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Baby Groot
‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2′ teaser-trailer shows off all the guardians and an adorable Baby Groot
6:00 pm PDT 05/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

It came as quite a surprise to the fans when director James Gunn tweeted out a new teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. The new trailer has brought back together all the five original leads (guardians) Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Racoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Starlord (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista) and Baby Groot. The two minutes trailer shows off quite a few fight scenes as the characters explore the far reaches of the universe. All of … Read More

The Last of Us 2
Naughty Dog teases ‘The Last of Us 2′ with a new protagonist
4:00 pm PDT 05/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The recent PlayStation experience event provided fans with a lot of takeaways, with release announcements and much more. However, the fans would probably be the most excited about one particular confirmation, rather than an announcement.  ‘The Last of Us 2’ was announced, which would be the direct sequel to the 2013 original. Only this time, it seems Ellie would be the protagonist. In the new trailer which was released, an older version of Ellie can be seen playing the guitar … Read More

MAAC’s debut short film festival ‘Take 1′ provides comprehensive insights to the aspiring filmmakers
3:00 pm PDT 05/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) hosted the debut edition of ‘Take 1’, a short film festival, on 3 December, which was also a prelude to the Annual 24FPS Awards, one of India’s most coveted animation awards. The seats were quickly filled up with film experts and enthusiasts alike. After a short address from the organizing team, the much awaited short films were initiated. With small punches of humours, Tisca Chopra’s much acclaimed Chutney took audiences by surprise, as the … Read More

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Indian MEAI delegates set business eyes over ATF 2016
7:00 pm PDT 02/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Media & Entertainment Association of India (MEAI) has been aggressively pushing the Indian industry’s agenda and strengthening the brand India in the international circuit and is once again ready with a 10 member delegation to ATF (Asian TV Forum & Market), Singapore from 6 to 9 December 2016. MEAI was formed by and for the Indian media and entertainment industry with the objective of promotion of the business of the M&E industry of India and to bring together the industry … Read More

Netflix will now allow users to download and watch content offline
5:00 pm PDT 02/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

In the age of online streaming of videos, which is on the verge of putting traditional cable connections to the side, Netflix is definitely a name to be known. From just playing different IPs over their platforms, they have come up with their very own IPs like Narcos, Stranger Things and more, that have been extremely well received by the audiences worldwide. While the company had earlier announced that they will never get into anything offline with their content, it came … Read More

The Game Awards
‘Overwatch’ wins big at ‘The Game Awards 2016′, check out the full list of winners
2:00 pm PDT 02/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

With the year coming to an end, The Game Awards were held on 1 December, 2016 to recognise the best in gaming for this year. The awards were streamed live over and will be broadcast live on PSN, Twitch, Twitter, Steam, YouTube, Xbox Live. Clearly, Blizzard’s character based shooter, Overwatch ruled all the major categories as they took home the trophy and bragging rights for ‘Game of the Year’, ‘Best Game Direction’, ‘Best multiplayer’ and ‘Best eSports Game’. Other prominent winners … Read More

Facebook now allows users to play games on their Messenger app via ‘Instant Games’
8:00 pm PDT 01/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Facebook seems to have taken gaming seriously. Having just launched their gaming platform, Gameroom with Unity, the social media giant has recently unveiled ‘Instant Games’ which will allow users to play games directly from their Messenger app or directly on their timeline. “This new games experience allows people to easily discover, share, and play games without having to install new apps,” said Facebook, product manager, Alissa Ju in a blog post announcing the initiative. Instant Games has launched in 30 … Read More

Cartoon Network set to entertain kids this festive with its specials
5:00 pm PDT 01/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Keeping the holiday season in mind, Cartoon Network is all set to provide a whole new set of programs to its viewers, which goes on till the New Year. Kris and his friends have an encounter with Zombies and it is nothing but unlimited entertainment. They have a musical time by creating a rock band – Zombie Rock, which eventually becomes dreadful as it gets back dead people back to life. Only time will tell how ‘Zombie Rock’ creates chaos … Read More

MAAC gears up to debut its short film festival ‘Take 1′ on 3 December
3:00 pm PDT 01/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) will be hosting the debut edition of Take 1,  a short film festival which is also a prelude to the Annual 24FPS Awards, one of India’s most coveted animation awards. The event will be held on 3 December at G5A Foundation for Contemporary culture, Mumbai. The event will have a screening of one of the finest short animation films which has been showcased in the Oscars, The Raiders and some of the award winning … Read More

Mo n Ki World Dash
underDOGS and Worldoo launch ‘Mo N Ki World Dash’ to provide kids with ‘fun learning content’
12:00 pm PDT 01/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Worldoo has launched Mo N Ki World Dash today, which they claim to be ‘India’s first fun learning game app for kids’ and which is exclusively available over Google Play. The game has reportedly been created post discussion with parents and teachers regarding the increased hours of mobile consumption by kids. The game has been launched in association with UnderDOGS to align with the purpose of ‘making kids smart’. Mo N Ki World Dash was conceptualised for kids and is … Read More

Wifi vector
Kids’ online streaming comsumption on a steep surge, says report
10:45 am PDT 01/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

With the digital age blooming throughout the globe, the modes of consumption of entertainment also varies now from what we had. Not long ago, the electronic media (mainly television) was the main source of entertainment for kids which is now being quickly taken over by online streaming services. With the smartphone penetration on a rise even in India, various OTT service providers have sprung up and are already flourishing. Apart from OTT services like Amazon Prime, VOOT, applications like YouTube … Read More

4500 VFX shots by NY VFXWAALA made Ajay Devgn’s ‘Shivaay’ the visual delight that it is
7:00 pm PDT 30/11/2016 By Prerna Kothari

Being fairly young (one and a half year to be more precise) studio, NY VFXWAALA has managed to create a mark in the Indian VFX industry. Having worked on films like Bajirao Mastani, Theri, Drishyam, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, the studio’s latest project has set the bar higher for its counterparts. Not many know about it but the film which recently made its way in the Rs 100 crore list, Shivaay has 4500 VFX shots! The Ajay Devgn starrer movie … Read More