Disney Channel announces season two of ‘Bluey’
11:00 am PDT 10/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

2D animated Australian series Bluey is all set to come on screens for an all-new second season from 10 July on Disney Channel (U.S.) and DisneyNOW. The series has won over preschoolers and parents alike. The first season of the show, brought to us by BBC Studios, will continue to air on Disney Junior and Disney Channel, and will remain available to stream on Disney+. “Bluey has won the hearts of kids and parents with its beautiful animation and honest … Read More

Cinedigm launches new global animation network, CONtv Anime
8:00 pm PDT 09/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Cinedigm has announced the launch of CONtv Anime, a new 24/7 linear and AVOD network dedicated to streaming Japanese Anime films and series. This comes after Cinedigm acquired global streaming service Viewster, which led to the recent surge of Anime viewership on Cinedigm’s flagship platform CONtv. CONtv Anime begins streaming today, 9 June, across CONtv’s widespread footprint of more than 120 million connected devices and platforms including Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, iOS Android, Vizio, and others. The channel will … Read More

‘Punyakoti’ selected as a finalist for the New York Animation Film Awards (NYAFA)
7:00 pm PDT 09/06/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Punyakoti, the first ever Sanskrit animation film has another laurel to its credit. The animated film has been shortlisted as a finalist for the New York Animation Film Awards (NYAFA).  Directed by Ravi Shankar Venkateshwaran, Punyakoti launched on Netflix on 31 March 2020 and is presently streaming on the platform. However, the journey was not an easy one for the makers. The film got continuously deferred since April 2019, and got its first exclusive screening for the crowd-funders in October … Read More

Anime fans from Kolkata host virtual discussion meet
3:00 pm PDT 09/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Anime fans from the Kolkata, India, and members of Kolkata Anime Club organised a virtual anime discussion meet few days back. Independent researchers Senjuti Ghosh and Sujata Raychaudhuri hosted the meet on the Google Meet service. The discussion was divided into four segments: The definition of anime Miyazaki and the global impact of anime Manga and its relationship with anime How anime affects fans The local anime clubs such as the Kolkata Anime Club, Guwahati Anime Club, and Mumbai Anime … Read More

‘Young Justice’ is coming back on Cartoon Network
1:30 pm PDT 09/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The young heroes of DC comics are coming back on the Cartoon Network. Young Justice, an American TV series, developed by Greg Weisman and by Brandon Vietti is coming to the channel again. The show Young Justice is all about a group of teenaged boys that becomes great people as they continue to resist the issues that are confronted by adults together with fighting crime. Their intent is to show themselves. The show has been running quite successfully since the … Read More

Animated series, ‘Wakfu’ season four hits kickstarter goal in one hour
11:00 am PDT 09/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

French animated series Wakfu from animation and games studio Ankama, launched a kickstarter campaign on 8 June to produce fourth season, and hit its funding goal in just one hour! The funds will now allow Ankama to co-create the fourth season with total creative freedom. The game was released in 2012, a few years later than the premiere of the first animated series, Wakfu. The events in animated series are set in around 1000 years after the Ankama’s game Dofus … Read More

Ghost Animation’s ‘WADE’ selected at several film festivals; wins at Animayo and Brooklyn Film festival
8:00 pm PDT 08/06/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Kolkata based Ghost Animation has added several feathers to its cap. After being nominated for WADE at Annecy 2020, there have been a number of festivals in which the animated short film on climate change has been officially selected. Not only that, but it also won an award at the Animayo Las Palmas festival, Gran Canaria which is the qualifiers for Academy Awards.  The selections so far are : ITFS Stuttgart, Palm Springs ShortFest, Krakow Film Festival, Odense Film Festival, … Read More

Netflix India to premiere anime series, ‘Japan Sinks: 2020’ on 9 July
7:00 pm PDT 08/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix India will premiere Japan Sinks: 2020, a new sci-fi anime series,  on 9 July. Based on the bestselling 1973 disaster novel of the same name by Sakyo Komastu, Japan Sinks: 2020 centres around a family trying to reunite in the middle of devastating earthquakes hitting contemporary Japan which caused Japan to sink into the ocean. Previously, Japan Sinks: 2020 had been adapted into a live-action film and TV series. In 1973, the film titled Tidal Wave was released in … Read More

Rocket Licensing acquires licensing rights for ‘Kiri and Lou’ in the UK and Eire
4:00 pm PDT 08/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Rocket Licensing has signed a deal to manage the consumer products programme for the award winning stop motion animation series, Kiri and Lou. This will bolster Rocket’s preschool portfolio.  Featuring two little prehistoric creatures, Kiri and Lou was launched in New Zealand, Canada and Australia and now airs on weekdays on CBeebies in the UK. Launched in the UK on 27 April 2020, the series received a strong reception and during its first week, also became the most requested CBeebies … Read More

Kabillion and Kabillion Girls Rule! assemble a slate of shows for June and July
1:00 pm PDT 08/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Kabillion and Kabillion Girls Rule!, free platforms offering kids entertaining content, has assembled a slate of shows for June and July. These engaging content will be available on-demand on most cable and satellite services as well as streaming services such as YouTube, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Sling, and XUMO.  Kabillion also is gearing up for two special programming holidays this summer: Father’s Day (21 June), featuring dad-themed content from popular series, from Sonic X and Dream Defenders to … Read More

New Pokétoon gives ‘Pokémon’ a ‘Looney Tunes’ animation makeover
12:00 pm PDT 08/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

A new animated short by online anime series Pokemon: Twilight Wings producer Yoshiyuki Koie and director Taku Inoue reimagines the video game Pocket Monsters in a very different style of the classic Looney Tunes cartoon. The new Poketoon starring Scraggy and Mimikyu, titled Chase the Beans, is crafted by a team of veteran Pokemon anime animators. The cartoon opens with its title set against a backdrop of coloured circles, similar to those used in the introduction of the Warner Bros. … Read More

Headspinner producing animated shorts starring YouTube fame Denis Kopotun
11:00 am PDT 08/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Headspinner Productions and producer Diana Moore have begun production on a series of animated shorts created by and starring YouTube sensation Denis Kopotun. Kopotun ‘s kid-friendly content is a favorite among six to 11 year-olds in the U.S., Canada and around the world. Headspinner Productions president Michelle Melanson (The Next Step, Stella and Sam, Fangbone!) and Moore (Ollie the Boy Who Became What He Ate, Stella and Sam) are executive producing and showrunning the series alongside Kopotun. Titled Denis and … Read More