Switch Animation creates animated short on autism
11:30 am PDT 12/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Switch Animation, based in Toronto has completed production of an animated short film about autism, titled The PErfect Project. Adapted from the book of the same name by author, professor, TEDx speaker and award-winning psychologist Tracy Packiam Alloway, The Perfect Project is a project for the studio which focuses on work that inspires, educates and entertains. The team includes voice actors and animators on the autism spectrum as well as a behavior therapist who deals daily with children who face … Read More

Title design of ‘Afsos’ sets the grim theme through trichromatic representation
8:30 pm PDT 11/02/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

It has been a month to 2020 and the OTT players in India have upped their game of content across different genres, that piques interest and keeps the audience hooked. Since its introduction in India, Amazon Prime Video has delivered premium original content from Mirzapur, Made in Heaven, The First Man, Four More Shots Please and many more. Lately, they launched yet another thought provoking original series, Afsos starring Gulshan Devaiah. Written by popular stand-up comic Anirban Dasgupta along with … Read More

Cardiff Animation Festival (CFA) announces 118 animated short films for 2020
2:30 pm PDT 11/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

For their second edition, Cardiff Animation Festival (CAF) has announced its official selection of 118 animated short films from around the world in competition. CAF 2020 will be held between 2 to 5 April, at indie arts hub and cinema space Chapter.  The list features unique voices and a diverse range of stories told by animated filmmakers from different backgrounds around the world. As per CAF reports, more than a quarter of the films that are selected, were made by … Read More

Nelvana greenlights ‘Ranger Rob’ season three
12:30 pm PDT 11/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

One of the leading international producers and distributor of children’s animated and live action content, Nelvana is ramping up production on a third season of its hit original series, Ranger Rob.  Season 3 of the preschool adventure series will feature new characters, more imaginative storylines, and thrilling surprises all over. The new season of 52 x 11 minute episodes is slated for delivery, beginning summer 2020. “Since the series premiered in 2016, we’ve proudly watched Ranger Rob grow into an … Read More

Animated short, ‘Coffee Run’ is a relatable disaster-comedy for office goers
11:30 am PDT 11/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Bomper Studio based in Wales has produced a very relatable animated short, Coffee Run. The CGI animated short, which was created as part of an in-house competition to create the studio’s first stand-alone short and uses one character and single environment. Coffee Run is a testbed for a new production pipeline of the studio. With this, Bomper explored the talents of the team in highly specialist programs, including character animation in Cinema 4D, ZBrush, Substance Designer and Houdini for hair … Read More

Meet Andrea Love who animates wool with love!
8:30 pm PDT 10/02/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Over the years, social media has proved to be quite an effective medium for content creators at different scales to showcase their work, to a large number of audience. Most creative minds across the nooks and corners of the world, who have less means of publishing their work to reach the masses, resort to this medium as it’s powerful and interactive. With digitisation and cheaper internet, content is now travelling like never before. One such content creator and animator is … Read More

CAKE announces global deal for Fresh TV’s new series based on ‘Lucas the Spider’ 
4:30 pm PDT 10/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE has secured a global deal on behalf of Fresh TV with Cartoon Network and Boomerang for the new long form CGI animated series Lucas the Spider. Based on the worldwide YouTube hit, the series is owned and produced by award-winning Canadian producer Fresh TV (who acquired the IP in 2018) in association with Toronto’s WexWorks Media with CAKE handling international distribution. Lucas the Spider follows the adventures of an adorable little spider named Lucas as … Read More

Monster to launch new season of animated series ‘Jungle Beat’ at Kidscreen
3:30 pm PDT 10/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

With Kidscreen just around the corner, Sunrise are delighted to announce the eighth season of their award-winning non-dialogue pre-school animated show, Jungle Beat. The series will be distributed worldwide by Ireland’s Monster Entertainment. The new seven-minute each, 13 episode series is currently in production for release in late-2020. The stories feature the Jungle Beat animals as they encounter a group of explorers who have turned- up in their jungle paradise on a mission of discovery. Monster Entertainment has distributed previous … Read More

‘Toy Story 4’ and ‘Hair Love’ bag Oscars for animated films categories
12:30 pm PDT 10/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The Oscars have been announced and social media platforms are floored with updates and appreciation. Apart from the fan-favourite categories, Toy Story 4 won the 92nd Academy Award for best animated feature on Sunday, 9 February. This is the 13th time Disney film has won the golden lady; and the second film in the Toy Story franchise to win the award for best animated feature category, the first being Toy Story 3 in 2011. Toy Story 4 was one of … Read More

Toronto based Relish Interactive acquires Costa Rica-based animation studio Rocket Cartoons
4:30 pm PDT 07/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Award-winning Canadian content and gaming studio, Relish Interactive has acquired Costa Rica-based Rocket Cartoons, to level-up its in-house animation talent. The acquisition is effective immediately. Relish, well known for its app store hit part book, part game, part animated film, Weirdwood Manor, intends  to grow its in-house animation team and bolster its ability to create one of a kind multi platform digital experiences with this acquisition. Rocket Cartoons is an indie animation studio and the first original content studio in … Read More

Golden Robot Animation downsizes operations
1:30 pm PDT 07/02/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Mumbai based 3D animation studio, Golden Robot Animation (GRA), backed by Green Gold Animation of Chhota Bheem fame, is ramping down its operations.  Commenting on this, Green Gold Animation chief strategy officer Srinivas Chilakalapudi informed  AnimationXpress, “Currently due to market conditions, we have downsized our Golden Robot Animation operations, but the company continues to operate and has not been shut down.”  Confirming the same, Green Gold Animation founder and CEO Rajiv Chilaka said, “[Yes] we are downsizing and will rehire based on market conditions.” … Read More

Illumination releases first trailer for ‘Minions: The Rise Of Gru’
12:30 pm PDT 06/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Illumination has released a trailer for the sequel to its Despicable Me spinoff-prequel, Minions: The Rise of Gru. The film follows on from 2015’s Minions, a spin-off from the Despicable Me trilogy (2010, 2013, 2017). Directed by Illumination veteran Kyle Balda (with Brad Ableson and Jonathan del Val co-helming), The Rise of Gru follows the misadventures of the Minions as they join forces with a teenaged Gru, whom they met near the end of their first movie spinoff. The concept of … Read More