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James Cameron’s ‘Avatar 2’ to resume shoot next week

Production on the much anticipated James Cameron sequel, Avatar 2 is set to commence in New Zealand, producer Jon Landau announced on Instagram. “Our #Avatar sets are ready — and we couldn’t be more excited to be headed back to New Zealand next week,” he said. Landau...

Pixar releases new Sparkshots ‘Out’, to stream in Disney+

Disney has released a new poster and trailer for its latest Pixar SparkShorts project, Out, which launched on 22 May, on Disney+ and Disney+Hotstar in India. The 10 minute animated short, Out, revolves around Greg and his dog, who is struggling to tell to come “out” to his...

Maharashtra CM asks action plan from Film and Media industry to resume shooting

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has asked the entertainment industry to prepare an action plan on the limited resumption of film shooting and post-production activities. Fresh off the heels of the plea sent by FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees) on Tuesday appealing to the Maharashtra Chief...

‘Muppets Now’ original series to premiere on 31 July on Disney+

As part of Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+’s celebration of National #StreamingDay on Wednesday, Disney+ announced the new original series Muppets Now will premiere July 31 on the service. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the gang joined in the fun on Twitter, sharing their unique spin on the series’...

Legendary composer Alan Menken to compose for animated musical ‘Spellbound’

Skydance Animation announced Wednesday that legendary composer Alan Menken, known for his award-winning work on animated favourites The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Enchanted and Tangled, will compose original music and score for the upcoming musical fantasy Spellbound...

FWICE appeals to Maharashtra government allowance in starting postproduction work

Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) on Tuesday implored the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to allow the resumption of post-production work in a letter. FWICE also emphasized the fact that resuming post-production work will help many technicians and daily wage workers who have been the...

Telugu streaming platform Aha Kids to stream ‘Chhota Bheem’ and ‘Mighty Raju’ series

Telugu streaming platform, Aha, Allu Aravind’s brainchild, is presently grabbing eyeballs of the Telugu audience. The only-Telugu VOD (video-on-demand) platform with a library of several movies and web shows, has now acquired rights for cartoon characters and animated content. As per latest reports, Aha will stream 28...

Netflix acquires streaming rights for Mosta’s animated movie ‘BoBoiBoy Movie 2’

Netflix has acquired exclusive online-streaming rights to the extended version of Malaysian animation studio Monsta’s animated film BoBoiBoy Movie 2 for South East Asia which will include seven minutes of unreleased footage that was previously unavailable in the original cinema version. The 2019 successful film from Monsta was released...

APC Kids signs International deals for kids animated series ‘Fox and Hare’

APC Kids, the children’s entertainment division of co-production and distribution company APC Studios, has signed a wave of international broadcast deals for animated series Fox & Hare (26 x 11’). Aimed at children aged four to seven and adapted from the eponymous book series by Sylvia Vanden Heede and...

Pocket Aces’ new Youtube channel Jambo launches its first web-series ‘Namooney’

Pocket Aces, the digital entertainment company has launched India’s first desi-animation comedy web-series, Namooney, under their desi-animation channel Jambo, from 16 May on YouTube. Namooney comprises of 20 episodes. With the launch of the channel for young-adults and series, Pocket Aces has forayed into the business of...