Turner Japan launches three new brands in DTC channel
11:00 am PDT 28/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Turner Japan will launch three new channels in January 2018 on DTV Channel, the streaming service from NTT DOCOMO. It will be the first time that the Boomerang brand is available in Japan, and marks the introduction of two brand new services: MONDO Mah-jong TV and Tabi Tele. They join Turner’s portfolio of channels already available in Japan, including Cartoon Network, MONDO TV, TABI Channel and CNN International. Turner Japan general manager Tom Perry said, “The launch of the three new … Read More

Discovery Kids India to premiere ‘Sunny Bunnies’ in November
11:00 am PDT 16/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Discovery Kids today announced a deal with the London-based content distribution company Media I.M. to premiere the hit animation series Sunny Bunnies in India. Under the three-year deal, which covers the pay-TV, simulcast and catch-up rights, Discovery Kids will air seasons one and two of the short format non-dialogue comedy starting this November. Discovery Kids is the first Indian broadcaster to take Sunny Bunnies, bringing the total number of territories across the world to air the series to more than 160. Talking about … Read More

Hungama’s Chacha Bhatija will next feature in ‘Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai’
3:15 pm PDT 15/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Hungama’s famous jasoos jodi, Chacha Bhatija, have entertained young audience and in no time the animated series has become one of the loved shows on the channel. After an overwhelming response from fans towards the series and the first Chacha Bhatija movie – Khazane Ki Khoj – Hungama TV channel is back with another feature Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai in which the detective duo go on a new investigative journey. In Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai, the jasoos jodi is embroiled in a … Read More

Nickelodeon reveals exciting plans for Children’s Day
5:00 pm PDT 13/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

With Children’s Day round the corner, Nickelodeon and Sonic have unveiled detailed plans which include robust programming lineup, thrilling contests and interactive campaigns on air, on-ground and digital. Nick’s new campaign Bachon Jaisi Baatein celebrates the child within each one of us, ensuring that the spirit of Children’s Day is recognised among adults alongside children. The campaign will bring a tiny dose of innocence back from days gone by. Simple joys of youth are forgotten once people get into their busy days, … Read More

Kids’ marathon POGO Run by Simple Steps meets with grand success in Pune
4:30 pm PDT 06/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The third edition of kids marathon by Simple Steps in Pune met with overwhelming success across categories as more than 2000 kids participated in a fun eventful run. Massively popular kids’ favourites cartoon characters – Super Bheem, Chutki and Mighty Raju – joined the participants for the POGO Run, a fun 100 meters run presented by the kids channel partner, POGO. The toons were also seen performing kid-friendly exercises in an early morning warm-up routine to prepare the participants for the run! Hosted at Balewadi … Read More

Marvel’s ‘Runaways’ official trailer teases a new generation of saviour
3:00 pm PDT 28/10/2017 By Sachin Bhat

It’s not a common sight to watch kids being pitted against their own parents. The usual lousy, argy-bargies aside, have you ever seen a fierce match-up between two generations of a family? Brace yourselves, ‘cause the unimaginable is about to happen! Marvel’s new web series Runaways will see a group of six teenagers trying to throw a spanner in the evil machinations of their parents, who are collectively termed as ‘The Pride’. Whilst there isn’t any pride in seeing one’s … Read More

‘Big Hero 6’ series launches 20 Nov with TV movie
11:50 am PDT 18/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney XD’s animated series Big Hero 6: The Series will launch on 20 November with a one-hour primetime television movie Baymax Returns airing simultaneously at 8 pm EST on Disney XD and Disney Channel. The TV movie will also be available on the DisneyNOW app and Disney XD VOD. Immediately after the TV movie airs, two full-length preview episodes of Big Hero 6: The Series will debut exclusively on the DisneyNOW app and Disney XD VOD, ahead of its official broadcast premiere … Read More

‘Kid-E-Cats’ pounces into Europe and Canada
3:00 pm PDT 16/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

APC Kids, the children’s entertainment distribution company of boutique financier and distributor About Premium Content (APC), has secured a raft of new deals with broadcasters across Europe and Canada for its animated kids’ series Kid-E-Cats. The deal will see the show, with its kitten characters of Cookie, Pudding and Candy, broadcast on YLE Finland, TG4 in Ireland, TV Puls in Poland, as well as Knowledge Network in Canada. Kid-E-Cats tells the story of three kittens: Cookie, Pudding and their kid sister … Read More

A new ‘Motu Patlu’ movie is set to release this Diwali
3:30 pm PDT 14/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

After entertaining kids with their Kung Fu mania in the first two movies of the series, the masters are back and this time, the journey is apparently tougher with bigger and bolder Kung fu villains. Join Motu and friends as Motu trains with the Boneless Master himself in Hong Kong to defeat the most menacing villain of all; Devil Don. Get set to learn some deadly moves from the awesome twosome and rejoice in the glory of good over evil … Read More

Turner India unveils its line-up of shows on Cartoon Network and Pogo this Diwali
3:00 pm PDT 12/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

This Diwali, Cartoon Network and Pogo bring a line-up of movies, special episodes and exciting contests where fans can stand chance to win a holiday to Cartoon Network Amazone Water Theme Park in Pattaya, Thailand and a Tik Tak Tail branded car respectively. Cartoon Network will have Kris and Oggy ki Asli Diwali with characters Kris and Oggy. Oggy and the Cockroaches and Roll No. 21 will have new episodes and movies, every day from 16 to 22 October 2017, 9 am onwards. Viewers can watch these episodes, participate in the contest and win a holiday to Cartoon Network Amazone Water Theme Park … Read More

9 Story secures multiple sales for animated series ‘3 Amigonauts’
6:00 pm PDT 10/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it has secured multiple international sales for the animated comedy 3 Amigonauts (52 x 11’), aimed at children 6 to 11 years old. New licenses include Sony Pictures Television Networks (UK, Italy and Sub Saharan Africa), Canal+ (French-speaking Europe and Africa), RTP (Portugal), Disney (CEE), DKids (MENA) and Zoom (Israel). The series premiered in August 2017 on YTV in Canada. Created by award-winning director Kyle Marshall (The Loud House) and directed by Mike Geiger (Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong), 3 Amigonauts is produced by 9 Story Media Group for YTV. 9 Story … Read More

Xilam further boosts presence in Italy with De Agostini Editore broadcast deal
12:00 pm PDT 10/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Xilam, the award-winning French animation production company, has licensed more than 230 half-hours of kids’ content to Italian kids TV network, De Agostini Editore. The deal sees De Agostini Editore acquire the exclusive pay TV rights to Xilam shows including Oggy & the Cockroaches, Zig & Sharko and A New Kind of Magic, as well as the latest studio titles Mr Magoo and Moka. Xilam already has a major presence in Europe and across the globe with shows airing on … Read More