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American toy company Mattel launches Olympics inspired toy collection

Mattel revealed their first products collection across brands to celebrate the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The collection includes items from the toyco’s Barbie, Hot Wheels and UNO brands. Mattel collaborated with the IOC and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee of the Olympic Games to create licensed toy products,...

Unilever announces to stop the advertising of food and beverages targeting children below 12

Unilever has announced to be discontinuing all marketing and advertising initiatives of its food and beverage brands which are primarily targeted to children. The company will not market the products to children under the age of 12 across traditional media channels, and below the age of 13...

Coronavirus threat might affect the release of Disney’s ‘Mulan’ in China

Coronavirus is not only affecting the health of masses across the world, but also various industries at large. After the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the virus as a state of global emergency, Disney’s theme park business in China has already hit a low and now its...

Starz and Lionsgate team up for output deals for split pay streaming rights

STARZPLAY, the Starz platform’s international streaming service, announced that it has entered a theatrical output deal with global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) for split first pay streaming rights in the UK to Lionsgate’s recently released and upcoming feature films. Under the multi-year agreement, STARZPLAY subscribers...

Netflix animated film ‘Klaus’ wins BAFTA Award for Best Animated Feature

Sergio Pablos’s Klaus has won the British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) for best-animated feature. The awards were presented on 2nd February in London at the Royal Albert Hall. The Netflix-produced feature was up against Walt Disney Animation Studios’s Frozen 2, Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 4, and Aardman Animation’s A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon....

Fear of Corona Virus forces cancellation of ‘The Overwatch League’

After the cancellation of China’s League of Legends Pro League’s upcoming matches earlier this week, the Overwatch League is the next match to be cancelled due to the coronavirus epidemic. The official post reveals that “We have decided to cancel our February and March matches in China...

One Take Media refreshes its library: adds 100 new Kids movies

One Take Media Co. (OTMC) is continuously refreshing its content library and adding newer titles at regular intervals. These content acquisitions have kept the customer engaged, satisfied and maintaining stickiness to the platform. OTMC has been adding newer titles to its library, and most recently acquired 100...

Award-winning UK Animation and VFX industry to get a hard hit post Brexit

The U.K.’s award-winning visual effects industry could be hard hit by the proposed new post-Brexit immigration system. The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published its report on minimum visa salary thresholds and a points-based visa system on Tuesday. While some MAC recommendations will help to mitigate the impact...

Dream 11 in works to raise $500 million fund during IPL

As Indian Premier League 2020 around the corner, which is expected to begin at the end of March, Mumbai-based fantasy gaming startup Dream11 is now raising fresh funds. The company is said to be on the verge of nearly doubling its valuation as Tiger Global looks to become its...

Director and Ex NBA Star Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash

Former NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant, aged 41 and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, were among the nine people who were killed in a helicopter crash this morning in Calabasas, California. The cause of the crash remains a mystery as of now. Besides being a basketball sensation,...