Pixar has started working on a 2022 untitled film: Aaron Hartline reveals on Instagram
8:00 pm PDT 24/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Pixar has reportedly started working on its untitled feature film slated for 2022, as revealed by Aaron Hartline (animation director for Toy Story 4) on Instagram last week. Hartline took to his official account to share the news that Pixar Animation team has begun work for the untitled feature. He also added that everyone is working remotely on the film and will shift back to the studio when the situation and circumstances permit.    View this post on Instagram   … Read More

Toon Club students add another feather to their cap with their animated feature winning at Blue VAFI
7:00 pm PDT 24/06/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

A group of eleven creative students from Toon Club created an animated project titled, Out of the Frame funded by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya to create a film for the launch of the new Children’s Museum. These students were winners of an art competition organised by the museum. Out of the Frame won accolades and the prestigious Blue VAFI award. The students were asked to curate the exhibit for the new museum and pick three paintings to be part of the … Read More

Netflix and Pearl Studio unveil animated movie ‘Over the Moon’ trailer
1:00 pm PDT 24/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has unveiled the trailer for their new fall animated movie Over the Moon. Directed by Glen Keane, the animated feature will have Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo (Hamilton, Moana), Robert G. Chiu, Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians), John Cho (Searching), Ruthie Ann Miles (All Rise), Margaret Cho, Kimiko Glenn (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Artt Butler and Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) joining the voice cast. The animated feature is produced by Gennie Rim (Dear Basketball) and Peilin Chou (Abominable), co-directed by … Read More

Nick brings brand new episodes for ‘Shiva’
7:00 pm PDT 23/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Nickelodeon (Nick) has come up with all new episodes of Shiva airing Monday to Friday at 11:30 am and 7:00 pm. The channel announced on its official Instagram account.  Though country-wide lockdown has now been lifted, given the spike in COVID numbers, schools have still not resumed and kids are still enjoying an extended summer vacation. Thus, kids broadcasters like Nickelodeon and others have ordered new episodes and engaging content to keep kids occupied and entertained.   View this post … Read More

Lattu Kids inks a strategic partnership with Airtel; Vivek Bhutyani shares details and plans
8:00 pm PDT 22/06/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Airtel (Bharti Airtel) has recently obtained a strategic stake in EdTech startup, Lattu Kids (Lattu Media Pvt Ltd.) as part of the Airtel Startup Accelerator Programme.  With this Lattu Kids has become the fourth startup and the only EdTech startup under this Accelerator Programme. Mumbai based Lattu Kids specialises in digital learning tools for small children and focuses on improving English vocabulary, English reading, English rhymes for children under the age of 10 years through entertaining, fun learning animated videos … Read More

LOTPOT presents ‘Bal Kahani – Kids Moral Stories’ exclusively on ZEE5
5:30 pm PDT 22/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

What better for kids than interesting cartoons designed exclusively for them? And that too, their perennial favourites from times immemorial? The kids of all ages will be thrilled to note that their favourite stories of LOTPOT Magazine are now available for a great viewing experience on ZEE5 as Bal Kahani. While the summer vacations are on and also the coronavirus pandemic has restricted kids from enjoying or walking around in the parks and other public places, no wonder kids get bored … Read More

Nickelodeon wins screen rights to comic strip ‘Phoebe and Her Unicorn’
3:00 pm PDT 22/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Nickelodeon has won the rights to Dana Simpson’s comic strip Phoebe and Her Unicorn. Viacom studio is eyeing the property as a multi-platform franchise across an TV animated series, movies and more. According to Deadline, Nickelodeon intends to create a multi-platform franchise with the IP, spanning television and film. Vertigo Entertaiment’s Roy Lee and Miri Yoon, in co-operation with Bridget McMeel of Andrews McMeel Entertainment (the entertainment arm of the publishing company), will work to produce Phoebe and Her Unicorn, including … Read More

STUDIO 100 launches the official trailer of ‘Maya the Bee: The Golden Orb’ 
2:00 pm PDT 22/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Studio 100 Film has launched the trailer of Maya the Bee: The Golden Orb, the brand-new animated film about the famous little bee Maya which will be released in cinemas in 2020 and 2021.  Produced by Studio 100 Media, in co-production with Australian animation company Studio B Animation and in association with Flying Bark Productions, Maya the Bee: The Golden Orb follows the headstrong little bee, and her best friend Willi, rescue an ant princess. They then find themselves in … Read More

‘Mulan’ writers launch climate change animation ‘Danger Island’
1:00 pm PDT 22/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution has launched a children’s animation feature centred around the climate crisis called Danger Island. The film will be delivered in both 2D and 3D in Q3 of 2021. The distribution company has world sales rights to the feature film, which is the first property in a planned series including further features, three separate pre-school TV shows, and immersive experiences. “With the launch of the Danger Island franchise and 30 new productions on our slate, we really have our … Read More

Sony YAY! celebrated World Music Day with a new hope instilling song ‘Phir Dil Bolega YAY!’
12:00 pm PDT 22/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

As kids brave the testing times by staying at home, kids channel, Sony YAY! has come up with exciting plans for them. This World Music Day which was on 21 June, the channel launched a new, hope instilling song – Phir Dil Bolega YAY! Music is known to give wings to one’s imagination. Transcending boundaries and languages, music has the potential to bring people closer and spread happiness and amongst them. Especially for kids across age groups, the musical notes of … Read More

Kolkata based Ghost Animation’s animated short, ‘WADE’ wins an award at Annecy 2020
12:05 am PDT 20/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

There’s good news for the Indian animation community! Kolkata based Ghost Animation’s animated short, ‘WADE’ on climate crisis has won the “City of Annecy Award” at Annecy 2020. With drastic climate change and global-warming on the rise, future of such low lying areas stand on the borderline of receiving huge natural threats. Wade, the animated film by Ghost Animation Collective, showcases a climate change nightmare set in Kolkata, few years hence, ravaged by sea level rise, where a group of humans and … Read More

Nick says #YogaSeHiHoga to celebrate International Yoga Day
6:00 pm PDT 19/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Nickelodeon (Nick) has always created a fun-filled environment for kids. Continuing to engage young viewers, the kids broadcaster has launched a new campaign #YogaSeHiHoga marking the occasion of International Yoga Day. The campaign features kids’ favourite Nicktoons like Motu Patlu, Doggy Don, Rudra, Spongebob and many others encouraging and teaching kids to practice yoga to stay physically and mentally healthy. Nick has released a host of quirky videos and astons on-air all its franchise channels- Nick, Sonic, Nick Jr and … Read More