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Beautifully animated ‘Children of the Sea’ US trailer sails online
11:30 am PDT 19/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

GKIDS and Fathom Events announced that the latest feature from Japan’s STUDIO4°C’s Children of the Sea is coming to select U.S. cinemas this spring. Directed by Ayumu Watanabe (Space Brothers), featuring a score by award-winning composer and longtime Studio Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro), the beautifully animated Children of the Sea, is adapted from Daisuke Igarashi’s manga of the same name. The unconventional sketching style, fairy tale abstract drawings and undoubtedly beautiful anime … Read More

Disney unveils wedding dress line replicating iconic princesses
10:30 am PDT 19/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney has teamed up with bridal boutique Allure Bridals for a new wedding gown range that replicates many of the famous Disney characters. A number of the 16 types within the assortment are the ones impressed by way of Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Jasmine, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Rapunzel, Tiana, and Snow White. The Disney vary, which options ball robes, mermaid trains and fit-and-flare hemlines shall be unveiled subsequent April on the 2020 New York Bridal Type week. Costs will vary from $1,200 … Read More

Nifty Games teams up with NBA and NBPA to bring basketball game to mobile
9:30 am PDT 19/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Nifty Games, a mobile-first developer and publisher of quick-session, head-to-head sports games, has teamed up with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) to bring an authentic NBA basketball game to mobile devices. Under the agreements with the NBA and the NBPA, Nifty Games will create a mobile game including the NBA stars, teams, and venues that fans expect. The NBA-themed game from Nifty Games is set to tip-off later this year. “The NBA is … Read More

Young Indian animators are making their presence felt with brilliant award winning creations
7:00 pm PDT 18/02/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Animated films by young, independent and creative filmmakers are gaining praise all over! With the medium gaining more popularity and respect, several film festivals are showcasing and awarding brilliant animated films and their creators. Divakar Kuppan and Swati Agarwal are among the many whose passion and creativity have been recognised and appreciated lately.  Kuppan has recently won the Silver Conch for Best International Animation at MIFF (Mumbai International Film Festival) 2020 for his animated short film The Fox of the … Read More

Dell’s insight: Will the PC market continue to leap in 2020?
6:00 pm PDT 18/02/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Amidst the digital waves today, we are quite dependent on the configuration of the system we work on. Last year the PC market experienced a growth of 2.3 per cent for the first time in eight years with worldwide PC shipments which totalled to 70.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2019 (according to Gartner). According to Gartner senior principal analyst Mikako Kitagawa, the growth of the PC market will continue to rise through this year. There are various factors and … Read More

Disney Junior announces voice cast and premiere date for ‘Mira, Royal Detective’
5:00 pm PDT 18/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney Junior has announced the voice cast for its animated series Mira, Royal Detective which will premiere in the U.S. on 20 March, Friday, at 11:00 am EDT/PDT on Disney Channel and 7:00 pm EDT/PDT on Disney Junior.  Disney Channel India will also be showing a sneak-peek on the same day, followed by the premiere on 22 March, Sunday. Set in the magical Indian-inspired land of Jalpur, Mira, Royal Detective introduces a brave and resourceful girl Mira, a commoner who … Read More

‘Castlevania Season 3’ Trailer: Netflix discloses first look
4:00 pm PDT 18/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has launched a new trailer for the Castlevania: Season 3.. The new trailer doesn’t reveal too much but it does give us some sense of what to expect from the new season. Although our three heroes – Alucard, Trevor Belmont and Sypha Belnades –  succeeded in their common goal of slaying Dracula in Season 2, the world seems to be a dangerous place in Season 3. Given the action-oriented take here, it’s clear a great many monsters will be tackled with. The first … Read More

‘Fortnite’ Teases Chapter 2 Season 2
3:00 pm PDT 18/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 is slated to start this week. Epic has teased the game’s second chapter across the globe with ads. Reportedly, players have come across these ads in Japan, Brazil, France, and some other regions. The teaser features a golden handprint over the Fortnite logo and text below it that is embossed with golden bars. Another teaser was posted one minute ago!! “Transmission Intercepted FN.CH02.S02 Origin == ██ ████” — ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) February 17, 2020 Fortnite dataminer ShiinaBR has tweeted a … Read More

Red Carpet Studio inks a deal with Beijing Joy Culture Media to explore Chinese territory
12:00 pm PDT 18/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Russian television and film production studio, Red Carpet Studio, has signed a deal with Beijing Joy Culture Media for the toy show Space Dr. Cat and animated web series Blinky and Knobby. Launched in October 2019, Space Dr. Cat is a toy show with 2D-animated elements, and tells a story of a cat who lives in a fictional galaxy and works as a doctor.  Space Dr.Cat flies on a spaceship and helps residents of different planets, and at the end … Read More

‘Daiblo’ and ‘Overwatch’ may get animated series
12:00 pm PDT 18/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Blizzard may have plans to adapt both Diablo and Overwatch into animated shows. As confirmed by sources, an anime based on Diablo is heading to Netflix. Alongwith the details, a small teaser about an animated Overwatch series was seen, though it’s unclear whether it, too, will end up on Netflix. As reported, Activision Blizzard Studio co-president Nick van Dyk has revealed the adaptations through his LinkedIn profile. The profile lists him as being the executive producer of a TV adaptation … Read More

Netflix announces animated series, ‘Mighty Express’
11:00 am PDT 18/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has picked up Spin Master Entertainment’s new CG-animated series Mighty Express. The 52 x 11-minute series will debut globally (excluding Canada) on the SVOD in September. Executive produced by Spin Master Entertainment EVP Jennifer Dodge and co-CEO Ronnen Harary, with Vancouver-based animation company Atomic Cartoons providing animation services, Mighty Express features an ensemble cast of trains and kids in an expansive world, with the Mighty Express train on big adventures. The Mighty Express brand is owned by Spin Master, … Read More

Faker to become part-owner of T1
10:00 am PDT 18/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Iconic League of Legends star mid laner Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok has signed a new three-year deal with T1, and Faker will become part-owner of T1 Entertainment & Sports. “I am excited to continue playing for T1 and am thankful for all the fans around the world who have supported me all these years. I am honoured to become a part-owner of T1 and look forward to working with the leadership team beyond my playing career. I love this team and … Read More