‘The Simpsons’ short ‘The Longest Daycare’ coming to Disney+
12:00 pm PDT 21/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The Simpsons short film The Longest Daycare is coming to the Disney+ streaming service on 29 May. The Longest Daycare was screened before Ice Age: Continental Drift in theaters in 2012 and features family baby Maggie spending the day at the Ayn Rand School for Tots. Disney+ is home to 30 seasons of The Simpsons and released in April another short film featuring Maggie titled Playdate with Destiny. Disney also announced that episodes from the first 19 seasons (and parts … Read More

Airtel Digital TV gives access to almost all kids channels at Rs.35 a month
6:00 pm PDT 20/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Airtel Digital TV is now offering an all Kids bouquet pack at Rs. 35 per month (DRP 30+taxes), giving access to almost all kids channels, under its Monthly Bouquets of Pay Channels.  Given the changes in consumption patterns and consumer behaviour and convenience, Airtel Digital TV have come up with a curated base of content spanning across genres including regional, so that users can choose as per their requirement and taste instead of manually adding channels and calculating the monthly … Read More

Cartoon Network (CN) launches campaign #CNHomeFun to make quarantine fun for kids
4:00 pm PDT 20/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Going with the trend, Cartoon Network (CN) has launched campaign #CNHomeFun, to keep kids occupied and save them from boredom amid this pandemic!  The campaign aims at keeping fans entertained during quarantine with their favourite cartoons like Bandbudh aur Budbak, Dexter’s Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls. Under this campaign fans/kids can learn to draw their favourite toons and make DIY crafts, do fitness exercises, and other activities till June 2020. The list activities include – Learn to draw Dexter PPG … Read More

Animated series ‘Molly of Denali’ has been nominated for Peabody Award
12:00 pm PDT 20/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Thunderbird Entertainment Group announced that its animated series Molly of Denali has been nominated for Peabody Award. The series is co-produced by WGBH Boston and the company’s kids and family division Atomic Cartoons, for PBS KIDS and CBC Kids. “It is such an incredible honour to receive a Peabody Award nomination for Molly of Denali, a series that we have been so passionate about from the very beginning,” said Thunderbird Entertainment and Atomic Cartoons CEO Jennifer Twiner McCarron in a … Read More

Telugu OTT paltform, Aha Kids to stream ‘Chhota Bheem’, ‘Mighty Raju’ and others 22 May onwards
9:00 pm PDT 19/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Streaming platform, Aha, Allu Aravind’s brainchild, is presently grabbing eyeballs of the Telugu audience. The only-Telugu VOD (video-on-demand) platform with a library of several movies and web shows, has now acquired rights for cartoon characters and animated content. As per latest reports, Aha will stream 28 new Telugu cartoon series and films, including kids favourites Chhota Bheem, Mighty Raju and (dubbed  versions), 22 May onwards on the app and website under Aha Kids.  Initially, Aha’s cliched content failed to attract … Read More

Animated series ‘Gnat & Tina’ is a 100 per cent quarantine project, produced via zoom call
6:00 pm PDT 19/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Creative artists Brandon Martin and Eric J. Trujillo have created a new bi-weekly animated series titled Gnat & Tina. The very short short series was produced entirely via Zoom. Trujillo created characters and backgrounds in Adobe Illustrator, animated and composited in After Effects, and edited in Final Cut Pro. The idea for the series arose while the two filmmakers were musing about life in quarantine. Initially the duo wasn’t sure if it was feasible to produce an animated short film … Read More

Netflix acquires exclusive streaming rights for Monsta’s animated film ‘BoBoiBoy Movie 2’ in South East Asia
3:00 pm PDT 19/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has acquired exclusive online-streaming rights to the extended version of Malaysian animation studio Monsta’s animated film BoBoiBoy Movie 2 for South East Asia which will include seven minutes of unreleased footage that was previously unavailable in the original cinema version.  The 2019 successful film from Monsta was released in 500 cinemas across Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, and Vietnam, eventually becoming a huge success among young and adult fans alike. Speaking about the partnership, Netflix Content Acquisition manager, SEA Raphael … Read More

APC Studios signs international broadcast deals for animated series ‘Fox & Hare’
2:00 pm PDT 19/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

APC Kids, the children’s entertainment division of co-production and distribution company APC Studios, has signed a wave of international broadcast deals for animated series Fox & Hare (26 x 11’). Aimed at children aged four to seven and adapted from the eponymous book series by Sylvia Vanden Heede and Thé Tjong Khing, published in over 10 countries by Lannoo Publishers, Fox & Hare is directed by Mascha Halberstad and Tom van Gestel, and produced by Submarine in the Netherlands, Walking … Read More

FC Barcelona content studio Barca, teams up with Sony Music for animated, ‘Talent Explorers’
12:00 pm PDT 19/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Spanish football club Barcelona has continued its original content drive through its new Barca Studios division by announcing the launch of its first animated series. The club is teaming up with Sony Music Latin Iberia for its first animation project, Talent Explorers. The series is being produced under a strategic agreement signed with Sony Music in August to create unique entertainment experiences and promote ideas that connect music and sport. Talent Explorers will be delivered in two formats, with 11-minute … Read More

#WhenAtHome: Entertaining animated shows for kids this summer on TV and OTT
8:00 pm PDT 18/05/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Quarantine doesn’t seem to end soon. With the further extension of lockdown till 31 May, people will now have to stay home bound most of the time with some relaxations allowed by the Government. Though some aspects of outdoor access have been granted, the COVID numbers seem no stopping. There have been more than 10,000 cases in the past 48 hours! And since children and elders are more prone to the outbreak, it’s advised that they remain indoors.  Keeping kids … Read More

Supercell pivots from live-action to frame-by-animation to make 10th birthday film during lockdown
7:00 pm PDT 18/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Finnish gaming company, Supercell has partnered with animation and design studio, This Thing of Ours, part of the Waste family, to turn what was originally supposed to be a live action film celebrating its 10th birthday into a frame-by-frame animation, in just six weeks. The brief for the film was originally conceived before the COVID-19 outbreak, with the team behind Clash of Clans urging This Thing of Ours to create a live action piece to celebrate the birthday, but as … Read More

Animated series, ‘Guddu’ launches on Disney and Hungama today, 18 May
4:00 pm PDT 18/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Animated series, Guddu has launched on Disney and Hungama channels, today, 18 May. Disney’s kids network has never failed to entertain audiences across all age groups and has always given resonating and adorable characters. This summer as the country battles COVID-19 by extending lockdown, Disney India has curated fresh content of more than 100 hours to make quarantine fun and entertaining for kids. The broadcaster had earlier announced to have taken up three Cosmos-Maya shows – Guddu, Bapu and Gadget Guru Ganesha.  Guddu tells … Read More