1. Netflix brings new original anime series Perfect Bones together with Production I.G
Netflix together with Production I.G announced a production of original anime series Perfect Bones to premiere only on Netflix. This marks the first ever original Anime title to debut all episodes simultaneously in 190 countries around the world. The 12-episode series is going to be directed by Kazuto Nakazawa.
In the future scientists have tried to create the “perfect human” in hopes of keeping peace in the universe. After nearly achieving their goal through several children, the scientists send their “new humans” for further training where they are kidnapped by an evil organization set on using their powers to implement their own concept of a new world order.
2. Netflix reveals their interest in virtual reality content
Trusted Reviews reported that Netflix is “very interested” in virtual reality during a briefing with Trusted Reviews at Mobile World Congress 2016. Netflix’s Chris Jaffe, VP of Product Innovation, told that his team is looking into 360-degree video for the platform and how it could apply for storytelling.
3. BFI/Arts Council England agree to respond to Animation Alliance UK’s request
The BFI (British Film Institute) and Arts Council England (ACE) have responded to request from Animation Alliance UK with a commitment to take action. BFI and ACE have agreed that they will define their respective remit and responsibilities with regards to animation and both organisations will undertake sector consultation in order to identify needs. BFI will consider its on going support for animation as part of its new five year plan, Film Forever 2, and ACE will explore how they can support animation through their existing Grants for the arts programme.
4. Bling comes to Google Play
Cartoon Brew and Animation magazine reported that Bling, an original animated feature produced by Korean animation studio Digiart and Korean visual effects studio Digital Idea in association with Celsius Entertainment, is heading for Google Play. The film will be available for free starting from 3rd March ahead of its theatrical release. It will be available to Google Play residents in the following countries: U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Botswana, Cambodia, Fiji, Iceland, Jamaica, Macedonia, Malta, Namibia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.