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Netflix to make animated series on ‘Oni’

Netflix has teamed up with Oscar-nominated animation studio Tonko House for an animated series based on Japanese folklore. The streaming service has commissioned ONI, created by Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi, former art director for Pixar. The series, which will feature a hybrid of both stop motion and computer-generated...

Johnny Lever gets animated!

The Indian comedy veteran, Johnny Lever is getting his own animated show. Yolo Media in co-production with writer Sukhwant Kalsi is creating a 3D animated series based on the legendary Bollywood comedian. Titled Johny Lever, the series consists of 52 episodes of 11 minutes for season one....

‘Adventures of Paddington’ Returns.

U.K. preschoolers are set for more heart-warming adventures with their favourite coat-clad bear, as Paddington returns to screens in the brand-new CG-animated series The Adventures of Paddington. Airing on Nick Jr. in March 2020, The Adventures of Paddington centres on a younger Paddington as he writes letters to Aunt Lucy...

Sony acquires Game Show Network

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) has acquired AT&T’s minority stake in Game Show Network, (“Game Show Network”). SPE now owns 100 per cent of the multimedia entertainment company offering original and classic game programming to millions of subscribers through the U.S.-based cable network. It also offers online and...

DreamWorks ‘Fast & Furious’ first look

Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation have released first look images and announced the cast of the Netflix original series, Fast & Furious: Spy Racers, based on Universal’s multi-billion-dollar franchise.  The series is executive produced by Vin Diesel, Neal H. Moritz, Chris Morgan, Tim Hedrick and Bret Haaland and...

Disney sets record for ‘Frozen 2’

Disney India has inked a record deal with 67 brands as sponsors for its upcoming animated musical fantasy Frozen 2 that opens in theatres this Friday. This is the highest number for an animation theatrical in the country till date. The range of consumer products includes partnerships...

‘Batik Girl’ released on Youtube

The R&D Studio launched its 2D animated short film “Batik Girl” on its official YouTube channel and the 9-minute flick has already turned a lot of heads. “Batik Girl” tells the story of a young girl coping with a recent tragedy who finds herself drawn into the...

‘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...