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One Animation’s ‘Oddbods’ Season One now available on Netflix
11:00 am PDT 18/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Starting Monday, Netflix will be streaming the long-form version of the globally successful CG animated TV comedy series, Oddbods, with a worldwide roll-out that will delight fans both old and new. Produced by Singapore-based CG animation studio One Animation, Oddbods follows the antics of seven hilarious characters – Zee, Fuse, Bubbles, Slick, Pogo, Jeff and Newt – as they cope with everyday antics, playing pranks on one another and driving each other crazy. Each character has their own specific personality … Read More

DHX Media’s Wildbrain appointed exclusive global manager of TUBA n’s Larva Tuba YouTube channel
3:45 pm PDT 13/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

WildBrain, a leading online kids’ network with expertise in connecting content owners to advertisers through advertising video-on-demand (AVOD) platforms, has been appointed as the exclusive global manager of TUBA n’s YouTube channel for its short-form CGI-animated, slapstick comedy series, Larva (Season 1: 104 x 2′ / Season 2: 52 x 4′ / Season 3: 104 x 2′). Under the exclusive agreement, WildBrain will manage the Larva TUBA channel, providing content production services and audience development expertise. WildBrain will also focus … Read More

ChuChu TV ‘Police’ episode garners record breaking viewership of 10 million in 4 days
12:30 pm PDT 03/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

ChuChu TV, the number one kids YouTube channel in India and Asia Pacific announced that its latest addition of the Police series titled “ChuChu TV Police – The Train Escape”, has hit a staggering milestone of around 10 million views in four days. In fact, it got four million views on the day of launch which took the video to Top 50 Trending videos worldwide. ChuChu TV Police franchise has done so well because the videos tell an action oriented story of rounding … Read More

Cosmos-Maya announces WowKidz Indonesia, acquisition of Hot Wheels ‘Battle Force 5’ from Nelvana and future productions
5:45 pm PDT 02/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Taking the success of its multiple animation TV series further, Singapore and Mumbai based Cosmos-Maya, the largest producer of original Indian animation content; established its digital presence with its YouTube platform, ‘WowKidz’ which has been the destination for high quality Indian animation shows. Within 18 months of its launch, the platform boasts of almost 900 million views in total, adding over 3.5 million views on a daily basis and is inching closer to the coveted ‘One million subscriber’ mark in … Read More

New preschool character ‘Nina’ added in Zinkia’s kitty
6:00 pm PDT 22/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Zinkia Entertainment, producer of the show Pocoyo, introduces a new female character who’s name is “Nina” and she leads Zinkia’s strong commitment with entertainment industry in 2017. Nina is a tiny girl who lives in the wilderness among plants and flowers, always accompanied by her loyal pet robot, Roberto. The Spanish company has already closed major licensing deals for this new character, whose first products will be available in the upcoming months. Bandai and Comansi for the toy sector, El … Read More

Boomerang to exclusively stream WB Animation’s original new series, ‘Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Wacky Races’
12:30 pm PDT 21/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Turner has revealed the details of two highly-anticipated WB Animation original new series, Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races. They will join the line-up of iconic, contemporary animation for the company’s second flagship international kids channel Boomerang from June 2017. In the US, they will exclusively be shown on the recently-announced streaming subscription service. Turner’s Kids Networks in Asia Pacific, chief content officer, Mark Eyers said: “These two shows are top-quality additions to the Boomerang line-up in Australia and have the unique ability … Read More

Netflix to exclusively premier Toho’s original anime movie, Godzilla
12:15 pm PDT 17/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network, announced an exciting addition to its slate, an original Japanese animation based on the Godzilla character, which will have its exclusive premiere on Netflix worldwide following a Toho theatrical release in Japan. The first-ever high quality animation of the iconic global monster franchise is set to offer an epic re-imagining of the Godzilla world of the future. To bring to life Godzilla’s latest adaptation, Toho is working with leading Japanese anime studio Polygon … Read More

Thanks to Time Warner, you can enjoy the old classics like Looney Tunes and Scooby Doo once again!
11:30 am PDT 09/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

If you are a 90s kid, the chances of you missing out on the shrewd Bugs Bunny, the foolhardy Wile E. Coyote, doltish Elmer Fudd, street-smart Jerry and slacker Shaggy would be quite uncanny. For all the fans of the classic “cartoons”, this is probably the greatest news – Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM are back! Time Warner’s Turner and Warner Bros. have partnered on a standalone video subscription service – Boomerang. The online platform will offer the massive Hanna-Barbera, … Read More

Amazon Prime Video signs exclusive deal to offer ad-free ChuChu TV content
3:30 pm PDT 01/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Amazon India has signed a long term deal with Chennai-based ChuChu TV Studios to make Amazon Prime Video as the only destination to offer all of ChuChu TV’s existing and future videos on an ad-free basis. “ChuChu TV is one of India’s top animators and their series of upbeat songs and colourful animations is much-loved by kids worldwide,” said Amazon Prime Video India, director and country head, Nitesh Kripalani. “We are very happy to partner with ChuChu TV to add to our existing bouquet of kids’ … Read More

Hulu acquires exclusive streaming rights for the animated comedy series ‘Camp Lakebottom’ from 9 Story
11:00 am PDT 14/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

9 Story Media announced that Hulu has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to global hit series Camp Lakebottom (26 x 22’). Under the terms of the agreement, Hulu retains exclusive VOD rights to the first season of the animated program. Camp Lakebottom originally premiered on Teletoon Canada and Disney XD (USA). Various seasons of the series have been acquired by international Disney Channels (Latin America, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Benelux, MEA and Japan), ABC TV (Australia), Super RTL (Germany), and … Read More

‘Castlevania’ animated series to launch on Netflix this year
5:15 pm PDT 09/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Out of a plethora of vampire-themed and horror-themed shows that probably skip your view, you’d want to take interest in this one. We are talking about Castlevania animated series whose first season will start streaming on Netflix this year. Though no specific date has been revealed, Netflix website lists that the season will consist of four, 30-minute episodes. Season Two will arrive in 2018. Castlevania is originally a series of dark fantasy-themed action-adventure video games created and developed by Konami. … Read More

Stan will be the streaming destination for Cartoon Network content in Australia
1:00 pm PDT 07/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Stan will become the Australian streaming home for content from the popular children’s channel Cartoon Network, after entering into a new partnership with Turner. Cartoon Network is the most popular kids channel in the Asia-Pacific region, and Stan subscribers will now have access to its huge range of series, with entire franchises of Cartoon Network shows added to Stan’s catalogue. The partnership between these two entertainment brands will also see the premiere of the eighth and final season of pop-culture … Read More