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New animation studio, This Thing Of Ours, launches ‘Sub-Surface’, an experimental film inspired by hi-tech tourist tat
4:30 pm PDT 21/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

This Thing Of Ours, a new design and animation studio, has lately launched Sub-Surface, an experimental animated film inspired by hi-tech tourist tat. Sub-Surface struck to This Thing of Ours director Alex Robinson on a trip to Brighton, where he saw tourists buying personalised crystal engravings of themselves or their pets using a process that involved customers having their faces scanned, then etched inside crystal mementos. The etching is achieved by two laser beams focusing on the same spot, shattering … Read More

Eli Roth is directing a movie based on popular game ‘Borderland’
4:30 pm PDT 21/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Ace director Eli Roth is all set to direct a new movie adaptation of the popular video game Borderlands for Lionsgate. Borderlands is a series of action role-playing first-person shooter video games in a space western science fantasy setting, created by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games for multiple platforms. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Hostel and Cabin Fever filmmaker will be directing off a script from Emmy-winning screenwriter Craig Mazin (Chernobyl). “I’m so excited to dive into the world of Borderlands, and I could not be doing it with a better script, producing team and studio,” Roth said in … Read More

TIME Studios bring Martin Luther King Jr. to virtual reality for the first time
3:30 pm PDT 21/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

TIME’s Emmy-award winning division TIME Studios launches its groundbreaking immersive project, The March, which brings the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech to virtual reality for the first time. Co-created by TIME’s Emmy-winning Mia Tramz and industry-leading immersive storyteller Alton Glass, with executive producer and narrator of the project Viola Davis, The March features the most realistic recreation of a human performance in virtual reality to date, through advanced VR, AI, film production processes, and machine-learning techniques. TIME Studios … Read More

Sony Pictures Animation reveals new images from upcoming animated feature
2:30 pm PDT 21/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony Pictures Animation revealed that the originally titled feature The Mitchells vs. the Machines has been officially renamed as Connected. The recently revealed images show a first look at the upcoming animated comedy about a family on a road trip when a robot apocalypse starts. Written and directed by Mike Rianda (creative director/writer, Gravity Falls), co-directed by Jeff Rowe (writer, Disenchantment, Gravity Falls) and produced by Oscar winners Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), the CG comedy … Read More

Sony YAY! celebrated “Love Your Pet” day with Honey Bunny on 20 Feb
1:30 pm PDT 21/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony YAY! celebrated 20 February, “Love Your Pet Day” with their popular feline duo, Honey Bunny, to shower their love on beloved pets, by creating a platform for pet parents to have a deeper connect with their pets. The kids broadcaster brought together animal behaviour experts to create conversations about pet nuances. It helped the audience understand the deeper meaning behind a seemingly normal conduct of their pets and helped them understand their furry friends better.  The conversation was led by experts- … Read More

‘Zoonicorns’ inks co-production and distribution deal with Toonz Media Group
12:30 pm PDT 21/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

  Zoonicorn, multiplatform animated preschool brand featuring a Zooniverse of enchanting characters kids love, has teamed up with Toonz Media Group, for a development, co-production and distribution partnership to launch 52 seven minute episodes in 2021. Being one of the global leaders in the space of family entertainment, the new 3D CGI content will be distributed for the worldwide TV and digital marketplace by Toonz.  Commenting on this collaboration, Zoonicorn creator Mark Lubratt said, “It has been so important for … Read More

‘Star Wars’ is now streaming towards its finale with ‘The Clone Wars’
11:30 am PDT 21/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns for what’s being called as its seventh and final season, adding further ammunition to a new quadrant of the studio’s universe on the streaming service Disney+. When Disney purchased Lucasfilm, Star Wars: The Clone Wars was cancelled, with Star Wars Rebels succeeding it on Disney XD. The remaining completed episodes of The Clone Wars eventually made their way to Netflix as the sixth season, where they stayed until the launch of Disney+. A few … Read More

Mill film turns the VFX wheel to notch up the horror quotient in ‘The Turning’
7:00 pm PDT 20/02/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Director Floria Sigismondi’s The Turning is a haunted-house thriller based on a mysterious estate in the Maine countryside. The movie produced by DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment, is based on Henry James’ landmark novella The Turn of the Screw, and stars Mackenzie Davis (Terminator: Dark Fate), Finn Wolfhard (Netflix’s Stranger Things), Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project), and Joely Richardson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). The visual effects of the movie done by Mill Film lead by VFX supervisor Aymeric … Read More

Coronavirus significantly hampers the cosplay and anime culture
5:30 pm PDT 20/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The very famous Nippombashi Street Festa which regularly draws over 200,000 people will not be able to do so this year. Japan has a lot of cosplay events, but few can match the scale of Osaka’s Nippombashi Street Festa. The event’s organisers have sent out a notice that this year’s Street Festa, which was scheduled to take place on 15 March, has been cancelled. Japan’s number of confirmed infections still trails far, far behind China’s, but the Japanese government has … Read More

Singapore Sports Hub unveils Asia’s first 24×7 esports training facility
5:26 pm PDT 20/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Singapore Sports Hub, a public-private partnership project between the Singapore government and SportsHub Pte Ltd, has announced the launch of an esports training facility in preparation of Singapore’s participation in the 2019 SEA Games. The training facility will be operated in partnership with Team Flash, a locally owned esports organisation featuring five professional teams across Southeast Asia, and plans to run regular workshops and community activations. The project management firm launched Asia’s first 24×7 Esports training facility named The Gym. The Gym … Read More

Exclusive: Recent projects worked upon by One Life Studios
5:00 pm PDT 20/02/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Swastik Productions’ VFX wing One Life Studios have been working their VFX magic on a slew of content over the past couple of months. Renowned for larger than life visually appealing shows, Swastik Productions has delivered shows like Mahabharat, Karmaphal Daata Shani  Mahakali, Porus and recently RadhaKrishn and Chandragupta Maurya.   RadhaKrishn, their outing in the mythological genre, which had opened up to tremendous response had swept awards back to back. The beautiful calendar art, the imagery and the grandeur of the show had even garnered praise … Read More

Sony head wants ‘Spider-Man’ to be a part of the Marvel Universe
4:30 pm PDT 20/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

After striking an unprecedented agreement to share the movie rights to the web-slinger in early 2015, Sony and Disney’s partnership hit a snag last summer. But Sony chairman Tom Rothman wants to continue the studio’s deal with Disney and keep Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Both Rothman and Disney head Alan Horn participated in a recent THR studio executive roundtable where the Sony-Disney Spider-Man deal was discussed.The duo was asked if the partnership could continue beyond Homecoming 3 and … Read More