Riki Group, Joy Culture Media and Tencent Video come together to produce ‘The Fixies’ season four
7:00 pm PDT 09/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

  The Riki Group, popular Russian animation production company, Joy Culture Media, one of the leading production and distribution companies based in Beijing, has signed an investment agreement with Tencent Video for the production of season four of the animated series, The Fixies.  The Fixies is produced by Moscow’s Aeroplane Productions, which was recently acquired by The Riki Group. Following the exclusive acquisition deal of season three of the animated series, Tencent will acquire 52 new episodes of The Fixies, … Read More

Sky Q enhances interface and adds HDR support for Disney+
5:00 pm PDT 09/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Sky Q now has a new look and feel, as Sky has redesigned the platform with an improved interface, discoverability and new features – including high dynamic range (HDR) support for the Disney+ app. HDR arrived on Sky Q last month with three on-demand Sky Nature documentaries, and, as promised earlier, HDR support is now available for the Disney Plus app on the Sky platform. The update rolls out today, 9 July, enabling the Sky customers who subscribe to Disney’s … Read More

Animator Sagar Funde creates a vibrant ‘India of Tomorrow’ for 22nd DigiCon6 Asia Awards
8:00 pm PDT 08/07/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

The 22nd DigiCon6 Asia Awards, organised and held by Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings (TBS) throughout the Asian countries and territories including Japan, has invited and is now accepting entries from talented short film and animation creators.  Organised for the purpose of seeking and recognising talented video creators and awarding them for their outstanding works, the 22nd DigiCon6 Asia Awards also has a promo specially curated for India.  Created by independent animator and former senior character animator at Animal Logic, Sagar … Read More

Frameboxx 2.0 along with Climb Media is bringing an exclusive webinar with Academy Award winner Torill Kove
7:00 pm PDT 08/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Torill Kove is an Academy award-winning Animation Director, Illustrator, and Author. She has won numerous awards for her outstanding animated shorts. Torill began working at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) in the mid-1990s. She directed six animated short films with the NFB and Mikrofilm (Norway). Three of her films received Oscar nominations, and ‘The Danish Poet’, won an Oscar in 2007. The film also won at Aspen Shortsfest 2006, New York City Short Film Festival 2006 and Genie Awards … Read More

Pixar SparkShort ‘Out’ soundtrack is now out!
6:00 pm PDT 08/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney has released the soundtrack for the Disney+ Original Pixar SparkShort, Out, Pixar’s first project with a homosexual protagonist.  The Out music album is now available on digital platforms including Amazon and includes two tracks by Jake Monaco, who previously scored music for two other Disney+ Original shorts for Pixar – Lamp Life and Forky Asks a Question. The third track that has been written and performed by Natasha Adorlee. The track list includes – Burying the Bone (4:32), OUT (0:51) … Read More

Nickelodeon to produce animated content for ‘Real Pigeons Fight Crime’
5:30 pm PDT 08/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Nickelodeon signed a multiplatform deal with James Corden and Ben Winston and their production company Fulwell 73, to produce an animated movie and TV series based on the recently released children’s book title Real Pigeons Fight Crime. The movie and TV series are being developed to air on all Nickelodeon platforms. Winston said, “We are so delighted to be working with our great friends at Nickelodeon on these wonderful, charming and funny books, and can’t wait to help bring them to … Read More

Netflix brings anime series ‘Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy: Siege’ with Hasbro
4:00 pm PDT 08/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has shared the final poster and trailer for its upcoming animated (anime) series, Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy: Siege, in association with Hasbro. Owned by the American multinational conglomerate, the Transformers franchise will now get its new anime series, premiering on the streaming service on 30 July. Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy: Siege is the first chapter of the series from Netflix and Hasbro in partnership with Rooster Teeth and will include six 22 minute episodes with a completely new … Read More

Winsing Animation’s ‘Crazy Candies’ streaming on Amazon Prime Video and ‘GOGOBUS’ airing on Astro
3:30 pm PDT 08/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Winsing Animation has announced that two of its animated properties have been taken up – one by Astro and another by Amazon Prime Video. GOGOBUS, its new edutainment animated property, based on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for kids. The story revolves around an AI school bus which can transform into several different vehicles to protect the children’s safety. GOGOBUS has 156 episodes of 13 minutes each and have been released in 2019. Its total clicks across major VOD platforms … Read More

HBO Max greenlights animated series ‘Young Love’
3:00 pm PDT 08/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

HBO Max has ordered a 12-episode season of the all-new, 2D animated series, Young Love, based on the characters introduced in the Academy Award-winning short film Hair Love from Oscar winner Matthew A. Cherry and Sony Pictures Animation. The new series is created by Cherry, who will serve as showrunner with long-time animation creative Carl Jones (The Boondocks, Black Dynamite). Executive producers are Blue Key Entertainment’s Monica A. Young (producer of Hair Love) along with Lion Forge Animation’s David Steward … Read More

‘Punyakoti’ to be the first animated film to be streamed across India through BookMyShow on 11 July
8:00 pm PDT 07/07/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Punyakoti, the first Sanskrit full length animated feature film will be streamed online through BookMyShow on 11 July 2020 across India.  Owing to the pandemic and the lockdown, BookMyShow has been streaming shows and events and Punyakoti is the first animated feature film to be streamed through this booking platform.  Commenting on this initiative, a BookMyShow spokesperson told AnimationXpress, “As the leading discovery engine for all things entertainment in the country across movies and live entertainment, BookMyShow caters to all … Read More

Kyoto Animation entire movie catalog screens again
11:00 am PDT 07/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

This month marks one year since the horrific arson attack on Kyoto Animation. The largest confirmed mass murder in Japan’s postwar history shocked people across the country and around the world, and at the time some even speculated the tragedy might lead to the end of the company. A great news for local fans of the anime prodco’s beautifully crafted movies surfaced with complete retrospective at the newly opened Toho Cinemas Ikebukuro in Tokyo is reviving all 19 KyoAni movies … Read More

Feminine hygiene brand uses animation to show aspects of female sexuality and reproduction
4:00 pm PDT 06/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Feminine hygiene brand Bodyform its new #Wombstories campaign mixes animation and live action to show aspects of female sexuality and reproduction that are still all too rarely addressed onscreen: miscarriage, menstrual bleeding, endometriosis, the decision not to have children, and more. While the live-action segments show the women undergoing these pains and pleasures, the animated parts use symbolism to convey something of the subjective reality. The hybrid medium captures the duality of these processes, which are both bodily functions and … Read More