Animation

Now, Arjun to give Bheem some company

Animation
In a case of sibling rivalry--- or rather--- sibling revelry, after Chhota Bheem, it is now Arjun’s turn to charm our children. The laddu-loving Bheem, hero of the popular animated television series of the same name, has been the star crowdpuller for Green Gold Animation since 2008. Now, the company is busy grooming Arjun, the star of another animation series that it introduced last year, as a backup. “Bheem has been around for more than five years. He is a brand for life for us. However, we want to ensure that there is no overexposure or fatigue for viewers,” said Green Gold founder and managing director Rajiv Chilaka. “In the lifecycle of a comic character, there will always be ups and downs. The effort is to have an option during the low times, “ he added. (more…)

Disney Announces an All-New Sing-along ‘Frozen’

Animation, Headlines
Disney announces the return of ‘Frozen’ to theaters with an all-new sing-along version on January 21 Frozen audiences are invited to join the act—literally—as more than 1000 theaters nationwide introduce an all-new sing-along version of Disney’s Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning big-screen adventure beginning Jan. 31, 2014. “Frozen fans have embraced the film’s original songs and its soundtrack with such passion—there are countless YouTube videos from people singing songs like ‘Let It Go’—we decided to create a version that would celebrate that enthusiasm,” said Dave Hollis, executive vice president, theatrical distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. (more…)

IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Animated Feature Film

Animation, Events, Top Stories
The year 2013 may not have seen the release of several animated film. However, the movies that were released were good enough to entertain the viewers and help them forget their worries. IBN Live Movie Awards have announced Chhota Bheem and the Throne of Bali, Mahabharat and Main Krishna Hoon as the nominations in the Category of Best Animated Feature Film Award. (more…)

Box Office Report: Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Crosses $800 Million

Animation, Headlines
Disney blockbuster Frozen continues to make headlines in its tenth week at the box office as it crosses the $800 million mark globally; animated family comedy The Nut Job nabs third place with $12.3 million. In a double victory for Universal, holdovers Ride Along and Lone Survivor remained at the top of the box office chart this past weekend. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, Ride Along made $21.2 million over its sophomore weekend for a total of $75.4 million and a first-place finish, while Peter Berg’s Afghanistan war drama, Lone Survivor -- now in its fifth week out -- made $12.6 million for a total of $93.6 million. (more…)

The New Trailer for Rio 2 Launched

Animation
20th Century Fox has released the new trailer for Blue Sky Studios' Rio 2, featuring the voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Will.i.am, Jemaine Clement, Tracey Morgan, Leslie Mann, George Lopez, Rodrigo Santoro, Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno, Natalie Morales, Kristen Chenworth and Jamie Foxx. (more…)