Tag: uk

Netflix, Rainbow to spin off Winx Club series

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…)

ftrack announces version 3.0

Softwares, Technology, Top Stories
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...

Egmont Publishing expands Masha and the Bear program

Animation, Licensing, Merchandise
Russian CG-animated TV series Masha and the Bear has already established its popularity in its native land, and now Denmark-based Ink Brands has announced that Egmont will expand its publishing program across Europe. The adventures of Masha and her reluctant bear playmate will be introduced to the UK, Germany, Scandinavia, Turkey, CIS territories, as well Central and Eastern Europe. The product line will include story books, coloring books and a Masha and the Bear magazine. The brand already has more than 100 partners in the Russian market for products ranging from confectionery to home decor. (more…)

UK encourages Canadian & US – TV & Animation co-productions

Studio, Top Stories
A delegation of Canadian producers is currently in the UK exploring the possibilities for more international co-productions. The capitals British film commission Film London, with support of the Mayor of London, welcomed the producers this week in a bid to bring more international productions to London on the back of the tax reliefs for high-end television and animation announced in early 2013.The trip was organised in partnership with Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC). (more…)

Comic Series Diabolik Coming to TV in Germany, Italy & the UK

Sky Deutschland has announced that it will collaborate with fellow broadcasters Sky Italia and BSkyB to bring the famous Italian comic series Diabolik to television in their respective areas. Created by sisters Angela and Luciana Giussani in 1962, Diabolik is no ordinary superhero. He is a dangerous, ruthless master thief, who uses his expert skills in identity theft to literally take on the look and personality of his targets and adversaries to get what he wants. The Diabolik series has gone on to produce more than 800 issues in 50 years and still sells 400,000 copies today.  (more…)