Vaibhav Studios’ ‘The Nick Rap ident’ receives praise for being so ‘tapori’ on point!
7:00 pm PDT 28/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

There’s hardly anyone who isn’t fond of street food snacks! In India, ‘chai’ (tea) is incomplete without being accompanied by hot, mouthwatering snacks. Even independently, to grab a quick bite and fill our tummies, there’s no substitute to the tastes of Vada Pav, Paani Puri, Samosa and more. But ever wondered what a fight between a Vada Pav and Samosa would look like? And, that too, a rap battle! Well, Vaibhav Studios’ new ident for kids broadcaster, Nickelodeon gives you … Read More

CAKE’s ‘Kiri and Lou’ to launch in the UK
3:00 pm PDT 28/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

CAKE has announced the UK premiere of award-winning stop motion preschool series Kiri and Lou. Kiri and Lou will air in the UK on CBeebies following a strong performance last year on TVNZ in New Zealand and CBC Canada, who commissioned the series. CBeebies joins broadcasters including ABC Kids in Australia, YLE in Finland, SVT in Sweden, Czech Television, EVision and BeIN in the Middle East and Showmax in Africa.  CAKE CCO and MD Ed Galton said, “Kiri and Lou … Read More

Netflix signs a multi-year deal with animation house Titmouse Studio
12:00 pm PDT 28/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has signed a multi-year production overall deal with Titmouse studio, the animation house behind Big Mouth. Under the agreement, Titmouse will produce multiple original adult-animated series, and the deal gives Netflix a first-look at adult-animated projects developed and created by the studio. The two companies have previously partnered on several adult animated series, including Big Mouth from Brutus Pink and upcoming series The Midnight Gospel from Pendleton Ward and Duncan Trussell. Current hits on Netflix’s adult-animation slate include BoJack Horseman, F is for Family, Big … Read More

Comedy Central animated series’ 2016 episode showing Kobe Bryant drying in helicopter crash taken down
11:00 am PDT 28/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Comedy Central has removed a 2016 episode of the animated sitcom Legends of Chamberlain Heights that depicted NBA legend Kobe Bryant dying in a helicopter crash after he and his daughter suffered a similar fate Sunday. The episode, titled End of Days, showed Kobe in a helicopter crash and then exploding soon after.  The episode is no longer available on Comedy Central’s website or the network’s Facebook page. The official Twitter account of Legends of Chamberlain Heights tweeted, “Out of respect for Kobe and … Read More

Completing six years lately, philmCGI working on a number of animation and VFX projects
6:00 pm PDT 27/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Animation and VFX studio, philmCGI, which has always focused on quality driven content, is now working on quite a few national and international projects. Recently completing six years in the industry, philmCGI has collaborated with noted filmmakers, producers and artists, on characters and narratives that last and has been focused on creating content that is relatable and has international appeal. Speaking to AnimationXpress, philmCGI managing directors Anand Bhanushali and Arpan Gaglani informed, “We’re working on multiple projects both in VFX … Read More

Studio100 names Vanessa Windhager as Global Distribution sales executive
3:00 pm PDT 27/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Studio 100 Media has announced the appointment of Vanessa Windhager as its Global Distribution sales executive. She’ll be reporting to Studio100 Global Distribution head Dorian Bühr. Joining the international sales department with immediate effect, Windhager will be responsible for all global distribution activities for the company in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. With extensive experience in the TV industry and content sales, Windhager has over the past seven years worked for NBC Universal International Television Distribution, most recently as sales manager Liaison. … Read More

Netflix wins it big at the 47th annual Annie Awards
12:00 pm PDT 27/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix hauled it big at ASIFA-Hollywood’s 47th annual Annie Awards on 25 January, Saturday night, with Klaus and I Lost My Body bagging awards for Best Feature and Best Indie Feature respectively. In fact, Sergio Pablos’ innovative 2D Santa origin story led the pack with seven Annies, including – direction, character animation, character design, production design, story-boarding, and editing), while Jérémy Clapin’s existential French thriller about a severed hand took home three awards – writing and the amazing score by … Read More

National Voters’ Day : Animated videos that show why “the ballot is stronger than the bullet”
7:30 pm PDT 25/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

The world’s biggest democracy, India celebrates the National Voters’ Day today, 25 January every year to commemorate the foundation of the Election Commission of India (ECI). The right to enfranchisement or voting is regarded as one of the fundamental rights of citizens that shapes the nation by choosing the right leader for the country. Voting is not only one’s duty but a power entitled to the people to better the future as a vote equals to one voice. First celebrated on … Read More

‘Super V’ season one finale episode to air/stream on 26 Jan
2:30 pm PDT 25/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

After 11 fun-filled episodes, Super V season one is all set for a thrilling finale. The teenage superhero prepares for a final face-off with the super-villain Naavar while also keeping India’s hopes of winning the Junior World Cup alive.  Super V has consistently featured in the top ten shows in the kids’ category in the  age group of two to 14 years. Season one of the animated show has amassed a whopping 150 million viewers for the first 10 episodes … Read More

Sony YAY! announces special Republic Day line-up of Honey Bunny movies
2:30 pm PDT 24/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Republic day is just a day away and like every year, Indian families gather around their television sets to witness the annual celebrations. To double the entertainment quotient for children this time, kids broadcaster, Sony YAY! has annouunced ‘Housefull Sundays’, with a specially curated movie line-up of its much-loved feline YAY! toons – Honey and Bunny. Three special movies titled for the Republic day are – Honey Bunny as Police Patrol, Honey Bunny The Rockstars and Honey Bunny in Ghost Palace. The films will offer a mixed bag of fun, … Read More

Pixar short film ‘Lamp Life’ to reveal Bo Peep’s untold story
12:30 pm PDT 24/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney+ and Pixar have released the official trailer for their upcoming original short Lamp Life featuring Bo Beep’s untold adventures before Toy Story 4. Pixar tweeted, “Expect an unexpected journey.” At the behest of Woody and her new pal, Officer Giggles McDimples, Bo recalls everything that’s happened to her since Toy Story 2. “Overall, life on a baby lamp isn’t that exciting — or maybe too exciting,” she teases. “Which took us on quite the unexpected journey.” Lamp Life sees Bo … Read More

‘Dragons: Rescue Riders’ season 2 is coming to Netflix in February 2020
11:30 am PDT 24/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

DreamWork’s Dragons: Rescue Riders is getting a second season and will be releasing on 7 February 2020 on Netflix. Based on How To Train Your Dragon, Rescue Riders is the pre-school series produced for Netflix. Season one which consisted on 14 episodes released on the streamer on 27 September 2019 and saw dragons including Fastfin, Rockspitter, Slinkwing, Fire Fury, Slobber Smelter, Foreverhorn and Piercing Shriekscale. Raised by dragons, brave twins Dak and Layla emabark on new adventures with Winger, Summer, … Read More