Animation

‘Gigantosaurus’ to stream on Disney Channel from January 2019
2:00 pm PDT 18/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Cyber Group Studios’ CG-animated preschool series Gigantosaurus, is set to premiere on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW app on 18 January 2019. Based on Jonny Duddle’s bestselling book of the same name, the animated series follows four dinosaur friends who will take the kids on an exciting adventurous ride and help them explore the world beyond their imagination. “We’re so excited to introduce families to the incredible world of Gigantosaurus. Children have always been fascinated by dinosaurs and they will immediately … Read More


‘One Piece’ to introduce the most beautiful woman ever?
12:00 pm PDT 17/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

One Piece‘s Wano arc has treated fans with all sorts of outlandish and goofy characters but the newest one might not be as whacky as the others. The Wano arc’s next chapter is teasing a possible entry of the most beautiful heroine in the series to date, Komurasaki the Oiran, who amazes people with her looks as she walks by. In the latest chapter of the series, the Straw Hats have comes across the young O-Toko, who serves as a … Read More


Nick Jr. to launch new preschool series, ‘Abby Hatcher’ in the new year
1:30 pm PDT 14/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Nickelodeon’s new preschool series Abby Hatcher will premiere on 1 January 2019. Produced by Spin Master Entertainment and executive produced by Ronnen Harary and Laura Clunie, the series follows the adventures of a little girl who lives in a world where humans coexist with Fuzzlies, creatures with unique abilities that need Abby’s help to solve problems. The 26-episode series is the ninth series from the studio behind PAW Patrol. Spin Master recently hired former Guru Studio director Jamie Whitney to … Read More


Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer to voice cast in the upcoming Pixar movie ‘Onward’
11:00 am PDT 14/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Pixar Animation Studios has revealed that Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer are the four members of the voice cast for its original new feature film Onward. Earlier in June on an official post, it was stated that Disney files titles around two years prior to a film’s release, especially for new franchises. Finally, it is fixed that Onward is set to launch in theatres on 6 March 2020. The movie is set in a suburban fantasy world and it … Read More


Xilam Animation scores global sales for comedy animated reboot of ‘Mr Magoo’
6:00 pm PDT 12/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Xilam Animation has secured a slate of global broadcast sales for its hilarious newseries, Mr Magoo (78 x 7), based on the hugely successful classic cartoon of the same name. The series is currently in production and will start airing from late 2018. Turner has picked up Mr Magoo in France, French and English-speaking Africa, the Middle East, Israel, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Central and Eastern Europe for its Boomerang channel, while Discovery Kids has acquired the series for Latin America. In Europe, the … Read More


Toonz Media Group unveils season two of The Gummy Bear Show and new series ‘Boo Bah B’
3:00 pm PDT 12/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Toonz Media Group, in partnership with Gummybear International has announced the launch  of the second season of their successful animated series “Gummibär And Friends: The Gummy Bear Show” on 13 December. Toonz Media Group’s new non-dialogue comedy Boo Bah B also just launched exclusively on YouTube and the YouTube Kids app on 30November, strengthening the partnership with the platform. The hugely successful Gummibär And Friends: The Gummy Bear Show premiered on YouTube on 24 June 2016 with immediate success. ‘The Surprise Egg,’ the … Read More


‘One Piece’ Fans treated with the Jinbe’s biggest fight
1:00 pm PDT 12/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

One Piece‘s latest episode finally brought Big Mom tête-à-tête with the Straw Hat pirates as now they have to protect the Thousand Sunny from her violent rampage. This implied that the Straw Hats had to make the biggest decision yet Jinbe was the first to face Big Mom directly, and which resulted in a pathway that enabled the biggest fight the character has ever had yet. When Jinbe stands up to Big Mom and tells her that her wedding cake isn’t there because Perospero lied to … Read More


Disney’s animated series ‘Mira, Royal Detective’ is inspired by Indian culture
3:00 pm PDT 11/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Indian audience has been hungering to relatability quotient amid the heavy undercurrents of western culture that Disney cartoons are laden with. Recently Disney Junior greenlighted a new animated series, Mira, Royal Detective, which is inspired by the culture and customs of India. Above all, the series, scheduled to premiere in 2020, will feature most of our favourite American stars. Set in the India-inspired land of Jalpur, the series follows the brave and resourceful Mira, a commoner who is appointed a … Read More


Review: ‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ offers a darker retelling with spectacular visuals.
7:00 pm PDT 10/12/2018 By Parth Kaushik

The task of living up to Kipling’s (Rudyard Kipling) imagination presupposes a great deal of commitment and attention-to-detail. Above all, capturing the essence encapsulated in the book in itself demands accurate portrayal of the darker nuances on the landscape of jungle ranging from (Bagheera) the panther’s sonorous roar to (Sher Khan) the tiger’s sinister and intimidating demeanour. Andrew Serkis has deftly taken these points into consideration in his reimagination of the legend, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle The cardinal mistake that the … Read More


Green Gold Animation to create new episodes of ‘Ninja Hattori’
6:00 pm PDT 08/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Japan’s private broadcaster TV Asahi and its animation production arm Shin-ei animation teams up with India’s animation studio Green Gold Animation to create all-new episodes of Ninja Hattori, the action comedy animation franchise running over three decades with a large number of followers in Japan, India and countries worldwide. TV Asahi head of animation at international business department and entertainment division Takahiro Kishimoto comments, “We are thrilled to announce our partnership on Ninja Hattori with Green Gold Animation, a highly-regarded production studio from India.  This … Read More


The power of animation to bring alive Doctor Who’s lost story ‘The Macra Terror’
2:00 pm PDT 06/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The Macra Terror, one of Doctor Who’s classic lost stories is, in the works, to be revived as animation. Starring Patrick Troughton as the second Doctor, The Macra Terror was originally televised in four weekly parts but no full episodes of the serial survived the test of time. Luckily for fans, a complete audio recording of all four parts still exists. Now, 52 years later, the four episodes will be revived through the magic of animation. In the story, the … Read More


‘One Piece’ gears up for a Special Double Episode
12:00 pm PDT 05/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The buzz around One Piece continues with enduring indefatigability as the series limbers up to bring out one much-anticipated episode, and this time it is going to be grand. Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece first began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997. It has since been collected into over 80 volumes, and has been a critical and commercial success worldwide with many of the volumes breaking printing records in Japan. The manga has even set a Guinness World Record for … Read More