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All posts by: Cecilia Cordero

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Cyber Group Studios Enlist Those Licensing People for Zou

Those Licensing People has been appointed by Cyber Group Studios to handle Eire and U.K. licensing rights for Zou. Aired on Disney Junior in the U.K., Zou is a top performing show that is focused on a zippy little zebra whose everyday adventures expose him as well as his viewers to useful life lessons in a safe and family environment. Zou is a great addition to the deal’s slate of properties ...

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NYC Ballet and Splash for Nutcracker Specials

Mike Young and Nicolas Atlan, co-CEOs of Splash Entertainment have announced a deal to secure global rights to The Nutcracker from The George Balanchine Trust and New York City Ballet has been finalized. Also, Splash Entertainment is on its way to stepping up its production to develop, produce and distribute Daisy and The Nutcracker. The 3 x 45’ set of education 3D animated and live-action ...

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Google Play Welcomes Superhero Adventure Bling

Bling, an original animated superhero adventure will now be available in Google Play. The film, which is suitable for the entire family can be watched for free beginning March 3, ahead of its theatrical release. The CG animated adventure features the voices of Carla Gugino (The Brink), Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) and James Woods (Justice League Action). It follows the story of Sam, a ...

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Hiroshi Nishikiori Starts with a New CG Animation Project, Chika Chicka Idol

The original CGI animation project Chika Chika Idol has launched an English language version of its website. Hiroshi Nishikiori (Azumanga Daioh and A Certain Magical Index) will be directing the animation. Chika Chika Idol is a a CGI animation project about Chika Idols, which uses the ‘cel look’ technique in order to achieve the appearance of traditional cel animation in 3DCG. Also, it will ...

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Bear Story, Ex Machina, Inside Out Oscar Wins

Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out has won the Oscar’s Best Animated Feature while Bear Story got the first Oscar for Chile as it earned the Best Animated Short Film. According to Gabriel Osorio, they want to represent their own voice in animation, which is a Chilean voice, a Latin American voice. Backstage, director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera shared the recognition generously with Ronny ...

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Pan de Peace! Anime Characters Revealed

Kadokawa’s April issue of its Monthly Comic Cune magazine has already announced the main staff and cast for the TV anime Pan de Peace! (Peace Through Bread!) manga on Saturday. There was also an official website for the series that was launched on Saturday with the staff and cast announcements. Pan de Peace! will debut on April 4 on Animax. Cast members include Ibuki Kido (Minami Tani), Erii ...

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Pokémon Sun & Moon Revealed for 3DS

During the streamed Pokemon Direct presentation that happened on Friday, Nintendo announced that the Pokemon Sun & Pokemon Moon will be the ‘all-new Pokemon adventure’ of the franchise. It will be available in nine languages during the Holiday 2016 season. The games will be available on the Nintendo 3DS all over the world in English, Japanese, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Korean ...

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Quackerz for Distribution in the U.S. and Canada

Planeta Inform Film Distribution and Shout! Factory have made a deal to distribute Quackerz in the U.S. and Canada. Shout! Factory was able to secure all distribution rights to the animated comedy film including broadcast, theatrical, digital, VOD and home entertainment. A tactical rollout on major platforms and in packaged media is designed for the year through the Shout! Factory Kids ...

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Teaser of Finding Dory Debuts Before Trailer

Watch out for a new trailer for Finding Dory on March 2, Wednesday. The trailer of Disney-Pixar’s much-awaited sequel of Finding Nemo will debut on The Ellen Degeneres show. And as an appetizer, the studio provided an adorable little ‘Have You Seen Her?’ teaser spot. Finding Dory will open in theaters June 17, 2016 and is directed by Andrew Stanton. Co-directed by Angus MacLane, it ...

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Sci-Fi Quest Love You to Bits Now Available on iOS

Love You to Bits is a new puzzle-filled, point-and-click sci-fi adventure game is now available for iOS devices. This fresh game is complete with neat animated storytelling and great visuals and follows a clumsy rookie space explorer Kosmo, who is searching for his robot girlfriend Nova, who’s been missing. A terrible accident destroys Nova to pieces and disperses them through space so Kosmo ...

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Master Jiang and the Six Kingdoms Film to be Released in 2016

UPDATE: The film’s release date has been moved to 2018. The animated film Master Jiang and the Six Kingdoms is based on the classic Chinese tale. The trailer makes it seem like something from Studio Ghibli but believe it or not, the hand-animated sequences are made by just two individuals. While there are numerous people involved in the making of the rest of the film (3D stuff, music, ...

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DOKI Carries On International Expedition with New Series of Sales

Portfolio Entertainment has just broadcasted a boost of new sales of DOKI, its animated preschool series. Discovery Family in Greece, Africa, and the Middle East as well as Hakka TV in Taiwan and KiKa in Germany picked up Season Two and Season Three DOKI Specials. The second and third season specials of DOKI have been acquired by Knowledge Network (British Columbia) and TVO (Ontario). The ...

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