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YouTube Brandcast 2018: How the platform is shaping culture in India with 80 per cent reach
4:00 pm PDT 24/03/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

On its tenth year anniversary since its India launch in 2008, YouTube hosted Brandcast 2018, a flagship event for marketers before the grand finale of YouTube’s live event performed by Indian and Global YouTube creators at the YouTube FanFest. Celebrating the 10-year milestone, YouTube shared insights on its journey in India, highlighting how deeply it is interlinked to India’s internet growth story. With affordable data costs, increasing penetration of smartphones and an ever growing availability of great content across native … Read More

Marvel releases ‘Black Panther’ animated show on YouTube for free viewership
11:30 am PDT 22/03/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The astronomical success of Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther notwithstanding, Marvel turned to their bulging vault and picked up the 2010 animated television series on the African superhero to re-release on YouTube, and moreover, for free. Produced by Marvel Knights Television, the series although chronicles T’Challa’s coronation as the king of Wakanda whilst also tracing the rich history of the fictitious African kingdom, it differs slightly from its live-action equivalent. Whilst we had Eric Killmonger trying to upset the applecart with … Read More

Netflix to premiere DWA’s six original series in 2018
3:00 pm PDT 13/12/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television are set to release six new original series in 2018 beginning with Trolls: The Beat Goes On! premiering 19 January 2018, exclusively on Netflix. The new slate includes series inspired by DreamWorks’ animated films as well as classic properties including an all-new She-Ra. DreamWorks Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Picking up where the film left off, the Netflix original series is an all-new chapter in the adventures of the Trolls as Poppy, Branch and all of Troll Village will keep the party … Read More

RummyCulture launches Android app for online community
5:00 pm PDT 21/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Online gaming has gripped the entire world in a big way and today almost everyone indulges in online gaming as and when they get time. RummyCulture, who launched online rummy tournament Grand Carnival last month, now announced the launch of its Android app. Rummy as a category has seen some high profile investments and some handsome exits. It’s been more than a decade since our social game Rummy has shifted from physical tables to virtual ones. The category got major boost … Read More

No.1 YouTuber PewDiePie takes a jibe at Motu Patlu
5:30 pm PDT 09/11/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

You know who Motu Patlu are but lots of others don’t. Well, large parts of the world just got to know them! And it’s thanks to the world’s number one YouTuber PewDiePie (real name- Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg). He recently uploaded a video on his YouTube channel (also called as PewDiePie) calling Motu Patlu (sarcastically): “A fantastic anime” “one of the greatest creations of Nickelodeon since the 90s” “to its very core, just a fine animation” “probably one of the greatest animations” … Read More

Diwali celebrations go virtual with Magicbox-Inkmeo’s Digital Crackers
3:00 pm PDT 18/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

With concerns of air contamination rising in the country, many believe Diwali, the festival of lights, will lead to more pollution. Traditionally, the festival of lights was celebrated with Diyas (earthen lamps), the notion of which signifies light’s triumph over darkness. However, in the course of time, the festival has become synonymous to burning crackers of all sorts to celebrate. A company has brought in something which might not be the exact alternative for crackers to the enthusiasts but might … Read More

DHX Media and Amazon Prime Video strike largest deal for kids’ content
11:30 am PDT 12/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

DHX Media has announced a large-volume content deal for 13 of its kids’ shows with Amazon Prime Video for its global subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) service. This agreement marks the largest between the two companies till date, covering more than 200 countries and territories, and 15 languages. Under the deal, new titles will be added to the international streaming service, including Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Caillou, Johnny Test, Yo Gabba Gabba!, classic Inspector Gadget and In the Night Garden for launch, beginning this fall. “Leading global … Read More

Pocoyo’s adventures debut on Amazon Prime Video
2:00 pm PDT 06/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Pocoyo is now available on Amazon Prime Video through the Amazon Video Direct self-publishing service. The series, which is produced by Spain’s Zinkia, is one of the latest additions to the kids and family selection on the streaming service. Amazon Prime Video subscribers will now be able to accompany the ever-entertaining Pocoyo on his adventures whenever they like. These adventures are set against a backdrop where colours, shapes and music blend to create a truly unique space, always with a focus … Read More

FICCI Knowledge Series 2017 : Digital content specialists outline building blocks for digital transformation
8:00 am PDT 06/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

On October 4, 2017, senior executives from India’s motion picture, television and digital industries concluded that a digital first and innovation focused mindset, integration across organisational DNA, data analytics, data protection and IP security are the key pillars of successful digital transformation. The 2017 Fast Track India: Digital Building Blocks, a Knowledge Series forum by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI) in association with the Los Angeles India Film Council (LAIFC), supported by the Centre for Content Promotion … Read More

Videogyan to launch comprehensive app Kidzooly and brand new IPs this October
11:00 am PDT 29/09/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

The numbers are going up and up; and so is the set of shows for India’s infotainment YouTube channel Videogyan. Not talking in riddles and cutting to the chase, the passionate team of creators at Videogyan are working on two new IPs – TooToo Girl and Timboo n Tuskar – which will be launched in the coming month, and a new show Minnu and Mintu. “Our IP TooToo Boy has gained popularity in few months of its launch and we were getting … Read More

VOOT wins IBC 2017 Innovation Award for Content Distribution
7:00 pm PDT 18/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Viacom 18’s video-on-demand streaming service VOOT, has won the coveted International Broadcasting Convention 2017 (IBC 2017) Innovation Award for content distribution for its progressive web app (PWA) product- VOOT Lite. IBC, which annually awards the latest innovations in media and technology, recognised VOOT’s pioneering initiative in giving mobile web users an app like experience in consuming digital video. VOOT was the only online video service that was shortlisted for the awards, along with other leading organisations, amongst 190 plus entries … Read More

The big payoff for producers and freelance artists
6:35 pm PDT 15/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The gig economy, starting with India, is in for a major transformation over the next few years. Transcending the realms of the ordinary, GAFX – the new star on the digital media and entertainment horizon is virtually revolutionising the space and making things more exciting for the key stakeholders. For producers, studio owners and freelance artists devoted to creating world-class gaming, animation and VFX work, it’s time to usher in change! GAFX was born from the need to help address … Read More