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INDIA LICENSING EXPO (ILE) 2019 was an enriching experience of brand growth and opportunities
2:00 pm PDT 09/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The INDIA LICENSING EXPO (ILE) 2019 continued to provide the country’s largest brand licensing platform that collates opportunities, knowledge, recognition and veterans under one roof.  Organised by License India, the third edition of ILE saw an enriching conglomeration of stalwarts shedding insightful inputs on global brands, retail, manufactures, licensing and merchandising, agents and influencers, for two days, 8 and 9 July, of relationship building, deal making and trend spotting. The first day of ILE 2019 was an eventful one with … Read More

VIEW 2019 will have speakers from animated films, gaming industry and more
1:00 pm PDT 09/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Speakers from live-action and animated feature films, broadcast television, and games highlight a growing roster for the curated digital media conference, VIEW 2019, to be held in Torino, Italy from 21 to 25 October. “I’m delighted to announce that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse director Peter Ramsey will speak at VIEW 2019,” said conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez. “Also among our great speakers this year is Siobhan Reddy from game industry, and Sergio Pablos who is creating a 2D animated feature in Madrid for Netflix. We’ll see Image Engine’s dragons in Game of Thrones, Spencer Cook’s Godzilla animation, Todd Sue’s art direction for … Read More

Bublar releases new trailer for the AR location-based MMORPG ‘Otherworld Heroes’
12:00 pm PDT 09/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Augmented reality gaming studio Bublar Group has released the new trailer for the fantasy-based mobile game Otherworld Heroes . Bublar’s proprietary MMO-platform, 3D maps and a unique game concept are the pillars of this real-world AR-game production. All players share the same game world, where fantasy is mixed with reality. Otherworld Heroes is a location-based mobile game, played outdoors, and uses the phone’s GPS- location to navigate in-game. The platform allows players to join forces all around the world in one shared game world. In Otherworld … Read More

BARC India to start reporting viewership from free and pay platforms
7:00 pm PDT 08/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

BARC India, has announced that it would start reporting viewership from free & pay platforms separately starting week 27 (29 June to 5 July). The systems at BARC India always evolve basis feedback from the industry. In the past  four years, BARC India has enabled granular reporting cuts basis feedback from various stakeholders to better understand viewership habits. The new Pay and Free platform variable will be offered over and above the current Urban and Rural cuts that are reported by BARC India. … Read More

One Take Media Co acquires 3D animation show ‘Nori–Roller Coaster Boy’
6:00 pm PDT 08/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

One Take Media Co (OTMC) expands its catalogue with the acquisition of Nori– Roller Coaster Boy from Xrisp, South Korea. OTMC has more than 2000 hours of kid’s content which includes series like Jungle Book, Simba the Lion, Kids Animated Movies. The acquired rights includes for broadcast, OTT and Value Added Services. The 3D animated series has done well worldwide and we look forward to giving new and existing adventures opportunity to kids. Nori– Roller Coaster Boy is a story … Read More

World’s Fastest Gamer season two launches with biggest prize pool in esports racing
4:31 pm PDT 08/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

World’s Fastest Gamer season two will bring together ten of the fastest esports racers on the planet to battle it out to win a year of racing for real at some of the world’s most iconic circuits. The winner will become a professional driver and race Aston Martins with R-Motorsport at iconic circuits including Monza, Paul Ricard, Brands Hatch, Nurburgring, and in the Spa-Francorchamps and Daytona 24 hours. Eight finalists come from the biggest esports racing championships of 2019. Two … Read More

Smilegate launches two VR games ‘Focus on You’ and ‘Rogan: The Thief in the Castle’
3:00 pm PDT 08/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Smilegate Entertainment has officially launched its dating adventure VR game, FOCUS on YOU and stealth action adventure VR game, ROGAN: The Thief in the Castle. FOCUS on YOU is a VR game in which player, as a high school student fond of photography, can go on a date with the female character Han Yua at virtual places including a cafe, school, and resort area, enjoying various activities such as photo shoot together. The VR game differentiates itself with others by … Read More

Disney releases the first trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of ‘Mulan’
2:00 pm PDT 08/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney released the first trailer for its upcoming live-action version of Mulan during today’s Women’s World Cup final, showing off a sweeping adventure flick set in China’s Han dynasty. Mulan’s horse Khan also makes a short appearance at the beginning of the video, which features a classic conversation between Mulan and her parents. Directed by Niki Caro (The Zookeeper’s Wife), the live-action Mulan will see Chinese actress Liu Yifei also known as Crystal Liu, will play the title role and … Read More

Cosmos-Maya’s ‘ViR: The Robot Boy’ and Alexa are the new artificially intelligent best friends
12:00 pm PDT 08/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

With the new Amazon Echo Show, young viewers can now watch their favorite ViR: The Robot Boy episodes using nothing but their voice. Cosmos-Maya’s recent skill for Amazon Alexa is indicative of its 360-degree-presence approach. Amazon India Alexa Skills country manager Dilip R.S. said, “Many customers have shared that their kids love engaging with Alexa. ViR: The Robot Boy is one of the most successful Indian shows and we are happy to have its presence on the Echo Show.” Young viewers can … Read More

#FeatureFriday: Things a game designer should keep in mind while designing a game
7:00 pm PDT 05/07/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Game designing? Sounds like fun! That’s the reply a game designer gets from others when they say that they design games for a living. The reply can be interpreted into two different ways either the one who is giving reply think game designing is child’s play or they are still far away from the reality that game designing is a viable career option today. Game designing jobs can be, in fact, one of the most rewarding jobs in the industry … Read More

Girgit Studios’ animated short, ’09: 09 F’ to be screened in Rio de Janeiro
5:30 pm PDT 05/07/2019 By Yugandhara Shete

Girgit Studios’ animated short titled 09: 09 F is selected officially at Anima Mundi, the second biggest animation festivals in the world and one of the Academy awards qualifier festivals. This year the festival will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 17 to 21 July. ” Our work getting screened in front of animation enthusiasts and professionals at this festival and knowing that it’s the only film from India is a really big deal. We are eager to see … Read More

Netflix confirms the number of episodes for the Vertigo Comics adaptation ‘The Sandman’
2:00 pm PDT 05/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Earlier this week, it was revealed that DC/Vertigo Comics series The Sandman is turning into a live-action adaption at Netflix, and that the streaming giant has signed a multi-million dollar deal with Warner Bros. for its production. However, no details about it’s script or the number of episodes emerged. But Neil Gaiman, the award-winning writer who penned the comic series and who will now serve as the executive producer as well as co-write the adaptation, took to Twitter soon after … Read More