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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...

BJP releases an animated video on CAA to clear the doubts of the citizens

The protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are taking a serious turn and are still on in many parts of the country. The nation’s ruling party, BJP has tweeted, assuring the citizens of safety and dispelling the Muslim community’s fears about their identity as Indians. BJP...

‘Earth to Echo’ Director Dave Green to direct the new Warner Bros. Movie ‘Coyote vs. Acme’

The pesky Road Runner may have eluded him, but Wile E. Coyote has come one step closer to getting the next-best thing: his own feature. Warner Bros.’s Coyote vs. Acme, which was announced last year, now has Dave Green as the director After starting out directing music videos,...

UK based animation company Factory to release ‘Mimi and the Mountain Dragon’ this holiday season

U.K-based animation studio Factory is best known for producing series such as Clangers, Scream Street, Newzoids and Norman Picklestripes. This month, along with Leopard Pictures, the studio offers a new 2D-animated adaptation of Sir Michael Morpurgo’s children’s book Mimi and the Mountain Dragon. The holiday tale centres on a young girl who discovers...

Actor Curtis Jackson to produce a Black Superhero toon

Rapper, actor and producer Curtis Jackson, a.k.a. 50 Cent, is venturing into TV animation with Trill League, a new animated series focused on Black superheroes. The Lionsgate project is in the works for Quibi, the new mobile short-form streaming service from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman set...

Fox adds new series in the Animation Domination line-up

Fox TV is adopting a new addition to its Animation Domination lineup, giving a series order to Housebroken (formerly titled Therapy Dog), which already has Friends star Lisa Kudrow tapped for the lead voice role. The half-hour comedy comes from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, Fox Entertainment and Fox-owned Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s...

Pendleton Ward to work on a new show with Netflix

Netflix has added another big animation name to its already fantastic collection of creators: Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward is working on a new show with comedian and host Duncan Trussell titled The Midnight Gospel, which will premiere in 2020. The eight-episode show, which is being animated at Titmouse, is...