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‘Puppy Dog Pals’ picked up for fourth season

Disney Junior’s Puppy Dog Pals has been greenlit for Season 4, just ahead of the third season’s premiere. Created by comedian Harland Williams, the hit series centers on fun-loving pug puppy brothers Bingo (Issac Ryan Brown) and Rolly (Sam Lavagnino), whose thrill-seeking appetites take them on adventures in their...

Warner Media’s ‘Tuzki’ to get its own TV series

Tuzki the monochrome Chinese rabbit is getting his own tv series. Warnermedia, which owns the character, is partnering with Shenzhen-based Ciwen Media to produce the show. Created in 2006 by then-21-year-old artist named Momo Wang, Tuzki swiftly spread across Chinese and Asian social networks — particularly Wechat...

41 Ent. to adapt ‘Supernatural Academy’

41 Entertainment LLC (41E) announced today a new strategy to expand into YA animation focused on Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy, starting with the best-selling series of books by Jaymin Eve entitled The Supernatural Academy. 41E has secured exclusive, global, multimedia, animation rights to both the Supernatural Academy and Supernatural Prison book...

HBO scores ‘South Park’ streaming rights

In a deal worth a reported $500 million, WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, the new streaming platform set to launch in May 2020, has outbid several media companies for the exclusive U.S. streaming rights to Comedy Central’s iconic adult animated series, South Park. In an announcement made today by...

IGDC 2019 in Hyderabad this November

The 11th edition of The India Game Developers Conference (IGDC), India’s premier game developers’ conference formerly known as the Nasscom Game Developers Conference, will begin on November 22 in Hyderabad’s Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC). Touted as the biggest and most significant developer conference in India and...

‘La Noria’ premieres online

Night Wheel Pictures has announced that celebrated animator Carlos Baena’s short film, La Noria, is now streaming on Vimeo. Written and directed by Baena, the film tells the tale of a grieving young boy who loves to build Ferris wheels. One day the boy encounters dark creatures and...

HBO Max orders Four One-Hour specials

HBO Max is continuing its push into animation. The forthcoming streamer has ordered four one-hour “Adventure Time” specials from Cartoon Network Studios, the first two of which will debut exclusively on HBO Max in 2020. Collectively titled “Adventure Time: Distant Lands,” the specials will once again tell...

Unity Technologies join hands with BYJU’S

Unity Technologies, creator of real-time 3D development platform, announced their first gaming hackathon in India in partnership with BYJU’S, the world’s most valuable EdTech company. The event, which started on 16 October 2019, is two weeks challenge will bring together over 1300 budding and professional game developers, artists...

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019: Deep learning method that changes shapes to be presented

Turning a chair into a table, or vice versa, might sound like somewhat of a magic trick. In this case, zero magic is involved, just plenty of complex geometry and machine learning. Called LOGAN, the deep neural network, i.e., a machine of sorts, can learn to transform...

Abhishek Dutta becomes new Network Head of CN and Pogo

Abhishek Dutta has been named senior director and network head -kids, overseeing Cartoon Network and POGO in South Asia. Based in Mumbai, his responsibilities include programming, channel operations, acquisitions and promotions, as well as the content direction for the two brands. WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks in South Asia...