Author: Ashish Mitra

Bioworld Merchandising, Inc. to launch its new technology at Consumer Electronics Show

Bioworld Merchandising, Inc. to launch its new technology at Consumer Electronics Show

Technology
  Bioworld Merchandising, Inc., the industry-leading purveyor of officially-licensed apparel, goods, and accessories is in plans to launch its new technology division, One61 Studio and accompanying products at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that goes on from January 9 to 12. Set to propel officially-licensed merchandise into the future, each One61 innovation can be licensed to incorporate characters from popular movie, TV, comic, and video game franchises with the goal of providing consumers with a fully immersive fan experience unlike any other. The first-time exhibitor will make its CES debut along with thousands of other world-class innovators, manufacturers, and developers showcasing the biggest technology breakthroughs and brand experiences. "CES is t
ITEC Entertainment’s Game Studio launches new mobile game

ITEC Entertainment’s Game Studio launches new mobile game

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ITEC Entertainment’s Game Studio has launched Monstars of Rock Solitaire, a mobile app inspired by characters and stories created by the studio's designers and visionaries. The app has been inspired by characters and stories created by ITEC Entertainment’s own designers and visionaries. Users assume the role of wacky music promoter Mort Barker as they compete to promote and bring comical yet scary ghouls and zombies, reminiscent of dearly departed rock stars, back to life. “Mobile entertainment through storytelling and gaming befits ITEC Entertainment’s legacy as pioneers of themed entertainment and the technologies that bring those guest experiences to life,” said ITEC Game Studio Director, Marc Plogstedt. “Mobile applications like Monstars of Rock Solitaire are exciting developments
DreamWorks Animation  and Netflix announce six massive shows

DreamWorks Animation and Netflix announce six massive shows

Animation
DreamWorks Animation and Netflix’s long term partnership has started bearing fruit. May be as a result of that, the two have announced a massive six show slate for 2018. These include adaptations of recent theatrical films like The Boss Baby and Captain Underpants as well as the revival of She-Ra: Princess of Power. Trolls: The Beat Goes On will debut on January 19 on Netflix. Picking up where the film left off, the Netflix original series is an all-new chapter in the adventures of the Trolls Poppy, Branch and all of Troll Village. Executively produced by Matthew Beans, the series features Skylar Astin and Amanda Leighton as the voices of Branch and Poppy respectively with original songs written and produced by Alana Da Fonseca. The series will premiere exclusively on Netflix in th
Cartoon Network’s site teams up with Watermelon

Cartoon Network’s site teams up with Watermelon

Licensing
Cartoon Network EMEA has shared details of its first ever dedicated online UK product store that offers fans the opportunity to create personalised products featuring the licensor’s diverse and colourful line-up of properties. To develop the site entitled Cartoon Network By Me, the network has teamed up with design agency, Watermelon. Customers can now choose from a wide selection of branded cross-category products including apparel, gifts, stationery, homewares and tech accessories that can be customised with a name or slogan. The site features product collections across Cartoon Network’s popular line of up of new and classic properties including Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Steven Universe and Dexter’s Laboratory. Graham Saltmarsh, Dir
Nickelodeon to premiere The Adventures of Kid Danger on January 19

Nickelodeon to premiere The Adventures of Kid Danger on January 19

Channels
Nickelodeon will continue with the exciting exploits of Henry Hart in all-new animated adventures when The Adventures of Kid Danger premieres on January 19. The series follows heroic Kid Danger and Captain Man as they battle bizarre criminals and super villains with their sharp wits and amazing skills. New episodes will roll out in the same timeslot. The 10 x half-hour series is based on the characters from TV’s top kids’ series Henry Danger and will reveal brand-new areas of the superheroes’ cool HQ for the first time including the Man Cave tube system they use to launch into crime-fighting adventures and the Man Hanger full of crime-fighting vehicles and gadgets. Having delivered the 2015 short-form digital series, Powerhouse Animation has produced the show. The live-action cast
Shotgun Software releases new software Shotgun 7.6

Shotgun Software releases new software Shotgun 7.6

Technology
  Faced with shorter timelines, tighter budgets and growing creative demands, studios need to be efficient, identify business issues quickly and adjust where and how resources are being used during production, rather than after the fact. In relation to that, Shotgun Software has released Shotgun 7.6, the most-recent version of its leading cloud-based review and production tracking software. This release delivers a new set of analytics and reporting tools which give studio leaders the ability to visualise important production metrics, keep a close eye on the progress of their projects and make business-critical decisions fast. Now, instead of relying on manual reporting and gut instinct, Production Insights in Shotgun provide studio leaders with a high-level overview of the hea
Xilam in a pre-sale agreement with Cartoon Network Asia for its animated series Mr. Magoo

Xilam in a pre-sale agreement with Cartoon Network Asia for its animated series Mr. Magoo

Animation
Xilam has signed a pre-sale agreement with Cartoon Network Asia for its new animated series for its new animated series Mister Magoo. As a part of the deal, Cartoon Network Asia will air the 78 x 7-minute series in territories like Southeast Asia, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, India, the Indian subcontinent and New Zealand in 2018. It may be remembered that earlier the channel had taken rights for seasons 6 and 7 of Oggy and the Cockroaches that will launch on the network’s channels next year. Older seasons are currently being aired on Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Netflix and Amazon in Asia while it is being distributed in more than 160 countries around the world and watched in 600 million homes. In India, the company continues to make its mark over the last 12 months. Shows
PBS KIDS to bow Odd Squad movie on Jan. 15

PBS KIDS to bow Odd Squad movie on Jan. 15

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PBS KIDS is gearing up to start showing a new one-hour Odd Squad movie titled Odd Squad: World Turned Odd on January 15. The TV film is based on the Emmy-winning series produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company. In Odd Squad: World Turned Odd, agents Oona, Olympia and Otis accidentally change the past and undo every case they’ve ever solved. Now, they have to embark on a mission to set things right using math skills and teamwork. The film will bow with a new game Odd Squad Puppy Quest released on pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Games app. Incidentally, World Turned Odd is the second film for the Odd Squad franchise following August 2016′s Odd Squad: The Movie that also aired on PBS KIDS. Recently, Sinking Ship signed a slew of global deals for the second seaso

CAKE in a slew of deals for season one and two of Films’ Ready Jet Go!

Channels
UK distributor CAKE has signed a number of deals for seasons one and two of Wind Dancer Films’ Ready Jet Go! The new broadcast partnerships for season one include BT and Virgin Media in the UK and WeKids in Asia. Meanwhile, ABC (Australia), BBC Kids and Knowledge Network (Canada), YLE (Finland), NRK (Norway), SIC Television (Portugal) and MBC (the Middle East) have acquired season two. The show’s 24 x half-hour second season premiered on PBS KIDS in the US in August. It has inspired a collection of web games, mobile apps, licensed toys and other products that are set to launch in the US next year. Ready Jet Go! follows new kid in town (and alien) Jet Propulsion and his Earth friends as they embark on astronomical adventures exploring the solar system. Aimed at three- to eight-year-
Legend 3D Inc. expands into China

Legend 3D Inc. expands into China

Studio
In a far-ranging deal with multiple strategic partners including local, regional and national Chinese governmental organisations, Legend 3D, Inc., the leading 3D conversion, VFX, VR and Animation studio, has finalized terms for expansion into China. As a result, Legend will be establishing a new operation to offer services in support of 3D conversion and VFX projects in the heart of China’s rapidly growing entertainment technology sector,Luoyang City in the province of Henan. The scheduled opening date of its newest facility is Spring 2018. Legend Vice President Will Maurer has been guiding the development of this opportunity for most of the past year.  The result of those efforts is an exclusive relationship with multiple partners including multiple municipal entities in both Luoyang