EXCLUSIVE: Cartoonist Pran’s comic character Billoo gets animated series
6:45 pm PDT 14/11/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

Digitales Studios in a joint venture with Pran’s Features is producing a 3D animated series based on famous Indian cartoonist Pran’s comic character Billoo. Announced on this Children’s Day, the show, also titled Billoo, will be a reboot of the comic series, but will reprise the characters from the comics. Billoo is an eight year old boy with a mastermind. The stories will revolve around Billoo and his gang Gabdoo, Jozi and Pape. Other characters Col 303 and Bajrangi Pehelwan … Read More

Girgit Studios’ ‘Muskaan’ wins best short at Blender’s Suzanne Awards
11:40 am PDT 14/11/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

Ever since the second Blender Conference in 2003, the Suzanne Awards are given to artists using Blender, to inspire, encourage and realise their outstanding artwork. This year, Girgit Studio’s Muskaan has won the best short award at Suzzane Film Festival. The Blender Foundation is an independent non-profit public benefit corporation. Blender being an open source software the foundation maintains and improves the current Blender product via a public accessible source code system under the GNU General Public License. Artists and … Read More

Kidscreen Summit 2018 to kickoff exploring the emotional landscape of Gen Z
11:30 am PDT 10/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Kidscreen Summit announced that it has confirmed three keynote presentations as marquee features of its conference program for the 2018 event, which is set to take place in Miami, Florida from 12 to 15 February. The day the universe changed: How 2016/2017 turned Gen Z’s emotional landscape upside down, and the doors this opens for more emotionally relevant media platforms and content For the last 10 years, US research firm The Family Room has been mapping the shifting emotional landscape of … Read More

How Chennai-based Sparky Entertainment is creating a boom in the industry
10:30 am PDT 08/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Since its inception not long back, Chennai-based Sparky Animation has made a name of its own. We spoke to the CEO KC Wong to take a dekko at their journey so far. 1. The Indian arm of Sparky Animation has just completed a year, how has the journey been? The Sparky Entertainment journey has been memorable in India. We have expanded from a team of 15 to a team of 110 now. We are looking to expand to a larger team of 3D animators and more in the next six months. The digital gaming division of … Read More

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Trollhunters’ to expand to a trilogy series ‘Tales of Arcadia’
1:00 pm PDT 07/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

On Monday evening during a preview screening of DreamWorks Trollhunters Part 2, creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro announced that the world of Trollhunters will expand to become a trilogy of series called Tales of Arcadia. On the surface, Arcadia appears to be a slice of timeless Americana, but it is no ordinary town. It lies at the centre of magical and mystical lines that will make it a nexus for many battles among otherworldly creatures including trolls, aliens and wizards. DreamWorks … Read More

Tremendous response to the call for animation and gaming pitch at Bengaluru B2B AVGC Summit 2017
5:30 pm PDT 04/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

 Bengaluru gears up for the B2B AVGC summit 2017 this mid November, where all major buyers and pitchers will come together in few weeks. The response from the interested animation and gaming studios from across the country has been tremendous with applications pouring in for original animation and gaming pitches. The event is being done at breakneck speed with the support of Government of Karnataka in partnership with ABAI. It is happening on 16 and 17 November 2017 at ITC … Read More

Golden opportunity for pitching original animation, gaming IPs to international broadcasters and investors at Bengaluru B2B AVGC summit 2017
6:30 pm PDT 02/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

International broadcasters,investors, production studios like Disney, Turner, Jetpack, CBBC, Netflix, Amazon to judge the animation and gaming pitch at Bengaluru B2B AVGC summit 2017   The world will come down to Bengaluru to make the dreams of producing original animated and gaming IPs come true. Yes you heard it right! Bring out all those crazy creative ideas which have been waiting to get produced since long. Its time to dust off the shelf and pitch your IP to international broadcasters, … Read More

The story behind Graphixstory winning OnBrand Award for visually-rich animation video ‘Mogum’s Dayout’
4:00 pm PDT 02/11/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

Recently, Indian studio Graphixstory won the OnBrand Video Awards’17 under the popularity category for its motion design project Mogum’s Dayout. The Video Awards held in Amsterdam give companies around the world an opportunity to demonstrate their creative storytelling talents, as the organisers believe that video is one of the strongest ways to showcase a brand at its essence and help people understand the real story behind your company. Mogum’s Dayout is a promotional brand film for an app-based omni-transport logistics … Read More

ARK and Foundry’s Mumbai Road show was a huge success bringing Indian and global animation & VFX leaders together
11:30 am PDT 02/11/2017 By Swati Panda

What an amazing road show it was! ARK Infosolutions in partnership with Foundry organised an event named as “Road show” at St. Andrew’s auditorium, Bandra, Mumbai on 30 October, 2017. It provided a platform for international speakers and local partners to discuss various aspects about the animation and VFX industry about how some of the recent biggest blockbusters were made. Framestore London’s VFX supervisor Alex Wajsbrot demonstrated the VFX break down of the upcoming movie ‘Thor: Ragnarok’. Assemblage Entertainment Mumbai, Anibrain … Read More

Bengaluru gears up for India’s greatest global B2B summit for the AVGC industry this November
10:00 am PDT 02/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The Government of Karnataka in partnership with ABAI, the trade association for the animation, visual effects, gaming and comics sector has announced a unique summit, ‘Bengaluru B2B AVGC Summit’ in Bengaluru. KBITS  together with ABAI will be hosting this event at the ITC Windsor Manor, Bangalore on  16 and 17 November 2017. Karnataka’s new AVGC policy 2.0, launched in August 2017, provides grants to start-ups, IP creators and local studios. This gives local studios the possibility to participate in cross border initiatives with greater … Read More

Cinesite Studios to animate first CG feature adaptation of ‘The Addams Family’
12:25 pm PDT 30/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) have tapped visual effects house Cinesite Studios to provide computer generated animation and digital visual effects for the feature film based on the The Addams Family, the macabre clan made famous by cartoonist Charles Addams. Production is underway at Cinesite, Vancouver to immediately begin work on the feature. During the course of the production it is expected that over 200 artists, technicians and support staff will be employed to work on the film at the Vancouver studio. Line … Read More

Golden Robot reveals teaser poster of upcoming animated film on International Animation Day
7:24 pm PDT 28/10/2017 By Swati Panda

On the occasion of International Animation Day, Mumbai-based animation studio Golden Robot unveiled a teaser poster of an animated short film that is currently under production. Based on Golden Robot mascot, it’s reportedly a passion project and still at a developmental stage. Golden Robot business head R.K. Chand quotes how this was a the perfect time to give a glimpse of their upcoming film, whilst also wishing the animation community on this special day. He says, “I would like to … Read More