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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


‘Sherlock’ co-creator Mark Gatiss to be seen at Comic Con in Mumbai
1:15 pm PDT 19/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Comic Con India has announced that Mark Gatiss, the co-creator and executive producer of BBC’s show ‘Sherlock’, will be attending Mumbai Film and Comic Con 2014. This is for the first time ever that Comic Con India is bringing in an international actor as a special guest. The convention will take place at Bombay Exhibition Centre from December 19-21, between 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. Gatiss has a career as a writer and producer behind the camera, as well as … Read More


Virat Kohli launches his 3D animated avtar, website and logo
1:30 pm PDT 18/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

India’s batsman Virat Kohli who has moved to second place in the ICC ODI rankings following his impressive batting show in India’s 5-0 series win over Sri Lanka, has on Monday launched his 3D animated character, website and logo. Kohli at the launch said, “My super hero avtar can fight monsters like Spiderman and Superman. I don’t think I can do that. I will be very happy to see how he does that.” “3D animation series very exciting, kids will … Read More


Hasbro appoints Stephen Davis as chief content officer
7:00 pm PDT 17/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Hasbro, a global branded play company, has announced the appointment of Stephen Davis to the newly created role of executive VP, chief content officer, effective immediately. In this new role, Davis will be responsible for developing content for Hasbro’s brands across multiple platforms, reporting to Hasbro Brands president John Frascotti. He will retain oversight of the company’s Los Angeles-based Hasbro Studios, the global licensing and publishing teams, in-house commercial production at Cakemix Studios and he will manage Hasbro’s ongoing interest … Read More


Glen Larson passes away at 77
5:30 pm PDT 17/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Glen A. Larson, the writer and producer behind well-known TV series such as the original “Battlestar Galactica,” ”Knight Rider,” ”Magnum, P.I.” and “Quincy, M.E.,” has died. He was 77. Larson died at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center on Friday night of complications from esophageal cancer. Glen Larson, also an accomplished singer and composer, was a powerhouse in the television landscape in the 1970s and 1980s. He also co-composed the theme songs for some of his hits, including … Read More


PM Modi expands his cabinet team; Prakash Javadekar loses I&B chair to Arun Jaitley
10:30 am PDT 10/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Prime Minister Narendra Modi left the portfolios of a select few top important ministers untouched, while he re-juggled the portfolios of most others and distributed their extra ministries to newcomers, with Arun Jaitley being expectedly divested of defence, but surprisingly being given the Information and Broadcasting ministry instead. Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley, who had been given the daunting responsibility of looking after the defence portfolio earlier, was finally given some relief with Manohar Parrikar getting the … Read More


Sanjay Baweja from Tata Communications carts over to Flipkart as CFO
12:15 pm PDT 06/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

E-commerce giant Flipkart has recently announced the appointment of Sanjay Baweja as its new Chief Financial Officier (CFO). Baweja was previously working in Tata Communications as its Global CFO. In his new role he will be responsible for Flipkart’s revenue growth and increase profitability; along with handling acquisitions made by the company recently. “Sanjay brings with him a rich experience of running financial set-ups across large and diverse organisations. His impressive background of successfully structuring the financial strategy of market … Read More


Emily Whinnett announced as the director of programs at Soho Square
11:45 am PDT 06/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Former Chapman Entertainment director of production and development Emily Whinnett has joined new London-based kids and family-focused production company Soho Square Productions as its director of programs. Calling on her 13-plus years of experience in kids’ TV, Whinnett will oversee production and IP development on all shows, including kids’ CG animation and live-action, documentaries and drama. She will be reporting to studio co-founders Kim Goody and Alan Coates. Whinnett has earned over her career awards and nominations from groups like BAFTA, Royal … Read More


VooDooPC founder Rahul Sood ventures out of Microsoft Ventures to set-up his own
1:30 pm PDT 05/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Rahul Sood, an ex- general manager at Microsoft Ventures, an incubator for start-up companies with base across Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, London, Paris, Redmond and Tel-Aviv has resigned from the company to start his own firm called Unikrn. Sood found VooDooPC, a customised gaming PC based in Canada which was purchased by HP in 2006, where Sood worked as a CTO of global gaming and then joined Microsoft to head Bing Fund which went on to become Microsoft Ventures. “I basically … Read More