Character & Entertainment Character Licensing TV Series Licensing 

Cartoon Network sets airdate for new home-grown comedy ‘Bandbudh aur Budbak’

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 3,633 They’re zany, they’re absurd, they’re fun and they’re coming to Cartoon Network this month. From April 18, the channel will premiere ‘Bandbudh aur Budbak’, a hilarious home-grown animated comedy every day at 10.30am and 7.30pm. ‘Bandbudh aur Budbak’ follows the amusing adventures and capers of 10-year-old Budhdeb and Badrinath. Thick as thieves, they inevitably find themselves at the center of all ruckus, usually going scot-free with sheer luck or an irrational explanation. Brimming with whacky capers and whimsical antics, the show offers a perfect light-hearted respite from…

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Character & Entertainment 

Tom and Jerry live-action movie will begin filming in Summer 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 5,463 In what could be termed as good news for all the cartoon lovers, the Tom and Jerry movie will begin filming this summer after being officially announced last year. Earlier in October last year, it was declared that Warner Bros. was developing a live-action/animated hybrid Tom and Jerry movie. According to media reports, the movie will be directed by Tim Story and the filming will begin sometime this Summer in Warner Bros. Studio Leavesden, England. Bryan Schulz, Cornelius Uliano, and Eric Gravning are on board for the…

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Event 

FICCI Frames 2018: M&E industry to reach Rs 2 trillion by 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Post Views: 3,899 The three-day global convention covering the media and entertainment industry, FICCI Frames, organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry commenced at Grand Hyatt in Mumbai on March 5, 2018. The convention cover films, broadcast (TV and radio), print media, digital entertainment, advertisement, live entertainment, animation, visual effects, gaming, digital media and new media. The conference began with a keynote by Viacom18 group CEO Sudhanshu Vats on “Media and Entertainment: The force multiplier at the heart of society.” As per a EY report released…

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Character & Entertainment Entertainment Licensing 

Jazwares announces YouTube content partnership with USP Studios

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,833 Jazwares, LLC has announced a groundbreaking new partnership with USP Studios, one of the world’s foremost creators of online animated content for kids. Through this strategic partnership, Jazwares has obtained the licensing rights for USP Studios original properties that air exclusively on YouTube. In addition, JazWings®, the innovative idea incubation arm of Jazwares, and USP Studios will develop animated content based on exciting new brands in the JazWings incubation program to air on YouTube. With billions of views and growing, animated shows by USP Studios are known by kids and parents worldwide. Jazwares and USP Studios, recognizing the way in which kids consume content,…

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Accessories Licensing Toy Licensing 

DC launches Super Hero Girls Stationery line

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,021 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,…

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Character & Entertainment Character Licensing 

Sanrio introduces new character ‘Aggretsuko’

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 4,368 Sanrio has introduced a character which is not all so good and cuddly like Hellokitty but is disgruntled, and Sanrio has already started its licensing and merchandising program Sanrio has hit the target market as adult base with the introduction of the new character Aggretsuko. She is cute, angry and a single scorpion woman who loves heavy metal. She is Aggretsuko, who is grown up adult and goes to work at a trading company who wakes up every morning and embarks on a hellish commute to her…

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Character & Entertainment Character Licensing 

Honda 2Wheeler Spread Road Safety Awareness with Chhota Bheem

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 6,158 Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has added a fun element for thousands of families in NCR with the inauguration of its ‘Road Safety with Chhota Bheem’ awareness drive at Kidzania, Delhi NCR. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, said, “Chhota Bheem is a role model for not just kids but the entire family. With the unique Road Safety with Chhota Bheem awareness drive, Honda is making families in NCR learn the importance of road safety to become…

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Entertainment Licensing Uncategorized 

Youtube Kids and Pocoyo sign deal for New Season exclusivity

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 10,189 YouTube Kids has struck an exclusive deal for new episodes of Spanish children’s series Pocoyo. YouTube and its children’s app, which is now live in 26 countries around the world, will be the exclusive home to season four of the preschool animated show. It marks the first time Pocoyo will be available to viewers first via YouTube rather than a broadcaster. The new season will be available from tomorrow in Spanish and Portuguese and from November 28 in English. The series follows curious, fun-loving boy Pocoyo and…

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Entertainment Licensing 

YouTube Kids launched in India

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,843 YouTube announced the launch of YouTube Kids in India, an app designed keeping children and parents in mind. The free app makes exploring videos easier for kids, and is available on Google Play and Apple App store in India starting today, the company said. YouTube Kids app has ‘larger images’ and ‘bold icons’ which makes it easier for ‘little thumbs’ to navigate through the content; along with voice search functionality. Kids can now browse channels and playlists in four categories- Music, Shows, Learning and Explore. “YouTube Kids…

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Character Licensing TV Series Licensing 

Disney and WB team up for new series ‘Right Now Kapow’

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 5,941 Two historic animation power house have teamed up for a new series ‘Right Now Kapow’ Warner Bros. Animation and Disney XD have teamed up to create the sketch comedy series Right Now Kapow, set to premiere on September 19, with additional episodes airing on September 20 and 21. The half-hour series features various sketches, songs, and jokes showcasing the cast of characters Dog, Moon, Ice Cream, Candy, Diamond and Plant. Right Now Kapow is created by Justin Becker (MAD, Adult Swim Infomercials) and Marly Halpern-Graser (MAD, DC Nation) who both serve…

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