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Priyanka Chopra Jonas shares motivational message in the latest promo of ‘Frozen 2’
1:00 pm PDT 01/11/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Back after six years as a sequel of the cult blockbuster, Frozen, the excitement around Frozen 2 is at its absolute peak. In the limelight for lending her voice to Elsa in the Hindi version of Frozen 2, Priyanka Chopra Jonas sure seems to be enjoying her role of a girl in command. In a recent promo, she shared a heartfelt and inspiring message, to all the girls who strive to be the independent and confident modern-day woman. Her sister … Read More

Disney+ to stream six Pixar shorts from 12 November
11:30 am PDT 31/10/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney’s much awaited streaming service, Disney Plus has unveiled six Pixar shorts to be launching on 12 November. Disney Plus revealed the news on their social media platforms as it did for the massive library of old movies earlier this month. The heartwarming animated shorts to be available on the service are : Purl, Smash and Grab, Kitbull, Float, Wind and Loop. These shorts were a part of Disney Pixar SparkShorts, an experimental initiative designed to let Pixar employees tell … Read More

Animated short ‘Lukka Chuppi’ wins at TAF Festival ; yet remains shelved in India
6:00 pm PDT 24/10/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

Abhishek Verma, National Award winning animation filmmaker for his animated short, Maacher Jhol has another award to his credit! After winning the Académie des César- National Film Academy -France at Les Nuits en Or for ‘Best Short Film’ (Maacher Jhol) from India, Verma’s another short film, Lukka Chuppi on open defecation and poor sanitation, has now bagged a Select Respect Award at TAF Festival, Greece.  “This is a special award we received for the relevance of the content and it’s presentation … Read More

Disney Junior greenlits ‘Chicken Squad’ series
4:00 pm PDT 24/10/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney Junior has greenlighted The Chicken Squad, a new animated series for preschoolers and their families. Inspired by Doreen Cronin’s children’s book series that follows the chickens and their mentor, a retired police dog, as they work together to keep their neighborhood safe and sound, the series is slated to debut in 2020. The announcement was made by  Disney Junior SVP original programming and general manager Joe D’Ambrosia. “We love the fun, silly humor found in The Chicken Squad book series and … Read More

GreenGoldTV raises its viewer base by hitting 9 million subscribers
1:00 pm PDT 24/10/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

GreenGoldTV seems to be the most sought after digital platform for kids content, hitting the million subscriber club by reaching out to 9 million subscribers.  “We are very happy to reach the 9 million subscription mark on YouTube. We thank all the fans of Chhota Bheem for subscribing the Green Gold channel and enjoying the videos we post with so much enthusiasm. We also thank YouTube for all their support,” said Green Gold Animation chief strategy officer Srinivas Chilakalapudi. Technology … Read More

Tahnaji: The Unsung Warrior set to a VFX-rich biopic
3:30 pm PDT 23/10/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior was recently released and the movie is set to be a visual extravaganza with action sequences and grand locations to depict the life story of Tanaji Malushare. Movies based on historical legends and period dramas portraying the valour have been the winning flavour for Bollywood for the last couple of years. MIND that was as sharp as a sword…#TanhajiTheUnsungWarrior, in cinemas 10th January 2020.@itsKajolD #SaifAliKhan @omraut @itsBhushanKumar @ADFFilms @TSeries @TanhajiFilm — Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) October … Read More

Global Screen picks up ‘The Amazing Maurice’ based on Sir Terry Pratchett’s best-selling novel
1:30 pm PDT 23/10/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Global Screen has picked up worldwide distribution rights (excluding North America, the UK and GST) to the English-language animated feature The Amazing Maurice which is based on one of Sir Terry Pratchett’s highly popular Discworld novels that have sold more than 90 million books worldwide. The Amazing Maurice is inspired by the Grimm’s fairy-tale about the Pied Piper of Hamelin.  The screenplay has been written by Oscar-nominated Terry Rossio, one of the highest-grossing screenwriters of all time. His extensive credits … Read More

‘Lamput’ season two: First original Indian animated content to be nominated for the International Kids Emmy Awards
5:00 pm PDT 22/10/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

Cartoon Network’s Lamput seems to be on a winning streak. After being invited to Annecy in June, the second season of this critically acclaimed local Indian homegrown animation, was nominated for an International Kids Emmy and scooped an additional two Asian Academy Creative Awards last week.  It is the first time an original project from Cartoon Network APAC to get nominated for the prestigious Emmy award as well as the first time an original Indian animated content has been nominated. … Read More

Exclusive | Studio Durga, India’s first anime studio creates a stir within the Indian Anime community with the trailer of ‘Karmachakra’
6:00 pm PDT 21/10/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

There is hardly anyone who’s not enamoured by the hand-drawn and computer animation originating from Japan, popularly known as Anime and Manga. Who’s not a fan of famous movies and series like Princess Mononoke, Grave of  the Fireflies, Death Note, One Piece, Dragon Ball Z and countless others?  Now India is going to have its first anime movie and series, as the first Indian anime studio, Studio Durga, has lately launched the trailer of their pilot series Karmachakra: Episode Zero … Read More

Green Gold Animation partners with Japan’s ADK Emotions for 3D animated series, ‘Nebula and the Big Blue Couch’
6:00 pm PDT 18/10/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Green Gold Animation and ADK Emotions of Japan has announced the formalisation of a partnership to co-produce and distribute a new 3D animated title, Nebula and the Big Blue Couch on 18 October.  In this adventure-edutainment series for pre-school audiences, a group of adorable toddlers and their compulsively texting babysitter go on extraordinary adventures in science to discover the secrets of nature, space, history, the human body and much more. The two companies plan to bring the show bible and … Read More

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Parineeti Chopra to voice for ‘Frozen 2’
11:00 am PDT 18/10/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Bollywood divas and sisters, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Parineeti Chopra have been roped in for the voice of Elsa and Anna in the Hindi version of Frozen 2.   View this post on Instagram   Mimi and Tisha are now Elsa and Anna! The #ChopraSisters are finally coming together for Disney’s Frozen 2. Can’t wait for you guys to see us… I mean HEAR us bring these amazing, strong characters to life in Hindi. #Frozen2 in theatres on 22nd November … Read More

Netflix greenlights ‘Mighty Little Bheem’ season three; Chilaka speaks on season two
7:00 pm PDT 17/10/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

Netflix has greenlit the third season for Mighty Little Bheem after the second season of the animated original series received rave reviews and created headlines. The streaming giant is also working on two holiday specials for the next two years and a Diwali special of the series.  Mighty Little Bheem is a preschool spin-off based on the much loved kids animated franchise Chhota Bheem. Launched in April (first season) and on 30 August (second season), it soon went on to … Read More