MAAC’s debut short film festival ‘Take 1′ provides comprehensive insights to the aspiring filmmakers
3:00 pm PDT 05/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) hosted the debut edition of ‘Take 1’, a short film festival, on 3 December, which was also a prelude to the Annual 24FPS Awards, one of India’s most coveted animation awards. The seats were quickly filled up with film experts and enthusiasts alike. After a short address from the organizing team, the much awaited short films were initiated. With small punches of humours, Tisca Chopra’s much acclaimed Chutney took audiences by surprise, as the … Read More

‘Chhota Bheem’ makes his way to Global Village at Dubai
1:45 pm PDT 30/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The 21st Edition of Global Village, Dubai, the multi-cultural festival park will have Chhota Bheem leading the pack for their attraction this season. As a part of the kids festival which kick-starts in February 2017 Chhota Bheem and his gang of friends will be seen entertaining audiences across the globe at one of the finest international platforms in Dubai. Chhota Bheem will mark his presence at Global Village in a musical show and kids will see the characters in this … Read More

Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ and Laika’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ take up the lead in 44th Annual Annie award nominee list
5:00 pm PDT 29/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Computer generated content has definitely made its mark in the main stream industry of movies and features. Maybe, it is even one step ahead, as CG imagery allows one to go beyond the limits of the physical realm and create fantastic results out of it. The 44th Annual Annie awards are all set to honour these incredible achievements by studios and people. Known to be one the most prestigious awards among all things revolving around animation, the 44th instalment of … Read More

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TeamTO & CAKE to start the production of season 4 of ‘Angelo Rules’
12:00 pm PDT 29/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

French CGI studio TeamTO and kids entertainment specialist CAKE have announced the production of a fourth season of International Emmy-nominated animated hit series, Angelo Rules. The multi-award winning comedy stars 11-year-old Angelo, a sweet-talking genius with a knack for getting out of trouble. The fourth season promises new plot twists, on-trend technology including virtual reality, crowdfunding, skype and social media as well as introducing brand new characters. Consisting of 52 x 11 minutes bringing the total number of episodes to … Read More

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Disney teases animated short ‘Inner Workings’
6:00 pm PDT 25/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Remember watching that amazing animated shot ‘Piper’ by Pixar, before the opening of Disney’s Finding Dory? While the movie did fairly well, the short managed to captivate the audience with its artistic simplicity and the message that it delivered. Now, Disney has just teased its latest animated short, ‘Inner Workings’ which will be played as a prologue to the company’s upcoming feature, Moana. So what is it about? It is a conflict between a man’s organs, specifically, his heart and … Read More

This Anti-Bullying week, CN and Childline tie-up to unveil original series of animated shorts
4:30 pm PDT 18/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

To mark this year’s National Anti-Bullying Week, Cartoon Network teamed up with Childline, the NSPCC’s leading UK helpline for children and young people, to launch an original series of animated shorts. Each episode (which ranges from 5x 40” + 1x 30”) features 3D character animation (originally created in 2D) which were modelled, rigged and animated in 3D using Cinema4D, then composited onto live-action backplates in After Effects. The characters are voiced by students of Barclay Primary School, London, and contain genuine, unscripted … Read More

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John Constantine leads the charge against dark forces in the ‘Justice League Dark’ trailer
4:00 pm PDT 16/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Justice League fans, hold on to your seats as things are about to get dark. A trailer for the Justice League Dark has been released by Warner Bros. (through IGN) and while the possibility of a live-action movie might be a possibility, the upcoming animated feature looks really good from the trailer at least. Justice League Dark features the heroes from DC universe who deal with supernatural threats to the planet with similar powers of their own. Originally not a … Read More

DreamWorks Animation to cease India operations early next year?
10:00 pm PDT 10/11/2016 By Prerna Kothari

A pall of gloom has been cast over the Indian animation industry. Earlier today an announcement was made in the Technicolor facilities in Whitefield, Bengaluru which house the DreamWorks Dedicated Unit (DDU) by general manager Damien de Froberville. Sources told that de Frobeville addressed the 300-odd assembled artists and animators and regretfully announced that the DDU would be ceasing operations come early 2017. Shock went through those in attendance for some of the artists and animators worked on Puss in … Read More

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DC’s Season 3 of ‘Young Justice’ under production
1:00 pm PDT 08/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The DC show which got critically acclaimed for its originality as well as its mature and complex storyline, Young Justice is set to finally return with a third season. Warner Bros. Animation announced that Young Justice Season 3 has begun production. The series had reached more than 25 million unique viewers in each of its two seasons on Cartoon Network. “The affection that fans have had for ‘Young Justice,’ and their rallying cry for more episodes, has always resonated with … Read More

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Studio 100 Media and Red Kite Animation join hands for ‘Princess Emmy – The Movie’
5:30 pm PDT 04/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Studio 100 Media, Germany and Red Kite Animation, United Kingdom will collaborate for the production of “Princess Emmy – The Movie”.  Red Kite is co-producer with Studio 100 Media and its parent company Studio 100 NV (Belgium).  Munich-based Studio 100 Film acts as the international sales agency for the worldwide rights for ‘Emmy’.  The movie will be directed by Piet de Rycker (Laura’s Star, Little Polar Bear) and is set for delivery in 2018.  The film has already been sold … Read More

Studio 100 Film brings in the new animated movie “Quixote’s – The Heirs of La Mancha” to AFM 2016
5:30 pm PDT 02/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Studio 100 Film will present the new CGI movie “Quixote’s – The Heirs of La Mancha” at this year’s AFM.  Inspired by the world-renowned literary masterpiece “The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha” the new 3-D animation adventure tells the story of 11-year old Alfonso, the heir of Don Quixote.  Together with his three imaginary and musical rabbits he joins Pancho and Victoria to save their beloved town of La Mancha from a huge storm caused by evil triplets who want … Read More

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Little Critter animated series based on Mercer Mayer’s book series to be produced by 9 Story
1:00 pm PDT 02/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

9 Story Media announced that it has reached an agreement with Little Critter to produce a new animated series based on Mercer Mayer’s beloved Little Critter children’s book characters. 9 Story will also control worldwide distribution and merchandising rights for the series, with the exception of publishing and digital media content which remain with Little Critter. Created by award winning children’s book author and illustrator Mercer Mayer, the Little Critter franchise has sold more than 200 million books worldwide over … Read More