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Star India appoints former Marico CMO Anuradha Aggarwal 
4:00 pm PDT 31/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Former Marico CMO Anuradha Aggarwal has been appointed by Star India to head the English, infotainment and kids cluster to join the Disney-Star merger. A senior source close to the development confirmed that she is set to join next month, and it is going to be her first stint in the broadcast industry. As per media reports, Aggarwal left Marico last October and has almost two decades of experience in marketing in the FMCG category. Aggarwal started her professional career … Read More

Hero from the ‘Dragon Quest’ series joins ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’
3:00 pm PDT 31/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Hero from the Dragon Quest series enters the battle as a new playable fighter in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game for the Nintendo Switch system. In a new video, Nintendo not only showcased the Hero in action, but also unveiled the Yggdrasil’s Altar stage and several orchestrated music tracks from classic Dragon Quest games coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. All of this new content will be available to players who own the fighters pass or purchase challenger pack 2 separately. “With … Read More

Entry submission date for ANN Awards 2019 extended
2:00 pm PDT 31/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

With the Indian animation industry creating world-class content, Animation Xpress finds it to be the perfect hour to honour the names behind the amazing animated content being produced. ANN Awards, India’s largest full-scale awards in animation and all its aspects, is an attempt to award excellence in the field. In the light of the influx of entries and the echoing demand of participants to send more, Animation Xpress has extended the dates of entry-submissions till 5th august 2019. To be … Read More

EA and Respawn announce the ‘Apex Legends’ Preseason Invitational esports tournament
1:00 pm PDT 31/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Electronic Arts (EA) and Respawn Entertainment announced the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational, a large scale esports tournament featuring the collection of competitive talent ever for an Apex Legends event. Held 13 to 15 September in Kraków, Poland, 80 teams (three players per team) from around the world will compete in a bracketed tournament for a prize pool of US$500,000. “When we started the EA Competitive Gaming Division, we had the vision to make stars of all our players as we … Read More

Presenting India’s largest kids’ summit: KAM Summit and ANN Awards
11:00 am PDT 31/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Kids’ content ecosystem has been hitting an inflection point, making inroads into the high-value entertainment sector with top brands, animators and filmmakers vying to build on millions of bright and eager eyeballs. The growth trajectory is also further consolidated by both the consumption as well as the animated IP rush which have shot the numbers from average 499 GRP to 550 GRP in the last year. According to the recently launched FICCI EY report, animation segment is estimated to reach … Read More

Sony YAY! announces massive outreach program and fun campaign – ‘Laughter Raja’
6:00 pm PDT 30/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Schools have begun after summer vacation and it is time to go back and reunite with friends. Kids channel Sony YAY! has taken this opportunity for introducing a new campaign, ‘Laughter Raja’. In one of the largest on-ground initiatives, the three-month fun campaign will see the channel cover around 500 schools across 26 cities, where YAY! toons Honey-Bunny will welcome their young fans into the new academic session. The hilarious feline duo Honey and Bunny are in a race to … Read More

SonyLIV strengthens global outreach; forays into the Middle East
5:00 pm PDT 30/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

India’s first premium video on demand (VOD) service, SonyLIV is intensifying its global by foraying its footprint into Middle East. Launched in 2013, SonyLIV recently crossed the 100MN app downloads milestone on Play store in India and currently caters to over 70 million MAUs (Monthly Active Users). Bringing quality content tailor-made for the local audience and South Asian diaspora in the region, over 70 popular shows from Sony Pictures Networks India’s (SPN) rich content library and over 1500 movies will … Read More

Dragonfly to release ‘Special Force VR: Infinity War’ in August on STEAM
3:00 pm PDT 30/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Special Force is a first-person shooter game that was originally released on PC in 2004 and has been serviced more than 10 years in over 70 countries. Its newest VR version will be on STEAM soon. Special Force VR: Infinity War, a new VR game that brings the storyline from its original IP, Special Force, will be in an early-access release on STEAM on August 2019. Dragonfly, the game developer and distributor for its worldwide release, has been cooperating with … Read More

State Government of West Bengal partners with MAKAUT to set up animation academy
1:00 pm PDT 30/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The State Government of West Bengal has announced to set up a Centre of Excellence on Innovation at Salt Lake Sector V which will be dedicated to cutting edge emerging technologies, with special focus on animation. 1.5-acre plot at DP Block has been allocated for the centre and the design is ready. This news was announced by the Finance, Information and Technology minister Amit Mitra recently at a knowledge workshop on animation, VFX and gaming organised by Webel, a nodal … Read More

‘Fortnite’ World Cup sees US teenager win $3 million prize money
12:00 pm PDT 30/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

A 16-year-old US teenager has won a record-breaking $3million to become world champion of the computer game Fortnite. The Pennsylvania-based Kyle Giersdorf managed to beat over 100 other players on the battle royale game. He became the champion of the first-ever Fortnite World Cup. The esports tournament saw the largest-ever prize pool in the history of competitive gaming: $30 million. Over 40 million gamers took part in the 10-week qualifiers, including representatives from more than 30 different nations in the finals. Playing … Read More

Kaspersky associates with ILG to connect with gaming community
11:00 am PDT 30/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Global cybersecurity brand, Kaspersky, has announced its association with ILG (Indian LAN Gaming) to connect with the gaming community to showcase their home security solutions which are curated especially for gaming pros that spend continuous hours online, thus exposing themselves to numerous online threats. “According to a recent KPMG report, India recorded a whopping 250 million online gamers in 2018, which is a 10-time spike from 25 million in 2010. The online gaming industry is expected to generate revenue of … Read More

PMCO: ‘Top Esports’ team claims the champion’s spot
10:00 am PDT 30/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The PUBG Mobile Club Open (PMCO) tournament is now over China’s Top Esports team took home the championship in the inaugural PMCO Spring Split Global Finals in Berlin. The victors outplayed 15 other teams from North America, Europe, Asia and South America with a total of 344 points to earn the top cash prize of $180,000 and a limited edition BAPE X PUBG Mobile PMCO Champion Outfit. X-QUEST F from China came in second place, earning $90,000 and ELITE GAMING … Read More