Cartoon Network and Maximum Games, a video game publisher in partnership with GameMill Entertainment, have joined forces to release the video game “Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers.” The side-scrolling action game will merge together the universes of some of Cartoon Network’s most popular franchises including “Steven Universe,” “The Amazing World of Gumball,” “Clarence,” “Uncle Grandpa,” “Adventure Time” and “Regular Show.” The game also features tag-team gameplay, customization, character progression, special stages and boss battles. “Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers” is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS in the U.S., U.K., EMEA, Australia and New Zealand.
In collaboration with the summer theatrical release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Nickelodeon and Toys “R” Us Europe will roll out its strong consumer products program that is themed on the anthropomorphic reptiles. Specifically in-store boutiques, digital experiences and exclusive sweepstakes competitions are among the spotlight of the program that will reach Toys “R” Us countries and continents spanning UK, Spain, Portugal, France and Poland. Some other highlight will include in-store meet-and-greets with Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael, a Turtles takeover on the Toys “R” Us Europe e-commerce site and social channels, a new MEGA Bloks range, plus exclusive new Turtles products from Playmates Toys, including a TMNT Movie Mask that is being stocked c
Amazon aims at Content Creators like Mattel to publish their creations on its Video Direct service earning Royalty on the basis of the time streamed by their Prime Users... The cyberspace mammoth initiates Amazon Video Direct (AVD), a service that shall concede content architects to stream their creations to the Amazon Prime members at no extra cost. (more…)
Willy Fog and Dogtanian, two of the most popular characters in animation, are now starring in an interactive e-Book which has just been launched by Ronald McDonald House Charities in the UK. Both characters feature in the book created by Ronald McDonald House Charities. The independent charity provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families with children in hospital across the UK. (more…)
Raft Of New Partners Set to Release Limited Edition and Collectible Product Ranges As ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) gears up for the 50th anniversary of iconic TV series Thunderbirds, the licensor today unveils details of a raft of new partnerships that will bolster the brand’s classic licensing programme. (more…)
Zodiak Kids hosted the semi-final round of judging of the International Emmys® on Tuesday 30th June 2015 in Sheffield, UK. A selected panel of jurors of diverse backgrounds, professions and nationalities, each with vast experience in the field of children’s programming, viewed and critiqued selections competing in the categories; Kids: Animation (Europe); Kids: Factual (Europe); Kids: Non-Scripted (multiple regions) and Kids: Series (Asia/Africa/Middle East). (more…)
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and DC Entertainment have announced the launch of the all-new ScoobyDoo.com, LooneyTunes.com and DCKids.com, three new entertainment destinations for kids that will engage fans with all their favorite Warner Bros. characters and DC Comics Super Heroes in a dynamic immersive experience, featuring original new content. “Now, more than ever, providing universal access to a world of content is key to engaging even our youngest fans,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “We are excited to offer this new entertainment experience that delivers fun and engagement for kids across multiple digital platforms.” (more…)
Just one day after announcing a revamped Popples series, Netflix reveals that it has teamed up with Italy-based animation studio Rainbow for a new spin-off called Winx Club WOW: World of Winx. Expanding the popular Winx Club franchise with a serialized storyline designed specifically for on-demand viewing, the 13 x 22-minutes series will be available in early 2016. (more…)
Previewing at Siggraph, new version releases this Fall focusing on collaborative workflows ftrack, a project management platform for the creative, visual effects and animation industries announced version 3.0 and will be showing previews at the Siggraph conference in Vancouver, August 11-14. Working closely with existing customers including The Mill, Cinesite, MPC Commercials and ZeroVFX, ftrack has focused on enhancing an already intuitive workflow while expanding the tools for multi-location pipelines and deeper integration with key VFX software packages. The 3.0 release will provide numerous new features and improvements, including a further refined user interface and a focus on collaborative workflows with seamless asset syncing between multiple locations and the introduction of glo...