Feature Film

‘The Emoji Movie’ trailer: A jolly take on the emojiland but lacks catchy lines
1:00 pm PDT 17/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Honestly, the first trailer of Sony Pictures Animation’s The Emoji Movie looks fun filled, but we are still a little sceptical about the plot. Let’s get on with it. In the world of emojis, every emoji is expected to have the same emotion their entire life. The protagonist Gene, a “meh” emoji voiced by T.J. Miller, wants to and can like others, experience multiple emotions. But the emojis are expected to follow a strict code of conduct regarding their expression … Read More

‘Baahubali 2’ touches Rs 1400-crore mark; ‘Dangal’ reaches Rs 382 crore in China
10:30 am PDT 15/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

We saw it coming.  The uproar and buzz around Baahubali 2 were too immense to ignore. What really took us by surprise was the speed with which it happened; and now it is a phenomenon. It did not take too long for Baahubali 2: The Conclusion to zip up the box-office ladder. In a span of only 10 days, this VFX-heavy sequel broke all box-office records to become the highest grossing Indian film worldwide, with a collection of Rs 1000 … Read More

Scooby-Doo’s animated feature pushed back to a 2020 release
5:00 pm PDT 04/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Fans of the detective pup, Scooby, might have to wait a little longer for his revival on the big screen as Warner Bros. has recently announced that the release date for the Scooby-Doo’s animated movie has been pushed back from 2018 to 2020. The film is being directed by Emmy-nominated, animation veteran Tony Cervone of ‘Space Jam’ fame and he was supposed to be joined by Dax Shepard, who is directing and writing the studio’s upcoming comedy ‘CHiPs’ who was in negotiation … Read More

The Little Prince’s Mark Osborne and screenwriter Adam Kline sign two Fox Animation projects
6:00 pm PDT 29/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The Little Prince director Mark Osborne and writer Adam Kline have signed deals for two new feature projects with 20th Century Fox Animation. The films will be based on Kline’s books Escape From Hat and With Kind Regards From Kindergarden. The Kung Fu Panda co-director Osborne will produce and direct Escape From Hat for Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios while he and Kline will work on the screenplay together. Osborne will also produce and direct With Kind Regards From Kindergarden and … Read More

Baahubali: The Conclusion Review – Epic proportions, great narrative, minor flaws, fulfilling experience
4:00 pm PDT 28/04/2017 By Prerna Kothari

Since 2015, there’s been one question lurking in the mind of most of the people – be it a kid, teen, adult or a senior citizen. And finally today, after almost 600 days of anticipation and waiting, the answer is out there, waiting for it to be discovered in the theatres. By now, you might have guessed what I am referring to. Yes, it’s that million dollar question around which the whole hype has been built by the filmmakers. I … Read More

Ahead of ‘Baahubali 2’ release, UV Creations unveils Prabhas starrer ‘Saaho’ teaser
7:45 pm PDT 27/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

While India is waiting with bated breath to know ‘Katappa ne Baahubali ko kyu maara?’, Prabhas has managed to quip the viewers interest more but this time it’s not for Baahubali. We are talking about his next project with director Sujeeth, Saaho. The teaser of the movie was supposed to be screened at the theaters with Baahubali 2: The Conclusion on 28 April, 2017. However, due to the cancellation of the movie premier on account of the sudden death of … Read More

Disney’s ‘Frozen 2’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ and ‘Indiana Jones 5’ get release dates
3:30 pm PDT 27/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney has announced release dates of some of its highly anticipated movies, and fans will have to wait for two years long. Jon Favreau’s remake of The Lion King will arrive on 19 July, 2019. The director took to Twitter in order to confirm that his upcoming live-action remake has locked down a release date. Putting it subtly, he just posted an emoji of a lion and a crown, with an image of the release date. 🦁👑! pic.twitter.com/A8razyqtK8 — Jon … Read More

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ trailer witnesses the return of the original Galahad! (and a lot of action sequences)
2:30 pm PDT 25/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The trailer of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service, is out and continues the journey of the British secret service agents. The story of Britain’s most confidential spy agency will once again see spy Gary “Eggsy” Unwin return to the big screen. The movie will witness Eggsy along with the young recruit Roxy and their supervisor Merlin heading to United States to join forces with Kingsman’s American counterpart, Statesman, after their headquarters is destroyed by Poppy, a … Read More

20th Century Fox reveals ‘Deadpool 2’ and ‘X-Men’ spin-offs release dates
3:00 pm PDT 24/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

20th Century Fox has announced official release dates for the sequel of anti-hero Deadpool and two X-Men films.   Deadpool 2, the sequel to 2016’s R-rated hit, will arrive on 1 June, 2018. Ryan Reynolds will return as Wade Wilson with the new director David Leitch. Tim Miller was previously confirmed to helm the sequel. Zazie Beetz will play Domino, a mutant mercenary with the gift of good luck and Josh Brolin will play Cable, a time travelling mutant soldier. … Read More

‘Avatar’ sequels release dates set, first to hit on 18 December, 2020
11:15 am PDT 24/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The visually stunning fantasy film – Avatar – directed, co-produced, written and co-edited by James Cameron is returning with four sequels, the dates of which have been revealed. The first sequel, Avatar 2 will open after three years on 18 December, 2020 followed by Avatar 3 on 17 December, 2021. After three years of break again, Avatar 4 will come out on 20 December, 2024 and the last part on 19 December, 2025. The announcement was made on Avatar’s official page … Read More

‘Draw Me Close’ promises to provide a first of its kind immersive experience during its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival
5:00 pm PDT 22/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Launching on 21 April at Tribeca Film Festival’s Storyscapes, Draw Me Close blurs the worlds of live performance, virtual reality and animation to create a vivid memoir about the relationship between a mother and her son in the wake of her terminal-cancer diagnosis. Weaving theatrical storytelling with cutting-edge technology, the project takes a deceptively simple and humanistic approach to the immersive medium: it allows the audience member to experience life as a five-year-old Jordan, inside a live, animated world. Created by award-winning playwright and … Read More

‘Mazinger Z’ manga’s first footage of anime feature to premiere at Annecy 2017
5:15 pm PDT 21/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Mazinger Z, Japan’s major manga series, is making its big comeback on the international animation scene in the form of a full-length feature film. Toei Animation is producing a new opus of adventures for the famous robot. Go Nagai will premiere the first look at Annecy festival this year. This year marks the 45th anniversary of the franchise. In his video message, Nagai thanked the fans for their continued support, celebrating 50 years of being a manga artist this year. The manga, … Read More