Global Animation Industry Report 2017: Driven by increase in broadcasting hours through cable and satellite TV
6:15 pm PDT 22/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ‘Global Animation Industry 2017: Strategies Trends & Opportunities’ report to their offering. The report, titled ‘Global Animation Industry 2017: Strategies Trends & Opportunities’, has identified the animation industry as one of the world’s fastest growing industries. The growth is the result of rising demand for animated entertainment due to the increase in broadcasting hours by cable and satellite TV along with the growing popularity of the Internet. The rapid advancement of technology has made … Read More

Animation DVDs empowering teachers and students in vernacular-medium schools
11:00 am PDT 22/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Animation can influence and bring about change. Who would’ve known that it can also empower? One man’s idea of using this medium as a tool to make someone self-reliant did the magic. This is the story of Astad Parakh, a number of other people and how they are utilising animation to bring about an educational revolution in Maharashtra; a revolution that is still silent, a revolution that needs to make noise to reach maximum number of people. Parents of poorer … Read More

IIACFF director Ankush Nandi invited as jury for Brazil’s animation festival – Anima-Sao
5:00 pm PDT 17/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Anima-Sao (Festival Internacional de Animacao de Sao Goncalo), produced by Studio Alexandre Martins is an international animation festival of São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The festival which saw its birth in 2011 is now in its seventh edition, and will be held from 10 to 14 October, 2017. The event brings together, in addition to great personalities from the national animation cinema, guests and national producers who demonstrate their talents in unpublished productions. It is a traditional animation festival … Read More

Academy Pictures and Disney celebrate 75th anniversary of ‘Bambi’ with a reunion of the stars
6:00 pm PDT 16/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Walt Disney classic with a screening and reunion of the film’s stars on Monday, 15 May, 2017 at Beverly Hills, California. Special guests of the event included Donnie Dunagan (voice of young Bambi), Peter Behn (voice of young Thumper), Disney legend and animator Andreas Deja (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin) and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ production designer Paul Felix. A tribute was given … Read More

Alex Myung’s animated LGBTQ short ‘Arrival’ portrays the guilt of loving the right person
6:00 pm PDT 15/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

It is okay to be the way you are – that is what all stories on the LGBT theme tell you. Acceptance and awareness are the two values raised in any film that revolves around this theme. Yet, each film is unique in its own way as the dilemmas explored are unique. Written, animated and directed by Alex Myung, Arrival is a 2D animated short film that reflects the life and experiences of Myung himself as a gay man in … Read More

One Animation starts new ‘Oddbods’ season production
1:30 am PDT 15/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Singapore’s One Animation has commenced production on a new 60 x 7 minutes season of its award-winning kids’ animated comedy Oddbods. The upcoming package was green lit earlier this year, and has already secured key broadcast partners – including Turner, for its flagships channels Cartoon Network and Boomerang in Latin America, and for Boomerang across EMEA. Since Oddbods launched as a digital short-form series, the new season is the second for long-form, but the third overall. The cartoons have racked up 1.5 billion … Read More

Cartoon Network greenlights ‘UniKitty!’ Series from Warner Bros. Animation
6:00 pm PDT 11/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Cartoon Network is transporting viewers to a joyous kingdom full of sparkling matter, happy thoughts and the occasional rage-out in Unikitty!, an all-new animated series produced by Warner Bros. Animation. The series follows Unikitty, the beloved character from The Lego Movie, and a whole cast of friends into a world full of adventure, excitement and dance parties. As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. Unikitty is most interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but … Read More

Flaunt Productions provides pre-production and conceptual artwork for award-winning ‘Lost in Oz: Extended Aventure’
5:00 pm PDT 11/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Renowned character development and animation studio Flaunt Productions, part of Axis Studios, contributed to the three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning Lost In Oz: Extended Adventure, produced by Amazon Studios and The Bureau of Magic. Lost In Oz: Extended Adventure won three awards at the 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on 30 April, 2017: Outstanding Children’s Animated Program, Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation and Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation. It was also nominated for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program … Read More

Mumbai-based Eeksaurus and Bioscopewala to produce musical animated feature with France’s Mozaic
6:00 pm PDT 08/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Suresh Eriyat’s Studio Eeksaurus, Bioscopewala Pictures and France’s Mozaic Productions have announced a co-production for a 2D animated musical feature Hoodoo, which is slated for release in late 2019. Eeksaurus and Bioscopewala Pictures are both based in Mumbai. Fabrice Ziolkowski, who wrote the screenplay for Oscar-nominated feature The Secret of Kells, has been developing Hoodoo for the last six years. The original concept is based on the emotional and magical powers of music, especially the blues traditions born out of African American … Read More

Entertainment One and Round Room to present first-ever ‘PJ Masks’ stage show
7:00 pm PDT 02/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents have teamed up to bring the first PJ Masks live stage show to young fans and their families across the U.S. and Canada. Based on eOne’s top-rated animated series, airing daily on Disney Junior, “Time to Be a Hero!,” is a dynamic, fully-immersive production featuring music, aerobatics and more. The new touring show will visit more than 50 North American cities starting this September. In addition to the live show, eOne continues to grow its already impressive PJ Masks consumer … Read More

India among APAC leaders as animation software market expands at 16% CAGR
3:00 pm PDT 29/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

APAC is a swiftly growing segment in the animation design software market, with countries such as China, India, and Japan leading this growth. The rising interest toward 3D animations among the younger demographics is boosting the demand from the market, says Technavio. Analysts forecast the global animation design software market to grow to USD 4,288.94 million by 2021, at a CAGR of more than 16 per cent over the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study by … Read More

Indian animation studio, 88 Pictures spill the beans on what went into the making of Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Trollhunters’
1:45 pm PDT 26/04/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

The place is huge, dimly lit with yellow spherical lamps hanging from the ceiling, music playing on the speakers in the otherwise silent work-area and people with their gazes focused on the screen, immersed in work. This is the environment at EightyEighty Pictures, one of the studios that is working (now on season two) on DreamWorks Animation’s and Guillermo del Toro’s animated fantasy adventure Trollhunters. 88 Pictures worked entirely on three episodes from season one of the Annie Award-winning TV … Read More