Education Edge, an educational newspaper in Madhya Pradesh has acquired the rights to publish Purple Turtle comic strips and activities, according to a report in Animation Xpress. The recent deal was brokered by Aadarsh, the licensor of the brand. “Our association with Education Edge opens up yet another opportunity for us to reach more kids and families. Purple Turtle is a gender-neutral character and its content is tailored to be age-appropriate and engaging for young audiences,” Director, Aadarsh Manish Rajoria was quoted as saying. The content is aimed at promoting the mental faculties of children by providing them with a smarter and more enjoyable learning experience. “We are happy to be partnering with Aadarsh. This falls in our goals of constantly adding new and exciting conte
The kid-centric channel Nickelodeon is developing ‘Meet the Voxels’ (working title), an original virtual and augmented reality series from the mind of Chris Young, Senior Vice President of Nickelodeon’s Entertainment Lab. The animated sitcom, created in a game engine, marks a first for Nickelodeon in its use of cutting-edge virtual cinema technology, including real-time full body and facial performance capture, bringing an innovative approach to immersive storytelling. Meet the Voxels is being developed to air across Nickelodeon’s channels globally. Meet the Voxels takes kids behind the scenes of a video game world and follows a family of video-game characters, the Voxels, on their adventures on-and-off-duty. The family members are: Hunter, the 13-year-old star of a laser-tag video g
With the technological advancements we have started making scary horror movies such as Nun, Conjuring, Veronica or Insidious, but we still cannot forget our cute, gullible friendly-ghost ‘Casper’. Casper is the protagonist of the Famous Studios theatrical animated cartoon series of the same name who also starred in many comics, cartoon series and several films. Who was Casper? According to the 1995 feature film Casper, his family name is McFadden, making his full name Casper McFadden. Casper died when contracted pneumonia from playing out in the cold for too long. Casper is a good and friendly ghost, who, much to the chagrin of his uncles, prefers to help people, rather than scare them. Casper is a cute ghost-child with a New York accent, who prefers making friends with people inste
Soggy Flakes, the animated short film comedy and latest project from the award-winning Affolter brothers, will screen as part of the Kids Animation at the 2018 HollyShorts Film Festival on August 11. Directed by the veteran Affolter brothers of Foreshadow Films and winner of the Storyhive animated short film grant, Soggy Flakes tells the story of a group of washed-up, out-of-work breakfast mascots who form a weekly support group to help them deal with the reality of a low-carb, sugar-free and gluten-intolerant world. The chance arrival of Captain Kale, a sell-out ex-colleague at one of their meetings forces the group to re-evaluate what it means to be successful. Nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards including Best Web Program, Best Direction, and Best Actor, Soggy Flakes features...
Commonly known as tragedy queen, Google Doodle honored the legendary Indian actress Meena Kumari on her 85th birth anniversary. With a blue background, the doodle portrays the melancholic eyes of the legendary actress. Ironically, her own life was much the same and was full of misfortunes. "As shown in the doodle, Meena Kumari captivated audiences with her beautiful, expressive eyes," according to the official Google Doodle page. Born in 1933, Meena Kumari grew up on camera, lighting up the silver screen from the age of four when she was known as Baby Meena. She became a formidable actor in Indian cinema, appearing in more than 90 films during her 38-year career. She portrayed strong yet vulnerable women who made their own way through life, although they were often devastat...
Over nearly 80 years, Walt Disney becomes beloved for their iconic fairy tales, memorable comic-relief sidekicks, terrifying villains, and some of the greatest songs in cinema history. Be it Frozen’s Let It Go or the happy-go-lucky song Hakuna Matata, each song takes you to a different world full of memories and adventures, and you can’t help but getting glued to it! Here’s our pick from recent times: Let It Go – Frozen: Elsa’s soulful independent track – Let It Go created a spur in the industry. The music and lyrics were composed by husband-and-wife songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. The song was performed in its original show-tune version in the film by American actress and singer Idina Menzel in her vocal role as Queen Elsa. "Let It Go" reached the top fiv
The Pokémon Company International and Fathom Events have partnered to bring a new film – ‘Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us’ to select theaters as a limited theatrical release in November. Under the deal, Fathom Events will bring the new animated film to cinemas around the globe. The movie follows Ash and Pikachu as they team up to rescue a seaside town from a series of threats. The movie also includes a diverse new cast and is independent of the games, shows, and other movies. Check out the trailer here: Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us gives fans and families an opportunity to come together in witnessing new plotlines, characters and settings unfold in the Pokemon world," senior director of consumer marketing at The Pokemon Company International J.C. Smith said in a st
Love them or hate them, but you cannot ignore them! Villains are an integral part of animated Disney movies. Just imagine of a situation that there are no bad persons, then how would you suppose to know that the hero is really the good guy? Over its more than 90 year history, Disney has brought to life more than 125 different villains from films, sequels, television, video games, books and even the Disney theme parks. Here's a bit of a trip down memory lane: Ursula – The Little Mermaid: Voiced by American actress Pat Carroll, Ursula is a villainous sea witch who tricks the mermaid princess named Ariel into trading her voice for a pair of human legs, at first appearing to be providing the character with an opportunity to become human by temporarily transforming her into one so that she
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
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