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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

Sanskrit animated movie, ‘Punyakoti’ gets its first exclusive screening
4:00 pm PDT 16/10/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

The first Sanskrit animated movie, Punyakoti got its first screening, exclusively for the crowd-funders on 13 October. Initially slated to release in April, Punyakoti got pushed for a couple of months.   Based on an episode from The Mahabharata, which is also prevalent as a folk-song in South India, Punyakoti is about a truth-speaking cow. The plot is an imaginary take on the circumstances that led to the encounter between the cow and a tiger in a village that is facing … Read More

‘100% Wolf – Legend of the Moonstone’ grabs the top spot among the most-screened series at MIPJunior
3:00 pm PDT 15/10/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Studio 100 Media announced that the brand- new CGI animation series 100% Wolf – Legend of the Moonstone has hit the number One spot as the most-screened series’ at this year’s MIPJunior. The comedy-adventure series tells the story of Freddy Lupin a werewolf with a difference! He is heir to a proud family line of werewolves and was in shock when on his 13th birthday his first “warfing” went awry, turning him into a ferocious… poodle. Now enrolled in the prestigious Howlington … Read More

Studio 100 Media’s premium content finds its way to Hungary through MTVA
1:00 pm PDT 14/10/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Studio 100 Media has announced a new volume deal with Hungarian public broadcaster MTVA, according to which, the channel has secured exclusive FTA rights for more than 200 half hours of programming, a total of 390 episodes of premium kids’ content from the studio’s extensive library.  The deal will find the highly successful global animation brands Heidi (seasons one and two, 65 x 22’), Wissper (one and two, 104 x 7’), The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill (52 x 12’), … Read More

‘The Rocketeer’ to premiere on Disney Junior this November
3:00 pm PDT 12/10/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney has brought the super-book comic hero back to life with new animated series, The Rocketeer, which features a young girl named Kit Secord, who takes to the skies to protect her community after becoming the surprise recipient of a rocket-pack that gives her the ability to fly. The Rocketeer will also include many guest stars, including Phylicia Rashad, Marlo Thomas (That Girl), Annie Potts (Toy Story), Rahul Kohli (iZombie), and D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place). The series also stars … Read More

‘Fukrey Boyzzz’: the next big thing for Discovery Kids?
2:00 pm PDT 12/10/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

As a common saying goes, ‘All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them’; dreams are the driving force for bigger achievements and milestones in life. But Choocha, Hunny and Laali of Fukrey Boyzzz have given a twist to make dreams a reality, which leads to a riot of fun, laughter and adventure. Audience will get to witness this madness and their ‘Friendship+Dosti=Fukrapanti’ from tomorrow, 12 October on Discovery Kids.  Nobody knows better the power … Read More

Picture book ‘The Most Magnificent Thing’ comes to TV
11:30 am PDT 12/10/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and featuring the voice talents of child actress Lilly Bartla (girl) and Alison Pill (Mom), The Most Magnificent Thing aired on YTV yesterday. Directed  by Arna Selznick (The Care Bears Movie, The Nut Job), the 22-minute project is based on a charming book by Ashley Spires which centers on a young girl who sets out to make a fantastic gift for her best friend, but soon discovers that the creative journey is always riddled with setbacks. … Read More

#FeatureFriday: Where is the Indian Animation Industry headed? Experts weigh in
6:00 pm PDT 11/10/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Indian animation is at an inflection point. From being outsourced service providers to content creators and intellectual property owners, the Indian animation industry has gone through quite a metamorphosis. With a surfeit of channels like Disney, Pogo, Cartoon Network, Nick, Discovery Kids and Sony YAY! catering to more than 200 million kids, the kids’ genre has seen a conspicuous rise in viewership over the years. Big players in the Indian animation industry, like Green Gold Animation, Cosmos-Maya, DQ Entertainment, Toonz … Read More

The father of Indian animation, Ram Mohan passes away at the age of 88
1:00 pm PDT 11/10/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

Known as the father of Indian animation, Ram Mohan passed away today at the age of 88. A veteran in the Indian animation industry, he had started his career at the Cartoon Films Unit, Films Division of India, Government of India in 1956. Mohan was the chairman and chief creative officer at Graphiti Multimedia, a Mumbai-based animation company which was established in 1995, and later he also established the Graphiti School of Animation in 2006. With a heavy heart, the … Read More

Netflix to release animated series on Hindu deities
6:30 pm PDT 10/10/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has greenlit Ghee Happy, a new animated preschool series created by former Pixar animator/director Sanjay Patel. The 20 x 11-minute series is currently in production after a year of development. Each episode starts with a Sanskrit word and then follows five Hindu deities (Kali, Saraswati, Krishna, Kārtikeya, Ganesha) reimagined as kids together at a daycare overseen by their guru. “These are not my parents’ gods. Most people have come across traditional imagery of the Hindu deities—and this isn’t that,” says Patel. … Read More

Gaumont and Submarine collaborate to co-produce animated series, ‘Pol the Pirate Mouse’
2:00 pm PDT 10/10/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Gaumont Animation and Amsterdam-based Submarine have partnered to co-produce an animated series, Pol the Pirate Mouse, based on the children’s book of the same name. Written by renowned writer Tingue Dongelman and illustrated by Denise van Leeuven, the project was presented by Bruno Felix of Submarine at the recent Cartoon Forum. “We’re incredibly excited to work with [co-founder and managing director of Submarine] Bruno Felix and the talented team at Submarine to develop this heartwarming story for TV. When Courtney … Read More