Why don’t we see female protagonists in Indian kids’ animated shows?
5:00 pm PDT 08/03/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

The kids genre in India is growing with giant strides, taking pace from 2018, that witnessed an upward spurt in viewership in the kid’s category with the animated IP rush. Big names in the business like Green Gold Animation, Sony YAY!, Discovery Kids, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and others have already made a mark with their slate of IPs and interesting lineup of shows. The channels focused on children as audience, observing their growing influence on choices, preferences and consumption habits. … Read More

A look at Barbie’s association with AVGC as she turns 60
5:00 pm PDT 06/03/2019 By Poonam Mondal

When I was a child my favourite birthday gift used to be a Barbie doll. When I looked at her for the first time I felt mesmerised by her beauty and from then on, she has become my role model. In no time, I resolved to emulate her attributes as a beautiful and stunning woman, living in a fancy pink world. The obsession was so deep that I would even decorate my room with Barbie hues and frills. Well, what … Read More

Toonz Media Group announces the next edition of Animation Masters Summit
12:00 pm PDT 04/03/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Toonz Media Group, which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, announces the 2019 edition of its Animation Masters Summit (AMS), on 3 and 4 May at the TechnoPark Campus in Trivandrum, Kerala. The theme at this year’s AMS is ‘Connecting Content: Seeing the Big Picture’. In this ever-increasingly complex global multi-platform, consumer driven world empowered more and more by kids, our vision, understanding and capability to connect content, is key to success and at the core of animation excellence. Established … Read More

Tribal Animation Film Festival, Shillong highlights local storytelling and artistic tradition through animation
2:00 pm PDT 01/03/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

With the support from the North Eastern Council, the department of Anthropology of North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) together with the Trust for Tribal Art Culture and Knowledge are organising the Tribal Animation Film Festival from 1 to 3 March in Shillong. Addressing the media on Thursday, NEHU department of Anthropology postdoctoral personnel Dr Tara Douglas said, “The whole idea of the event is to highlight indigenous ‘Adivasi’ cultures through the medium of animated films because old traditions are getting lost … Read More

‘Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya’ recreates magic with stunning animation!
8:00 am PDT 01/03/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

When a classic is recreated, audience generally gets skeptical about the new version. But, the animated feature Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya brings the magic back from Satyajit Ray’s 1969 cult classic Goopi Gyne Baagha Byne. Adapted from Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury’s classic of the same name, the new animated version has been successful in holding on to the charisma of Goopi and Bagha blissfully. For Bengalis, Goopi and Bagha are an emotion, and holds a special place in the list of iconic duos. The story line … Read More

Are the Oscars obsessed with Space-oriented VFX movies?
5:00 pm PDT 28/02/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Ever since the category for the best VFX work was created for the Oscars, space-oriented cinema seems to have been a consistent subject of intrigue for the collective consciousness of the Academy Award’s jury. Despite formidable players vying for the golden statuette, the majority of the times its the space-related movies sticking out like a sore thumb. Perhaps the upwelling awe of exploring the possibilities beyond the exosphere of our planet truly represents mankind’s ultimate curiosity. Sci-fi space movies are, in … Read More

Animated short ‘Dive In’ is all about relentless optimism and not giving up
7:00 pm PDT 26/02/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

It has been quite sometime now, that animation has gained traction and importance beyond just being a medium for kids. It has been explored in various ways across different fields, including advertising and brand promotions. In the recent times, this practice has become more rampant and the experiments clearly reflect, that animation is possibly more effective as an advertising vertical than others. A recent instance of this would be, Dive In, an animated short was conceptualised and produced by Humour … Read More

“Goopi Gawaiyaa Bagha Bajaiyaa is our homage to the amazing original work, its simplicity and beauty” – Makers of ‘GGBB’
7:00 pm PDT 25/02/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

Written by Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury, and immortalised on silver screen by Satyajit Ray, Goopi Byne Baagha Byne holds a special place in the vast canvas of Indian cinema with its unique storytelling and smart execution. The film has survived time and boundaries to attain the stature of a cult classic and remained one of the favourite films to fall back on, in the kids genre, though it has catered to all age groups alike with equal charm and effect. Now … Read More

GKIDS launches Salvador Simó’s ‘Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles’ trailer
5:00 pm PDT 23/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

North American distributor GKIDS has dropped the official trailer of Salvador Simó’s Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, which will have a selected theatrical release this year. Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles is being sold by Latido. The trailer clearly depicts the ethical journey of Buñuel, as he attempts to emerge from Salvador Dalí’s shadow and acquire a humanistic social conscience which will be found to a larger or lesser extent throughout his remaining career. Even in … Read More

‘Boonie Bears: Blast Into the Past’ nears $100 million at China box office
12:30 pm PDT 23/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Chinese CG studio Fantawild has found further success with its sixth theatrical outing, Boonie Bears: Blast into the Past. The feature premiered on 5 February, the first day of Chinese New Year and has surpassed over $100 million USD as on 21 February. Boonie Bears: Blast into the Past follows the bear brothers Briar and Bramble and their friend Vick on an accidental journey into the primitive age. They encounter all kinds of dangers and exotic animals on their way … Read More

‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’ teaser trailer launched; introduces a purple bird named Zeta
11:30 am PDT 22/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony Pictures Animation and Rovio Animation have revealed the teaser trailer for The Angry Birds Movie 2. It introduces us to a purple bird named Zeta whose frustrating life on an icy island has left her with zero chill. The Angry Birds Movie 2 takes up from where its previous film left, with all the birds and pigs still going at it. The synopsis goes : A hilarious all-star cast of new and returning talent are brought together as the … Read More

Love knows no boundaries : couples from animated films who shattered the barriers of class
6:30 pm PDT 21/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

“Love is composed of single soul inhabiting two bodies” – Aristotle. The Greek philosopher’s take on love might sound cheesy and perhaps have also evoked different opinions; but as they say, “love is blind”, and is possibly the most prized sentiment of all emotions. It’s a beautiful feeling that’s beyond any race, religion, caste, creed, class and even sex. To celebrate the power of love everyday (and not just restricted to V-Day), here’s our favourite couples from animated movies who … Read More