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Hungama top gainer in wk 47 of TAM TV ratings
11:00 am PDT 27/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

In Week 47 of the TAM’s TV ratings, once again the mainstay kids channel from Viacom18 – Nick – continues to rule the kiddy TV world with 233 TVTs no change from wk 46. Coming in at second place was Hungama with 215 TVTs (187 TVTs), the channel has managed to race past its elder sibling this week as Disney shed 14 TVTs (197 TVTs) to land up with 183 TVTs at number 4. Cartoon Network is now at number … Read More

Sony Pictures computer hacked; company on an electronic standstill
10:45 am PDT 27/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony Pictures Entertainment’s computer system has been breached by a group of hackers who call themselves GOP (Guardian of Peace) which has resulted in company shutting down all of its systems. A picture has appeared on the internet which shows the screenshot of the hacked computer where it states that some undisclosed demands have not been met and that they will reveal company secrets if their demands are not met. “We already warned you, and this is just a beginning. … Read More

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma to invest more in India following PM Modi’s speech
6:00 pm PDT 26/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s Founder and executive chairman, Jack Ma today spoke at an event organized by FICCI – India’s trade body – and proposed to invest more into Indian businesses and help entrepreneurs. Alibaba who got listed in September in an IPO ranks as the world’s biggest at $25 billion, making Ma the richest man in Asia with wealth of more than $20 billion. “I myself commit that we will invest more in India, work with Indian entrepreneurs, India … Read More

Apple announces World AIDS day Campaign
4:30 pm PDT 26/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Apple in a bid to help fight the deadly virus of AIDS has announced a two week campaign and will donate a part of its online as well as retail sales to the charity RED foundation’s Global Fund. This will be the biggest fundraising push from the company towards the foundation which has been behind the campaign since 2006. Apple has also exclusively tied up with a lot of developers to come up with special edition of Apps for Red … Read More

Ubisoft holds back the press copies of its new ‘The Crew’ until release
4:15 pm PDT 26/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The Crew is being released on 2 December but publisher Ubisoft has not sent the press copies of the game to be reviewed beforehand. The copies will be sent to the press on the release day so that the reviewers can experience the online play with the thousands of players before putting out their reviews. Ubisoft in their official blog stated: “While we fully anticipate that you might see some reviews immediately at launch – largely built around the preview … Read More

Sony launches new ‘Amazing Spiderman 2′ AR effect app
4:00 pm PDT 26/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony has launched a new AR app for its movie ‘Amazing Spiderman 2’ where people can download the app and have their snaps clicked with Spiderman. The app allows the users to pose with their favourite superhero. This app works with Sony’s Social Smart Camera app installed with AR Effect Camera app running on android 4.3+ Xperia devices. The AR effect app allows one to move Spider-Man left and right and rotate him to whichever direction to help him strike a pose. Resize the superhero so … Read More

Aadarsh’s Purple Turtle Adventures is heading to Greece & Cyprus
3:45 pm PDT 26/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Aadarsh Pvt. Ltd. has joined hands with leading publishers Susaeta Hellas Publishing S.A., Greece to launch Purple Turtle story books, colouring books and dot-to-dot books in Greece and Cyprus. India-based IP development company, Aadarsh Pvt. Ltd., has signed with leading children’s book publisher in Greece, Susaeta Hellas Publishing S.A. to produce a line of children’s book products for the company’s anchor IP property, Purple Turtle, for Greece and Cyprus. Manish Rajoria, Director of Licensing and Publishing of the Purple Turtle brand, noted: … Read More

Sprinkle some ‘pepper’ on your ‘scripts’ and refresh your childhood memories with Sanchit Goel
6:00 pm PDT 25/11/2014 By Niyati Handa

Making thought bubbles in mind, trying to face the rejection from the publishers, often the amateur writers are disheartened and nothing less than de-motivated to try again. In order to escape this feeling these like minded literature freaks came together and formed their own publishing house – PepperScript. With a different perspective and a new approach to this publishing arena, PepperScript recently partnered with Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising division of Turner International India to bring back it’s … Read More

The Game Showdown wins hearts in its first edition
4:00 pm PDT 25/11/2014 By Vivek Kapadia

Anibrain School of Media Design’s The Game Showdown 2014 ended on 22 November, with a great line-up of eminent speakers from the industry coming down to the venue to encourage kids and professionals alike and give them the correct guidance and insights as to how to enter the industry. The event started with a video about how the video games have evolved over the years and how the advanced technology has enabled us to make the video games that are … Read More

Flipkart raises $600 mn in another round of investments; is now valued at nearly $10 billion
2:15 pm PDT 25/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

India’s largest e-commerce website Flipkart has raised close to $600 million in a fresh round of investments to boost and fend off its competitors like Amazon and Snapdeal. The company is now believed to be valued at around $10 billion with each investor devoting $50-100 million into the website revealed a source to TOI. This is the third round of investment for the company in this year itself with the previous two investments seeing $210 million and $1 billion respectively. … Read More

Michelle MacLaren first woman to helm movie based on comics
2:00 pm PDT 25/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Canadian director and producer Michelle MacLaren, best known for her work on shows like Breaking Bad, The X-files and Game of Thrones is all set to develop and direct Warner Bros’ Wonder Woman, starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will also make her debut as the female superhero in 2016′s Batman Versus Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Michelle has become the first female director to helm a major comic book-based movie. She was an executive producer of Breaking Bad and co-executive … Read More

Angry Birds franchise now available for free on Windows Phones
1:30 pm PDT 25/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Rovio in a major move to attract the gamers from the Windows phone community has made all of its Angry Birds franchise games free. The move is not part of promotion but rather a permanent move from Rovio that has seen a dip in the users who have now moved onto different casual games like Candy Crush and Clash of Clans. This move is also expected across all the mobile platforms and also with new games releasing from the studio … Read More