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Prime Focus Q1-2015 revenue up 78%, loss widens to Rs 22 crore because of global integration process
11:00 am PDT 22/11/2014 By Tarachand Wanvari

BENGALURU: Prime Focus Limited (PFL) reported 78.3 per cent growth in Income from Operations (TIO) in the quarter ended 30 September, 2015 (Q1-2015, current quarter) to Rs 350.17 crore from Rs 196.38 crore (quarter ended 30 September, 2013, or Q2-2014) and 76.6 per cent more than the Rs 199.5 crore in Q5-2014 (q-o-q). Notes:(1) 100,00,000 = 100 lakh = 10 million =1 crore (2) The company had filed results for a fifteen month period ended June 30, 2014, hence comparison … Read More

Lucasfilm releases ‘Strange Magic’ trailer
10:50 am PDT 22/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Touchstone Pictures and Lucasfilm Ltd have released the first official trailer for George Lucas’ animated film Strange Magic (2014). The film will open in theatres across the nation on 23 January, 2015. The wacky fairy tale musical is inspired by Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colourful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore … Read More

World of Warcraft turns 10; shows promise of sustaining more another decade
10:45 am PDT 22/11/2014 By Vivek Kapadia

It would have been surprising to not have the 10th anniversary for one of the best MMORPG games that has been one of the turning points for the gaming industry with rise of the internet all over the world. It is the month Blizzard has been awaiting for long. With the announcement of the new game at Blizzcon 2014 (Metallica played a gig here!) – ‘Overwatch’, Blizzard also released the new expansion pack for World of Warcraft (WoW) called the … Read More

Disney unveils the trailer of its upcoming fairytale ‘Cinderella’
10:40 am PDT 22/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney has unveiled the new trailer and preview still for Cinderella, its live-action remake of the 1950 animated classic. Within the first 24 hours, the trailer was viewed 4.2 million times on YouTube and 33 million times on Facebook. This is the biggest showing in history for a Disney movie, excluding Marvel releases. Downton Abbey star Lily James takes on the title role of Ella. Instead of beginning the story where Cinderella is slaving away, viewers get to meet her … Read More

SanDisk’s Dr. Eli Harari Receives United States’ Highest Honor for Scientific Achievement and Innovation at White House Ceremony
10:30 am PDT 22/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, recently announced that Dr. Eli Harari, co-founder, and retired chairman and chief executive officer of SanDisk, was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by the National Science Foundation for his significant contributions towards the development and proliferation of flash memory. The award represents the nation’s highest honor for advancing science and technology by recognizing those who have made lasting contributions that have created a greater understanding of the world and improved the … Read More

MAAC – UNIC obtain a sizeable number of applications for 11th 24 FPS International Animation Awards 2014
10:15 am PDT 22/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), a leader in 3D Animation and VFX training, in the fourth year of its association with the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC), is prepping for India’s most coveted animation awards ‘24 FPS International Animation Awards 2014’. The theme for this year’s awards is in support of the UN’s mission to improve the lives of millions through animation films. For external participants, the theme is open. The event has already received … Read More

Microsoft India announces new Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle
10:00 am PDT 22/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Microsoft India is very optimistic of the growth of console gaming in India and to further take console gaming experience, the company has announced an exclusive Xbox One ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ bundle with Kinect in India for Rs 45,990. The bundle is available from Amazon and will contain Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag as downloadable games, which will be available for free for download when you first set up the console. So the Indian gamers, be … Read More

Green Gold team visits Himalayas for their next venture ‘Chhota Bheem – Himalayan Adventure’
1:00 pm PDT 21/11/2014 By Niyati Handa

Green Gold Animation, well known for its Indian animated content is coming out with yet another theatrical for its Chhota Bheem franchise, this time called Chhota Bheem – Himalayan Adventure, in the summer of 2015. The team of Chhota Bheem headed by Producer and Director Rajiv Chilaka went on a expedition to the Himalayan heights to have a feel of the location and what’s in the air as a precursor for the making of their new venture in which the iconic character … Read More

Harry Baweja’s ‘Chaar Shaibzaade’ brings glory to Indian animation; is now the highest grossing film
12:30 pm PDT 21/11/2014 By Niyati Handa

There is some really great news for the Indian animation fraternity as the Harry Baweja helmed 3D animation feature Chaar Sahibzaade has raced to the top of the charts of the highest grossing Indian animation films of all time. It is the first photo realistic 3D animated film on Sikh history and is based on the real story of the sacrifices of the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh – Baba Ajit Singh, Baba Jujhar Singh, Baba Zorawar Singh and … Read More

ASIFA India kicks off 13th International Animation Day celebrations with Indore
12:00 pm PDT 21/11/2014 By Niyati Handa

The Association of International Du Film D’ Animation, is a professional body, recognized by UNESCO, devoted to developing films in animation both as an art and also as an effective means of communication. ASIFA today enjoys a representation from over 55 countries, and has been operational since 2008 and has been getting very good turnouts in various community building programs. Asifa India is the chapter of Asifa International in India and has had a successful journey of over 14 years. … Read More

Hand-Drawn ‘Big Hero 6′ Trailer released by Disney to woo Japan
11:30 am PDT 21/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

To promote the release of Disney Animation’s Big Hero 6 in Japan, the Mouse House has gone on overdrive to promote the film with a trailer using hand-drawn animation. It’s a very beautifully made trailer and may even lead to shedding a few tears. Big Hero 6 is about an inflatable health robot named Baymax that ends up in the hands of young Hiro. This trailer has attempted at capturing the emotional spirit of the film. Here’s the wonderful Japanese hand-drawn trailer for Disney’s Big Hero 6, … Read More

Dolby Laboratories’ Dolby Institute is an effort to evangelise emerging sound designing artists
2:00 pm PDT 20/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

So what is it that attracts one to the movie screens, is it just the visuals, is it just the sound, is it the storyline or the star cast; well everyone attributes their pull to various reasons to watch a movie in a theatre, but if there is one thing that really needs to be experienced like something never before, it has to be Dolby Laboratories’ innovation in the field of sound with Atmos. Atmos was a revolution in sound. … Read More