Digital Media

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

9 Story secures digital sales for animated short series ‘Sweet Tweets’
1:00 pm PDT 06/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

9 Story announced that it has secured several deals with digital platforms for the animated shorts series, Sweet Tweets (32 x 2 to 3 min). Produced by YetiLABS, a division of Kelowna based animation studio, Yeti Farm Creative, the series is aimed at babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and features engaging nursery rhymes and original songs. The series of shorts premiered on YouTube as a digital-first property and has recently been picked up by several digital platforms including Toon Goggles (USA), … Read More

Kid Genius Cartoon Channel takes a digital leap and ventures into Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire
12:00 pm PDT 02/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Genius Brands International “Genius Brands” (Nasdaq: GNUS) has extended the reach of its Kid Genius Cartoon Channel today by approximately 20 million households as the channel “goes live” on OTT platforms, including Roku, Apple TV (Nasdaq: APPL), and Amazon’s Fire (Nasdaq: AMZN), boosting the channel’s reach to an estimated 50 million U.S.A. households.  Additionally, the company is launching new apps for its signature Baby Genius and SpacePOP brands on these platforms, in an attempt to present the audiences with multi-platform engagement … Read More

Jazwares partners with USP Studios to develop YouTube kids content
4:00 pm PDT 31/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Florida based toy company, Jazwares has announced its partnership with the Indian animation studio, USP Studios which is one of the world’s foremost creators of online animated content for kids. Through this strategic partnership, Jazwares has obtained the licensing rights for USP Studios original properties that air exclusively on YouTube like Baby Bao Panda and Bob the Train. In addition, JazWings, the innovative idea incubation arm of Jazwares, and USP Studios will develop animated content based on exciting new brands … Read More

Moose Toys’ YouTube channels will now be handled by DHX Media’s Wildbrain
6:00 pm PDT 24/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

  WildBrain has been appointed the exclusive global manager of Moose Toys’ YouTube channels for the Shopkins, Happy Places, Grossery Gang and Twozies brands. Moose Toys is an Australian toy design, development, marketing and distribution company founded in 1985. With their headquarters in Melbourne, they have offices in Hong Kong, London and Los Angeles. Their products are sold in over 80 countries. Moose Toys, marketing director, Belinda Gruebner said, “The Shopkins YouTube channel has attracted more than 310,000 subscribers and … Read More

The pre-school sensation channel – ChuChu TV’s video enters the 1 billion views club
7:30 pm PDT 18/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Asia Pacific’s most watched YouTube channel with a subscriber base of five million, with three million average views per video on its channels, ChuChu TV, has hit the one billion views landmark for its nursery rhymes compilation video, Johny Johny Yes Papa. The video has the distinction of being India’s first entry to the “One billion views” club. This “Made in India” channel is ranked number one in Asia Pacific across all genres and ranked two worldwide in the education … Read More