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FOX Entertainment appoints Daniel Weidenfeld and Julia Franz in executive posts
2:00 pm PDT 19/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

FOX Entertainment has announced two executive appointments, naming Daniel Weidenfeld as senior vice president for Animation, while Julia Franz has been tapped as SVP for Comedy. The news was shared by Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn to whom both them will directly report. Weidenfeld will be responsible for overseeing all animated production and development for FOX Entertainment and third party platforms, while Franz will be responsible for overseeing all comedy production and development for the network. “Both Weidenfeld and Franz … Read More

‘Bombay Rose’ to have India premiere at MAMI Mumbai Film Festival
1:30 pm PDT 18/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

After having its world premiere at Venice International Film Festival, director Gitanjali Rao’s animated feature Bombay Rose is all set to have its India premiere at the JIO MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, which takes place from 17 to 24 October, 2019. “Now Bombay Rose plays in the maximum city. I am so happy and thrilled to be playing in the Gold Section of MAMI. It’s such a fantastic festival, championing new and ambitious storytellers, celebrating the best of cinema around … Read More

Crowdfunding for animated short film ‘Kitchen’ begins today
7:00 pm PDT 17/09/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

Indian animation has been making noise for sometime now. And for all the right reasons! Gone are the days when animation as a medium was only meant for entertainment. Now, the medium is effectively used to raise voices that matter. One such instance is Kitchen : The World Within, an animated short film by independent and acclaimed animation filmmaker Abhishek Verma, that goes live with crowdfunding today, 17 September. Presented by The Matchbox.Co and Climb Media, the film is slated … Read More

WB’s Warner Animation Group partners with toy company Funko for a film
11:30 am PDT 17/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Warner Bros. has come together with Funko and has optioned movie rights to the fan-favourite toy and collectible company.  WB’s animation wing Warner Animation Group, along with Funko, are developing and producing a film that will be based on the big-headed figures. It’s the next step in a nearly 20-year partnership between the companies that has seen the production of plenty of officially licensed products from Warner Bros.’ lines, like DC Comics, Harry Potter, Scooby-Doo and more.  Commenting on this … Read More

One Take Media brings hit animated series ‘Pondemonium’ to India
2:30 pm PDT 16/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

One Take Media Co has announced to bring hit 3D animation series Pondemonium for SAARC countries. There are 104 episodes available in English, Hindi and other languages. Pondemonium is titled such for a reason. It features a frog named Joe Croaker who’s good friends with a fly named, Cosmo. Both of them live in a marsh with many of their friends, including both animal and insects. They go on several adventures together and occasionally face challenges but they always manage … Read More

Netflix inks an overall animation deal with Kuku Studios
11:00 am PDT 14/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has signed an overall deal with Kuku Studios to produce a host of animated films and TV shows for the platform. Under this new pact, Alex Woo, Stanley Moore, Tim Hahn and Erik Benson will serve as executive producers on exclusive cartoon projects. The creative animation team previously worked on hits including Ratatouille, Toy Story 3, Monster’s University and Finding Dory. The first project in line, which is slated to release on Netflix early in 2020, is Go! Go! … Read More

Submarine’s new animated series ‘Undone’ debuts on Amazon Prime Video on 14 September
3:00 pm PDT 13/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Undone, the ground-breaking animated series co-produced by award-winning production company, Submarine will debut globally on 13 September 2019, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.  Undone is a half-hour genre-bending animation series that explores the elastic nature of reality through its central character, Alma (Rose Salazar), a 28-year-old living in San Antonio, Texas. After getting into a near fatal car accident, she discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses her ability to uncover the truth about the death of … Read More

‘Little Singham’ seems to be the favourite Indian animated character for kids in Mumbai
5:30 pm PDT 12/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Indian animation has been making waves for some time now and so are the animated characters in the kids’ ecosystem. In the past few years, there has been a spurt in the growth of local homegrown IPs who have become quite popular with time. The numbers are rising daily and creating waves in the hearts of young ones.  Amongst noted and well known characters like – Rudra, Shiva, Motu Patlu, Chhota Bheem, Little Singham, Honey Bunny, KickO and Super SpeedO, … Read More

Acamar Films inks a content deal with CBeebies on ‘Bing’
4:00 pm PDT 12/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Acamar Films has signed a new significant content deal with the BBC for a new series of its award-winning preschool property – Bing.  A further 26 x 7’ episodes are set to air on CBeebies and BBC iPlayer from 31 October following the launch of the new episodes on Acamar’s new app Bing: Watch, Play, Learn. BBC has also relicensed the original 78 episodes, bringing the total number of episodes to 104. Adapted for television from the much-loved original books … Read More

Post Office Studios names Kanchan Parikh as executive producer
12:30 pm PDT 12/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Award-winning animation and new media technology company, Post Office Studios, has strengthened its production capabilities with the appointment of Kanchan Parikh as the company’s executive producer. Bringing with her nearly a decade of industry experience, Parikh will be instrumental in expanding Post Office’s offerings in the new media space, and help scale business by furthering the efficiencies within the company. Speaking on the appointment, Post Office Studios head Aditya Tawde said, “We are excited to have Parikh as part of … Read More

‘We Bare Bears’ comes to India for ‘We’ll be There’ campaign!
6:00 pm PDT 06/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

It’s time for big-bear hugs as Grizzly, Panda, and Ice Bear, are coming to India!  Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears’ 2019 awareness and fan-engagement campaign ‘We’ll be There’ is all set to enter the Indian market after a successful run across Asia Pacific region. The campaign includes brand partnerships, on-ground activations and influencer meet-and-greets.  Created by Daniel Chong, We Bare Bears follows the lovable three bear brothers – Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear, in their ongoing attempt to fit into human society, … Read More

One Take Media brings ‘Invention Story’ to India
1:00 pm PDT 03/09/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

One Take Media Co. (OTMC), one of the pioneer names in Movies, OTT, VAS and kids content, has launched their much awaited property Invention Story in India. The acquired rights includes for broadcast, OTT and Value Added Services. Invention Story is a 3D CGI 104 x 11’ series with a promising premise which tells the tale of Kit, a clever fox who comes up with a new invention in each episode. His adopted home, Carrot Town, is home to a … Read More