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The Journey of ‘Haider’: VFX shot-break downs and more with Digikore Studios
3:30 pm PDT 21/10/2014 By Sidharth Iyer

Not too long ago, on 2 October the Hindi film fanatics were treated with the release of two big budgeted and multi-cast films. One being the Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Bang Bang’ and the other being Vishal Bhardwaj’s adaptation of ‘Hamlet’ starring Shahid Kapoor as Haider. Well, got the opportunity to have an exclusive interaction with the VFX supervisor and Digikore Studios, who worked on giving ‘Haider’ the period look and also to help in creating the … Read More

Walt Disney Animation Studios Announces 2016 Film: Moana!
3:00 pm PDT 21/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Ron Clements and Jon Musker (the guys responsible for Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog, and our childhoods), are back with a brand-new film for Walt Disney Animation Studios, Moana. The film tells the story of Moana, a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ quest. It’s set in the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, and Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, … Read More

‘Assassin’s Creed’ Producer Jade Raymond parts with Ubisoft
2:30 pm PDT 21/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

After serving the company for 10 years, Jade Raymond, the managing director and the executive producer on some of the biggest games in Ubisoft’s portfolio departs from the giant today. Alexandre Parizeau, a founding member of the studio, replaces Raymond as the new managing director from 29 October. Raymond started her career as a video game programmer for Sony and went to work for Electronic Arts, The Electric Project and finally Ubisoft, Montreal in different capacities. At Ubisoft, Montreal; she … Read More

Alpenliebe’s Juzt Jelly TVC tickles your ‘Jelly’ bone
2:00 pm PDT 21/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Perfetti Van Melle has always been known for creating advertising that stands out with its wit and freshness. The confectionery giant has just launched a campaign for its brand Alpenliebe Juzt, conceptualised by McCann Delhi which unfolds in a jelly world. The TVC focuses on the everyday, frivolous situations that surprisingly become exciting in the jelly world capturing the theme ‘Jelly Ki Duniya, Mast Duniya’. Nikhil Sharma, Director – Marketing, Perfetti Van Melle, said: “Alpenliebe Juzt Jelly has been one … Read More

ZeeQ launches an innovative contest on the occasion of Diwali
1:30 pm PDT 21/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

ZeeQ has lined up a dhamakedaar treat, promising its viewers a crackling yet safe Diwali. This Diwali the channel offers something new to excite viewers with the ‘Kamaal Dhamaal’ treasure hunt. With exciting prizes in store for the top scorers in the contest, this year’s Diwali is definitely going to be an exciting one for kids. The contest period is for three weeks starting from 19 October, 2014. Kids need to spot the ZeeQ character coins which will appear frequently … Read More

Nickelodeon strengthens ‘Motu Patlu’ Franchise, Launches new movie
1:00 pm PDT 21/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Nicktoons Motu Patlu are on a meteoric rise to becoming the coolest celebrities on the block. After a successful TV show, three super-hit movies, digital assets and some awesome promotional licensing deals, Nickelodeon is all set to launch the fourth action packed Motu Patlu film and trendy Motu Patlu apparel. This Diwali, the most popular characters of India’s number 1 kids’ channel will embark on a crazy new adventure, fighting evil for the pride of Furfurinagar, in their upcoming movie … Read More

Facebook is now mightier than IBM
12:30 pm PDT 21/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

It’s a major changing of the technology guard for corporate America. Facebook’s market capitalisation shot past IBM’s in recent weeks, as Mark Zuckerberg’s social media behemoth saw its value rise to roughly $208 billion in worth as of last Thursday. Thanks to a remarkable share surge over the past year, Facebook’s market value has leapfrogged any number of the gold-plated names of American industry, including Verizon, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, Bank of America and Citigroup. Facebook’s shares – up 44 … Read More

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold out in India with midnight sales
12:00 pm PDT 21/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The recent controversies around iPhone 6 have just made phones all the more irresistible. With midnight sales planned for the prospective buyers to come to the store and collect their pre-order phones and also buy on the spot have gone very well. The first batch of 55,000 phones shipped to India has been sold out. With all the distributors confirming the news, iPhone 6 has been the biggest draw for Indian fans. Apple India plans to ship more 25,000 units … Read More

Panasonic unveils its production models 4K Varicam and Varicam HS for the Indian market
11:30 am PDT 21/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Amidst encouraging signs of a positive growth in the media and broadcasting industry in India, Panasonic India, today strengthened its broadcast camera line up with the launch of two new variants under its VARICAM series of film production cameras – the Varicam HS and Varicam 35. The company has developed a next generation of P2 solid-state recording for these Varicam series products. Specifically designed to capture 4K or high speed HD images, the expressP2 card offers fast transfer speeds (up … Read More

Dublin based Keywords Studio acquires Delhi based Lakshya Digital
6:00 pm PDT 20/10/2014 By Vivek Kapadia

Keywords Studio, a technical solution provider for the video game industries has acquired Lakshya Digital for $4 million. Keywords provides linguistic, testing and quality control services to video game developers and publishers and Lakshya Digital on the other is a Delhi based game art and game development company which provides outsourced work to video game studios all over the world. Keywords has agreed to pay Lakshya the whole amount in two tranches: 91 per cent shares of Lakshya have been … Read More

MAAC 24 FPS 2014, bigger and better!
5:30 pm PDT 20/10/2014 By Niyati Handa

MAAC 24 FPS, one of the biggest Animation Awards function is back yet again in its 11th edition this year. The 24 FPS International Animation Awards recognizes animation talent from across the Indian-subcontinent and beyond. Initiated by MAAC in 2003, this event has grown over the years by leaps and bounds. “It is with great pride and confidence we can say that MAAC 24 FPS is now the most revered awards  festival , in the category of Animation & Visual … Read More

BYOG 2014 – Play, Vote and Share
5:00 pm PDT 20/10/2014 By Vivek Kapadia

So the BYOG game development weekend has come to an end. With game developers sweating it out in creating their games for the last three days, now it is up to the audience to play, vote and share the games. A total 27 games have been submitted on the BYOG website with over 90 people participating to create these games. “Last year, 42 games were submitted with over 70 people participating in BYOG 2013. Although the number of games submitted … Read More