US Official wants ‘Frozen’ to educate about climate change
11:15 am PDT 24/01/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

One of the US representatives to the Arctic recently announced that he had spoken to Disney executives to use Frozen to teach kids about the climate change in the region but the idea didn’t materialise with the studio. Admiral Robert Papp at a conference about Arctic said that his granddaughters were obsessed with Anna and Elsa starrer Frozen and wanted to make and PSA about climate change starring them and raise awareness about the changing climate in the region. ” … Read More

6 Point Harness & Toon Boom Animation to conduct storyboarding workshop with Matt Danner
11:00 am PDT 22/01/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

6 Point Harness (6PH) and Toon Boom Animation have announced a free two day storyboarding workshop with guest instructor Matt Danner. “Great storyboards are crucial and we have noted an increased demand for board artists familiar with Storyboard Pro software. And there is no one better than Matt Danner to develop talent. It’s a real unique opportunity for burgeoning creatives,” said 6 Point Harness CEO, co-founder and executive producer Brendan Burch. The first part will be conducted on 21 February … Read More

ZeeQ encourages story telling through Kahaani Express
11:30 am PDT 23/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Kids who love to tell stories are now going to get a nation wide platform to show their skill sets. ZeeQ is bringing a pan India inter-school storytelling event called as ‘Kahaani Express’. The opportunity will be available to kids from standard two to seven in over 200 schools across 10 cities. The aim of Kahaani Express is to reach out to over 90,000 students within three months. The school contact programme has been designed for both primary and secondary … Read More

Subhash Ghai announces ‘Dilip Kumar Scholarship’ at Whistling Woods International
6:00 pm PDT 19/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

As a mark of respect for Dilip Kumar, producer – director Subhash Ghai has instituted a scholarship in his name. It is to encourage aspiring talented youth to apply to study at Whistling Woods International (WWI). The scholarship will allow students to receive two years of training free of cost. Said WWI chairman Subhash Ghai, “Dilip sahib taught me to bring dignity to this profession of cinema and to bring a change in the Indian cinema culture by setting up … Read More

MAAC – UNIC obtain a sizeable number of applications for 11th 24 FPS International Animation Awards 2014
10:15 am PDT 22/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), a leader in 3D Animation and VFX training, in the fourth year of its association with the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC), is prepping for India’s most coveted animation awards ‘24 FPS International Animation Awards 2014’. The theme for this year’s awards is in support of the UN’s mission to improve the lives of millions through animation films. For external participants, the theme is open. The event has already received … Read More

‘Swacchta’ to be the theme of Children’s filmfest in Delhi
11:00 am PDT 10/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

‘Swacchta’ will be the main theme for the Rashtriya Bal Film Mela being held from 14 November, which is also marked as Children’s Day. The three-day festival at Siri fort auditorium in the capital has been planned for the first time in Delhi on the sidelines of Childrens’ day celebrations. The event will focus on Children’s films which are either made or shot in India or the makers are Indian and will be held every alternate year. Tennis ace Sania … Read More

Honda joins hands with ‘Chhota Bheem’ and ‘Chutki’ to educate kids on road safety
1:00 pm PDT 03/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI), with the objective of educating children and young minds on road safety and safe-riding, organised a road safety carnival at Dilli Haat, Pitampura, with two popular animation characters – ‘Chhota Bheem’ and ‘Chutki’. The ‘Safe Riding’ initiative with Chhota Bheem and Chutki was success. Keita Muramatsu, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India and Y.S Guleria, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, were present. Keita Muramatsu said in … Read More

InOpen Technologies ties up with Tata ClassEdge to revolutionise computer science education in schools
1:20 am PDT 15/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

InOpen Technologies, an education start up, has tied up with Tata Class Edge (a group company of Tata), a leading provider of technology-enabled educational solution for schools. The partnership aims to impart thinking skills through computer science education. The motive of the tie up is to build a unique computer education approach in schools. They would take a practical step-by-step approach to equip students with the skills required for creating computer programs and applications, which is required to orient students … Read More

Growl Media’s Children’s Edutainment App Wins App Idol Award at the 2014 Global App Summit
12:20 am PDT 15/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Growl Media, a content company headquartered in Dubai, took home the App Idol Award in the Gaming category at the 2014 Global App Summit for their bilingual Arabic edutainment app, Zee’s Alphabet, produced under their brand name AppyKids. Zee’s Alphabet debuted on the Samsung and Apple app stores in June and was featured on both stores before becoming available on the Google Play store. At the time of the award ceremony and 4 months after it debuted, Zee’s Alphabet boasted more than 110,000 downloads and has one … Read More

ITV’s new education concept: Newsroom as Classroom
12:10 am PDT 15/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

It’s a Revolution in Media Education. A New Media Institute adds new dimensions to imparting knowledge. ITV School of Media and Management is introducing short term specialized courses, offering an opportunity to work in broadcast news channels. For the first time in the history of Media education, Newsrooms will act as classrooms. Students will get a chance to learn from professionals and will get the unique opportunities to work in professional channels. ITV School of Media and Management is the … Read More

MAAC launches its high-tech 3D Animation and VFX training centre in Mangalore, Karnataka
1:45 pm PDT 13/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), India’s leading educator in 3D Animation and Visual Effects, launched its centre in Mangalore recently. The centre will offer the entire range of advanced cinematic courses such as, Advance Diploma in 3D Animation EDGE (AD3D EDGE), D3D, VFX, etc. This is the 1st centre of MAAC at Mangalore and its 8th Centre in Karnataka. The centre is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure to train students in the latest 3D Animation & Visual Effects technology. Karnataka is … Read More

Seth Green and the studio behind ‘Robot Chicken’ partner with Vimeo to introduce online stop-motion animation course
11:30 am PDT 10/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Vimeo and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the studio behind the longest running stop-motion show on television, Robot Chicken, as well as Mattel’s WWE Slam City, L/Studio’s Friendship All-Stars, MAD’s stop-motion Spy vs. Spy, among many others, have announced a partnership to offer a first-of-its-kind stop-motion character animation course. “Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Animation Class” will be released exclusively on Vimeo On Demand and taught by Stoopid Buddy’s award-winning animation team. The two-hour course is the first animation educational service of its kind, … Read More