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‘Game of Thrones’ prequel is all set to be filmed in Italy this month
1:00 pm PDT 05/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

It’s only been a few months since Game of Thrones ended, leading to mixed reactions. But it seems like Game of Thones fever has only started to blaze through the OTT space. Reports from IlMessaggero and HNEntertainment suggest that the upcoming Thrones prequel series is all geared up to begin filming on the Italian coast sometime in the space of next month. HNEntertainment claims that production will start in mid-July, after filming in Northern Island wraps up on 10 July. As of now, all we know about the … Read More

Sony YAY! and Gelato Italiano partners for new treats this summer
12:00 pm PDT 05/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The vacation season just got more mouth-watering! Popular kids entertainment channel Sony YAY! Has teamed up with Gelato Italiano to introduce two special flavours of the month across 12 cities in India. Fans can find delight with the flavour of Silk Chocolate in its every bite, just like KickO and Super SpeedO’s fights. The feline twin delights from Honey Bunny ka Jholmaal inspire a flavour that is undoubtedly the king of summer desserts, ‘Mango Ka Jholmaal’. These popular duos and … Read More

IIM Calcutta presents a report on BARC India’s TV panel size
11:00 am PDT 05/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

BARC India has joined hands with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, one of the country’s premier management education institutes, to curate a report on BARC India’s TV panel sample sizes. The report presented to BARC India summarises the review, analysis, and recommendations for the sample design of BARC India’s panel. On sample sizes in general, the report states that an ideal sample size depends on many factors and, “there is no unique nor ideal solution”. Instead, sample size should … Read More

NVIDIA launches GeForce RTX SUPER series
7:00 pm PDT 04/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

NVIDIA has supercharged its lineup of gaming GPUs by introducing GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER and GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER — aims to deliver best-in-class gaming performance and real-time ray tracing for today’s next-generation games. The result of nearly a year of architectural and process optimisations, the new GeForce RTX SUPER GPUs deliver the fastest gaming performance and the best power efficiency of any gaming GPU in their class. They also offer gamers an uncompromised combination of the … Read More

Marvel Games panel at San Diego Comic Con 2019 to reveal bag full of surprises
5:00 pm PDT 04/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

In the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the show’s panels include a synopsis of the Marvel Gaming panel — and it seems a line of surprises are planned for it. Hoping that being one of the year’s Comic-Con events it will yield some cool gaming news alongside all the talk about movies, comics, and film. Typically, fans are left wanting, but San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is going to be flush with gaming content. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Marvel’s Iron Man VR, … Read More

Disney launches new pictures and featurette of voice talents with their characters from ‘The Lion King’
3:00 pm PDT 04/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney launched the new portraits of the characters from The Lion King alongside the actors who are voicing them, and they are extraordinary, helping in building excitement for the film. The images see Donald Glover with Simba; Beyoncé Knowles-Carter with Nala; John Oliver, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner with Zazu, Pumbaa and Timon; Chiwetel Ejiofor with Scar; Alfre Woodard with Sarabi; Eric André, Florence Kasumba and Keegan-Michael Key with hyenas Azizi, Shenzi and Kamari; and Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD … Read More

Build-A-Bear rolls out new collection of ‘The Lion King’ furry friends, outfits and accessories
1:00 pm PDT 04/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Build-A-Bear has announced the launch of a wildly adorable new collection of Disney The Lion King furry friends, outfits and accessories based on the all-new adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King, in theatres 19 July! Fans can join the lion pride by making their own Disney The Lion King furry friend in the Workshop, with special activities and photo ops along the way—or shop the collection online. This is the first time that Disney The Lion King plush are being offered at Build-A-Bear … Read More

Chapeau FX expands operations and renames to Chapeau Studios
10:00 pm PDT 03/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Los Angeles-based VFX/animation company Chapeau FX has rechristened itself to Chapeau Studio, as it expanded it’s core visual effects and animation team. Now heading Chapeau Studios are founders Ben Looram and Karuna Venter, along with creative director/partner Lauren Mayer-Beug, head of creative content development Jesse Hoy, head of film/video production José Nuñez, and business strategist Chris Gunn. “In many ways, Chapeau Studios is a natural progression of what we’ve built with Chapeau FX,” managing partner and design director Karuna Venter … Read More

‘2.0’ and ‘Baahubali’ fame VFX veteran Shrinivas Mohan joins Oscars
6:00 pm PDT 03/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The Oscars Awards are known as one of the most significant events of World Cinema, as fans of cinema wait with anticipation to see the winners. Keeping in mind the recent criticism, The Academy has decided to diversify its approach in selecting jury members. Happy to share the news, I am now a member of the @TheAcademy — srinivas mohan Vfx (@srinivas_mohan) July 2, 2019 The recent addition from India, more accurately Tamil cinema is Srinivas Mohan, the visual effects supervisor of big-budget sagas like director Shankar’s … Read More

‘Dota 2’ TI9 breaks the esports historic record with highest prize pool
5:00 pm PDT 03/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The International 9, the Dota 2 esports tournament has shaken the industry as it managed to eclipse the record with the highest amount of prize pool of $24,000,545. At the time of writing the current prize pool sits at $25,702,092, with $24,102,092 of that coming from crowdfunding, and the other $1,600,000 being the base prize pool from Valve. This beats last year’s total of $25,532,177 by more than a few dollars, and this year’s total will only rise as there is still time for … Read More

SIGGRAPH 2019 to tackle facial animation, AI, ethics in games and more
4:00 pm PDT 03/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

SIGGRAPH 2019 announces real-time live and games programming for the upcoming conference in L.A., which will shine a light on topics including but not limited to facial animation, AI, ethics, and the future of real-time production. In addition, Il Divino: Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling in VR will debut at the show, powered by Unreal Engine. SIGGRAPH 2019 is set for 28 July to 1 August at the Los Angeles Convention Center. A fan-favourite, live event, showcases how essential real-time technology is and continues to … Read More

DHX Media appoints Stephanie Betts and Todd Brian to drive original animated content
3:00 pm PDT 03/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

DHX Media is pleased to announce that Stephanie Betts has been promoted to the role of executive vice president content, and will be responsible for development and production of DHX Media’s slate of original animated content, reporting to DHX Media president Josh Scherba. Betts applies her many years of experience in kids’ and family content, fostering, managing and expanding DHX Media’s animated content slate. Her expertise lies in building strong, creatively driven teams, and in developing series that kids around the … Read More