Thursday, January 18

Tag: Warner Bros.

DC launches Super Hero Girls Stationery line

DC launches Super Hero Girls Stationery line

Licensing, Merchandise
Pyramid International and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, has launched the UK’s first stationery range for DC Super Hero Girls. The all-new universe features iconic DC female Super Heroes including Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl to inspire girls to be smart, courageous and empowered to be and everyday Super Hero. Designed with girls aged 6-12 years in mind, Pyramid’s range of licensed DC Super Hero Girls stationery features high quality, colourful notebooks in a variety of sizes including A4, A5 and A6. Plus, three stationery sets, a range of pens, highlighters, pencil cases and a collapsible storage box are all available. Mordy Benaiah, Licensing Director at Pyramid International, said, “We are so excited to introduce the first range of DC Super H

Batman: The Killing Joke Marks The First R-rated Animation Flick!

Animation
Warner Bros latest animated flick Batman: the Killing Joke has secured an R-rating; this unprecedented event has hardly taken anyone by surprise given the fact that much prior to the release of the film, Warner Bros had apprised the audiences about it.  “The Killing Joke marks the first film in the DC Universe Original Movie franchise to receive an R rating, and the second Batman movie to do so,” Entertainment Weekly said. (more…)

Turner Globalizes Kids’ Content Strategy

Animation, Channels, Headlines
New approach will see the studio's international and U.S. divisions work more closely. Turner International is forging a new joint approach with its U.S. operation for the kids' and general entertainment businesses, as the company adopts a more global approach to content strategy. The strengthened relationship comes as Turner doubles its investment in programming and content. Other recent initiatives in the company's evolving kids' offering include the re-positioning of the Boomerang network over the last year as a second international, all-animation, family-skewed kids’ channel alongside Cartoon Network; the implementation of a global programming deal for Boomerang with Warner Bros.; and an expanded GE footprint with the launch of TNT into new markets. (more…)

Turner Broadcasting & Warner Bros. sign global multi-series deal for BOOMERANG

Animation, Headlines
Nearly 450 Half-Hours of Original Content from Warner Bros. Animation to Premiere on the Rebranded Network New WBA Series Bunnicula, Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production and Be Cool Scooby-Doo! Set for Global Rollout this Autumn Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. announced today that together, the two Time Warner companies are deepening their ongoing partnership with a global agreement that will build on the company’s two-network strategy by strengthening the pipeline of original content being developed for the recently rebranded Boomerang, the beloved network known for its funny and timeless contemporary animation. (more…)

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Dragon 2’ Wins Golden Globe Award

Animation
CG-animated sequel written and directed by Dean DeBlois bests Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6,’ Reel FX’s ‘Book of Life,’ LAIKA’s ‘The Boxtrolls’ and Warner Bros.’ ‘The LEGO Movie.’ On Sunday night, DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature. Written and directed by Dean DeBlois, the CG-animated sequel bested Disney’s Big Hero 6, Reel FX’s Book of Life, LAIKA’s The Boxtrolls and Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie for the honor. (more…)

‘Frozen,’ ‘Gravity’ The Most Pirated Films of 2014

Animation
Disney’s ‘Frozen,’ Warner Bros.’ ‘Gravity’ and Paramount’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ top the list of most pirated films in 2014. Disney’s Frozen, Warner Bros.’ Gravity and Paramount’s The Wolf of Wall Street topped the list of most pirated films in 2014, according to piracy tracking firm Excipio. The German company compiled the data for the period between January 1 and December 23, 2014. (more…)

‘Exodus’ Tops Box Office with $24.5M Debut

Top Stories, VFX
Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings easily topped the U.S. box office this weekend with a $24.5 million debut, dethroning The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, which had held the number one spot for the past three weeks. Exodus, which cost $140 million to make after tax breaks, also opened in several international territories, earning $43.3 million around the globe for distributor 20th Century Fox for a worldwide total of $74.3 million. (more…)

Boomerang returns to Asia in a New Avataar

Animation, Channels
The popular children's network will debut its refreshed look across the territory from January 1st, 2015. Global kids brand and companion channel to Cartoon Network, Boomerang is relaunching across several markets in Asia. From January 1st, 2015, the network will offer exclusive original content for the first time, including new episodes of favourites from Warner Bros. Studios such as Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes and Scooby Doo. (more…)