Nickelodeon to premiere animated series ‘Ollie’s Pack’ in April
11:00 am PDT 02/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Nickelodeon’s new original action-comedy series, titled Ollie’s Pack is slated to premiere on 6 April. Produced by Nelvana, the 26-episode, 2D-animated series centres on Ollie, his best friends and his backpack, combining the struggles of tween life with the responsibility of controlling an entire dimension of monsters. The series stars James Hartnett (Cupcake & Dino) as Ollie, an ordinary, impulsive, and creative kid; Ana Sani (Mysticons) as Cleo, the brave and adventurous comic relief; and David Berni (Rocket Monkeys) as … Read More

Nickelodeon offers new dose of entertaining content to make home-arrest better for kids
8:00 pm PDT 01/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The entire country is undergoing a 21-day lockdown and this social distancing in order to combat Covid -19 has bound millions of kids to their homes. As one of the leading kids broadcasters, Nickelodeon is all set to offer fresh content to kids and parents providing them a high dose of entertainment. Nickelodeon has thus announced a new content line-up to its already popular programming catalogue. As per kids’ demand for all new episodes of their favorite toons, Nick and … Read More

International Emmy Kids Awards announced online
2:00 pm PDT 01/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today the winners of the 8th International Emmy Kids Awards. The announcement was made on the official website and this route was chosen after the cancellation of MipTV. International Academy president Bruce L. Paisner said: “We decided to keep the winners’ announcement for the same day the awards ceremony would have been held in Cannes. And so although we cannot do it on-stage as usual, the International Academy and our partners … Read More

Discovery Kids Latin America picks up Nelvana and Sesame Workshop co-Production ‘Esme & Roy’ to Latin American audiences 
12:00 pm PDT 01/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, an international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live action content, along with Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organisation behind Sesame Street, have announced that the first season of the award-winning animated series Esme & Roy has been picked up by Discovery Kids in Latin America.  Sesame Workshop also has local productions around the world including Sésamo in Latin America. Distributed by Nelvana, the 52 x 11 minutes animated series was created by TV veterans Dustin … Read More

Fauna sells animated series, ‘Giligilis’ to Israel’s LuliTV
10:00 am PDT 01/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Turkey’s leading kids entertainment company, Fauna has sold its toddler animated series, Giligilis to LuliTV, part of Israel’s Hop! Media Group. The deal encompasses the first season of the animated show, which is a short format of 32 x 2.5 minutes.  Giligilis are colourful, cute and funny birds teaching music and rhythm through the Orff approach. The Orff approach is a method of teaching children about music that engages their mind and body through a mixture of singing, dancing, acting and the use of percussion … Read More

Labourers during COVID-19 lockdown : the plight, seen through artworks by animators and comic artists
7:00 pm PDT 31/03/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

The entire world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of people affected by it continues to increase, continuing this macabre journey. India too is no exception with 1440 confirmed cases till today. The entire country is presently undergoing a 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of the virus, as declared by PM Narendra Modi on 24 March.  While the lockdown was of utmost necessity to control the outbreak, what we needed was an immediate lockdown but not an … Read More

Netflix to launch a first-of-its-kind original anime short, ‘Sol Levante’ on 2 April
3:00 pm PDT 31/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix is going to premiere a first-of-its-kind original anime short, Sol Levante on 2 April. Designed in experimental 4K and HDR, and lifted by immersive audio, Sol Levante has been a project for two years in the making by a wide range of dedicated craftspeople both inside and outside Netflix. To celebrate its release, the streaming powerhouse looks back at this groundbreaking title’s journey from idea to reality.  Netflix used technology to expand the art of anime. Said a spokesperson, … Read More

Iran’s animated series to provide tips for dealing with covid-19
11:00 am PDT 30/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Iran’s Saba Animation Center is producing an animated series reminding people of tips to prevent spreading coronavirus. With no dialogue, the one-minute movies each is composed of 26 episodes. Titled Coronavirus, the episodes carry messages narrated at the end in Persian, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Turkish and Kurdish. Produced by Alireza Issai, the episodes in the series will be aired as public service advertisements during intermissions between regular programs on IRIB’s various channels. Pejman Malemir, Hesam Javaheri, Behnam Berenji … Read More

Now watch ‘Punyakoti’, the first Sanskrit animated film at home between 10 to 14 April
4:00 pm PDT 28/03/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Just a couple of days later Punyakoti, the first Sanskrit animated film premiered in the US and Canada through Vimeo, it will soon be available to everyone for a special streaming at their home!  As Puppetica Media announced on 26 March on its YouTube channel, Punyakoti will be available through a protected link from the makers at the cost of Rs. 99 only, between 10 to 14 April. A user will get a password on 10 April and can watch … Read More

Let’s adore these cute pets from animated movies #WhenAtHome
7:00 pm PDT 26/03/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

These difficult times, the human race is facing currently is making some take ignorant, hasty actions, one being abandoning pets. No people, animals do not spread this virus nor are they harmful for us during the pandemic. They are your family member. Caring for them, playing with them, spending time with them will only make this quarantine time easy. And yes, they deserve love too. Let’s take a look at a few popular or not-so-popular but definitely charming pets in … Read More

‘Punyakoti’ premiered in the US and Canada on the occasion of Gudi Padwa
6:00 pm PDT 26/03/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Thousands of Indian families in the US and Canada turned to the first Sanskrit animated movie, Punyakoti, to beat the blues of lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, on the occasion of Marathi new year, Gudi Padwa and Ugadi. Samskrita Bharati North America arranged for a screening of Punyakoti through Vimeo, for Indian families on 25 March between 2 pm and 6 pm (as per US timings). Whoever registered for the screening with the organising committee, received the link of the … Read More

Netflix and Cake announce ‘Angry Birds’ animated series
11:00 am PDT 26/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The Angry Birds are making a foray into series with Netflix and Cake, getting into a partnership with Rovio Entertainment, which announced the new animated series Angry Birds: Summer Madness, based on the iconic world of the Angry Birds. “Angry Birds are about to smash the small screen and we are thrilled to be making the journey with Netflix as our global partner,” said Cake CCO and managing director Ed Galton. The 40 x 11 minute episode series sees much-loved … Read More