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#MotivationalMonday: These inspiring animated movies will bring a smile to your face!

#MotivationalMonday: These inspiring animated movies will bring a smile to your face!

Animation, Latest News
It's Monday again! It’s exactly that feeling you get when you wish you could stay in bed or have just one more day for the weekend. Want to beat the Monday Blues? Here’s a list of some animated movies that will impart some life lessons in the most entertaining way and will make you feel motivated. Beauty and the Beast The old classic shows how a simple girl is captured by a beast, but with her loving and caring attitude, she wins over the beast and transforms their life into a story that reiterates that dreams do come true! Belle, a true hero, rescues her father, rescues herself, rescues Beast and everyone else on the castle. The Little Mermaid The wonderful story of a 16-year old rebellious mermaid who falls in love with a human and her adventurous journey forms the crux of the sto
#SuperSaturday: Do you know these fascinating facts about Disney movies?

#SuperSaturday: Do you know these fascinating facts about Disney movies?

Animation, Latest News
Disney movies are indeed crazy – be it the killer animation and soundtracks of or the intense history behind them. We all love Disney classics, but are you aware of the extra facts behind them? If yes, then tell us how many dots are there in 101 Dalmatians? Which is the most expensive movie ever made? Hmm! Confused! Don’t be… From Frozen to Cinderella, here are some fun and fascinating facts about Disney movies: During the production of "Snow White", Walt Disney kept many animals on set as a reference for the animators. "Dumbo" is the shortest feature-length film, at only 64 minutes. "101 Dalmatians" is one of only four Disney films where both parents are alive throughout the entire film. The others are "Peter Pan", "Lady and the Tramp" and "Mulan." “Jungle Book” was
Deluxe’s Method Studios to acquire award-winning VFX company Atomic Fiction

Deluxe’s Method Studios to acquire award-winning VFX company Atomic Fiction

Latest News, VFX
(Image Representative. Courtesy: Youthopia) Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire award-winning visual effects (VFX) company Atomic Fiction, with studios in Montreal and San Francisco. Atomic Fiction will join Method Studios, Deluxe's global VFX brand, as part of its strategy to deepen the company's talent base and capacity to take on the biggest and most challenging VFX projects for features, episodic, advertising and brands. Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis said, "Throughout my career, I've always felt that it's important to surround myself with the best of the best in their craft. Kevin (Baillie) and the team at Atomic Fiction are exactly that and, with the resources of Deluxe and Method behind them, I'm excited to have an ev...
Netflix releases Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’ official trailer at Comic-con

Netflix releases Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’ official trailer at Comic-con

Animation
Netflix released the first official trailer of their adult animation - Disenchantment during the TV show’s panel. The trailer was unveiled at the annual San Diego Comic-Con International which took place at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California from July 19-22. While the teaser trailer was released on 28 June with 30 seconds of the actual footage, the new trailer offers clear in-depth insights. Groening’s earlier series Futurama was first broadcasted almost 20 years back. Created by Matt Groening and Josh Weinstein, the show is set in the medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where viewers will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. In the story, the trio encounters ogres, sprites, harpies,
#ThrowbackThursday: Tracing the journey of Disney’s problem-child ‘Donald Duck’

#ThrowbackThursday: Tracing the journey of Disney’s problem-child ‘Donald Duck’

Animation, Latest News
There are hardly any people who don’t love the quacky Donald Duck! Donald might be quick-tempered when things don’t go his way, but he has a heart of gold and is very devoted to his friends and family. Donald Duck is an animated character created by Walt Disney. Normally depicted wearing a sailor shirt, cap, and a red or black bow tie, he is a white, anthropomorphic duck that made his debut on June 9, 1934, in theatrical short ‘The Wise Little Hen’. Donald's fiery temper and his humorous speech have made him one of the most recognizable and beloved cartoon characters in history. How it all started? According to the cartoon, Donald's full name is Donald Fauntleroy Duck. Donald's birthday is officially recognized as June 9, 1934, the day his debut film was released, but in The Three C
Sesame Workshop, Nelvana to debut original animated series on August 18

Sesame Workshop, Nelvana to debut original animated series on August 18

Animation
Sesame Workshop and Nelvana announced that Esme & Roy, the first new animated series from the makers of Sesame Street in more than a decade, will debut on August 18 on HBO in the United States and on Treehouse in Canada. The program follows a young girl, Esme, and her best monster friend, Roy, on their adventures as the best monster babysitters in Monsterdale. Aimed at children aged 4-6, it offers a creative new approach to teaching “learning through play” and mindfulness strategies. Across 26 episodes, Esme and Roy will use the power of play to help younger monsters through familiar situations such as trying new foods and feeling scared during loud thunderstorms. Little viewers will look up to their new favorite monster-sitters as positive role models, learning how to manage st
Lawless Entertainment to represent Pinky and Panda, Betty and Bunny

Lawless Entertainment to represent Pinky and Panda, Betty and Bunny

Animation, Licensing, Merchandise
Lawless Entertainment announced their appointment as representatives for Pinky and Panda and Betty and Bunny for licensing, merchandising and publishing for North America. Little Brain Works, a digital media company specializing in creating original content for global kids, created both Pinky and Panda and Betty and Bunny. The Pinky and Panda brand features Pinky, an adorable girl, and Panda, the cute little boy panda, along with their friends.   The 3D animated videos teach kids ABCs, numbers, shapes, colors, and more! Little Brain Works has developed 15-plus YouTube channels targeted to children ages 2-7 years with 8.4-plus million subscribers, 5.3-plus billion views, and 6.5-plus million installs. “With an ever-increasing number of subscribers for our content, we are thrilled to o
#WowWednesday: Meet Captain Vyom – India’s first on-screen sci-fi superhero

#WowWednesday: Meet Captain Vyom – India’s first on-screen sci-fi superhero

Latest News, VFX
All those 90s kids out there? Remember Captain Vyom? For most of the kids nowadays, Iron-man or Spiderman might be the ultimate hero, but for the early kids, there was another hero who redefined Indian Television. Not just Shaktimaan, but we also travelled across the universe chasing criminals with ‘Captain Vyom’s’ team of soldiers. Milind Soman might be enjoying a resurgence of sorts today – be it his freak for fitness or his wife, but for us, he was a hero even back then. More than just the entertainment, it was a leap in Indian television standards. Most of us back then didn't know anything about Star Wars but thankfully, Captain Vyom was there for us. Captain Vyom was an Indian live-action superhero science fiction television series aired on DD National in 1998. It was directed by
Rainbow’s 44 cats set for global launch in Italy. Details inside

Rainbow’s 44 cats set for global launch in Italy. Details inside

Animation
Kids content powerhouse Rainbow announced that 44 Cats - its brand-new pre-school animated series will premiere in Italy in November on Rai Yoyo, marking the eagerly anticipated show’s global debut! This new deal marks the latest collaboration in the long and successful partnership between Rainbow and Rai. “I am truly delighted that our long and happy relationship with Rai has now extended to screening 44 Cats,” said Iginio Straffi, founder, and president of Rainbow. “The show, with its positive values, memorable music, and smart gags, has all the ingredients to become a massive hit across the country!” 44 Cats is a Rainbow production in collaboration with Antoniano Bologna and Rai Ragazzi. The show follows the daily adventures of Lampo, Milady, Pilou, and Meatball – four adorable ki
From Frozen to Moana: 5 feminist animated movies that are inspiring for kids!

From Frozen to Moana: 5 feminist animated movies that are inspiring for kids!

Animation, Latest News
Animated movies, a portrayal of important issues, are the best way to educate children about societal matters. For most of us, animated movies acted as our first introductions to feminism. There are many animated films which have extremely powerful female characters, portrayed in a positive light, exercising their agency. Take a look: Moana: Moana is the story of a teenage girl; whose destiny is one day to take over for her father as the chief of a small Polynesian island. The film tells the story of Moana, the strong-willed daughter, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess. When a blight strikes her island, Moana sets sail in search of Maui, a legendary demigod, in the hope of returning the heart of Te Fiti and saving her people. Interestingly,