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‘Pikkuli’ flies worldwide with Monster Entertainment’s many deals
4:00 pm PDT 23/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Monster Entertainment has signed a number of deals with broadcasters around the globe for the first season of a non-dialogue series, Pikkuli. The deals include: Globosat in Brazil for Pay TV, Al Jazeera in Qatar for exclusive free to air, Pay TV, and non-exclusive FVOD and SVOD, LXL ideas India for broadcast rights and JY Animation in China for exclusive VOD. The little bird, Pikkuli plays and explores with family and friends by his side. He is scared of flying … Read More

GPL India partners with PokerStars India for long-run poker league
3:30 pm PDT 23/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

GPL India announced that PokerStars India will be their game partner for the two month long-run poker league. The online qualification for the first season of GPL India will be open from May to August on PokerStars India, where enthusiasts can compete for the chance to join one of GPL India’s first-year teams. The GPL India’s six city-based teams will compete over a four week long regular season. Two players from each city: Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Delhi, will qualify directly via … Read More

Guest Column| Comics: The desi scenario – Abhijeet Kini
3:00 pm PDT 23/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

I strongly believe that Indian comics are here to stay. No matter what cynicism is directed at this medium in our country, the buzz is strong with comics today. So whenever I’m asked during panel discussions or interviews about ‘The current state of Indian comics’, I always has a positive response to it. I find that this kind of a response is something that people aren’t ready to get convinced with, but I feel that it’s a fact. The problem … Read More

‘Winter Child’: Science and Mythology reinterpreted beyond Ice- Apocalypse
12:00 pm PDT 23/04/2018 By Sharmindrila Paul

When it comes to vastness, there’s hardly anything as unfathomable and mysterious as the Hindu mythology. It has penetrated deep into our cultures, traditions, daily life and even psyche. Science, on the other hand seems to have logical explanations to almost everything. So when artist Soumyadipta Roy and his wife Riddhi Joshi, a 3D interior designer, found themselves in an engaging debate over science and mythology, they knew it wasn’t going to end soon. The argument raised questions like-“Couldn’t it … Read More

‘Angry Birds 2’ gets a vast voice cast
11:00 am PDT 23/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The bird and pigs are back with a bang to entertain all with their mayhem! Rovio and Sony announced the voice cast for their Angry Birds Movie sequel which will be hitting the screens the next year. According to Deadline, Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Sterling Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Zach Woods, Awkwafina, Lil Rel Howery, Dove Cameron, Beck Bennett and Brooklynn Prince are the additions to the cast. The sequel will also have cast from the first Angry Birds movie which … Read More

North America Advertising appoints James Razzall as the president
4:00 pm PDT 20/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Framestore announced the promotion of James Razzall to North America Advertising president. Razzall was previously managing director of the company’s LA office, where he will continue to be based in his new role. “A lot has happened in our industry since our company first set foot in the US, in New York in 2004. Our footprint has grown and the work is bigger and ambitious than ever. James has been with us throughout this journey, and is ideally placed to … Read More

Marvel teases the return of Fantastic Four comics with a trailer
4:00 pm PDT 20/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Just only a few days earlier, we were appraised of Marvel’s “first family” Fantastic Four returning to the realms of comics as the publication announced new series on the superhero quartet on the horizon later this year. Now to add more fuel to the fire, it’s official YouTube handle dropped a teaser that wouldn’t only leave the fans nostalgic, but also excited about what’s in store ahead. The clip glides through various fight sequences in the history that sees each … Read More

‘My Hero Academia’ will be coming on Cartoon Network’s Toonami
2:00 pm PDT 20/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

My Hero Academia, the popular series from the anime genre will reach a larger audience, thanks to a new broadcasting deal with Cartoon Network’s Toonami. With Funimation and Hulu both airing new sub episodes, My Hero Academia will create history in the arena of anime with its simulcast deals. The excerpt of the series goes like this: The storyline is based in a world where many people have superpowers known as quirks and there is an entire league of Pro … Read More

Guillermo Del Toro inks a deal with DreamWorks Animation
12:30 pm PDT 20/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

DreamWorks Animation signs a deal with Guillermo Del Toro, which currently consists of creating and writing the ongoing Netflix series Trollhunters. DreamWorks Animation Film Group president, Chris DeFaria announced the deal which also includes Toro taking up offices at the DreamWorks campus in Glendale, California and working with the artists and technologists to create stories on various platforms. His first project under the new partnership will be known in the coming months. “Animation is an art form that has influenced … Read More

#FeatureFriday: Short films, big content: looking at few beautifully made animated films.
11:00 am PDT 20/04/2018 By Sharmindrila Paul

In the world of cut-throat competition when time is money and everybody is on the run, not having a minute to spare for leisure, many find solace in stealing a moment or two, by indulging in different forms of refreshment. Watching films is one of them and short films more so, as they don’t consume a lot of time as a feature would. As defined by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a short film is “an original … Read More

DC’s Superman turns 80; Henry Cavill pays tribute
4:00 pm PDT 19/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

DC comics creation Superman, one of the most well known and popular comic character in the history, turned 80 today. The Man of Steel, as he’s fondly called, was first conceived in 1933 when two high school students Jerry Seigel and artist Joe Shuster came up with the character in one of their sketches, before selling it to Detective Comics, later rechristened to DC, back in 1938 for a sum of US $130. Supposedly the strongest of all the heroes … Read More

Taiwanese brands showcase hi-end technology at TAITRA’s new office launch in Delhi
1:00 pm PDT 19/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Several Taiwanese brands showcased their products during an event that marked the opening of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)’s new Delhi office on 17 April. TAITRA was founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade. It assists Taiwan businesses and manufacturers in reinforcing their international competitiveness and coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets. TAITRA is jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations and several commercial organizations, and opened its first branch office in Mumbai in … Read More