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  • Frightpix Launches ‘Lloyd Kaufman Presents’ Streaming Collection

    Frightpix, a free horror streaming app, is launching a selection of films curated by filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman, who is also the president of Troma Entertainment, the oldest independent movie studio in the world. The selection, titled “Lloyd Kaufman Presents,” is made up 20 of Kaufman’s favorite horror films available for free streaming on Frightpix on Roku, Xbox 360, mobile devices and the web.

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    Known for gory horror films rife with political commentary, Kaufman’s classics include “The Toxic Avenger,” “Class of Nuke ‘Em High” and, most recently, “Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 1 & 2.” The curated series includes five films by Troma Entertainment, as well as 15 more of Kaufman’s favorite horror films. Each of the movies is prefaced by a personal video introduction given by Kaufman and “Toxie,” the director’s most famous monster.

    “We are extremely happy to provide a platform for Lloyd to introduce his personal favorite Frightpix films,” says David Fannon, Executive Vice President at Frightpix. “He brings a very critical, unique perspective to the horror genre. With his strong roots in independent cinema and gore horror, Lloyd is a perfect fit for Frightpix.”

    The genre will also have a limited run on Popcornflix, the free movie and TV streaming app affiliated with Frightpix.

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  • Popcornflix Pacts with Breaking Glass Pictures for Indie Hits

    Popcornflix, the free movie and TV streaming app, today announced the addition of fifteen acclaimed independent films through an agreement with Breaking Glass Pictures.

    Among the new films is the universally-lauded Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Anyways which depicts ten years in a relationship between a transgender woman and her conflicted lover. The film brought festival-juror Dolan the Queer Palm Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the Un Certain Regard Award for Best Actress for Suzanne Clement.

    Other highlights are gritty and naturalistic indie dramas. The selection includes Blackbird, about an alienated teenager posturing online threats won director Jason Buxton the best Canadian First Feature Film at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, as well asColdwater, a depiction of a teenager struggling within a juvenile reform facility that was nominated for the SXSW Audience Award in 2013. Also included in the partnership are entertaining documentaries such as Pablo, centered around legendary graphic designerPablo Ferro and including interviews with Jeff Bridges, Angelica Huston, and Norman Lear, as well as independent films with up-and-coming stars such as the BAFTA-nominated Shifty, featuring a stellar performance by Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, the upcomingRogue One: A Star Wars Story).

    “We are very excited to launch some of our most powerful titles on Popcornflix,” says Michael Repsch, VP Sales & Distribution at Breaking Glass Pictures. “With such widespread availability, Popcornflix is an ideal partner to bring our quality films to a large audience.” Popcornflix is available on Roku, Sony PS3 and PS4, XBox One, XBox 360, Amazon Fire TV, the web, mobile devices and more.

    “These films are not only top quality entertainment, they also hit on the important issues of our time,” says David Fannon, Executive Vice President at Popcornflix. “The success of our critically beloved and award-winning films proves that there is a large, passionate audience for independent, acclaimed titles, and we are thrilled to introduce Breaking Glass’ collection to our platform.”

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  • Popcornflix Adds INSPECTOR GADGET & More Popular Classic Kids Shows from DHX

    Popcornflix, the free movie and TV streaming app, today announced the addition of popular, top-rated kids’ shows, including the classic Inspector Gadget, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Strawberry Shortcake.

    “Kids and young adults alike loveINSPECTOR GADGET and Sonic the Hedgehog,” said David Fannon, Executive Vice President at Popcornflix. “We are thrilled to make these shows available on Popcornflix. In addition, parents will remember series such as Strawberry Shortcake and Super Mario Bros from their own childhood and will love to share them with their kids.”

    The new content is now available on Popcornflix via Roku, Sony Playstation PS4 and PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, smart TVs, the web and mobile devices. The shows are licensed by DHX Media Ltd., a leading family content production and distribution company.

    The addition includes the following popular animated series:

    Inspector Gadget
    A clumsy detective uses his built-in, hilariously malfunctioning bionic gadgets to battle his nemesis, arch-villain Dr. Claw, in this delightful show. INSPECTOR GADGET foils crimes and solves mysteries, aided by niece Penny and her highly intelligent dog, Brain.

    Sonic the Hedgehog and The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
    In a series inspired by the wildly popular video game character, this program follows the exploits of a speedy blue hedgehog as he and his friends battle the evil genius Dr. Eggman, who plans to take over the world.

    The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3
    An animated series that brings one of the most popular video game worlds ever to life, this show stars Mario and his brother Luigi and their friends Princess Toadstool and Toad as they fend off the arch-enemies of the Mushroom World, King Koopa and his Koopalings. (Also available in Canada)

    The Legend of Zelda
    Also based on an incredibly popular video game, this animated series features the exploits of Princess Zelda, who is skilled with a bow and arrows, as she fights alongside her friend Link to battle the evil wizard Ganon and his minions and protect the KINGDOM of Hyrule. (Also available in Canada)

    The Adventures of Paddington Bear
    Based on the popular children’s books, this series follows the misadventures of a charming, globe-trotting, marmalade-loving bear who is rescued by a kind family at Paddington Station after traveling as a stowaway to London from Peru.

    Strawberry Shortcake
    Originally inspired by a popular line of greeting cards, this classic kids’ show follows the adventures of Strawberry Shortcake, who lives in a giant strawberry with Custard the Cat, plus her pals Huckleberry Pie, Peppermint Fizz and other sweet friends. (Also available in Canada)

    Horseland
    Horseland follows four horses and four horse lovers in a place called Horseland, a riding school and stable and is especially fit for young teenage viewers. The comedic adventures include other ANIMAL friends, including a wise dog, a trouble-loving cat and a good-natured pot-bellied pig. (Also available in Canada)

    UMIGO
    These educational videos help elementary school-aged kids learn basic math concepts and develop problem-solving and reasoning skills by watching the adventures of fun, colorful characters who make kids laugh while they learn something new. (Also available in Canada)

    In addition, Popcornflix and Popcornflix Kids have expanded their kids’ content library in Canada with four more series licensed by DHX. The New Adventures of Madeline, Sabrina: The Animated Series, Care Bears as well as the first three seasons of The Busy World of Richard Scary are available in Canada as well.

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  • Popcornflix App Downloaded 15 Million Times

    Popcornflix, the ad-supported streaming service from Screen Media Ventures, July 7 announced that it’s free app has been downloaded 15 million times — up 50% from the beginning of the year.

    Popcornflix is available on Roku, Sony PlayStation 3 and PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, as well as Smart TVs and in 61 different countries.

    “This proves … that the ad-supported [OTT video business] model works,” David Fannon, EVP at Popcornflix, said in a statement.

    The Popcornflix library includes more than 3,000 titles within a variety of genres, ranging from action and comedy to award-winning foreign films, TV series, National Geographic documentaries, classic cartoons and the recently added extreme sports category. Films feature actors such as Channing Tatum in the action-drama Battle in Seattle, Chris Pratt in the comedy Deep in the Valley, and Charlize Theron in her Oscar-winning performance in Monster, among others.

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  • Popcornflix Adds Extreme-Sports Content

    NEW YORK: Streaming service Popcornflix has launched a new extreme-sports option featuring content from across a range of events.

    The hub is offering eight new series, among them the Boulder Creek International productions Wild Spirits, Wild Spirits H2O, Wild Surf and Better than Four. The fighting series Hard Knocks and Ultimate Combat Experience are also available.

    “It is our intention to bring a diverse range of entertainment to our users,” said David Fannon, the executive VP at Popcornflix. “With this in mind, we are happy to present this unique genre to our audience. Very few services offer quality, on-demand extreme sports completely for free. We’re proud to give viewers hours of heart-pounding action just in time for the summer.”

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