Animated Films

  • Animation films hit by budget roadblocks in India: Sonakshi Sinha April 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha feels that animation films are yet to take off in India primarily due to budget constraints. "I think animation films abroad have taken off on good way since 12-15 years or so. May be here nobody has taken that seriously or not got into it seriously. We...
  • Oscars 2014: 'Frozen' wins best animated feature film March 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: Disney's fairytale musical 'Frozen' has won the Oscar for best animated feature. The 3-D film about a magically icy princess and her sister was directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, with voicing by Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell and Josh Gad. It's loosely based on the 19th century Hans...
  • Sneak Peek: Animated film 'The Lego Movie' June 20, 2013

    'The Lego Movie' is an upcoming computer-animated comedy film. ...
  • Watch: The adventurous trailer of 'Smurfs 2' December 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The animated comedy based on comic book series is back with its sequel. 'Smurfs 2' will see the evil wizard Gargamel create Smurf-like creatures to harness the magical Smurf-essence. Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters, Christina Ricci, JB Smoove, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin, John Oliver have lend their voice to...
  • Made 'Delhi Safari' for my daughter: Nikhil Advani November 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Nikhi Advani's 'Delhi Safari', which is in consideration for Best Animated Feature Oscar with 20 other films, says he made the film for his six-year-old daughter. The director has been behind relationship dramas like 'Kal Ho Naa Ho', 'Salaam-e-Ishq' and 'Patiala House'. When asked whether it was a risk...
  • 'Wreck-It Ralph' was challenging: Indian animator November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: US-based Indian animator Avneet Kaur, who has worked on Walt Disney's forthcoming movie 'Wreck-It Ralph' as technical director, says they researched new ideas and explored innovative techniques to bring the creative vision of the characters and wonderful worlds of the film to life. Kaur, who worked as simulation technical...
  • Oscars: 21 animated features vying for nominations November 5, 2012

    Los Angeles: 'Brave,' 'Wreck-It Ralph' and 'Rise of the Guardians' are among the animated features angling for an Oscar nomination. The motion picture academy said Friday that 21 films have been submitted for consideration in the Academy Awards' animated feature category. 'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax,' 'Frankenweenie,' 'Ice Age Continental Drift' and 'ParaNorman'...
  • Ukranian teen is a living cartoon character! October 1, 2012

    London: A Ukranian teenager has literally transformed herself into a living cartoon character, complete with miniature waist, coloured hair, and a defined pout. With her enormous, glassy eyes, purple hair and coquettish pose, this girl could have stepped from the scene of a Japanese anime film, Daily Mail reported. Anastasiya Shpagina, 19,...
  • First Look: Nikhil Advani's 3D film 'Delhi Safari' August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The first poster of animation film 'Delhi Safari' is out. Directed by Nikhil Advani, the film features the voices of Akshaye Khanna, Govinda, Suniel Shetty, Boman Irani, and Urmila Matondkar. Have a look. ...
  • 'Tintin', 'Rango', 'Rio' in Oscar race November 6, 2011

    Los Angeles: Eighteen animated features, including Steven Spielberg's 'The Adventures of Tintin', 'Kung Fu Panda 2', 'Rio' and 'Rango' are in the run for a nomination at the 84th Academy Awards. There could be as many as five nominees for best animated feature film at the the Oscars 2011 if...
  • Katrina Kaif does action for the first time August 23, 2011

    Mumbai: Actress Katrina Kaif will be seen doing an action sequence for the first time in Rajeev Ruia's upcoming animation movie "Main Krishna Hoon", where she plays a cameo. "There is an action sequence of Katrina Kaif in the film. She has done marvellous action. This is the first time where...
  • Swami Vivekananda's life in 3D animation August 5, 2011

    Kolkata: A 3D animation film depicting the life and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda will be released worldwide in 2013 to mark the 150th birth anniversary of the social reformer and founder of the Ramakrishna Mission. "For one who knows him, it is a treat to know some unknown facts and for...
  • 'Lion King' 3D to release on July 29th July 7, 2011

    Mumbai: The 3D remake of Walt Disney's Lion King is set to hit the Indian theatres ahead of its international release. The animated film, which was released more than a decade back, will be releasing in India on 29 July whereas it will be releasing in the US on 16 September,...
  • Lopez to lend voice in next 'Ice Age' April 28, 2011

    London: Singer Jennifer Lopez, Jeremy Renner, Drake and Wanda Sykes have signed up to appear in forthcoming animated sequel Ice Age: Continental Drift. The singer-and-actress has been signed on to play Shira, a sabre toothed tiger who serves as a love interest for franchise regular Diego in new animated adventure, reports...
  • Indian animation has to go beyond mythology: Shorey April 8, 2011

    Mumbai: India has a huge market for animation films but the homegrown industry has to move beyond mythological themes, says talented actor Ranvir Shorey, who has just given the voiceover for the Hindi version of the 3D Hollywood film Rio. "India has a huge market for animation films, but is yet...
  • Shaan, Sunidhi to give voiceover March 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Bollywood's well-known playback singers Shaan and Sunidhi Chauhan will give the voiceover for the lead characters Blu and Jewel, respectively, for the English version of 3D animation movie Rio. "I wanted to do an animation film for years. 'RIO is such an amazing film that I just had to...
  • Mumbai set to host first animation film fest February 3, 2011

    Mumbai: If you are a fan of animated characters, here is good news for you. The Enlighten Film Society is organising a film festival, starting on Sunday, especially for animation movie aficionados. The festival will go on till February 27th. Movies will be screened every Friday and Sunday. Films like Pinocchio,...
  • Toonz Animation to make mechandise with 'Twinergy' characters October 29, 2010

    Chennai: Thiruvananthapuram-based Toonz Animation has set up a merchandising division, hoping to cash in on the characters in its feature film Twinergy starring Amitabh Bachchan. "We have decided to focus on animated feature films. In order to cash on the animated characters we have started a merchandising division. We will start...
  • Hrithik flying off Kites to Cannes Film Festival May 12, 2009

    New Delhi: The world's biggest film festival, Cannes will raise its curtains on Wednesday with a screening of Pixar's 3-D animation film UP. For the first time in the festival’s 62-year history an animation film has been selected to kick off proceedings. The 10-day festival which takes place in the...
  • Animation films, the real money spinners of B'wood February 4, 2009

    Mumbai: Yashraj Films' much awaited co-production with Walt Disney Roadside Romeo, a Rs 23-crore animation featuring the voices of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor released to empty houses in 2008. And though Akshay Kumar's much hyped animation debut Jumbo failed to make an impact, the franchise is already in...
  • Indian company signs Pele for an animation movie December 18, 2008

    New Delhi: On the eve of Diego Armando Maradona's visit to India, legendary Brazilian star Pele signed a deal with an Indian animation company Compact Disc India Limited (CDI) to work on an animation movie on the world’s most popular game on December 5. The chairman of CDI Surendra Kumar confirmed...
  • Watch out! Kung Fu Panda hits Indian theatres July 11, 2008

    Hollywood blockbuster premieres in Mumbai, floors kids ...
  • Estop: Still no Tashan for multiplexes April 29, 2008

    Mumbai: Tashan, the latest from Yash Raj Films didn't make it to the multiplexes, a huge loss for exhibitors, distributors and the producers. Meanwhile,after the success of Hanuman and Ganesh, animators have now trained their eyes on a unlikely candidate for an animated feature — Ghatothkach. ...
  • After Robo, Rajini gets animated over Sultan January 14, 2008

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu's superstar is going to be seen in a new avtaar. Rajinikanth is starring in an animation film Sultan, where he features as a mythological, larger-than-life warrior. The movie is being directed by his daughter, Soundarya Rajinikanth at Chennai's Ocher Studios. While the film is targeted at both adults...
  • Disney to co-produce films with Yash Raj June 12, 2007

    Mumbai: Walt Disney Co. has tied up with Yash Raj Films to make a series of Indian-style animated feature films with voices of Bollywood stars, the companies said on Tuesday. The first film Roadside Romeo is about a rich dog that moves from soft beds to make his home in garbage...
  • Pixel perfect scene for special effects June 17, 2007

    Mumbai: Animation films have been an eternal favourite for children and adults alike but there are some people who are having almost as much fun making them – the special effects guys. So much so that India seems to be attracting quite a bit of foreign talent in that direction....