Feature Film

Marvel soon to introduce Fantastic Four in MCU; Doctor Doom might be the next super-villain
5:30 pm PDT 27/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel Studios is soon going to introduce the Fantastic Four crew in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). After The Walt Disney Company took over 20th Century Fox and its assets, Fantastic Four and The X-Men franchise now comes under Marvel, and the entertainment conglomerate is now going to bring these franchises into the MCU.  As per a MCU Cosmic report, the studio will introduce the Fantastic Four into the universe just like it brought Black Panther into the fold. In … Read More

‘Spider-Verse’ sequel underway, ahead of 2022 release
12:00 pm PDT 10/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony Pictures Animation is returning to the multiverse of heroes explored by Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2. Lead animator Nick Kondo confirmed on his twitter account that the production has begun. “First day on the job!”, he tweeted. The details are under wraps. But all we know is, Annie Award winner and Daytime Emmy nominee Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra) is directing and The Expendables scribe Dave Callaham is writing the script. … Read More

Amazon Prime Video to premiere ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ on 12 June
12:00 pm PDT 14/05/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Confirming the speculations, Amazon Prime Video has announced today to be premiering the much awaited Hindi film Gulabo Sitabo exclusively on the streaming service on 12 June.  Directed by Shoojit Sircar, the film stars Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana in lead roles. The movie will premiere globally in 200 countries and territories worldwide. Said Amazon Prime Video, India Content director and head Vijay Subramaniam, “At Amazon we’re listening to our customers, and working backwards from there. Gulabo Sitabo is one … Read More

Disney reschedules release dates of its upcoming movies in 2020
7:00 pm PDT 09/05/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

With the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily shutting down movie theaters, Disney has rescheduled the release dates of its upcoming slate of movies. Announcing the new dates, Disney new CEO Bob Chapek said in the Q2 earnings call, “On the studio side, we’re incredibly excited about our upcoming slate of films. However, with theaters closed and our production shutdown due to COVID-19, we’ve had to reschedule a number of release dates for Temple [Phonetic] movies. These include Disney’s Mulan for 24 July, … Read More

Warner Bros.’ animated feature, ‘Scoob!’ to skip theatrical release
1:00 pm PDT 22/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The beloved and very popular dog, Scooby, along with his master and master’s friends will take us on adventures through digital medium. Warner Bros.’ Scoob!, an animated film based on Scooby-Doo characters, will skip its planned theatrical release and instead launch on digital rental services in May. The animated feature was originally set to open on 15 May in theaters. Scoob! will be available for a 48-hour rental PVOD period for U.S. $19.99. The decision to drastically alter release plans … Read More

The new ‘SpongeBob’ movie release gets delayed
12:00 pm PDT 15/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The upcoming movie SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run has become the latest films to have its release delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The new SpongeBob movie was supposed to open on 31 July; it will now open on 7 August. On its new date, SpongeBob will share the screens with wide entry 20th/Disney’s crime thriller The Empty Man from director David Prior. In the live-action/computer-animated hybrid film, SpongeBob and Patrick travel to the lost city of Atlantic City to solve … Read More

Disney announces live-action remake for ‘Robin Hood’
11:00 am PDT 11/04/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney is adding to its live-action remake list, with its 1973 classic animated film Robin Hood getting a remake to go straight to Disney Plus. Based on the classic film, the story focuses on Robin Hood, portrayed as a fox, as he fights against Prince John’s excessive taxation of the animals of Sherwood forest alongside such classical characters as Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Helming the project is director Carlos Lopez Estrada (Blindspotting). Also … Read More

Live-action ‘Lilo & Stitch’ in works for Disney+
11:30 am PDT 10/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney continues to add to its list of live-action remakes, with the latest being Lilo & Stitch. According to reports, the production on the film, which will be produced as a Disney+ original movie is slated to begin in Hawaii this fall. Mike Van Waes wrote the script for the film, with Aladdin remake producers Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich joining as  producers. Zoe Kent and Louie Provost are overseeing the production for Disney. Chris Sanders, co-writer and co-director of … Read More

Robert Zemeckis to direct and co-write Disney’s live-action ‘Pinocchio’
12:30 pm PDT 30/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis is aboard on Disney’s live-action remake of its animated classic Pinocchio. According to reports, Zemeckis will also co-write the next draft with Chris Weitz (Bambi) for a possible fall or winter production start. Andrew Miano and Weitz are producing Pinocchio through their Depth of Field label, with Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine serving as executive producers. Zemeckis and Weitz will write off the previous draft that the latter penned with Simon Farnaby. The original 1940 Disney animated classic … Read More

Yali Dream Creations CEO hopes ‘Rakshak’ will inspire more film adaptations of comics in India
7:00 pm PDT 16/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Superheroes/heroines have always saved the world…and also the box-office! Quite literally! Be it Hollywood or Bollywood, there’s no dearth of superheroes as the audience simply can’t get over them or the concept of an extraordinary person taking on the wrong. Recently, Yali Dream Creations’ Rakshak became the first superhero comic book series which will be adapted on silver screen. Helmed by noted filmmaker Sanjay Gupta, the film adaptation is produced by White Feather Films and co-produced by Yali Dream Creations … Read More

“‘Rakshak’ film adaptation is the way to go for Indian Comics that has long been marginalised”: Shamik Dasgupta
6:30 pm PDT 03/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Helmed by noted filmmaker Sanjay Gupta, Yali Dream Creations’ comics Rakshak is all set to come alive on big screens. Gupta (Shootout at Lokhandwala, Kaabil, Jazbaa and Shootout at Wadala fame) took to Twitter to announce that he’ll be directing the graphic novel into a “massive and ambitious” film, first of its kind in India. So proud and happy to announce that my company White Feather Films has acquired the rights for RAKSHAK. A thrilling graphic novel about a vigilante … Read More

OTMC brings Hollywood dubbed Bengali movies
9:00 pm PDT 20/12/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

According to a KPMG report, over the last few years, nearly 40 per cent English releases are dubbed in at least one regional language. Because dubbing into different Indian languages helps reach wider audience base, leading to increase in the contribution from dubbed versions to overall revenue collection in Indian market. Hollywood films are targeting both big and small markets equally, considering the growing content consumption in tier II and III markets. Good cinematic experience of Hollywood movies has been appreciated … Read More