate, was formed in 1990 through the merger of Time and Warner Communications. Currently, its assets include Home Box Office (HBO), Turner Broadcasting System, The CW Television Network, Warner Bros., CNN, DC Comics, and around 10 per cent of Hulu. It is … Read More

Green Gold Animation’s business gurus reveal details about the recent Amazon deal
5:00 pm PDT 21/10/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

When you stop growing you become stagnant or rather start dying slowly as per Pablo Neruda. Broadcast has been the hub for animated content in India due to its wide approach and extensive reach. Television has been the only home for animated content with channels catering to a wide variety of audience both in India and overseas. However, the digital disruption wave has brought about a paradigm shift in terms of showcasing the content. Large chunk of content has been … Read More

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Crass Infotech CEO shares the story of creating AAA games in India
4:00 pm PDT 21/10/2016 By Krishanu Ghosal

In an indigenous ecosystem where mobile games (and developers) have taken the lead in churning out IPs, there are only a few companies which are dedicated in creating AAA content. For people who are unfamiliar with the term, AAA games or Triple-A games refer to titles which are of high quality and have high development and promotional budgets. AnimationXpress reached out to one such indigenous company named Crass Infotech. “We have developed and published around seven apps and we have … Read More

Video Game voice actors go on a strike as no conclusion is reached between SAG-AFTRA and publishers
3:00 pm PDT 21/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Video Gaming industry is undoubtedly a booming one, having already proven its worth; it is showing signs of only soaring ahead in the coming future. But just like any other industry, it is not devoid of its issues and problems. Various video game voice actors have gone on a strike given an almost two years long negotiation attempt between the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and publishers failed to reach a conclusion … Read More

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Nintendo reveals its new portable console codenamed Switch
8:30 pm PDT 20/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

After almost a year and a half that it was announced, Nintendo has finally revealed its upcoming home console. Codenamed ‘Switch’ (which was earlier dubbed as ‘NX’), the console was revealed with a small video over YouTube and it pretty much gives a person the basic idea about the consoles while also providing glimpsed of some games that would be playable in it. The console was announced way back in March of 2015. As it was being highly speculated, the … Read More

‘Dangal’ trailer tells the inspiring tale of the success of female wrestling in India
4:00 pm PDT 20/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Inspiration, motivation and sports fever gear up your spirit once you watch the new Dangal trailer. Wrestling is one of India’s famous traditional sport which has a deep rooted connection and immediately strikes the cultural chord in every Indian soul. And when this cultural spirit is coupled with a striking social element of women empowerment then surely there is going to be a colossal Dangal (wrestling). The trailer features Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat, the Indian Amateur wrestler, who … Read More

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Hi-Rez Studios announces new turn-based strategy game set in the Smite universe
3:00 pm PDT 20/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Hi-Rez Studios made a mark in the gaming/eSports sphere with its third-person MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena), Smite and in addition to that they have recently taken their upcoming multiplayer fantasy-shooter Paladins into open beta. While the company has other titles to their name, Smite was especially popular and it seems that the company would be focusing their next IP based on the same universe and elements. While the development on both Smite and Paladins continue, Hi-Rez Studios has just … Read More

Overwatch fans are upset with its latest ARG developments
5:00 pm PDT 19/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Overwatch has proved itself to be one of the best gaming titles of recent times. While the developers Blizzard Entertainment did not leave any stone unturned in bringing the game to what it is now, it seems that a large number of fans are not so happy by the recent results of the supposed alternate reality game (ARG) by which the developers were teasing their upcoming playable character of the game named ‘Sombra’ whose alleged image has already been leaked … Read More

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Entertainment One’s ‘Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom’ marks its broadcast debut in Canada on Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse
4:00 pm PDT 19/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Entertainment One (eOne) announced that its BAFTA and Emmy award-winning preschool animated TV series, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, will make its broadcast debut in Canada on Monday, October 24 at 8 am ET/PT on leading preschool network, Treehouse. Treehouse, which is also home to eOne’s Peppa Pig, has acquired Seasons one and two of Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, which follows Holly, a young Fairy Princess and her best friend, Ben the Elf, on their magical adventures throughout the … Read More

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Candy Crush, a new one hour live-action game show, to be created by CBS, King and Lionsgate
2:00 pm PDT 19/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

CBS has ordered Candy Crush, a new one-hour, live action game show series based on the globally renowned mobile game franchise. CBS, Lionsgate and King will join together on the new format created and executive produced by Matt Kunitz that will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by Lionsgate. In the game Candy Crush Saga, players match colourful candies in combinations of three or more to win points, defeat obstacles and progress through more than 2,000 levels. … Read More