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Animation and gaming company Akatsuki to launch its Youtube channel in India

Japanese mobile game and anime producing company, Akatsuki, announced yesterday the launch of its YouTube platform, Kumarba, in India. The production company is also looking for partners to help develop localised content for the Indian market. Kumarba exceeded 200 million views within a year of its launch in Japan...

Madras HC issues notice to Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly for promoting online sports apps

The Madurai bench of Madras High Court on Tuesday issued notices to Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly, actors Prakash Raj, Tammana, Rana and Sudip Khan for their involvement in online sports app advertisements. A bench consisting of Justices N Kirubakaran and B...

Gutsy Animations recommissions season 3 of Emmy- nominated ‘Moominvalley’

Gutsy Animations’ internationally celebrated, Emmy-nominated animated series Moominvalley (13 x 22’) has been recommissioned for a third season by anchor broadcasters YLE in Finland and Sky in the U.K. Produced by Gutsy Animations, the series is based on the beloved Moomin stories by Finnish-Swedish author and artist Tove Jansson. The new...

Sony in talks to acquire US-based anime streamer Crunchyroll

Sony has reportedly entered into final negotiations with AT&T to acquire the US-based anime streaming service Crunchyroll in a deal more than 100 billion yen ($957 million). According to Nikkei Asia, Sony recently obtained exclusive rights to bid for the hugely-popular streaming service. Crunchyroll has 70 million free...

PUBG Mobile announces termination of access to all Indian users

After two months of PUBG Ban in India by the government due to data security concerns, online multiplayer battle royale game and a popular esports title PUBG Mobile expressed that it has terminated all services and access for Indian users from 30 October 2020 on its official...

Warner Bros. Animation announces ‘Tiny Toons Looniversity’ reboot

The Tiny Toons are coming back to small screens. Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Television announced that they’re creating a new reboot of the series titled, Tiny Toons Looniversity. Slated to launch on both HBO Max and Cartoon Network, the 30-minute animated comedy series has been ordered for a two-season...

HBO Max and Cartoon Network announces partnership with children’s author Mo Willems

HBO Max and Cartoon Network announced three new projects with New York Times best-selling children’s book author, illustrator and playwright Mo Willems and greenlights for a hilarious animated series Unlimited Squirrels!; CGI-animated special Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Special; and a pilot order for a live-action immersive series, Cat the...

Cartoon Network releases new PSAs on anti-racism

Cartoon Network has debuted a new series of anti-racism PSAs, developed by Emmy-nominated Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey, creator of O.K. KO! Let’s Be Heroes. The animated shorts are aimed at providing kids and families with productive ways to disrupt common narratives about racism. The first of...

Kyoto Animation to make a feature film of Japanese anime ‘Tsurune’

High school archery club anime Tsurune — based on the light novel by Kotoko Ayano — will be getting its first feature-length movie through Japan’s resilient Kyoto Animation (Violet Evergarden and Free! movies; Liz and the Blue Bird, A Silent Voice). The studio punctuated the Twitter announcement by dropping...

MeTV Network announces an original morning show ‘Toon In With Me’

The MeTV Network, America’s #1 classic television network, announces the launch of the new original morning show Toon In With Me. The weekday one-hour hosted series will feature original comedy sketches, special guests, interviews, games and more, produced to lead into many of the greatest classic cartoon shorts...