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Bublar opens beta test for upcoming mobile game ‘Otherworld Heroes’
9:00 am PDT 18/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Bublar Group today opens the second beta test of the mobile game Otherworld Heroes. The game is built on Bublar’s proprietary gaming platform and is the world’s first location-based MMORPG where players can both see and collaborate with each other on the map. Further development of Otherworld Heroes has been ongoing since the first beta test in April 2019 and in the fourth quarter the last major building blocks were completed for the beta test, which is now underway before … Read More

‘Please’, Indian animated music video on sexual abuse, nominated at the Oregon Short Film Festival 2020
9:30 pm PDT 17/02/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

There goes hardly a day when we don’t get to hear about any incident or news about violence against women. According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) released by the Union health ministry, every three women out of 10, has faced violence of various forms in India since the age of 15. In times when talks and writings about women empowerment is sky-high, women are facing visible and invisible forms of violence till date. Often ‘objectified’ or ‘thingified’, women … Read More

Indranil Roy – An illustrious and creative journey into visual effects filmcraft
8:30 pm PDT 17/02/2020 By Parth Kaushik

The projector played visuals as the crew associated with the projected formed a huddle. “This is not good,” said the director while switching off the projector with his remote. The lively room went ghost-quiet. After a pause, he scanned the studio-room full of crew members and jubilantly exclaimed, “This is very good! No one could tell it is CGI! In fact, I would like to tell them that I shot the scene at the location itself.” Expanding the landscape of … Read More

Studio of the Week | Plexus Motion
7:30 pm PDT 17/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Name : Plexus Motion About : Run by director duo Vijesh Rajan and Yashoda Parthasarthy, Plexus studio specialising in leading edge Visual Effects (VFX), seasoned Animation and carefully crafted Title Sequence Design. Plexus was initially conceived as a cloud based studio, as the permanent members were only two of them. They came up with a cloud-based pipeline for working with over 50 Indian and international freelance artists of various specialisations to meet their client’s animation and VFX requirements. Location : Mumbai Projects : Sacred Games … Read More

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ hauls $57 million over weekend
6:30 pm PDT 17/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Sonic the Hedgehog burst into theatres over the weekend, hauling in an estimated $57 million Friday through Sunday domestically, the highest opening of any video game movie adaption in film industry history. The record domestic debut was much higher than the $35 million to $45 million that analysts had projected. When the trailer for Paramount‘s new release first hit the Internet, it was met with widespread criticism, mostly due to its less-than-faithful depiction of the titular character, which enraged many … Read More

WonTolla Comix to release second edition of ‘Sleepsutra’ soon
5:30 pm PDT 17/02/2020 By Yugandhara Shete

WonTolla Comix’s first edition of Sleepsutra resonated with a large number of people, with the comic artist Chaitanya Modak getting messages from readers who  told him that it has helped them overcome sleep apnea to people who have identified with sleep patterns and incidences in the book congratulating him over depicting it exactly as it happens. Considering the positive response and love for sleep from various generations, Modak now is bringing to the readers a collection of 48 sleeps! The … Read More

Snapchat launches new game ‘Color Galaxy’
4:30 pm PDT 17/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Color Galaxy, a new game featuring Bitmoji has come to Snap Games and is available now. Developed by Gismart, the game  allows Snapchatters to invoke their inner galactic conquerer, in a fast-paced multiplayer game. “We’re thrilled to join the Snap Games platform and introduce players to the whimsical, customizable worlds of Color Galaxy. Tapping into Snap’s social features like Bitmoji avatars, Snippets, and augmented reality Lenses make it even easier for Snapchatters to connect with their friends and share fun moments … Read More

One Take Media Co. (OTMC) enters into the space of martial arts movies
3:30 pm PDT 17/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Martial arts films, which are also colloquially known as Karate or Kung Fu films, are a subgenre of action films that feature numerous martial arts fights between characters. These fights are usually the films’ primary appeal and entertainment value, and often are a method of storytelling and character expression and development.  Martial Arts are in demand across the world, and the fondness for such content is not just limited to the fans of Hollywood or Bollywood. Even the world of kids Animation has … Read More

Hyderabad unveils IMAGE Centre of Excellence for AVGC industry
2:15 pm PDT 17/02/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Hyderabad was one of the first cities to start animation along with Mumbai, Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram a few years ago and slowly it has expanded to VFX, Gaming and all others. It is one of the fastest-growing AVGC industry in India. Following the route in becoming the hub of AVGC excellence Government of Telangana, Telangana VFX, Animation and Gaming Association (TVAGA) has launched IMAGE Centre of Excellence (CoE) in animation, visual effects, gaming, CV and AI along with Software Technology Parks of … Read More

‘Tokyo Godfathers’ gets a new English dub cast
1:30 pm PDT 17/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

GKIDS has announced the English voice cast for the critically-acclaimed animated feature Tokyo Godfathers. Directed by Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Paprika), Tokyo Godfathers follows the story of three homeless characters during the holiday season as they attempt to figure out what to do when they find a newborn baby. As they try to find the baby’s mother, they undergo a series of misunderstandings and life or death scenarios that made the anime a classic tale, sitting among some of the … Read More

Award-winning animated short, ‘The Orchestra’ makes online debut
12:30 pm PDT 17/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Award-winning Australian short film, The Orchestra makes an online debut. Released in 2015, the film is directed by Mikey Hill, with the hand-animated piece, set in a world where tiny musical accompanists follow folks, playing the soundtrack of each person’s life — and introduces Vernon, a lonesome elderly man who always seems to strike the wrong note. The Orchestra was co-written by Jennifer Smith and Jamie Messenger, with Melanie Brunt of Feather Films as the producer. The short was developed and … Read More

Netflix’s first ‘Stranger Things 4’ trailer is out
11:00 am PDT 17/02/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The first teaser for Stranger Things 4, the upcoming fourth season of its breakout series, and it teases a shocking reappearance of a beloved character. Although the teaser doesn’t too disclose too much about the upcoming season, it seems as though the series is set to expand its footprints beyond the borders and feature Russia. Here’s the clip In 1980s Indiana, a group of young friends witness supernatural forces and secret government exploits. As they search for answers, the children unravel a series … Read More