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Pencillati Studios ventures into IP creation with its slapstick animated short ‘The Bloop Troop’
7:00 pm PDT 29/09/2016 By Prerna Kothari

The New Delhi based three year old service production house for game art and animation films which began as a two member team and has gone out to become a 30 member strong company, has finally come out with its own animated short film. Founded in 2013, Pencillati has successfully shipped the complete game art for three mobile gaming studios, including the wildly popular DragonSoul RPG by PerBlue. Putting focus on the future of game art, animation production and IP … Read More

Legendary tale ‘The Lion King’ to be remade in live-action by Disney and Favreau
6:00 pm PDT 29/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Dwelling into nostalgia often soothes the mood by flashing memories that are long forgotten yet vividly remembered. Forgetting is essential and harmful too but, completely forgetting a reverberating story is inevitable. The legendary animated musical film The Lion King which baffled the audience till date right from its release in 1994 is one such story which is hard to forget if experienced just once. Disney does not want the audience to forget its tales therefore a live-action adaptation of The … Read More

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ESFI to send a team to represent India at the 8th e-Sports World Championship
5:00 pm PDT 29/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Electronic Sports Federation of India (ESFI) will be sending a team to the 8th e-Sports World Championship Jakarta 2016 (World Championship) organised by International e-Sports Federation (IeSF). The World Championship will have 500 eSports athletes from 37 countries,  207 participants from 15 countries of Asia (including India), 169 participants from 14 countries of Europe, 39 participants from 3 countries of America, 23 participants from 2 countries of Oceania, and 41 participants from 3 countries of Africa. Game Titles for this … Read More

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Aadarsh, the owner of ‘Purple Turtle’, acquires stake in Vaw World Animation Studio
4:00 pm PDT 29/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Aadarsh the owner of ‘Purple Turtle’ has acquired stake in Vaw World Animation Studio. Vaw World is a well-established studio currently handling projects of many USA, UK, Japan and Korean clients. They specialise in TV series, DVD features, game assets, feature films (2D, full CGI, VFX, assets, roto) and Youtube channels. Aadarsh, director, Manish Rajoria said, “This partnership will help us in bringing out the best quality of animated content of our flagship IP Purple Turtle.” Aadarsh’s, creative director, Swati … Read More

Taiwan to do promotional roadshows for registrations from Indian companies for COMPUTEX 2017
3:00 pm PDT 29/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The Taiwan government has invited technology companies in India to be a part of COMPUTEX 2017 which is scheduled to be held in Taipei between 30 May and 3 June next year. COMPUTEX is an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) trade show held by the Taiwan government annually. Speaking at a press conference on 29 September, officials from the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said that COMPUTEX 2017 will be a great platform for Indian companies, especially start-ups, to showcase … Read More

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Hyderabad becomes more receptive towards Comic Con, say the exhibitors
7:00 pm PDT 28/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Hyderabad Comic Con 2016 was flooded not with rains but with the comic fanatics who were eagerly waiting for this pop culture event since a year. Held on 24 and 25 September, 2016 at Hitex Exhibition Centre, like every year, this year too the show hosted a spectacular line-up of events including special international guest appearances, exclusive experiential and gaming zones, artist alley, fans sessions, cosplay, book launches  and much more. Comic Con India, founder, Jatin Varma shared, “Four years … Read More

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‘Being SalMan’ by PlayIzzOn Games: Another feather added to independent celebrity games
4:00 pm PDT 28/09/2016 By Krishanu Ghosal

It is a known fact that games inspired from specific IPs are quite popular now. They not only help users connect to the brand or the celebrity, but also act as a powerful marketing and promotional tool given the acute digital penetration throughout the masses. The most common indigenous games involving celebrities as the protagonists are based mainly on the movies, but now it seems like there’s a paradigm shift in that trend too. PlayIzzOn, the game developing and publishing arm of … Read More

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PlayStation Experience 2016 details announced
3:00 pm PDT 28/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

With its inaugural edition in 2014, the PlayStation Experience has become an annual fan event for the enthusiasts of PlayStation consoles. Now, the details of this year’s event have been announced by Sony. It seems like the event will be switching its location again for the third consecutive year. The first edition in 2014 was held at Las Vegas, the next one in 2015 at San Francisco and this year’s venue would be the Anaheim Convention Center at Anaheim California, … Read More

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Umedia expands its footprint with new VFX studio at Vancouver
1:00 pm PDT 28/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Umedia, the international European film group, is launching a visual effects and finishing studio in Vancouver to bolster its presence in the post-production landscape in North America. The facility will focus on film and television development, production and financing in London, Los Angeles, Brussels and Paris. This will be Umedia’s fifth office as it already has VFX studios in Brussels and Paris. Umedia has appointed Oscar-winning industry veteran Peter Muyzers (Elysium, American Sniper, District 9, Harry Potter series and Wallace … Read More

Is Disney in a bid to acquire Twitter?
6:00 pm PDT 27/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Twitter has become one of the most widely used social networking platforms. Be it a celebrity or a renowned brand, everybody takes to Twitter to spread their message across the digital medium. However, if reports are to be believed, the company might soon be acquired. The contenders for the bidding have big names like Google and Salesforce. Now, as reported by Bloomberg, Disney has joined the race of acquiring Twitter. Although no official bid has been made yet, The Walt … Read More

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Hungama Games launches ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story Game’
4:00 pm PDT 27/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

It’s been a while since digital means of marketing and promotion has become an integral part when it comes to movies. From Hollywood to Bollywood, the trend is quite prevalent and is more in numbers than ever. In Bollywood, most of the big films now have a game attached to their promotional schedule featuring some of the story elements and mostly the main character of the movie as the protagonist of the game. From Sultan to A Flying Jatt, almost … Read More

9 Story Media announces list of International Sales for animated series ‘Nature Cat’
1:00 pm PDT 27/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

  9 Story Media has announced that it has secured multiple international sales for the animated series Nature Cat (40 x 22′), aimed at children 3 to 8 years old. New licenses include SVT (Sweden), TG4 (Ireland), SIC (Portugal), Canal Panda (Spain), Nick Jr (Italy) via Funwood Media, E Junior (Middle East), and Hop TV (Israel). The series premiered in November 2015 on PBS KIDS in the USA and on Family CHRGD in Canada this past July. Nature Cat has … Read More