Digimon Adventure tri
‘Digimon Adventure tri’ series to return as Shout! Factory signs multi-picture deal with Toei
2:00 pm PDT 18/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The parallel universe created by Toei Production’s highly popular action-adventure anime and film series Digimon in 1999 is back! American home video and music company Shout! Factory has signed a multi-picture deal with the creators and producers Toei to bring the action-adventure anime film series Digimon Adventure tri. to North America. Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Garson Foos, Bob Emmer and Toei Animation’s president Masayuki Endo made the announcement that the new agreement gives Shout! Factory exclusive broadcast and home distribution … Read More

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Google launches 3D animation app for kids titled ‘Toontastic 3D’
6:00 pm PDT 16/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Storytelling is undoubtedly the heart and soul of any kind of content that is generated. Even though live action content are more in numbers, animated content have made its way into the milieu with tremendous force in the recent years. Animated features provide much more freedom to creators while it comes to expressing their stories. Google recently released Toontastic 3D, an app which enables kids to create their own animated stories with the use of the camera and microphone of their … Read More

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Maharashtra govt sanctions 20 acres of land for AVGC training institute
3:00 pm PDT 04/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

With the AVGC industry soaring high worldwide and making its presence felt in the mainstream as well, initiatives for the furtherance of the same are being carried out, everywhere. Now, India will be joining the list as well, on a big scale. India’s first training institute dedicated to animation, visual effects, gaming and comics is going to be set up in the entertainment hub of India, Mumbai. Yesterday, the BJP-led Maharashtra government  gave a green signal to allot 20 acres … Read More

Rufflines Animation
Rufflines Animations ventures into IP production with its 3 TV series & a 2D animated superhero movie
7:30 pm PDT 20/12/2016 By Prerna Kothari

As the Indian animation industry is growing—from an outsourcing hub to IP producing industry, one more Indian studio has ventured into the IP production business. Started out in 2005, from creating designs, primary style for characters, Rufflines Animations has finally come out with four IPs. Founder and creative director, Upendraa Desai and executive producer, Pawan Sharma got talking about the studio’s latest projects. With a team of 15 artists and providing service work for studios based in Canada, Dubai, the … Read More

Six Cylinder Samurai
Bioscopewala Pictures opens shop in Mumbai; is co-producing animated series ‘Six Cylinder Samurai’
7:00 pm PDT 19/12/2016 By Prerna Kothari

Creating Delhi Safari, outsourcing for about two and a half years and working with studio partners across India… all these led to the creation of Bioscopewala Pictures, an animation studio set-up by Nishith Takia in two cities: Pune and Mumbai. Earlier there was a buzz around that the studio is opening in Goa, however the time wasn’t right as Takia says, “The Goa studio is still on the cards. It won’t be a production studio but would solely be for … Read More

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Omens Studios’ ‘Leo The Wildlife Ranger’ bags “Best Preschool Programme” at the 2016 Asian TV Awards
12:00 pm PDT 09/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

“Leo The Wildlife Ranger” (60 x 11’ – HD-CGI), produced by Omens Studios and distributed by Cyber Group Studios, which was nominated for both “Best Preschool” and “Best 3D Animation” won the “Best Preschool Programme” at the 2016 Asian TV Awards. The 21st Asian Television Awards ceremony took place at the Suntec City Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre on 2 December. ‘Leo the wildlife ranger’ is an animated series aimed at 3 to 6 year old children and recounts … Read More

MAAC’s debut short film festival ‘Take 1′ provides comprehensive insights to the aspiring filmmakers
3:00 pm PDT 05/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) hosted the debut edition of ‘Take 1’, a short film festival, on 3 December, which was also a prelude to the Annual 24FPS Awards, one of India’s most coveted animation awards. The seats were quickly filled up with film experts and enthusiasts alike. After a short address from the organizing team, the much awaited short films were initiated. With small punches of humours, Tisca Chopra’s much acclaimed Chutney took audiences by surprise, as the … Read More

‘Chhota Bheem’ makes his way to Global Village at Dubai
1:45 pm PDT 30/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The 21st Edition of Global Village, Dubai, the multi-cultural festival park will have Chhota Bheem leading the pack for their attraction this season. As a part of the kids festival which kick-starts in February 2017 Chhota Bheem and his gang of friends will be seen entertaining audiences across the globe at one of the finest international platforms in Dubai. Chhota Bheem will mark his presence at Global Village in a musical show and kids will see the characters in this … Read More

Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ and Laika’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ take up the lead in 44th Annual Annie award nominee list
5:00 pm PDT 29/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Computer generated content has definitely made its mark in the main stream industry of movies and features. Maybe, it is even one step ahead, as CG imagery allows one to go beyond the limits of the physical realm and create fantastic results out of it. The 44th Annual Annie awards are all set to honour these incredible achievements by studios and people. Known to be one the most prestigious awards among all things revolving around animation, the 44th instalment of … Read More

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TeamTO & CAKE to start the production of season 4 of ‘Angelo Rules’
12:00 pm PDT 29/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

French CGI studio TeamTO and kids entertainment specialist CAKE have announced the production of a fourth season of International Emmy-nominated animated hit series, Angelo Rules. The multi-award winning comedy stars 11-year-old Angelo, a sweet-talking genius with a knack for getting out of trouble. The fourth season promises new plot twists, on-trend technology including virtual reality, crowdfunding, skype and social media as well as introducing brand new characters. Consisting of 52 x 11 minutes bringing the total number of episodes to … Read More

Inner Workings
Disney teases animated short ‘Inner Workings’
6:00 pm PDT 25/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Remember watching that amazing animated shot ‘Piper’ by Pixar, before the opening of Disney’s Finding Dory? While the movie did fairly well, the short managed to captivate the audience with its artistic simplicity and the message that it delivered. Now, Disney has just teased its latest animated short, ‘Inner Workings’ which will be played as a prologue to the company’s upcoming feature, Moana. So what is it about? It is a conflict between a man’s organs, specifically, his heart and … Read More

This Anti-Bullying week, CN and Childline tie-up to unveil original series of animated shorts
4:30 pm PDT 18/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

To mark this year’s National Anti-Bullying Week, Cartoon Network teamed up with Childline, the NSPCC’s leading UK helpline for children and young people, to launch an original series of animated shorts. Each episode (which ranges from 5x 40” + 1x 30”) features 3D character animation (originally created in 2D) which were modelled, rigged and animated in 3D using Cinema4D, then composited onto live-action backplates in After Effects. The characters are voiced by students of Barclay Primary School, London, and contain genuine, unscripted … Read More