Animation

‘The World Ends with You: The Animation’ first teaser-trailer released
4:00 pm PDT 06/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The first teaser trailer of Square Enix’s anime adaptation of The World Ends with You has been revealed along with few more details of what fans of the 2007 Nintendo DS classic can expect from this new animated project. As per a report by Funimation, The World Ends with You: The Animation will release in 2021 and follows “Neku Sakuraba as he’s thrust into a video game scenario in Shibuya called Reaper’s Game that will have him fighting for his … Read More


Disney+ reveals first official poster and release date of ‘Phineas & Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe’
7:00 pm PDT 03/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney+ has unveiled the first official poster and release date of Phineas & Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe. On 29 June, Disney+ dropped the teaser of the new 2D Disney animated film since Winnie The Pooh. The upcoming animated film will stream on the OTT platform, 28 August onward. The official description for the movie reads: Phineas & Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe will pick up five years after summer ended and will follow Phineas and … Read More


Netflix brings the spooky and hilarious world of ‘DeadEndia’ through an animated series
6:00 pm PDT 03/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix and Blink Industries have announced a new 2D animated series, DeadEndia, based on the graphic novels of award-winning creator Hamish Steele. Produced by the Blink Industries studio in London, DeadEndia is quirky, spooky and hilarious at the same time and is slated to premiere globally on the streaming platform in 2021. Based on Steele’s horror-comedy graphic novels and a web series, Dead End, the series follows the adventures of Barney, Norma and their magical-talking-dog Pugsley, as they balance their summer … Read More


Gaumont Animation names Michelle Sullivan as LA creative executive VP
1:00 pm PDT 03/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Gaumont Animation is continuing to grow its Animation and Family efforts in the U.S. and has very recently appointed industry veteran Michelle Sullivan as the LA Animation VP. The announcement was made yesterday, 2 July by Gaumont Animation and Family president Nicolas Atlan.  Gaumont, the world’s first film company is currently producing the forthcoming animated series Do, Re & Mi, starring Kristen Bell (Frozen) and Jackie Tohn (GLOW) for Amazon Prime Video, and High in the Clouds, an animated feature … Read More


“‘The Adventures of Bella and Vienna’ [animated series] will be a nice memory for them when they’ll be older” : Teejay Sidhu
8:00 pm PDT 02/07/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Animation is grabbing more eyeballs and all for good! After animated shows inspired by Bollywood franchises and real people getting animated (Johnny Lever, Mukhesh Khanna-Shaktimaan and Virat Kohli), actor couple Karanveer Bohra (KV) and Teejay Sidhu’s twin daughters – Bella and Vienna are now getting animated! As per the actor’s and the kids’ official Instagram account announcement, we’ll soon get to see a new animated show, The Adventures of Bella and Vienna soon! Bohra said that the animated series will … Read More


Animated series, ‘Where it Falls’ bags Disney+ prize at Annecy
7:00 pm PDT 02/07/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

Creative director Guillaume Dousse presented his series in development, Where it Falls at the pitch panel of the Annecy International Film Festival in the series and TV-specials category of the MIFA market. Dousse is also one of the co-founders at Sun Creature. The series won the Disney+ Prize for a New Series at Annecy. Where it Falls is set in a world where gravity suddenly shifts 90°, a reunited family goes on a perilous journey in search of their missing … Read More


WildBrain Spark acquires rights to manage Benesse Corporation’s ‘Shimajiro’
2:00 pm PDT 02/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

WildBrain Spark, the digital media division of WildBrain, has been assigned with exclusive rights to manage Benesse Corporation’s English-language channel and its hit edutainment preschool brand Shimajiro on YouTube.  Shimajiro, an educational character and learning buddy, is hugely popular in Asia, and WildBrain Spark will look to grow the presence of the brand’s English-language content with a focus on the UK, US and the wider English global market. Commenting on the deal, WildBrain Spark commercial director Rachel Taylor said, “As … Read More


Nickelodeon & Seth Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures to reboot ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’
2:00 pm PDT 01/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Nickelodeon alongwith Point Grey Pictures’ Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver is creating an all-new CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theatrical motion picture, a first for Nickelodeon Animation Studio. Jeff Rowe (Gravity Falls, Connected, Disenchantment) will direct the animated theatrical with Brendan O’Brien (Neighbors: Sorority Rising, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) writing the screenplay. Paramount will be handling global distribution on the film. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a classic, global property created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman … Read More


iQIYI original ‘Deer Squad’ set to air on Nickelodeon
11:00 am PDT 01/07/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

iQIYI announced that its original CG-animated series Deer Squad season one will premiere 15 July on the platform. The colorful kids’ show will also air on Nickelodeon in Asia from August 2020, with plans to air internationally as well. “We are thrilled that this much-awaited project Deer Squad is completed, and we can’t wait to bring it to our fans on Nickelodeon’s platforms. Its endearing characters and humorous storylines will appeal to audiences in any part of the world,” said … Read More


Disney+ reveals teaser and first official look of ‘Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe’
5:00 pm PDT 30/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney+ dropped a new teaser and official first look for the upcoming Phineas and Ferb movie on 29 June. The footage also highlighted the range of programming arriving on the streaming service throughout the summer. Disney Television Animation News took to its social media handles to announce the news. Titled, Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe, this project marks the second tele-movie of the series and the first continuation of the series since the 2015 special O.W.C.A. … Read More


“For the past three years ‘Paap-O-Meter’ has done very well, so we wanted to ramp up the production”: Ronojoy Chakraborty
8:00 pm PDT 29/06/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Earlier this month, Indian kids broadcaster Sony YAY! announced a fresh content line-up for its would-be-next flagship show after Honey Bunny ka Jholmaal, Paap-O-Meter. According to the channel, the horror comedy has received great response from the younger audience and thus Sony YAY! decided to ramp up this animated property.    Sony YAY! business head Leena Lele Dutta told AnimationXpress, “We have recently added a significant bank of fresh episodes of Paap-O-Meter which has received a phenomenal response. We are also … Read More


Kid Cudi teases animated show, ‘Kids See Ghosts’ with Kanye West
2:00 pm PDT 29/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Kid Cudi and Kanye West teased an animated series that both are set to star in. The animated CGI teaser, which corresponds to the pair’s 2018 album, Kids See Ghosts, was directed by Takashi Murakami. The video stars Kanye Bear, voiced by West, who appeared on the cover art of his early albums College Dropout, Late Registration and Graduation. Mescudi voices Kid Fox. Both of them are sucked into another dimension in the dream-like video, only to be saved by Kanye … Read More