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Netflix acquires global streaming rights of two Malaysian studio Animasia products

Netflix acquires global streaming rights of two Malaysian studio Animasia products

Animation, Uncategorized
Netflix has acquired global streaming rights (excluding China) of Harry & Bunnie and Chuck Chicken from Malaysian studio Animasia. Harry & Bunnie is a 78 x seven-minute non-dialogue slapstick comedy that currently airs on Disney Channel Asia Pacific, Malaysia’s TV3 and TV9 and in China on Tencent Video, Youku, YanHua Media, LuTong Net, Suma Vision and CIBN. The series follows a young wannabe magician and his stage rabbit. Action comedy Chuck Chicken (52 x 11 minutes) takes place on an island filled with chaos and plenty of birds. Animasia recently signed a three-year agreement with Malaysian publisher Sasbadi Holdings Berhad that will develop a range of activity and comic books based on the series. In a related developmet, Animasia recently secured sales for 2D-animated toon B
Netflix acquires global streaming rights of two products of Malaysian studio Animasia

Netflix acquires global streaming rights of two products of Malaysian studio Animasia

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Netflix has acquired global streaming rights (excluding China) of Harry & Bunnie (pictured) and Chuck Chicken from Malaysian studio Animasia. Harry & Bunnie is a 78 x seven-minute non-dialogue slapstick comedy that currently airs on Disney Channel Asia Pacific, Malaysia’s TV3 and TV9 and in China on Tencent Video, Youku, YanHua Media, LuTong Net, Suma Vision and CIBN. The series follows a young wannabe magician and his stage rabbit. Action comedy Chuck Chicken (52 x 11 minutes) takes place on an island filled with chaos and plenty of birds. Animasia recently signed a three-year agreement with Malaysian publisher Sasbadi Holdings Berhad that will develop a range of activity and comic books based on the series. In a related developmet, Animasia recently secured sales for 2D-anim
TVPaint animation software being used frequently now

TVPaint animation software being used frequently now

Technology
The usage of TVPaint animation software continues to grow in a lot many exciting directions. Besides short films and feature-length movies like Ethel and Ernest, Hirune Hime and the upcoming The Breadwinner from Cartoon Saloon that just enjoyed its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, there are now more and more animated series being made with TVPaint Animation. Let’s see who’s using it for series productions? For starters, Netflix’s upcoming Green Eggs and Ham series (set to be released in 2018), Gigglebug Entertainment’s recently released season two of Gigglebug and Tonko House’s forthcoming Dam Keeper shorts series. After the great success of the Oscar-nominated short film The Dam Keeper, Tonko House has embarked on the ambitious production of the series Pig: T
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 
Netflix acquires global rights

Netflix acquires global rights

Studio, Uncategorized
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’

Latest News, Studio, VFX
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