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Catch a glimpse of the Star wars zone during the ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60′
4:00 pm PDT 10/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

At D23 Expo it was announced that Disneyland will be coming with Star Wars land zone where guests will be transported in the Star Wars universe. And we have also been hearing the news about Shanghai Disneyland that’s set to open in June and now with Disneyland completing its 60 years, fans will finally catch a glimpse of both the Star Wars zone and Shanghai park on the upcoming ABC  special. Disney released a promo video of the upcoming two … Read More

The merc with a mouth anti hero ‘Deadpool’ movie sequel confirmed
2:00 pm PDT 10/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The badass ‘merc with a mouth’ anti hero who’s been making news since the day his movie’s announcement was made, Deadpool will now be getting a sequel even before his first solo movie launch. Paris has been the first country to witness the magic of the ‘merc with a mouth’ hero whereas he will make his debut in North America this friday, 12 February 2016. Fox is confident of the fact that audiences won’t get a load of Deadpool with … Read More

Amazon debuts its free game engine ‘Lumberyard’
1:00 pm PDT 10/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Online retail giant Amazon released its very own game engine called Lumberyard. Based on Crytek’s CryEngine, which has been the base for many games like Far Cry, Evolve and Crysis this one too can be used to develop games for both PC and consoles. It’s free to download and use, but one only has to pay for Amazon’s cloud services (Amazon Web Services) for multiplayer. Amazon Web Services (AWS) also allows you to make use of Amazon’s GameLift, where one can … Read More

MAAC opens new centre for 3D animation and VFX training in Kukatpally
12:00 pm PDT 10/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), known for its education in animation, VFX, gaming and multimedia, inaugurated its new centre in Kukatpally, Hyderabad on 5 February, 2016. With the addition of the new centre, MAAC now has 84 centres across India. The company also announced that it plans to open two more such centres at Secunderabad and Madhapur before the end of this financial year. With an aim to expand and educate more students in the art of film making … Read More

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Daniel Gerson, screenwriter of ‘Big Hero 6’ and ‘Monsters Inc.’ passes away
5:00 pm PDT 09/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Daniel Gerson, story and script writer for Disney and Pixar feature films Big Hero 6 and Monsters, Inc. passed away at the age of 49. According to reports, Gerson had been battling brain cancer and gave up his breath due to the same illness. Born in New York, he became staff writer for the NBC sitcom Something So Right and then shifted from TV to animated features. He penned the screenplay for the Oscar winner: Pixar’s Monsters, Inc., as well as the … Read More

99Games partners with Yash Raj Films for an official FAN game
2:00 pm PDT 09/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

99Games, mobile game publishers and film production house Yash Raj Films, announced that continuing  its association with a multi-year deal will exclusively publish FAN: The Game, the official game for Yash Raj Film’s Shah Rukh Khan starrer FAN. FAN: The Game revolves around the journey of an ardent fan and the challenges he encounters to meet the superstar he idolizes. It’s a game about connections. Fans can connect with the superstar Shah Rukh Khan at his residence Mannat, in a film … Read More

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Cinesite opens new animation studio to produce nine animated films
2:00 pm PDT 09/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Cinesite, the visual effects and animation studio, has opened a new animation studio Cinesite Animation in Montreal. The company studio has also unveiled a slate of nine animated feature films that will go into production over the next five years. The studio has previously worked on the Harry Potter series, Iron Man 3 and Skyfall in terms of visual effects. While on the animation front, the first project among the films lined up will be Klaus, written and directed by Sergio … Read More

Portfolio Entertainment and Giggle Media embark to develop animated series for TELETOON
11:00 am PDT 09/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Producer and distributor, Portfolio Entertainment, and UK based Giggle Media have entered a development deal with Corus Entertainment’s TELETOON for a new comedy animation series, Invasion of the MooFaLoo! The kids 6-11 co-production comes hot on the heels of Portfolio-produced Freaktown, an upcoming series commissioned by TELETOON. Invasion of the MooFaLoo!, created by Steve Garratt, follows three genetically-modified, rocket-powered sheep – Fluffy, Byron and Telisa – as they fight to protect the world from the MooFaLoo, a race of alien monk cows who conquer planets … Read More

Fans hail Pokemon ad as the greatest in Super Bowl history
5:00 pm PDT 08/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Super Bowl in America is one of the most celebrated and televised events and getting an ad spot during it is bound to cost millions of dollars. This year, Super Bowl had close to $50 million in ad revenues and one of the companies that participated was Pokemon. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Pokemon had uploaded a video on its YouTube channel which was already grabbing eyeballs amongst the loyalist but the Sunday’s Super Bowl spot just got people crazy … Read More

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Witness Marvel’s superhero Hulk chasing Ant Man in the new Coca Cola ad
4:00 pm PDT 08/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Seems like the superhero frenzy is catching up with everyone, literally. Be it film makers, TV series, merchandise or even the advertisement segment; everyone is trying to tap into the comic world and make the most out of it. And this could be observed with the recent commercial launched by Coca Cola during the Super Bowl 50 spot wherein we witness a showdown of Marvel’s two superheroes; Ant Man and the Hulk. In the minute long ad, we can observe … Read More

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‘Inside Out’ wins Best Animated Feature at the Annie Awards 2016
3:00 pm PDT 08/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

And it is Inside Out for another accolade, as the Disney Pixar feature bagged the Best Animated Feature Award at the 43rd annual Annie Awards held on 6 February, 2016 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Out of the 36 categories, Inside Out emerged victorious in 12 categories. Surpassing a tough competition from nominees like Anomalisa, Shaun the Sheep Movie, The Good Dinosaur and The Peanuts Movie, Pixar’s ‘Inside Out stood out’ from the rest and won the title. Directed by Pete Docter, this film focuses on … Read More

9 Story Media Group secures multiple licenses for ‘Monkey See Monkey Do’
12:00 pm PDT 08/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

9 Story Media Group has secured multiple licenses of the animated and live action preschool series Monkey See Monkey Do. The second season (26 x 11’) has been sold to Turner Broadcasting System’s Cartoonito U.K., AMC Networks in Central Europe and HOP! in Israel. The first and second seasons were also sold to Pixel TV in the Ukraine. Co produced by Smartoonz (Israel) and Title Entertainment (Canada) for TVO, Monkey See Monkey Do educates kids about animals and their natural habitats through the … Read More