Build your personalised animated cartoon with ‘Bitmoji TV’
1:30 pm PDT 31/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

All of us at least once have tried to create our personalised ‘emoji’ for social media experience to express your thoughts and feelings. Known as Bitmoji, these personalised representations have been turned into comic strips, stickers, mobile games, and now an animated series. Emojis are so famous that Sony even made a movie titled The Emoji Movie. The new animated experiment is going to make cartoons very personal, as Bitmoji TV arrives on Snapchat’s Discover on Saturday, 1 February. Building … Read More

‘Toy Story 4’, ‘Splash’ and much more! Here’s what’s coming to Disney+ in February 2020
11:30 am PDT 31/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney fans across the world are surely waiting to get their hands on the company’s streaming service, Disney+, which got around 10 million subscriptions withing 24 hours of the launch. While the service is already up and running in the U.S.A and is scheduled to launch in the UK soon, Disney fans around the world will have to wait till they can get their hands on the precious content library. As for India, the users would be able to watch … Read More

Animators and comic artists around the country take part in Protest Fest in Bengaluru
7:30 pm PDT 30/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

For the past few months, the country has witnessed a lot of agitation and uproar over the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) and NRC (National Register of Citizens). Several incidents involving violence have arisen which directly or indirectly have a connection to this political move. However, this move has brought the masses together in unison like never before, all across India. Many of the animators, comic artists and illustrators around India have also not shied away from picking a side and … Read More

Maya Rudolph, Natasha Lyonne collaborate with Amazon on animated series ‘The Hospital’
4:30 pm PDT 30/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Amazon Studios is developing an dark comic animated series The Hospital, to be executive produced by Natasha Lyonne and Maya Rudolph’s banner Animal Pictures under the first-look deal it signed with Amazon in November. The Hospital follows Sleech and Klak, two brilliant female alien doctors who specialize in rare sci-fi illnesses. When Sleech defies protocol, she contracts a disease from another dimension and our heroes must find a cure before the universe is destroyed. Cirocco Dunlap, who worked with Lyonne … Read More

The Property Brothers to create pre-school animated series
3:30 pm PDT 30/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The Property Brothers, Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott, stars of the long-running HGTV series and spin-offs are moving into the kids’ TV space with a pre-school animated series, according to Deadline. The duo is developing Builder Brothers’ Dream Factory via Scott Brothers Entertainment and Sinking Ship Entertainment. The series revolves around 10-year-old twins, Drew and Jonathan, a pair of regular kids whose extraordinary imagination, creativity, grit and heart help solve problems in their neighborhood by dreaming big and sometimes too … Read More

Splash Entertainment names Pete Young as director of development
10:30 am PDT 30/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

After appointing Steve Levy in a new role, children’s entertainment studio, Splash Entertainment has now promoted Pete Young to the position of director of development.  In his new role, he will oversee the company’s growing development slate which includes Woody Woodpecker, a reimagining of the classic cartoon, as well as R. L. Stine’s The Little Shop of Monsters and Rotten School, inspired by the author’s award-winning book series.  In addition, he is guiding the development of upcoming animated series, including NitWitz and … Read More

Vaibhav Studios’ ‘The Nick Rap ident’ receives praise for being so ‘tapori’ on point!
7:00 pm PDT 28/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

There’s hardly anyone who isn’t fond of street food snacks! In India, ‘chai’ (tea) is incomplete without being accompanied by hot, mouthwatering snacks. Even independently, to grab a quick bite and fill our tummies, there’s no substitute to the tastes of Vada Pav, Paani Puri, Samosa and more. But ever wondered what a fight between a Vada Pav and Samosa would look like? And, that too, a rap battle! Well, Vaibhav Studios’ new ident for kids broadcaster, Nickelodeon gives you … Read More

CAKE’s ‘Kiri and Lou’ to launch in the UK
3:00 pm PDT 28/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

CAKE has announced the UK premiere of award-winning stop motion preschool series Kiri and Lou. Kiri and Lou will air in the UK on CBeebies following a strong performance last year on TVNZ in New Zealand and CBC Canada, who commissioned the series. CBeebies joins broadcasters including ABC Kids in Australia, YLE in Finland, SVT in Sweden, Czech Television, EVision and BeIN in the Middle East and Showmax in Africa.  CAKE CCO and MD Ed Galton said, “Kiri and Lou … Read More

Netflix signs a multi-year deal with animation house Titmouse Studio
12:00 pm PDT 28/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has signed a multi-year production overall deal with Titmouse studio, the animation house behind Big Mouth. Under the agreement, Titmouse will produce multiple original adult-animated series, and the deal gives Netflix a first-look at adult-animated projects developed and created by the studio. The two companies have previously partnered on several adult animated series, including Big Mouth from Brutus Pink and upcoming series The Midnight Gospel from Pendleton Ward and Duncan Trussell. Current hits on Netflix’s adult-animation slate include BoJack Horseman, F is for Family, Big … Read More

Comedy Central animated series’ 2016 episode showing Kobe Bryant drying in helicopter crash taken down
11:00 am PDT 28/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Comedy Central has removed a 2016 episode of the animated sitcom Legends of Chamberlain Heights that depicted NBA legend Kobe Bryant dying in a helicopter crash after he and his daughter suffered a similar fate Sunday. The episode, titled End of Days, showed Kobe in a helicopter crash and then exploding soon after.  The episode is no longer available on Comedy Central’s website or the network’s Facebook page. The official Twitter account of Legends of Chamberlain Heights tweeted, “Out of respect for Kobe and … Read More

Completing six years lately, philmCGI working on a number of animation and VFX projects
6:00 pm PDT 27/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Animation and VFX studio, philmCGI, which has always focused on quality driven content, is now working on quite a few national and international projects. Recently completing six years in the industry, philmCGI has collaborated with noted filmmakers, producers and artists, on characters and narratives that last and has been focused on creating content that is relatable and has international appeal. Speaking to AnimationXpress, philmCGI managing directors Anand Bhanushali and Arpan Gaglani informed, “We’re working on multiple projects both in VFX … Read More

Studio100 names Vanessa Windhager as Global Distribution sales executive
3:00 pm PDT 27/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Studio 100 Media has announced the appointment of Vanessa Windhager as its Global Distribution sales executive. She’ll be reporting to Studio100 Global Distribution head Dorian Bühr. Joining the international sales department with immediate effect, Windhager will be responsible for all global distribution activities for the company in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. With extensive experience in the TV industry and content sales, Windhager has over the past seven years worked for NBC Universal International Television Distribution, most recently as sales manager Liaison. … Read More