Nick, Nick Jr. and Sonic to kick off New Year with fresh offerings
7:00 pm PDT 17/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

With just a few days left for Christmas to begin and a new year to arrive, Viacom18’s kids cluster is all set with a big surprise package for the kids. New shows will be visible on its channels Nick, Nick Jr and Sonic from 20 December 2014. To begin the festive mood, one of its popular shows, Pakdam Pakdai will be shifted from Nick to Sonic from 22 December at 7:00 pm with all new episodes. This is mainly being … Read More

Chhota Bheem scales Himalayan peaks coming 2015 summer in a new feature
6:30 pm PDT 16/12/2014 By Sidharth Iyer

In an effort to live up to their promise of delivering a feature film every year since debuting in 2012 with Chhota Bheem, which was made at a budget of Rs 4 crore but recovered only Rs 3.3 crore; the team at Green Gold Animation, led by Rajiv Chilaka followed it up with the second feature Chhota Bheem and The Throne of Bali (2013) raking in only Rs 4.3 crore from its nearly Rs 8 crore investment. 2014 saw Mighty Raju: Rio Calling, a … Read More

‘The Simpsons’ celebrates its 25th Birthday
6:15 pm PDT 16/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Come 17 December, 2014 and its celebration time for the wackiest family on television. The ‘yellow family’ that has been painting our lives with different hues of joy and laughter is turning 25… Yes! The Simpsons is celebrating its silver jubilee this year. The Simpsons is an American adult animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American … Read More

Hoppo.TV set to launch at Mumbai Film and Comics Convention
12:00 pm PDT 16/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

HopMotion Animation is all set to launch Hoppo.TV – a web portal for animated web shows targeting teens and young adults. You’ve got to watch it if you have the eye balls for it. Hoppo.TV is a place for animated content, web shows and whacky characters that would usually never find a home on television or traditional media. While as an animation studio HopMotion will continue its focus on television content for kids, Hoppo.TV will cater to all those grown … Read More

DreamWorks postpones release date of ‘Kung Fu Panda 3′
1:00 pm PDT 12/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Making further changes to their upcoming slate, DreamWorks Animation and partner 20th Century Fox has moved the release date of Kung Fu Panda 3 from December 23, 2015 to March 18, 2016 because of expected domination by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Fox says it didn’t want the movie to get caught in the wake of J.J. Abrams Star Wars upcoming sequel which opens in theatres six days earlier, on December 18. This much-anticipated movie, from Lucas films and Disney, is certain to appeal … Read More

Star Wars attractions at Disney theme parks will be based on new films
12:00 pm PDT 12/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney will feature Star Wars attractions in its theme parks based on the new films which will be released now starting from the ‘The Force Awakens’ next December. Disney chairman Bob Iger told Variety that the company was biding its time before introducing the long-running space opera to its Disneyworld and Disneyland sites. “There will be a much larger Star Wars presence in our parks globally,” Bob said. “But we want to do this big, which takes time, and to do it right. I … Read More

I&B Ministry paints the AVCGI red this Christmas
5:30 pm PDT 11/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Stakeholders wanting to invest in the National Centre of Excellence in Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects have been requested to submit proposals based on which a detailed project report would be prepared for further action. Information and Broadcasting Ministry sources told that the Centre is to be set up under the 12th Plan scheme. The Planning Commission has given in-principle approval to the project. The objective of the scheme is to impart quality education and to ensure availability of … Read More

Turner set to launch season 2 of ‘Mr.Bean: The Animated series’ in April 2015
12:00 pm PDT 11/12/2014 By Sidharth Iyer

Turner Broadcasting will soon be launching season 2 of ‘Mr. Bean: The Animated Series’ on Boomerang across all territories and on Pogo in India around April 2015, which is based on the original live-action series and ranked as one of the top-rating shows on the channel earlier. Speaking exclusively to Turner International Asia Pacific Limited, Hong Kong SAR, southeast Asia Pacific, content director, Gary Finnegan says: “Mr. Bean: The Animated Series has performed incredibly well in the past and … Read More

DreamWorks Animation to launch TV channel in Asia first
3:00 pm PDT 10/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

A new kids and family entertainment channel is going to enter the Asian continent. The concept of leading production house DreamWorks Animation (DWA), its first ever TV channel will launch in 19 Asian countries in the second half of 2015. A press release from the company states that this will be the first time when all its aggregated content can be seen on one platform, fully programmed and distributed by DWA. It also claims that it will have more original … Read More

‘Le Petit Prince’ trailer out; to release in October 2015
2:30 pm PDT 10/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

On Monday, Paramount quietly released the first trailer for its film adaptation of the beloved children’s book, The Little Prince. It is one of the most-read and most-translated books in the French language, as well as one of the best-selling books of all time. It’s also, once again, a movie and the first trailer, which is entirely in French, promises a delightful animated take on the book’s timeless adventure. Published in 1943 by Antoine de Saint-Exupery as Le Petit Prince, it has been translated into more than 200 languages and has … Read More

DQE International raises $50 million to develop IPs and repay debts
4:30 pm PDT 09/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

DQ Entertainment International has managed to raise funds up to $ 50 million (Rs 300 crore) through issue of senior secured convertible bonds to  OCP Asia’s (Hong Kong) private credit fund OL Master. Documents have been executed by its holding company DQE Mauritius. The fund can be drawn in two tranches, first tranche of $ 35 million which will be drawn immediately and the second for $15 million that can be drawn at the option of OCP Asia within twelve … Read More

Pixar president reveals ‘Finding Dory’ plot details
2:00 pm PDT 09/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Pixar President, Jim Morris revealed several details about the studio’s upcoming movie Finding Dory. The details came to light at the Comic Con Experience in Brazil where the studio head showed arts and unfinished scenes and presented new software that Pixar developed to create crowds (schools of fish). The ‘Finding Nemo’ sequel will have Dory, a regal blue tang fish, as the central character who has a severe short term memory loss. The film shows Dory who embarks on a … Read More

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