Interviews

Laika’s VFX Supervisor Steve Emerson opens up on ‘The Boxtrolls’
10:00 am PDT 16/10/2014 By Sidharth Iyer

Laika, LLC. is an American stop-motion animation studio specialising in feature films, commercial content for all mediums, music videos and short films. It is best known for its stop-motion feature films, ‘Coraline’, ‘ParaNorman’ and ‘The Boxtrolls’. The studio is owned by Nike co-founder and chairman Phil Knight and is located in Oregon’s Portland metropolitan area. His son, Travis acts as its president and CEO. The company had two divisions, Laika Entertainment for feature films and Laika/house for commercial content. One … Read More


think3D’s big dreams take baby steps in the world of 3D printing
1:45 am PDT 14/10/2014 By Sidharth Iyer

Additive Manufacturing, more popularly known as 3D printing has become a buzzword in the last few years. Every other day, we get to see some interesting news about 3D printed houses, 3D printed prosthetic limbs, jewellery and so on. So revolutionary is the technology that all the experts predict that 3D printing will change the face of manufacturing in the next 20 years. Seeing the immense potential 3D printing offers, many passionate entrepreneurs from India are jumping onto the 3D … Read More


Biren Ghose visualises a rock solid future for the Indian Animation, VFX & Gaming industry
1:30 pm PDT 08/10/2014 By Sidharth Iyer

Currently spearheading Technicolor’s overall business in India, Biren Ghose has completed 5 years in the company, which has been a pioneer in the CG animation, VFX and gaming segments establishing the Bangalore hub as one of the largest studios in the world with approximately 1,700 team members. Technicolor is also a global leader in the motion picture and ad commercial Visual Effects [VFX] space with MPC as its flagship. Speaking exclusively to AnimationXpress.com’s Sidharth Iyer, Biren opens up about his journey … Read More


The World of Visual Computing Through the Eyes of NVIDIA
4:00 pm PDT 01/10/2014 By Niyati Handa

For two decades, NVIDIA has pioneered visual computing, the art and science of computer graphics. With its invention of the GPU, the engine of modern visual computing, the field has expanded to encompass PC games, movie production, product design, medical diagnosis and scientific research. Today, visual computing is becoming increasingly central to how people interact with technology. Its products span the entire spectrum of visual computing – from fundamental inventions, to processors incorporating GPUs, to system components, to fully integrated systems. … Read More


Reliance MediaWorks delivers over 2,500 VFX shots for Rohit Shetty’s ‘Singham Returns’
11:00 am PDT 01/09/2014 By Niyati Handa

What does one get when one of the leading VFX studios in the country comes together with one of India’s most commercially successful directors; well the answer is a roaring success at the Indian box-office in the form of Singham Returns.    As of now the Ajay Devgan and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer has raked in over Rs 135 crore net at the domestic box office, Singham Returns has already made an entry in the list of top 10 highest-ever … Read More


Reading between the lines with ACK Media
10:00 am PDT 23/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

India’s leading entertainment and education company ACK Media, established in 2006, includes some of India’s most-loved brands for young audiences like Amar Chitra Katha, Tinkle and Karadi Tales. The well-known and much-loved Suppandi and Shikari Shambhu characters are also a part of the ACK family. It develops products for multiple platforms that include print, home video, broadcast television, films, mobile and online services. Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle, which were created by Anant Pai in the year 1967, found a … Read More


Talking Tales with Tinkle Comics
5:00 am PDT 21/08/2014 By Niyati Handa

It’s India’s first English-language comic book for children, and has won hearts of millions. It is a comic book that has played an integral part of the growing up years of most children in India over the last three decades. We are sure, by now everyone must have guessed which comic we are talking about, it’s the one and only – Tinkle: Where learning meets fun. It is a magazine which was published in the year 1980 by Anant Pai, … Read More


Only a good story, the timing and the humor can decide the success of a film: Bruno Bozzetto
4:30 pm PDT 12/08/2014 By Niyati Handa

An Italian cartoon animator,who created his first animated short Tapum! the weapons’ story in 1958 at the age of 20. His short animated feature ‘Grasshoppers’ (Cavallette), was a nominee for the Best Animated Short Oscar in the year 1990. This person is none other than Bruno Bozzetto, who is mainly know for his movies having a political or a satirical undercurrent. Read More


On the fast track with Motion Makers
1:30 pm PDT 06/08/2014 By Niyati Handa

AnimationXpress.com’s Niyati Handa recently caught up with Motion Makers’ directors- Rituraj Sethia and Vipul Valvi who spoke at length on the kind of work they carry out, their future projects and their take on the current state of the animation and VFX industry in India. Read More


Invisible Rabbit makes dreams visible
3:15 pm PDT 31/07/2014 By Niyati Handa

“Carrots are good for health and at Invisible Rabbit we treasure them.
A good creative is like a good carrot; juicy enough to sustain interest and healthy enough to pay the bills. So bring it on.” With this motto, Nupur Bhargava, director of Invisible Rabbit Studios spoke to AnimationXpress.com’s Niyati Handa on what makes them different from other animation studios and their future projects. Read More


We continue to be an under monetised genre to say the least: Krishna Desai
7:00 pm PDT 28/07/2014 By Sidharth Iyer

AnimationXpress.com’s Sidharth Iyer recently caught up with Turner International India, executive director & network head – south Asia, Krishna Desai and got the honcho to spill the beans on turning ten at Turner, the core brand proposition of both CN and Pogo, importance of home grown IPs and much more. Read More


Animation Home: Under promises, but over delivers…
3:30 pm PDT 23/07/2014 By Sidharth Iyer

Speaking to AnimationXpress.com’s Sidharth Iyer over an e-mail interaction, Yuval Nathan speaks in detail on the kind of work the studio undertakes, Animation Home’s USP, the projects executed and his take on the animation and VFX industry at large. Read More