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Dandelooo’s animated series, ‘The Upside Down River’ flows to Canal+
3:30 pm PDT 01/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

French animation production and distribution company, Dandelooo announced that it has been commissioned to develop and produce a new serialised children’s animated series The Upside Down River for Canal+, France. Dandelooo’s animation studio Ooolala in la Cartoucherie, Valence (France) will produce the new 2D animation, in co-operation with Canal+ Family.  Written by Jean Regnaud (Ernest & Celestine) and Marie de Banville (Tobie Lolness) and directed by Paul Leluc (The Wolf, The Long Long Holiday), the ten half-hour episodes, targeted at eight to 12-year olds, is … Read More

OTMC launches Spanish Rhymes
11:30 am PDT 29/06/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

One Take Media Co (OTMC) is happy to launch the nursery rhymes in Spanish, a language which is global and the world’s second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese. This will help Nursery Rhymes to be more prominent on global platform. Currently the rhymes are available in English and Hindi. OTMC has more than 4000 hours of kids’ content which includes 2500 popular nursery rhymes, world famous kids series, kids animated movies and many more. Nyra Rhymes is created by in-house … Read More

From nature conservation to looking beyond virtual life, Ekabhuya Animation raises strong voice
7:00 pm PDT 27/06/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

Climate change has been evident for sometime now and as recent searches have showed, it’s taking turns for the worse. All of us have seen what adverse effects it can have on the environment and the world we’re living in. For instance – Chennai. Scientists are concerned about even more drastic effects that could befall us in the near future if we don’t start conserving nature immediately.  Probably this have triggered animation studio Ekabhuya Animation to create animated clip The … Read More

One Take Media acquires rights for new series of ‘Boonie Bears’ in India
2:00 pm PDT 25/06/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

One Take Media has acquired rights for two seasons of the global hit 3D animation series Boonie Bears and Boonie Bears Bust for SAARC countries. The series include 208 episodes available in English, Hindi and other languages. Boonie Bears is designed for children aged four to 12, is set in a lovely wooded wonderland in rural Northeast part of the world.Season one tells the story of two brave and mighty bears- Briar and Bramble who try to protect their homeland … Read More

How marketing strategies are helping to create bigger brands out of Indian animated IPs
7:00 pm PDT 22/06/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

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 estimated to reach Rs 24.4 billion by 2021. The emerging trends reflect that local content in regional languages is paying huge dividends. Thus, to build and maintain a long-term relationship with the most dynamic and versatile audience- kids through their local toon characters, … Read More

“It was such an honour to be invited to the Annecy Animation Festival and for ‘Lamput'” : Vaibhav Kumaresh
7:00 pm PDT 20/06/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

Lamput is having a great time! The hilarious Indian slapstick chase comedy has lately added another feather to its cap! Lamput was the only animated Indian IP to be invited to the Annecy International Animated Film Festival that happened between 10 to 15 June. Produced by Vaibhav Studios and created/co-directed by the studios’ founder Vaibhav Kumaresh, Lamput has a special place in non-dialogue, slapstick chase animation in India and across the globe. Lamput is a gooey orange substance that escaped … Read More

Waste’s 3D animation film, ‘The Anniversary Crab’ depicts the end of the robot beast of ‘Boom Beach’
7:00 pm PDT 17/06/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

Remember Boom Beach? Supercell’s globally popular mobile strategy games set in a fantasy tropical archipelago? In the game, players had to fight against an evil foe known as the Blackguard, daily, and every month they confronted the Blackguard’s gargantuan robot beast, the Mega Crab. To celebrate the end of a year-long animation campaign for Boom Beach, Waste, an independent digital creative agency, has created a rich 3D animation film/clip for The Anniversary Crab that weaved all their previous animations into a … Read More

Universal Kids announces premiere dates for ‘Where’s Waldo?’ and ‘Norman Picklestripes’
10:00 am PDT 12/06/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

TV network, Universal Kids has announced the premiere dates for two new preschool series- Where’s Waldo? from DreamWorks Animation and Norman Picklestripes, to make the summer months fun and fresh. Where’s Waldo? brings the iconic character to life in a new animated series from DreamWorks Animation, executive producer F.M. De Marco (Spy Kids: Mission Critical) and co-executive producer John Tellegen (Spy Kids: Mission Critical). Twelve-year-old Waldo (voiced by Joshua Rush) and his best friend Wenda (voiced by Haley Tju) are … Read More

‘Frozen II’ newest trailer released
6:00 pm PDT 11/06/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney has just dropped the latest trailer of much awaited Frozen II and a new poster on Monday. The trailer showcases Elsa’s never-seen-before powers while Pabbie’s voice in the background tells them that “The past is not what it seems”, and both the sisters – Elsa and Anna, embark on a quest into the unknown along with Olaf and Kristoff. The new trailer of the animated sequel to Oscar winning Frozen (2013) was dropped (on Tuesday) exclusively on Good Morning … Read More

PlayBig partners with Dottodot on preschool music series ‘Musenito’
5:00 pm PDT 11/06/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Newly established Paris-based Play Big and Taiwan-based Dottodot have partnered to produce Musenito, a fun and innovative show for pre-school children to encourage them to discover the joy of creating music, as announced at Annecy 2019. Musenito (working title) will be developed as a 52 x 5 minutes CGI animated series and a collection of apps and toys. The show is about learning music through a fun and intuitive journey. It links abstract music concepts to strong, simple images which preschool children … Read More

GKIDS acquires North American rights to its first Chinese animation ‘White Snake’
12:00 pm PDT 11/06/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

GKIDS has acquired North American rights to its first Chinese animation White Snake ahead of its international premiere at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival this week. Produced by Beijing-based Light Chaser Animation along with Warner Bros, White Snake is directed by Amp Wong and Zhao Ji. The film grossed $67m (RMB 449m) in China earlier this year. The story of White Snake is based on a well-known local tale and follows Blanca, a young woman who after losing her … Read More

Cartoon Network Asia Pacific greenlights new season of ‘Lamput’
11:00 am PDT 11/06/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Lamput, the hilarious Indian animated chase comedy, has been picked up for a third season by Cartoon Network and will run internationally on the channel in Asia Pacific and Latin America, and on Boomerang in EMEA. Produced and created by Vaibhav Studios based in Mumbai, India, Lamput started life as batches of micro-shorts of about 15 seconds as well as shorts of up to two minutes. The new season will comprise a mixture of 21×5’ and 21×2’ episodes, and will … Read More