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Xilam Animation in a number of new deals across Asia

Xilam Animation in a number of new deals across Asia

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French studio Xilam Animation, known for the sleeper hit Oggy and the Cockroaches, has recently secured a number of new deals across the Asian region ahead of the Asia Television Forum (ATF). The first batch of the new deals covers pre-sales for the new animated series Mr Magoo; in 2018, Cartoon Network Asia will be airing the 78 x 7 minute series in Southeast Asia, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, India and Indian subcontinent, and New Zealand. In India the company continues to make its mark– over the last 12 months, Xilam shows have been sold to Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, Sony as well as local Indian VOD platforms including Amazon India, Alt Digital and Hungama. Almost every Xilam property is airing in the country. Next, Cartoon Network Asia has also ordered sea
Disney Channel comes out with names of Holiday special shows

Disney Channel comes out with names of Holiday special shows

Animation
Disney Channel is set to premiere seven new holiday specials for its original series, as well as an original special entitled Disney Parks Presents a Disney Channel Holiday Celebration throughout December. Disney is the latest in a string of broadcasters to announce their holiday specials for the year, including Netflix, PBS KIDS and Amazon. Mickey and the Roadster Racers (pictured), Puppy Dog Pals, Star vs. The Forces of Evil, Milo Murphy’s Law, Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars, The Lion Guard and Stuck in the Middle all have specials airing between December 1 and 8 on Disney XD and Disney Channel. The original Parks special will be shown on December 1 at 8:30 p.m. EST on Disney Channel. It is hosted by Raven-Symone and Isaac Ryan Brown with special performances and appearances from 
After two years, Disney channel gets back unscripted docu-series Bug Juice

After two years, Disney channel gets back unscripted docu-series Bug Juice

Animation
After a two-decade gap, Disney Channel is getting back its popular unscripted docu-series Bug Juice. The series, that has already gone into production is slated to air in early next year. Marking Disney Channel’s foray into unscripted television, the Evolution Media-produced reality series initially aired for three seasons from February 1998 to October 2001. Also produced by Evolution, the new version will focus on a group of kids ages 10 to 12 as they head to Waterford, Maine to attend Camp Waziyatah. Earlier, Evolution had worked with Disney Channel on Movie Surfers, Totally in Tune and Totally Hoops. The move falls in line with a wave of unscripted kids content that include Bristow Global Media‘s new TVO series It’s My Party and Universal Kids’s upcoming reality competition series
Nominations of animated categories of Emmy awards out

Nominations of animated categories of Emmy awards out

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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
Disney channel calls for second season of Andi Mack

Disney channel calls for second season of Andi Mack

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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.  
Hotel Transylvania: The Series to premiere on Disney channel in June

Hotel Transylvania: The Series to premiere on Disney channel in June

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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
D23 Expo at Anaheim Convention Center from July 14 to 16

D23 Expo at Anaheim Convention Center from July 14 to 16

Events
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
Nickeldeon picks up Nutz’s four live-action series for telecast in Poland

Nickeldeon picks up Nutz’s four live-action series for telecast in Poland

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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
Disney channel follows the Yoga path by launching Yom

Disney channel follows the Yoga path by launching Yom

Animation
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
Turner happy with brisk sales of important shows

Turner happy with brisk sales of important shows

Animation
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