POGO premieres new telemovie ‘Bheem Ban Gaya Super Star’ on 21 June
4:00 pm PDT 19/06/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

POGO, owned by Turner International India (unit of WarnerMedia) has announced a brand new tele-movie with its popular animated property, Chhota Bheem. Titled Bheem Ban Gaya Super Star, the tele-movie will air on the kids channel on Sunday, 21 June at 11:30 am.  Earlier, speaking on the new content around Chhota Bheem, Cartoon Network and POGO South Asia network head Abhishek Dutta said in an official statement, “Since its inception, Bheem has been immensely popular among kids, who look up to … Read More

Psychology and design: How mental state could be influenced by graphical presentation
3:00 pm PDT 19/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

What is the first thing that catches your attention when you look at a house, gadget, or automobile? I’ll tell you. It’s the design! When you look at a building, your first interaction with the structure is the architectural touch on the house. When you say a building is beautiful, what do you look at? The structure (generally) and the paint (colour). Likewise, when you look at a car, the design (the shape, size, components, etc.) and the colour are … Read More

Winsing Animation inks a deal with Mediacorp for ‘Dino Diary’
1:00 pm PDT 19/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Winsing Animation has partnered with Singapore Free-to-air network, Mediacorp, to broadcast its GG BOND spin-off, GG Bond: Dino Diary. The animated series is slated to air in Singapore this July.  Dino Diary is an edutainment programme for kids about dinosaur adventure stories and popular science knowledge. GG Bond and his friend Woody go to the lost world and discover the puzzles behind every fossil. It drives the story under the operation of rescuing the missing dinosaurs. Easily accessible to the kids … Read More

Nickelodeon orders new ‘Smurf’ series
12:00 pm PDT 19/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Nickelodeon and LAFIG Belgium and IMPS, the worldwide licensors for The Smurfs, are partnering to bring a new original CG-animated series based on the iconic property. It will feature Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, Hefty and the rest and is set to premiere in 2021. In addition to the content partnership, ViacomCBS Consumer Products (VCP) will manage consumer products licensing for The Smurfs property across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Malaysia. VCP will seek new merchandising and … Read More

‘Skullkickers’ adult cartoon in development at Copernicus Studios
10:00 am PDT 19/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Animation production company Copernicus Studios is developing an adult-oriented animated series based on the Image Comics title Skullkickers. Originally debuting in Image’s Popgun anthology, Skullkickers graduated to its own comic book title which ran for 34 issues from 2010 to 2015. “We have big plans for these head-cracking heroes!” Copernicus co-founder and vice president of creative Murray Bain said in the announcement. “There’s so much in the books to work with and we’re pumped to unleash that same excitement and a … Read More

Animated short, ‘Whole’ portrays the current scenario as a payback time for Nature
9:00 pm PDT 18/06/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

There’s a lot happening around us. The world is in a state of dealing with unparalleled situations everywhere and coping up with the ‘new normal’. While people are forced to stay homebound, with everything else standing stalled for the time being, they are resorting to art – to stories, films, TV shows, online shows, animation, painting, sculpting and in any other form. Most of the artists are utilising their talent to focus on important issues and so are animators. They have taken … Read More

Riki Group names Mark Zavadskiy as the new CEO
4:00 pm PDT 18/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The Riki Group, a well known Russian animation company has brought on board Mark Zavadskiy as the new CEO. In his new role, he will be responsible for running the company’s business units including two animation studios, digital content production, licensing and publishing agencies. Found and majority owner Ilya Popov will continue as the general producer and will be focusing more on the creative side of the business. Prior to this, Zavadskiy served as the CEO of Alibaba’s Russian subsidiary, … Read More

Dan Harmon to create animated series for Fox Entertainment
11:00 am PDT 18/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Co-creator of Rick and Morty, Dan Harmon has made a deal with Fox Entertainment to create and develop an animated comedy series which will premiere on the network in the spring of 2022. The announcement was made by Fox Entertainment president of entertainment Michael Thorn. As part of the agreement, Harmon will create and develop a comedy series, produced by Fox Entertainment, with Bento Box Entertainment serving as the program’s animation studio. Harmon’s Rick and Morty, is currently airing season … Read More

Animated short, ‘The Reddening’ depicts the dark reality of Assam gas leak and exploitation of Nature
8:00 pm PDT 17/06/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Amid the pandemic, economic downturn, super cyclones, locust attacks and other issues, On 27 May, an oil well, Baghjan EPS, blowout led to a gas leak in Tinsukia, Assam. After two weeks of rushed relocation plans and efforts to fix the leak, the well caught fire on Tuesday, 9 June around 1:14 pm.  This fire from the oil well, which is very close to the Dibru Saikhowa National Park, has wreaked havoc on the ecosystem of the wetland and has devoured … Read More

Reallusion launches Cartoon Animator 4.2 and 2D Motion LIVE, first 2D animation system for live performance and motion capture
5:00 pm PDT 17/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Reallusion has announced the release of Cartoon Animator 4.2 and 2D Motion LIVE, the first complete 2D animation system for live performance and motion capture (mocap). Reallusion (, creator of consumer software and kernel technologies for facial animation and real-time moviemaking, is dedicated to advancing the accessibility of content creation tools for users of all skill levels. Emphasizing on easy to use and powerful performance, Reallusion connects consumers to pro-level 3D animation, avatar creation and filmmaking technology for video, streaming … Read More

Animation studio Triggerfish chooses Galway as home of its first international expansion
4:30 pm PDT 17/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Triggerfish, the animation studio from Africa, today announced it is to establish its first international studio in Galway. The project, supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland, is expected to create 60 new jobs over the next three years. It animated the Oscar-nominated Roald Dahl adaptation Revolting Rhymes as well as much-loved Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler adaptations such as the 2020 International Emmy-winning Zog, the 2020 British Animation Awards winner The Snail and the Whale, the BAFTA-nominated and Annecy-winning Stick Man, and the … Read More

Anime ‘Children of the Sea’ to comes home in September
2:00 pm PDT 17/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

STUDIO4°C and director Ayumu Watanabe’s anime project, Children of the Sea, will be available digitally, as a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and on DVD 1 September from GKids and Shout! Factory. A beautiful adaptation of the prize-winning manga, Children of the Sea features a score from legendary composer and long-time Studio Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro). All editions of the home release will include a number of bonus features, including an interview with Watanabe and … Read More