Myanmar-based Joosk Studio raises funding to make animation feature film
1:30 pm PDT 21/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Animation start-up Joosk Studio, based in Myanmar has received a six-digit sum investment from Vietnam’s venture capital firm Nest Tech VN, joined by Yangon-based EME Myanmar. Joosk is currently working on animated feature, Sassy Bound The Movie, based on popular webcomic series Sassy Bound which will hopefully be releasing in theatres nationwide by 2021. Joosk’s studio’s debut into cinema will bring Myanmar’s first feature-length animation to viewers across the country. Founded and managed by artists Ko Thet Paing Kha and Ko … Read More

Studio of the Week | Studio Durga
7:30 pm PDT 20/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Name : Studio Durga About : We are the first Indian animation studio that creates anime, or 2D hand-drawn animation in the art-style of Japanese manga comics, wholly independent of foreign collaboration. We believe in telling powerful stories through the medium of animation, and design original entertainment that can be enjoyed by teens and young adults. Location : New Delhi Projects : Karmachakra: Episode Zero, an 80-minute film is our debut project under this freshly-formed studio, expected to finish production in mid-2020. 1. What are … Read More

Bakarmax and Rocket Science Animation’s animated series, ‘Phaansi Bros.’ is gaining popularity
5:30 pm PDT 20/01/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Bakarmax is a comic studio which largely creates webcomics. At Bakarmax, their strength has been cartooning and storytelling. For animation, the studio works with Abhinav Krishna and Rocket Science Animation co-owner Vivekananda Roy Ghatak. The popular animated series titled Phaansi Bros was Ghatak and his business partner Gautam’s idea. Bakarmax acted as a catalyst in making it happen. Father of Bakarmax Sumit Kumar wrote new episodes for the concept and lent his voice for the characters. Bakarmax and Rocket Science … Read More

Opening song, ‘Chawa’ from ‘Karmachakra’ sets the tone of the anime mystery drama
4:30 pm PDT 20/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

On 7 January, we reported about India’s first anime studio, Studio Durga making new announcements of their anime film, Karmachakra: Episode Zero, whose first 20  minutes have been published on YouTube as a mini series.  After receiving amazing feedback from the anime lovers across the country, the studio released the opening song for the film, titled, ‘Chawa’ (seek/desire) last week which has already garnered 12,000+ views and nearly 3000 likes on YouTube. Commented Studio Durga founder and CEO Rajorshi Basu, … Read More

Meryl Streep to narrate Apple+ original animated film ‘Here We Are’
1:30 pm PDT 20/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Apple is going to release an original animated film titled Here We Are starring the voice of Meryl Streep based on the children’s book, Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers. The film follows a precocious seven-year old, voiced by Jacob Tremblay (Room), who over the course of Earth Day learns about the wonders of this planet from his father (voiced by Chris O’Dowd) and mother (voiced by Ruth Negga), as well as a mysterious exhibit … Read More

Digitoonz opens its second animation Studio in Salt Lake, Kolkata 
12:30 pm PDT 20/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Established in 2009, Digitoonz Media and Entertainment, a noted animation studio located in Noida (Delhi NCR), has successfully started its second full fledged animation production Studio in Salt Lake City, Kolkata. Digitoonz, one of the highest regarded animation companies in India, is a full-service animation production company, specialising in 2D and 3D animation for TV and feature films. The studio has worked on several animated TV series and feature films across different genres including kids, adults, entertainment and edutainment for … Read More

Japanese animated feature, ‘Weathering With You’ has a bright opening at the box-office
10:30 am PDT 20/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

GKids’ Weathering With You has been a hit at the box-office. The Japanese animated feature created by Makoto Shinkai managed an estimated three-day weekend gross of $1,731,372 from 466 theaters and was the 14th most popular title at the box office. The movie had a two-day preview fan screening of $3,046,250 earlier last week, and is projected to make over $5 million over the four-day weekend. Three years ago, animated classic Your Name, also created by Shinkai rocked the box-office. Weathering With … Read More

Netflix shares new image of animated ‘Castlevania’ season 3
9:30 am PDT 20/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix reveals the first image for the anticipated third season of Castlevania. A Netlfix animated original, the series is based on the acclaimed video game franchise of the same name. The official Twitter account for Castlevania has updated its banner with a new image showing Carmilla and other unseen characters. Netflix confirmed a season three would be made almost immediately after the debut of season two, adding that director Sam Deats, executive producer Warren Ellis, and executive producers Adi Shankar, … Read More

Animated short film ‘Turtle Journey’ raises awareness about marine pollution
4:00 pm PDT 17/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Olivia Colman and Helen Mirren have collaborated with the creators of Wallace & Gromit for a film called Turtle Journey to raise awareness about climate change and marine pollution. Climate change in today’s time is a serious issue and is already affecting the habitats of sea turtles. Changing ocean currents are damaging the coral reefs on which some turtles rely on to survive, while rising seas threaten to destroy their beach habitats. Plastic, which has been found in hundreds of … Read More

‘Gigantosaurus’ is set to roar onto the UK with new licensing partners
5:00 pm PDT 16/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Cyber Group Studios, Paris and Los Angeles based producer and distributor of animated television series and bRAND-WARD Services are proud to reveal new major licensing partners for HIT preschool animation IP, Gigantosaurus.  Wicked products inspired from the Dino-mite series will soon be available in the UK!  TDP/Aykroyds will develop nightwear and underwear, Roy Lowe & Sons will commercialise socks, Character World for home textile, PMS for gift products in the amusement sector. Cyber Group Studios International Licensing & Marketing Vice … Read More

Netflix teams up with animation firm Nexus Studios for dark comedy ‘The House’
3:00 pm PDT 16/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has ordered an eccentric dark animated comedy, titled The House, after partnering with animation firm Nexus Studios and a bunch of leading stop frame animation directors. The project centers on a house and the surreal tales of three generations of families who made it their home. The House will be produced at Nexus Studios’ London unit. Nexus, which also has a studio in LA, is behind Academy Award-nominated short This Way Up and Emmy-nominated Back to The Moon. “Nexus Studios … Read More

‘Tina & Tony’ reaches 2 billion views on YouKu Kids
2:00 pm PDT 16/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The animated series Tina & Tony has reached 2 billion views, since November 2018, when the largest Chinese video hosting YouKu hosted the premiere of the first season.  The series shows a steady growth in views since the first day, when 13 episodes gathered 12 million views. The impressive viewing results contributed to the launch of the licensing program by master licensee Alibaba Group and the launch of the joint production of the second season.  The new season will include … Read More