Digital Media

WhatsApp employs Komal Lahiri as grievance officer in India to curb fake news
3:30 pm PDT 24/09/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Finally, the wait is over! WhatsApp has updated its website to reflect the appointment of a ‘Grievance Officer for India’ which will help to curb fake messages. WhatsApp’s contribution in India, has been outstanding, as the fastest and most used social software. It opens up the platform for free messages, voice calls or video sessions. Despite that, the app has witnessed a lot of hindrances, one of which is aggressive messages. To restrain that problem, WhatsApp has appointed a new … Read More

Disney developing a string of stand-alone series around Loki, Scarlet Witch and others, for its streaming service
12:00 pm PDT 19/09/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel fans might be treated with a string of new series around the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as Disney prepares to launch its upcoming streaming service. (as Variety reports) The entertainment giant is in early development of an ambitious plan for a number of series centered on popular characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe such as Loki, the Scarlet Witch, along with other beloved superheroes who are yet to appear in their own standalone movies. Though Marvel and Disney has not … Read More

Indian kids’ content and YouTube, a success saga
12:00 pm PDT 21/08/2018 By Yugandhara Shete

With the growing digitalisation, kids these days are well versed with the functioning of mobile phones, laptops or any electronic device. A crying baby gets quiet on seeing the shining, beaming screen of mobile phone. Surely, this is not good as a habit, but with some form of introduction to digitalisation, these kids are exploring new platforms and taking a leap in the digital world from a very young age. YouTube being the favourite digital medium amongst kids and parents … Read More

Snapchat brings a new filter for ‘Harry Potter’ fans
11:00 am PDT 01/08/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The boy who lived, the wizard who defeated the ‘dark lord’, our beloved Harry Potter gets a tribute from Snapchat on his birthday, which falls on 31 July. Snapchat is celebrating the wizard’s birthday with a new filter, and it is fun for the quidditch lovers. The app has released a program that lets your bitmoji represent your Hogwarts house. These bitmojis will fly around the screen, being every bit the magical game we love. Snapchat’s fondness for pop culture … Read More

Catch all the ‘Pokemon’ digital manga from Viz Media
11:00 am PDT 30/07/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Viz Media launches the digital library of Pokemon manga titles. The release roll-out began last week and will continue each month through the start of 2019 on Viz’s official website, the Viz Manga app, and partner platforms including Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology and Google Play. “The bestselling Pokémon Adventures have captivated readers of all ages. This extremely popular series features action-packed story arcs inspired by the video games. We’re thrilled to now offer fans access to their favorite stories … Read More

Genius Brands Network to launch on OTT platform, XUMO
11:00 am PDT 23/07/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Genius Brand Network, the kids’ content creator will launch on the XUMO OTT platform. It will include both the Kid Genius Cartoon Channel and Baby Genius TV. The deal will see Genius Brands Network reaching 80 million US households. “Nearly 20 per cent of our millions of viewers, including my own kids, watch the kids and family channels on XUMO, so it is important that we continue to offer the widest range of quality and entertaining content for our young … Read More

‘Lottie Dottie Chicken’ to hatch on YouTube channel in the UK and the US
11:00 am PDT 06/07/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Digital kids network and WildBrain have inked a global agreement with animation studio Bromelia Productions for its brand Lottie Dottie Chicken. Aimed at kids between six months to five years of age, the series was launched on YouTube in 2006, featuring animated music videos and nursery rhymes and in 2016; it launched the spinoff series Lottie Dottie Mini. The deal will see WilBrain manage the brand’s English-language YouTube channels and launch the first season of the 26 x 12 minute mini-series … Read More

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