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Turkish Colour Jockey Metin Okutay joins Nube Studio, feels Indian industry is a great place to work!
6:00 pm PDT 17/08/2017 By Sachin Bhat

Nube Studio based in Khar, Mumbai recently roped in Turkish color jockey Metin Okutay. He is the latest international talent joining their admirable roster. He has worked for six years in his native Istanbul, Metin. Now on the search for newer pastures he found his way to the colour team of Nube, where he anticipates working on various Indian projects. Animation Xpress caught up with the Tukish talent, who talks about his journey as a colour jockey, his experience of … Read More

KO Fight Night winner to represent India at ‘Brooklyn Beatdown’ in New York
5:00 pm PDT 17/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Dota 2 and CS:GO being the two most sought after esports title in India, other games are yet to come to the limelight in the country. However, ESL India and Nodwin Gaming’s KO Fight Night promotes the genre of fighting games into the indigenous esports mix. The third edition of the yearly tournament just concluded its finale with Delhi’s Bhagwant Bhag being crowned as the winner. The tournament primarily focuses on one on one fighting games like Street Fighter 5 … Read More

National Students Meet of 2017 by MAAC kickstarts in Goa
4:37 pm PDT 17/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) is back with the National Students Meet (NSM) and after traversing the Rann of Kutch last year returns to Goa for the 2017 edition. Spanning across four days from 17 to 20 August, the latest NSM event in the plush confines of the Joecons Beach Resort in Benaulim, and promises to continue from where it left off. With the tagline “The waves of creativity have reached Goa again”, the NSM just like its previous events … Read More

PFT CEO Ramki Sankarnarayanan releases official statement following Game of Thrones leak
1:23 pm PDT 17/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) were recently in the eye of the storm after some of their employees, both former and current, were arrested for the leak of a Game of Thrones episode. Now, the founder and CEO of Prime Focus Technologies Ramki Sankarnarayanan have released an official statement. Originally scheduled to stream on 7 August, the GOT season seven episode four was made available to the viewers three days prior, as a link with a Star India watermark appeared online. … Read More

Johnny Depp’s Infinitum to produce video game based TV series ‘The Secret World’
7:25 pm PDT 16/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Funcom announced yesterday that Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil and G4C Innovation’s Gudrun Giddings have partnered to produce The Secret World, a TV series based on Funcom’s massively multiplayer online game The Secret World and its reincarnation, the shared-world online RPG Secret World Legends. “The Secret World universe is full of stories just waiting to be told,” said Funcom CEO Rui Casais. “From secret societies to myths and legends that are all coming true, The Secret World captures some of humanity’s greatest mysteries and asks … Read More

First teaser trailer of ‘Big Hero 6’ TV show is cute as the white bot!
6:45 pm PDT 16/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Those viewers who have watched Disney’s Big Hero 6  have not parted with the super cute Baymax and his superhero team. The extremely adorable personal healthcare assistant turned fighting bot will be back on the small screen with its TV show Big Hero 6: The Series. Disney released the first teaser trailer for the show. The 14-second teaser shows Hero and Baymax all suited up to save the world, but not before Baymax is distracted by a butterfly. Oh no…! … Read More

ASUS Republic of Gamers announces ‘Zephyrus’ in India
6:00 pm PDT 16/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the launch of Zephyrus, the world’s slimmest gaming laptop powered by a seventh Generation Intel Core i7 (Kaby Lake) processor and the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics with Zephyrus features the Windows 10 Creators Update, which improves the performance of PC games via the all-new Windows Game Mode, and makes it easier to perform native game-streaming with Beam, Microsoft’s streaming service. The laptop will be unveiled and showcased for the first time in … Read More

Deadpool 2: Stuntwomen dies on set after fatal accident while filming
5:25 pm PDT 16/08/2017 By Sachin Bhat

The making of Deadpool 2 was just gathering momentum, but was hit with a tragedy recently as a stunt person fell to death while filming a scene for the movie. According to a statement released by the Vancouver police, the female stunt person, identified as a 40-year old SJ Harris of New York City, succumbed to death while performing a motorcycle stunt. The deceased is touted to be the stunt-double of Zazie Beetz, who portrays a protagonist ‘Domino’ in the … Read More

HBO Spain mistakenly plays an hour of the sixth episode of ‘Game of Thrones’
4:30 pm PDT 16/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Controversies, snippets and news around the HBO series Game of Thrones doesn’t seem to be cease as yet another unaired episode has apparently been leaked. This time it is no one but HBO Spain themselves. Apparently, HBO Spain aired one hour of the sixth episode of Game of Thrones which is of 71 minutes. It did not take people much time to get hold of it and spread it all over the internet like wildfire. Spoilers ahead* Reddit has multiple … Read More

MAAC expands its reach by launching its centre for the first time in Mysuru city
3:15 pm PDT 16/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), India’s premier educator in high-end 3D animation and visual effects, announces the launch of its new centre at Mysuru, Karnataka. This is the first MAAC center in Mysuru and the latest addition to MAAC India. Recently, the state cabinet approved the Karnataka animation, visual Effects, gaming and comics policy 2017-2022, which envisages putting in place an ecosystem to promote the state as a lucrative outsourcing destination in the sector. This policy aims as creating … Read More

MindBox kickstarts its Annual Design Championship 2017 in association with NASSCOM
1:30 pm PDT 16/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

MindBox, the creative education company announced its seven city Design Championship. This annual event encourages students from across India to demonstrate talent, enhance creativity and utilise their skill sets. The annual contest started in 2014 and has grown bigger each year. 2017 saw an over-whelming response with over 5000 plus teams from across the country. Students from all over India register and submit their projects online under four categories: game design, movie making, industrial design and graphic Design. Each city is … Read More

The ‘Justice League’ strike a new pose in the latest poster, but Superman still missing
12:00 pm PDT 16/08/2017 By Sachin Bhat

As the world awaits the Justice League with bated breath, here’s a new piece of crumb for the fans to binge on. The latest poster of Justice League is out, and our superheroes are striking a new pose in a black background that bears the phrase “League Up”. As a part of their new promo, the latest cover image of the upcoming DC extravaganza wears the same no-frills look of the previous poster. However, it articulates the very concept of … Read More