Animation

Pocket.watch partners with Butch Hartman

Pocket.watch partners with Butch Hartman

Animation
Pocket.watch has announced that it has partnered with Butch Hartman, famed creator of the hit Nickelodeon television series Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy and Bunsen Is a Beast to create and produce three new animated series for kids alongside pocket.watch Chief Content Officer Albie Hecht. The company is a media brand that creates, acquires, distributes and curates content for kids age 2-11 across a variety of platforms today. The series, already in development, includes one idea based on Hartman's own creation, another developed directly from an original idea from pocket.watch's existing development slate and the third featuring the kids from popular YouTube family of channels HobbyKidsTV, named pocket.watch's first creator partner in April. "Our vision is to bui
SAMG Animation on expansion of broadcasting and licensing activities spree

SAMG Animation on expansion of broadcasting and licensing activities spree

Animation
Korean CGI studio SAMG Animation, co-producer of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir is said to be expanding broadcasting and licensing activities for its new series Monkart: Legend of Monster Kart. The fantasy-adventure series follows monster battles and kart racing in a medieval setting. The show, aimed at kids between ages six to 12, has been inked for broadcast with EBS in South Korea. The makers are currently in talks with broadcasters in Europe and MEA. Monkart has been co-produced by KT, EBS and Young Toys with Yamaguchi Ryota serving as chief writer and Sung Chang as animation director. Master toy partner Young Toys will launch 10 vehicle-based toys later this year with additional products set to hit shelves next year. The line targets boys and girls ages four to sev
Disney Pictures shelves making of Gigantic

Disney Pictures shelves making of Gigantic

Animation
There may be hardly anyone who must not have loved the fable Jack and the Beanstalk. Going by its popularity with the masses, Disney Pictures had planned to make Gigantic. Now, it is heard that the mouse house has scrapped the making of the film. Initially, the film was originally set to release in 2018, but later it was pushed to 2020. Set in Spain during the Age of Exploration, the film was to follow adventure-seeker Jack as he discovers a world of giants hidden within the clouds. He hatches a grand plan with a 60-foot-tall, 11-year-old girl and agrees to help her find her way home. Talking about the project’s collapse, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios president Ed Catmull said, “It’s impossible to know when we begin a project how the creative process will unfold, and some
TV PinGuim announces further sales of second season of Earth to Luna

TV PinGuim announces further sales of second season of Earth to Luna

Animation
TV PinGuim, Latin America’s leading animation company has announced further sales of the second season of its science smash hit Earth to Luna!. The pre-school  show has been sold to PTS in Taiwan, Discovery Family in the US, RTP in Portugal, VOD service iQiyi in China and  Discovery MENA further extending the global reach of this fun. Based on the adventures of six-year-old Luna, who is completely, undeniably and passionately in love with science and her little brother Jupiter and pet ferret Clyde, the show sparks children’s curiosity about science and encourages them to wonder and investigate how the world works. Luna’s insatiable desire to know “What’s happening here?” has found even more things to discover on grandma and grandpa’s Plum Creek Ranch in season 2. In addition, TV Pi
Turner’s popular Adult Swim channel Rick and Morty endears itself

Turner’s popular Adult Swim channel Rick and Morty endears itself

Animation
    With audiences and critics alike rapidly cultivating a mass fan-following on this side of the Atlantic, the animated hit sci-fi comedy from Turner’s popular Adult Swim channel Rick and Morty is taking great strides in EMEA. In addition to its extraordinary social buzz, Rick and Morty currently ranks as one of IMDB’s top-rated shows of the last 25 years with an impressive 9.3 rating alongside a highly-coveted 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes. The show follows a time travelling scientist and his grandson’s wacky and shockingly dark adventures through space. The much anticipated third season is now available in select EMEA markets on Netflix. With an expanding licensing programme in the U.S., Turner’s Cartoon Network Enterprises is looking to mirror this success across E
Entertainment One’s  Cupcake & Dino will launch at MIP Junior

Entertainment One’s Cupcake & Dino will launch at MIP Junior

Animation
Entertainment One (eOne) has announced that its brand new original animated series Cupcake & Dino will launch at MIP Junior, 2017. The series is slated to air from spring 2019 on Teletoon in Canada and Disney Channels in Latin America. It will also debut as a Netflix Original on the streaming service’s global platform. Produced by eOne and Birdo Studio in Brazil, in collaboration with Netflix, Teletoon and Disney, Cupcake & Dino is an animated comedy series targeting kids aged 6-11 years old. eOne will be presenting the series for the first time at MIP Junior where attendees can get a sneak peak of the first episode of this hilarious new show. The 52 x 11’ series follows the larger than life exploits of an unlikely duo, a tiny cupcake with big ideas and his giant, spunky di
China’s UYoung in partnership with Belfast-based Sixteen South

China’s UYoung in partnership with Belfast-based Sixteen South

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China’s leading children’s and family entertainment company, UYoung has got into a partnership with Belfast-based studio Sixteen South, the children’s BAFTA Independent Production Company of the Year to create fresh and exciting new children’s programmes with a global appeal. The first joint project is a new pre-school series of 52 x 11’. Currently in development, it aims to charm young viewers with its unique angle portraying love and friendship across different cultures and nations. Further details will be announced early in the New Year. In addition, UYoung has acquired Sixteen South’s delightful animated mixed-media series Lily’s Driftwood Bay in which a new adventure washes up on the beach every day, for all rights in China. While season 2 has already been sold to iQiyi, Youku
Nickelodeon announces special TV special film Hey Arnold!

Nickelodeon announces special TV special film Hey Arnold!

Animation
Nickelodeon has recently announced a new film TV special titled Hey Arnold! based on  its iconic animated series Hey Arnold! The Jungle movie has been  scheduled for a November 24 release. While that’s still a long time from now, many people should be able to open up their schedule. But, those who will still miss it will have another chance via an encore airing on November 25 and December 1 on TeenNick.   Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie, that will have a runtime of 2 hours will feature a new story involving Arnold and the gang going on a trip into a deep jungle.   The special promises to address one of the longest running mysteries in the show: what happened to Arnold’s missing parents?   The resolution to this mystery makes the special a must-watch for any longtime
Sony Pictures Animation releases trailer of The Star

Sony Pictures Animation releases trailer of The Star

Animation
Sony Pictures Animation has released the first official trailer of the upcoming holiday feature The Star. This new CG animated film focuses on the Nativity, but from the perspective of the animals. The story follows a small but brave donkey named Bo who is bored of his life at the village mill. Fortunately for it, he musters the courage to break free and go on an adventure of his dreams where he comes across Ruth, a loveable sheep who lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. The twosome along with three wisecracking camels and an entire stable’s worth of animals, Bo and friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told. The Star features the voices of Steven Yeun, Kelly Clarkson, Aidy Bryant, Keegan-Michael Key, Kristin Chenoweth, Ant
Palm Springs International Animation Festival serves the launching pad for Bilal: A New Breed of Hero

Palm Springs International Animation Festival serves the launching pad for Bilal: A New Breed of Hero

Animation
The Palm Springs International Animation Festival is going to be the launch pad of a new big budget CG animated feature from Saudi titled Bilal: A New Breed of Hero. The film’s story revolves around a titular 7 year old boy who lived thousands of years ago and struggled under a life full of hardships. Synopsis: 1,400 years ago, Bilal, a seven-year-old boy, finds himself with his sister under the tyranny of slavery. He bears many burdens of life in his childhood from which he discovers inner strength he did not know he possessed before. Bilal knows from the bottom of his heart that he must be brave enough to raise his voice and choose his own path, and that everything is possible with determination. His courage was able to undo his handcuffs and set him free. His strong beautiful v