1. New trailer (long version) for Kubo and the Two Strings
New visual images of Kubo and the Two Strings by American animation studio LAIKA are uncovered. It is an action-adventure which centers a clever and kindhearted boy named Kubo, who sets out on a thrilling quest with Monkey and Beetle to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior. Theatrical release is scheduled in August 2016.
Official site: http://www.kubothemovie.com
2. EMPSILLNES animated Sci-Fi Short Film by Jakub Grygier
Jakub Grygier released his completed animated short film EMPSILLNES. Jakub Grygier, director of the film, took four years to create entire visual aspect of the film all by himself. It is a Sci-Fi story about a survivor on destroyed spaceship who looks forward to being rescued and returning home. It won “Best CGI” at 2015 SCI FI Film Festival.
Official site: http://empsillnes.byethost3.com/about.html
3. Disney premieres Star Darlings
Disney announced the first on-air special of a half-hour animation Star Darlings on 29 January on Disney Channel. The half-hour animated special extended the stories from the Star Darlings book series from Disney Publishing Worldwide that feature 12 unique girls. The girls show that they can make any wish a reality. Star Darlings first debuted in North America in September 2015 as a multiplatform lifestyle experience featuring content, music, and products spanning across books, online, mobile, toys and apparel.
Official site: http://characters.disney.com/star-darlings
4. Stickybones launches crowdfunding campaign
Stickybones launched its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and it surpassed its original goal of $ 85,000 within a week. Stickybones is a new type of poseable human figure, constructed with high-precision, patent-pending joint system. Stickybones is made for animators.
Campaing page on Indiegogo: http://igg.me/at/Stickybones/x
Official site: http://www.stickybones.com/
5. Yo-Kai Watch reaches to Europe and Africa
VIZ Media Europe announced the launch of Yo-Kai Watch (a cross-media content from Japan) in over 100 countries (Europe and Africa), including France. The first season of TV animation Yo-Kai Watch will be aired in spring 2016.