‘Eena Meena Deeka’ receives rating higher than ‘Motu Patlu’ and ‘Chhota Bheem’ for December
12:30 pm PDT 07/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Cosmos-Maya’s non-dialogue slapstick comedy show Eena Meena Deeka , which was recently launched on the Disney Channel has received an encouraging rating. According to recent BARC data, average impressions for the show are significantly higher than those for category toppers like Motu Patlu and Chhota Bheem for the month of December 2018. For the show to do well in a genre which is exciting, inventive, and witty and requires great skill to produce, the creators have a lot to cheer about. There is … Read More

Disney achieves an all-time domestic box office record in 2018
5:00 pm PDT 04/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

2018 had been quite big for Disney. And now, 2019 seems even bigger! The house of mouse has set an all-time box office record ahead of its much anticipated lineup for 2019. 2018 saw some larger than life films like Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Incredibles 2, with which the studio set a new domestic box office record, making $3.092 billion. Globally, it earned $7.325 billion, the second-biggest global total ever and just behind 2016’s record-setting Disney haul of … Read More

‘The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle’ season two to debut on Amazon Prime Video
2:00 pm PDT 04/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

DreamWorks Animation will help audience start 2019 with laughter, with the second season of The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, which is set to premiere on 11 January, exclusively on Amazon Prime video. The show which is created by Jay Ward and executive produced by Scott Fellows, follows two friends, a world-famous moose and a flying squirrel. The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle have voice cast which includes Tara Strong (Rocky), Brad Norman (Bullwinkle), Rachel Butera (Natasha), Ben Diskin (Boris) … Read More

Review: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ with a magical and musical extravaganza
12:00 pm PDT 04/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Our favourite nanny is back! And how! Mary Poppins Returns is an overwhelming musical extravaganza with abundance of nostalgia. The film actually takes you back to the time of ‘Great Slump’ and shows the consequences it had on a certain community of people. Directed by Rob Marshall, Mary Poppins Returns is ready to create a stir with her amazing act and great CGI work, done with grace. Under the supervision of production VFX supervisor Matt Johnson and Luma Pictures, TPO VFX, Framestore … Read More

Motivated from Haenyeo, ‘Mongni’ from ARTPQ appeals to children of all ages
2:30 pm PDT 03/01/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

While we talk about the slate of animated IPs that India has witnessed in 2018, the IP rush seems to have spread its wings globally. With international forums like MIPCOM, ATF and many more, numerous IPs from companies and independent artists across the world has got the opportunity to showcase themselves and gain traction. One such IP that’s going to come back with another brand new series is Mongni from the house of ARTPQ, Korea. Launched in 2005, Mongni revolves … Read More

Pokemon’s next to be a CGI remake of the original movie?
11:30 am PDT 03/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Speculations are that the upcoming Pokemon movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution will be a CGI remake of the original Pokemon movie, Pokémon the First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back which released in 1998 in Japan. The footages received so far is CGI, and are more relatable with the cartoon series unlike the realistic Detective Pikachu. While the name, Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, has been known for a while, not much else has been revealed about the film. Also, Takeshi Shudo, the … Read More

Disney animator Don Lusk passes away at 105
6:00 pm PDT 02/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The prolific Disney animator, Don Lusk who gave birth to Pinocchio and characters from other classic films during Disney’s Golden Age, breathed his last at the age of 105. According to Hollywood Reporter, he died at a retirement home in San Clemente, California. Lusk joined the Walt Disney Company at the age of 20, working on Mickey Mouse shorts for several years. He then went on to work on Disney classics such as Bambi, Pinocchio, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter … Read More

How Music Festivals enhance the experience with stunning visuals and animation
4:00 pm PDT 02/01/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Touted as one of the biggest electronic music festivals, Sunburn 2018 managed to pack in the crowd of close to thirty thousand enthusiasts from across the world in the hundred-acre Oxford valley Pune. Music festivals are known to gravitate enormous crowds owing to a number of elements. Despite local and governmental pressures, licensing hurdles, nippy weather and several other hindrances, Sunburn manages to bounce back with an ever-widening appeal each year.  As the festival ended this year, Percept limited MD … Read More

DQ Smile Foundation celebrates its 10th Anniversary with an animated film on protection of girls
6:00 pm PDT 31/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

DQ Smile Foundation (DQSF), the CSR wing of DQ Entertainment, has been working extensively with Government Schools in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad pioneering their two products – ‘Right Parenting Skills’ and ‘Balika Suraksha’. The mission of DQSF “is to live in a world of peace and prosperity where all people, regardless of geography, background or economic status, enjoy and employ their full range of their talents and abilities”. To this effect DQSF works along with the Government … Read More

Google ends the year animatedly
11:30 am PDT 31/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The world is all set to ring in the new year. On the New Year’s Eve 2018, Google is making the occasion all the more fun with a playful doodle on its homepage. The Google Doodle is used to mark special occasions and this doodle has taken the event quite seriously. The animated doodle shows one of the baby elephants blowing balloons using its trunk, while the other tosses popcorns into its mouth. The doodle is adorned with festoons and … Read More

Animated ‘Transformers’ Cyberton movie in works
11:30 am PDT 27/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

A new Transformers animated movie is in development, which will explore the history of Cybertron, the home planet of the Transformers. Cybertron has made appearances in several Transformers movies and TV shows over the years. The franchise originally started as a toy line from Hasbro and Japanese toy company Takara Tomy in 1984. The first Transformers TV show was also created in the same year. With several other animated TV shows and TV movies launching throughout the years, including Beast … Read More

Abhimanyu Singh uncut on the soaring success of Contiloe Pictures
4:00 pm PDT 26/12/2018 By Sharmindrila Paul

Earlier this month, AnimationXpress reported about Contiloe Pictures’ historical period drama 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897 to stream on Netflix, after a successful TV run. With this, Contiloe Pictures continues to wow audiences with its varied content ranging across different genres. Behind this success saga, lies the vision and relentless pursuit of Contiloe Pictures CEO and founder Abhimanyu Singh. Right after graduation, Singh started his first independent production for public broadcaster, Doordarshan under the banner of Contiloe Pictures which has since … Read More