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Reliance MediaWorks delivers over 2,500 VFX shots for Rohit Shetty’s ‘Singham Returns’
11:00 am PDT 01/09/2014 By Niyati Handa

What does one get when one of the leading VFX studios in the country comes together with one of India’s most commercially successful directors; well the answer is a roaring success at the Indian box-office in the form of Singham Returns.    As of now the Ajay Devgan and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer has raked in over Rs 135 crore net at the domestic box office, Singham Returns has already made an entry in the list of top 10 highest-ever … Read More

XOLO launches Play 8X-1100 exclusively for gamers and photographers
10:55 am PDT 01/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

XOLO, a premium smart device brand, announced the launch of its latest Play series smartphone – the Xolo 8X-1100 which clearly aims at gamers and photographers. The phone is expected to sell at an MRP of Rs 14,999. With this new addition, XOLO has created a complete range of gaming devices under the Play Series which includes- Play 6X-1000, Play 8X-1200and Play 8X-1100 for the users to choose from. This handset comes with 1.7 GHz octa-core processor along with 700 … Read More

Prime Focus disappoints for quarter ended 30 June, 2014
10:30 am PDT 30/08/2014 By Tarachand Wanvari

Prime Focus Limited (PFL) has posted disappointing results for the quarter (Q5-2014). The company also posted results for the extended 15 month period ended 30 June, 2014 (15M-2014). The company reported a PAT of Rs 24.26 crore or about 2.3 per cent of Total Income from operations (TIO) for 15M-2014 as compared to the extrapolated loss of Rs 20.31 crore against TOI of Rs 762.16 crore during the equivalent period of 15 months ended 30 June, 2013(15M-2013). Read More

Prime Focus World delivers VFX and 3D Conversion for ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’
10:00 am PDT 30/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Prime Focus World (PFW), the global visual entertainment services company, collaborated with Troublemaker Studios and Aldamisa Entertainment on Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. PFW was the exclusive VFX and 3D conversion partner for the much-anticipated sequel, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, based on Miller’s cult graphic novels. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set to hit Indian theaters on 5 September, 2014. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is PFW’s largest undertaking to date, and as an … Read More

‘Angry Birds’ maker Rovio names new CEO in Pekka Rantala
9:45 am PDT 30/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The creators of the global phenomenon ‘Angry Birds’, Rovio has roped in the services of Pekka Rantala from beverage maker Hartwall to take over as its new chief executive by the beginning of next year for the Finland based studio. Current CEO Mikael Hed, son of board chairman Kaj Hed, will join the company’s board of directors as well as take on the role of chairman at Rovio’s animation studios. Rantala, who is currently the CEO of Hartwall, earlier worked … Read More

CIMIT launches new animation course at Bhubaneswar
9:30 am PDT 30/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

All the students residing in Odisha, who wish to start a career in animation can enrol themselves at Cybertech Institute of Management and Information Technology (CIMIT) as it has launched its new course in animation, which will offer various multimedia and animation courses including Diploma in Animation and B.Sc. in animation. The One Year Diploma courses in Multimedia & Animation provides students with plenty of opportunities to excel in the sector of animation layout design & animation principles, post production, … Read More

The industry says ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya!’
7:00 pm PDT 28/08/2014 By Niyati Handa

Be ready to eat Modaks, Laddus and other mouth watering delicacies this 29 August, as India unites to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi. It is a festival celebrated in honour of Lord Ganesha, whose idol is worshiped with a variety of herbal leaves, plants and then immersed at the end of the festival. Ganesh Festival was started by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak and is considered a perfect time for creating a holy atmosphere in the house. Ganpati Puja is not only restricted … Read More Introduces “Best Sound” Category in the Upcoming 13th Indian Telly Awards
1:30 pm PDT 28/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Indian Television Dot Com Pvt. Ltd. and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced “Best Sound” category in the upcoming 13th Indian Telly Awards. With the onset of digitization of television services, high quality sound has increasingly become an important aspect of television content. Recognising this important industry change,’s much acclaimed Indian Telly Awards has announced the inclusion of the Show with the Best Sound category in its 13th edition. The sound category is being instituted in collaboration with Dolby … Read More

Chutti TV celebrates Lord Ganesha with its audience
1:00 pm PDT 28/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Lord Ganesha is one of the gods on whom most kids dote on. And on his special day where decorations, sweets, music and dance fill the air, children pray to him to bless them with goodness. While he sure will make the lives of children happy, Chutti TV, (the Tamil wing of kids’ entertainment channels of Sun TV Network) will add further joy by showering golden gifts on its little audience on this three day ‘Thiruvizha’ (carnival) in association with … Read More

Nick continues to lead the kids’ genre in wk 34 of TAM TV ratings
12:00 pm PDT 28/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

This week didn’t witness much change among the top five contenders in the kids’ genre. Viacom18’s kids mainstay Nick continued to lead the charts with 212 TVTS (216 TVTs in wk 33). Coming in at a close second place was Disney Channel India with 203 TVTs (203 TVTs), followed by Turner International India’s Cartoon Network with 189 TVTs (198 TVTs), Hungama with 172 TVTs (180 TVTs) and Pogo taking the fifth position with 154 TVTs sheding nearly 17 TVTs from … Read More brings exclusive unpublished works of the late comic writer Pran for his fans
11:00 am PDT 28/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Chacha Chaudhury ka dimaag computer se bhi tej chalta hai is one of the most iconic statements in Indian comics penned by one of India’s greatest comic creators, Pran, creator of the legendary Chacha Chaudhury! There would be few Indians today who have not grown-up reading Chacha Chaudhary comics with the giant Sabu, Billoo and Pinki in tow. Cartoonist Pran was one of the most recognised and popular writers in comic fiction in India, breezing in the concept of an … Read More

Free Seminar at FX School: Architectural Design Visualisation
10:00 am PDT 28/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

With a huge demand for 3D artists, who can design and create realistic, lifelike visualisations of buildings and interiors in the Architecture and Interiors industry; FX School is holding a free seminar on Thursday, 28 August focusing on Architectural Design Visualisation. FX School’s seminar on Architecture Design Visualization will give one a lowdown on all the essential skills he/she can build to become a part of this booming, lucrative industry, using the revolutionary, open source 3D software, Blender. This seminar … Read More