With an all new original content, Sanrio continues to bolster its own library probably as a reaction to the noticeable increase of VOD providers these past few years and most importantly Walt Disney’s plans to launch its own streaming service. One of Netflix’s upcoming additions is an animated series featuring the popular Sanrio character Aggrestuko. The Aggrestuko series that will have 10 x 15 minute episodes will revolve around the titular female red panda, who works in a major corporation. Her struggles in the workplace serve as a backdrop for high-tension comedy drama framed by colorful and cute characters. Netflix has unveiled the trailer on Youtube
American broadcaster Discovery Communications has partnered with video streaming platform Netflix for Discovery JEET, its general entertainment TV channel that goes live on 12 February. Discovery JEET, which will launch with a distribution in more than 100 million households, will be available in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Its key programmes will include a 65-episode scripted drama on yoga guru Baba Ramdev titled Ramdev-The Untold Story, a drama of 21 Sikhs who had battled 10,000 Afghans called 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897 and a fiction show Mere Papa Hero Hiralal. Soon after the launch, Discovery JEET will be available to watch on Netflix in more than 190 countries. Discovery JEET, which will launch with five hours of daily original programming, will compete with channels such as St
Netflix and Toho have announced that the first Godzilla anime feature ever created Godzilla: Monster Planet will have its global release on its streaming service on January 17. The film recently finished its theatrical run in Japan. While we all know about Netflix, it needs to be known that Toho is a Japanese film, theater production and distribution company. Located in a surprisingly wealthy part of Setagaya in Tokyo is the sprawling home of Toho Studios. Not only is Toho the largest and most famous film studio in Japan, but it’s the owner of one of the more internationally famous film logos on par for Asian cinema aficionados with MGM’s Technicolor roaring lion. The film has been helmed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita in which humanity left the Earth after losing the battle
With the first one being released under the title Godzilla: Monster Planet, Netflix is all set to launch the next CG animated trilogy of films based on the Godzilla kaiju franchise. This film will focus on a group of colonists who are trying to survive in a fictional dystopian future Earth that has been dominated by the titular kaiju. In order to promote the release, Netflix has unveiled a brand new teaser as well as the worldwide release date. Slated for a worldwide release on January 17, 2018, Godzilla: Monster Planet will feature both the original Japanese language as well as subtitles in more than 23 different languages, including English, Chinese, and Arabic. Godzilla: Monster Planet will also be available dubbed in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Cast
Don Hertzfeldt, the American indie animation icon has come a long way since his line-drawing schadenfreude shorts like Billy’s Balloon and Rejected, delving to new creative and emotional depths with his Oscar-nominated 2015 film World of Tomorrow started its streaming strata on Netflix. Now, the episode two of the short has made its digital debut on Vimeo. Titled World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts, the second instalment continues the oddball, surprisingly touching story of the first again driven by audio recordings of Hertzfeldt’s young niece. These are used to voice Emily Prime, a stick figure tyke wandering a sci-fi reality set off with gorgeous backgrounds. She encounters clones of herself, like the older Emily 6 (voiced by animator Julia Pott
Recently, streaming giant Netflix has released two new clips of the 2nd part of DreamWorks’ Trollhunters. Trollhunters is an epic saga helmed by auteur Guillermo del Toro that focuses on ordinary teen Jim Lake Jr., who finds himself turned into a Trollhunter. The 2nd part of the saga features the protagonist facing new challenges while protecting his hometown of Arcadia, along with the Troll world that he has inherited. Trollhunters 2 sees Jim facing the consequences of a risky decision to enter the Darklands which unearth starling discoveries anNetflixd force him and his friends to race to end the battle against evil.
DreamWorks Animation and Netflix’s long term partnership has started bearing fruit. May be as a result of that, the two have announced a massive six show slate for 2018. These include adaptations of recent theatrical films like The Boss Baby and Captain Underpants as well as the revival of She-Ra: Princess of Power. Trolls: The Beat Goes On will debut on January 19 on Netflix. Picking up where the film left off, the Netflix original series is an all-new chapter in the adventures of the Trolls Poppy, Branch and all of Troll Village. Executively produced by Matthew Beans, the series features Skylar Astin and Amanda Leighton as the voices of Branch and Poppy respectively with original songs written and produced by Alana Da Fonseca. The series will premiere exclusively on Netflix in th
Genius Brands International Inc’s. series Llama Llama will premiere on January 26 next on Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service. Llama Llama tells heart-warming tales of life in a safe, friendly town seen through the eyes of Llama as he interacts with the amazing world around him. Based on the award-winning and bestselling book series by celebrated author an illustrator Anna Dewdney, the all-new Llama Llama animated series features the voice talent of award-winning actress Jennifer Garner. Llama Llama will debut worldwide with 15 x 30” episodes that have been produced in 20 different languages. The pre-school series is about first childhood experiences and adventures as well as the special connections between the lead character, Llama, his mother and his grand
Netflix has started production on Twelve Forever, a new animated comedy set to debut across the globe on the streamer in 2019. It is created, executive produced and written by Julia Vickerman (Powerpuff Girls, Clarence, Yo Gabba Gabba!). The new toon follows 12-year-old Reggie, whose desire to stay a kid is so strong that she opens up a fantasy world. Netflix is also planning to premiere the reimagining of Carmen Sandiego in 2019 with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and DHX Media on board. The popular ’90s property will be turned into a 22-minute toon with Gina Rodriguez voicing the titular character. The series is being produced by California-based The Cartel with Stan Spry and Bradford Bricken serving as executive producers.
Malaysian animation studio Animasia Studio has licensed two of its properties viz. the 78 x 7-minute series Harry & Bunnie and the 52 x 11-minute series Chuck Chicken to Netflix. The studio has also announced several new global sales for its animated properties like Harry & Bunnie, Chuck Chicken, Supa Strikas and Bola Kampung. The Kuala Lumpur-based studio has licensed two of its properties viz. the 78 x 7-minute series Harry & Bunnie and the 52 x 11-minute series Chuck Chicken to Netflix. In addition, Harry & Bunnie is also making its presence felt on free TV channels in Malaysia such as TV3 and TV9 and is also landing on premium platforms such as Tencent Video, Youku, YanHua Media, LuTong Net, Suma Vision and CIBN in China. Meanwhile,the studio’s slapstick comedy