Interviews

Will launch two OTTs before end of this year: Discovery India’s Karan Bajaj
7:30 pm PDT 17/05/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Back in 2016, when Karan Bajaj took over to run Discovery India, he was almost an unknown entity in the Indian media business. A best-selling writer, a yogi and good exposure to the consumer having worked with Mondelez and Kraft Foods in the US, he had his credentials set. His aim was to get Discovery India ready for the digital future with faster growth track and it seems that he has already achieved it. Discovery India has grown 587 per … Read More


philmCGI’s vision gets wider with VFX, animation and feature films in the pipeline
12:00 pm PDT 25/04/2018 By Yugandhara Shete

Nestled amidst nature, creating a peaceful environment to help the creativity flow, philmCGI seems to be an artist-driven studio that boasts of a corporate-look free culture with a friendly work-space and a relaxed location in Pune! Anand Bhanushali and Arpan Gaglani, the founder directors started the studio in 2013 with a vision to create and bring to life great stories with good animation and VFX for both Indian and international clients. Since then the team has not looked back! The … Read More


Meet Marc du Pontavice, the man behind Xilam Animation and the creator of ‘Oggy and the Cockroaches’
1:00 pm PDT 11/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Founder and CEO of Xilam Animation Marc du Pontavice began his career with Gaumont (1991-1995) where he supervised production of over 100 hours of prime time drama, including the series Highlander. He then went on to create Gaumont Multimedia in 1995 to develop new business in animation, internet and video games. In 1999 he purchased the company’s assets to form Xilam Animation, which entered the stock market in 2002. Since then Xilam has become one of the world leaders in animation production for … Read More


‘Chintoo’s’ journey, from comic strip to the animation world
1:00 pm PDT 09/04/2018 By Yugandhara Shete

Ever wondered how the little mischievous, naughty yet cute and innocent Chintoo, who reached every Maharashtrian household through newspaper comic strip, was created? Charuhas Pandit brought Chintoo to life with his cute, simple yet appealing illustrations. Supporting him was his friend and colleague, Prabhakar Wadekar who wrote the comic strip dialogues. Pandit worked as a freelance cartoonist for Daily Sakal and is also the face behind the adorable illustrations in Balbharti textbooks while Wadekar at that time was working in … Read More


In awe of ‘Aarambh’: Director Goldie Behl talks about the VFX behind his magnum opus TV series
4:21 pm PDT 28/06/2017 By Swati Panda

The Indian television has been graced with a myriad of shows over the years. But for the first time in its history, we have a weekend series revolving around the mythology of the clash of two races titled ‘Aarambh’. Based on the battle of Aryans and Dravidians fought at the advent of human civilization, the show is being directed by well-known film maker Goldie Behl. Rose Audio Visuals headed by Behl and his sister Srishti Arya have done its VFX. … Read More


A ghost in the jungle : Fenil Sherdiwala announces India’s first superhero web series ‘Vetaal’
6:08 pm PDT 27/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

As the web series concept in India gathers momentum, Fenil comics are set to bring a new dimension to it. They are launching India’s first ever webseries based on a comics superhero. It is a suspense thriller superhero series named ‘Vetaal’. The series is based on the mythological character of the same name however it has been adapted keeping the current generation in mind. Fenil Sherdiwala, the writer of the series, aims to ambush the hegemony which the superhero characters … Read More


Tete-a-tete with digital painter Abeer Malik
7:16 pm PDT 23/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Her deft artwork brings paintings to life, while her picturesque portrayals of Amitabh Bachchan has espied the eye of the Big B himself. Abeer Malik may still be in the springtime of her life but the imperiously talented artist has already carved a niche for herself. We bring you an exclusive interview with her as she discusses her journey from a lonely girl in Jamshedpur to becoming the face of digital painting in India. Can you please introduce yourself in brief … Read More


‘Make in India’ campaign is good for us to produce better tools for companies: Nvidia Quadro VP
1:00 pm PDT 29/01/2016 By Tarachand Wanvari

Bob Pette is vice president of professional services of Nvidia Graphics. Bob has over a decade of experience in the visualization, high-performance computing and mobile technologies. He is an expert in the area of high-end visualization, multi-touch technology, interactive supercomputing, Defense and Intelligence solutions, mobile technologies and has played an crucial role as an architect for Visual Computing Solutions for Fortune 1000 companies, ISV’s and Bob is one of the the Board of Directors for Touch Share, a SaaS software … Read More


Planet Superheroes, brings alive famous fictional characters into our lives
8:00 pm PDT 17/11/2015 By Prerna Kothari

With movies, TV and cartoon series like Avengers, Iron Man, Superman, Johnny Bravo, Garfield, Spongebob, Simpsons getting popular day by day in India, the characters from the series have managed to create a strong fan following among the Indian consumers. And with fans in picture, it creates an opportunity for merchandisers to leverage from this passion; well, Planet Superheroes, an e-commerce website has been doing that well over the past 3 years. The company was co-founded by Jaineel Aga, Sumit Shah and Karan Rai. They offer … Read More


India’s Artha Animation collaborates with South African based My Child TV for new 2D animation series, ‘My Child’
2:00 pm PDT 23/09/2015 By Rasika Deshpande

There is good news for Indian animation, as Mumbai-based Artha Animation is working closely with South African company My Child TV in developing a new 2D animation series called My Child. AnimationXpress.com had an e-mail conversation with Artha Animation CEO Gaurav Malhotra and My Child TV MD Nick Wilson giving their views on the collaboration. It was for this reason that Nick Wilson was invited as the guest of honour and international delegate at GES (Global Exhibition on Services) that … Read More


India is as important a market as China for Dolby in APAC region: Changhong Guo
2:30 pm PDT 14/07/2015 By Sidharth Iyer

Dolby Laboratories, the American company that used to specialise in audio noise reduction and audio encoding/compression, was founded in 1965 by Ray Dolby and since its inception has been a leader in the sound technology space. The sound technology giant entered the Asian market soon after being a leader in the North and South American and European markets and has since never looked back. The company launched various sound technologies for theatrical film releases and later went onto conquer the … Read More


Within 24 months India will be in the top 5 markets for game downloads: Reliance Games CEO Amit Khanduja
5:00 pm PDT 06/06/2015 By Vivek Kapadia

Reliance Entertainment recently had a major change at the top end of the management with former CEO Manish Agarwal leaving the company to join Nazara Technologies, the conglomerate appointed Amit Khanduja as the new CEO and AnimationXpress got chatting with him on his new role and what are his plans for the company; his views on the Indian gaming ecosystem and how it is different from the other global players. Excerpts:- A little about your previous role and what’s on … Read More