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Voice Artist William Dufris dies at the age of 62

American voice actor William Dufris, who voiced iconic kids’ character Bob the Builder in the U.S. and Canadian versions of the hit series for its first nine seasons, has died of cancer at age 62. His passing was confirmed on social media Tuesday by Pocket Universe Productions,...

Ameba TV and Toonz Media partners for new programmes

North American kids streaming platform Ameba has added, Indian animation studio and production company, Toonz Media Group as its newest content partner, adding 300+ episodes to its expanding roster of programs. Immediately available to Ameba’s young viewing audience are Toonz’s popular series: Cat and Keet (92 Episodes);...

Asterix’ comic creator Albert Uderzo dies at the age of 92

French comic-book artist Albert Uderzo, the creator of hugely popular character Asterix (with writer Rene Goscinny) has passed away at the age of 92. According to his family, “Uderzo died in his sleep at his home in Neuilly from a heart attack unrelated to the coronavirus. He...

Viacom 18 launches a new campaign #PauseForACause amidst Coronavirus pandemic

Supporting Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s appeal towards social distancing and call for a Janta Curfew on Sunday, 22 March, leading media and entertainment conglomerate Viacom18, launched #PauseForACause. Cheer and Applause. campaign across all its media assets. #PauseForACause. Cheer and Applause is a social awareness and...

Discovery launches new OTT platform Discovery Plus

Discovery, India’s one of the leading real-life entertainment networks, has forayed into the Indian OTT landscape with the launch of ‘Discovery Plus’, a new D2C streaming app, to meet the need of a differentiated product offering premium real-life entertainment. Priced competitively with an introductory offer of Rs....

Canadian studio Toon Boom provides software for work from home during Social Isolation

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Toon Boom Animation, the Montreal, Canada-based company behind software used widely in the animation industry, has made sure that artists at studios and schools can continue to use its software remotely. Toon Boom has announced to be providing studios and educational institutions...

Amidst Coronavirus epidemic, major companies like Netflix and Warner Bros. shut down the production

With more people testing positive for Covid-19, many studios are making the smart decision to halt production of their TV shows. Two major companies, Netflix and Warner Bros. to halt production for at least a week. Netflix is halting production on its scripted shows in both the...

Diamond Comic distributors cancels the Retailer Summit due to spreading Coronavirus

The impact and spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, leading to many events getting cancelled, the latest being the cancellation of 2020 Retailer Summit by Diamond Comic Distributors. The event had been scheduled to take place 14 to 16 April in conjunction with MegaCon in Orlando,...

Microsoft, Ubisoft and other companies announce plans for digital events after the cancellation of E3

Microsoft and Ubisoft have announced plans for digital events following the cancellation of E3 2020 due to concern about the Coronavirus. Microsoft was set to hold a live press conference at the Microsoft Theater, next door to the Los Angeles Convention Centre, during E3 in June. There...

Disney+ launched in India ahead of schedule

The Disney+ service, which was expected in India towards the end of the months, is already here ahead of time. Hotstar, the video streaming service owned by the Star network has been rebranded to Disney+ Hotstar ahead of the Disney+ launch in India on 29 March, right...