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BabyRiki Enjoys Massive Success in China

FUN Union’s brand new preschool show BabyRiki has been released on main Chinese digital platforms last July 8th, where it managed to make such a huge splash among its audience. Merely 7 days after its release, the hybrid CG/live action series has already managed to garner more than 25 million views. While the series consists of 52 episodes, only thirty so far has been published on Tencent ...

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WingsMedia and Tiny Island to Build Shared Universe

Marvel has proven that the concept of a shared film and TV universe can work if done properly, and it is supported by the fact that rival networks and studios have also started building their own respective shared universes. The phenomenon is not exclusive to the West, though, as a new partnership forged between WingsMedia and Singapore’s Tiny Island Productions will see the start of what they ...

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Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment Company Acquired by Chinese Holding Company

China’s Camsing International Holding has recently inked an agreement with Stan Lee’s media and entertainment company, POW! Entertainment. Under the agreement, Camsing acquires the library of IPs under POW! Entertainment for use in film, TV, games, virtual reality, animation, live events, tours, comics, and publishing. Camsing is said to be planning to use POW!’s IPs in order to create ...

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CBeebies Brings Go Jetters to China

BBC Worldwide has recently signed an agreement with Chinese broadcaster CCTV in order to air the adventure series Go Jetters to Chinese screens. Under the agreement, the 50 episode series will be debuting on the kids’ channel CCTV-14 at the end of May, in a Mandarin-dubbed format with simplified Chinese subtitles. The deal is beneficial to CBeebies, as CCTV currently has the world’s largest ...

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Peppa Pig Books Banned in China

It seems that Chinese kids who are fans of Peppa Pig may have to find a new property to love, as the Communist Party continues its crackdown of books that they deem to represent Western ideology. The most recent victims include Peppa Pig, which will be sharing the fate of other banned books such as Winnie the Pooh, the Harry Potter books, and Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach.” The ...

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The King of Fighters CG-Animated Series, Destiny, to Debut in China

SNK’s long-running fighting game franchise The King of Fighters will finally make its way to the small screens via a CG-animated series titled “The King of Fighters: Destiny.” That’s the good news. The bad news? It’s going to be exclusive to China for now, as there’s no news of whether there are plans to release it for other countries. The series will have 20 episodes and has already ...

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Peppa Pig Crowned Best New Property at Asia Licensing Awards

Entertainment One (eOne)’s preschool property Peppa Pig has once again proven itself to be worldwide as it has just been crowned “Best New Property” at the recent Asia Licensing Awards, which took place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. “It is a real honor that Peppa Pig has scooped this award and it is testament to the phenomenal year that ...

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Pokemon GO Still Banned in China

While detractors claim that Niantic’s ARG (Augmented Reality Game) Pokemon GO is already on its last legs, it cannot be denied that it was a massive phenomenon when it was first launched, and still remains popular among a segment of the mobile gaming market, especially now that long-requested features are trickling down via updates. However, there is one place that the ARG can’t gain a ...

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Shanghai Disneyland Planning Toy Story Land

Shanghai Shendi Group and the Walt Disney Company are planning to expand the Shanghai Disneyland with another themed land, this time around based on the Toy Story franchise. When completed, the Toy Story land will be the seventh themed land in the park. The Toy Story themed land will allow guests to enter Andy’s backyard and see it from the perspective of the toy characters, which means giant ...

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Yellowbird Making its Way to China

EU CG Studio TeamTO has recently inked a distribution deal with China’s Taikong Works for the rights to the debut theatrical CG animated feature Yellowbird, making it the first ever successful deal for TeamTO’s Beijing office, which was only started in June 2016. Under the deal, Taikong Works will be distributing Yellowbird in China through various platforms, including cinemas, digital media, ...

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Mattel and Silvergate Announce Partnership for Octonauts in China

Global TV production and licensing outfit Silvergate Media, along with Mattel in China have recently inked a partnership deal for the undersea preschool adventure property Octonauts. Under the partnership, Mattel China will be managing Octonauts-related consumer products and retail programs with local licensees in China. Mattel China’s support for the property is not surprising, as sales of ...

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Wild Kratts Goes on an Adventure to China

9 Story Media Group has recently inked a raft of new deals in China for their animated nature adventure series Wild Kratts. The new batch of deals include National broadcaster China Central Television, which has picked up broadcast rights for airing on their CCTV-14 Kid’s channel from Monday to Friday at noon. A partnership with Beijing-based Pacific Media Group also led to an exclusive ...

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