Kim Verbon joins Games2win on its board of advisors
2:00 pm PDT 16/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Games2win, a global casual games company has roped in Kim Verbon in the company’s board of advisors.  It has over 47 million mobile game downloads. Kim is a global casual games expert with an expertise in conceptualising, visualizing, designing and producing games for teen and tween girls. She lives in Netherlands. For over seven years, she has been associated with Spil Games, one of the largest Casual Games Company as an independent consultant lastly. There she designed and executed more … Read More

Ralph Baer – The Father of Video Games dies at 92
1:00 pm PDT 08/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Ralph Henry Baer, better known as ‘The Father of Video Games’ has passed away at age of 92. He was named so because of his early development of the video game console back in 1966. Ralph first had an idea when he was working for a television company in 1951, and asked his boss if he could integrate a game playing feature into the set. The boss flatly refused and asked him to complete work on the television set as … Read More

‘The Last of Us’ Art Director Nate Wells joins ‘Tomb Raider’ Studio Crystal Dynamics
6:00 pm PDT 04/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Former art director at Naughty Dog, Nate Wells has joined Crystal Dynamics, the studio behind the Tomb Raider franchise, according to his tweet. Wells was working at Giant Sparrow and departed after spending roughly eight months with The Unfinished Swan developer. The art director previously worked at Irrational Games for 13 years before leaving the studio for Naughty Dog to create the critically acclaimed game The Last of Us. It is not known if Wells will be working on the new Tomb … Read More

Subroto Das vacates chair as WD – director India & South Asia; Khwaja Saifuddin to step-in as interim director
7:00 pm PDT 03/12/2014 By Sidharth Iyer

The big boss at WD India – Subroto Das – has called it quits, and is currently serving his notice period at the organization. With over 24 years of business incubation, enterprise & SMB sales, product marketing, distribution management (including Retail and E-Commerce) and country management experience in the IT industry, based out of India and Australia, Subroto was a valued asset for WD. Under his purview he was in-charge of leading the India and South Asia team for components … Read More

Greg Talmage Joins Blur as Executive Producer
10:30 am PDT 03/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Animation, VFX and design company Blur Studio has got on board Greg Talmage as Executive Producer. An entrepreneur with over 15 years experience in creative services, Talmage joins the studio from Iron Claw, an Emmy-winning production company he co-founded in 2008. Talmage will help guide the studio’s growth in games, commercials, VFX and film projects, and drive opportunities for Blur’s emerging pool of directors. The studio has also promoted three long-time artists to leadership roles within the company. Directive Dave … Read More

Stephen Fry and Richard Osman Join ‘Danger Mouse’ Cast
10:00 am PDT 03/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Comedian, actor and presenter Stephen Fry and Pointless star Richard Osman will be lending their vocal talents to the eagerly awaited new animated iteration of Danger Mouse, coming to CBBC in the UK next year. Fry will voice croquet-loving chinchilla Colonel K, while Osman will play jellyfish genius Prof. Strontium Jellyfishowitz. Fry’s character is an elderly chinchilla and unflappable anchor of the British Secret Service. In addition to being Danger Mouse’s boss, he is also Chairman of the Willesden Green Amateur Flower Arranging … Read More

Japan Xbox GM resigns from the post due to poor sales in the country
3:00 pm PDT 01/12/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Takashi Sensui, Xbox general manager in Japan has allegedly quit his post due to dismal sales of the Microsoft console in the Land of Rising Sun. The numbers are nowhere close to its rivals Sony’s PlayStation 4. Since its launch in September this year, the consoles sales have been grim with Xbox One managing less than 40,000 units in the first three month of which 23,000 units were sold in the first week itself. These numbers are a miniscule as … Read More

Comic Legend Mel Brooks to Voice Dracula’s Father In ‘Hotel Transylvania 2′
1:00 pm PDT 27/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony Pictures Animation today announced the casting of Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning writer, director, performer, composer and producer Mel Brooks in the sequel to the 2012 worldwide hit, Hotel Transylvania 2. Brooks has been cast in the role of Vlad, the ancient, undead and incredibly grumpy father to Dracula (Adam Sandler). Dracula, Mavis, Jonathan and all of their monster friends are back in the brand new comedy adventure:  when the old-old-old-fashioned vampire Vlad arrives at the hotel for an impromptu family … Read More

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma to invest more in India following PM Modi’s speech
6:00 pm PDT 26/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s Founder and executive chairman, Jack Ma today spoke at an event organized by FICCI – India’s trade body – and proposed to invest more into Indian businesses and help entrepreneurs. Alibaba who got listed in September in an IPO ranks as the world’s biggest at $25 billion, making Ma the richest man in Asia with wealth of more than $20 billion. “I myself commit that we will invest more in India, work with Indian entrepreneurs, India … Read More

Michelle MacLaren first woman to helm movie based on comics
2:00 pm PDT 25/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Canadian director and producer Michelle MacLaren, best known for her work on shows like Breaking Bad, The X-files and Game of Thrones is all set to develop and direct Warner Bros’ Wonder Woman, starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will also make her debut as the female superhero in 2016′s Batman Versus Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Michelle has become the first female director to helm a major comic book-based movie. She was an executive producer of Breaking Bad and co-executive … Read More

Maya Digital Studios looks to expand its 2D animation team; heads to Hyderabad to scout for fresh talent
1:00 pm PDT 25/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The Mumbai based animation studio is certainly spreading its wings wide to soar higher. The studio is scouting for fresh talent for its recent focus into the 2D animation realm with ‘Kisna’ that airs on Discovery Kids, and an upcoming 2D venture with Disney Channel India set to go on air next year. The studio also has a stronghold on the 3D space with ‘Motu Patlu’ which airs on Nick and ‘Vir The Robot’ on Hungama. “The idea is very … Read More

SanDisk’s Dr. Eli Harari Receives United States’ Highest Honor for Scientific Achievement and Innovation at White House Ceremony
10:30 am PDT 22/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, recently announced that Dr. Eli Harari, co-founder, and retired chairman and chief executive officer of SanDisk, was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by the National Science Foundation for his significant contributions towards the development and proliferation of flash memory. The award represents the nation’s highest honor for advancing science and technology by recognizing those who have made lasting contributions that have created a greater understanding of the world and improved the … Read More

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