Feature Film

Disney encapsulates love and magic in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ live-action trailer
6:00 pm PDT 15/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

“Think of the one thing you have always wanted, find it in your mind’s eye and feel it in your heart” Well known for interspersing their projects with a bit of magic and all things enchanting, Disney is all set to take on the same genre again with its upcoming live-action movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’ which is due for a 2017 release. The upcoming movie will be an adaptation of the 1991 animated classic film of the same name. … Read More

Multi-picture sales and co-production deal sealed by Fantastic Films International with India’s Bhasin Studios
5:00 pm PDT 11/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

There’s a surge of happiness at Bengaluru based animation and gaming studio Bhasin Studios (BS) as Los Angeles based, Fantastic Films International (FFI), headed by Roxane Barbat and Fred DeWysocki, announced that a multi-picture worldwide distribution and co-production deal has been signed with BS. Bhasin Studios and FFI have inked a deal for worldwide sales representation for Slick Rick and a sales and co-production deal for Alley of Dreams, slated for completion in 2017. In addition, two more features, A … Read More

Disney’s ‘Doctor Strange’ earns $325.7 million while DreamWorks’ ‘Trolls’ earns $151.4 million globally
5:00 pm PDT 08/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The Benedict Cumberbatch starrer Doctor Strange has lived to the hopes it created with its intriguing trailers. It has collected $325.7 million globally over the weekend till date. The film grossed $85 million in North America and $240.7 million in other territories amounting to a worldwide total of $325.7 million. The film became the second largest opening in November for Disney. It grabbed $32.6 million on its opening day in North America at 3,882 locations, elevating its estimated opening weekend … Read More

Doctor Strange Review: A visually captivating and humorously engaging film
8:00 pm PDT 04/11/2016 By Prerna Kothari

“If you must blink, do it now.” These lines from Laika’s animated feature film Kubo and the Two Strings, stands true for the recent character introduction film in the Marvel verse “Doctor Strange”. Standing true to the hype and expectations built over the months, Doctor Strange is everything we could have asked for. As psychedelic and trippy the teasers and trailers were, the film transcends us into a whole new different world. Right at the start, the tone for the … Read More

Mahayoddha Rama Review: A fresh perspective and unique approach towards Ramayana
7:00 pm PDT 03/11/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

Every time you tell a story, you aim to express as well as impress. Maintaining the interest level of the audience is primary. And when you are going to express a tale which has been told over and over again since ages then definitely your focus shifts to making it interesting in any possible way. Hailing from any race or any corner of the world, the mythological tale of Ramayana is not an alien concept. Hundreds of versions of Ramayana … Read More

‘Dangal’ trailer tells the inspiring tale of the success of female wrestling in India
4:00 pm PDT 20/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Inspiration, motivation and sports fever gear up your spirit once you watch the new Dangal trailer. Wrestling is one of India’s famous traditional sport which has a deep rooted connection and immediately strikes the cultural chord in every Indian soul. And when this cultural spirit is coupled with a striking social element of women empowerment then surely there is going to be a colossal Dangal (wrestling). The trailer features Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat, the Indian Amateur wrestler, who … Read More

The baby is not a baby in DreamWorks’ ‘The Boss Baby’ trailer
4:00 pm PDT 18/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

After Panda and Trolls, DreamWorks Animation has now introduced a new baby in the house with its upcoming animated feature The Boss Baby. The trailer says it all yet does not say much as it introduces the protagonist but still leaves the audience to question- What is the Boss Baby upto? A peaceful and playful family comprising of just the mother, father and their only son Tim is suddenly disrupted by the advent of a new baby. A new arrival … Read More

Review Motu Patlu: More than the story, the comic characters entertain you throughout the film
8:30 pm PDT 13/10/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

Entertainment is a major factor in India; anything that entertains you draws your attention. Passing time and increasing curiosity are few of the reasons apart from entertainment why theatres in India are flooded with people. Well, if you are among those souls who step into the cinema hall for one of these reasons, then Viacom18’s animated feature film Motu Patlu: King of Kings can be a good entertaining pastime fulfilling your curiosity about animation. It’s a simple story with nothing … Read More

Review Mirzya: Music to the ears and beauty to the eye, lacking the passion of a love story
3:00 pm PDT 07/10/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

Two parallel stories, one melancholic and the other casually brave; the former manages to create an impact but the later lacks the passion for love. An extreme effort to convey love as the driving force to face all odds in a musically equipped poetic narrative way of storytelling, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya is visually stunning. With landscapes like vast deserts, snow clad regions, mountainous terrain, transparent waters and royal raj mahals shot high and low, enriching music with deep thought … Read More

Disney reveals teaser trailer of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’
5:00 pm PDT 03/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Captain Jack Sparrow is back! Not really, as we don’t see any trace of Johnny Depp in the teaser trailer. The dark sinister world of the pirates engross you with creepy characters and their filthy characteristics. If ‘Death’ has to be revealed, the intensity of the inevitable event has to be grave and intimidating. And that’s what Walt Disney Pictures is trying to do with its first teaser trailer of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Captain … Read More

Review M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story: A dragged tale with VFX rebuilding Dhoni’s live events through Sushant Singh Rajput
9:00 pm PDT 30/09/2016 By Prerna Kothari

Hardwork and perseverance. If one has these two qualities in them, no one can stop them from achieving success. And this lies true for the Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team in limited-overs formats, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. However, the road to success doesn’t necessarily have to be a cake walk. And to tell the tale of M.S. Dhoni, director Neeraj Pandey (A Wednesday, Baby) in a biographical film released M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story … Read More

Legendary tale ‘The Lion King’ to be remade in live-action by Disney and Favreau
6:00 pm PDT 29/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Dwelling into nostalgia often soothes the mood by flashing memories that are long forgotten yet vividly remembered. Forgetting is essential and harmful too but, completely forgetting a reverberating story is inevitable. The legendary animated musical film The Lion King which baffled the audience till date right from its release in 1994 is one such story which is hard to forget if experienced just once. Disney does not want the audience to forget its tales therefore a live-action adaptation of The … Read More