Disney creates North and South Asia regional hubs; Mahesh Samat appointed MD South Asia
11:20 am PDT 13/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Walt Disney International (a part of The Walt Disney Company responsible for managing the company’s businesses outside of the United States, excluding theme parks and ESPN businesses) today announced a new Asia management structure that will see the creation of North Asia and South Asia regional hubs. North Asia will merge Japan, South Korea and Greater China under the leadership of executive vice president and managing director of Walt Disney International North Asia, Luke Kang. The South Asia hub merges … Read More

Cake to bring key titles to Virgin TV and Kids App in new deal
11:15 am PDT 08/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Leading kids’ entertainment specialist Cake has announced a distribution deal with Virgin TV. The agreement, which totals nearly 500 episodes, will see programmes from Cake’s catalogue airing on Virgin TV Kids’ on demand service, (available to Virgin Media subscribers in the UK and Ireland), and on its brand new kids app which launched on 24 August 2017. Cake CCO and managing director Ed Galton said, “It is exciting to be working with Virgin TV as they expand their offering to … Read More

Videocon d2h ushers a “sunshine of happiness” with own kids services
5:15 pm PDT 07/09/2017 By Swati Panda

Videocon d2h “Asia’s Most Promising DTH service” has packets of happiness not only for kids but also for their parents with its broad range of TV channels for kids infotainment. Kids love a variety of content which matches their psyche like animated cartoons, rhymes shows, mythological characters. AnimationXpress team explored the fascinating world of kids entertainment and we spoke to Videocon d2h CEO Anil Khera about the same. The regular kids channels in Videocon d2h range from Nick, Hungama, Disney … Read More

Nick’s Gurucool Campaign peps up Teacher’s Day
2:30 pm PDT 05/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Teacher’s Day usually sees the kids celebrating the teachers in their lives for their constant, selfless efforts in a child’s growth and education. However this year, Nickelodeon decided to celebrate Teacher’s Day with a fun twist by identifying the ‘guru’ inside every child and making them the heroes. The present generation of kids are masters of technology, social media and the latest trends. They train their parents and grandparents to use gadgets and social media platforms. Nickelodeon, to amplify the … Read More

Entertainment One expands pre-school properties ‘Peppa Pig’ and ‘PJ Masks’
11:40 am PDT 30/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Entertainment One (eOne) today outlines developments for its preschool properties Peppa Pig and PJ Masks that will see them expand on-air and at retail across Nordic territories. Plus Licens represents the consumer products programmes for both Peppa Pig and PJ Masks and will introduce new categories across the region in 2017 for both properties. Peppa Pig airs across four terrestrial state broadcasters in Norway (NRK), Denmark (DR), Finland (YLE) and Sweden (SVT). A publishing program is established in Finland, Norway, Otava and Gyldendal where Peppa Pig story books and novelty formats are available. In … Read More

Nick’s immersive School Contact Programme to make school time fun for kids
6:30 pm PDT 28/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Nickelodeon has upped the fun and entertainment quotient for kids this quarter.  The franchise has flagged off a high octane on air campaign Nickelodeon’s “Best Friendshake Forever” and Sonic’s “School with Toons” Contest, presented by McVitie’s Creams and co-powered by Parle Cafechino, Parle Kachcha Mango Bite and Dabur Redpaste. The campaign will be brought alive on-ground by a high decibel school contact programme across 650 schools spanning over 20 cities. Days spent at school are most memorable and Nickelodeon’s school contact programme is all set to … Read More

PFT CEO Ramki Sankarnarayanan releases official statement following Game of Thrones leak
12:00 pm PDT 17/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) was recently in the eye of the storm after some of their employees, both former and current, were arrested for the leak of  Game of Thrones  season 7 episode 4. Now, the founder and CEO of PFT Ramki Sankarnarayanan has released an official statement. Originally scheduled to stream on 7 August, the GOT S7  fourth episode was made available to the viewers three days prior, as a link with a Star India watermark appeared online. PFT immediately … Read More

HBO Spain mistakenly plays an hour of the sixth episode of ‘Game of Thrones’
4:30 pm PDT 16/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Controversies, snippets and news around the HBO series Game of Thrones doesn’t seem to be cease as yet another unaired episode has apparently been leaked. This time it is no one but HBO Spain themselves. Apparently, HBO Spain aired one hour of the sixth episode of Game of Thrones which is of 71 minutes. It did not take people much time to get hold of it and spread it all over the internet like wildfire. Spoilers ahead* Reddit has multiple … Read More

Freedom for Prime Focus Technology as employees who leaked GOT episode 4 of S7 get arrested!
11:00 am PDT 15/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Prime Focus Technology will undoubtedly have a happy independence day today. Maharashtra police has tracked down the culprits responsible for leaking episode 4 of season 7 of blockbuster HBO series Game of Thrones with Star India water mark that happened 10 days ago. Police investigations done in Mumbai and Bangalore have shown that present and former employees of Prime Focus technology vendor for Star India were responsible for the leak. GOT airs in India on Star channels and its digital … Read More

‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ special episode to premiere on 4 September on PBS Kids
5:30 pm PDT 12/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’s all new half hour special episode “King Daniel for the Day” will premiere on PBS Kids on 4 September. It will be followed by the launch of three additional grrr-iffic episodes of the Emmy nominated animated series from The Fred Rogers Company. In “King Daniel for the Day”, Daniel Tiger is curious about what it is like to be a king. There is only one way to find out and King Friday dubs Daniel “King for the Day!” on … Read More

POGO launches the biggest chase comedy of the year ‘Tik Tak Tail’
4:00 pm PDT 12/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

POGO is all set to launch the biggest chase comedy of the year Tik Tak Tail. It is a fun-filled action packed entertainer about a cute rabbit and a ferocious tiger who are constantly on the run. It essentially tells the story of the unending attempts of a tiger to catch a rabbit and how the rabbit always outruns the tiger with his speed and smartness. But here is the twist in the ‘tail’… literally! Tik (the cute and colourful … Read More

Cartoon Network and Pogo will reach out to one million kids and showcase its new shows
4:50 pm PDT 11/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Turner India kick-starts its most-anticipated annual Cartoon Network and POGO School Contact Program (SCP), where it will be reaching out to close to 1 million kids, across the country. Having received an overwhelming response for more than a decade, this year’s edition promises students with a sneak peek into brand new shows on Cartoon Network and Pogo, character meet and greets, interactive and high-energy games, trivia, prizes and much more. With engaging themes, the highlight of both the SCPs will … Read More