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Animasia Studio, Danner partner on Super Free Play

Emmy winning animation star Matt Danner, and Animasia Studio have twinned up to produce Danner’s original animated series. Super Free Play is a 20 x 11’ 2D animation aimed at kids aged 6 to 12 about a set of super powered siblings. Set in a world inspired by retro video games, the intergalactic adventure follows […]

February 9, 2024

Barbie tops 2023 UK home entertainment sales

The first set of figures to be released in 2024 by the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and Official Charts Company (OCC) crown Barbie the Queen of 2023 home entertainment, with 700k sales across Disc and Digital EST and VoD. (Official Charts Company (OCC) measures inividual content purchases on disc and digital, to rent, […]

January 8, 2024

Leave the World Behind at Netflix #1

Leave the World Behind, the new apocalyptic thriller from director Sam Esmail starring Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke and Mahershala Ali, Myha’la, debuted at #1 on Netflix’s English Films List with 41.7 million views, making it the most watched title in the week commencing December 4th. Family films proved popular in the week; Family Switch, the […]

December 13, 2023

Leo, Squid Game: The Challenge hold onto Netflix #1 spots

The four top spots on Netflix’s Top 10s in the week commencing November 27th were all holdovers from the previous week. Leo, the animated film from star, co-writer and producer Adam Sandler, held on to the top of the English Films List for the second week in a row with 23.6 million views, making it […]

December 6, 2023

Research: Sizable potential TV audience for gaming IP

In today’s world, a perhaps under-leveraged IP are video games, suggests Hub Entertainment Research. Not for a lack of trying, but a track record full of shoddy movies based on gaming IP left gamers and the general public suspicious of anything based on gaming IP.  This changed when The Last of Us hit TV screens […]

October 24, 2023

Redbox boosts kiosk titles

Redbox, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, has announced it will increase the number of catalogue and niche titles in its kiosks across the US to serve former Netflix DVD customers. As Netflix closes its DVD operations this week, Redbox has been working to provide content that the former audience will enjoy […]

September 26, 2023

IMAX profits helped by blockbusters

Giant cinema specialist IMAX reported Q2 revenues of $98 million (€89.4m), up 38 per cent from the same period last year and $87 million from its Q1 numbers. Profits were $8.4 million (compared to a $2.9 million loss a year ago) and up on the $2.5 million profit registered in Q1. The IMAX numbers were […]

July 28, 2023By Chris Forrester

Super Mario sets Redbox kiosk record

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has announced that its Redbox kiosks in the US saw a record week of rentals with the recent addition of the animated film The Super Mario Bros Movie. The film set several new records, including becoming the top movie rental for 2023, the most rented movie in its first […]

June 21, 2023