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Viacom18’s Diwali Bonanza for kids; a HD channel – Nick HD+ and a new show ‘Shiva’
2:30 pm PDT 07/10/2015 By Rasika Deshpande

Viacom18 is all set to launch a high definition channel for kids – Nick HD. This will be India’s first HD channel meant exclusively for kids, which will be home to best of the local and international content. Along with the new channel, the network also announced a localized action comedy series Shiva. Viacom18 EVP and business head of kids cluster Nina Elavia Jaipuria said, “Nickelodeon has always stayed ahead of the curve with its innovative and engaging initiatives, keeping … Read More

US based Splash Entertainment finds a partner in India’s Digitales Studios for ‘Alpha and Omega’ revival
12:00 pm PDT 07/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Mumbai based animation studio, Digitales Studios, a division of Karishma Software has bagged a multi project deal with US Based Splash Entertainment for the Lionsgate Franchise Alpha and Omega to be produced by Splash. Splash will also be handling distribution for the three films, with Lionsgate distributing in the US, Canada, and the UK. Splash has partnered with Lionsgate for the production of three new 45-minute films to be distributed worldwide across DVD and digital platforms for the highly successful animated franchise Alpha and Omega. The … Read More

AMD partners with Oculus and Dell to power Oculus ready PCs
5:00 pm PDT 06/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Chip-maker AMD has announced that it is partnering with Oculus and Dell to develop VR ready computers for consumers. The collaboration essentially comes down to Dell’s Oculus-ready PCs being equipped with AMD Radeon graphics cards. These Dell and Alienware branded PCs are designed to be able to deliver “stunning gaming performance and enable spectacular VR experiences” straight from the box claims AMD. It says that its VR leadership, with LiquidVR and the Graphics Core Next architecture, enables such experiences. “It’s an exciting … Read More

Ubisoft adds Ivory Tower to its Crew
3:30 pm PDT 06/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

French studio behind racing game The Crew has been acquired by Ubisoft. Ubisoft has confirmed that the Lyon, France-based team is now “officially part of the Ubisoft family” via the Ubi blog. Founded in 2007 by ex-Eden Games members Ahmed Boukhefila, Stephane Beley, Emmanuel Oualid, The Crew was Ivory Tower’s first game. Ivory Tower worked on The Crew with the assistance of now fellow Ubisoft driving specialists, Reflections. Ivory Tower is home to 100 people, who have developed a recognised expertise … Read More

Universal Pictures appoints Nickelodeon’s Teri Weiss to head Kids Production Unit
2:00 pm PDT 06/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Universal Pictures have created its Universal Kids Production group and appointed Teri Weiss the former Nickelodeon executive to lead it. After serving longtime in Nickelodeon, Teri Weiss will now function as the Senior Vice President and Head of the Kids/Family Development and Production within the new group. The new production group led by Teri Weiss will focus on developing original television content based on new and existing intellectual properties. Universal Pictures also aim to expand its current output of content … Read More

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Animation Olympiad is the biggest online competition for creative professionals and students
8:00 pm PDT 05/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

In this competitive era where everyone wants to set themselves apart from the rest of the world, it becomes a challenge to accomplish that. Since childhood, one has been taking part in various competitions and olympiads pertaining mostly to maths, science, english, hindi and other such subjects to be a notch higher than others. What lacks here is that for people who want to venture into the creative fields like animation, visual effects, web designing, don’t really have a common … Read More

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AwesomenessTV partners with Endemol for International strategic partnership
6:00 pm PDT 05/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Teen focused media company AwesomenessTV and Endemol Shine Group entered into a strategic partnership to extend AwesomenessTV brand overseas. Under the multi-year deal, Endemol Shine Group’s premium channel network (PCN) Endemol Beyond will launch local language, owned and operated AwesomenessTV channels in key markets outside the U.S., including the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Brazil. Endemol Beyond will also support and further grow the existing AwesomenessTV roster of talent led channels in these markets, as well as incubate new talent … Read More

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DHX Media and Sony Pictures Animation’s ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series’ goes global
4:00 pm PDT 05/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

DHX Media, has signed a far-reaching deal with Turner Broadcasting for the new animated television series Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series based on the Sony Pictures Animation blockbuster film franchise. This 26 x 22’ animated series which will be produced by DHX Media with Sony Pictures Animation, commissioned by TELETOON in Canada, has been picked up by Turner Broadcasting for its second flagship kids channel, Boomerang across EMEA, APAC, and Latin America. The Sony Pictures Animation’s 2009 … Read More

Prime Focus World’s ‘DeepGen’ Stereo Technology recognized with AIS Lumiere Technology Award
3:00 pm PDT 05/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Prime Focus World (PFW), the creative services division of Prime Focus Limited (PFL), has been honored with a Lumiere award for its proprietary DeepGen stereo technology. The award was given by the Advanced Imaging Society (AIS) for technical achievement at their 6th Annual Technology and New Products awards ceremony at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. The AIS Lumiere statuettes are presented to companies and products that have achieved both ‘innovation and impact’ in moving the entertainment industry forward. PFW’s DeepGen technology, … Read More

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Director behind ‘Hotel Transylvania’, Genndy Tartakovsky won’t be directing further sequels
2:00 pm PDT 05/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Hotel Transylvania 2 which made a mind boggling performance bagging $90.5million till date at the U.S. box office is surely going to miss something in the future. The mastermind behind the hit movies, Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2, Director Genndy Tartakovsky has declared that he will not be directing for further sequels of this franchise in future. With Adam Sandler’s voice for Count Dracula and Selena Gomez for Mavis and screen writers Robert Smigel and Adam, Hotel Transylvania 2 … Read More

3D physics provider Havok gets acquired by Microsoft
1:00 pm PDT 05/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Tech major Microsoft on Saturday acquired Irish video game engine and 3D physics provider Havok from American chip-maker Intel. “Havok is an amazing technology supplier in the games industry and the leading real-time physics creator. We saw an opportunity to acquire Havok to deliver great experiences for our fans,” Microsoft said in a blog post. Founded in 1998 in Dublin before being purchased by Intel, Havok, licenses its physics technology to developers. Although the technology major did not give out … Read More

Valiant Comics Plus Size Superheroine, Faith to get her own solo series
12:00 pm PDT 05/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Valiant Comics which is catching up with its well established competitors, DC and Marvel comics, is all set to attract readers once again in the upcoming year with its limited series comic featuring a plus size superheroine.Valiant announced this week that the new series will debut in January 2016 starring character Faith “Zephyr” Herbert of the Harbinger Renegades, going on her first solo adventure. What sets her apart from other superheroines is that she’s just an everyday plus size woman … Read More