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‘Clangers’ celebrates 50th Anniversary

BAFTA-winning preschool brand Clangers is celebrating its 50th anniversary today with the launch of brand-new episodes on CBeebies, limited edition illustrated Peter Firmin prints, special events across the U.K. and the new Amazon Alexa Skill Clangers Talk. Fans will be able to speak directly to the youngest members of the Clangers...

UFEG launches Writer’s programme

Global talent development department of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) announced the launch of Universal Animation Writer’s Programme on Wednesday 13th November 2019. The one-year paid programme is first-of-its kind writing programme for both television and feature content. This programme will partner with business units and production...

IT Minister to Flagoff IndiaJoy Festival

IndiaJoy Festival has become one of the most important platforms in the world for Digital, Media and Entertainment Corporations to collaborate and to innovate. With more than 10,000 visitors, the four-day conclave Indiajoy 2019, being held at HICC from 20-23rd November, is expected to serve as a...

Nickelodeon joins hands with Netflix

Nickelodeon and Netflix announced a multi-year deal to produce original animated features and TV series for kids and families. The deal calls for the two companies to develop content based on Nickelodeon’s library of characters as well as new IP, expanding upon a relationship that already saw...

Jessica Gao joins ‘She-Hulk’

The Disney+ She-Hulk series has found its showrunner. Jessica Gao, who has won an Emmy for her impressive writing work and the beloved and acclaimed Rick and Morty, will be developing She-Hulk for the screen. Hollywood Reporter shared the news of the writer’s addition to the series, which will stream on Disney+, which...

‘Independence Day’ Director to receive VES Visionary Award

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced that director-producer-screenwriter Roland Emmerich is being honoured with the VES Visionary Award in recognition of his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment. The award, which is designated by the VES board of directors, recognizes an individual who has uniquely and consistently...

‘Loki’ leads way to ‘Madness’

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has lately revealed that the Disney+ series Loki will find its traces into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Both these projects were announced this summer as part of the MCU’s ambitious Phase IV slate, each scheduled for spring 2021. Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness is set...

Diamond Toons to create ‘Talking Comics’ on Guru Nanak’s life.

On the eve of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Diamond Toons brings an interactive ‘talking comics’ to educate children about his legacy, divinity and teachings. The comic aims at making kids aware of the teachings of Sikh culture and its rich heritage. The comic...

Fantawild releases ‘The Wild Life’

Leading Chinese animation company Fantawild has set the domestic release date for feature film Boonie Bears: The Wild Life — the latest instalment in the hit franchise, which introduces a sci-fi spin on the beloved characters. The picture will carry on Fantawild’s tradition with a Chinese theatrical debut during...

Netflix to launch its first animated original

Netflix is releasing the streaming service’s first foray into animated features, Klaus, this month and it’s a stunning return to 2D animation. A clever spin on an old tale, telling of how Santa Claus came to be the beloved father Christmas children know and love, Klaus took...