Feature Film

Thor not only gets a makeover but will also be seen having a more comedic approach
7:30 pm PDT 09/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

We have all seen him in his golden dreadlocks since the beginning of Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, in his third solo movie, he’s going to sport a never seen before look in the MCU. The crown prince of Asgard, based on the Norse mythological deity, Thor portrayed by Chris Hemsworth will be seen sporting cropped hair rather than his usual long, golden locks. The next issue of Entertainment Weekly reveals the first look of Hela, Valkyrie, and Thor. We can … Read More

Jason Momoa to star in the upcoming ‘Just Cause’ movie
5:00 pm PDT 08/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

With movies inspired from gaming franchises gaining popularity, more and more features are being announced based on videogame universes. The newest addition to the bandwagon would be a movie based on Square Enix and Avalanche Studios’ action franchise, ‘Just Cause’. As Variety reports, Game of Thrones and Justice League actor, Jason Momoa has been roped in for the lead role in the movie. He will be playing the role of the fictional protagonist of the game, Rico Rodriguez. The original … Read More

Behind the colossal knights and epic cityscape of ‘Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV’
2:45 pm PDT 06/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Image Engine embarked on its first full-CG animated sequence for Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV – a 23-minute sequence featuring colossal knights doing battle across an epic cityscape. The studio collaborated with Japan’s Square Enix to ensure every shot respected the heritage of the classic video game franchise. Over the years Image Engine has developed a pipeline that is capable of inserting digital elements into real-world surroundings – or vice versa. The aliens of District 9 blend indiscernibly into the on-set … Read More

Logan Review: A flawless and perfect adieu to Wolverine
5:00 pm PDT 03/03/2017 By Prerna Kothari

Year 2029. The time when the world is oblivious to the existence of mutants. It’s the time where mutants can be found in the comic book pages. There is no sign of X-Men, just Wolverine and Charles Xavier living in the ruins of a private property in Mexico, with Charles’ caretaker, Caliban (a mutant who can sense and track other mutants). That’s the set-up of Hugh Jackman’s last movie in the role of Wolverine, Logan. Smoky-gray gunmetal hair, constant alcohol … Read More

Pokémon’s upcoming movie is set to take you on a nostalgic trip
11:00 am PDT 03/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

With another summer approaching, Japan would be gearing up for another Pokémon movie. Since its inception in 1996, The Pokémon Company has released a new movie every year. This year, on the 20th anniversary of the celebrated franchise, the makers are back with yet another movie and it is definitely going to take people down the memory lane. Titled ‘I Choose You’, the feature will take you back to the roots of the show, where the protagonist, Ash Ketchum, begins … Read More

‘Alien Covenant’ trailer: The path to paradise begins in hell
2:00 pm PDT 01/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Fox has just released a terrifying, new trailer for the upcoming feature, Alien Covenant. The upcoming instalment in the ‘Alien’ franchise from Ridley Scott is slated to release on 19 May, this year. The new trailer shows off a colony ship comprising of couples sailing through the vast space in search of a habitable, uncharted planet. They land upon a planet which looks quite mesmerising at first sight, with water bodies and breathtaking valleys stretching throughout. However, the team turns … Read More

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ final trailer gives first look at Kurt Russell
12:30 pm PDT 01/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel released the final trailer of one of its most anticipated movies of the year, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, on Tuesday night on Jimmy Kimmel’s live show. And you would want to wait till the end of this one because… Finally! Kurt Russell makes his first appearance as Star-Lord aka Peter Quill’s father. “After all these years I’ve found you,” says Ego the Living Planet, to Star-Lord. “And who the hell are you?” asks Star-Lord. “I’m your dad … Read More

New ‘Cars 3’ trailer: ‘More speed, more horsepower, more of everything’
12:00 pm PDT 27/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The initial teaser for Cars 3 turned dark as the star of the film, Lightning McQueen was shown going through a horrible crash, somersaulting through the air during a race. The scenario turns grim with crashed parts of the car and sparks flying around. In the backdrop of heavy breathing sounds, the text read, “From this moment, everything will change”. Now, an ‘Extended Look’ clip has been released where Lightning McQueen is up against his own mortality and while ageing, he … Read More

Demi-god, Hayao Miyazaki to direct his first CG animation feature
2:30 pm PDT 25/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Japanese animation film studio, Studio Ghibli’s co-founder and highly acclaimed creator and director of some of the most incredible works in the field of animation is once again stepping out of retirement for his love of film-making, with a new anime feature. The Academy Honorary Award winning anime director is working on Kemushi No Boro (Boro The Caterpillar), a feature-length version of a 12-minute computer-generated 3D short film that he made in 2015, after learning how to use animation software … Read More

Hellboy 3 officially dismissed, said Guillermo del Toro
5:45 pm PDT 23/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Hell, no! The third instalment to the popular Hellboy series starring Ron Perlman is scrapped, director Guillermo del Toro informed fans on Tuesday, 21 February, 2017 on Twitter. Del Torro wrote in his tweet that he had spoken to all parties that were originally involved in the making of the third part and that there was no chance of the series continuing any further. Hellboy 3 Sorry to report: Spoke w all parties. Must report that 100% the sequel will … Read More

Flaunt Productions gives insights about what went into the making of Mattel’s ‘Welcome to Monster High’ movie
12:30 pm PDT 22/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

At a time when our world feels more divided than ever, who would have thought we’d look towards monsters for acceptance? Mattel’s Monster High teaches us that there’s more in the world to unite than divide. For the TV special Welcome to Monster High, Mattel approached Flaunt Productions to produce a revamp of the Monster High brand, telling a story which the fans of the series will love, while also adding a new twist. The project represented a great opportunity for Flaunt … Read More

Cinema’s comic legend Harold Lloyd will return to big screens in an animated avatar
3:45 pm PDT 21/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Cinesite Studios has announced a partnership with the Harold Lloyd Estate and Comic Animations to adapt Harold Lloyd’s films into a series of animated features. Harold Lloyd was a comedic genius and one of the most influential and successful filmmakers of early cinema. As an actor, comedian, stuntman, writer, director and producer, Lloyd made nearly 200 films between 1914 and 1947. He was a pioneer in the use of thrill sequences, daredevil physical feats, innovative camera angles, colour in film … Read More