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Acamar Films inks a content deal with CBeebies on ‘Bing’
4:00 pm PDT 12/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Acamar Films has signed a new significant content deal with the BBC for a new series of its award-winning preschool property – Bing.  A further 26 x 7’ episodes are set to air on CBeebies and BBC iPlayer from 31 October following the launch of the new episodes on Acamar’s new app Bing: Watch, Play, Learn. BBC has also relicensed the original 78 episodes, bringing the total number of episodes to 104. Adapted for television from the much-loved original books … Read More


Indian Anime Movement brings Japan’s ‘Weathering With You’ to India
3:00 pm PDT 12/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Indian Anime Movement – IAM for the first time in quite a while made it workable for India and it’s crowd to have the option to see Japan’s romantic drama Weathering with You, which is a huge hit in Japan earning nearly $100 million. The movie is from Makoto Shinkai, the director of Your Name, which is Japan’s highest-grossing animated movie ever with $235 million. The petition was created in April 2019 around animated movie picture screening in India. The Indian … Read More


TurboPlay welcome David Eddings and Kristen Beane on board
2:00 pm PDT 12/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

TurboPlay Corporation, the world’s most rewarding, personalised video games marketplace, is thrilled to announce the additions of David Eddings and Kristen Beane to the leadership team ahead of the company’s highly anticipated market debut. David is amongst a generation of game industry veterans who started in the 1990s and continues to make an indelible impact on the industry today. He has been involved in the development and publishing of more than 30 games that have collectively earned more than $2 … Read More


New licensees line up for DreamWorks’ ‘Trolls World Tour’ consumer products launch
1:30 pm PDT 12/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Universal Brand Development has announced new global licensees for the upcoming theatrical debut for Trolls World Tour in 2020. Hasbro will be seen returning as the global master toy licensee and will be joined by LEGO group. Also returning for the next in the series is Just Play, TOMY, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Crayola, Disguise Costumes and KIDdesigns. “With its irreverent humor and award-winning music, the feel-good versatility of the Trolls franchise has licensees and fans across the globe excited for more. … Read More


Post Office Studios names Kanchan Parikh as executive producer
12:30 pm PDT 12/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Award-winning animation and new media technology company, Post Office Studios, has strengthened its production capabilities with the appointment of Kanchan Parikh as the company’s executive producer. Bringing with her nearly a decade of industry experience, Parikh will be instrumental in expanding Post Office’s offerings in the new media space, and help scale business by furthering the efficiencies within the company. Speaking on the appointment, Post Office Studios head Aditya Tawde said, “We are excited to have Parikh as part of … Read More


Jetpack secures new seasons of kids shows, ‘Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed,’ and ‘My Petsaurus’
12:00 pm PDT 12/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Jetpack Distribution, a global kids content distributor has acquired the international rights for new season of its popular shows: Beano Studios’ Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed! and Bumpybox’s My Petsaurus. “We’re so excited to have more series of these popular and much-loved shows. We look forward to finding more homes for TV’s notorious duo Dennis and Gnasher and for Chloe and her pet dinosaur. Both shows have resonated strongly with young audiences and we’re delighted to be bringing them to MIP … Read More


Andhra Pradesh introduces Fun zone at Visakhapatnam railway station
11:00 am PDT 12/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

How long have you waited last at the railway station? Well to curb those boring hours at the railway station Andhra Pradesh railway ministry introduced a paid gaming zone named as the Fun Zone at Visakhapatnam railway station. This is a first of its kind initiative by the Railway Ministry main- aim behind the initiation is to improve passenger services and also to promote innovative ideas and concepts for the enhancement of the non fare revenue. “Bringing happiness to passengers and … Read More


Netflix inks a deal with Karan Johar’s Dharmatic Entertainment
6:30 pm PDT 11/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has announced a long-term partnership with Karan Johar’s digital arm Dharmatic Entertainment to create a broad range of new fiction and non-fiction series and films exclusively for its viewers. As the director of eight major films and host of a successful talk show, Johar has a proven track record of telling stories that resonate with audiences all around the world. Johar has an innate sense of what people care about and a unique way of telling stories that are … Read More


Herschend Entertainment Studios expands leadership team; relaunching ‘Chuggington’ series worldwide
5:30 pm PDT 11/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Herschend Entertainment Studios (HES) is expanding its leadership team to prepare for the significant 2020 relaunch of the beloved children’s brand, Chuggington and the development of new intellectual property within the Herschend Enterprises (HE) family of companies.  Natalie Setton joins HES as vice president of Commercial, Content Distribution and Licensing.  In this new role, Setton will lead all sales, licensing, marketing, retail support, live events and location-based entertainment for HES’ properties.  She added, “I’m excited to collaborate with the amazing … Read More


Fenil Comics
Fenil Comics releases yet another superhero comic, titled ‘Captain ISI’
4:30 pm PDT 11/09/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

With the release of Captain ISI, Fenil Comics adds yet another comic to its already elaborate collection of superhero stories. Released on 28 August, 2019, Captain ISI is currently available in Hindi but once the team completes the series consisting of three volumes, it will be released in English, informed Fenil Comics founder Fenil Sherdiwala. Om, the secret agent from the previous installment of series Secret Agent Om is the superhero in this installment, whereas the protagonist, Captain ISI is … Read More


Apple TV+ launched for Rs 99/month in India
2:00 pm PDT 11/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Apple’s new video-streaming service, Apple TV+ aims to go head-to-head with Netflix. The highly awaited Apple TV+ will be available via the Apple TV app that will offer a seven-day free trial starting from 1 November and will be available to users at just Rs 99 per month once the trial is exhausted. Apple TV+ is an ad-free on demand video subscription service that will feature Apple’s growing list of original TV shows including Jennifer Aniston’s The Morning Show, children’s … Read More


CAKE rolls out ‘Total Dramarama’ across the globe
7:30 pm PDT 10/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE has announced that Total Dramarama, the prequel to the original Total Drama series, will roll out in multiple territories this year.  Following its strong debut on Cartoon Network US and TELETOON in 2018, Total Dramarama is set to air on Cartoon Network in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Eastern Europe, Latin America and APAC as well as premiering on POP in the UK, on Teletoon and Canal +  in France, on K2 and DeA Kids in … Read More