The 69th annual Emmy Awards would be presented on 17th September by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Besides that of the main categories, the nominations for the animation category has also been declared. In the category, four of the five recognized shows that were also nominated in 2015 and 2016 are Archer, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons and South Park. The only new contender in the category is the special Sofia the First episode “Elena and the Secret of Avalor.” With two first-time nominees, the short-form animated category offers a few more surprises this year like Warner Bros. Animation’s Teen Titans Go! and Marvel Animation and Passion Animation Studios’ Rocket & Groot mini-series. They will join three other shows that have received prior nominations. They are Ad
Going by the great response the serialized comedy series Andi Mack has been garnering, Disney Channel has called for a second season. The series made its US digital premiere in March before hitting linear TV on April 7. The show, that follows the life of 13-year-old Andi and her overprotective parents, has garnered roughly 40 million views across seven digital platforms, linear TV and social media. Horizon Productions will begin filming season two in July in Salt Lake City. It is executively produced by Terri Minsky and Michelle Manning. Phil Baker is the co-executive producer. Interestingly, Andi Mack has several upcoming programming events to encourage more viewers, including back-to-back episodes on May 26.
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation have revealed the debut details of their new animated series Hotel Transylvania: The Series that is set to premiere on Disney Channel on 25 June. The series is based on the film franchise of the same name. The around half an hour series, produced at the Nelvana studio in Toronto, focuses on the teenage years of Dracula’s daughter Mavis and her three closest friends Hank N Stein, Pedro and Wendy Blob. “We are thrilled to be teaming up with Disney Channel to share the visual and epic storytelling of Hotel Transylvania: The Series with audiences worldwide,” said Nelvana, president, Scott Dyer. “Working with our partners at Sony Pictures Animation, we are excited to build on the incredible global success of the franchise and bring
The famous Walt Disney fan event D23 Expo will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in southern California from July 14 to 16. As part of the jam-packed programming, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior will be presenting unique experiences for kids and families in celebration of some of their most buzzed-about new and upcoming series. Highlights include Q&A panels featuring the voice casts of the rebooted DuckTales (Disney XD) and Tangled: The Series (Disney Channel) as well as star appearances from many of the channels’ live-action projects such as the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants 2. While the panel discussion on Disney XD’s DuckTales is set for July 15 from 4:15-5:15 p.m, panel discussions of Disney Channel’s Tangled: The Series will take place
Nutz Productions’ supernatural drama Spell Keepers, one of four new live-action series for tweens from Israeli partners Keshet International and Ananey Communications Group—has been picked up by Nickelodeon for broadcast in Poland. Scheduled to air in its original-language version in 2018, the around an hour series follows a pair of female heroes on a mission to save humanity. Ananey’s production arm is the leading producer of original content for Viacom brands in Israel and Nutz has seen the series become a ratings success for Nickelodeon Israel since national satellite-TV provider yes commissioned season one last year. Spell Keepers has been created by screenwriter Michal Cooper-Keren alongside co-creators Sivan Shiknagy and Einat Shahak. Cooper-Keren also created Disney Channel Is
Taking the cue from our prime minister giving a push to yoga by instituting a Yoga Day, Disney India seems to have followed that route. Since yesterday (1 May), the Disney channel has launched its flash animation series YOM (Yogendra Omprakash Mathur) at 4:30 pm for five days a week Monday to Friday. Created by Munjal Shroff who heads Graphiti Multimedia, the show is an attempt to make yoga look cool, not boring like most 11 year olds normally think it is. The show is about a 11-year old yoga enthusiast who performs asanas such as eagle, camel, monkey, crocodile, dolphin, cat etc. He then imbibes the strength, skills and powers related to that animal after whom the asanas are named. The young adventurous lad then uses this special power to protect his city, Chotasheher agains
People at Turner International are overjoyed with the brisk sales of its important shows from its portfolio that includes animated series aimed at both kids and adults. These are among the slate of new and coming back series the company is shopping at the MIPTV market. From its kids’ brand Cartoon Network, two 2016 revival series are generating quite a lot of interest from international buyers. They are The Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10. Both the shows have so far been sold to Citv (UK), Gulli (France) and Stan (Australia). Besides, Powerpuff Girls has been acquired by c for Germany, Switerzland and Austria and TV 5 for the Philippines, while Ben 10 will air in the Philippines via GMA. Observed Humphrey Black, VP of Media Distribution for Turner EMEA, “We’re thrilled to be sharing the
The second season of Disney XD’s hidden-camera series Walk the Prank is slated to air on April 1. On the day, also known as All Fool’s Day, the channel will telecast two back-to-back episodes which will also premiere on the Disney XD app, VOD channel and YouTube page. Disney XD will also play an all-day Walk the Prank marathon including the popular episodes from season one. Walk the Prank stars Cody Veith as Chance, Bryce Gheisar as Herman, Jillian Shea Spaeder as Bailey, Brandon Severs as Dusty and Tobie Windham as Uncle Will. The to-air second season includes guest stars like Zendaya, Veronica Dunne, Kamil McFadden as well as athletes of NFL and WWE. The series has been created and executively produced by Adam Small of Mad TV and Trevor Moore, known for Whitest Kids U Know. The seri
The Disney Channel has tentatively set the US on-demand premiere date of Andi Mack, a new single-cam, live-action series by Terri Minsky, creator of Lizzie McGuire on March 10. Andi Mack features Peyton Elizabeth Lee as the 13-year-old titular character who along with her free-spirited sister, charts teen life living with overprotective parents. The action series has been produced by Horizon Productions and executively produced by Michelle Manning, Minsky and Phil Baker. Aimed for children between six- to 14-year-olds, the show will make its initial debut on the Disney Channel App, Disney.com, Disney Channel, YouTube, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. The Disney Channel television premiere of the series will follow on April 7. It may be known that the show was greenlit in Augus
The '90s were a Golden Age for cartoons. Both Cartoon Network and Disney Channel were filled with countless hours of quality television. However, what made the '90s such a great time for TV was the iconic female characters who became our heroes eventually. Whether you were into cartoons or hospital dramas, television series in the 90s, they carried a slew of diverse feminist characters to look up. This Thursday we list few of our favorite female characters who will always remain our heroes. Powerpuff Girls Powerpuff Girls became synonymous with girl power. Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercups -proved that girls were equals in the crime-fighting world, and that it takes all types to make up a female power trio. They showed how individuality should be respected and working together for a...