Cake and Fresh TV announce second season of ‘Total Dramarama’
2:00 pm PDT 13/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE along with award-winning Canadian producer, Fresh TV have announced a second season of Total Dramarama. This announcement comes after the commitment from Cartoon Network US and TELETOON. 52 episodes of new adventures are already in production following the series’ premiere on both channels, last autumn. Total Dramarama, a prequel to the original Total Drama series, re-introduces original Total Drama characters as toddlers and places them in a daycare centre. With their fully-formed teen personalities still intact, … Read More

Ferly and Cake Entertainment partner for ‘Dragon Girl’
1:00 pm PDT 12/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Cake Entertainment is to partner with new provider of kids’ content, Ferly on Dragon Girl, a 26 x 22 minute animated action adventure series based on an original idea by Ferly’s VP creative Joonas Rissanen. Rissanen said, “A girl born from a dragon egg – that’s such a simple, yet incredibly catchy premise. I can’t wait to start working with CAKE and our joint top team of creatives to show the full depth of this world!” Dragon Girl will be … Read More

‘Isle of Dogs’ gets nominated for The Oscars in the animation category
5:00 pm PDT 11/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Isle of Dogs is nominated in the best animated feature film category for The Oscars. Danaher Corp. chairman Steven Rales shares the nomination with director Wes Anderson and producers Scott Rudin and Jeremy Dawson. The 91st Academy Awards are scheduled for 24 February in Los Angeles. Isle of Dogs is up against Incredibles 2, Mirai, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Ralph Breaks the Internet in the best animated feature film category. Twenty years in the future, the Japanese city of … Read More

Nickelodeon launches a new school contact programme featuring toons Rudra and Shiva
4:30 pm PDT 11/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Nickelodeon is all set to reduce the exam stress of kids with new doses of entertainment with their favourite Nicktoons Rudra and Shiva! Presented by Alpenlebie Juzt Jelly, the immersive school contact programme will reach out to 250 schools across cities, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Aurangabad and Kolkata. Presented by Alpenlibe Juzt Jelly Nickelodeon’s Rudra Boom Chik Chik Boom will bring alive the magic of Rudra into the classrooms with a series of fun and interactive games. The four week … Read More

The dynamics of how a 3D animated movie is made
7:00 pm PDT 08/02/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Have you ever wondered how 3D animated movies are made? How do those squishy little characters come alive on the screen? What goes on behind the scenes of those seamlessly moving animated visual spectacles that we relish watching so much? In this article, we take you through the pipeline to explain each step of the process of 3D animation and elucidate the many stages of this art in a way that informs and helps our readers appreciate the workflow of … Read More

CAKE and Atomic Toybox Entertainment partner for first ‘Captain Action’ TV series
7:30 pm PDT 07/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Leading kids’ entertainment specialist, CAKE has announced its partnership with LA-based Atomic Toybox Entertainment (headed by four-time Emmy nominee Michael Polis), on the new upcoming Captain Action series. Based on the successful 1960’s action figure brand, the new series will bring Captain Action, his arch nemesis Dr Evil and other extraordinary characters to the screen for the first time in an action comedy series aimed at six to 11 year olds. The 11 minute episodes will be shot with children … Read More

Xilam Animation to adapt Michael Morpurgo’s bestselling novel ‘Listen to the Moon’ into new animated series ‘Lucy Lost’ 
5:30 pm PDT 07/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

French animation studio, Xilam Animation is adapting award-winning and previous British Children’s Laureate, Sir Michael Morpurgo’s bestseller, Listen to the Moon-a First World War mystery novel  into a new animated series titled Lucy Lost. Presently under development, the 10 x 26-minute adventure series is aimed at a family audience. Jean-Christophe Dessaint (Le jour des Corneilles) is on board to direct the new series which will be fully animated in CGI with a final 2D rendering. Set at the beginning of the First World War in the … Read More

‘Miffy’ comes to WildBrain; the studio to grow the popular kids’ brand on YouTube
4:30 pm PDT 07/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Leading digital kids’ network and studio, WildBrain has been appointed by Mercis Media to manage and grow the YouTube presence of the popular kids’ brand, Miffy, on an exclusive worldwide basis. Created in 1955 by celebrated Dutch author and artist Dick Bruna, Miffy is a multi-entertainment brand featuring an adorable white bunny loved by generations worldwide. In addition to animated content, the brand enjoys extensive global consumer product programmes in publishing, toys and homewares. WildBrain managing director Jon Gisby said: … Read More

Studio 100 Animation partners with Cosmos-Maya on ‘Galactic Agency’
3:30 pm PDT 07/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

French animation studio,  is strategically aligning with India and Singapore-based animation studio Cosmos-Maya as a co-production partner for a new 2D animation series Galactic Agency, capitalising on the latter’s production expertise. Gulli France is on board as the primary broadcaster of the show. Targeted at kids aged six to nine, the production on the first season of 52 x 13 minutes of Galactic Agency will commence this year itself. Speaking on the development, Cosmos-Maya CEO Anish Mehta said, “Cosmos-Maya is very proud to be associated … Read More

Atomic Cartoons partners with Cyber Group Studios on worldwide licensing deal for ‘The Last Kids on Earth’
11:30 am PDT 07/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Atomic Cartoons, the kids division of Thunderbird Entertainment Group has announced to have entered into a worldwide licensing agreement with Cyber Group Studios, the Paris and Los Angeles based animated production and distribution company, for its upcoming animated series, The Last Kids on Earth. Currently in production, The Last Kids on Earth is scheduled to premiere on Netflix later this year. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Atomic on the media distribution and licensing and merchandising … Read More

Indian animation studios who ensure a positive and happy working environment
8:00 pm PDT 06/02/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

We live in a world of cut-throat competition where almost everyone is running behind success and has plunged into the rat race. Recently, few posts has been doing the rounds across several social media platforms that Indians work for the maximum hours in the world. While we spend most of the time of our day working, the working environment or the work culture becomes very crucial; as it defines whether our work place becomes our second home or a burden. … Read More

APC Kids’ studio, Zephyr Animation to co-produce new series ‘Gone Gills’
4:30 pm PDT 06/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

APC Kids, the children’s entertainment division of co-production and distribution company About Premium Content (APC), is ramping up its production activity through its recently launched studio Zephyr Animation with new comedy-adventure show Gone Gills. The series is an original created by Ferly, the entertainment company founded by former Rovio executives and co-creators of Angry Birds. The show will be co-produced by Canadian Yellow Animation. Gone Gills is a 3D CGI series, which follows three prehistoric creatures as they find themselves stranded in the … Read More