Netflix wins it big at the 47th annual Annie Awards
12:00 pm PDT 27/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix hauled it big at ASIFA-Hollywood’s 47th annual Annie Awards on 25 January, Saturday night, with Klaus and I Lost My Body bagging awards for Best Feature and Best Indie Feature respectively. In fact, Sergio Pablos’ innovative 2D Santa origin story led the pack with seven Annies, including – direction, character animation, character design, production design, story-boarding, and editing), while Jérémy Clapin’s existential French thriller about a severed hand took home three awards – writing and the amazing score by … Read More

National Voters’ Day : Animated videos that show why “the ballot is stronger than the bullet”
7:30 pm PDT 25/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

The world’s biggest democracy, India celebrates the National Voters’ Day today, 25 January every year to commemorate the foundation of the Election Commission of India (ECI). The right to enfranchisement or voting is regarded as one of the fundamental rights of citizens that shapes the nation by choosing the right leader for the country. Voting is not only one’s duty but a power entitled to the people to better the future as a vote equals to one voice. First celebrated on … Read More

‘Super V’ season one finale episode to air/stream on 26 Jan
2:30 pm PDT 25/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

After 11 fun-filled episodes, Super V season one is all set for a thrilling finale. The teenage superhero prepares for a final face-off with the super-villain Naavar while also keeping India’s hopes of winning the Junior World Cup alive.  Super V has consistently featured in the top ten shows in the kids’ category in the  age group of two to 14 years. Season one of the animated show has amassed a whopping 150 million viewers for the first 10 episodes … Read More

Sony YAY! announces special Republic Day line-up of Honey Bunny movies
2:30 pm PDT 24/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Republic day is just a day away and like every year, Indian families gather around their television sets to witness the annual celebrations. To double the entertainment quotient for children this time, kids broadcaster, Sony YAY! has annouunced ‘Housefull Sundays’, with a specially curated movie line-up of its much-loved feline YAY! toons – Honey and Bunny. Three special movies titled for the Republic day are – Honey Bunny as Police Patrol, Honey Bunny The Rockstars and Honey Bunny in Ghost Palace. The films will offer a mixed bag of fun, … Read More

Pixar short film ‘Lamp Life’ to reveal Bo Peep’s untold story
12:30 pm PDT 24/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney+ and Pixar have released the official trailer for their upcoming original short Lamp Life featuring Bo Beep’s untold adventures before Toy Story 4. Pixar tweeted, “Expect an unexpected journey.” At the behest of Woody and her new pal, Officer Giggles McDimples, Bo recalls everything that’s happened to her since Toy Story 2. “Overall, life on a baby lamp isn’t that exciting — or maybe too exciting,” she teases. “Which took us on quite the unexpected journey.” Lamp Life sees Bo … Read More

‘Dragons: Rescue Riders’ season 2 is coming to Netflix in February 2020
11:30 am PDT 24/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

DreamWork’s Dragons: Rescue Riders is getting a second season and will be releasing on 7 February 2020 on Netflix. Based on How To Train Your Dragon, Rescue Riders is the pre-school series produced for Netflix. Season one which consisted on 14 episodes released on the streamer on 27 September 2019 and saw dragons including Fastfin, Rockspitter, Slinkwing, Fire Fury, Slobber Smelter, Foreverhorn and Piercing Shriekscale. Raised by dragons, brave twins Dak and Layla emabark on new adventures with Winger, Summer, … Read More

Netflix confirms a ‘Witcher’ anime film
2:00 pm PDT 23/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix confirmed that it is developing an anime film set in The Witcher universe. The film will be called The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, and will expand on the world of the series by exploring a powerful new threat facing the Continent. A week ago we had reported about a probable animated version around the popular series. The project will be helmed by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and writer Beau DeMayo, who also worked on the first season, and produced at Korean … Read More

Entertainment veterans launch animation house Trioscope Studios in Los-Angeles
11:00 am PDT 23/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Veteran producers L.C. Crowley and Brandon Barr with animator and VFX artist Grzegorz Jonkajtys, announced the launch of Trioscope Studios. The studio will be a groundbreaking new space dedicated to next-generation enhanced hybrid animation technology that combines state-of-the-art CGI with live-action performance. Crowley will serve as chief executive officer with Barr as chief content officer and Jonkajtys as chief creative officer.  Brian Lavin will be joining them as senior vice president of development. Trioscope Studios, based in Los-Angeles will develop … Read More

‘Chhota Bheem’ new episodes to arrive on POGO this summer after a gap of three years
6:30 pm PDT 22/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Chhota Bheem fans can rejoice, as the Dholakpur hero is all set to come back with new episodes on POGO, this summer, after a gap of three years.  Since its inception in the Indian animation industry, Chhota Bheem has been a game changer with a humongous fan-following across the globe. More than 72 per cent of Indian kids are aware of the show and follow Chhota Bheem in his actions and values.  Commenting on the new development, Green Gold Animation … Read More

Patton Oswalt to voice Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. in animated series
4:30 pm PDT 22/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel and Hulu announced four adult animated series an year based on characters including Howard the Duck, M.O.D.O.K., Hit-Monkey, and Tigra and Dazzler. The full cast has been revealed for Marvel and Hulu’s upcoming M.O.D.O.K. television series, which will feature Patton Oswalt as the titular supervillain. the new castings include Aimee Garcia (Lucifer) as his internet blogger wife, Jodie’ Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as their son, Lou, who’s described as a kid who marches to the beat of his … Read More

HBO Max assents satirical animated comedy, ‘The Prince’ based on The Royal Family
2:30 pm PDT 22/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The Royal family and limelight are synonymous to each other. With them making headlines even more after The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from their royal duties, there’s going to be a satirical animated comedy series based on them. Titled, The Prince, the series has been ordered by HBO Max from Family Guy and Will & Grace fame producer and screenwriter Gary Janetti, who has nearly one million followers on Instagram for the … Read More

‘Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution’ coming to Netflix in February
12:30 pm PDT 22/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Pokémon has been a forever charmer for over two decades and with the franchise growing strong with every passing day. Now, Netflix has announced a brand new feature film set in the Poké-world after acquiring the international rights (outside of Japan and Korea). The global streaming powerhouse has unveiled the trailer of the latest Pokémon film, titled, Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution which is coming to Netflix in February 2020. Though the last two films told new stories within a new … Read More