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Famous VFX producer Rebecca Ramsey dies

Visual effects producer Rebecca Ramsey, who lent her skills to blockbuster spectacles including films in the Harry Potter and Hunger Games franchises, died March 7 from complications related to a fall in her home. The news was shared by Ramsey’s longtime friend, Jenny McShane. She was 53 years old....

To entertain kids, Mattel launches online playrooms for free

Mattel is launching an online hub with information, resources and games to help kids deal with Covid-19, while tapping into the stuck-at-home audience. Mattel Playroom is a new, online resource that features activities and content from across the company’s portfolio of brands, designed to encourage kids to...

IN10 Media partners with ZEE5 for two-channel content

IN10 Media, a network with myriad offerings in the media and entertainment sector, has announced its two-channel content partnership deal with ZEE5. With this deal, ZEE5 will live stream IN10 Media’s infotainment channel EPIC TV, and a youth-centric, 24-hour music channel ShowBox. With the integration of both...

Bob Iger gives up his salary, cuts top executive’s pay to cope up during Coronavirus pandemic

Walt Disney executive chairman Bob Iger will forgo his entire multi-million dollar salary and other top executives will take pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to the LA Times, senior executives, including Iger, would slash their salaries to “shoulder the burden” during the company’s response to...

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...