Canadian animation company Nelvana Enterprises has announced D.N.Ace, an all-new comedy-adventure that’ll mix science and fun. The series follows curious, adventure-loving, mischief-making, proudly nerdy, 12-year-old Ace Ripley who suddenly learns he holds an incredible ability to manipulate DNA by fusing the genes of a living thing with any other thing, to create something entirely new. The hero-in-the-making uses his newfound power to create ridiculous, amazing, and even terrifying mashed up creatures and tries to save his town from total chaos while trying to have the time of his life. The series will be executively produced by Matthew Wexler whose earlier credits include Spin Master properties like Bakugan, Paw Patrol and Tenkai Knights. “We can’t wait to introduce this stand-out
Producers of Iftah Ya Simsim, an Arabic version of children’s television icon Sesame Street have joined forces with the platform’s Creators for Change initiative, a global effort to amplify the voices of YouTube role models who tackle social issues with their YouTube channels. Launched in September of last year, Creators for Change aims to empower creators around the globe to continue sharing powerful messages that help create positive social impact through their work on YouTube. Omar Hussein who is one of the programme’s 11 global ambassadors is joined by Arab creators Maha Abdelghaffar, Shog Al Meskary and Ezaldeen Aref as Creators for Change fellows. “We believe in the power of starting early and starting right,” said Dr. Cairo Arafat, Managing Director of Bidaya Media, which prod
Indywood Film Carnival (IFC) recently awarded achievers from the AVGC industry at an event held at Ramoji Film City from 1-4 December 2017. Technology award was conducted at IFC to honour top production, post production and animation studios in the country. Lensmen K K Senthil Kumar and Ravi Varman were honoured in the cinematography category while national award winner Sajith Koyeri was bestowed with award for best Sound design In the VFX section, Pete Draper was honored with award for best VFX person and NY VFXwaala was awarded with Best CGI VFX Service Provider. Renowned film production designer, Sabu Cyril and Action director, Peter Hein also conducted interesting workshop during the event. Indywood Film Carnival also honoured top trade achievers with International trade awards. T
Green Gold Animation has re-discovered Kalaripayattu, a lost martial art form of Kerala. With its aim to educate through entertainment, the animation studio is making an exclusive series titled Kalari Kids for Amazon Prime. The series will be launched around Christmas with 20 episodes of 11 minutes each in season one. Recently, the animation house also inked a deal with Netflix to digitally broadcast Mighty Little Bheem, a spin-off of its popular character Chhota Bheem.
The last time we saw a certain moose and squirrel, it was in 2014’s short film that came along with Mr. Peabody & Sherman on home video. Now, we better get ready because it has come to light that DreamWorks is reviving Rocky and Bullwinkle as a television series. It’ll be animated by DHX Studios Vancouver. No one is sure if the series will debut on Netflix or if it’ll head to Universal Kids. The series is tentatively scheduled to open sometime in 2018. The Rocky and Bullwinkle characters debuted in the The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends television series that ran on ABC and NBC between 1959 and 1964 .The show follows the moose and squirrel as they attempt thwart the schemes of Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale. The series and its related segments have inspired m
The people behind Inazuma Eleven, Little Battlers eXperience and Yo-Kai Watch are back with an all-new series, the CG-animated The Snack World. The series that is produced by OLM Animation is set to debut in the international market in the fall of 2018 as a 50 episode 22-minute series. The show is represented by Level5-abby in most markets and by Bomanbridge Media in Asia, excluding Japan. The series debuted in Japan on TV Tokyo last April 2017 and was preceded by a manga series in CoroCoro Comic. A Nintendo 3DS game linked to the series launched in the country in August. It ties in with Takara Tomy’s line of Snack World collectible products.
Marvel Entertainment has made public details surrounding Marvel Rising, an upcoming multiplatform animation franchise that will focus on inclusivity that will feature characters with different backgrounds with strong female leads. The programme will kick off next year with six x four-minute digital shorts that spotlight Spider-Gwen as she fights crime under her new moniker Ghost-Spider. A feature-length animated film entitled Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors will premiere later in 2018. The film will bring together a number of studio characters including fan-favourites and a crop of budding stars in the Marvel universe. The film sees names like Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Patriot, America Chaves and Inferno join forces to fight an unexpected threat. Additional Marvel Rising conte
Marvel Entertainment is in plans for a brand-new, multi-platform animation franchise that will star the next generation of Marvel superheroes across a series of web shorts and a feature film. The programme will launch with six, four-minute digital shorts that spotlight Spider-Gwen with her new secret moniker, Ghost-Spider.Titled Marvel Rising, the show is set to premiere next year. Following the shorts, a feature-length animated film titled Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors will premiere in late 2018. “This project is unlike anything we’ve done before—from featuring the rising and fan-favorite stars of the Marvel Universe to a visually distinct animation style, this is a ground-breaking animated event,” said Sana Amanat, director of content and character development, Marvel. In additi
Based on its tween animated comedy series Qumi-Qumi for Oculus, Toonbox Animation Studio has developed a VR experienced game. The new format will feature the series’ popular characters and will allow a player to enter the world of Qumi-Qumi where he can follow the adventures of Juga, Yusi and Shusman, a young group of outcasts who find themselves is funny situations. In the midst of the experience, viewers can utilize VR elements and a 360-degree panoramic view to affect the storyline and experience the plot unfold in four different ways. The Qumi-Qumi series can be downloaded from the Oculus Store and accessed using Gear VR, a virtual reality headset developed by Oculus in collaboration with Samsung.
The Mattel Action YouTube channel has dished out something new for its viewers! Early last month, viewers in Malaysia and Singapore were treated with the South Korean phenomenon Turning Mecard. If you’re a resident of those two countries, the first 26 episodes are now available to stream for free in English. Turning Mecard’s Asian YouTube launch is just another part of Mattel’s ever expanding roll out for the property. The American toy giant introduced the series in Australia and Canada in late spring. In its native land of South Korea, the franchise has undergone a transformation. The newest spin-off series Dino Mecard launched in the country on November 23rd. Don’t worry if you are not a resident of Malaysia or Singapore. The Mattel Action channel has loads of fun for you. It’s th