Green Gold team visits Himalayas for their next venture ‘Chhota Bheem – Himalayan Adventure’
1:00 pm PDT 21/11/2014 By Niyati Handa

Green Gold Animation, well known for its Indian animated content is coming out with yet another theatrical for its Chhota Bheem franchise, this time called Chhota Bheem – Himalayan Adventure, in the summer of 2015. The team of Chhota Bheem headed by Producer and Director Rajiv Chilaka went on a expedition to the Himalayan heights to have a feel of the location and what’s in the air as a precursor for the making of their new venture in which the iconic character … Read More

Harry Baweja’s ‘Chaar Shaibzaade’ brings glory to Indian animation; is now the highest grossing film
12:30 pm PDT 21/11/2014 By Niyati Handa

There is some really great news for the Indian animation fraternity as the Harry Baweja helmed 3D animation feature Chaar Sahibzaade has raced to the top of the charts of the highest grossing Indian animation films of all time. It is the first photo realistic 3D animated film on Sikh history and is based on the real story of the sacrifices of the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh – Baba Ajit Singh, Baba Jujhar Singh, Baba Zorawar Singh and … Read More

ASIFA India kicks off 13th International Animation Day celebrations with Indore
12:00 pm PDT 21/11/2014 By Niyati Handa

The Association of International Du Film D’ Animation, is a professional body, recognized by UNESCO, devoted to developing films in animation both as an art and also as an effective means of communication. ASIFA today enjoys a representation from over 55 countries, and has been operational since 2008 and has been getting very good turnouts in various community building programs. 28 October was proclaimed as International Animation Day (IAD), commemorating the first public performance of Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique at … Read More

Hand-Drawn ‘Big Hero 6′ Trailer released by Disney to woo Japan
11:30 am PDT 21/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

To promote the release of Disney Animation’s Big Hero 6 in Japan, the Mouse House has gone on overdrive to promote the film with a trailer using hand-drawn animation. It’s a very beautifully made trailer and may even lead to shedding a few tears. Big Hero 6 is about an inflatable health robot named Baymax that ends up in the hands of young Hiro. This trailer has attempted at capturing the emotional spirit of the film. Here’s the wonderful Japanese hand-drawn trailer for Disney’s Big Hero 6, … Read More

Anima will take place between 13 to 22 February, 2015 at Brussels
11:00 am PDT 20/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Anima, the Brussels International Animation Film Festival will take place from 13 to 22 February 2015 in Flagey. Part of the programme will also be shown in other theatres in cities around the country like Liege, Charleroi, Mons, Namur, Ostend, Antwerp, Leuven and Ghent. The Anima Festival will once again serve as a wonderful showcase for animation with nearly 300 films from all around the world. Exclusive previews, national and international competitions of short films and features, conferences with high-profile … Read More

Lucas Films goes beyond ‘Star Wars’ to produce an animation feature
10:10 am PDT 20/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

‘Strange Magic’, a new animated feature film, is being released by Disney on 23 January with an original story by George Lucas. Strange Magic is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colourful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic, which created the CGI … Read More

Roto Shah and Vaibhav Studios come together for O&M’s new TVC for ‘Centre Fruit Xplode’
2:30 pm PDT 19/11/2014 By Niyati Handa

One of contemporary India’s finest animation companies, Vaibhav Studios and independent music producer, composer and multiple award winning musician Roto Shah, recently collaborated on a new animated commercial for ‘Centre Fruit Xplode’. Ogilvy & Mather, an International advertising agency, wanted the entire campaign for the launch of the new brand Centre Fruit Xplode to have an animated twist, that’s when it approached Vaibhav Studios to design and produce the ad films. “The scripts were fun and it was a great … Read More

‘Peanuts’ gets animated in 2015 by Fox Family Entertainment
2:00 pm PDT 19/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

All Snoopy fans have something awesome to look forward to in the Winter of 2015, because the renowned comic strip character is coming to life… well let’s just say its entering a whole new dimension altogether. The thought of a new Peanuts animated film so many years after the death of creator Charles Schulz may have initially felt like an afterthought, but the first look we got at the movie earlier this year seems like the project could actually work. The trailer … Read More

Music Legend Ilaiyaraaja Joins with Young Filmmakers to Make First-Ever Sanskrit Animation Film
3:00 pm PDT 18/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Under the guidance of music legend Ilaiyaraaja, a group of film enthusiasts are making the first full-length Sanskrit animation film “Punyakoti”. When Ravishankar Venkateswaran, an HR professional with a leading IT organisation in Bangalore first heard the story of the popular South Indian folk song “Punyakoti”, which narrates the encounter between a docile cow and a feral tiger, he wondered why a cow would stray from its usual grazing grounds and why the tiger came out of its natural habitat. … Read More

Hasbro-DreamWorks Animation acquisition fall through
7:15 pm PDT 17/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

After initiating talks of creating a combined family entertainment company, toymaker Hasbro and DreamWorks Animation have broken their merger negotiations. Just a couple of days ago, rumor was that Hasbro had plans of acquiring DreamWorks Animation in a merger that would see DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg take the reins of the new joint family entertainment venture. Hasbro stock fell 6.1 per cent after the merger talks became public, with analysts questioning both the logic of the move and DreamWorks’ steep … Read More

Rajshri Entertainment launches ‘Peekaboo’, an online animation channel for kids
6:45 pm PDT 17/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Rajshri Entertainment, the digital entertainment studio, has launched an animated nursery rhymes video channel called ‘Peekaboo’ on YouTube. It’s a kids channel on digital media with HD animation content. The videos can be viewed across various devices like desktops, laptops, tablet computers and mobile phones. “Kids across the world are consuming a huge amount of animation content on desktops, laptops, tablet computers and mobile phones. This is a great source of entertainment and education for them. Peekaboo promises to be a … Read More

Hasbro in talks to get their hands on DreamWorks Animation!
3:29 pm PDT 15/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

American multinational toy and board game company Hasbro Inc, which is also one of the largest toy makers in the world, is in early talks to buy the Hollywood production studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. DreamWorks’ shares closed up 14% at $25.52 on Thursday. Hasbro’s stock, meanwhile, closed down 4.3% as investors worried over the impact of a deal on the company’s partnership with Disney. DreamWorks Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg is seeking more than $30 per share, according to the … Read More