Wednesday, October 17

Animation

Marvel to re-release Avengers Infinity War’s Hindi version on October 2

Marvel to re-release Avengers Infinity War’s Hindi version on October 2

Animation, Latest News, VFX
  Marvel Studios is going to re-release the Hindi version of Avengers: Infinity War in India on October 2. "The record-breaking success of Avengers: Infinity War was historic. The response from Indian fans has been extremely overwhelming and seeing the ever-increasing following for the Hindi version we have decided to re-release just the Hindi version on demand from our English fans to enjoy the extended long weekend on October 2," said Bikram Duggal- Head of Studio Entertainment, Disney India, in a statement to IANS. To build buzz for the Hindi re-release, Marvel has released two hilarious clips in which the characters refer to each other as ‘gabru’ and ‘gurudev’. Watch here. The video has been viewed 11 million times on YouTube, while the second one has over 50,000 views so fa
Captain Marvel trailer gets a cool animated facelift!

Captain Marvel trailer gets a cool animated facelift!

Animation, Latest News
After Marvel enthralled the audiences with ‘Captain Marvel’ trailer, YouTuber Darth Blender created the animated tribute, using footage of Captain Marvel's appearances in various animated series based on Marvel Comics. Chief among these are scenes from 2010's Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, 2012's Ultimate Spider-Man, and 2013's Avengers Assemble. The animation is perfectly synced with the dialogue from the original Captain Marvel movie trailer, though the footage depicts Nick Fury with his trademark eye-patch. The new trailer features footage from Avengers Assemble, Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and a few things from the actual movie trailer, and it all works quite well. Check it out here: Recently, Brie Larson debuted in the first trailer for Marvel S
Amazon Studios greenlights production of preschool musical show ‘Do, Re & Mi’

Amazon Studios greenlights production of preschool musical show ‘Do, Re & Mi’

Animation, Latest News
Amazon Studios has greenlit for production a new Amazon Original, the animated lyrical series for preschoolers, Do, Re & Mi, from Gaumont, Jackie Tohn, Michael Scharf, Ivan Askwith, and Kristen Bell.  The announcement was made by Nicolas Atlan, President of Animation, Gaumont, and Melissa Wolfe, Head of Kids Programming, Amazon Studios.  “This series will be such a wonderful addition to our Amazon Kids preschool portfolio and we couldn’t ask for better creative partners than Gaumont and the musical talents of this producing team,” said Wolfe. “In addition to its beautiful storytelling and character design, the show takes an innovative approach to musical curriculum which will inspire our youngest customers to create their own language around music,” Wolfe further stated. Created
Technicolor forges partnership for ‘The Deep’

Technicolor forges partnership for ‘The Deep’

Animation, Licensing
Education and entertainment are at the core of an innovative new partnership between Technicolor and Nekton Oxford Deep Ocean Exploration Institute for the animated underwater adventure series, The Deep, based on Tom Taylor’s graphic novel series of the same name. The announcement was made by Pam Kunick-Cohen, Head of Brand Management, Licensing and Merchandising, Technicolor, and Oliver Steeds, CEO, Nekton. Focusing on the myriad benefits of ocean exploration and discovery, Nekton, pioneers in deep ocean exploration, becomes an official educational partner and consultant for The Deep, which coincidentally features the Nekton Family – a brilliant team of underwater explorers. Through the strategic partnership, Technicolor and Nekton will produce co-branded STEM materials and videos fe
9 Story acquires worldwide distribution rights for ‘Dr. Panda’

9 Story acquires worldwide distribution rights for ‘Dr. Panda’

Animation
9 Story Distribution International announced that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the new 3D animated preschool series Dr. Panda, excluding China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and select rights within MENA. Based on the popular, award-winning app franchise that has over 95 million downloads and 5 million active users per month, the program is Dr. Panda’s first 3D series and has a targeted completion date of December 2018. Developed for children ages 3-6, the series is created and produced by Lin Yan with Giggle Garage (Origanimals, Kazoops, Cam and Leon) and Spider Eye (Jungle Junction, Thomas, and Friends, The Happos Family). The series is written by Daan Velsink (Panic! Snapshot, Bingo!) and Chris Parker (Peppa Pig, Shaun the Sheep) and directed by Patrick Chin. 9 Story
Discovery Kids will air ‘Little Singham’ Season 2 on September 13

Discovery Kids will air ‘Little Singham’ Season 2 on September 13

Animation, Latest News
Discovery Kids will air the second season of its animated original series ‘Little Singham’ on September 13. The season two will be launched on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi later this month, read a statement ‘Little Singham’ was launched in collaboration with Reliance Animation, Rohit Shetty and Discovery Kids. The season 2 will introduce new villains, new adventures and locations clubbed with the festive themes such as Ganpati, Navratri, Dussehra, and Diwali. Commenting on the new season, Discovery Kids business head Uttam Pal Singh said, “Little Singham’s swag, action, and humor, has won the hearts of Indian Kids and they have been demanding for more since the launch. Season 2, scheduled to be launched on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, with the theme of ‘Double Tasha
Wildbrain, Coolabi to produce original ‘Clangers toy-play series’ for YouTube

Wildbrain, Coolabi to produce original ‘Clangers toy-play series’ for YouTube

Animation, Toys and Games
WildBrain, a leading digital kids’ network, and studio have been commissioned by leading independent international media group and rights owner, Coolabi Group, to produce an original, 10-episode YouTube toy-play series for ‘Clangers.’ As part of a two-year global agreement under which WildBrain exclusively manages all official Clangers content on YouTube, WildBrain has also been appointed by Coolabi to manage the YouTube strategy for the new narrative toy-play series, with the aim of expanding the brand’s international audience. The latest content is expected to launch on the official Clangers’ YouTube channel for Halloween 2018. “Clangers is a wonderful example of a preschool property with a strong UK heritage that is now reaching global audiences on YouTube through new content,” sai
Genius Brands secures two new partners for ‘Rainbow Rangers’

Genius Brands secures two new partners for ‘Rainbow Rangers’

Animation, Licensing
Continuing to expand the licensing program in support of the 2019 retail launch for original preschool animated series Rainbow Rangers, Genius Brands has signed agreements with KIDdesigns on the development of a youth electronics line for the property, and Basic Fun! who will develop a novelty toy line based on preschoolers’ colorful superheroes.  The announcement was made by Genius Brands’ SVP of Global Licensing Lloyd Mintz. “KIDdesigns is the industry leader in youth electronics, bringing interactive electronic toys to kids that combine state-of-the-art technology with old-fashioned fun, and Basic Fun! is a proven leader in the collectibles market,” said Genius Brands’ Mintz. KIDdesigns is creating an exciting line for Rainbow Rangers, including headphones, wearable communication d
Skydance, ZAG to produce live-action ‘Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir’ movie

Skydance, ZAG to produce live-action ‘Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir’ movie

Animation, Latest News
Skydance Media in partnership with ZAG announced that it has secured the live-action feature film and television rights to the global animated phenomenon ‘Miraculous - Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir’. Under the deal, Skydance plans to develop and produce the first-ever live-action adaptations based on the hit property with an anticipated release in 2020. “Jeremy and everyone at ZAG has done a tremendous job in creating and building Miraculous into the massive pop culture sensation it is today,” said Jesse Sisgold, President and COO Skydance Media. ZAG’s aspirational series is the winner of the 2018 Teen Choice Award for Choice Animated Series, airs in over 120 countries worldwide. Miraculous has a passionate and active teen fan base, the “Miraculers” with over a million global subscr
Google celebrates ‘Teacher’s Day’ with an animated doodle

Google celebrates ‘Teacher’s Day’ with an animated doodle

Animation, Latest News
Its Teachers’ day today, and our very own mentor and survivor Google has again found a creative way to honour all the heroes who showered us with deep knowledge throughout our lives. The search giant Google celebrates Teacher’s Day with an animated doodle. The doodle shows a happy spinning globe wearing spectacles. At the end of the animation, various icons surround the globe representing subjects such as physics, chemistry, music, mathematics, sports, geography, among others. In India, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on September 5 every year in the honour of India's former President and revered teacher Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on the same day in 1888. Dr. Radhakrishnan became the second President of India from 1962 (to 1967), which is when the first-ever Teacher’s day was