Interviews

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


Revisiting the pioneer in Indian animation, Maya Digital Studios, with Ketan Mehta
5:00 pm PDT 15/07/2014 By Sidharth Iyer

Speaking exclusively to AnimationXpress.com’s Sidharth Iyer, Mehta gets candid on the kind of work that Maya Digital Studios has done in the past, what instigated him to get into the animation and VFX space, the success of ‘Motu Patlu’, the importance of skilled professionals in the field and much more. Read More


ICBM: One brand, a mix of flavours!
2:08 pm PDT 07/07/2014 By Niyati Handa

The Chariot comics & Meta’Desi comics for the first time have collaborated under a new brand, ICBM (Indian Comics Badass Multiverse, to be precise!) Speaking exclusively to AnimationXpress.com’s Niyati Handa, both Aniruddho and Akshay reveal their plans on this new partnership and much more. Read More


Owning IPs help in creating an ecosystem and ancillary revenue streams: Nina Elavia Jaipuria
5:07 pm PDT 24/06/2014 By Sidharth Iyer

Speaking to AnimationXpress.com’s Sidharth Iyer, Jaipuria opens up on what she feels of the Indian animation space, creation of local IPs, benefits of owning IPs and the future of the industry at large in a heart to heart conversation. Read More


‘Defining Sound’ with Dolby Laboratories’ Pankaj Kedia
4:15 pm PDT 21/06/2014 By Sidharth Iyer

AnimationXpress.com’s Sidharth Iyer recently met up with the super boss at Dolby India and tried to understand the company’s vision and journey over the past five years of its existence in the sub-continent; associations with various broadcast, cinema & new media partners and really understanding what’s all the fuss about Dolby’s Atmos experience. Read More


Prime Focus Technologies has revolutionised the way TV spot transcoding and distribution works
2:15 pm PDT 16/06/2014 By Sidharth Iyer

PFT, VP advertising & head of media library Zenobia Noshir Sanjana over an e-mail interaction with AnimationXpress.com’s Sidharth Iyer expounds the benefits of using CLEAR™, how is it going to revolutionise the way digital advertising works and leveraging the new media, among other things. Read More