Animation

Trailer of upcoming ‘Big Hero 6’ TV series reunites the team
3:30 pm PDT 26/05/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Behold, the spectacular (or, silly?) six are returning next month, and the newly launched clip brings the ragtag group together for the first time since the TV special Baymax Returns. Big Hero 6: The Series, featuring Hiro, Go Go, Wasabi, Fred, Honey Lemon and the adorable giant robot, Baymax, are back with new set of shenanigans after Disney’s 2014 feature film. And also a greater dose of amusements, laughs… and heroics! Starting by tracing the bromance between Hiro and Baymax, … Read More


Matt Groening’s new animated series ‘Disenchantment’ to debut on Netflix on 17 August
2:30 pm PDT 26/05/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has bought the rights of The Simpsons creator Matt Groening’s new animated series Disenchantment, which will debut on the entertainment streaming channel on 17 August with 10 episodes. Disenchantment, which marks Groening’s first show in nearly two-decades, is described as “an adult fantasy about a crumbling medieval kingdom of  Dreamland”, following the misadventures of a hard-drinking young princess, Bean, her aptly named, feisty elf companion Elfo, and Bean’s ‘personal demon’, Luci. Along the way, this odd trio will be … Read More


‘Subway Surfers’ gets animated treatment for a YouTube series
11:30 am PDT 26/05/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The characters who tour around the world collecting coins and other attractive accessories from the popular mobile game Subway Surfers, are embarking on new, animated adventures as the brand’s short-form series debut on YouTube on 1 June. Produced by Daytime Emmy Award-winning producer Sander Schwartz (The Batman, Justice League, What’s New, Scooby Doo; Teen Titans), Subway Surfers: The Animated Series, from SYBO Games, is scripted by Brent Friedman (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Francesca Marie Smith … Read More


Vivek Ram’s Vaanarsena Studios tells the most fun and quirky version of Durga in this animated short
5:30 pm PDT 25/05/2018 By Anshita Bhatt

In yet another offering to the animation industry, Vaanarsena Studios has created a video on the Goddess Durga as a part of its series, Ancient Indian Stories. Started with the intent of doing high-quality 2D animation, Vaanarsena also aims to tell compelling stories that can connect to a contemporary audience. Studio Senapati (founder) Vivek Ram personally is extremely passionate about mythical stories but hasn’t seen any justice done to the medium yet in animation. He feels that most of the … Read More


‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ returns on Disney XD with season two
4:00 pm PDT 25/05/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Peter Parker is back with a fresh set of web-slinging adventures for the action-packed second season of Marvel’s Spider-Man. While the superhero still can be seen in theaters in Infinity War, fans are already looking forward to the animated version of Marvel’s Spider-Man that returns to small screen in June on Disney XD. The awaited second season follows Peter Parker in his sophomore year as a more experienced Superhero and a more confident student at what was once the intimidating … Read More


George R.R. Martin’s ‘The Ice Dragon’ to be adapted by Warner Animation Group
2:00 pm PDT 25/05/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

George R.R. Martin, the creator of A Game of Thrones is stepping into the world of animation, as a producer. (according to Deadline) Warner Animation Group has taken up to adapt the writer’s 1980 fantasy novel, The Ice Dragon for an animated series. Martin will be one of the producers and may also pen the script for the same. (The Hollywood Reporter) Set in the backdrop of a medieval fantasy world, where warring kingdoms harness the power of fire-breathing dragons, The … Read More


Nickelodeon assents new seasons of preschool animated shows
3:00 pm PDT 23/05/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Nickelodeon has issued renewal orders for some of the popular preschool shows on TV to add more animation with PAW Patrol (season 6), Blaze and the Monster Machines (season 5), Rusty Rivets (season 3) and Top Wing (season 2). The network is gearing to build up its biggest preschool content pipeline ever with more than 300 hit shows returning to TV and new series for the 2018-2019 season! Nickelodeon, which currently houses eight of the top 10 preschool shows on … Read More


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28th AnimaFest 2018 returns with a horror theme in June
12:00 pm PDT 23/05/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The 28th World Festival of Animated Film, Animafest Zagreb 2018, will take place from 4 June to 9 June in Zagreb, Croatia. The festival is held to honor Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus for completing 200 years. This year will witness the event to follow the theme of Horror while showcasing a selection of short and feature films, exhibitions, and open-air screenings. The feature program  will comprise 400 films from 44 countries including trending titles from Japan, Korea, and … Read More


‘The Mitchells VS The Machines’: new animated comedy by Sony Pictures Animation is about technology uprising
11:30 am PDT 23/05/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) has announced their next CG feature The Mitchells Vs. the Machines, an original animated family comedy about tech uprising. Produced by Chris Miller and Phil Lord (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street), this project continues their relationship with Sony Pictures Animation, after the breakout feature Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and their latest animated film with the studio, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The Mitchells Vs. The Machines will see the directorial debut by Mike Rianda … Read More


Cosmos-Maya collaborates with Gruppo Alcuni for their next international co-production ‘Leo da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa’
4:30 pm PDT 22/05/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Cosmos-Maya, which has been producing quality animated content with aesthetics, has taken a step further. Their next venture, a spin-off series based on the recently released film Leo da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa, promises another high quality 3D animation international co-production. Produced by one of the leading companies in the Italian and European animation production sector, Gruppo Alcuni, Leo da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa was lately screened at the Cannes Film Festival. This is another great achievement for the film … Read More


Netflix releases first poster and cast list of ‘SHE-RA: The Princess of Power’
3:30 pm PDT 22/05/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

DreamWorks Animation and Netflix have come together to revive the 1980s fantasy classic She-Ra: the Princesses of Power. Set to be released globally in 2018, the duo have also revealed the first poster and the entire cast list for the film. Created in 1985, She-Ra: Princess of Power was a female-centric spinoff of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The series ran 93 episodes over two seasons. Also known as Princess Adora, she is the twin sister of Prince … Read More


Michael Jordan is the voice of Julian Chase in Rooster Teeth’s animated series ‘gen:Lock’
12:15 pm PDT 22/05/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The villain Erik Killmonger from Black Panther, Michael Jordan, has been roped in to voice the main character, Julian Chase in Rooster Teeth’s animated series gen:LOCK . His production company, Outlier Productions will also co-produce the series along with Rooster Teeth. Jordan who has been on the rise presently for his critically acclaimed performance in NBC’s Friday Night Lights and the indie breakout Fruitvale Station, will lend his considerable talent to the sci-fi series. He will also star in the … Read More