Animated short, ‘Korona’ tells to focus on the “Don’t-s” but not panic amidst Covid-19 chaos
7:00 pm PDT 20/03/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

The world is witnessing a lockdown for the past few months now due to the Coronavirus outbreak. As if Earth is taking a break to reboot and rejuvenate itself (at least that’s what the pictures of dolphins and swans in Venice canals are seeming like).  Major events, programmes around the world have been cancelled and people are forced to quarantine themselves at home to contain further spread of the virus. There’s fear in people that has enabled them to resort … Read More

Let’s wander in the magical animated worlds #WhenAtHome
6:00 pm PDT 20/03/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Animation has made creating a world of your own possible. From big animation houses like Disney, Pixar, Sony, and many others to even a small animation studio can do wonders with the power of animation. The concept art, landscapes are as much important in any animated movie as the characters. Wondering about the magic, fantasy, dream and mystic in these movies, let’s go into few mystical animated worlds. Frozen We just cannot miss the landscapes from Frozen while talking about … Read More

Universal Pictures moves ‘Minions: The Rise Of Gru’ global summer release dates
3:00 pm PDT 20/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The coronavirus pandemic shelves yet another major movie release, with Universal Pictures pulling Illumination Entertainment’s family animation sequel Minions: The Rise of Gru from its summer dates. The movie was set for June release in some offshore markets and for 3 July release in the U.S. Illumination’s Mac Guff studio in Paris has been temporarily shuttered in abidance with the current lockdown in France. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri said, “In response to the severity of the situation in … Read More

ViacomCBS and Sky take up Magic Light Pictures’ pre-school animated series, ‘Pip and Posy’
3:30 pm PDT 19/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

ViacomCBS and Sky have announced to have partnered for their first co-production,  preschool CG animated series Pip and Posy (52 x 7′).  The animated series will premiere exclusively on Channel 5’s free-to-air service Milkshake!, Sky’s on-demand service Sky Kids in the U.K in early 2021, and Nick Jr. a year later.  Multiple Oscar-nominated Magic Light Pictures of recent hit The Snail and The Whale fame, is producing Pip and Posy with animation services provided by Blue Zoo. “Pip and Posy … Read More

‘The Willoughbys’ adaptation to premiere on Netflix next month
2:30 pm PDT 19/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix announced on Twitter a release date for its adaptation of The Willoghbys, which is based on the Lois Lowry children’s book of the same name. The story follows the Willoughby children, Tim, Jane and twins Barnaby A and Barnaby B, four youngsters with neglectful parents. The Willoughbys features the voice of Will Forte as Tim, Alessia Cara as Jane, Vincent Tong as the Barnabys, Martin Short as Father Willoughby, Jane Krakowski as Mother Willoughby, Ricky Gervais as The Catt, … Read More

Here are some animated movies to raise your hope #WhenAtHome
7:00 pm PDT 18/03/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Are you home isolating yourselves, following government orders and avoiding travel, working from home or taking a break completely? Done with the over hampering of news and tired getting panic? So am I. Working from home gives us all a lot more time to people in Mumbai for sure. No boarding of crowded local trains, no sweaty journeys, no listening to gossip, our mind is finally at peace- only if you are not rigorously checking the news. Worry not, to … Read More

Karadi Tales wins ‘The Audiobook Publisher of the Year’ at the London Book Fair Excellence Awards
6:00 pm PDT 18/03/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Indian publishing house and kids content company, Karadi Tales has been awarded ‘The Audiobook Publisher of the Year’ by the London Book Fair Excellence Awards. It was also shortlisted for The Education Initiative Award and The Educational Learning Resources Award.   Karadi Tales were also the producers for the Indian animated feature film, Goopi Gawaiyaa Bagha Bajaiyaa (GGBB). Karadi Tales is known for its books, audio books and edutainment videos on YouTube. Since the launch of the first audio book title in 1996, … Read More

Disney royalty, Tony Bancroft working on ‘Space Jam 2’ animation
11:30 am PDT 18/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Space Jam 2 keeps pushing forward, with the ongoing cancellations and delays on many projects. The upcoming sequel starring LeBron James finished shooting back in September, and now the animators are busy adding in the performances of his costars Bugs, Daffy and the rest of the Looney Tunes. Tony Bancroft is the Disney royalty and animator who created iconic characters such as Cogsworth for Beauty and the Beast, Pumbaa for The Lion King, Iago for Aladdin and Kronk for The … Read More

Moonbug sells ‘Supa Strikas’ to Disney India
11:30 am PDT 17/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Moonbug, children’s content producer and distributor has sold its soccer-themed animated series Supa Strikas to Disney India. Supa Strikas is a beloved South African digital and linear sports brand that follows the leading football team as they journey across the globe and to outer space on a quest to win the prized Super League trophy. The series originally launched as a comic book before expanding into an animated show. It was published by South African publisher Strika Entertainment. Since launching … Read More

Studio of the Week | Anicipate
7:30 pm PDT 16/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Name : Anicipate About : We are a motion and visual design studio based out of Bengaluru. Our approach is always the same, in that it’s never the same. We start by listening, and shape a design driven process, with our clients as partners every step of the way. Each project results in a hand-crafted visual experience. Location : Bengaluru, Kolkata Projects : Microsoft Hindi Diwas, NLU Child Sex Abuse PSA, Sanskara School, American Express, JSW Paints, and more. 1. What are the current trends … Read More

Post Office Studios on how the unique project- ‘The Mind Behind’ was created
6:30 pm PDT 16/03/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Post Office Studios recently worked on an animated, live-action campaign for Red Bull. The series created, titled The Mind Behind is a wonderful piece of art. Post Office Studios’ sister company Supari Studios, a live-action content studio has been in collaboration with Red Bull Media House since the past three years, and they have been creating some groundbreaking content together.  Post Office Studios naturally came into the picture when the idea for the series was conceptualised. The creative directors from … Read More

Cartoon Network characters deliver hygiene message to kids through video – “Be Clean. Be Cool!”
1:30 pm PDT 16/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Cartoon Network has launched an animated public service announcement focusing on good hygiene practices amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.  Designed to be an interesting way of helping children understand the importance of keeping healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak, the music video will run on Cartoon Network and Boomerang, initially across Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. It’s also available on Cartoon Network’s social channels and YouTube. In India, fans can watch both Hindi and English versions of the video on Cartoon Network, … Read More