Digital Media

Hell’s Kitchen vigilante ‘The Punisher’ gets his own series on Netflix
7:45 pm PDT 29/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The vigilante who employs murder, kidnapping, extortion, coercion, threats of violence, and torture in his war on crime, is finally getting his own TV series. EW reported that Marvel has ordered a spin-off starring vigilante character who made his debut in Daredevil season 2. Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Hell’s Kitchen vigilante who’s the vengeful military veteran Frank Castle, who brings his own lethal form of justice in the neighbourhood. With The Punisher coming into the picture, this … Read More

DHX Media launches WildBrain; a digital multi platform kids network
11:00 am PDT 26/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

DHX Media, the world’s leading independent pure-play kids’ content company, has announced the unveiling of Wild Brain Family (‘WildBrain’), a wholly owned subsidiary of DHX which has been an incubator project since 2012. WildBrain operates a Multi-Platform Kids Network dedicated to connecting content owners with advertisers on platforms such as YouTube, Dailymotion and others. Offering live action and animation videos for kids from 2-10 years old, WildBrain generates approximately four-billion minutes of watch time monthly. In the last 12 months, … Read More

Netflix will stream Nickelodeon content in Canada, thanks to their new deal with Corus Entertainment
10:30 am PDT 14/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Corus Entertainment, the exclusive brand partner for Nickelodeon in Canada, announced a new content deal with Netflix.  This deal includes the Canadian streaming rights to Nickelodeon’s classic hit series such as iCarly, Sam & Cat and Victorious, among others. The agreement also includes exclusive streaming rights to the popular animated Nick series, The Legend of Korra. Corus Entertainment, VP of content distribution, Shawn Praskey said, “We’re delighted to partner with Netflix and reintroduce these iconic Nickelodeon series to Canadian kids and families on the streaming service”. He also added, “This deal … Read More

Verizon takes 24.5 per cent stake in Awesomeness TV, which gets a boost to augument VOD services
10:00 am PDT 09/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Reputed American brand Verizon has purchased a minority stake of 24.5 per cent stake in Awesomeness TV, owned by DreamWorks. This is part of Verizon’s scaling up its premium offerings in video and mobile mass markets. Awesomeness TV is expected to get a boost in creating fresh transactional VOD services which are financially endorsed by Verizon that will feature short form content created by and starring the network’s highly popular digital influencers. The new service will function within the purview … Read More

Guillermo del Toro’s latest work with DreamWorks Animation ‘Trollhunters’ first look revealed
10:30 am PDT 07/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

DreamWorks Animation has unveiled the first image from their upcoming project Trollhunters, their latest collaboration with Mexican film maker Guillermo del Toro. Since the announcement of this project, there’s been quite a lot of excitement that Guillermo del Toro, the man behind Blade II, Pacific Rim, Hellboy, will be coming up with this Netflix original series. Finally, we get to witness the first image of the series and it came out with the news that Guillermo del Toro will be … Read More

‘Kids’ the main cashpoint of Vicaom18’s VOD platform – VOOT
6:30 am PDT 30/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

“It’s not about being the last or the first. It’s all about the time.” Just like it’s channel ‘Colors’ that entered the market (2007), at a time when its competitors were well established, Viacom 18 has finally entered the booming digital space as well with their mobile friendly ‘VOOT’ application (app) on 29 March. The VOD (video on demand) service is an advertising led platform, making it available for free on iOS, Android and web. Housewives, kids and the youth … Read More

DreamWorks’ new Voltron animated series to stream on Netflix this June
4:00 pm PDT 26/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

DreamWorks Animation and Netflix will bring the 80’s robotic adventure back with its new animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender that will debut on Netflix on 10 June, 2016. DWA unveiled a sneak peek of this upcoming animated series at Wondercon recently. Voltron: Legendary Defender is based on a mid ’80s American TV series called Voltron: Defender of the Universe, in which five pilots command robotic lions that can be combined into a single super-robot called Voltron. The recent teaser released reveals … Read More

Netflix premieres DreamWorks Animation’s season 2 of ‘Dinotrux’; set to launch second season of ‘The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show’
11:00 am PDT 12/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Debuted last year on Netflix, DreamWorks Animation’s Dinotrux which is an animated television series got a second season under its hood that premiered yesterday. The series is based on Chris Gall’s illustrated children’s book series, which features a fictional prehistoric world inhabited by hybrid characters that are part dinosaur and part mechanical construction vehicle. The Mesozoic Era continues in Season 2 of Dinotrux as it premiered exclusively on Netflix. This season Dinotrux introduced tons of cool new species and characters, … Read More rejuvenates its digital presence to enhance engagement   
3:00 pm PDT 09/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

POGO, India’s leading kids’ channel, has relaunched its online presence this month with an aim to engage and communicate in a profound way with its audience. has been completely remodeled and redesigned in response to the constantly evolving demands of its users. The site has a new interactive interface equipped with a refreshed look, easy navigation and a de-cluttered, responsive experience on mobile, tablet and desktop screens. The website has a new feature called ‘Downloadables’ under the Surprise banner that … Read More

NFB makes its films available on Vimeo with new video-on-demand service
5:00 pm PDT 03/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The National Film Board (NFB) of Canada has ventured into the digital space as it announced the launch of a new subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service powered by Vimeo. Right form today, film lovers will be able to discover and view the newest and best NFB-produced documentary and animated shorts anytime online. The audience can access the films on demand 24X7 on their computer, mobile devices, tablets or smart TVs. To boost the experience and gain more viewers, 14 recent NFB films … Read More

Google provides animated feature ‘Bling’ at Google Play Store
12:00 pm PDT 27/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Google has stepped into the feature animation business as it plans to distribute the animated film Bling through its Google Play Store. The streaming of the film will be available for free – from 3 March to 10 April, 2016. With an intention to promote Google Play’s “family-friendly discovery experience,” Bling will serve as the digital giant’s venture as distributors of full length feature films. This initiative will help engage both parents and kids to find age-appropriate apps, games, movies and … Read More

Netflix original sets its foot in anime space with ‘Perfect Bones’
10:00 am PDT 26/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

With Netflix expansion in 130 countries in 2016, people across the globe are eager to know what new will Netflix be offering. With its original content being a major hit, Netflix has been planning to produce more of original series and pre CES 2016, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings had said that the company plans to produce an anime show for the non-US markets. And with that announcement, Netflix recently announced that they are coming up with an anime series Perfect … Read More