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‘He-Man’ is all set to make a comeback on Netflix
12:00 pm PDT 19/08/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Cult classic filmmaker Kevin Smith is bringing a new Master of the Universe series on Netflix and its official synopsis is going to make He-Man fans happy. Announced at an event recently, Smith’s show takes off from the classic 80s cartoon of the same name. A radical return to Eternia, Revelation is a direct sequel series to the classic era of Masters of the Universe. Featuring fan favourites. He-Man, Orko, Cringer, and Man-At-Arms, the story pits our heroic warriors and guardians of Castle Grayskull against Skeletor, Evil-Lyn, Beast Man and the vile … Read More

BookMyShow and PVR Pictures-backed Vkaao to bring Japanese film ‘Weathering With You’ to India
5:00 pm PDT 12/08/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The highest grossing Japanese animated feature film Weathering With You is all set to release in India this October.  Directed by Makoto Shinkai (Your Name), in association with Toho Co., Weathering With You will be distributed by BookMyShow and PVR Pictures-backed theatre-on-demand platform Vkaao across 20 major Indian cities. Talking about releasing the film in India, director Shinkai said, “Ever since the petition has occurred in India, I have been receiving a lot of messages from Indian fans who are … Read More

‘The Addams Family’ trailer brings the spookiness alive
4:00 pm PDT 12/08/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The gothic Addams family are back to unload terrors upon New Jersey in the first trailer for the cartooned remake of the classic horror series. The new footage opens with Morticia Addams (voiced by Charlize Theron) having fun in the morning before waking her children, Pugsley Addams (Finn Wolfhard) and Wednesday Addams (Chloë Grace Moretz). The family still manages to tickle in their macabre shenanigans, staying true to their theme.The clip features the clan as they adapt to life into a … Read More

Disney names Andrew Millstein and Clark Spencer for new leadership positions
12:00 pm PDT 10/08/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Walt Disney Studios has brought on board Animation Studios president Andrew Millstein and Zootopia producer and creative executive Clark Spencer into new leadership positions as it integrates Blue Sky into its portfolio of kid-friendly brands. Millstein will serve as the co-president of Blue Sky, the studio behind Ice Age and Rio, alongside current co-president Robert Baird. Baird will continue to drive the creative direction of the studio reporting to Walt Disney Studios’ chief creative officer and co-chairman Alan Horn and … Read More

WildBrain appointed by Gutsy Animations to manage Moominvalley on YouTube
3:00 pm PDT 09/08/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

WildBrain, a leading digital kids’ network and studio, has been appointed by Gutsy Animations to develop a global YouTube strategy for Moominvalley, the brand-new animated adaptation of writer-illustrator Tove Jansson’s classic and much-loved stories about the Moomins.  To celebrate Jansson’s 105th birthday today, the first new Moomins series in three decades launches on 9 August. Moominvalley brings Jansson’s characters to life with beautiful 3D CGI animation in 13 episodes for a new generation of kids and families. In addition, WildBrain … Read More

Bizzy Baby Media is India’s first smart 2D animation studio
12:30 pm PDT 06/08/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Situated in Parel, Mumbai, Bizzy Baby Media is a digital media and smart 2D animation studio that specialises in high-quality content creation and a wide-spread distribution. Their services range from concept development, production, co-production, distribution, social media exploitation, audience development, licensing, merchandising and a lot more in the emerging digital space. The studio started with the simple expression of creative freedom and from a team of only five people and never-ending start-up battles, Bizzy Baby is now a team of … Read More

DQE’s ‘The Psammy Show’ travels to China as CCTV acquires broadcast rights
5:00 pm PDT 05/08/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

DQ Entertainment (DQE) has announced that its latest kids animated TV series, The Psammy Show which is a co-production with Disney Germany and Method Animation France, has made its way to China as state broadcaster CCTV has picked up the rights to broadcast the show. The show will be aired on CCTV’s children’s channel, CCTV 14 Kids, from 9 August 2019. This will be a huge deal for DQE as breaking into the Chinese market could bring the show tens … Read More

Netflix inks a multi-year animation deal with ‘Big Mouth’ team
7:00 pm PDT 31/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix has inked a multi-year animation deal with Brutus Pink, the new production house from Big Mouth creators Nick Kroll, Jennifer Flackett, Andrew Goldberg and Mark Levin.  The multi-year arrangement will find the team creating and producing animated movies and shows for Netflix, including three more seasons of Big Mouth beyond the third season already lined up for the fall. Revelations about the projects are not yet made. The streaming giant has been extensively investing in the genre and signing … Read More

State Government of West Bengal partners with MAKAUT to set up animation academy
1:00 pm PDT 30/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The State Government of West Bengal has announced to set up a Centre of Excellence on Innovation at Salt Lake Sector V which will be dedicated to cutting edge emerging technologies, with special focus on animation. 1.5-acre plot at DP Block has been allocated for the centre and the design is ready. This news was announced by the Finance, Information and Technology minister Amit Mitra recently at a knowledge workshop on animation, VFX and gaming organised by Webel, a nodal … Read More

The creative highlights of animator and production designer Upasana Nattoji Roy
7:00 pm PDT 27/07/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

Animation is an ever evolving art form. In India, the medium is not only affected by trends and tectonic shifts in culture, but also by the technology available in the country to produce it. Despite shortcomings, this artistic tool is gaining propulsion with every passing day in the country.  Now, with the help of animation, India is going to experience its first immersive film, Nadam, on Indian Music which is a part of the Indian Music Experience Museum in Bengaluru. Designed … Read More

Sony Pictures Animation promotes Karen Toliver as creative EVP
2:00 pm PDT 26/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony Pictures Animation has promoted Karen Toliver to the role of executive vice president (EVP) of creative.  Toliver, who joined the studio in 2017 as SVP of creative development, will be responsible for the creative supervision of a number of upcoming features for the studio, from inception to script, and through production. She will also be looking over recruiting for key storytelling talent, discovering and acquiring new creative material and IP aligned with Sony Pictures Animation’s vision, including original concepts, … Read More

When passion defeats paralysis – meet animator Deepak Kshirsagar
6:00 pm PDT 24/07/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about”- Winston Churchill” Sometimes life knocks down in ways that we can’t overcome. We find our world collapsing and see no way to proceed. For Phoebus Creations Media animation director Deepak Kshirsagar too, it was no exception. He suffered a stroke and was left paralysed in his right side, which was also his dominant side. His life seemed to have come to a stop as he was … Read More