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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

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Pixar’s animated short ‘Piper’ looks quite real and palpable in its first look
1:00 pm PDT 14/06/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Short films have the power to captivate your limited attention span by conveying a dominant tale in a specified duration. Added advantage to a short film lies when they are animated; for it is then that you are attracted to the film due to its creativity and visual appeal. Disney Pixar has well used this strategy by creating another short film Piper which will release on 17 June, 2016 just before the release of the quite awaited feature Finding Dory. … Read More

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Disney’s ‘Moana’ sails off the shore with its first teaser trailer
1:00 pm PDT 13/06/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

‘Discover yourself to discover the world’. The greatest discovery lies in fighting all odds and crossing the limits to go beyond the possibilities in order to achieve your goal. Your identity defines you and your mission in life helps you find that definition. Disney’s upcoming animated feature Moana is all about discovering yourself and your identity. The first teaser features the South Pacific coast with the demi-god Maui voiced by Dwayne Johnson and the adventurous navigator Moana voiced by Hawaiian … Read More

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Rocket Pictures ropes in Mikros Image for animating ‘Sherlock Gnomes’
12:00 pm PDT 11/06/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Rocket Pictures, London-based, award-winning studio has roped in Mikros Image to lead digital animation work for Paramount Animation and MGM Pictures’ Sherlock Gnomes — the follow-up to the Rocket’s animated feature Gnomeo and Juliet. Sherlock Gnomes is an action-adventure detective tale set in London, where Gnomeo and Juliet turn to the legendary Sherlock Gnomes to solve a crucial case. Directed by Oscar nominee John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda), the animation duties will be shared between Mikros Paris and the new … Read More

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‘Justice League Dark’ to be DC’s upcoming animated movie
10:00 am PDT 08/06/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

DC’s superhero team of Justice League Dark might get an animated release rather than a live action film. Though it has not been officially announced, the existence of the animated Justice League Dark was revealed by the British Board of Film Classification, which stated that the upcoming Batman: The Killing Joke animated home release will contain a bonus feature titled “A Sneak Peak at Justice League Dark.” Justice League Dark was introduced as part of DC’s New 52 initiative and … Read More

Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ earns $1 billion
6:00 pm PDT 06/06/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Reigning above the rest, Disney’s Zootopia has earned $1 billion at the global box office. It has thus become the second film of 2016 to reach this summit after Disney’s Captain America: Civil War ($1.132 billion). Zootopia is the fourth animated feature to reach $1 billion after Disney Animation’s Frozen ($1.277 billion), Illumination Entertainment’s Minions ($1.159 billion) and Pixar’s Toy Story 3 ($1.063 billion). Moreover, this animal adventure has become the second highest-grossing film of 2016, and the twenty sixth … Read More

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Eros International and Baweja Movies’ animated movie ‘Chaar Sahibzaade 2 – Rise of Banda Bahadur’ poster revealed
5:00 pm PDT 01/06/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

After the immense success of the 2014 Punjabi super hit 3D animated film, Chaar Sahibzaade, it was known that a sequel is bound to hit the screens. We have been waiting for this news and now finally the announcement comes that the leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, Eros International, is collaborating with Baweja Movies to co-produce the sequel. The film titled Chaar Sahibzaade 2 – Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur, directed once again by Harry Baweja, … Read More

Animation used in an unique campaign to create awareness about endangered animals in India for World Environment Day
3:00 pm PDT 01/06/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Baidu’s India office is launching a new social campaign named “The Last Conversation” to raise awareness of the wildlife depletion on World Environment Day (WED) 2016 in the form of a final conversation with different endangered animals. The campaign in animation shorts will feature Baidu’s mascot, the “DU bear”, having the final conversation through a series of posts on Facebook and Twitter to urge people to avoid products that cause harm to wildlife. According to a 2014 report issued by … Read More

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival to be held from 25 to 30 October this year with ‘Landscape and Habitat’ theme
10:00 am PDT 31/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival will take place from 25 until 30 October at EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam. The extensive program will present feature films, compilation programs of animated shorts from all over the world, premieres, sneak previews, talks, installations, workshops, masterclasses, and more. On Sunday 30 October there will be special programs for children, with animated shorts and activities such as arts and crafts, and a drawing contest. Special focus: Nature and landscapes With the theme ‘Landscape and Habitat’, the festival puts … Read More

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9 Story Media’s Brown Bag Films opens new animation studio
12:00 pm PDT 28/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Brown Bag Films, a subsidiary of Toronto’s 9 Story Media Group, inaugurated a new 30,000 square foot studio in Smithfield, Dublin on Friday. 9 Story Media Group had acquired the award winning animation studio Brown Bag Films in August 2015. Brown Bag currently employs 184 creative and production staff in its headquarters in Dublin, a studio in Manchester, England, and an office in Los Angeles. When the deal was done, the company said it would add an extra 50 jobs … Read More