Thursday, January 18

Tag: Canada

Netflix, Rainbow to spin off Winx Club series

Licensing
Just one day after announcing a revamped Popples series, Netflix reveals that it has teamed up with Italy-based animation studio Rainbow for a new spin-off called Winx Club WOW: World of Winx. Expanding the popular Winx Club franchise with a serialized storyline designed specifically for on-demand viewing, the 13 x 22-minutes series will be available in early 2016. (more…)

WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND PARTY CITY PARTNER FOR PARTY GOODS WITH CHARACTER

Headlines, Licensing
New Collection of Favors, Balloons, Décor and More to Feature Warner Bros. Characters Including Superman, Batman, Godzilla, and Scooby-Doo! Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), on behalf of DC Entertainment, is partnering with Party City Holdings, Inc., the largest wholesaler & retailer of party goods in the U.S. and Canada,  to release  a new collection of family-friendly party goods, favors, décor and balloons inspired by Warner Bros.’ iconic properties and the DC Comics pantheon of Super Heroes. The product, featuring an array of beloved characters such as Superman, Batman and Scooby-Doo, will be available in Party City stores across the U.S. and Canada this summer. (more…)

THE DEVIL’S TOY REDUX NOW ONLINE AT NFB.CA

Headlines
NFB interactive production reimagines Claude Jutra’s pioneering skateboarding film as global online experience Fourteen directors… eleven remixes… eight countries on four continents… one counter-culture and interactive experience. Starting today, Claude Jutra’s pioneering National Film Board of Canada (NFB) skateboarding film, The Devil’s Toy, inspires a new interactive production: The Devil’s Toy Redux, a global online skate culture experience from the NFB, a world leader in interactive media. In 1966, a young Jutra made one of the world’s first skateboarding films with just a shoulder-mounted camera and a bunch of kids on boards. It helped to define the early history of skate cinema. What’s more, it was an outstanding example of how NFB filmmakers were pioneers of Direct Cinema, a m

UK encourages Canadian & US – TV & Animation co-productions

Studio, Top Stories
A delegation of Canadian producers is currently in the UK exploring the possibilities for more international co-productions. The capitals British film commission Film London, with support of the Mayor of London, welcomed the producers this week in a bid to bring more international productions to London on the back of the tax reliefs for high-end television and animation announced in early 2013.The trip was organised in partnership with Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC). (more…)