Wednesday, November 14

Tag: Animation

Watch the first teaser trailer of Pixar’s Cars 3

Watch the first teaser trailer of Pixar’s Cars 3

Animation, Latest News
Buckle up all Pixar and Cars Fans; watch the super thrilling and racing action of Lightning McQueen in the teaser trailer launched by Disney-Pixar on Monday. The 45-second teaser released on Monday consists of primarily of eye-level shots of race-cars followed by McQueen’s no. 95 rolling across the race track with parts and debris flying. Just at the pivotal moment, the teaser lives up to the "tease" in its name and cuts out with the menacing message: "From this moment, everything will change." The upcoming cars 3 movie is sequel to Cars (2006) and Cars 2 (2011).  The film will focus on McQueen, voiced by Owen Wilson, enlisting his new friend Cruz Ramirez as a technician to compete against a new generation of racers. The characters Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy), Sally (Bonnie H
Pokémon Animated Series to be aired on Disney XD in USA

Pokémon Animated Series to be aired on Disney XD in USA

Animation
The Pokémon company international announced a multiyear animation distribution deal with Disney XD, making the network the new home for Pokémon animated content in the USA. Disney XD and its multiple platforms will air the 20th season of the popular Pokémon animated series and much of the Pokémon animation library, including 19 previous seasons consisting of over 900 episodes, plus 15 movies. Disney XD will commemorate Pokémon’s move by airing its latest film, Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, that day. An hourlong preview of the Sun and Moon anime will also premiere alongside the film. The show won’t be on the regular schedule until 2017, however, Disney XD plans to make Pokémon a staple of its programming ahead of Sun and Moon’s full debut. The official YouTube channel began stre
Google’s latest Spotlight Story is ‘Rain or Shine’ 

Google’s latest Spotlight Story is ‘Rain or Shine’ 

Animation
Watch the cute animated short ‘Rain or Shine’ which follows the story of Ella and her new sunglasses Rain or Shine is no regular animated short. It invites its viewers for a 360 degree stage in the streets of London. The story promises to pull android users into a cute little story of Ella and her seemingly cursed pair of sunglasses. Viewers can simply tilt their phones to look up, down, left or right, as if they were to use the phone as a window into an invisible world. “Rain or Shine” takes this idea of giving viewers agency over the story further, and allows them to unlock a number of subplots as they explore the square. “We really wanted to reward looking around,” said Google Spotlight Stories executive producer Karen Dufilho. Rain or shine is directed by Felix Massie. These Spotl
Popular Animated TV series ‘Octonaut’ gets its own app

Popular Animated TV series ‘Octonaut’ gets its own app

Animation, Uncategorized
Silvergate Media and Night & Day Studios have officially launched the first mobile app based on the Octonauts TV series Available from today for US$3.99, the iOS app is focused on 3D-animated exploration and features the main characters from the award-winning preschool series. It includes mini-games and missions, and also lets children interact with underwater creatures and learn about the undersea world. Silvergate and Night & Day joined together back in June of 2015 to begin developing the app. The mobile extension follows several other expansions for the show, which is in its fourth season. The first film for the franchise opened earlier this year, entitled Amazon Adventure – 4D, which follows the Octonauts on an adventure down the Amazon River. More 3D and 4D films are ex
‘The Black Money-Piper of India’ is certainly the best Politoon about the Kala Dhan Menace by India Today

‘The Black Money-Piper of India’ is certainly the best Politoon about the Kala Dhan Menace by India Today

Animation, Channels
Watch the animated political cartoon of India Today The Black Money Piper Man of India Politics and Cartoons are something which rarely mingle well with each other but So Sorry’s, India’s first Politoons, are well polished and hits you at the right place. The latest short animated politoon is on the demonetization of the Indian currency and the how PM Modi is cleaning up India’s black money. The politoon has the correct amount of fight, satire and laughter. The toon is aptly named ‘The Black Money-piper of India’ and it will certainly make you laugh yet give food for thought for your mind. All it would take is few minutes of your life to watch and understand the political situation of the country through the best animation works. Watch it for yourself right here
Cartoon Network encourages you to Powerpuff Yourself

Cartoon Network encourages you to Powerpuff Yourself

Animation
Cartoon Network has updated its Powerpuff Yourself avatar-generator with new themes to create a powerful blend of empowerment and creativity Launching globally today, the new Powerpuff Yourself allows fans to create their own avatar followed by a series of fun and engaging questions to reveal their unique special ingredient. The update includes refreshed categories, more than 100 new personalizations, and is translated into 26 languages, including Japanese, Korea, Chinese, Thai, Bahasa Malaysia and Bahasa Indonesia. The original Powerpuff Yourself debuted in April during the premiere of the reimagined The Powerpuff Girls animated series on Cartoon Network. It quickly hit the pop-culture zeitgeist dominating social media with over 12 million fans globally creating Powerpuff avatars in
BreakingPoint wins “Best Student Project” award at SIGGRAPH Asia

BreakingPoint wins “Best Student Project” award at SIGGRAPH Asia

Technology, VFX
The student project BreakingPoint has just claimed the "Best Student Project" award at the Computer Animation Festival at SIGGRAPH Asia (December 5-8, Macao/China). BreakingPoint, which was created as a diploma project at the Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, takes the honors for its breath-taking VFX and its meaningful employment to a convincing narrative of a woman giving birth. SIGGRAPH Asia and SIGGRAPH are the world's largest conferences on the theory and practice of computer graphics and interactive techniques, and the awards bestowed at the Computer Animation Festival distinguish the greatest work in this field. BreakingPoint transforms the concept of "hysterical strength" - the display of seemingly superhuman strength in life and death situations - into a
DreamWorks Animation Cancels ‘The Croods 2’

DreamWorks Animation Cancels ‘The Croods 2’

Animation
DreamWorks Animation and Universal Studios have reportedly cancelled the upcoming sequel to its 2013 animation, The Croods. Universal Pictures’ chairman Donna Langley confirmed that production of The Croods 2 will be stopped immediately, following a meeting at DreamWorks’ HQ. The Croods 2 had been in development since shortly after the first film became an international box office hit, pulling in over $587 million worldwide. Since things at DreamWorks Animation haven’t been going very well lately, they’re looking to cut corners in areas that they don’t seem to be very confident in. As a result, around 30 employees who were working on the film will now be looking for new jobs. However, workers have been told DreamWorks hopes to keep them at the firm and will work on other film project
CN launches MagiMobile App based on Mighty Magiswords

CN launches MagiMobile App based on Mighty Magiswords

Animation, Technology
Cartoon Network drives the digital experience with the release of MagiMobile, an app that encourages uses to build their own collection of swords Cartoon Network announced the release of MagiMobile, an app based from the Universe of Mighty Magiswords. This app will encourage the users to build their own collection of swords. Mighty Magiswords follows Prohyas and Vambre, two warriors for hire who complete quests using their collection of Magiswords that each have special abilities. In the MagiMobile app, the user’s device is designed to look like the devices owned by Prohyas, Vambre and other characters in the show. The users while watching the episode of Mighty Magiswords can tap their mobile devices to allow the MagiMobile app to sync with the series.  The app then rewards users with
Mattel secures Master Toy License for Alvinnn!!!

Mattel secures Master Toy License for Alvinnn!!!

Licensing, Merchandise
Mattel has secured the master toy license for the hit CGI-animated series ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks from Bagdasarian Productions, in collaboration with Technicolor Animation Productions. A full line of toys, including role play, music items, articulated figures, playsets, R/C vehicles, plush and feature plush, will launch through a Toys “R” Us exclusive in the US. The deal was signed by PGS Entertainment, which reps ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks worldwide, save France (M6). Following successful launches on Nickelodeon’s international channels in 2015, the kidsnet bowed the first season of ALVINNN!!! in the US this past August, where it quickly became a top-rated program. The M6-commissioned series also airs in North America on TéléQuébec (French Canada) and Teletoon (English Canada