Dragon Ball Super: Broly’s soundtracks reveal plot-points?
2:00 pm PDT 04/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Ahead of the release of Dragon Ball Super: Broly, the full list of soundtracks has been rolled out. On a closer look at the names of the tracks, it seems we can extrapolate a lot about the story-plot points from them. Not only does the list tease major plot twists, but it also seems to indicate the sequence of events. This is the story of a new Saiyan. Earth is peaceful following the Tournament of Power. Realizing that the universes … Read More

#FeatureFriday: “Dive in deep to find your own happiness” – ‘Emily’ meditates on this prized feeling
7:00 pm PDT 30/11/2018 By Sharmindrila Paul

“Happiness is not out there, it’s in you.” All our life we look for a purpose; and at the end of the day, everything comes down to how happy we are with life, with people around us and- our own selves. That’s what Dutch animator, Marlies van der Wel’s next film, Emily delves into. Emily is an animated short about love, self-fulfilment and taking charge of one’s destiny. The eight-minute film revolves around an elderly florist, Emily (80). Looking back … Read More

Disney Junior begins production on new animated series ‘Mira, Royal Detective’
2:00 pm PDT 30/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Mira, Royal Detective, an animated mystery adventure series for preschoolers is slated to debut on Disney Junior channels around the world in 2020. The production of the series has begun reported Disney Junior and it is aimed for preschoolers. Set in the magical Indian-inspired land of Jalpur, the series follows a brave Mira, who is a commoner appointed to the role of royal detective after solving a mystery that involves saving the kingdom’s young prince. Mira will be voiced by … Read More

Disney to launch Star Wars-themed YouTube channel for kids
11:30 am PDT 30/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney will soon be launching a Star Wars themed YouTube channel for kids which will also feature a new show titled Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures. The show will consist of a series of short animations about the original Star Wars stories. Debuting on 30 November, the show will combine original dialogue, music, and sound effects with new animations and include educational content along with content for older fans, parents, and others. Lucasfilm vice president for franchise content and strategy … Read More

Animated TV series ‘Tina & Tony’ premiered in China
7:30 pm PDT 29/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Animated TV series Tina & Tony was premiered at the largest Chinese video hosting service YouKu on 23 November.   Each Friday, 13 new episodes will be added to the channel for viewing with the total of 52 episodes.  Tina & Tony is a co-production of Riki Group and Central Television, JSC, produced at Petersburg Animation Studio. Established in 2003, Riki Group is a leading animation company in Russia specialising in animation production, licensing, distribution, and promotion of animation brands for … Read More

Image Engine is sticking to high end VFX process for both OTT and TV content
7:00 pm PDT 29/11/2018 By Poonam Mondal

The augment of content streaming has unlocked the doors for creators in creating niche content to leap to the next level on the content graph. The storytelling community which has always endeavoured to produce new effects has pushed new margins from experimenting new techniques to incorporating every relevant cutting-edge technology possible in the content. In this emerging aura of content creation, the VFX  studios are not behind, they are leaping in creating VFX heavy content for both OTT platforms and for theatres to … Read More

ChuChu TV and Skoolbo launches ‘ChuChu School Kindergarten’ learning app
5:00 pm PDT 28/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Popular YouTube channel for kids, ChuChu TV has recently announced the launch of its new app, ChuChu School Kindergarten. With over 20 billion views and over 32 million subscribers, ChuChu TV’s channels garner around 20 million views and adds close to 50,000 subscribers a day. ChuChu School Kindergarten is in ChuChu TV’s partnership with Skoolbo, an award-winning media learning company. Skoolbo is highly popular learning product and is used across 56,000 schools worldwide, including the United States of America, United … Read More

MPC created an enchanting animated CG aura for ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’
7:00 pm PDT 27/11/2018 By Poonam Mondal

Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a live-action adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 novel The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker which has hit the theatres recently and made an amazing impact on the VFX front. The story revolves around a young girl named Clara, finding a Nutcracker doll amongst family gifts and was charged by her parents to take special care of it. In the movie, the only aim that Clara has is … Read More

‘Kitty is Not a Cat’ wins Best Animated Series Production of the Year at Screen Producers Australia Awards
4:30 pm PDT 26/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Award-winning animation studio, BES Animation has bagged ‘Best Animated Series Production of the Year’ at the prestigious 18th Annual Screen Producers Australia Awards for their hit children’s animated series, Kitty is Not a Cat.  Hosted by comedian Anne Edmonds at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre last Friday, the Screen Producers Australia Awards celebrates the country’s independent production industry. Screen Producers Australia CEO Matthew Deaner said, “The Awards have showcased the strength of the Australian independent production sector and I trust that our members will continue to innovate, create … Read More

‘The Lion King’ teaser trailer receives record breaking views within 24 hours!
11:00 am PDT 26/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney has enough reasons to celebrate! The teaser trailer for the new live-action/CGI The Lion King has received record breaking 224.6 million global views within 24 hours of it going live. Disney shared the good news on Instagram and thanked everyone for watching the trailer. With these views, the The Lion King has become the second most viewed trailer from any studio in that time frame.   View this post on Instagram   To the entire pride: Thank you for helping … Read More

What makes Disney animation so spectacular?
3:00 pm PDT 24/11/2018 By Parth Kaushik

For the longest time, the name Disney has been known for great animation. Have you ever found yourself wondering how artists, at Disney, breathe life into characters? How do they evoke such raw emotions in us through mere cartoons? Is there a method to do that- to create magic? To find an answer to these questions, one needs to understand the finer technical points with the help the 12 principles of animation established by original Disney animators Frank Thomas and … Read More

Discovery Kids takes up broadcasting rights of Japanese animation series ‘Monster Kid’
12:00 pm PDT 24/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Discovery Kids has picked up the broadcasting rights of the Japanese animation series Monster Kid from the house of famous creator of Ninja Hattori series, Fujiko Fujio. Talking about the development, Discovery Kids head Uttam Pal Singh mentioned, “Kids are always curious about monster and monster stories! One of the key reasons for the exponential growth of Discovery Kids is that we have singled out shows which went on to captivate and engage kids in India. We are excited to … Read More