‘Walt Before Mickey’ trailer unveils the life of Walt Disney
3:00 pm PDT 11/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

As a child, we all grew up watching Disney’s Mickey Mouse cartoon, but do you know the story about the person who created it, the master-mind that gave animation a new look? If not, then don’t worry my friends, Director Khoa Le (maker of Denial movie-2009) is helming the movie about this legend – Walt before Mickey, which is based on the book of the same name by Timothy S. Susanin, that covers the early years of Walt Disney’s career. … Read More

Film Studio and Theme Parks buoy The Walt Disney Co 3rd quarter: Cable Networks op inc down 7 per cent
7:00 pm PDT 08/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The Walt Disney Company Inc (Disney) reported 15.1 per cent growth in operating income (Op Inc) in the quarter ended June 28, 2014 (Q3-2014) to USD 3857 million as compared to the USD 3351 million reported in the year ago quarter ended June 29, 2014 (Q3-2014). Read More

Viacom18 Motion Pictures’ ‘Cineshorts’: Your Big Break to Bollywood
2:00 pm PDT 08/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

In a one of a kind initiative, Viacom18 Motion Pictures (VMP) to give a chance to amateur aspiring filmmakers to make a film and the top five films will be premiered on Pepsi MTV Indies. Read More

WWE Network heading to 170 more countries this month
12:00 pm PDT 01/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

WWE Network will be arriving in 170 new countries this month, on 12 August, including Australia, Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore, Spain and the Nordic region. In addition to those, WWE revealed its video service is also headed to China, Germany, Japan, India, Italy, Malaysia, Thailand and UAE, but that further details about this won’t be shared until later on. Read More

‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ crosses $750 million at global box-office
3:30 pm PDT 14/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The giant robots sequel added another $102 million to its collections from over 50 territories, taking its worldwide total to $752.5 million. The film, which was partially shot in the People’s Republic, has set a new benchmark for foreign releases, having grossed $262.6 million in the country adding another $25 million this week. Read More

Vishal Bhardwaj’s finale to his Shakespeare Trilogy ‘Haider’ trailer out
8:38 pm PDT 09/07/2014 By Niyati Handa

Come 2 October, 2014 and the fans of Vishal Bhardwaj’s brand of cinema will be treated with yet another masterpiece in the making – Haider – which also happens to be the last in the trilogy of the filmmaker’s fascination with Shakespearean plays. Read More

Disney in talks with ‘Transformers’ scribe for a ‘Dumbo’ live-action feature
7:27 pm PDT 09/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Ehren Kruger, mostly known for churning out the ‘Transformer’ scripts for Michael Bay will be scripting the adaptation. With the movie about a flying elephant, it will certainly demand some pretty neat CGI work and Disney is banking on the modern day FX technology to pull off the feat in a live-action framework. Read More

JK Rowlings’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ to be shot by Warner Bros. in UK
12:00 pm PDT 04/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The Harry Potter spin-off is based on a 54-page textbook set for Hogwarts pupils, which was published in 2001. The book is about the magical creatures in the Harry Potter universe. It purports to be Harry Potter’s copy of the textbook of the same name mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone the first novel of the Harry Potter series. Read More

Performance Capture: A new mantra for the future of filmmaking
4:00 pm PDT 28/06/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Centaurdigital founder Lino Stephen, who has worked as a technical director on ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ and ‘The Robot’, writes a comment on how ‘Performance Capture’ has become an important tool in the craft of film making and what is it that Indian film makers need to really leverage this tool and revolutionising the Indian cinema space. Read More

Transformers 4: Unadulterated Metallic Mayhem
3:00 pm PDT 26/06/2014 By Sidharth Iyer

‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ is for the fans of the franchise. Those who don’t enjoy Michael Bay’s brand of mind numbing action will be best served to remain at home. Lovers of all things explosions, visual effects marvels, and Autobots will be granted a wealth of all of the above, plus a few intriguing and unexpected twists. Autobots roll out! Read More

Prime Focus World and Double Negative merge Hollywood VFX business
5:40 pm PDT 25/06/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The strategic partnership will create, what can be said to be indisputably the world’s largest independent VFX, stereo conversion and animation company serving the Hollywood film industry. The new VFX business, which will trade under the ‘Double Negative’ brand, will be led by DNeg’s current management team of Alex Hope (Managing Director) and Matthew Holben (CEO). Read More

‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ featurette shows off jaw-dropping VFX
1:48 pm PDT 25/06/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The follow-up to the Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) has recently released a new featurette online, which reveals the film’s remarkable visual effects. Directed by Reeves and co-starring Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman and Jason Clarke, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes will open in India on 11 July 2014. Read More