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Sausages are set for an outrageous party with new trailer
5:00 pm PDT 22/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

“What the f**k just happened!” Most probably, this is what your reaction will be while watching the new Sausage Party trailer. Don’t mind the use of the ‘F’ word but the frequent repetition of the abusive word in the trailer leaves the word ringing in your head unknowingly. It’s an R-rated movie therefore the leverage is understood and well, the humour kind of grips you. Nobody would ever wonder what story is hidden in a supermarket unless the food items … Read More

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“From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” set to debut at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Globe Theatre
4:00 pm PDT 21/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

LAIKA, the acclaimed animation studio and creators of the upcoming epic adventure film Kubo and the Two Strings will present “From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” This innovative, first-ever interactive event will feature an up-close look at the artistic detail and imagination behind LAIKA’s groundbreaking ten-year filmmaking history, which also includes the Academy Award-nominated films Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012) and The Boxtrolls (2014). The special event will take place at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Globe Theatre from 5 to … Read More

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Sony Pictures Imageworks strengthens its team with new key hires
12:00 pm PDT 18/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Randy Lake, president of Sony Pictures Imageworks, the Academy Award-winning visual effects and animation unit of Sony Pictures Entertainment, today announced four new hires at the studio’s Vancouver headquarters: senior VP, production, Michelle Grady, VP, artist management, Ryan Pollreisz, veteran visual effects supervisor Sue Rowe, and art director Daniel Cox. Michelle Grady, senior VP, production, will oversee Imageworks’ growing roster of more than 600 visual effects and animation artists. Grady has spent 23 years in the visual effects and post-production … Read More

Hasbro finally has an animation facility of its own with the acquisition of Boulder Media
3:00 pm PDT 14/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Were you still in the dilemma that Hasbro had an animation studio of its own? The company responsible for creating My Little Pony and Transformers toy franchise never had an in-house toon facility of its own, but now the scenario has changed. Hasbro has now acquired the Irish animation studio Boulder Media which is known for its work for Disney Channel’s Wander Over Yonder and Cartoon Network’s Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. Following the acquisition, Boulder will begin producing animated … Read More

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5 original IPs and an olympic themed animation, CEO Kazuhiro Nishikawa sets the roadmap for Dandelion Animation Studio
4:45 pm PDT 07/07/2016 By Prerna Kothari

Founded in 2007 with a mission statement “A gift for all children around the world”, Dandelion Animation Studio has grown out to be a successful digital animation company that’s also into TV commercials, games, planning, TV contents and character designs which are targeted towards children and family. So far, the studio had been concentrating on outsourcing and providing its animation production and character merchandising services for many huge animation and gaming giants. However, Dandelion Animation Studio, CEO and executive producer, … Read More

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What is the upcoming ‘Samurai Jack’ series all about?
4:00 pm PDT 04/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

After more than 10 years of silence, the highly popular and much appreciated animated series Samurai Jack was announced to come back on television. But as far as we await with much anticipation for the return of the epic cartoon series, there is an underlying question that keeps ringing- What will this new series unfold? Creator and director Genndy Tartakovsky along with his creative and production team spills away few hints on the components of this comeback series. “A lot … Read More

Ralph is all set to wreck the internet as Disney announces ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’ movie
10:30 am PDT 01/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney is known for creating magic on screen with their animated movies. Replete with valuable lessons and memorable characters, the features almost always etch a positive mark on the minds of the audience. One of those movies was the 2012 feature ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ which penned a landmark garnering $49 million in revenues over its opening weekend, making it the largest opening weekend for any Walt Disney Animation Studios movie at that time. Now, the sequel to this beloved movie has … Read More

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Fantoche International Animation Film Festival garners huge number of entries from across the globe
12:00 pm PDT 30/06/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

A total of 1,394 films, from 79 countries, 81 of which are from Switzerland were submitted for the Fantoche Festival programme, which caters to animated film-makers from around the world. As the current range of short films is becoming more and more popular among audiences at Fantoche, the festival organisation decided to compile an “Hors Concours” programme as well. Launched 21 years ago in Baden, this year marks the 14th edition of the International Animation Film Festival. True to the … Read More

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250 artists from 25 countries creating an animated film ‘Mila’ to make a difference
6:30 pm PDT 25/06/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

Sane minds, Fight the battle with insanity; Innocent survivors, Fight it for the rest of their lives with adversity. Animation can touch the wildest string of imagination and the deepest chord of reality through emotions and creativity. An upcoming animated short film Mila that’s been in production since 2010, consisting of 250 artists from 25 countries with one goal in mind, denotes the clear picture of the aftermath of war, the turmoil faced by a victim kid ‘Mila’ and the … Read More

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3QU Media produces animated comedy film ‘Gnome Alone’ starring Becky G and Josh Peck
2:00 pm PDT 24/06/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

3QU Media is in production on the company’s second feature, Gnome Alone, an animated comedy starring singer/actor Becky G (Power Rangers, 2017) and Josh Peck (Grandfathered). Directed by Peter Lepeniotis (The Nut Job) and produced by 3QU co-founder John H. Williams (Shrek), Gnome Alone is being animated at Cinesite and is slated for completion in the spring of 2017. Gnome Alone is the second of four feature-length animated films to be produced and financed by 3QU Media. The first, Charming, … Read More

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Here’s Sony Pictures Animation’s plans for its small and big screen endeavours
4:30 pm PDT 21/06/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) has been a major player when it comes to bringing out movies with comic and animated elements attached to it by some means or the other. Although recently Sony revealed more about their small screen endeavours too. Here are some of them. Firstly, the company has secured their directorial talent in the name of Genndy Tartakovsky for the third edition of Hotel Transylvania film. Tartakovsky has been the director of the former versions of the same … Read More

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Best selling Australian book series‘Alice-Miranda’ being made into an animated series
12:30 pm PDT 20/06/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

SLR Productions in collaboration with ZDF Enterprises has commenced development on an animated series based on ‘Alice-Miranda’, a best-selling and multi-award winning Australian children’s book series from popular author Jacqueline Harvey and published by Penguin Random House. They will be developing the Alice-Miranda books into a 26 x half hour animated drama-comedy television series which will be aimed at the 6 to 9 year old audience, a demographic that has been extremely successful for the books both domestically and internationally. Australia’s NINE Network will … Read More