Tuesday, November 21

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Netflix acquires global rights

Netflix acquires global rights

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Netflix has become the first major American streamer in quite a few years to fund a decently-budgeted hand-drawn animated feature. The internet streamer announced this afternoon that they have acquired global rights of Klaus which will mark the directorial debut of veteran animator and co-creator ofDespicable Me, Sergio Pablos. Pablos, who came up with the original story, also wrote the screenplay with Zach Lewis and Jim Mahoney. Voice cast is headlined by Jason Schwartzman, Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons, and Joan Cusack. Sergio Pablos’ SPA Studios is producing the film in Madrid, Spain, with Atresmedia Cine. Toon Boom Harmony will provide strategic technological support. Tanguy Olivier, Gustavo Ferrada and Marisa Roman are producers and Jinko Gotoh is executive producer. Netflix is
Netflix orders for fourth season of Cirque du Soleil – Luna Petunia

Netflix orders for fourth season of Cirque du Soleil – Luna Petunia

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Netflix has asked for a fourth season of Cirque du Soleil – Luna Petunia, even as the show’s third season premieres globally today on the SVOD. The upcoming fourth season, which will feature new characters and a new land, is set to launch in early 2018. A collaboration between Cirque du Soleil Media and Saban Brands, the pre-school series debuted on Netflix in December 2016. Luna Petunia follows the adventures of Luna, a little girl who lives in the real world but plays in the fantastical land of Amazia. The series focuses on lessons in mindfulness, overcoming obstacles and encouraging preschoolers to believe in themselves. In September, global master toy partner Funrise Toys launched the first toys based on the series. The line features dolls, accessories, playsets, bubble machine
Artemple Hollywood masterfully crafts invisible VFX for Netflix’s ‘MINDHUNTER’

Artemple Hollywood masterfully crafts invisible VFX for Netflix’s ‘MINDHUNTER’

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Netflix has made it a habit to deliver binge worthy content, one after the other. The most recent show which I binged on was the crime-drama-thriller ‘MINDHUNTER’. The show captures the escapades of two FBI agents, back in the late 1970s, who expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters. The series premiered on 13th October 2017 with 10 episodes making up Season 1. The compelling 10-episode series unfolds like a theatrical feature, rather than a collection of distinct episodes, making each episode’s end credits leaving you with ‘something is amiss’ kind of feeling rather than a suggestion to stop watching and save it for next time. The story is based on the non-fiction book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Seri
Topshop collaborates with Netfix for Stranger Things

Topshop collaborates with Netfix for Stranger Things

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Topshop has got into collaboration with Netfix for Stranger Things. Describing the collaboration as a “360 relationship” that will fuse fashion, culture and entertainment ahead of the season two release on Oct. 27, Sheena Sauvaire, global marketing and communications director at Topshop, said that the worlds of entertainment, culture, fashion and tech are all colliding and that the Netflix tie-up made sense for the retailer’s young customer. Sauvaire added that the in-store takeover plays to the Topshop customer’s obsession with retro styling right now, and in particular the look of the Stranger Things characters who all live in Hawkins, Ind. in the early Eighties. The partnership will also give Topshop customers and Netflix watchers the chance to watch two episodes of the new series
Customers of Comcast’s Xfinity X1 can access Netflix’s more than 1,200 hours of content in Ultra HD 4K

Customers of Comcast’s Xfinity X1 can access Netflix’s more than 1,200 hours of content in Ultra HD 4K

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Customers of Comcast’s Xfinity X1 can access Netflix’s more than 1,200 hours of content in Ultra HD 4K. These will include original series like Stranger Things through their cable set-top. According to Comcast, Xfinity X1 customers will need the XG1v4 set-top box to access Netflix in Ultra HD. If a movie or TV show is available in 4K, the default playback will be in 4K. The cable operator announced that Xfinity customers who have 4K-capable X1 devices can now browse and stream Netflix 4K movies and shows. Those include original films, documentaries, specials and series like The Crown, Narcos, Orange Is the New Black, Ozark, Mindhunter, Okja and Marvel’s Daredevil. Access to Netflix’s Ultra HD content requires a Premium subscription which will now cost $13.99 per month after the compa
Netflix seeks consolidation in Asia

Netflix seeks consolidation in Asia

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With plans to spend a minimum of $7 billion on content next year, Netflix is in need of more  subscribers to expand its war chest. Now, the streaming service appears to have found the next place to do it. Having mostly conquered the West, Netflix is pivoting East and plans on tapping cable providers in Asia to host the Netflix app on their set-top boxes. Netflix seeks to rack up its next 100 million subscribers from the region. This may sound a little awkward for the cable business, but according to Netflix director of partner engagement Nigel Baptiste there are mutual benefits to working together. A partnership gives cable providers another channel of content, he said. Netflix isn't starting from scratch in Asia. The service entered the region two years ago in Japan and now has a pre
Netflix gives green signal to animated comedy Big Mouth

Netflix gives green signal to animated comedy Big Mouth

Animation
Streaming giant Netflix has recently given its nod to a new season of Nick Kroll’s animated comedy Big Mouth. The news was accompanied by a short video clip published on the show’s official social media accounts. Incidentally, Big Mouth is a Netflix production. For the yet unknown people, Big Mouth’s first season consisted of 10 x 30 minute episodes that focus on the trials and tribulations of puberty, filtered through the lens of comedy and awkward teenager perspective. Kroll and Andrew Goldberg, better known for Family Guy produce the show as well as provide the voiceovers. The show that premiered on Netflix last September was immediately said to be a success. While John Mulaney lends his voice to the character of Andrew, Kroll voices for many characters including best friend Nic
Reed Exhibitions and Green Gold Animation welcome support for Asia TV Forum & Market Animation Pitch

Reed Exhibitions and Green Gold Animation welcome support for Asia TV Forum & Market Animation Pitch

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Reed Exhibitions and Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd. have welcomed the support of major international and regional children’s entertainment brands as represented by the on-stage jury. They had recently announced the first-ever Asia TV Forum & Market Animation Pitch. Confirmed to appear (so far) are Aram Yacoubian, who heads the International Kids Acquisitions and Co-Productions division at Netflix; Anand Roy, Head of Acquisitions & Co-Productions, Talent and Music at The Walt Disney Company; and Syahrizan Mansor, Vice President, Nickelodeon Brand, Asia, Viacom International Media Networks. They join Rajiv Chilaka, CEO of Green Gold Animation — India’s largest kid-focused animation producer. Aimed at creators and producers with innovative concepts for new, original kids’ anima
UBD discloses details of UK consumer products roll out of action-packed animated series

UBD discloses details of UK consumer products roll out of action-packed animated series

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Universal Brand Development (UBD) has unveiled details of the UK consumer products roll out of the action-packed animated series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender. The reimagining of one of the most popular fan-favourite shows of all time, the series follows five unsuspecting teenagers, transported from Earth into the middle of a sprawling intergalactic war as they become pilots for five robotic lions in a battle to protect the universe from evil. Only through the true power of teamwork can they unite to form the mighty warrior known as Voltron.  Voltron Legendary Defender has played on Netflix since June 2016 to critical acclaim and is now expanding its reach with Sony’s POP channel confirmed as the free-to-air home of the show in the UK. POP celebrated the arrival of the serie
Turner’s popular Adult Swim channel Rick and Morty endears itself

Turner’s popular Adult Swim channel Rick and Morty endears itself

Animation
    With audiences and critics alike rapidly cultivating a mass fan-following on this side of the Atlantic, the animated hit sci-fi comedy from Turner’s popular Adult Swim channel Rick and Morty is taking great strides in EMEA. In addition to its extraordinary social buzz, Rick and Morty currently ranks as one of IMDB’s top-rated shows of the last 25 years with an impressive 9.3 rating alongside a highly-coveted 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes. The show follows a time travelling scientist and his grandson’s wacky and shockingly dark adventures through space. The much anticipated third season is now available in select EMEA markets on Netflix. With an expanding licensing programme in the U.S., Turner’s Cartoon Network Enterprises is looking to mirror this success across E