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Toonz Animation, Kerala’s homegrown animation company, completes 25 years

The company, one of the first animation firms in the country, has now grown as a creator, producer, and distributor of premium content for children; it has now started live action shooting for global films Sometime in the 1990s, entrepreneur G.A. Menon, who was already a big name in the electronics industry, came across an...

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‘Steven Universe’ Producer Brian A. Miller To Lead Feature Adaptation Of Children’s Book ‘Santa On A Panda’ At Toonz Media Group

Animation outfit Toonz Media Group has acquired rights to make a feature adaptation of the children’s book Santa on a Panda written by Parker Jacobs (Yo Gabba Gabba) of the Dumb Idea Group with Multi-Emmy Award-Winner Brian A. Miller (Steven Universe, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Primal) signed on to produce. Based on the children’s book and song, Santa on a...

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Cisneros Kids & Distroller Enter Partnership

Cisneros Kids has teamed with Mexican toy brand Distroller to develop, produce and distribute two IPs from Distroller’s toy lines. Nerlies: Space Babies, inspired by the Ksi-meritos toys, follows the adventures of a quirky and shy 7-year-old girl whose life takes a turn when she becomes responsible for the care and feeding of three mischievous...

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Toonz Takes Bilibili Kids Animation Hit ‘Mech Car’ Global

Toonz Entertainment, the distribution wing of global kids’ and family entertainment co. Toonz Media Group, has picked up worldwide right to the award-winning Chinese animated series Mech Car, produced by Bilibili. The 52 x 11′ 3D CG series for kids 6-10 is a fantasy adventure celebrating courage, exploration and problem solving. The story revolves around a...

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Nuttery Ent. & Toonz Media Dream Up ‘Defenders of Imagination’ Pilot

Nuttery Entertainment and Toonz Media Group announce the start of the production for the pilot episode of their new animated series, Defenders of Imagination. Based on the long-running book series character Håkan Bråkan, created by best-selling Swedish authors Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson, the Defenders of Imagination is taking aim at Annecy to premiere its...

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Director-Producer Robert Chandler Discusses His Spirited New Take on Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Canterville Ghost’

The new CG-animated movie The Canterville Ghost is the latest charming adaptation of the beloved Oscar Wilde tale. The film, which is directed by Kim Burdon, co-directed by Robert Chandler and produced by Chandler and Gina Carter, features a stellar voice cast which includes Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Freddie Highmore, Emily Carey, David Harewood,...

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R.L. Stine’s ‘Zombie Town’ is now out on Hulu. What else to stream for spooky season

“Goosebumps” author R.L. Stine is making this spooky season one to remember.  A movie based on Stine’s 2012 novel "Zombie Town" premiered Oct. 6 on Hulu. The film, rated PG-13, follows a pair of friends, Amy and Mike, on their quest to save their town after an exclusive film reel unleashes a centuries old curse and...

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ZOONICORN SEASON 3 GETS GREENLIGHT

Zoonicorn LLC and Toonz Entertainment have inked a new deal to greenlight season three of the popular preschool series, with 52×7 new episodes now in development. The global preschool property currently streams worldwide, with consumer products rolling out for Q4, 2023 and into 2024. Zoonicorn’s seven-minute episodes are produced by Toonz Entertainment and Zoonicorn LLC...

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Deals of the Week: SVT, Trustbridge, WildBrain CPLG

SVT  Sweden’s public broadcaster is looking to fight boredom superhero-style with a new 52 x 11-minute series called Super Brakan & Ice-Bella (pictured). SVT commissioned this CG-animated project from local studio Nuttery Entertainment and Toonz Media Group for a 2025 premiere. Episodes will center around a team of young heroes who use the power of...

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Animation Innovation: A Conversation with Toonz Media Group

In the ever-evolving world of animation, where creativity knows no bounds, there exists a global force that has been pioneering the art and science of animated storytelling for over two decades. Welcome to a conversation with Toonz Media Group, a 360-degree media powerhouse and one of the leading animation production companies. At the helm...

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