A Love Story
Bringing a woolly love story to life – The BAFTA Award winning short film, A Love Story’s director unwinds her success story
6:00 pm PDT 22/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The concept of love is quite volatile in itself and to explore it through creative eyes, a gargantuan task. The same subject was picked up by Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara, from National Film and Television School (NFTS), who decided to portray it through an interesting, experimental method, which happens to be one of her likeness. ‘A Love Story’, which recently won the Best British Short Animation Award at BAFTA 2017, explores the concept of love through the method of stop-motion. What’s … Read More

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Prime Focus’ Vijay Kakwani dives deep into the making of ‘Chaar Sahibzaade: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur’
7:30 pm PDT 21/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The photorealistic 3D animated movie on Sikh history, Char Sahibzaade, went on to become the highest grossing Indian animated movie of all time.  Produced by Pammi Baweja, directed by Harry Baweja and animated by iRealities, it was released on 6 November, 2014, in Punjabi, Hindi and UK English. Owing to its success, a sequel was released which was once again directed by Harry Baweja. However, the animation was carried out by Prime Focus and the movie, Rise of Banda Singh … Read More

Nelvana to create a short film titled ‘The Most Magnificent thing’, adapted from a bestselling picture book
12:00 pm PDT 17/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Nelvana in association with Kids Can Press, announced from the 2017 Kidscreen summit, that they are set to begin production on The Most Magnificent Thing – a 22-minute short film based on Ashley Spires’s bestselling picture book of the same name. The film is currently in pre-production, developing story outline and pre-visuals, and will be directed by Canadian Arna Selznick. Both owned and operated by Corus Entertainment, Nelvana and Kids Can Press have a storied history in joining forces to bring popular children’s books … Read More

Damian Perea
Meet Damian Perea: The stalwart who spearheaded the International Film Festival ‘Animayo’
6:30 pm PDT 16/02/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

In 2006, on the islands of Gran Canaria, a film-festival was born, which opened the doors of animation, visual effects and gaming, for artists all around the world. Damian Perea, the producer and director of the festival Animayo, whose first film as a child was Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, was fascinated with cinema at a young age. After watching Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, when he enquired about who the filmmaker was to his father, the … Read More

The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!
Portfolio Entertainment to produce Season 3 of the animated series ‘The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!’
4:00 pm PDT 14/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The Cat’s out of the bag! Producer and distributor Portfolio Entertainment has announced the production of a third season of the Dr. Seuss-inspired PBS KIDS preschool animated series The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! The news comes on the heels of Portfolio Entertainment securing two Canadian Screen Award (CSA) nominations for the hour-long special, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Camping! Director Paul Hunt earned a nomination for ‘Best Direction in an Animated … Read More

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A thorough look into the journey of ‘The Alan Dimension’ as its BAFTA dream nears climax
12:30 pm PDT 11/02/2017 By Prerna Kothari

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is known for identifying and inspiring practitioners of the art forms of the moving image and this year, in its British Short Animation  category, out of the three nominations, two films are made by the students of the renowned National Film and Television School (NFTS). Since the past three years, NFTS students have bagged this category award and this is the second consecutive year that two of their students’ graduation films … Read More

Toonz Media Group
The preschool show ‘Uma and Devan Namaste!’ stars Indian-American siblings
6:30 pm PDT 10/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Toonz Media Group and New York-based Sharmaji Productions have partnered on the production of a full season of Uma and Devan Namaste!, a new animated series that is the first to explore the daily lives of Indian-American families. Targeting preschoolers, the show follows sister Uma (age 5) and brother Devan (almost 4) as they balance growing up in the US while staying true to their Indian heritage. “For Toonz, it is of utmost importance to find creative and philosophical synergies with … Read More

Lighthouse Studios
Mercury Filmworks & Cartoon Saloon join hands to set a 2D animation studio, Lighthouse Studios in Ireland
4:00 pm PDT 07/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Bolstering animation production in Ireland, Mercury Filmworks, one of Canada’s known independent animation studios, has joined forces with Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon to create an all-new 2D-focused animation studio in Ireland, named Lighthouse Studios. The joint venture, supported by Ireland’s Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland will create over 140 jobs in the next three years. In the coming weeks, Lighthouse Studios plans to announce development and production projects, as well as a hiring initiative encompassing … Read More

Details about the 36th edition of Anima Film Festival have been announced
5:00 pm PDT 03/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Anima is the Brussels International Animation Film Festival, created over 30 years ago. Since then, the event has grown continuously to reach a record number of 42,000 visitors in 2016. Anima 2017 is set to take place in Flagey, from 24 February to 5 March. Part of the festival programme will also be shown in theatres in Flanders (Ghent, Antwerp, Louvain and Genk) and Wallonia (Ath, Mons, Charleroi, Namur and Liege). Ten days completely given over to animation, with a … Read More

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‘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

Toontastic 3DD
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

Devendra Fadnavis
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