Flashback: Decoding the dubbing process of animated film ‘Hanuman Da Damdaar’
5:58 pm PDT 24/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The voices behind an animated film are always a strong factor for the success of it. There is trend nowadays to take famous Bollywood actors to lend their voices for a project. It always draws in a lot of audiences. Let us know the story behind the voice-actors of the film Hanuman Da Damdaar  in a video by its producers R.A.T. films There is an interesting story behind how actor Salman Khan agreed to dub for Hanuman. Initially, the title … Read More

Batman and Harley Quinn join hands for the first time in an animated movie with an August release this year
6:18 pm PDT 21/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

After the disappointing debacle of Batman: The Killing Joke, the DC Universe is all set to bounce back with its latest animated movie Batman and Harley Quinn, slated for a release in August 2017. And what makes it even more interesting is the fact that Batman and Harley Quinn will team up together for the first time in this film. The movie has been produced by Warner Bros. Animation Studios and distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. It is the … Read More

UK’s Blue Zoo and China’s Zhong Ze form new $92m animation company
12:00 pm PDT 20/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

London-based Blue Zoo, which makes Nickelodeon series Digby Dragon will join forces with China U.K. Animation Company (C.U. Animation) to create Lanzu, a new animation company that will unlock £72 million ($92 million) of production. Lanzu will receive an initial investment of £30 million ($37 million) a Chinese investment vehicle Zhong Ze Culture Investment Group established by president Xi Jinping, and will benefit from an additional £72 million of funding as part of the deal. Lanzu will in turn become a minority shareholder … Read More

‘The Burden’, ‘Over the Wall’ win Cristal Awards at Annecy 2017
5:00 pm PDT 19/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

To wind up these six days of intense screenings, rich in discoveries and emotions, the annual closing ceremony revealed the much awaited winners of Annecy 2017 at the Annecy Town Hall. Alternating between prizes and surprises with exclusive screenings of such shorts as the world premiere of Genndy Tartakovsky’s Puppy! or Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Romain Segaud’s Two Snails Set Off, the evening rewarded a host of short films and features. Among the 216 films selected for the official competition, 17 projects … Read More

‘Cars 3’ story artist gives Pixar treatment to the Indian rickshaw
10:30 am PDT 19/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney-Pixar’s Cars remains one of the most well recognised animation franchises in India. The two titles of this fun-adventure – Cars (2006) and Cars 2 (2011) – have received an overwhelming response from local audiences and now as Cars 3 revs up for release, Disney-Pixar has given us a peak into what Cars would look like if it were to be made in India! Joining the adorable Cars characters including a hybrid between a stock car and a more curvaceous … Read More

Ali Asgar lends his voice for animated film ‘Despicable Me 3’
4:04 pm PDT 16/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Ali Asgar, who is famous for enacting the role of “naani” (maternal grandmother) on Kapil Sharma’s comedy show has recently given voice-over for the lead characters ‘Gru’ and ‘Dru’ in the upcoming American 3D animated comedy film Despicable Me 3. Produced by Illumination Entertainment and released by Universal Pictures, the third installment in the Despicable Me series and the sequel to Despicable Me 2 is being released in India on 16 June, 2017. Illumination brought moviegoers to  experience Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015 … Read More

Annecy Asia’s first edition to take place in Seoul in 2019
1:00 pm PDT 15/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Annecy will come to Asia with its first edition in Seoul. During MIFA at the Annecy International Animation Film Market, Festival organisers CITIA, Image et industries creatives (France), the SBA Animation Center (South Korea) and SK Broadband (South Korea) signed a partnership agreement to create a new animation festival in South Korea: The Annecy Asia International Animation Film Festival. The first edition will come to Seoul, South Korea in September 2019. The French animation festival will partner with South Korea’s … Read More

First trailer of Frozen’s holiday special featurette ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ out
4:00 pm PDT 14/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Walt Disney Animation have revealed the trailer of a new Frozen-themed holiday special that is Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. The new animated short will play in theatres in front of Disney-Pixar’s newest feature Coco which will release on 11 November, 2017. The 21-minute long featurette starts with Elsa (Idina Menzel) announcing the Christmas holidays after which Anna (Kristen Bell) asks her sister if they have any holiday traditions. Elsa apologises to her saying that they have none. Hence their charming snowman Olaf … Read More

The enchanting trailer of ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ teases its theme song ‘Rain’
6:00 pm PDT 10/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Japanese anime fantasy film, Mary and the Witch’s Flower released its third trailer showing  the magic inside the movie’s new world. It seems to be inspired by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s unique style. This is the solo project done by director Hiromasa Yonebayashi who used to previously work at Studio Ghibli. Yonebayashi is best known for his directorial work on The Secret World of Arrietty and When Marnie Was There. He left Studio Ghibli around the end of 2014. … Read More

Global 3D Animation Market to reach $20.7 billion by 2022
5:00 pm PDT 08/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

According to a new report titled Global 3D Animation Market (2016-2022), published by KBV Research, the global 3D animation market is expected to attain a market size of $20.7 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 12 per cent during the forecast period. Rapid adoption of visual effects technology in movies, growing demand for 3D mobile applications and games, and rapid uptake of 3D mapping technology in navigation and geospatial analysis are some of the significant factors that drive … Read More

La Cabane, Thuristar, Canal+ and Cake partner for ‘Mush-Mush’ series development
9:30 am PDT 07/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

La Cabane Productions, the French company founded in 2015 by Perrine Gauthier and her partners, has signed agreements with French network Canal+ and leading international kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE for the development of the CGI adventure and comedy series Mush-Mush and the Mushables. Aimed at the upper preschool audience (four to seven years), Mush-Mush is intended for Canal+’s channels – Piwi+ and Canal+ Family. VRT-Ketnet has also confirmed its interest in co-producing Mush-Mush in Dutch-speaking Belgium, while RTS (French-speaking Switzerland) … Read More

Green Gold planning to make live action ‘Chhota Bheem’ and ‘Baby Bheem’ animated show
2:15 pm PDT 06/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Sequels and spin-offs are now a common phenomenon in animation. Take the franchise Hotel Transylvania which is now coming up with an animated TV series and animated shorts that are spin-offs of the movie series. The three Kung Fu Panda movies were a delightful watch; as also were the series Ice Age, Cars and The Smurfs. Now joining the race is Green Gold Animation’s highly popular Chhota Bheem. Speaking to a news agency, founder and CEO of Green Gold Animation … Read More