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FanFight unveils play and win big campaign
2:30 pm PDT 20/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

FanFight launches play and win big campaign. A player comes to FanFight with a very minimal contribution of as low as Rs. 39 and can win Rs. 1 lakh and more.  Sek Sabiruddin from Bengaluru won 1 Lakh prize money by just Joining with Rs.39 on FanFight’s Mega contest. He also won a dream mobile set OnePlus 7T Pro by joining with just Rs.5 in gadget pool contest in the recent match of India Vs New Zealand. Sabiruddin said, “I am delighted to … Read More

‘Ben 10 vs. The Universe: The Movie’ to premiere on Cartoon Network this fall
1:30 pm PDT 20/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 will expand to take on the universe with Ben 10 vs. The Universe: The Movie, set for a global premiere this fall. Featuring new characters, settings and powers for Ben, fans won’t want to miss his most epic adventure yet. The movie is the first for the newest iteration of Ben 10, which debuted around the world in 2016. Currently, in production, the action-packed movie will focus around a blast from Ben’s past returning to do … Read More

‘Shaun the Sheep’ series joins Netflix
12:00 pm PDT 20/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Aardman Animations has announced that Shaun will return for a brand new 20 x 7’ series with the flock, for new adventures in Shaun the Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom. Shaun will cause mayhem on Netflix in the U.K., U.S., Canada and Latin America on 17 March, Spain, Turkey, Poland, Israel and U.A.E. on 16 March. Shaun the Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom introduces four new characters to Mossingham: Stash, a hyperactive squirrel; no-nonsense Rita, who delivers the parcels; and new … Read More

Illumination’s Minions strut the runway with UK designer Bobby Abley
10:30 am PDT 20/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

In anticipation of this summer’s Minions: The Rise of Gru theatrical release, Illumination’s Minions have joined the ranks of London’s high street with UK designer Bobby Abley, who launched a new collection inspired by the world’s biggest animated franchise of all time at London Fashion Week. In a first for the designer and the blockbuster Minions franchise, the 18 February catwalk is followed by the launch of the Bobby Abley x Minions diffusion line that debuts exclusively at Primark stores … Read More

Upcoming catalogue of Digitoonz includes service work and IP development
7:30 pm PDT 19/02/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

It’s just been a month since noted Indian animation studio, Digitoonz Media and Entertainment opened a branch in Kolkata, and they’re already working on multiple projects. Specialising in 2D and 3D animation, Digitoonz is a full-service animation production company that has worked on several animated TV series and feature films across different genres. So far, their strength has been primarily 2D animation and now are pushing themselves to enhance their 3D animation, capability in CGI and VFX pre-production.  Shared Digitoonz … Read More

Coronavirus outbreak: e-Masters Chengdu 2020 postpone qualified Indian teams await for rescheduled dates
6:30 pm PDT 19/02/2020 By Poonam Mondal

The number of deaths from the Coronavirus outbreak in mainland  China rose by 136, pushing the nationwide death toll to 2,004, according to China’s National Health Commission today. The outbreak has shaken the industry and it has negatively impacted the ecosystem around the globe. Gaming and Esports industry is no exception. A few days back, Overwatch league was cancelled and WESG Asia Pacific finals are also cancelled and many more are adjourned or cancelled because of the outbreak. The virus is … Read More

Kobe Bryant had plans to launch his own animation studio
5:30 pm PDT 19/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Late basketball legend Kobe Bryant had made his name as a filmmaker with the Oscar-winning Dear Basketball (2017), an animated short about his career as an athlete which he wrote, produced, and starred in. Bryant was not only developing more animation projects through his production company, Granity Studios, but also had plans to launch an animation studio of his own. According to Bruce W. Smith, the creator of animated short Hair Love, Bryant even met with Sergio Pablos, the creator of … Read More

Mattel launches Olympic-inspired items
4:30 pm PDT 19/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Mattel revealed their first products collection across brands to celebrate the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The collection includes items from the toyco’s Barbie, Hot Wheels and UNO brands. This international product line, rolling out this spring, highlights inclusivity and innovation, with toys reflecting the five new sports added to the Olympic program in Tokyo – baseball/softball, sport climbing, karate, skateboarding and surfing – all to inspire a new generation of athletes and fans around the world. The Hot Wheels brand … Read More

Fun Union appoints Edutainment Licensing as distribution partner for animated series ‘PinCode’
3:30 pm PDT 19/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Edutainment Licensing has been appointed as the distribution partner for FUN Union’s exciting adventure series, PinCode in the UK, Australia and New Zealand as well as worldwide for school and library digital platforms. The 3D series for primary school children aged four to seven years, focuses on the adventures of Captain Pin and his crew and each episode contains an important and valuable science lesson. PinCode has two seasons – season one and two have 52 x 13-minute episodes. “We … Read More

Chris Pratt and Tom Holland live it up at ‘Onward’ world premiere
2:30 pm PDT 19/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney and Pixar’s Onward celebrates its world premiere, which welcomes stars from the film to the red carpet, including Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Kyle Bornheimer, Ali Wong, Tracey Ullman and John Ratzenberger, as well as filmmakers and celebrity guests. Disney-Pixar’s Oscar winning legacy continued as the endearing Toy Story 4 took home the statuette for Best Animated Feature. For the millions of fans out there, Disney-Pixar’s next offering Onward is all set to release on 6 March, … Read More

On Kids & Family and ZAG expand into China to announce partnership with Fantawild
1:30 pm PDT 19/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

ON Kids & Family (Mediawan Group) and ZAG have partnered with Fantawild in a joint venture to develop the world-famous animated brand Miraculous in China. Fantawild has acquired all Chinese rights to the property and will invest and participate in the development of the feature film. The partnership will establish Miraculous in China in all segments of business, including the launch of the series, the theatrical release of the film, licensed merchandise and promotional products, and location-based entertainment. “ZAG and ON Kids & Family have opened a new chapter in their … Read More

Dandelooo announces sales for the new 2D animation series ‘Stinky Dog’
12:30 pm PDT 19/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

French animation production and distribution company Dandelooo announces sales for the new 2D animation series Stinky Dog, commissioned by France Televisions. Based on the books written by Colas Gutman, with illustrations by Marc Boutavant the slapstick series targets six to 10-year-olds and follows the comical and hectic adventures of a maverick mutt, Stinky Dog, and his flattened best friend Flatty Cat, a couple of oddballs who live in a garbage can. The series is co-produced by Dandelooo, Folivari, France (Didier … Read More