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eOne’s ‘Peppa Pig’ wins Best New Property at Asian Licensing Awards 2017
5:00 pm PDT 20/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Entertainment One’s preschool animated television series Peppa Pig was accorded ‘Best New Property’ at Asian Licensing Awards which was held recently at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday, 10 January, 2017. Commenting on the award win, eOne, head of global licensing, Andrew Carley said, “It is a real honour that Peppa Pig has scooped this award and it is testament to the phenomenal year that the property has enjoyed in Asia. We thank our partners and the team here … Read More


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With 100+ million game downloads, Games2win delivers the highest global engagement by an Indian company in 2016
3:30 pm PDT 20/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Games2win – one of the oldest game developers in the country announced that it has crossed over 100 million game downloads across iTunes and Android stores and has delivered over 1.2 billion minutes of global engagement in 2016 – the highest by an Indian company. Speaking about these significant achievements, Games2win, CEO and co-founder, Alok Kejriwal said, “We are really excited about hitting the 100 million download mark and concurrently crossing the 1+ billion minutes of global engagement milestone right … Read More


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TBS Planet to launch a comic channel in partnership with Jio Chat
1:30 pm PDT 20/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

TBS Planet recently announced its official partnership with Jio Chat. The Indian comics company which started in July 2016 will be launching a comics channel on the Jio Chat Mobile App to make it convenient for the users to read new comics every day. The channel ‘TBS Planet Comics’ is scheduled to go live next week. On the company’s recent partnership, founder Rajeev Tamhankar said, “It is a huge honour for us to partner with Jio Chat. With this new … Read More


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Thinkbox Software’s ‘Deadline’ used by Cartoon Saloon to enchance its 2D animation pipeline
11:00 am PDT 20/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Two-time Academy and BAFTA Award nominee Cartoon Saloon delivers 2D animation projects with critically acclaimed results. When the studio began work on Netflix original series “Puffin Rock,” Cartoon Saloon turned to Thinkbox Software’s Deadline to provide render management backbone for its new pipeline. Based in Kilkenny, Ireland, Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar-nominated “The Secret of Kells” (2009) was the first homegrown Irish animated film. The studio also keeps as much of its process in-house as possible. “We do whatever we can to grow everything … Read More


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FutureWorks finds its senior colourist in Tushar Desai
7:00 pm PDT 19/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

A new member has joined the post production and VFX company – FutureWorks Mumbai head office, and this time it’s senior colourist Tushar  R. Desai. He comes with over 18 years of experience in the industry, and has colour graded many high-profile, award-winning films in various languages, which include Force 2 , Mere Brother Ki Dulhan,  Anjaana Anjaani, Band Baaja Baraat, New York, Wake Up Sid and Rocket Singh. Desai has joined FutureWorks as senior colourist in the company’s creative … Read More


Hellboy
Guillermo del Toro in talks to bring ‘Hellboy III’ on screen
6:00 pm PDT 19/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Fans of Hellboy had lost hope on the continuation of the franchise on the silver screen. Fans have even been indicated by the creator Mike Mignola and star Ron Perlman themselves that ‘Hellboy III’ might never be a reality. However, given the popularity and the huge following of the IP, people still had a feeling that it might happen, more of it because the idea was never actually turned down by director, Guillermo del Toro. The last Hellboy movie from … Read More


eSports
‘UCypher’ might be India’s first major eSports league
5:00 pm PDT 19/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Gaming has come a long way through the years. While the eSports market around the world is on a steep surge, including South East Asian countries, India is yet to catch up on the same terms. However, 2016 has definitely been a good year for the Indian eSports scenario. Dotted with multiple events and lucrative prize pools, 2016 proved to be a jump-pad the milieu has needed for a while. 2017 has already started to appear promising as Pro Kabaddi … Read More


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Sony Pictures Animation upcoming movie slate revealed; Patrick Stewart to voice ‘poop’ emoji
3:30 pm PDT 19/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

With the announcement of the most awaited movies of Sony Pictures Animation for the year 2017 followed the revelation of the voices behind the leading characters of The Emoji Movie; the recent one being of the stage, TV and film artist Patrick Stewart playing Poop Daddy – the poop emoji. “We’re playing Poop very upper crust,” said director Anthony Leondis. “In our movie, he’s the one that makes the (poop) jokes and doesn’t know he’s doing it. And who better … Read More


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Fox places Salil Mehta as the president of their new VR and gaming division
12:00 pm PDT 19/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

With the advent of the digital era, almost all big names are trying to tap into the ecosystem and Fox is ready to tap into the immersive sectors with the inception of FoxNext. The freshly formed division will be working on the gaming, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) properties and location-based entertainment across 20th Century Fox Film and Fox Networks Group. To spearhead the newly formed division, the company has placed veteran Fox executive, Salil Mehta, as the president … Read More


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The pre-school sensation channel – ChuChu TV’s video enters the 1 billion views club
7:30 pm PDT 18/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Asia Pacific’s most watched YouTube channel with a subscriber base of five million, with three million average views per video on its channels, ChuChu TV, has hit the one billion views landmark for its nursery rhymes compilation video, Johny Johny Yes Papa. The video has the distinction of being India’s first entry to the “One billion views” club. This “Made in India” channel is ranked number one in Asia Pacific across all genres and ranked two worldwide in the education … Read More


Your Name
Miyazaki’s ‘Spirited Away’ topples down as ‘Your Name’ becomes the highest grossing anime worldwide
6:00 pm PDT 18/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

In a span of six months from its premier release at Anime Expo, Los Angeles on 3 July 2016, Makoto Shinkai’s anime feature film ‘Your Name’ has broken box-office records on an international scale. The fantasy drama film has become the highest grossing anime worldwide with a total box office collection of over $331.6 million. Regarded as the ‘The new Miyazaki’, Shinkai’s movie is based on his novel of the same name which was released in 2016. The feature film … Read More


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‘Digimon Adventure tri’ series to return as Shout! Factory signs multi-picture deal with Toei
2:00 pm PDT 18/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The parallel universe created by Toei Production’s highly popular action-adventure anime and film series Digimon in 1999 is back! American home video and music company Shout! Factory has signed a multi-picture deal with the creators and producers Toei to bring the action-adventure anime film series Digimon Adventure tri. to North America. Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Garson Foos, Bob Emmer and Toei Animation’s president Masayuki Endo made the announcement that the new agreement gives Shout! Factory exclusive broadcast and home distribution … Read More