Punyakoti- The First Indian Animation Movie, Smitten By Sanskrit…

An animated movie in Sanskrit may not create waves or ripples in theatres, also not entice Box Offices, still 44 year old Ravi Shankar, who heads the HR activities at Infosys Bangalore BPO, has helmed a first animation movie in Sanskrit style and saga… The movie is simple as ABC yet parable, a starving tiger comes across a pious cow termed as Punyakoti with an intend to make a meal out of her, but the exemplary cow convinces the carnivore that she will return to sacrifice herself once she’s fed her infant calf awaiting. (more…)

Anakama Animations Fetches Broadcasting Rights FOR ‘KIT & KATE’…

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A leading independent digital creation group focused on the entertainment industry has secured broadcast agreements for their new pre-school offering, Kit & Kate. The brand new 32 x 5 minute, 2D animated series has been picked u p by global broadcaster, Jim Jam (Pan-Europe, Poland, Benelux, the Middle East and Africa) and Finland’s YLE, it was announced today. Produced by Toonbox Animation Studio, Kit & Kate follows the adventures of two cute kittens who learn how to make good choices while having fun in their playroom. Each time they jump in their magical toy chest, their imaginations transform the playroom into colourful worlds where their games make them experience the consequences of good and bad choices. (more…)

Streetwise Kids at MIPTV Gets A hello from African Legends!!

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  INK Global, a media strategy development and implementation and brand management company, and award-winning South African production company Diprente have announced the launch of a brand new kids’ animation: Anansi. This thrilling new series for boys aged 6-9
tells the story of Anthony Harris, an orphan who lives by his wits only to discover that that he is a ‘medium’ for the ancient African spider God, Anansi. Anansi is powerful, scary and, like Anthony, a trickster. He allows Anthony to share his incredible powers as they both face down the evil god Tiger, whose powers threaten Mankind. Ink and Diprente have partnered on Anansi, an urban epic fantasy, full of adventure, humour and thrills. The first season will be made up of 26x24-minute episodes. Anansi is an ambitiou

Jungle Book’ is casting super –spells at India’s Box Office, the Second Biggest Debut for a Hollywood Film!!!

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Movie marketers from across India have pulled off a rocking and smashing debut for their latest reel-magic- The Jungle Book, clocking 101 Million Rupee on the opening day haul. In an unprecedented move from the giant Disney, Indian were given ‘Royal Treatment’   with a leisure to see Jungle Book a week ahead of its release in rest of the world. (more…)

Kids Content Act- the Hottest Chorus from Entertainment and Animation Industry…

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Our Heroes and Veterans from the industry appear to be up in arms to bring the law that will safeguard our celebrated culture from counter- productive content-carbons of TV sets that stray their kids...  A nation of a billion-India is been embracing television for about 6 decades now, our predecessors held TV sets as their ‘Buddies’, they grew with it , but for the running generation it’s all about hype, nostalgia and yes TRPs. Kids hear ‘Good Morning’ and bed time grandparent –parables from television, it’s their Virtual-Visa, and in essence it makes them believe the globe is so beautiful. So, this makes kids programming content, a ‘Job’ that is highly responsible one with accountability fixed, and whooping numbers in terms of number of kids-channels across India too talks and im

Ankama Animations Inks Broadcast Deal For ‘KIT & KATE’

Animation, Channels
BRAND NEW PRESCHOOL SERIES PRODUCED BY TOONBOX ANIMATION STUDIO TO DEBUT ON JIM JAM AND YLE Ankama Animations, a leading independent digital creation group focused on the entertainment industry, has secured broadcast agreements for their new pre-school offering, Kit & Kate. The brand new 32 x 5 minute, 2D animated series has been picked up by global broadcaster, Jim Jam (Pan-Europe, Poland, Benelux, the Middle East and Africa) and Finland’s YLE, it was announced today. (more…)

Film Engine premieres The Jungle Book & Zoomania at FMX

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Worldwide premiere at FMX: Film Engine - the successor of Crytek's Cinebox - is unveiled at FMX, allowing attendees to experience real-time movie making at the Film Engine Virtual Production Stage. It is the first time that FMX offers attendees the opportunity to put their hands on virtual cameras, experience directing in virtual reality and working in a virtual production pipeline "live" on-stage, a performance made possible with the support of Ncam, OptiTrack, ARRI, AMD and HP. Rob Legato, two-time Academy Award winner for his work on Titanic and Hugo, hosts a masterclass at the Virtual Production Stage on Thursday, April 28, from 3 to 5 pm. Film Engine is also one of the FMX 2016 main partners, alongside the Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS), AMD, Backstage, CryEngine, D

Verizon Spearheads, takes 24.5 per cent stakes in Awesomeness TV!

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The Telco giant has signed a deal with Awesomeness TV to create more traction with its target audience- its young video consumers... While scaling up its premium offerings in video and mobile mass markets, a reputable brand from US- Verizon has purchased a minority stake in Awesomeness TV, owned by DreamWorks. The global giant- Verizon has got 24.5 % of the Gen Z- friendly multi-channel network and Media Company. (more…)

Spacetoon and ALC announce deals and launches for MENA

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New shows, new licensing deals for properties serving massive Arabic language market  As MIPTV approaches, Spacetoon, the free-to-air kids' channel that broadcasts in Arabic to 22 countries and more than 130 million viewers, and it's licensing arm ALC, have announced a number of major broadcast and licensing deals. In March Spacetoon began airing the boy’s action series Power Rangers Dino Charge, one of the latest seasons of the long-running Power Rangers TV series. Spacetoon has launched a strong promotional campaign for the show in coordination with Bandai ME and Toy Triangle. (more…)

Toonz Announces the second edition of The Flying Elephant Animation & Short Film Competition

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Toonz Media Group, announced the second edition of Flying Elephant Animation & Short Film Competition. The competition will be held as part of the ‘Animation Masters Summit 2016’, prestigious annual animation event to be held in May in Trivandrum. Animators of national and international repute will convene in Trivandrum to share their experiences and expertise with passionate professionals and aspiring young talent. (more…)