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The Little Prince’s Mark Osborne and screenwriter Adam Kline sign two Fox Animation projects
6:00 pm PDT 29/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The Little Prince director Mark Osborne and writer Adam Kline have signed deals for two new feature projects with 20th Century Fox Animation. The films will be based on Kline’s books Escape From Hat and With Kind Regards From Kindergarden. The Kung Fu Panda co-director Osborne will produce and direct Escape From Hat for Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios while he and Kline will work on the screenplay together. Osborne will also produce and direct With Kind Regards From Kindergarden and … Read More

‘Overwatch’ crosses 30 million players within one year of release
4:30 pm PDT 29/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Yet another milestone has been touched by Blizzard’s newest IP. Released back in May last year, the company’s hit multiplayer shooter, Overwatch has reached 30 million player-base and id still growing, according to the company. Since its release last year, the game has been through a lot; including several events and two cross promotions with the company’s own MOBA, Heroes of the Storm. Overwatch has successfully managed to create an immersive back-story for its game, with numerous animated shorts and … Read More

India among APAC leaders as animation software market expands at 16% CAGR
3:00 pm PDT 29/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

APAC is a swiftly growing segment in the animation design software market, with countries such as China, India, and Japan leading this growth. The rising interest toward 3D animations among the younger demographics is boosting the demand from the market, says Technavio. Analysts forecast the global animation design software market to grow to USD 4,288.94 million by 2021, at a CAGR of more than 16 per cent over the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study by … Read More

DWA’s ‘Trollhunters’ wins big at 44th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
2:30 pm PDT 29/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Ahead of the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards which is set to be held on 30 April, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) on 28 April, 2017 announced the winners of the 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, sponsored by Yangaroo. The gala was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Southern California. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards honours the crafts behind the daytime television programming. This year, Amazon and Netflix topped the award winners list … Read More

Baahubali: The Conclusion Review – Epic proportions, great narrative, minor flaws, fulfilling experience
4:00 pm PDT 28/04/2017 By Prerna Kothari

Since 2015, there’s been one question lurking in the mind of most of the people – be it a kid, teen, adult or a senior citizen. And finally today, after almost 600 days of anticipation and waiting, the answer is out there, waiting for it to be discovered in the theatres. By now, you might have guessed what I am referring to. Yes, it’s that million dollar question around which the whole hype has been built by the filmmakers. I … Read More

Get a taste of the extended Baahubali universe with its official game from Moonfrog Labs
3:00 pm PDT 28/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

From the makers of Teen Patti Gold and Alia Bhatt: Star Life, is yet another exciting game in partnership with the enormous Baahubali movie franchise. Moonfrog Labs, one of India’s known game developers, comes with another game – S.S. Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Game on Google Play and Apple App Store. This is a first-of-its-kind game made for the Indian market developed in partnership Arka Mediaworks and S.S. Rajamouli’s Baahubali, with support from Graphic India. The game belongs to the real-time … Read More

Green Gold’s surprise: Super Bheem and Kirmada face off this Monday on POGO
1:00 pm PDT 28/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Super Bheem, a weekly TV series on Pogo, is coming with a twist for the kids this Monday, 1 May, 2017. Pogo and Green Gold Animation wanted to keep the time of the telecast a secret for the kids to create a surprise for them. After the good ratings and popularity among the kids for the Super Bheem episodic TV series, Pogo and Green Gold Animation have come up with this larger than life episode. The title of the episode is “Kirmada Ki … Read More

APAC revenue growth retards Mattel revenue slide in first quarter
11:00 am PDT 28/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

US toy maker Mattel reported 15 per cent y-o-y (year-on-year) slide in its revenue on a constant currency basis for the quarter ended 31 March 2017 (Q1-17, current quarter). The slide would have been even steeper but for the growth in revenues contributed by the third world – the Asia Pacific specifically with 17 per cent and Latin America with four per cent as reported growths (as against 18 per cent and two per cent respectively on a constant currency … Read More

Ahead of ‘Baahubali 2’ release, UV Creations unveils Prabhas starrer ‘Saaho’ teaser
7:45 pm PDT 27/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

While India is waiting with bated breath to know ‘Katappa ne Baahubali ko kyu maara?’, Prabhas has managed to quip the viewers interest more but this time it’s not for Baahubali. We are talking about his next project with director Sujeeth, Saaho. The teaser of the movie was supposed to be screened at the theaters with Baahubali 2: The Conclusion on 28 April, 2017. However, due to the cancellation of the movie premier on account of the sudden death of … Read More

Mech Mocha raises $5 million funding from Accel Partners, Shunwei Capital, Blume Ventures
6:30 pm PDT 27/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Mech Mocha, an India-focused Bengaluru-based mobile gaming start-up, today announced that it has raised $5 million Series A funding led by Accel Partners and Shunwei Capital, and with participation from existing investor Blume Ventures. Mech Mocha will deploy the funds to develop and launch new mobile-gaming titles across the casual and mid-core gaming categories, targeted at Indian audience. In December 2015, the start-up raised $1 million seed round funding led by Blume Ventures and Flipkart. “We are delighted to have … Read More

Disney’s ‘Frozen 2’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ and ‘Indiana Jones 5’ get release dates
3:30 pm PDT 27/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney has announced release dates of some of its highly anticipated movies, and fans will have to wait for two years long. Jon Favreau’s remake of The Lion King will arrive on 19 July, 2019. The director took to Twitter in order to confirm that his upcoming live-action remake has locked down a release date. Putting it subtly, he just posted an emoji of a lion and a crown, with an image of the release date. 🦁👑! — Jon … Read More

Infused with D-Day imagery, ‘Call of Duty: WWII’s first trailer gives you glimpses of iconic WWII battles
1:00 pm PDT 27/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Call of Duty has been and will be one of the most iconic titles from the FPS genre, there’s no doubt about that. After around 14 titles to its gamut and a few ports and exploring war from the World War era to space battles in the recently released Infinite Warfare, the game set standards for the FPS genre. The last instalment of the game took us into the heart of a space battle, and later the company had dropped hint … Read More