Feature Film

‘Godzilla’ sequel begins filming, official synopsis revealed
5:25 pm PDT 23/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Following the global success of Godzilla in  2014 and this year’s Kong: Skull Island, comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse: an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The film which began its principal photography three days ago is being directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus) and stars Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Conjuring films). Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and … Read More


Not a farewell to remember: Michael Bay’s final Transformers outing seems to be headed for a crash
7:07 pm PDT 22/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

With a large section of the movie fanatics awaiting the release of the latest robo flick Transformers: The Last Knight with bated breath, the fifth installment of the film series has opened to an underwhelming response in certain parts of the globe. Based on the ‘Transformers’ toy series by the American toy and board game company Hasbro, the movie signals the last of the franchise to be directed by the great Michael Bay who bids adieu to the bot series … Read More


Decoding the secrets of the Infinity War: Will any Avenger bite the dust?
3:36 pm PDT 22/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Whilst the next instalment of the Avengers, Infinity War is still a long way from its release, the ensemble cast of the grandiose superhero flick has already sent a quiver down the spine of its fan-base. Avengers have now teamed up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to fight against the might of their biggest nemesis yet- Thanos. And anyone would squirm at the imagination of a conglomeration of the entire Marvel cinematic universe into one single film! But given that, … Read More


‘Monsters University’ 4th anniversary: 5 reasons we still fondly remember the film
4:30 pm PDT 21/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Four years back on this day, Pixar Animation Studios released the prequel of Monsters, Inc.– Monsters University. The film received a mixed response and collected about $744 million at the box office, but we will look at it from the audience’s perspective. It is the kind of movie that one can just get down to watch with popcorn and coke and have a good time alone. Monsters University goes back to the college days of Mike Wazowski and James P. … Read More


‘Cars 3’ tops domestic weekend charts with $53.5 m, ‘Wonder Woman’ strong at second with $40.7 m
12:00 pm PDT 19/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney-Pixar’s Cars 3 brought in enough to take the top spot at the weekend box office followed by Wonder Woman in second place and Lionsgate’s All Eyez On Me in third. Cars 3 finished the weekend with a domestic collection of $53.5 million, a lower opening than Cars ($60.1 million) and Cars 2 ($66.1 million), but still enough to win the weekend. Cars 3 is the 16th Pixar film out of 18 to debut at #1. The film received an “A” CinemaScore. The only … Read More


‘Cars 3’ Review: A fusillade of emotions and hilarious moments meticulously entwined through a brilliant narrative
10:30 am PDT 16/06/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

Focus, focus, speed! I am speed! These familiar words greet us as Pixar’s Cars 3 begins. And let me warn you, the trailers are misleading. You will step into the theatre thinking that you know the premise, only to be greeted by crests and troughs as the story proceeds and then finally culminates. The initial parts of the movie show Lightning McQueen racing in various tournaments and obviously winning all of them. A healthy competition exists between Queen and his … Read More


‘Ferdinand’ Trailer 2: The flower-smelling bull attempts to escape bullfight
10:30 am PDT 15/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Blue Sky Studios released the first trailer of its animated adventure comedy Ferdinand in March this year. It is the story of a peace loving bull who is mistaken to be fierce and taken away for a professional bullfight. The first trailer emphasised more on the life of Ferdinand before being taken away from his hometown. The second trailer highlights his relationship with a little girl named Isabella (Karla Martinez) who is his owner  and his various escapades with his buddies- the … Read More


Brown Bag Films announces release of animated holiday special ‘Angela’s Christmas’
8:58 pm PDT 13/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Oscar nominated Brown Bag Films, a subsidiary of 9 Story Media Group has announced the production of animated holiday special “Angela’s Christmas” based on the popular children’s story from Pulitzer Prize winning author Frank McCourt. The announcement was done at Dublin, Ireland on June 13, 2017. The half hour long CG film is based on Frank McCourt’s only children’s book inspired by a story his mother Angela told him as a child. McCourt won the Pulitzer Prize for his best-selling … Read More


‘Cars 3’ star-cast have a gala time at movie’s world premiere at Disney’s theme park
1:00 pm PDT 13/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Tons of fans turned up for the world premiere of Disney-Pixar’s Cars 3 at the Anaheim Convention Center, USA. Tattoo artists,performers on stilts and arts and crafts stands entertained little ones prior to the start of the third film in the franchise. Owen Wilson who reprises his role as Lightning McQueen attended with his son in tow along with the executive producer and Pixar chief’s creative officer, John Lasseter and director Brian Fee. The voice-cast of the movie including Kerry Washington (voice of Natalie Certain), Cristela … Read More


Will Disney-Pixar’s ‘Cars 3’ be McQueen’s last ride?
11:00 am PDT 13/06/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

There are just two days left for Cars 3. If you haven’t watched the previous two Cars movies, go watch them before you watch the third. Why do we say so? The Cars series is all about experience (which begins where entertainment ends). It traces the journey of one race car, McQueen, from a rookie to a legend. And when does one become a legend? When it is not one’s time anymore. But he decides when he’s done. And he … Read More


‘Wonder Woman’ trounces ‘The Mummy’ to top charts in second weekend with $57 million
5:00 pm PDT 12/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

It doesn’t come as surprise as Wonder Woman tops the weekend box office (domestically) for the second time in a row, easily cruising past the Tom Cruise-starrer The Mummy. With an estimated $57 million, Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ release of Wonder Woman finished atop the weekend box office for a second week in a row as its domestic total now  is more than $205 million after just ten days in release. The performance signals a 45 per cent drop compared to the … Read More


Why S. Shankar’s ‘2.0’ will be a huge success
10:30 am PDT 12/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

As Indian masses have been moving from typical masala movies to the ones with a story, plot and sensible action sequences, science-fiction as a genre has come to be accepted widely and gradually. It still depends on several factors. While the Shahrukh Khan-starrer Ra.One did not manage to charm the audience, Rajnikanth’s Robot was a superhit. Ever since the first look of S. Shankar’s 2.0 starring Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar was released in November 2016, there has been a lot … Read More