Animation

Anime ‘Children of the Sea’ to comes home in September
2:00 pm PDT 17/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

STUDIO4°C and director Ayumu Watanabe’s anime project, Children of the Sea, will be available digitally, as a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and on DVD 1 September from GKids and Shout! Factory. A beautiful adaptation of the prize-winning manga, Children of the Sea features a score from legendary composer and long-time Studio Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro). All editions of the home release will include a number of bonus features, including an interview with Watanabe and … Read More


Bisbo India inks a deal with Jio to air animated news on JioNews
1:00 pm PDT 17/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Due to the increase in consumption of digital content and rise in digital audiences, many platforms are upping their game to serve better content and on a larger scale. Following the trend, Bisbo India, the first animated news content channel in India, has entered into a collaboration with Jio Platforms Limited, Mukesh Ambani-run-content umbrella. With this MoU (Memorandum of Understanding), JioNews has begun to air Bisbo’s animated video explainers across their various verticals. Commenting on this partnership, Bisbo India founder … Read More


Nickelodeon announces new 2D animated series
12:00 pm PDT 17/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Nickelodeon has ordered a new original animated series, Middlemost Post (working title), which combines quirky characters with hilarious adventures and unwavering friendship. The 20-episodic Middlemost Post is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif., with Dave Johnson serving as co-executive producer and story editor. Created and co-executive produced by John Trabbic III (storyboard director, SpongeBob SquarePants), the 2D-animated series follows a former rain cloud, a brawny mailman and their magical pet walrus as they deliver packages to the unusual inhabitants of … Read More


Winsing Animation participates in 2020 Online Annecy Festival and the Mifa
5:00 pm PDT 16/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Winsing Animation, a company that’s been creating original 3D animated content for 15 years now, will be promoting a range of properties to potential broadcast partners across the world during 2020 Online Annecy Festival and the Mifa. Winsing will particularly showcase its established  TV series GG Bond Season 16 – Undersea Wonders and its spin-off GG Bond: Dino Diary. In addition it will also present GOGOBUS and a Team STEAM! as well as two new feature films – GG Bond: … Read More


LFA to present ‘CONFINEMENT VOTRE’ panel on women in animation in a post-COVID world in Annecy 2020
1:00 pm PDT 16/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Les Femmes s’Animent (LFA) will present CONFINEMENT VOTRE, a video conference online all day on 17 June, Wednesday during the Annecy International Animation Digital Festival.  LFA has asked women in the animation industry across Europe about their lockdown experiences and what they learned- Was this period a simple parenthesis, or will it change our lives forever?  This video conference will present mini interviews interspersed with excerpts of animations produced during confinement. This short presentation features some very beautiful and sometimes … Read More


Sony YAY! experiences surge in viewership during lockdown for ‘Honey Bunny Ka Jholmaal’ and ‘Paap-O-Meter’
8:00 pm PDT 15/06/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

The COVID imposed lockdown has witnessed tremendous increase in TV and online VOD consumption. As summer vacations arrived much earlier for kids and has been quite a lengthy one, the younger audience also contributed largely to the percentage and numbers of TV viewership as per reports. Sony YAY!, a popular kids channel, has also seen a significant surge in viewership through its flagship animated IP, Honey Bunny Ka Jholmaal followed by the now revamped Paap-O-Meter.  Sony YAY! business head Leena Lele … Read More


Nickelodeon hints SpongeBob SquarePants being Gay in its tweet celebrating Pride Month
11:00 am PDT 15/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Nickelodeon has hinted that famous animated character, SpongeBob SquarePants could be homosexual in a recent tweet celebrating Pride month. Fans assume that the kids broadcaster has confirmed the character’s sexuality on 13 June, in the tweet honouring its LGBTQ+ stars. Nickelodeon wrote: ‘Celebrating #Pride with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies this month and every month.⁣’ Celebrating #Pride with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies this month and every month 🌈 ⁣ (🎨: by @ramzymasri) pic.twitter.com/pENmTaQB0h — Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon) June … Read More


Filmmaker Feroz Abbas Khan creates and directs new animation series, ‘Adalat-e-Corona’
8:30 pm PDT 13/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Noted theatre and film director Feroz Abbas Khan, of Mughal-e-Azam, the musical, and Gandhi My Father fame, has created and directed an animation series titled Adalat-e-Corona. As the live-action production and shootings stand stalled owing to the pandemic and the lockdown that followed, animation as a medium is still kicking and saving the day. The series of videos of Adalat-e-Corona utilises  entertainment to convey impactful messages and educate people. As per IANS report, Khan shared, “Due to the lockdown, we … Read More


Tapsee Pannu narrates the tale of the ‘Pravaasi’- an animated short directed by Kireet Khurana
7:00 pm PDT 13/06/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

The current ongoing pandemic has led to some brutal and shocking, disturbing happenings around us all. Artists across the globe are putting out their thoughts on paper, paying tribute to the heroes and the less fortunate ones too. With many short films being created around this difficult time, filmmaker Kireet Khurana too couldn’t keep his feelings unaddressed and showcased those through an intriguing animated short, Pravaasi. The events of the current ongoing pandemic are being continuously showcased on the television. Few … Read More


Frameboxx 2.0’s exclusive webinar to feature Dr Max Howard
5:30 pm PDT 13/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Set to be moderated by renowned filmmaker Kireet Khurana, Frameboxx is gearing up to launch a webinar featuring Dr Max Howard who was at the role of Senior Vice President at Disney and was instrumental in overseeing various aspects of the production of Lion King many others. Ace Animation Producer, head of leading Hollywood Animation studios and a highly respected leader in the Animation Industry, Dr. Max Howard is an icon in his own right. In his illustrious journey, he has been associated … Read More


Moonbug’s ‘Mia’s Magic Playground’ lands on Sky Kids
5:00 pm PDT 13/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Moonbug, global kids entertainment company, has announced that Mia’s Magic Playground, its first original series based on the successful Little Baby Bum series, will launch on Sky Kids. Part of Sky, Europe’s one of the leading media and entertainment companies, Sky Kids will launch the series in June 2020. This is the first partnership as part of Moonbug’s planned global distribution of the series. “Sky is a tremendous partner that unites scale and quality, especially in the kids space. We … Read More


‘The One and Only Ivan’ will skip theaters and debut on Disney+
12:00 pm PDT 13/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney announced that the fantasy adventure The One and Only Ivan is the latest addition to Hollywood movies to bypass theaters and go directly to streaming. Previously dated 4 August 2020, the movie will instead debut exclusively on Disney+ on 21 August. The One and Only Ivan, is an adaptation of the award-winning book about one very special gorilla, directed by Thea Sharrock (Me Before You). Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping … Read More