Universal Pictures shifts the release dates for ‘Sing 2’ and ‘Croods 2’
2:30 pm PDT 18/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Illumination Entertainment’s Sing 2 is now scheduled to open theatrically on 2 July 2021, six months later than its original release date of 23 December 2020, while pushing DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods 2 into the vacated 23 December date from its originally scheduled release on 18 September 2020, according to a Deadline report. It will now compete against Disney/Fox’s Avatar 2, scheduled to open 18 December. Written and directed by Garth Jenning, Sing which released in 2016 and starred Matthew … Read More

Netflix announces its first African original animated series – ‘Mama K’s Team 4’
3:00 pm PDT 17/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Streaming giant, Netflix has announced its first original animated series from Africa, titled,  Mama K’s Team 4. Created by Zambian writer Malenga Mulendema, the inspiring action-comedy is produced by Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation Studios and London-based kids’ entertainment leader CAKE. One of the winner’s of the 2015 Triggerfish Story Lab, Mama K’s Team 4 revolves around four teen girls living in a neo-futuristic version of Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, who are recruited by a retired secret agent still committed to saving … Read More

‘Gigantosaurus’ wins “Best Upper Preschool TV Series” Pulcinella Awards at Cartoons On The Bay Festival
7:00 pm PDT 16/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Produced by Cyber Group Studios and directed by Olivier Lelardoux, animated TV series Gigantosaurus, has received the prestigious Pulcinella Award for “Best Upper Preschool TV Series” at Cartoons On The Bay Festival from 13 to 14 April 2019 in Turin, Italy at the Museum of Risorgimento. Cartoons On The Bay is an international television and cross-media animation festival taking place every year in Italy. It benefits from a strong and very established international awareness and is considered as one of … Read More

One Punch Man brings Garou in Season 2
4:00 pm PDT 16/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

One of the most massive additions fans have been waiting for One-Punch Man’s second season is the human monster Garou. This suspenseful new addition has been the main highlight of the second season’s promotional campaign, being at the center of trailers before the official premiere. He will have a pivotal role to play in the forthcoming episode, and fans were given a glimpse of him in the Season two premiere. He was only breifly scene in the previous season. In this post-credits scene, it’s revealed … Read More

DHX Media appoints Amir Nasrabadi as EVP and GM of its animation studio in Vancouver
12:00 pm PDT 16/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

DHX Media has appointed veteran animation industry executive, Amir Nasrabadi as executive vice president and general manager of its animation studio in Vancouver, British Columbia. In his new role effective from 10 June, Nasrabadi will be reporting to DHX Media president Josh Scherba. As EVP and GM of the Vancouver studio, the animation veteran from Illumination, Paramount and Disney, will oversee all animation production at the studio, leading the animation team in working closely with DHX Media’s creative, content and … Read More

Animated series ‘Monsters At Work’ coming to Disney+
12:30 pm PDT 11/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney’s new streaming service will be bringing animated series inspired by Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. for the fans. Titled Monsters At Work, the series is set to premiere on Disney+ in 2020. John Ratzenberger, Jennifer Tilly, Bob Peterson, Ben Feldman, Kelly Marie Tran, Henry Winkler, Lucas Neff, Alanna Ubach, Stephen Stanton and Aisha Tyler round-up the star-studded voice cast. Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series was developed and is executive produced by Disney animation veteran Bobs Gannaway (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, … Read More

Disney releases new trailer for ‘The Lion King’
11:00 am PDT 11/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney has released a new trailer for the much awaited remake of the 1994 animated classic, The Lion King on 10 April, presenting a new look at the adventures of Simba and Nala. Helmed by Iron Man and Jungle Book director Jon Favreau, the trailer of The Lion King, gives away quite more beyond the teaser that we was launched last November. It opens with a young Simba and Nala exploring the elephant graveyard and encountering Scar’s band of hyenas, along … Read More

Former CTC Media head of Animation joins Red Carpet Studio
7:00 pm PDT 10/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Russia-based film and TV content producer, Red Carpet Studio has named Natalia Ivanova-Dostoevskaya as the vice general producer in charge of animation business development. This appointment takes place when the studio has announced a slate of animation projects, in addition to initiatives aimed at developing of service infrastructure for production, promotion, licensing and education in the animation sector. Before joining this role, Ivanova-Dostoevskaya contributed to the development of CTC Media animation department and its projects. During her tenure at CTC, … Read More

Games2win and Sony Pictures Networks collaborate for CID Mobile Games
4:00 pm PDT 10/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Leading global mobile games publisher with over 220 million game downloads, Games2win has announced a partnership with Sony Pictures Networks India to launch a bouquet of CID mobile games inspired by one of the most successful television shows of India. The first game of the series, CID – Daya Darwaza Tod Do, has already notched up half a million downloads and ranks amongst the top 10 action games in India. The game can be downloaded and played on both Android and iOS. Games2win CEO … Read More

Cyber Group studios and Discovery Latin America ink acquisition deal for animated series ‘Sadie Sparks’
11:30 am PDT 10/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Cyber Group Studios has continued to establish a strong presence in Latin America by signing a major deal with Latin America’s Discovery Kids for its new series Sadie Sparks. Under the terms of the agreement, Discovery has acquired all pay television rights and SVOD rights for Latin America. “Thisseries represents an exciting acquisition for Discovery Kids and a great partnership opportunity with the prestigious Cyber Group Studios. We hope Sadie Sparks captivates our Latin American audience as much as it … Read More

Animated short, ‘KPL (Kurukshetra Premier League)’ depicts the Kurukshetra war as a game of cricket!
7:00 pm PDT 09/04/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

There’s possibly nothing that brings Indians together like cricket and films. Both these genres are like religion and hold a special place in our hearts. When both come together, it’s sure to create a stir, and more so if it’s animated.  Animated films and shorts are still niche in India, but is making its presence felt through some great work being made almost everyday. And KPL (Kurukshetra Premier League) from independent creator of original Indian entertainment, Chikuliba Media, promises to add to this … Read More

Daler Mehndi to sing anthem for ‘Chhota Bheem: Kung Fu Dhamaka’
12:00 pm PDT 09/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Chhota Bheem: Kung Fu Dhamaka, which is all set to hit theatres on 10 May, has increased the excitement by roping in singer and king of Punjabi pop Daler Mehndi for a special song. “Chhota Bheem is a huge sensation among kids. I am really thrilled to be singing for him, especially since my five year daughter, Rabaab is a huge fan of him. She has played an integral part in the song preparation and she will also be featuring in the song video. … Read More