Warner Music Group’s Arts Music division inks a deal with Fred Rogers Productions for ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’
8:00 pm PDT 08/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Warner Music Group’s Arts Music division has partnered with Fred Rogers Productions for its successful animated children’s TV series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.  The Emmy-winning show is based on the fictional Neighborhood of Make-Believe from the iconic Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and features popular characters from the original programme. New music from the show will soon be released under the deal while existing songs will be made available immediately across a broader set of digital services both in the United States and … Read More

Lord Hanuman and his various animated avatars
7:00 pm PDT 08/04/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Lord Hanuman has always been one of the central characters in the ancient epic Ramayana. He is the son of wind and fondly known as Vayuputra. A popular deity in Hinduism, Hanuman’s mention can also be seen in Jainism and Buddhism. On Hanuman Jayanti today, let’s take a look at the many avatars of the brave, heroic Hanuman from various animated features. Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama The first animated Ramayana, Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama which surfaced … Read More

Cartoon Network introduces ‘Cartoon Network GameBox’ to keep kids entertained during quarantine
4:00 pm PDT 08/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

To keep kids happy and entertained while at home during the COVID-19 lockdown, Cartoon Network (CN) has launched an exciting new gaming app, Cartoon Network GameBox. It is a virtual toy box with all fan favourite Cartoon Network web games inside.  Available on the iOS App Store and Google Play, Cartoon Network GameBox provides Cartoon Network fans with all their favourite web games in one app free of cost.  The catalogue of games available to play on Cartoon Network Gamebox ranges from action, … Read More

Dandelooo announce second season of pre-school series ‘Petit’
3:00 pm PDT 08/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

French animation production and distribution company Dandelooo has announced the launch of a second season of the pre-school animated series Petit directed by Bernardita Ojeda. Nominated for the eighth International Emmy Kids Awards, a further 26 brand new episodes, currently in production will see with the adventures of Petit, a sweet, fun, brave, creative, sensitive, thoughtful, intense and innocent child who has a unique point of view of the world around him, as every boy and girl does!  And there’s the main concept of … Read More

Netflix announces animated kids’ series, ‘Sharkdog’
1:00 pm PDT 08/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has picked up a new animated kids’ series called Sharkdog, from ViacomCBS International Studios, announced the streamer. Produced by ViacomCBS International Studios in partnership with Singapore-based CGI studio One Animation (Oddbods), Sharkdog is a 20 x 7-minute animated series from first-time Singaporean creator Jacinth Tan. The series follows 10-year-old Max and his best friend Sharkdog — half shark, half dog, all appetite. Blissfully unaware of his own strength, stealth and general sharkiness, Sharkdog often leaves a trail of chaos … Read More

#WhenAtHome: Pixar animated shorts to make you feel better during this lockdown
7:30 pm PDT 07/04/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

For the ardent Disney fans in India, this 21-day lockdown has become bearable as Disney+ launched in the country through OTT platform Hotstar on 3 April. The launch was a much awaited one, which brought with it the access to the rich and humongous library of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic and Star Wars franchises. Most people in the country are working from home, balancing between family time and work productivity. “Par Break toh banta hai na?” Well, to make … Read More

Covid-19 outbreak: Annecy International Animation Film Festival has been cancelled, online edition in works
7:00 pm PDT 07/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

As the world combats the Covid-19 pandemic, lockdowns are being put in place throughout. With multiple events being cancelled, postponed or going digital, one of the biggest and well known animation film festivals of the world is also getting cancelled. While multiple other noted events across the ecosystem were cancelled in the recent past owing to the spread of Coronavirus, the news regarding the cancellation of the 60th edition of Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market came today. However, an online edition of … Read More

Animated series ‘Duncanville’ renewed for season 2 by Fox
2:00 pm PDT 07/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Fox has ordered a second season of its animated family comedy Duncanville for 2021-22. The series, a co-production between Disney’s 20th Century Fox TV, Universal TV and Fox Entertainment, is co-created by Amy Poehler and married duo Mike and Julie Scully and joins fellow freshman animated comedy Bless the Harts as having earned an early pickup at the network. Duncanville — which features a voice cast that Poehler who also voices Duncan’s mother, Annie, and Ty Burrell voices Duncan’s father, … Read More

Disney releasing new animated short series, ‘At Home With Olaf’ made entirely at home
11:00 am PDT 07/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney is releasing a series of new shorts starring the ever-cheerful Frozen snowman, titled At Home With Olaf. The shorts, announced via Disney Animation’s official Twitter and YouTube accounts, were created entirely at home by Disney animator Hyrum Osmond, with Josh Gad also providing voice work from home. At Home with Olaf follows Gad’s beloved character from the Frozen movies as he gets into a series of hijinks around Arendelle. The first episode is written and voiced by Gad, who … Read More

ZED to distribute its first animated series ‘Lina’s World’
5:00 pm PDT 06/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Paris-based productor and distributor ZED will handle the worldwide distribution of Lina’s World (french- Les Voyages d’Ismaël), an original 2D animated series that explores humour, the origins of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism through three characters, Ismaël, Lina and Némo. Co-produced by Les Batelières Productions, Foliascope Studios and Cinemon Entertainment, this educational animated series questions the stereotypes linked to religion and brings reflection on its place in today’s society. Created by Ismaël Saidi (Djihad, In the end what is really in … Read More

‘The Last Kids on Earth’ gets a second season trailer and premiere date
2:00 pm PDT 06/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has released a trailer for season 2 of the animated series The Last Kids on Earth, based on the second instalment in Max Brailler’s bestselling book series. The Last Kids on Earth follows Jack Sullivan (voiced by Stranger Things star Nick Wolfhard) and a band of suburban middle schoolers living in a decked-out tree house, playing video games, gorging themselves on candy and battling zombies. The second season, called The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade, is … Read More

Netflix animated series beams positively across the globe
11:00 am PDT 06/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix original series StarBeam has arrived on the streamer to deliver the power of positivity. Following an eight-year-old Zoey, the CG-animated StarBeam was created by Kickstart Entertainment in response to a lack of children’s content with female heroines. “StarBeam celebrates and empowers young girls onscreen,” said co-creator and executive producer Loris Kramer Lunsford. “Pint-sized Zoey may be small, but she has the power to make a difference, and when she transforms into StarBeam she’s unstoppable.” Produced by Kickstart Entertainment StarBeam‘s … Read More