Animated series, ‘Bahubali: The Lost Legends’ S4 to air on Tata Sky Fun Learn
11:00 am PDT 12/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The popular animated series from Graphic India and Arka Mediaworks, Bahubali: The Lost Legends season four, will be premiering for the first time on TV through Tata Sky Fun Learn. Directed by SS Rajamouli, the magnum opus Baahubali, was hugely successful at the box office. This franchise was later turned into a multi-episode animated series titled – Bahubali: The Lost Legends by Rajamouli himself and Graphic India co-founder Sharad Devarajan.  Filled with intrigue, war, action and adventure, the season four of … Read More

Assemblage Entertainment paid tribute to all the Maa’s by revealing the poster of upcoming animated short
7:00 pm PDT 11/05/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

On the occasion of Mother’s Day yesterday, Assemblage Entertainment announced the launch poster of its animated short film Maa. The film is being developed, designed, and produced in-house in CG animation at Assemblage Entertainment. Arjun Madhavan serves as its executive producer and the film is based on the original concept from writer Anurag Bhomia.  Maa is a heart-rendering story based on the universal emotion of a mother’s love. The short film is high on its emotional appeal and one that … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic disrupts the production of world’s longest-running TV cartoon
4:30 pm PDT 11/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the production of the world’s longest-running Japanese cartoon, Sazae-san, forcing the broadcast of reruns for the first time in decades. It can still attract around 10 per cent of the viewing audience, according to some estimates, for its 30-minute slot. Sazae-san, which first aired in 1969, revolves around the life of Mrs. Sazae, a cheerful but klutzy full-time housewife who lives with her parents, husband, son, brother and sister. The show, adapted from four-frame comic strips … Read More

Monster Entertainment’s animated series ‘Earth to Luna’ flies to Sky!
3:00 pm PDT 11/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The STEM-based series, Earth to Luna, a co-production of Pinguim Content with Discovery Kids Latin America, is finding increased popularity at a time when schools are closed and children are at home. It even features an episode about the importance of washing, and how to wash, one’s hands and there is a brochure available in which Luna teaches children about covid-19 and how to keep themselves safe as well as activities which parents can print and use to keep their children … Read More

Sony Music Kids observed Mother’s Day with ‘Mother’s Day Rap Party Playlist’ on JioSaavn
11:00 am PDT 11/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

On the occasion of Mother’s Day on 10 May, Sony Music Kids, an online destination for children to listen, imagine and learn every single day, invited moms to chill and be entertained as their kids and families put up the most fun hip-hop show on earth! Every Mother’s Day is special as moms have always been superstars, seamlessly managing their careers and households, ensuring that their families are safe and well-taken-care of, in normal times. But this year with the … Read More

Disney reschedules release dates of its upcoming movies in 2020
7:00 pm PDT 09/05/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

With the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily shutting down movie theaters, Disney has rescheduled the release dates of its upcoming slate of movies. Announcing the new dates, Disney new CEO Bob Chapek said in the Q2 earnings call, “On the studio side, we’re incredibly excited about our upcoming slate of films. However, with theaters closed and our production shutdown due to COVID-19, we’ve had to reschedule a number of release dates for Temple [Phonetic] movies. These include Disney’s Mulan for 24 July, … Read More

Shemaroo Entertainment’s three animated shows streaming on Netflix
3:00 pm PDT 08/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has taken up three animated series – Bal Ganesh, Akbar Birbal and TreeHouse Tales, from Shemaroo Entertainment which are now streaming on the platform worldwide.  Created and produced by Shemaroo, these three animated series will bring alive Indian characters, cultures and traditions for kids across the world. These original animated series are quite popular among Indian kids.  Consisting of 13 exciting episodes of half an hour each, these three series not only entertain kids but the entire family, focusing … Read More

Toonz Media Group partners on first-ever animated adaptation of ‘The Canterville Ghost’
11:00 am PDT 08/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

As kids remain locked up in their houses and even classes get delivered home, the demand for quality content to keep the little ones engaged and entertained has spiralled. While content creators and broadcasters experiment with different themes, there is nothing more charming than a celebrated classic to lure the kids into the mesmerising world of literature. Technopark-based Toonz Media Group has announced the production of the first-ever animated adaptation of the Oscar Wilde classic The Canterville Ghost. The animated … Read More

9th Asian Animation Summit (AAS) scheduled in Bali in November 2020
8:00 pm PDT 07/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Despite the ongoing global crisis due to COVID-19, the ninth-annual Asian Animation Summit (AAS) has been scheduled to happen in Bali, Indonesia between 18 to 20 November. During the three-day event, up to 30 brand-new projects from Indonesia, Korea, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and elsewhere which are looking for financing and partners in the APAC market, will be presented. Japan is participating as a partner region for the first time this year. Almost 50 per cent of projects that debuted … Read More

WildBrain, Netflix bring back ‘Johnny Test’
5:00 pm PDT 07/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix will be distributing two new seasons of the popular animated Canadian series Johnny Test as well as new interactive special set to release from 2021. The new episodes will be carried under the Netflix Original banner. After concluding its original run in 2012, the series has continued to build an audience on Netflix, which has now commissioned IP owner WildBrain to create two new seasons for the animated series. Aimed at kids six to 11, the 2D-animated show The … Read More

Animated short ‘Heroes in Lockdown’ spreads hope during this tough time
3:00 pm PDT 07/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

French filmmaker Régis Raffin’s animated film, titled Heroes in Lockdown, is made by a small team from their homes during lockdown, using their favourite super heroes. It is a tribute to the heroes out there, who are working tiredlessly day and night for the mankind. “As a director, I wanted to make a movie to give a bit of hope and strength to all these people,” Raffin mentioned. Directed by Raffin, with art produced by Vincent Roché and music performed … Read More

Wow! Unlimited Media to double its animation team
3:00 pm PDT 06/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Despite ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19, when we hear about companies laying off or furloughing its employees, production company Wow! Unlimited Media is planning to double the size of its animation team. As per Playback Daily’s report, Wow! executives are eyeing opportunities in lockdown by falling back on the learnings of the past two months that will allow the company to significantly expand its production pipeline. Wow! senior leaders believe they’ll be able to double its animation team as demand for … Read More