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Producer Lee Mendelson of ‘ Charlie Brown Christmas’ passed away at the age of 86

Multi-Emmy-winning producer, writer and director Lee Mendelson, who brought the iconic Peanuts gang to animation in the classic 1965 special A Charlie Brown Christmas, died Wednesday, December 25 at age 86. Mendelson succumbed to lung cancer and congestive heart failure at his Bay Area home in Hillsborough, California, where his...

Esports Federation of India announces its national team for the first AESF Tournament

Indian National Qualifiers were organised by Esports Federation of India (ESFI) for first AESF e-Masters Chengdu 2020 on 26 to 27 Dec 2019 for Arena of Valor, e-football PES 2020, Warcraft III and League of Legends. e-Masters has an overall prize pool of Rs 42 Mn. “We...

Veteran Cartoonist Vikas Sabnis passed away at 69

Veteran cartoonist Vikas Sabnis is no more. He passed away on Friday, after a brief illness, at the age of 69. His son Parimal Sabnis said, “Since February, he had stopped drawing. Lately, he was undergoing treatment at a nursing home. He remained there for a week,...

ZEE5 to have new launches in genres and languages in 2020

ZEE5, India’s largest OTT player has unveiled their calendar for the first month of 2020. January will see new launches across genres and languages. The calendar launch event took place at the Zee5 headquarters in Mumbai and was graced by Vivek Dahiya, Nakuul Mehta, Rituraj Singh, Sid...

India’s first IP based play zone to open in Delhi NCR

Tinga Dojo, a green superhero dog has arrived to make the planet green and tackle climate change. The completely new IP will be represented by Animation International India, a renowned name in content licensing and syndication industry across Asia. This global firm has been successfully creating and...

The new Sonic trailer hints a back story as it shows Sonic as a baby

In an exclusive Japanese trailer for the upcoming February release of Sonic the Hedgehog, a new version of the classic character comes to life on the grassy paths of Emerald Hill Zone. “Baby Sonic”, as Paramount Pictures’ Japanese Twitter account puts it, has never before been rendered...

Amar Chitra Katha to tell stories of Tata in their 50th Anniversary edition

ACK Media is turning a new leaf in its 50-year existence. Known for popular brands Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha, the publishing house has released a comic book that talks about the rise of the Tatas, spanning over 150 years. Titled The Tata Story, the special edition comics...

‘Arjun: The Warrior Prince’ director Arnab Chaudhuri passed away

Artist, director and industry veteran Arnab Chaudhuri passed away yesterday morning in Kolkata. He was noted in the animation industry for his feature film with UTV in 2012 titled Arjun: The Warrior Prince. As soon as the news came, the industry started mourning the death of a colleague. Says...

Facebook releases two new Pokémon games

The Pokemon Company is bringing two new games to Facebook. Titled, Pokémon Tower Battle and Pokémon Medallion Battle, both games are now available on the platform. Pokémon Tower Battle, developed by Bombay Play requires players to compete by stacking Pokémon against one another to create the tallest towers. As players...

Venetia Davie to become Vice President of VisacomCBS Consumer Products

ViacomCBS Consumer Products (VCP) announced yesterday that Venetia Davie will join the company as Vice President, U.K. and Ireland. Davie will start the role in January, reporting to Mark Kingston, Senior Vice President, International, VCP. In this role, Davie will lead VCP’s U.K. and Ireland business, managing...