Thursday, December 14

Author: Rutika Malaviya

Kiddyworld

Kiddyworld

Content, Opportunities
Kiddyworld by Varmora Infotech is a unique e-learning initiative and an online education based entertainment show for children, especially within the age of 0-6 years & 7-12 years. The show is set against the backdrop of a magical amusement park called 'KIDDYWORLD' with four cute and friendly characters - Blubo, Pashu, Suri & Dodo accompanied by their pet friend Pattu the rat! Content Syndication & Licensing available in All Categories for India contact us !
Pocoyo

Pocoyo

Content, Opportunities
Pocoyo by Zinkia Entertainment is an Entertaining and educational brand targeted to children ages 0-6yrs with global viewers and no nationality. It has a curious, fun-loving, friendly toddler who is always into something new. Pocky is about “Learning Through Laughter”. It has been awarded multiple awards from Best Preschool Animation Series, BAFTA & Best Animation Series, Annecy Cristal. Pocoyo is being broadcasted in more than 150 countries, commercial activity in over 40 countries. Pocoyo has L&M activity in 5 continents with U.S., LATAM, and Spain as remarkable territories.  A commercial success with More Than 150 Licensees and 3000+ SKU’s worldwide and still growing. Pocoyo has so far +4 Million Toys sold, +3.5Million DVD’s sold, +3Million Books sold. Content Syndication &a
Interview with Anish Patel, Founder of HopMotion Animation

Interview with Anish Patel, Founder of HopMotion Animation

Animation, Headlines, People, Top Stories
Mumbai-based Hopmotion Animation is a leading production house founded by Anish Patel, who is a film maker, writer, director, an editor and an animator. With many years of experience in the media and entertainment space was a co-creator of an Indian animation series Chhoti Anandi which debuted on General Entertainment Channel (GEC) Colors this year. Chhoti Anandi centers on the character of Anandi, the protagonist of Balika Vadhu. The series captures the adventures of Anandi’s playful childhood. Recently, Sphereorigins Multivision and HopMotion’s Chhoti Anandi also bagged the New Animation Entrant award at BAF 2016. In an exclusive interview with Animation Digital Digest’s Leo Oommen, HopMotion Animation Founder Anish Patel tells about his journey in the animation industry so far. Cou
YouTube Kids launched in India

YouTube Kids launched in India

Animation, Channels, Headlines
YouTube announced the launch of YouTube Kids in India, an app designed keeping children and parents in mind. The free app makes exploring videos easier for kids, and is available on Google Play and Apple App store in India starting today, the company said. YouTube Kids app has ‘larger images’ and ‘bold icons’ which makes it easier for ‘little thumbs’ to navigate through the content; along with voice search functionality. Kids can now browse channels and playlists in four categories- Music, Shows, Learning and Explore. “YouTube Kids comes to India at a great time for millions of Indian families, as it provides children access to content that will enrich their lives and create new opportunities for learning,” Malik Ducard, YouTube’s Global Head of Family and Learning, said in a state
CN Releases New Video Game ‘Battle Crashers’

CN Releases New Video Game ‘Battle Crashers’

Gaming, Headlines, Studio
Cartoon Network and Maximum Games, a video game publisher in partnership with GameMill Entertainment, have joined forces to release the video game “Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers.” The side-scrolling action game will merge together the universes of some of Cartoon Network’s most popular franchises including “Steven Universe,” “The Amazing World of Gumball,” “Clarence,” “Uncle Grandpa,” “Adventure Time” and “Regular Show.” The game also features tag-team gameplay, customization, character progression, special stages and boss battles. “Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers” is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS in the U.S., U.K., EMEA, Australia and New Zealand.
Maura Regan Appointed as EVP for LIMA

Maura Regan Appointed as EVP for LIMA

Headlines, Licensing, People
Maura Regan has stepped down as senior vice president and general manager of international media business at Sesame Workshop to join the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association as executive vice president. In her new position, Regan will help broaden the scope of LIMA’s services and offerings to the global industry. Prior to joining LIMA, Regan spent 17 years with Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization responsible for “Sesame Street.” During her tenure, she oversaw the company’s international distribution and licensing business. Under her leadership, Sesame Workshop also opened its first office in China. Before that, she was the senior vice president and general manager of global consumer products for Sesame Workshop. Regan also served as chairman of the
LIMA Hall of Fame nomination period ends today

LIMA Hall of Fame nomination period ends today

Licensing
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association’s nomination period for the 2017 Hall of Fame award ends today The Hall of Fame award was designed to honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the licensing community. Following the submission period, the LIMA Board of Directors will review all recommendations before making their selection. To qualify for the LIMA Licensing Hall of Fame, candidates must have been actively involved in licensing business for a minimum of 15 years; must have contributed to the creation, development or advancement of a specific aspect of segment of the business; their contribution must have ongoing relevance to the industry; practice and uphold business ethics, principles and integrity consistent with the professionalism
That’s So Raven Heads back to Disney; Raven Symone to Star and Produce

That’s So Raven Heads back to Disney; Raven Symone to Star and Produce

Channels, Licensing, Studio
Raven-Symoné, who just announced she will be leaving The View, is staying in the Disney family with a That’s So Raven sequel for the Disney Channel. She is relocating from New York, where The View is taped, back to Los Angeles to work on the family sitcom, which is beginning preliminary casting. Raven will now produce and act for the new spin off of That’s So Raven. On the new show, Raven is a divorced mother to two pre-teen kids (a son and daughter), one of whom has inherited her ability to catch glimpses of the future. The pilot is being written/executive produced by longtime writing/producing partners Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff (Disney Channel’s Best Friends Whenever). “Raven’s brilliant style of fearless comedy was a driving force for Disney Channel’s success around the world