Oscar-winner Geena Davis to voice in Netflix’s ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’
1:00 pm PDT 11/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Oscar-winner Geena Davis has been roped in for the third season of DreamWorks’ GLAAD and Emmy-nominated Netflix original series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power as Huntara. The recurrent guest role, Huntara is the imposing leader of the Crimson Waste who reluctantly helps Adora, Glimmer and Bow on a quest. Yesterday, She-Ra executive producer Noelle Stevenson joined Davis at the Bentonville Film Festival to announce the news during a fireside chat. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power tells the story … Read More

Review: ‘Chhota Bheem: Kung Fu Dhamaka’ raises the bar of Indian Animation
10:30 am PDT 10/05/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

Created by Green Gold Animation founder and CEO Rajiv Chilaka, Chhota Bheem, has ruled the hearts of kids since its inception in 2008. Turning 11 this May, the animated character, still holds a special place in the hearts of the audience with its simplicity, charm, storytelling and local flavour. The phenomenon that Chhota Bheem has become, is sure to go a notch higher, given its latest 3D stereoscopic version- Chhota Bheem: Kung Fu Dhamaka is a sheer delight on screen … Read More

Little Singham becomes the first animated character to perform at Wagah border!
7:30 pm PDT 09/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

India’s youngest super cop Little Singham has another feather to its cap! In a special interaction with Little Singham, select Border Security Force (BSF) troopers posted on JCP Attari border, offered life lessons to children across the country. This has made the popular animated character to become the first of its kind to perform at Wagah border and give special musical tribute to the bravehearts. Led by television actress Aalisha Panwar, a troupe of young dancers and the mascot of … Read More

Autodesk technology enables the making of Chhota Bheem’s new 3D Avatar
12:00 pm PDT 09/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Chhota Bheem, India’s iconic and popular animation character has undergone a transformation and will be seen in a new 3D avatar enabled by Autodesk tech – Maya and Arnold. Chhota Bheem would be seen in this new avatar in the latest movie Kung Fu Dhamaka produced by Green Gold Animation. The studio has partnered with Yash Raj Films for the release of the movie across the country on 10 May 2019. In the movie, Chhota Bheem fights against the evil … Read More

Sony Pictures Animation names Alison Mann as the VP of creative/strategy
1:00 pm PDT 08/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) has appointed Alison Mann as the VP of creative/strategy, a newly created role at the studio. Mann joins from her former position at Illumination Entertainment as VP in talent, where she was responsible for industry outreach, artistic talent acquisition, and development. She will report directly to SPA president Kristine Belson. In her new role, Mann will help in expanding SPA’s efforts to foster international talent and will also advise on a variety of films and series-based … Read More

Animated films’ International Stuttgart Festival concludes with announcement of winners
4:00 pm PDT 07/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The 26th International Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has ended  with the grand award ceremony in Gloria 1. The winner of the Grand Prix, the award for the best animated short film, is called Bloeistraat 11 by Nienke Deutz. The 26th festival was all about Europe: Already at its opening on 30April, Shadi Adibs animation film for Europe Ode premiered and then ran daily on the big open-air screen. The cinemas were particularly full this year – the first day of … Read More

APC Kids taps Giochi Preziosi as ‘KID-E-CATS’ toy distributor for Italy
3:00 pm PDT 07/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

APC Kids, children’s entertainment distribution company of APC Studios, has appointed Giochi Preziosi as the distribution partner for its KID-E-CATS toy range in Italy. The master toy partner for KID-E-CATS, is Toy Plus (Far East), part of the Thai Group, which is currently developing a range spanning plush, collectibles, figurines and playsets targeted at preschool children. With global retail launch scheduled from September 2019, Giochi Preziosi is on board to distribute Toy Plus’ products across Italy, starting with the four lines developed to … Read More

Netflix’s ‘Mighty Little Bheem’ is a delight for kids and animation fans!
7:00 pm PDT 03/05/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

Based on the mythological character of Bheem from The Mahabharata, Chhota Bheem, created by Green Gold Animation founder and CEO Rajiv Chilaka, has ruled the hearts of kids since its inception in 2008. Turning 11 this 1 May, the animated series and the character, still holds a special place in the hearts of the audience with its simplicity, charm, storytelling and local flavour. Such is its popularity that, Netflix had announced last year to have taken up the IP to create … Read More

Christian Schneider shares his insights at Toonz Animation Masters Summit
3:00 pm PDT 03/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

  Toonz Media Masters Summit witnessed a profound proliferation of insights by Gummy Bear International’s CEO Christian Schneider. The session titled What is important in an Animation? observed the fundamental requisites for creating successful animated content. Gummy Bear International CEO Christian Schneider answered this question at the ToonZ Master Summit. Outlining the important steps before coming up with the Animated content, he spoke about creativity and ideas. Speaking about how important finalising the idea and bringing it to the real … Read More

Prayan Animation Studio completes seven years in the animation industry
11:30 am PDT 03/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Having started their journey in 2012 with a team of only five members, Prayan Animation Studio has come a long way. Despite many challenges and obstacles, they have shown zeal and determination to become one of the top 2D animation studios in the country. Since today marks the seventh anniversary of their successful journey, we take a look at their accomplishments over the years. The synergy of two like-minded souls; CEO  Vinayan  V and COO  Remesh Rao led to the inception of … Read More

Epic Story Media appoints Jessica Labi and David Sztoser to expand its senior team
4:30 pm PDT 29/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Independent content creation and distribution company, Epic Story Media (ESM) is expanding its senior team with two new hires –  former eOne acquisitions VP Jessica Labi as head of distribution and brand strategy alongside former Nickelodeon toys VP, David Sztoser as head of licensing and merchandising. Both of them will be working across ESM’s growing slate of creator-led brands. The slate has recently expanded to represent global licensing rights to international animated series Slugterra, as well as licensing and television … Read More

Xilam Animation names Capucine Humblot as head of licensing and merchandising
2:30 pm PDT 29/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

French animation studio, Xilam Animation has appointed Capucine Humblot as the position of head of licensing and merchandising. She will report to Xilam Animation Global Sales Development EVP Morgann Favennec. Taking over her new role, Humblot will be responsible for supervising Xilam’s consumer products activity across its globally successful properties including Oggy and the Cockroaches, Zig & Sharko and Paprika, besides developing the strategic licensing and merchandise plans for the recently announced spin-off preschool series, Oggy Oggy. She will be based in Xilam’s head office in Paris and commences her role today. … Read More