Convenience Meets Unparalleled Experience with Game of Thrones Season 7 on Hotstar
8:59 am PDT 20/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Hotstar, India’s leading video-on-demand platform, and the exclusive online destination for award-winning HBO content in India,launched the highly anticipated premiere of Game of Thrones season 7 on 17 July. The first episode of the new season was available for audiences to view within minutes of its US telecast, under the Hotstar Premium service. In response to the burgeoning audience for international content in India, Hotstar has partnered with the world’s largest studios like HBO, Disney and Showtime to bring the … Read More

Hotstar Premium Mumbai Screening of the ‘Game of Thrones’ S7: Winter is finally here while fight for the iron throne begins
5:26 pm PDT 19/07/2017 By Swati Panda

Hotstar Premium had a special screening of the much anticipated  season 7 of the Game Of Thrones in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore simultaneously. It was an uncensored screening of the first episode at the Summer House Cafe, Lower Parel, Mumbai on 17 July 2017 at 7:30 pm. The episode lasted for 56 minutes and was screened specially for the Game of Thrones lovers on a big screen. Exclusive Game of Thrones journals, merchandise etc were distributed to the audience.The event was conducted in association … Read More

Portfolio Entertainment inks new sales for ‘Mack & Moxy’, ‘Doki’, ‘Freaktown’
3:00 pm PDT 14/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Worldwide content producer and distributor Portfolio Entertainment has signed a raft of new deals that will see their animated and live action series launch in the Ukraine, Middle East and North Africa and the US. With this latest round of sales, Urkraine’s Niki Kids signed on to the hit comedy Freaktown while Ultra Kids (Ex-Yugoslavia) has acquired the first two seasons of the animated expedition-adventure pre-school series Doki. In the Middle East and North Africa, Discovery Kids and E Junior have acquired Mack & Moxy (12×13’), a preschool series featuring the guest-voices of celebrities … Read More

Animated adventure series ‘Olobob Top’ launches on UK’s CBeebies
4:00 pm PDT 06/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Olobob Top is a brand new animated show for CBeebies, launching on 17 July 2017 at 9.25 am and 1.25 pm on weekdays. Created by animation director-producer Steve Smith and author-illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson, Olobob Top features the vocal talents of Stephen Mangan (Episodes, Postman Pat, Green Wing). The 52 x 5-minute series follows the wonderful adventures of three child-voiced characters – Tib, Lalloo and Bobble – living in a huge forest with their friends. Their world is made of shapes, and each story sees them … Read More

UFO Moviez’ Franchise brand NOVA Cinemaz Unveiled its Second Theatre Raj NOVA Cinemaz in Karjat
11:33 am PDT 30/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

  UFO Moviez, India’s largest digital cinema distribution network and in-cinema advertising platform, recently opened its franchise brand NOVA Cinemaz’ second theatre Raj NOVA Cinemaz in Karjat Maharashtra on 20 June, 2017. Located in Aamrai, Karjat, Raj NOVA Cinemaz, is a one stop entertainment destination for the local movie buffs, it features 2 screens and has 338 seats in total. Salman Khan’s much awaited movie Tubelight was showcased in its opening week. The theatre offers a mix of Bollywood, Hollywood … Read More

Portfolio Entertainment inks new global sales for ‘The Cat in the Hat’ series
10:30 am PDT 30/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

International distributor Portfolio Entertainment has announced international sales of its highly-acclaimed children’s animated series, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! to new and existing partners around the globe. New broadcast partners Ultra Kids (Ex-Yugoslavia) and Sony Pictures Television Networks (UK and Africa) picked up the first two seasons of the series. Sony also picked up the four one-hour movies: The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Camping; The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Space; The Cat in the … Read More

Studio 100’s ‘Blinky Bill’ starts on newly launched Nat Geo Kids in Latam
5:00 pm PDT 29/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Studio 100 Media and National Geographic closed an agreement for the exclusive pay-TV rights of CGI animated series The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill (52 x 12’) for the Latam (Latin America) territories, arranged by Studio 100’s exclusive distribution partner for Latin America, Comarex. The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill will air on National Geographic’s brand-new children’s multiplatform Nat Geo Kids. It is targeted at kids from four to seven years and will be aired on 1 July 2017 in … Read More

A ghost in the jungle : Fenil Sherdiwala announces India’s first superhero web series ‘Vetaal’
6:08 pm PDT 27/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

As the web series concept in India gathers momentum, Fenil comics are set to bring a new dimension to it. They are launching India’s first ever webseries based on a comics superhero. It is a suspense thriller superhero series named ‘Vetaal’. The series is based on the mythological character of the same name however it has been adapted keeping the current generation in mind. Fenil Sherdiwala, the writer of the series, aims to ambush the hegemony which the superhero characters … Read More

Kids channel on Doordarshan to materialise soon, says Director General Supriya Sahu
12:10 pm PDT 16/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Doordarshan is actively working on an exclusive channel for entertaining the young ones and is currently preparing a detailed note in this connection.Doordarshan director general Supriya Sahu said the pubcaster had earlier in the year sent a concept note to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry which had now asked it to work out the details. Consequently, Sahu told that the pubcaster was presently studying possible partnerships and various models apart from studying the availability of content. She said that … Read More

Disney Channels EMEA unveils ‘101 Dalmatian Street’, ‘Gigantosaurus’ and ‘Space Chickens In Space’
11:30 am PDT 15/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney Channels EMEA unveiled the first look of several new animated series including 101 Dalmatian Street, Gigantosaurus, and Space Chickens In Space  at the Annecy International Animation Festival. The announcement marks the 20th anniversary of Disney Channel France and gave Disney Channels EMEA  SVP and general manager Helene Etzi a chance to reaffirm her commitment for developing original programs and seeking out locally produced content. 101 Dalmatian Street is an original animated series based on the 1956 novel by Dodie Smith and the 1961 Walt … Read More

Studio 100 Media signs agreement with HSCC, Israel for CGI series’ ‘Heidi’ and ‘Zeke’s Pad’
3:09 pm PDT 14/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Studio 100 Media, the media sales division of Studio 100 concluded a deal with HSCC – Slutsky Communications at this year’s MIPTV.  The company secured the TV and VOD rights for Studio 100’s CGI classic Heidi and the cool toon-shaded-animation show Zeke’s Pad for Israel. Both series will be aired as an Israeli Premiere on children’s channel Yes Kidz. The agreement was signed in Munich on 13 June, 2017. Yes Kidz is the new children’s channel on DBS (the Israeli satellite … Read More

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ S5 will head towards outer space without any midseason breaks
4:10 pm PDT 13/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Season 5 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will not debut until January 2018. It will air only after Marvel’s The Inhumans wraps up its eight episode season. The positive side is that all 22 episodes will be shown without any midseason breaks putting into question whether the show will employ the pods format that made up season four. There are reports of the series heading into outer space for its fifth season. It’s unknown if Ghost Rider will return, though … Read More