Green Gold Animation heads to the Asian Television Awards in Singapore
3:30 pm PDT 03/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

From the temples of Bali to Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Green Gold Animation has been globetrotting for the past few years, and brought back the essence of these places and entertained kids all across India and sometimes, even across the globe. Now, once again the travel bug has hit the team at Green Gold Animation, as they venture out to Singapore, where Chhota Bheem and The Throne of Bali and Mighty Raju 3 Villians have been nominated … Read More

MAAC felicitates talented animators with festive celebration of ‘24 FPS 2014’
3:00 pm PDT 03/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) – leader in 3D Animation and VFX training hosted the 11th 24 FPS Awards 2014 in association with United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) on November 28th, 2014, at the Lalit Intercontinental in Mumbai. Kubra Sait conducted the fun-filled event, which witnessed prominent faces.  Anurag Basu, director of  films like Murder, Life in a metro, and the widely acclaimed  Barfi, graced the event through his presence at the morning event-‘MAAC’s got Talent’ and also felicitated the … Read More

‘Boxtrolls’ Leads Annie Nominations Pack at the 42nd Annual Annie Awards
11:00 am PDT 03/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The International Animated Film Society has unveiled the nominees for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards, which will be celebrated at a ceremony held at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Saturday, 31 January, 2015. LAIKA’s stop-motion family adventure The Boxtrolls has the largest tally of nods with 13, followed by DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2 with 10 and Disney’s Big Hero 6 and Cartoon Saloon’s Song of the Sea each tied with seven. ASIFA-Hollywood’s Board of Directors has also selected three recipients for the Winsor McCay award for … Read More

MAAC Vashi Won UNIC- 24FPS International Animation Award 2014
12:30 pm PDT 30/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

In the 11th celebratory year of 24FPS International Animation Awards, MAAC sustained its association with UNIC to bring to the fore, some of the world’s biggest priorities like save water, AIDS awareness, girl education etc through creative minds and a platform that the world could witness. For the First time MAAC introduced an exclusive award category ‘UNIC- 24FPS International Animation Award 2014’ wherein MAAC students got an opportunity to work on ten  important issues and displayed their talent on the 24FPS stage to a global audience.  MAAC Vashi … Read More

Ten Animation shorts make their way to this year’s Oscars
2:00 pm PDT 06/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards.  Fifty-eight pictures had originally qualified in the category. Ten short films, including the new Disney short and work from past Oscar winners Torill Kove, William Joyce and Brandon Oldenberg, and two-time nominee Bill Plympton, have been shortlisted in the 2014 competition for the Oscars Best Animated Short category. Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members … Read More

20 nominees announced for the ‘Best Animation Movie’ category for upcoming Oscars
3:00 pm PDT 05/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced that 20 films have been submitted for consideration in the Best Animated Feature category for the upcoming 87th Annual Academy Awards. The number of nominations in the category is tied to the number of eligible films, with a field of at least 16 required for five nominees. In addition, films must receive an average grade of 7.5 on a scale of 6 to 10 to be eligible for nomination. However, … Read More

And the ‘Best Animated Short’ at Spark goes to ‘The Dam Keeper’!
12:30 pm PDT 29/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Made up of over 8,000 paintings, The Dam Keeper, produced by Tonko House Studio, won the inaugural Best Animated Short Award, at the Spark Animation Conference, Film Festival and Job Fair. The award was announced at the final shorts program on 26 October at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver, BC. The film has been directed by Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo (known for their art direction in Ice Age, Ratatouille, Monsters University and Toy Story 3). This short-feature blends traditional hand-drawn animation with lush brushstrokes to bring Kondo and Tsutsumi’s celebrated painting-style to life like … Read More

Ubisoft Montreal bags ‘Video Game Studio of the Year’ at Golden Joystick Awards
11:30 am PDT 29/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Ubisoft Montreal was named Studio of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards presented in London, UK. This is the first time Ubisoft Montreal has won in this category. “I am extremely happy to accept this award on behalf of all our teams at Ubisoft Montreal. To be chosen Studio of the Year by players from around the world is a great honour and proof that we are moving in the right direction. We are fully dedicated to creating touching … Read More

Sticky Pictures’ 2D animation series ‘Dennis the Menace and Gnasher’ eyes the BAFTA
5:00 pm PDT 24/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Sticky Pictures’ series Dennis the Menace and Gnasher has been nominated for a prestigious BAFTA Award. The series will be vying for the Animation Award at the upcoming British Academy Children’s Awards. Donna Andrews, Sticky Pictures CEO and executive producer said: “Sticky Pictures is thrilled to see our production receive this recognition. We share this nomination with our talented team and our fantastic partners including the Nine Network, Red Kite Animation and CBBC.” Jo Rooney and Andy Ryan, co-heads of … Read More

MAAC 24 FPS 2014, bigger and better!
5:30 pm PDT 20/10/2014 By Niyati Handa

MAAC 24 FPS, one of the biggest Animation Awards function is back yet again in its 11th edition this year. The 24 FPS International Animation Awards recognizes animation talent from across the Indian-subcontinent and beyond. Initiated by MAAC in 2003, this event has grown over the years by leaps and bounds. “It is with great pride and confidence we can say that MAAC 24 FPS is now the most revered awards  festival , in the category of Animation & Visual … Read More

Neil Patrick Harris to host the 87th Oscar Awards
1:45 pm PDT 20/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the US has announced that Neil Patrick Harris will host the 87th edition of the Oscar Awards. This will be Harris’ debut in hosting the ceremony. The show will air live in India on Star Movies on 23 February 2015. In the US it will air on ABC. Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said, “We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars. We have known him his entire … Read More

MAAC enters 11th edition of 24 FPS Annual International Animation Awards
1:30 pm PDT 18/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), India’s leading educator in 3D Animation and Visual Effects has begun its call for entries to its 11th 24 FPS Annual International Animation Awards 2014 to be held in Mumbai. The Awards are open to students, professionals and studios from across the world. The categories for 2014 awards at the national level are: Best VFX Short Film 2014 – Student (OPEN) Best Animated Short Film 2014 – Student (OPEN) Best Game Design 2014 – … Read More

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