Gali Gali Sim Sim to be dubbed in more than one Indian language
4:00 pm PDT 05/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

  With a reach of 14 million viewers, Galli Galli Sim Sim is watched on Doordarshan’s network of channels: DD National, DD Rajasthan, DD Uttar Pradesh, DD Bihar, DD Madhya Pradesh, DD Sahyadri and DD Girnar. Speaking at the launch of the ninth edition of the series, Doordarshan Director-General Supriya Sahu said Galli Galli Sim Sim “teaches children important life lessons like executive functioning skills, health and hygiene, prosocial behaviours and much more. We are glad to take forward our … Read More

DD kids all set to procure creative local content for proposed TV channel
3:45 pm PDT 04/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Doordarshan director-general Supriya Sahu has said that efforts were in progress to explore and procure creative local content that appeals not only to children but also to adults in the proposed DD Kids television channel.Sahu said that it was important that children should not be treated as a commodity to attract advertisements as was happening in some private channels and therefore the content has to be strong and specific to them. Speaking at the launch of the ninth edition of … Read More

‘Ranger Rob’ of Nelvana makes US debut on Sprout
11:30 am PDT 29/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has inked a broadcast deal with Sprout, the preschool destination within NBC Universal Cable Entertainment’s Universal Kids network, to bring the adventures of its successful original series Ranger Rob to viewers across the U.S. The animated series’ first and second seasons, totalling 40 episodes, began airing 8 July, 2017 on Sprout. “We are thrilled to work with leading broadcaster Sprout and bring the wonder of Ranger Rob to audiences in the U.S.,” said Nelvana Enterprises head Pam Westman. “The series is all about igniting … Read More

‘The Adventures of Puss in Boots’ to stream fifth season today on Netflix
2:00 pm PDT 28/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The whackiest of the cats is back for a whole new set of shenanigans as DreamWorks’ The Adventures of Puss in Boots readies for its fifth season of the popular animated television series. The previous season concluded with the adorable Dulcinea battling it out with the demonic Bloodwolf to safeguard the peace and harmony of San Lorenzo. This time though, it’s a whole new ball game altogether. Puss, Dulcinea and the rest of the hoi polloi of San Lorenzo find themselves … Read More

Pogo all set to unleash magical new adventures of ‘Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz’
5:30 pm PDT 27/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Sparkling ruby red slippers beckon once again! Dorothy has been called upon to unleash her farmhouse feistiness, to take care of the magical world of Oz. POGO, Turner’s only-for-India, kids’ entertainment channel is all set to launch ‘Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz’, an all-new comedic fantasy series based on L. Frank Baum’s renowned classic. This latest original content from Warner Bros. Animation, promises viewers thrilling magical adventures, as Dorothy and her friends undertake their extraordinary royal duties! The new … Read More

DHX Media signs distribution deal with Virgin TV; licenses ‘Bob the Builder’, ‘Fireman Sam’ and 28 other titles
3:00 pm PDT 20/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

DHX Media, a leading global children’s content and brands company has announced a distribution deal with Virgin TV UK for streaming (SVOD) rights in the UK and Ireland, and linear rights for its Irish network, TV3 Ireland, for a total of 615 half-hours of content. DHX Media senior director of sales (Germany, Switzerland, France, UK digital and multi-territory digital) Wiebke Hoefer said, “We are thrilled to have signed our third and largest deal to date with Virgin TV, reinforcing our … Read More

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