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Presenting India’s largest kids’ conglomeration : KAM Summit and ANN Awards
6:00 pm PDT 15/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Kids’ content ecosystem has been on an all-time high with a multiplicity of brands and developers rushing to tap into the market. There has been an unprecedented rise in the consumption of kids’ content over the last couple of years.  The upward spurt in viewership in the kid’s category has been due to the animated IP rush which enabled the numbers to rise from average 499 GRP to 550 GRP in the last year. According to the recently launched FICCI … Read More

Animation industry leaders to gather in Ottawa
3:00 pm PDT 15/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The 2019 editions of the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) and The Animation Conference (TAC) are fast-approaching. These annual events bring industry leaders from around the globe to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to celebrate the unique and evolving medium of animation. The OIAF, taking place September 25 to 29, is the largest animation festival in North America and the second-largest animation festival in the world. As such, it showcases cutting-edge and thought-provoking work from the world’s most prominent and game-changing animators. … Read More

Private Division and V1 Interactive announce ‘Disintegration’, an upcoming sci-fi FPS
1:00 pm PDT 15/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Private Division and V1 Interactive have announced Disintegration, an upcoming sci-fi, first-person shooter that will be fully unveiled next month at Gamescom 2019. Disintegration is the debut title from V1 Interactive, the independent development studio co-founded in 2014 by Marcus Lehto, former creative director at Bungie and co-creator of Halo. “The opportunity to create not only a new game but this entire studio has been exhilarating. It is great to be able to share what this amazing team has been working on, and we can’t wait to … Read More

Activision and Infinity Ward to roll out new generation of ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’
12:00 pm PDT 15/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Activision and Infinity Ward will reveal a new generation of the multiplayer universe of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on  1 August. Recently named Best Online Multiplayer by Game Critics Awards Best of E3 2019, Modern Warfare multiplayer delivers a game-changing online experience. As players enlist in the heart-racing Modern Warfare story, multiplayer continues the experience as players head online into the ultimate playground for the global balance of power. Featuring unified progression across modes, Modern Warfare seeks to unite the community with plans to support cross-play … Read More

Disney’s next live-action remake – ‘Pocahontas’
5:00 pm PDT 13/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Seems like Disney can’t have enough of live-action remakes! With The Lion King going to be released just round the corner on 19 July, as sources report, next up on the list of live-action remakes appears to be Pocahontas.  The Academy Award-winning 1995 film is a special one on Disney timeline and was met with mixed reviews from critics and fans alike. While the animation and music was praised, many people raised eyebrows to the movie’s plot and racial overtones. … Read More

The Colonie hires Ashley Lee to expand its design department capabilities
2:00 pm PDT 13/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The Colonie has brought in motion designer and 3D artist Ashley Lee to its full-service editorial and post-production company’s staff.  Lee joins the motion design department’s growing talent roster, further expanding its formidable motion graphics design and animation offerings while taking its 3D capabilities to the next level. Lee’s new position at The Colonie follows a two-year stint at We Are Unlimited. Her experience in animating and crafting motion design content tailored to a variety of online platforms for the … Read More

Red Bull takes over Willis Tower for ‘Halo Rise Till Dawn Tournament’ this weekend
11:00 am PDT 13/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Red Bull is bringing back Red Bull Rise Till Dawn this weekend, for an epic Halo 3 tournament in partnership with 343 Industries’ HCS Grassroots program.  From sundown to sunrise, 200 players will compete in a special dusk-till-dawn Halo 3 2v2 team tournament with the chance to win the grand prize of $10,000. Halo and esports fans can tune-in and catch the live action on both Mixer and Twitch on 13 July beginning at 9:30 pm ET / 6:30 pm … Read More

Archangel’s dives into the RPG genre with ‘Bleak Faith’
7:00 pm PDT 12/07/2019 By Poonam Mondal

The RPG market is growing each year by leaps and bounds with the rise of players’ interests and diverse availability of the RPGs. With the rapid inflow of revenue towards the RPG market, developers are making a beeline in a bid to explore this genre by creating a variety of new games. Bleak Faith is an upcoming third-person open-world survival horror action RPG whose developers recently revealed the sneak-peek of the game for the kick-starter campaign.In conversation with Animationxpress, Archangel … Read More

Budget 2019 points at further opening up of FDI in AVGC sector; industry reacts
6:00 pm PDT 12/07/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

The media and entertainment (M&E) sector in India is growing by leaps and bounds, which also reflects the growth of the Indian economy. The M&E sector grows with the economy albeit at a higher pace, and its medium term outlook is bright. Favourable demographics, a rise in consumer income and a huge demand for knowledge, escapism, news and sports aided the growth of the sector in the country. In the recent announced budget, to attract more global investment, the Government … Read More

History revisited and recreated through stunning animation in Bengali film ‘Durgeshgorer Guptodhon’
5:00 pm PDT 11/07/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

Animation has created a stir all over the country and the sector is growing with every passing day and by 2021, the sector is expected to reach a size of Rs. 24.4 billion. This medium is also becoming quite prominent in the regional space. Recently, Bengali feature film Durgeshgorer Guptodhon depicted the rich history of Bengal through beautiful animation at the beginning, to set the tone of the film. The animated clip narrates the times before and after the Battle … Read More

HyperX to distribute gaming supplies at the upcoming Red Bull Rise Till Dawn esports tournament
4:00 pm PDT 11/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

HyperX, has announced their partnership with Red Bull esports tournaments and events in 2019, beginning with the Red Bull Rise Till Dawn event, being held in Chicago on 13 July. HyperX will be the exclusive supplier of headsets, keyboards, mice, mouse pads, DRAM and SSD for the 2019 Red Bull esports tournaments and events. HyperX will also be providing products for the Red Bull Esports Arena in Santa Monica and providing products to Red Bull athletes and key players. “HyperX is … Read More

Esports for everyone: MegaFans targets female gamers
3:00 pm PDT 11/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Female gamers are the most loyal and highest-spending block of gamers in egaming, yet for years they’ve gone mostly ignored in the industry. MegaFans, a mobile gaming startup and esports engine, aims to correct this disparity and bring more inclusivity to esports. In a recent blog article on the topic of female gamers, MegaFans’ co-founder, Jeff Donnelley broke down some astonishing numbers about female representation and purchasing power. Despite some common assumptions, statistics show that female gamers make up 55 per cent of … Read More