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Hanazuki: Full of Treasures coming back on May 19 with new look

Hanazuki: Full of Treasures coming back on May 19 with new look

Animation
Hasbro Studios’ direct-to-digital animated series Hanazuki: Full of Treasures, that proved to be a hit, can again be seen on May 19 with a fresh new batch of episodes that will arrive once a week, leading up to a season finale on July 14. Another good news is that the series has been confirmed for a second season, with the next season expected to arrive next year. The show focuses on the eponymous guardian as she protects the moons of a distant galaxy from the mysterious Big Bad. Along the way, Hanazuki understands how to unlock the power of her emotions and use magical treasures to help the little Hemka creatures that live on her moon, as well as build a team of guardians that will help her save the galaxy. Those who enjoy playing games and toys will also be glad to know that there’
Fourth season of POCOYO garners 47 million views worldwide

Fourth season of POCOYO garners 47 million views worldwide

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On the occasion of the ensuing Easter holiday, Spanish production company Zinkia and creator of POCOYO have crafted a playlist on YouTube featuring various partners such as Aardman Animation (Shaun the Sheep, Wallace and Gromit), Rovio (Angry Birds), Zeptolab (Cut The Rope) and {Lottie Dottie). POCOYO’s YouTube channel has premiered a special production called ‘POCOYO: Easter Egg Hunt Patrol’, a long-form video that includes a completely new episode made for the occasion, in which kids will experience the joy of egg-hunting with POCOYO and the rest of the gang while they learn about this festivity. This Easter special has registered more than 3.3 million views in barely three days and has gone viral in countries such as Mexico or Peru. This episode is available in three languages - Eng
SpacePOP continues its growth momentum with 15 million channel views

SpacePOP continues its growth momentum with 15 million channel views

Animation
Ever since launching on YouTube in summer last year, SpacePOP, continues its growth momentum with nearly 15 million channel views and 45,000 subscribers. Its expansion plans for this year comesG with new content licence agreements for distribution with that producer Genius Brands International WeKids Asia of the music-driven animated series in China. Besides, Genius Brands has greenlit the development of season two of SpacePOP for global distribution. The film Is due to release in the fall of this year. Explaining the same, Genius Brands, president (worldwide content sales, global consumer products and marketing), Stone Newman says,“SpacePOP demonstrates that music, fashion, fun and adventure are universally appealing to girls, bonding them to a shared experience regardless of where t
Cosmos Maya establishes digital presence with YouTube platform

Cosmos Maya establishes digital presence with YouTube platform

Animation
Taking the success of its multiple animation TV series further, Singapore and Mumbai based Cosmos Maya, Asia’s leading animation studio and the largest producer of original Indian animation content has established its digital presence with its YouTube platform WowKidz that has been the destination for high quality Indian animation shows. Within 18 months of its launch, the platform boasts of almost 900 million views in total adding over 3.5 million views on a daily basis and is inching closer to the coveted ‘1 million subscriber’ mark in the next couple of months. "From USA & UK to Australia, Middle East and Asia, WowKidz has been the platform of choice when it comes to Indian animation content", said Anish JS Mehta, CEO - Cosmos-Maya. "Our endeavour is to bring in the best of kids'
Mattel appoints ProjectFirst and Little Dot Studios to bolster digital presence of its top brands in Russia and France

Mattel appoints ProjectFirst and Little Dot Studios to bolster digital presence of its top brands in Russia and France

Animation
As part of it ongoing localised content strategy, Mattel Creations has appointed multi-channel network ProjectFirst and London-based YouTube channel manager Little Dot Studios to bolster the digital presence of its top brands in Russia and France, respectively. The appointments follow recent YouTube growth for Mattel which just made a bow with an entire series exclusively on YouTube Kids for the first time called Monster High: The Adventures of The Ghoul Squad. ProjectFirst that creates, distributes and promotes preschool-focused content in multiple languages will manage Mattel properties including Barbie, Hot Wheels and Monster High on AVOD content-distribution platforms. Besides handling existing regional YouTube channels for Mattel content, the MCN will develop a brand-new Russian c
Season 1 of Masha and the Bear gets 2 billion views on YouTube

Season 1 of Masha and the Bear gets 2 billion views on YouTube

Animation
  As a new milestone has been achieved by international animated series Masha and the Bear, fans in more than 100 countries are in a celebrating mood. The CG-animated series from Russia’s Animaccord Animation Studio continues to gain popularity and break records, reaching two major milestones last week. Season 1 episode Recipe for disaster received more than two billion views on YouTube and took fifth place in the list of the most viewed videos on YouTube of all time, standing next to popular music videos from singers such as Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, and Taylor Swift. The series follows the adventures of a retired circus bear who settles into the woods and prepares for a quiet new life surrounded by peace and tranquility until he is introduced to an adventurous little girl nam
Second season of Disney’s Walk the Prank to start airing on April 1

Second season of Disney’s Walk the Prank to start airing on April 1

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The second season of Disney XD’s hidden-camera series Walk the Prank is slated to air on April 1. On the day, also known as All Fool’s Day, the channel will telecast two back-to-back episodes which will also premiere on the Disney XD app, VOD channel and YouTube page. Disney XD will also play an all-day Walk the Prank marathon including the popular episodes from season one. Walk the Prank stars Cody Veith as Chance, Bryce Gheisar as Herman, Jillian Shea Spaeder as Bailey, Brandon Severs as Dusty and Tobie Windham as Uncle Will. The to-air second season includes guest stars like Zendaya, Veronica Dunne, Kamil McFadden as well as athletes of NFL and WWE. The series has been created and executively produced by Adam Small of Mad TV and Trevor Moore, known for Whitest Kids U Know. The seri
Nickelodeon steps in to bring its iconic goop to the DIY crowd

Nickelodeon steps in to bring its iconic goop to the DIY crowd

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With YouTube videos and Instagram posts ushering in a whole new trend of homemade slime-making, Nickelodeon is bringing its iconic goop to the DIY crowd. In relation to this, New Jersey-based toy and art products manufacturer Cra-Z-Art has partnered with Nickelodeon to market and distribute branded slime kits across the US. The kits will include all of the necessary ingredients to make the network’s famous green slime as well as a variety of colors and textures including glitter, neon and glow in the dark. The kits will be seen on US retail shelves this month.    
Disney sets US on-demand premiere date of Andi Mock for March 10

Disney sets US on-demand premiere date of Andi Mock for March 10

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  The Disney Channel has tentatively set the US on-demand premiere date of Andi Mack, a new single-cam, live-action series by Terri Minsky, creator of Lizzie McGuire on March 10. Andi Mack features Peyton Elizabeth Lee as the 13-year-old titular character who along with her free-spirited sister, charts teen life living with overprotective parents. The action series has been produced by Horizon Productions and executively produced by Michelle Manning, Minsky and Phil Baker. Aimed for children between six- to 14-year-olds, the show will make its initial debut on the Disney Channel App, Disney.com, Disney Channel, YouTube, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. The Disney Channel television premiere of the series will follow on April 7. It may be known that the show was greenlit in Augus
Peter Schube joins Illumination as its COO

Peter Schube joins Illumination as its COO

Animation
  After serving for more than a decade as president of the Jim Henson Company, Peter Schube has joined NBC Universal-owned animation studio, Illumination Entertainment as COO. In his new job, Schube will work directly with the company’s CEO Chris Meledandri and oversee the company’s core business operations including finance, business development and administration. Schube replaces Natalie Fischer who had served as COO since Illumination’s inception in 2007. However, Fischer will stay on as a strategic advisor to Meledandri until after the release of Despicable Me 3 this summer. Also joining Illumination as EVP of digital strategy and innovation is Scott Broock, YouTube’s former global virtual reality evangelist. During his stay at YouTube, Broock was responsible for the strateg