Thursday, December 14

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Facebook launches Messenger Kids!

Facebook launches Messenger Kids!

Headlines, Technology
Good news for kids! Facebook launched its first social media app for children between ages 6 to 12 named Messenger Kids. Till now, the social media giant has been widely known as a hands-off platform for kids under the age of 13. The newly launched Messenger service includes videos, pictures and messaging capabilities and is available for free by way of the App Store for iPad, iPod touch and iPhone. Soon, it will make its way to the Amazon App Store and Google Play Store, it is understood. Messenger Kids is a separate standalone entity that can be controlled from a parent’s Facebook account. It includes photo-editing capabilities including GIFs, frames, stickers, masks, drawing tools and AR filters for kids. Thank God there are no ads or in-app purchases and it is compliant with th
Mickey Mouse Club is being revived

Mickey Mouse Club is being revived

Studio
The Mickey Mouse Club, which aired constantly between 1955 and 1996 and helped generate the careers of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling, is being reinvented for today’s digital-and social-first audience. Currently in production in multiple locations across L.A., Club Mickey Mouse is produced by newly launched Disney Digital Network. It will premiere in August as a Facebook- and Instagram-exclusive series via the Oh My Disney brand. First announced at Disney’s NewFronts in May, the series will feature a cast of eight authentic, on-the-rise influencers and digital-first creators who happen to also have strong singing, dancing and acting abilities. In addition, the cast will be joined by a pair of yet-to-be-announced DDN influencers according to Disney Consumer Products
New take on Duck Tales to premiere on Disney XD on August 12

New take on Duck Tales to premiere on Disney XD on August 12

Animation
Disney XD’s new take on the classic animated series DuckTales will kick off its run with an hour-long premiere on the channel for 24 consecutive hours on August 12 with the series debuting with two episodes on September 23. The premiere date of the movie titled Woo-oo! was announced on Facebook yesterday along with the series’ title sequence and a new version of the classic theme song. The theme has been written by Mark C. Mueller, while the song is performed by singer/songwriter Felicia Barton  and produced by Emmy Award-winning Michael Smidi Smith and composer Dominic Lewis. It will be released on June 23 by Walt Disney Records. Inspired by the classic Carl Barks’ comic book stories, DuckTales chronicles the high-flying adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire Scrooge McDuc
Facebook puts its virtual reality (VR)  technology Oculus in operation

Facebook puts its virtual reality (VR) technology Oculus in operation

VR
A few years ago, Facebook had acquired Oculus, one of the premier virtual reality (VR) technologies, but people were  unsure how the company would implement it. Now, to put all the speculations to rest, the social media giant has revealed its first VR integration into the platform. Dubbed as Spaces, Facebook’s new feature will allow one to interact with their friends in a virtual chat room. You can customise how your character looks, to bring it closer to how you actually look. You can invite other friends on Facebook who are using Spaces to come and hang out with you in a virtual chat room. You can also use the messenger to invite friends to a VR chat. Together, a group can experience virtual reality videos, draw and hold objects and much more. For now, the maximum number of users t
Nickelodeon brings together four characters of Butch Hartman

Nickelodeon brings together four characters of Butch Hartman

Animation
          Bringing together characters from four of creator Butch Hartman’s popular animated shows for the first time, Nickelodeon has launched The Fairly Odd Phantom, an original digital short. The short follows a ghost-capturing experiment gone wrong for Danny Phantom and his friends, after Dudley Puppy interferes in their lab and accidentally teleports Wanda, Cosmo, Timmy and Bunsen into their world. Currently available across Nick.com, Facebook and the net’s YouTube page, The Fairly Odd Phantom ensemble cast includes Danny Phantom, Wanda, Cosmo and Timmy from The Fairly Odd Parents, Dudley Puppy and Kitty Katswell from T.U.F.F. Puppy, and Bunsen from Hartman’s newly launched series Bunsen is a Beast. To support the project, voice cast members of Danny

Peter Alexander prints Garfield on its Apparels…

Merchandise, People
New Zealand and Australia can now buy exclusive apparels featuring Garfield in all Peter Alexander Stores... Peter Alexander, Australian fashion retailer, has set afloat an exclusive sleep and loungewear collection featuring the popular animated character Garfield. The apparels have been launched in stores throughout Australia and New Zealand as a part of its renowned Cats and Dogs in-store theme. (more…)