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Vidnet 2016: India’s First Focused OTT Conference
10:39 pm PDT 23/08/2016 By Anil Wanvari

MUMBAI: In today’s mobile-first-with-the-young-generation scenario, content creation, distribution and consumption is constantly evolving. Capturing the rapid emerging mood of innovation is Indiantelevision.com’s breakthrough conference, Vidnet 2016: Content on the Go which is to be held on 24 August at the swanky Westin Hotel in Mumbai’s Goregaon suburb. Indiantelevision.com’s Vidnet is a day-long congregation of the OTT ecosystem to discuss business models, tech trends, revenue streams, content creation and consumption patterns, success stories within the ecosystem and the way forward for … Read More


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Seventynine announces ingame branding campaign for Parle G with Nazara Games
6:00 pm PDT 23/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Seventynine, part of the digital media platform SVG Media, today announced an in-game branding campaign for Parle G as part of a special edition of Chhota Bheem mobile game developed by Nazara Games. It has broken all records in users reached and duration of game play for an activity of this kind. Nazara Games integrated Parle G brand inside Chhota Bheem Jungle Run, the most downloaded game of Nazara with over 10 million downloads. The brand campaign was experienced by over 3.4 million … Read More


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After two live action tremors, ‘Godzilla’ to receive animated feature avatar
4:00 pm PDT 23/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The monster film that reverberated terror on the entire earth with its monstrous effect still has an indelible mark on the minds of the audience. Godzilla, the monster which created tremors both on land and sea, is a movie often treated as impeccable as the Jurassic Park franchise. The sea inhabitant monster will get a new avatar as the Japanese film producer-distributor Toho is planning the first-ever feature-length animated Godzilla. The full length animated feature is being produced by digital … Read More


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Nintendo NX gets a brand new name and a release date
3:00 pm PDT 23/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Nintendo’s upcoming console has been the talk of the town for quite some time now. With a lot of speculations doing rounds throughout the web, the specs of the console, nicknamed ‘NX’ cannot be deciphered clearly, yet. Nintendo’s previous console, Wii U didn’t manage to excite the fans and somewhat faded with almost no galore in sale numbers. So, NX would be an absolute redemption attempt for the company. From E3, it was pretty clear that The Legend of Zelda: … Read More


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Jam Filled Entertainment takes over Arc Productions’ assets
2:30 pm PDT 23/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

On 4 August it was official that Toronto’s leading animation and visual effects studio, Arc Productions has pulled its shutters down and entered receivership under Deloitte Restructuring. Now, it’s learnt that Boat Rocker Media’s latest acquisition, Jam Filled Entertainment, a leading full service animation company in Canada, has purchased the principal assets of Arc Productions. This acquisition leads to Jam Filled’s expansion into Toronto, effective immediately, with the new office opening with approximately 200 employees, adding world-class 3D pipelines to … Read More


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Epic Games forums have been breached, over 800,000 accounts at risk
1:00 pm PDT 23/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Epic Games, the creator of titles like Unreal Tournament and Fortnite, has confirmed that their Unreal Engine, Unreal Tournament Forums and even some of the legacy forums have been breached by an unknown hacker. According to a post from the company, the attack has left email addresses “other data entered into the forums” compromised. According to a breach notification site, LeakedSource, which obtained a copy of the database, the attack was carried out on 11 August. The attack potentially puts … Read More


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Jeffrey Katzenberg bids adieu to DreamWorks Animation as Comcast’s $3.8 billion deal seals
12:00 pm PDT 23/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

There’s a law of nature which states nothing in this world is permanent and someday or the other it will change. Seems the time to bid adieu to DreamWorks Animation has finally arrived for Jeffrey Katzenberg. On Monday, the deal which was initiated less that four months ago has finally been sealed. The $3.8 billion deal between Comcast and DreamWorks Animation, is closed. The animation studio, which has so far given hit franchises like Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and How To Train … Read More


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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ to witness new beginning of MCU, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ crossover, new hero introduction
6:00 pm PDT 22/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

With the filming of Avengers: Infinity War coming closer (November), many new speculations and teasers are making rounds and all seem to be quite interesting ones. The Avengers sequel Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel (previously called as Avengers: Infinity War Part 2) will see the culmination of all the characters and events that Marvel has introduced since its first MCU film Iron Man. The film see see the introduction of not just the previously seen characters but also … Read More


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‘The Nut Job’ animated film set to premiere in Hindi on Discovery Kids
4:30 pm PDT 22/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The 2014 animated film by Peter Lepeniotis, The Nut Job is set to premiere in Hindi on Indian television kids channel Discovery Kids. The movie features the adventures of the mischievous squirrel named Surly and his mute rat partner Buddy in the fictional town of Oakton City. It has been produced by Gulfstream Pictures, Redrover International and ToonBox Entertainment. With a budget of $42.8 million, it was the most expensive animated film co-produced in South Korea and grossed a worldwide … Read More


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Facebook and Unity converge to create a new PC gaming platform
4:00 pm PDT 22/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Unity has become an extremely popular choice for video game creators as it makes the process much easier. Now Facebook, one of the world’s leading social media entities seems to be keen on making their mark in the world of gaming as it has extended its deal with Unity. According to a press release from Facebook, Unity is working on an “all-new PC gaming platform”, which seemingly will pretty much be restricted to developers who are willing create games just … Read More


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Anime TV series ‘Granblue Fantasy’ first trailer released, set to premiere in January 2017
2:00 pm PDT 22/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Granblue Fantasy, the smartphone game, is being adapted into an anime television series titled Granblue Fantasy the Animation. Cygames, the game developer, recently announced and launched the anime’s trailer during its Cygames Next 2016 event in Tokyo. The video features Yuuki Ito as director, Toshifumi Akai as character designer while Nobuo Uematsu and Tsutomu Narita as composers. A-1 Pictures will serve as the production company. Also, the successful mobile game Granblue Fantasy is getting an action role-playing game upgrade.  It … Read More


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PlayStation 4’s slim images leak over an online auction site
11:00 am PDT 22/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

While Sony’s next move seemed to be the PlayStation Neo as the company had announced it earlier this year, new images of a slimmer version of PlayStation 4 has surfaced on an online auction site. From the images doing rounds over the internet, we can make out that it looks like a much slimmer version of PS4, however there is no way to tell if it is Neo. The images are pretty compelling as the new sleeker version of PS4 can … Read More