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ABAI Fest & KAVGC Summit gets a new name – Bengaluru GAFX Conference
6:45 pm PDT 25/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The non-profit organisation which has been committed to developing animation, VFX and gaming industry, ABAI has been organising its annual event ABAI Fest and KAVGC Summit since the past few years. Organised at The Lalit Ashok Hotel, Bengaluru, this event is backed by the extensive support of the Government of Karnataka, Dept. of IT, BT, S&T and is currently preparing for this year’s fest. However, this year few things have changed and it starts with the name itself. The festival … Read More


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EXCLUSIVE: Drishyam VFX celebrates first anniversary by releasing its showreel
6:00 pm PDT 25/03/2017 By Prerna Kothari

About a year ago, Drishyam Films opened up its own post-production studio under the name Drishyam VFX which is being headed by Rajeev Kumar. Within one year of its inauguration, the studio has managed to deliver high quality work for some of the well renowned Bollywood filmmakers like Ashutosh Gowariker, Abhishek Kapoor, Vishal Bhardwaj, Sujoy Ghosh, Hansal Mehta, Anubhav Sinha, Nishikant Kamat. The studio recently delivered Vishal Bhardwaj’s drama movie, Rangoon which had some remarkable visual effects shots in it. Along with … Read More


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The trailer of DreamWorks Animation’s superhero movie ‘Captain Underpants’ ensures humour with a tinge of chaos
4:00 pm PDT 25/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

With Superhero movies being the trend of the time, another superhero movie will soon join the bandwagon. Well, kind of! This is one of those movies where the protagonist saves the day not with super powers, but with a dose of humour. DreamWorks Animation recently released their first trailer for Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. The feature tells the story two over-imaginative, prankster kids and their way of defying authority, in this case, their strict school principal. Tired of … Read More


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Blizzard’s Battle.net title is no more
11:30 am PDT 25/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

We have come a long way with the logo of Blizzard’s Battle.net by our side. Having graced our gaming screens for two decades, Blizzard is finally doing away with their Battle.net identity and replacing it with ‘Blizzard’. The company announced it last September that it would be phasing out the battle.net identity. The statement from the company read, “We’re going to be transitioning away from using the Battle.net name for our gaming service and the functionality connected to it. Battle.net … Read More


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New preschool character ‘Nina’ added in Zinkia’s kitty
6:00 pm PDT 22/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Zinkia Entertainment, producer of the show Pocoyo, introduces a new female character who’s name is “Nina” and she leads Zinkia’s strong commitment with entertainment industry in 2017. Nina is a tiny girl who lives in the wilderness among plants and flowers, always accompanied by her loyal pet robot, Roberto. The Spanish company has already closed major licensing deals for this new character, whose first products will be available in the upcoming months. Bandai and Comansi for the toy sector, El … Read More


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Persia will be the next civilisation coming to ‘Civilization VI’
4:00 pm PDT 22/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

One of last year’s most anticipated and highly rated strategy games, Civilization VI has announced its upcoming update. Firaxis and 2K have announced that two new civilisations are coming to the game accompanied by a spring update. Only one of the two civilisations has been revealed and it is Persia. The faction is ruled by Cyrus II, also known as Cyrus the Great. The leader has the ability called, ‘Fall of Babylon’ which gives all its allied units a burst … Read More


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Dublin based Gingerbread Animation studio launched by CAKE and Studio Moshi
1:15 pm PDT 22/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

London-based kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE and Australian animation producer Studio Moshi have partnered to create Gingerbread Animation; a brand new independent and creator-driven animation house based in Dublin, Ireland. Gingerbread Animation will create high quality kids animation content producing and developing its own original projects as well as offering tailored creative and production services to third parties and a key all round solution to strategic players in the market. Specialising in trad-digital 2D animation, underpinned by Studio Moshi’s proven animation … Read More


EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Star India VP Vivek Bhutyani launches ‘Lattu Kids’ & partners with Thought Cloud Studio to co-produce preschool animated program ‘Trigo’
7:30 pm PDT 21/03/2017 By Prerna Kothari

India has many successful animation IPs but most of them haven’t travelled to international markets. The country is known for its animation services but there’s no big success story of India in the animation industry. Keeping that in mind, there’s a new studio in town which is set to fill this gap and have a development in the international markets. This studio is formed by none other than the ex-Star India vice-president and head of content syndication, Vivek Bhutyani. He … Read More


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Boomerang to exclusively stream WB Animation’s original new series, ‘Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Wacky Races’
12:30 pm PDT 21/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Turner has revealed the details of two highly-anticipated WB Animation original new series, Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races. They will join the line-up of iconic, contemporary animation for the company’s second flagship international kids channel Boomerang from June 2017. In the US, they will exclusively be shown on the recently-announced streaming subscription service. Turner’s Kids Networks in Asia Pacific, chief content officer, Mark Eyers said: “These two shows are top-quality additions to the Boomerang line-up in Australia and have the unique ability … Read More


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Yet to be released kids’ program ‘Trigo’ tops the number of nominations for BAF Awards 2017
11:00 am PDT 21/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The Best Animated Frames or BAF awards was initiated in 2004 by FICCI to recognise the efforts of students and professionals from the field of animation. With the 18th edition of FICCI Frames underway at Hotel Renaissance in Mumbai, the awards would be back tomorrow. The awards take entries from the sections of animation, visual effects and gaming. With just 24 hours remaining before the accolades are given away to the deserving ones, here’s a look at this year’s nominees: … Read More


SXSW
‘Overwatch’ and ‘Uncharted 4′ continue dominating awards, this time at SXSW
5:45 pm PDT 20/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Another awards recognising the best games from the previous year was held over the weekend. South by South West or SXSW not only showed off amazing tech, music and movies but also paid stern attention to gaming. It didn’t come as a surprise when Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End won the highest accolade of the evening, the ‘Game of The Year’. Apart from the most prestigious title, the offering from Naughty Dog studios also won best Visual Achievement, Excellence in … Read More


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Gaming portal launched at first Inda Gaming Conclave to link gamers
3:30 pm PDT 20/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Gaming 360, All India Gaming Federation’s one-stop portal for gaming related news and activities across India and around the globe, was launched on Friday to bring the industry together and provide it with a platform where the stakeholders can make their voices heard.   This was stated by AIGF CEO Roland Landers at the India Gaming Conclave here. He said, “We appreciate the presence of such dignitaries at the inaugural event and are hopeful that in the coming years it will … Read More