MARVEL HQ airs ‘Chacha Bhatija’ today, 29 June from 7 am to 3:30 pm
1:00 pm PDT 29/06/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Famous animated jasoos jodi, Chacha Bhatija, have entertained young audiences with their full on ‘masti’ and ‘dhamaal’ filled detective giri since its inception. Now the exciting show, Chacha Bhatija is also being aired on MARVEL HQ today, 29 June, from 7 am till 3:30 pm. Based on well known writer, comic artist Sukhwant Kalsi’s Junior James Bond, Chach Bhatija features the uncle-nephew duo, who are famous in Fantooshnagar for their problem-solving skills. Together, they find the solution to any problem … Read More

Sonic airs new episodes of ‘Ninja Hattori’
11:00 am PDT 29/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Kids broadcaster Sonic, part of Nickelodeon has announced to be airing new episodes of Ninja Hattori from today, 29 June, to make the monsoon exciting for kids. The channel took to its official Instagram account to post about the news.  As the pandemic and the lockdown continues, and with Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray announcing that lockdown in red and containment zones may continue after  30 June, schools and educational institutes will remain closed.   View this post on Instagram   … Read More

“With Jambo and ‘Namooney’, we wanted to tap on the unexplored areas of adult animation in India”: Ashwin Suresh
8:00 pm PDT 27/06/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Pocket Aces, popular India digital entertainment company recently forayed into animation with the launch of Jambo – a desi-animation channel for young adults. Rejecting the idea that animation is only meant for children, Jambo has created a library of snackable animated videos which resonates with young adult audiences mainly targeted to the Hindi speaking belt across Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh. The channel released India’s first desi-animated comedy web-series, Namooney, on YouTube from mid May 2020. … Read More

Natasha Bedingfield releases new song recorded by her, for animated, ‘Jungle Beat: The Movie’
2:00 pm PDT 27/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Sandcastle Studios’ Jungle Beat: The Movie, a charming family adventure made in collaboration with Sunrise Production, is now available worldwide on Amazon, GooglePlay and AppleTV. The animated feature recently premiered as part of the official feature selection of the digital edition of the Annecy International Animation Festival. Singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield has recorded a brand-new song entitled Together in This. The song is the official end title track for the film. Bedingfield and Jonas Myrin are joined by people from all walks … Read More

Co-production : The way ahead of Indian animation industry
9:00 pm PDT 26/06/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

The Indian Animation and VFX industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years, opening new opportunities and avenues. Of all, co-production is indeed a lucrative opening for the sector and is expected to be the way ahead in the near future. India has always remained a favourite in terms of service or commissioned work for foreign countries, due to skilled  labour and value for money. For the last few years, the country has seen multiple co-production … Read More

Nickelodeon greenlits new preschool series ‘Baby Shark’s Big Show’
4:00 pm PDT 26/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Nickelodeon has officially given the greenlight to its new adaptation of Baby Shark. Animated preschool series Baby Shark’s Big Show! (working title) will be co-produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and SmartStudy, the entertainment company behind IP owner Pinkfong. The viral video has more than 5.7 billion YouTube views. Nick has ordered 26 episodes of the show, to premiere in 2021. Baby Shark’s Big Show! will make its TV debut with a holiday special to air in December before the series … Read More

Disney discontinuing its TV channels in the UK, shifts content to Disney+
3:00 pm PDT 26/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney has decided to discontinue its three linear TV channels in the U.K. beginning this fall, shifting its content to Disney+. From 1 October, Disney+ UK will be the exclusive and only destination for content from Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior, the company announced yesterday, 25 June. Commenting on this, Disney told The Hollywood Reporter, “The direct-to-consumer service, which garnered more than 54.5 million subscribers worldwide in its first seven months, will now premiere all the latest films, … Read More

Crunchyroll releases trailer of its original Latinx animated series, ‘Onyx Equinox’
1:00 pm PDT 26/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Crunchyroll has revealed the trailer of its upcoming original Latinx animated series Onyx Equinox.  Created and produced by Sofia Alexander, the animated series was originally announced along with the platform’s in-house slate, and will feature “fantastical-yet-authentic Mesoamerican cultures.”  Onyx Equinox features its protagonist, a young Aztec boy named Izel who is saved from death by the gods and is chosen to act as ‘humanity’s champion,’ forced to discard his apathy toward his fellow man and prove humanity’s potential.  The trailer … Read More

Disney shares adorable unknown childhood tale of Anna and Elsa on Instagram
9:00 pm PDT 25/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney India has shared an adorable animated video, Disney Frozen – Anna and Elsa: Childood Times, that depicts an unknown story of the sisters’ childhood on its official Instagram account. The video looks into a lovely unread chapter from Elsa’s and Anna’s childhood, narrated in the form of reading a storybook. The narrator takes us through Anna and Elsa’s childhood mischief through the castle of Arendelle where they run along playing with ice through Elsa’s magical powers. They go on to … Read More

Do you know about Tansen’s Tanpura? hoichoi’s animated video looks back to its history
8:00 pm PDT 25/06/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Animation has gained more momentum lately, with many live-action projects taking the help of the medium for announcements, promotional videos, teasers, trailers and so on. Owing to the pandemic and the lockdown, the medium has seen no stopping as it doesn’t require live shooting. Popular Bengali OTT platform, hoichoi has recently shared an animated video (in Bengali) on its social media handles in order to promote its upcoming web series, Tansen-er Tanpura (Tansen’s Tanpura). Starring popular faces of the Bengali … Read More

WildBrain Spark launches a new YouTube channel to boost children’s literacy 
5:00 pm PDT 25/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

WildBrain Spark, the digital media division of WildBrain, a popular independent kids’ and family entertainment company, has launched a dedicated channel of subtitled premium content for kids on its YouTube network in support of the Turn on the Subtitles literacy campaign (TOTS). Commenting on the new venture, WildBrain Spark EVP and managing director Jon Gisby said, “We knew we wanted to support this valuable initiative from its inception and have now launched a dedicated 100 per cent subtitled WildBrain Literacy … Read More

Toonz Media Group partners with American actress Janet Hubert for new animation project
1:00 pm PDT 25/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Toonz Media Group (TMG) is partnering with Daytime Digital Emmy nominated actress Janet Hubert for a new animation project that focuses on representing special kids from diverse backgrounds. The project titled JG & the BC Kids is about a young lady superhero whose travels around the world nurturing special kids from multicultural communities. Hubert is a co-producer of the project. Toonz, Elijah Rock Productions, and Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment have started preproduction on a feature length animated movie, which will … Read More