‘Tokyo Godfathers’ gets a new English dub cast
1:30 pm PDT 17/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

GKIDS has announced the English voice cast for the critically-acclaimed animated feature Tokyo Godfathers. Directed by Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Paprika), Tokyo Godfathers follows the story of three homeless characters during the holiday season as they attempt to figure out what to do when they find a newborn baby. As they try to find the baby’s mother, they undergo a series of misunderstandings and life or death scenarios that made the anime a classic tale, sitting among some of the … Read More

Award-winning animated short, ‘The Orchestra’ makes online debut
12:30 pm PDT 17/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Award-winning Australian short film, The Orchestra makes an online debut. Released in 2015, the film is directed by Mikey Hill, with the hand-animated piece, set in a world where tiny musical accompanists follow folks, playing the soundtrack of each person’s life — and introduces Vernon, a lonesome elderly man who always seems to strike the wrong note. The Orchestra was co-written by Jennifer Smith and Jamie Messenger, with Melanie Brunt of Feather Films as the producer. The short was developed and … Read More

As the new look of Batman has released, we take a look at previous portrayals of the caped crusader in cinema
7:30 pm PDT 14/02/2020 By Parth Kaushik

While Robert Pattinson is our new Bruce Wayne, the caped crusader of Gotham portrayed by multiple actors over the years is worth taking a look at. With the new look of Batman (played by Robert Pattinson) surfacing online, let’s go over the multiple spins and shades added in a variety of movie depictions through the years. 1. Lewis G. Wilson Being the first and youngest actor to essay the role of Batman, he donned the batsuit at the age of 23 in the … Read More

Vaibhav Studios reveals adorable Nick ident for Valentine’s Day!
6:30 pm PDT 14/02/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Vaibhav Studios had a funny yet relatable video as a gift for Valentine’s Day! After its Samosa and Vada Pav rap ident for Indian kids broadcaster, Nickelodeon garnered tremendous response on social media, the studio revealed its recent ident ‘Train’ to celebrate the day of love! Produced by Vaibhav Studios, the new ‘Train’ ident is supercool and will resonate very well with audiences across the country, especially those who travel by train on a daily basis. The concept itself is … Read More

DC to launch the all new ‘Batman: The Adventures Continue’
12:30 pm PDT 14/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

DC Comics will launch a new six-issue miniseries titled Batman: The Adventures Continue, which will be set in the same world as the acclaimed animated series from the ’90s. The show’s co-creator, Paul Dini, is teaming up with fellow producer Alan Burnett, and artist Ty Templeton to create a new series for DC. Batman: The Adventures Continue will be a digital-first six-issue mini-series, and its first installments will be released in April 2020. Batman: The Adventures Continue #1, the first … Read More

Netflix picks up ‘Thomas and Friends’
11:30 am PDT 14/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix in multiple regions will be the home to season 23 of Thomas and Friends from 15 March 2020. The news was revealed during Mattel’s earnings calls on Thursday. Thomas and Friends is a well known British-American kids series that has been operating since 1984 and follows the adventure of Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends on the Island of Sodor. It features popular characters such as The Fat Controller, Gordon, Cranky, Edward, Annie, and Clarabel. Mark Moraghan currently … Read More

Animated short ‘Charlotte’s Daydream’ depicts a surreal picture of looking at our planet from the Black Hole
8:30 pm PDT 13/02/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

When the first ever image of the Black Hole surfaced in April 2019, captured by NASA’s Messier 87 (M87), an elliptical galaxy some 55 million light-years from Earth, the entire world was awestruck at something so colossal, so mysteriously powerful.   A Black Hole is an extremely dense object from which no light can escape. Anything that comes within a black hole’s “event horizon”, will be consumed, never to re-emerge, because of the black hole’s unimaginably strong gravity. By its very … Read More

AR portraits show the influential women, in motion
6:30 pm PDT 13/02/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

A portrait in any form including painting, photograph, sculpture or other artistic format is a representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. Los Angeles-based animation house, Studio Moshon has redefined the art of portraits by giving it a twist and creating it in AR format. The studio has created AR portraits for Women in Entertainment to connect visitors with … Read More

Blending Iranian and Indian mythologies, animated film ‘Jamshid’ tells a morbidly beautiful tale
7:30 pm PDT 12/02/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Most civilisations are based on the foundation of some strong stories – be it myths, legends, folklores or epics, there’s nothing more powerful in the world than a good story. It’s a story that resonates beyond borders and has the power to transform as well as bind cultures. Jamshid: A Lament for a Myth is one such story that brings together the Iranian and Indian mythologies together blending two cultures seamlessly. Created and directed by independent animator, Moin Samadi based out … Read More

Cosmos-Maya to co-produce animated movie ‘Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds’ with Apolo Films
4:30 pm PDT 12/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Leading India and Singapore-based animation studio Cosmos-Maya is foraying into the world of animated feature films, partnering with Spanish independent Apolo Films to co-produce Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds, an adaptation of the classic tale of The Three Musketeers. Cosmos-Maya will part finance and co-produce the full-length animated feature film based for which Universal is already on board taking SVOD rights for several key territories including the UK, France and Germany. TVE, Lusomundo and A Contracorriente in Spain are also … Read More

Kidscreen Awards 2020 winners announced
2:30 pm PDT 12/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The 2020 Kidscreen Awards were announced yesterday, 11 February at Miami, Florida in a high-profile presentation.  Hosted by renowned actor/comedian Emma Hunter and exclusively sponsored by the Canada Media Fund, the year’s best work in children’s television and digital media was singled out and celebrated by the global kids entertainment industry.  Chosen by highly respected industry judges, awards in the Programming and Creative Talent categories were given to the following entries: PROGRAMMING—PRESCHOOL CATEGORY Best New Series Where’s Waldo  DreamWorks Animation … Read More

Switch Animation creates animated short on autism
11:30 am PDT 12/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Switch Animation, based in Toronto has completed production of an animated short film about autism, titled The PErfect Project. Adapted from the book of the same name by author, professor, TEDx speaker and award-winning psychologist Tracy Packiam Alloway, The Perfect Project is a project for the studio which focuses on work that inspires, educates and entertains. The team includes voice actors and animators on the autism spectrum as well as a behavior therapist who deals daily with children who face … Read More