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Viacom 18 launches a new campaign #PauseForACause amidst Coronavirus pandemic

Supporting Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s appeal towards social distancing and call for a Janta Curfew on Sunday, 22 March, leading media and entertainment conglomerate Viacom18, launched #PauseForACause. Cheer and Applause. campaign across all its media assets. #PauseForACause. Cheer and Applause is a social awareness and...

Disney to release ‘Onward’ sooner on Disney+

Disney has announced that its latest Pixar animated movie, Onward, will be getting an early release for digital download and will hit Disney+ in the U.S. on 3 April. The film premiered in theatres on 6 March and earned rave reviews from audiences. Last weekend already saw...

During Social Distancing, ACK Media to provide kids with free subscription

The growing coronavirus pandemic may have made many office-goers stay at home happily, with no daily travels and relief from crowded trains and metros, the kids are definitely feeling stuck at home. The vacations have come early, but meeting friends, playing out is a strict no-no. Given...

Marvel Comics to introduce its first ‘non-binary’ character in ‘New Warriors’

Marvel Comics is all set to launch brand new superheroes who’ll be promoting diversity. The comics behemoth is finally introducing its first non-binary character, Snowflake and Safespace, as part of the New Warriors reboot. While the announcement has been received with mixed reviews and feedback, Daniel Kibblesmith...

Karadi Tales named the ‘Audiobook Publisher of the Year’ at London

The Indian publishing house and kids content company, Karadi Tales has been awarded ‘The Audiobook Publisher of the Year’ by the London Book Fair Excellence Awards. It was also shortlisted for The Education Initiative Award and The Educational Learning Resources Award. Karadi Tales were also the producers...

Discovery launches new OTT platform Discovery Plus

Discovery, India’s one of the leading real-life entertainment networks, has forayed into the Indian OTT landscape with the launch of ‘Discovery Plus’, a new D2C streaming app, to meet the need of a differentiated product offering premium real-life entertainment. Priced competitively with an introductory offer of Rs....

Disney India buys a new soccer-themed series ‘Supa Strikas’

Moonbug, children’s content producer and distributor has sold its soccer-themed animated series Supa Strikas to Disney India. Supa Strikas is a beloved South African digital and linear sports brand that follows the leading football team as they journey across the globe and to outer space on a quest to...

Diamond Toons releases a new comic describing the safety and nutrition for kids

Teaching the importance, benefits and facts about healthy and safe food with Master and Miss Sehat, Diamond Toons has recently launched a new comic book – Swachh Khao Swachh Raho. In the comic book, Chacha Chaudhary, the legendary Indian comic hero along with Master and Miss Sehat...

Diamond Comic distributors cancels the Retailer Summit due to spreading Coronavirus

The impact and spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, leading to many events getting cancelled, the latest being the cancellation of 2020 Retailer Summit by Diamond Comic Distributors. The event had been scheduled to take place 14 to 16 April in conjunction with MegaCon in Orlando,...

Hasbro and Disney renews contract for making ‘Marvel’ and ‘Star Wars’ toys

Hasbro will continue to be the toy licensor for Walt Disney’s Marvel and Star Wars franchises, the toy behemoth announced on 21 February. Disney’s and Hasbro’s relations dates back to decades, and they extended a pact back in 2013 which was supposed to expire in 2020. “We...