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‘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


Ex-EA SVP Nick Earl joins Kabam as Studio President
1:15 pm PDT 04/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Nick Earl who was at EA for 13 years and recently promoted to be the SVP and GM of its mobile game division has ended his long standing association to join Kabam, an independent and fast growing mobile company as President of Worldwide Studio. Earl will now look after game development at the company and will oversee work of hundreds of game developers. He will be directly reporting to Kabam’s chief executive Kevin Chou. “Kabam is increasingly delivering console-quality game … Read More


Andy Rubin, the founder of Android leaving Google
5:00 pm PDT 01/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Founder and former head of Android Andy Rubin, is parting ways with Google to start an incubator for hardware start-ups. One of the most used mobileOs, Android now has more than a billion users connected through various mobile phone manufacturers. “I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next. With Android he created something truly remarkable – with a billion plus happy users. Thank you”, said Google CEO Larry Page. The move shouldn’t distress Google or Android as … Read More


Kelly Kulchak announced Head of Current Programming at DWA TV
4:45 pm PDT 01/11/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Kelly Kulchak who has previously served as president and executive producer at Tagline Pictures has been appointed to the newly created role of head of current programming at DreamWorks Animation’s TV division. Kulchak will be supervising the production of all series that will also add up to nearly 1,200 episodes of original animated shows, including the upcoming features All Hail King Julien and VeggieTales in the House. “Kelly’s background in producing award-winning and, more importantly – truly funny, comedy gives her a sensibility … Read More


Shigeru Miyamoto forays into films with Pikmin Short Movies
11:15 am PDT 31/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Iconic game developer Shigeru Miyamoto, who created games like Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legends of Zelda and Pikmin among others, is venturing into film production. Miyamoto unveiled the ‘Pikmin Short Movies’ at Tokya International Film Festival. The 3D animated movie is based on the game series by the same name. Miyamoto for years was against the idea of making films with Nintendo characters but opened up to the idea when he saw technological advancements in filmmaking. He although stated he … Read More