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Amazon India’s ‘Inside Edge’ finds its rental partners in FutureWorks
6:44 pm PDT 13/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Amazon India’s first original series ‘Inside Edge’ went on air this Monday, and while the reviews have been encouraging, FutureWorks were proud to announce to have been chosen as their rental partners. The digital agency has provided with RED Weapon 6K with Cooke S4i lenses which would be used to shoot the first season of Inside Edge by the DoP Sanjay Kapoor.  On the experience of working with FutureWorks he says, “When we first came to FutureWorks, we were looking … Read More

‘Gattu Battu’ music video garners 2.7 million views in just three weeks of its release
6:30 pm PDT 06/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Earlier this year, Nickelodeon launched their original animated series Gattu Battu. Whilst the show has generated respectable viewership, a dance music video featuring the duo was released last month and the records thus far suggest it’s a massive hit. Just over three weeks on from its release, and the video has already accrued 2.7 million views on YouTube, sending Nickelodeon into delirium. A mocap initiative by the channel, the positive response to Gattu Battu show’s title track apparently inspired the … Read More

ChuChu TV crosses 10-million YouTube subscribers milestone with only 154 videos
1:40 pm PDT 23/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

One of the most popular edutainment channels worldwide, ChuChu TV in only its fourth year has received 10 million subscribers with just 154 videos, making it the fastest ever growing YouTube channel in the world in the family entertainment and pre-school education space. This incredible milestone which reiterates ChuChu TV’s success was achieved on Saturday, 17 June 2017. ChuChu TV is the fourth largest YouTube channel in India coming after T-Series, Sony and ZeeTV, which are more popular and have … Read More

Amazon Original ‘Danger & Eggs’ premieres 30 June in US and UK
10:30 am PDT 08/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Amazon announced its original animated kids series Danger & Eggs which is scheduled to premiere on Friday, 30 June, 2017 on Prime Video in the US and UK. Created by Mike Owens (Yo Gabba Gabba!, Animaniacs) and Shadi Petosky (Yo Gabba Gabba!, Mad) and executive produced by Owens, Petosky, and Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead, @midnight). The show features comedians Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) as D.D. Danger and Eric Knobel (Huge Theater) as Phillip. “We are excited to introduce our first animated comedy for children ages six to 11 to our customers,” said Amazon Studios head of … Read More

Toonz and ReachMe.TV launch new entertainment channel Toonz TV for young audience
3:00 pm PDT 06/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Toonz Media announced its entry into Hollywood with the launch of Toonz TV in association with ReachMe.TV. Toonz TV is a next generation entertainment channel for “the young and young at heart” and will have an assured reach of over 100 million US viewers via ReachMe.TV’s in airport and in hotel networks. Toonz TV will feature the highly popular international animation catalogue from Toonz, new productions with Toonz and ReachMe.TV as well as a growing collection of interactive features and games … Read More

Google Doodle welcomes ICC Champions Trophy 2017 with its pest cricket game
7:00 pm PDT 01/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

You may be the one who is not very fond of cricket or the one who loves playing cricket but has wondered what is so interesting about mobile cricket games. Whoever you may be, this Google Doodle (a game actually) will put all that aside. The 2017 ICC Champions Trophy commenced today at 3 pm IST at Kennington Oval, London and Google, like always, managed to do something out-of-the-box. As you land on the Google Chrome window or Google’s home … Read More

Nick launches interactive, play-along videos on preschool Noggin App
3:00 pm PDT 01/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Leading kids entertainment brand Nickelodeon is introducing a brand-new collection of interactive, curriculum-driven preschool episodes in its NOGGIN video subscription service, beginning today, 1 June, initially on iOS platforms. These play-along preschool videos were created by an in-house team using a proprietary authoring tool which enables the simultaneous creation of interactive digital content alongside the production of linear TV content. “The introduction of our play-along videos mark the evolution of preschool interactivity that Nickelodeon initiated with Blue’s Clues and Dora the Explorer,” said … Read More

‘The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, the Smart-Ass Detective, the Righteous Ex-Con, and the Kid with the Glowing Fist’ come together in the first ‘The Defenders’ trailer
7:30 pm PDT 03/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The four superheroes of the Marvel universe are coming together, finally. While The Defenders had already been much talked about and even teased with a small video, the first trailer for the Netflix series has been launched. The trailer begins with a blood-covered Jessica Jones being interrogated by detective Misty Knight (Simone Missick) and someone barges in through the door and says, “Jessica Jones, stop talking”, on being questioned about his identity, he says, “My name is Matthew Murdock, and … Read More

Amazon original kids series ‘Dino Dana’ will premiere on 26 May in US and UK
1:30 pm PDT 03/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Amazon today announced its brand-new Amazon Original Kids Series, Dino Dana which is scheduled to premiere on Friday, 26 May on Prime Video in the US and U.K. A follow-up to the 2015 Emmy Award-winning series Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures, Dino Dana is a preschool program that takes viewers on a whole new level of dinosaur encounters. Combining live-action with CGI animation, the series features 11 new prehistoric creatures and for the first time, two sisters. After a chance encounter with Trek and his Dino Field … Read More

VOOT partners with Google to launch video-on-demand Progressive Web App
1:00 pm PDT 26/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

VOOT, Viacom18’s ad-supported video-on-demand OTT service, has turned its mobile website into a Progressive Web App (PWA) using features such as Add to Homescreen and a service worker. PWA allows reliable, fast and engaging experience for users on mobile Web. Viacom18 Digital Ventures , COO, Gaurav Gandhi commented, “In this business both content and technology have equal equity in realising the potential of our consumer proposition. While content is our domain expertise, to push the envelope in terms of technology, … Read More

Google Doodle’s Earth Day comic strip presents ways to save our dear planet
11:45 am PDT 22/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The first thing that we notice as we switch on our devices and log into Google is the Google Doodle. Google doodle reminds us of all the special occasions and personalities with its unique illustrations / game / animation. The same it did today for Earth Day. Each year, 22 April is marked as Earth Day which was started in 1970. This year, according to the Earth Day website, the focus is on ‘Environmental and Climate Literacy.’ The website states: “Environmental … Read More

Facebook attempts to merge virtual reality and social media with the beta launch of ‘Spaces’
4:00 pm PDT 21/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

A few years back Facebook acquired Oculus, one of the premier virtual reality (VR) technologies, but not many people were sure how the company was going to implement it. Now, a lot of speculations can be put to rest as the social media giant has revealed its first VR integration into the platform. Dubbed as ‘Spaces’, Facebook’s new feature will allow one to interact with their friends in a virtual chat room. You can customise how your character looks, to … Read More