Trailer: ‘The Lion King’ is back to claim his kingdom
1:00 pm PDT 23/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

And the king is back! Disney is set to bring back the beloved 1994 animated classic, The Lion King through a CGI-makeover. Helmed by Jon Favreau, (who also directed the live-action and CG version of Disney’s The Jungle Book) The Lion King will hit the big screens on 19 July 2019, which marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the original film. Made with photorealistic computer-animated technology, a teaser-trailer of The Lion King was released earlier today, which is sure … Read More

Green Gold Animation bags two awards from Asian Academy Creative Awards
12:00 pm PDT 21/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Green Gold Animation and Chhota Bheem has a new feather added to its cap! The animation studio has bagged two awards from Asian Academy Creative Awards in the categories of ‘Best Trailer India’ for Chhota Bheem Kung Fu Dhamaka and ‘Best Animated Series India’ for Super Bheem. Since its launch in 2008, Chhota Bheem has entered the homes of millions of kids in India and has become a household name. With simple story telling, easy understanding, packed with fun and … Read More

Disney celebrates Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday with a 90-second video
12:00 pm PDT 19/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The most beloved mouse and the showrunner for Disney Animation has turned 90! And to celebrate its mascot’s birthday Disney has released a 90-second video featuring 90 years of magic of Mickey Mouse, on 18 November. The clip includes most famous and popular shorts of Mickey Mouse such as Plane Crazy, The Band Concert, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Thru the Mirror, Brave Little Tailor, Lonesome Ghosts, Hawaiian Holiday, and Get a Horse!, as well as films as Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The … Read More

Breaking: India Gold Winner for DigiCon Awards wins grand prize at final event in Tokyo
4:00 pm PDT 17/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

In a first, the India gold for Digicon 6 Awards has been awarded the grand prize. With 12 countries like Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Sri Lanka participating in the festival, termed as Asia’s Supreme Short Film Contest, Death of a Father by Somnath Pal received the most coveted accolade, grand prize of the festival. DigiCon6 ASIA Awards is an annual competition held each fall, which seeks and recognizes talented creators throughout Asia … Read More

Here’s what the makers have to say about the new animated series around Imagica’s loved mascots
2:00 pm PDT 16/11/2018 By Sharmindrila Paul

In September 2018, AnimationXpress reported about Imagica, India’s theme park destination foraying into the field of animation. This plunge marks an addition of another feather to its cap, after winning the ‘Best Licensee Award in the Theme & Amusement Park industry’ at the India Licensing Expo 2018. Associating with one of India’s leading animation hub, Artha Animation and production house A Richer Lens Entertainment headed by Vivek B. Agrawal, Imagica is set to successfully establish an intriguing and unique concept … Read More

Paramount Animation releases a new trailer for ‘Wonder Park’
12:00 pm PDT 15/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Paramount Animation has released a new trailer for the family-friendly flick Wonder Park. The previous trailer of the film was a visual treat but revealed very little about the plot. But with the new trailer deployed on the internet, we have a better sense of the story.Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.  Originally titled Amusement Park, Wonder Park is a new animated adventure following a young orphan … Read More

Nat Geo Kids licenses three series from 9 Story Distribution
6:30 pm PDT 14/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Nat Geo Kids, one of the predominant kid-focused broadcasters in Latin America, has licensed a trio of series from 9 Story Distribution International in advance of MipCancun, taking place in Mexico from 14 to 16 November 2018.   Among the lineup of titles licensed are brand-new animated series Let’s Go Luna! (79 x 11’), The Diary of Bita & Cora (26 x 5’) along with third and fourth seasons of Finding Stuff Out (26 x 22’). The deal covers broadcast rights … Read More

20th Century Fox drops a new trailer of ‘Alita: Battle Angel’
3:30 pm PDT 14/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The latest trailer for the manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel has been released and it is packed with thrilling action while plunging further into its dystopian cyberpunk world. The trailer starts with the titular cyborg sneaking out of her home to enjoy a nocturnal tryst with her boyfriend before discovering she wasn’t invented by scientist Dr. Dyson Ido, rather is a remnant from a more advanced society, built for combat. These hard-hitting skills are put to good use when Alita … Read More

XP-Pen aims to simplify the design and production of professionals
11:30 am PDT 14/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

XP-Pen aims to simplify and improve the design process for creative professionals by making good quality graphic tablets and design tools. Founded in Japan in 2005, XP-Pen, since then has been at the forefront of digital creative technologies and is now used in over 46 countries by over a million artists every day. Over the past 10 years, it has been a big success in USA, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea. XP-Pen has also recently entered the UK, Russia, … Read More

CAKE launches ‘Space Chickens in Space’ on Disney XD EMEA
12:00 pm PDT 13/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

London-based kids’ entertainment specialist, CAKE has announced the premiere of its new co-production, Space Chickens in Space on Disney XD EMEA. Aimed at six to 11 years olds, the 52 x 11 minute surreal animated comedy series will air on Disney XD in the UK and across territories throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa on 19 November at 4.30pm GMT. Israel is excluded from the list and will see the broadcast later on a date which is yet to be … Read More

The Media Pioneers signs Chinese deals with Alibaba and Youku
6:00 pm PDT 12/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

London-based UK-China media group, The Media Pioneers (TMP) has signed a number of key Chinese deals for kids’ properties The Moe Show, Pop Up and drama series Taboo. The Media Pioneers is seeking further high quality completed animation and drama series for distribution in Mainland China. The Media Pioneers specialises in co-producing, financing and distributing scripted, non-scripted and children’s programming for the international marketplace. Chinese multinational online retailer Alibaba will air the these shows on its digital platform, as well … Read More

How Image Engine strategised the VFX content for the Netflix series ‘Lost in Space’
5:00 pm PDT 12/11/2018 By Poonam Mondal

Lost in Space franchise is again in the news as its season two shooting is underway. Recently the team has announced that they are conducting social media engagement challenge where the winner will win a chance to visit the set and get a glimpse of behind the scenes of Lost in Space Season 2. Lost in Space, an American science fiction Netflix television series, set 30 years in future where colonisation space is the reality. The Robinson family was among the chosen one to … Read More