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Salt Content CEO Angela Salt speaks candidly about her journey
4:00 pm PDT 24/07/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Awash with a variety of top-drawer mavericks and storytellers from a stunning multiplicity of artistic backgrounds, GAFX 2019 emerged as a leading juggernaut in the apotheosis of AVGC events. Not only did the summit play host to artists from national and regional perimeters but also flew down stalwarts from the west. Salt Content CEO Angela Salt spoke to Animation Xpress about her journey as an illustrator and a writer for kids’ animation such as Curious George, Abby Hatcher, A Street Cat … Read More

Deadly fire kills 33 in Kyoto Animation Studio after a man sets it ablaze
11:00 am PDT 19/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Massive fire broke out at Kyoto Animation Studio as a man screaming “You die!” burst into the studio, splashed flammable liquid and set it on fire on Thursday. This resulted in the death of 33 people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans. 36 others were injured, some of them critically, in a blaze that sent people scrambling up the stairs towards the roof to escape what proved to be Japan’s … Read More

Hrithik Roshan joins hands with ‘Little Singham’ to convey a great message
7:00 pm PDT 18/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Popular toon character Little Singham, who has inspired millions of children across the country with his deeds of bravery, has received a great lesson from Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan. Discovery Kids is currently running a promo featuring the Super 30 star sharing wisdom with Little Singham, and to children nationally through it. In the clip, Roshan will be seen mentoring the students in a classroom set-up. Speaking on the occasion Roshan said, “I love how Little Singham aims to impart … Read More

Kidscreen Awards officially accepting entries!
3:00 pm PDT 17/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Kidscreen Awards has officially announced to be accepting entries for 2020. Heading into its 11th year of celebrating excellence in children’s television and digital entertainment, Kidscreen Awards is also introducing new categories for live-action series, short films, SVOD platforms, kids-only streaming services and YouTube channels to keep pace with the ever-changing kids content market. Following are the categories- Programming entries are now being accepted for Preschool (zero to five), Kids (six to 10) and Teens (11 to 17) in the … Read More

Honouring the best in the field of animation – ANN Awards
7:00 pm PDT 16/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The kids genre in India is growing exponentially. Six months down, the sector is already growing in fast pace this year to outdo itself from last year. According to this year’s FICCI EY report, animation segment, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11 per cent till 2020. The emerging trends reflect that local content in regional languages is paying huge dividends. With the Indian animation industry creating world class content, Animation Xpress finds it to be the perfect … Read More

Review: ‘Lion King’ strikes a delicate CGI-Live action balance
5:00 pm PDT 16/07/2019 By Parth Kaushik

The legendary tale of Lion King being given a live-action treatment in itself was a prospect that had me in two minds initially. For one, I didn’t want the absolute classic that stands the test of time to this day being fiddled around with.  Despite captivating visuals in the trailers, the dread still loomed that it might turn out to be just another one of those Animal Planet clips. Will the animals look convincing enough? Will their expression correspond to … Read More

Presenting India’s largest kids’ conglomeration : KAM Summit and ANN Awards
6:00 pm PDT 15/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Kids’ content ecosystem has been on an all-time high with a multiplicity of brands and developers rushing to tap into the market. There has been an unprecedented rise in the consumption of kids’ content over the last couple of years.  The upward spurt in viewership in the kid’s category has been due to the animated IP rush which enabled the numbers to rise from average 499 GRP to 550 GRP in the last year. According to the recently launched FICCI … Read More

Animation industry leaders to gather in Ottawa
3:00 pm PDT 15/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The 2019 editions of the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) and The Animation Conference (TAC) are fast-approaching. These annual events bring industry leaders from around the globe to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to celebrate the unique and evolving medium of animation. The OIAF, taking place September 25 to 29, is the largest animation festival in North America and the second-largest animation festival in the world. As such, it showcases cutting-edge and thought-provoking work from the world’s most prominent and game-changing animators. … Read More

History revisited and recreated through stunning animation in Bengali film ‘Durgeshgorer Guptodhon’
5:00 pm PDT 11/07/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

Animation has created a stir all over the country and the sector is growing with every passing day and by 2021, the sector is expected to reach a size of Rs. 24.4 billion. This medium is also becoming quite prominent in the regional space. Recently, Bengali feature film Durgeshgorer Guptodhon depicted the rich history of Bengal through beautiful animation at the beginning, to set the tone of the film. The animated clip narrates the times before and after the Battle … Read More

WildBrain to manage Headstart International’s ‘Best Furry Friends’ on YouTube
4:00 pm PDT 09/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Leading digital kids’ network and studio, WildBrain has been appointed by Headstart International to manage the Best Furry Friends or BFF, Australian toy brand on YouTube. WildBrain will employ its expertise in content and channel management on YouTube to grow the global audience for Best Furry Friends with exclusive content designed to delight a key viewership of girls aged six to nine years. WildBrain commercial director Rachel Taylor, “As we continue to expand the offering of third-party kids’ brands on … Read More

Girgit Studios’ animated short, ’09: 09 F’ to be screened in Rio de Janeiro
5:30 pm PDT 05/07/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

Girgit Studios’ animated short titled 09: 09 F is selected officially at Anima Mundi, the second biggest animation festivals in the world and one of the Academy awards qualifier festivals. This year the festival will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 17 to 21 July. ” Our work getting screened in front of animation enthusiasts and professionals at this festival and knowing that it’s the only film from India is a really big deal. We are eager to see … Read More

Sony YAY! and Gelato Italiano partners for new treats this summer
12:00 pm PDT 05/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The vacation season just got more mouth-watering! Popular kids entertainment channel Sony YAY! Has teamed up with Gelato Italiano to introduce two special flavours of the month across 12 cities in India. Fans can find delight with the flavour of Silk Chocolate in its every bite, just like KickO and Super SpeedO’s fights. The feline twin delights from Honey Bunny ka Jholmaal inspire a flavour that is undoubtedly the king of summer desserts, ‘Mango Ka Jholmaal’. These popular duos and … Read More