Animasia Studio’s ‘Harry & Bunnie’ to air on Disney Channels in Asia this May
1:00 pm PDT 18/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Animasia Studio has recently announced that their latest animation series, Harry & Bunnie, will premiere every Friday from 20 May on Disney Channel in Southeast Asia. Harry & Bunnie will also be available on Disney Channels in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and India. Targeted at children aged 7 to 11 years, Harry & Bunnie is a fast paced, non-dialogue, 2D animated slapstick comedy series featuring Harry, a young wannabe magician who invents magical tricks to impress his friends. Unfortunately for Harry, he often fails to … Read More

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Highlight PR to bat for CAKE, Cheeky Little Media and Mighty Nice at ‘Bottersnikes & Gumbles’ launch
4:30 pm PDT 16/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE and Australian production outfits Cheeky Little Media and Mighty Nice have appointed Bath-based Highlight PR to manage PR and social media for the UK launch of the award-winning children’s TV series, Bottersnikes & Gumbles, which is set to air on CBBC this July. Highlight’s role will be to drive tune-in to the show via consumer press coverage and social media, as well as securing media and blogger attendance at an exclusive screening event in London. Based on Australian … Read More

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Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Red Turtle’ trailer displays simple animation with a mysterious story
11:00 am PDT 14/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

When you are bombarded with advanced animation from all around, sometimes ‘Simplicity’ takes over the wheel. Amidst the new technical style of animation, often something simple startles you and nourishes your visual experience. Studio Ghibli‘s co-production The Red Turtle has the same effect as it proclaims nothing but Simplicity. The first trailer of the film released displays the traditional style of 2D animation with the minimum use of colours and simple characterisation. Based on the adversity of nature, the protagonist … Read More

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Go and Grow digital – Toonz Media Group’s new content strategy
6:30 pm PDT 13/05/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

“Digital provides a different opportunity. There is no restriction when it comes to producing content for the digital space. The traditional 26 x 30 series doesn’t come into picture as even a 3 minute series can be put it on the digital platform and then we can see whether there is an audience engagement and if it can become a hit,” expressed Toonz Media Group, CEO, P. Jayakumar. Toonz Media Group has taken the digital way to upscale their business … Read More

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Private parties invited to provide investments and technology for National Centre on Animation and Gaming
6:00 pm PDT 13/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said today that the Government will only ‘focus on providing land and infrastructure’ for the proposed National Centre of Excellence for Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics. He called upon private partners to utilise this initiative with investment, technology and faculty. The Minister was speaking while inaugurating the India Pavilion at the Cannes International Film Festival. He also released the poster of the International Film Festival of India to be held … Read More

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Portfolio Entertainment embarks on all new adventures with ‘DOKI’ for Discovery Kids Latin America
10:00 am PDT 12/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

DOKI fever continues as leading producer and distributor Portfolio Entertainment is set to produce Season three and four of the highly-popular series for Discovery Kids Latin America. The animated series follows the ever-curious Doki and his five friends, all members of the Worldwide Expedition Club, as they travel the world and explore distant lands and cultures, while answering the big questions of inquisitive preschoolers. The new seasons will comprise of 48 x 11’ episodes and  2 x 30’ specials. In … Read More

Q2-16: Disney income up 10 percent aided by ESPN performance, studio entertainment
1:14 pm PDT 11/05/2016 By Tarachand Wanvari

The Walt Disney Company Inc (Disney) reported 9.8 per cent year-over-year (y-o-y) increase in operating income for the quarter ended 2 April 2016 (Q2-16, current quarter) as compared to the corresponding year ago quarter. Operating income in the current quarter was $3,822 million as compared to $3,482 million in Q2-15 (quarter ended 28 March 2015). The company saw an increase of $340 million in operating income in its current quarter vis-à-vis the corresponding prior year quarter. Its Media Networks segment … Read More

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Toonz Media Group may soon be in the top 5 globally in terms of volume of production
7:00 pm PDT 10/05/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

“We are already producing 4000 minutes of animation in 2D and close to 2000 minutes of animation in 3D which is quite big as compared to any standards. Our idea is to be in the top five slot when it comes to quantity of production in the next two to three years,” disclosed Toonz Media Group, CEO, P. Jayakumar in an exclusive interview with Founded in 1999, Toonz Animation was Kerala’s first animation studio. In fact, Toonz started the … Read More

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IndiEarth Animation Film Festival to take place in August at Chennai, invites entries
5:00 pm PDT 06/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The third annual IndiEarth Animation Film Festival in association with the Alliance Francaise of Madras features landmark animations from around the world is to take place in Chennai on 20 and 21 August. Paying tribute to the art of animation, the last edition of the festival showcased over 130 films from across India, France, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Croatia, Iran and a host of other countries. A series of workshops, engaging post screening discussions, and Q&A sessions are … Read More

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When you work based on passion, your craft would simply be enjoyable: Sparky Animation, CEO, Kok Cheong Wong
4:30 pm PDT 04/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Since its establishment in 2006, Sparky Animation has gone out to become a reputed name in the animation industry today and has produced some remarkable animation content. Known for its quality and on time delivery, Sparky Animation has turned out to be one of the most sought after animation companies in Asia. Sparky is an animation company that established itself in 2006. Projects that they deal in, come in a wide range of genres, mostly with an International appeal. The … Read More

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Rock band Radiohead uses Stop motion Claymation to set the tone of their new song ‘Burn The Witch’
11:00 am PDT 04/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Animation and Music have always walked together to display the creativity and talent of artists and bands using the advancement of technology. Rock bands and their creations like Smashing Pumpkins’ Tonight, Tonight (1996), Queens of the Stone Age’s Go with the Flow (2003) while, artist’s creations like Kanye West’s Heartless (2008) have incorporated the use of varied styles of animation to enhance their songs visually by drifting from the usual live action form. Creep, Pablo Honey, OK Computer, heard any of … Read More

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Images of Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Red Turtle’ gives a glimpse of what to expect from the movie
12:00 pm PDT 30/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Japanese animation is defined by one wholesome studio which reverberates the feel of simple, artistically effective and emotionally appealing animation, it is none other than Hayao Miyazaki dominated Studio Ghibli. The Red Turtle, a feature film produced by Why Not Productions and Wild Bunch in association with Studio Ghibli, will premiere at Cannes and will be released in Japan this September. Serving as the directorial debut of the Academy award winning director Michaël Dudok de Wit, this film features the … Read More