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These young animators are all set to fly high!
4:00 pm PDT 30/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The Paris International Film Festival 2017 is almost here, and these prodigious, young animation talents from Toon Club Mumbai will put India on the global animation map. Their films have been selected for the annual festival and will be gunning for the top honours. Animation Xpress got in touch with Ruchee Ajwani (grade seven student of Ecole Mondiale in 2016), Tavishi Kapoor (a student of Cartoon Walk program at American School of Bombay and Toon’in on Saturdays Program at Toon … Read More


‘Thor: Ragnarok’ pays tribute to Jack Kirby’s centurion birthday with a new poster
10:00 pm PDT 29/08/2017 By Sachin Bhat

Come November, and the God of Thunder will hammer his way into cinemas in what promises to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. As the promotion wheels of Thor: Ragnarok are gaining more momentum by the day, here’s yet another poster from the makers commercialising the upcoming Marvel epic through a homage to Jack Kirby. In an effort to remember him on his hundredth birthday, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige tweeted a new, rustic poster of the … Read More


Disney’s Simran Sethi to lead Netflix’s Indian content
1:48 pm PDT 26/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix is plumping up on executives of Indian origin as it continues to build its content catalogue targeted at the 1.3 billion strong population nation. Amongst the first to be hired for India was former Star TV-exec-turned-independent film producer, Swati Shetty, who has been shuttling between Los Angeles and India. The latest to be recruited is experienced programming executive from traditional media, Freeform’s SVP scripted development Simran Sethi. Sethi has left the Disney-owned network Freeform (earlier ABC Family) to join … Read More


Turkish colourist Metin Okutay joins Nube Studio, feels India would be a “colourful” experience
2:09 pm PDT 21/08/2017 By Sachin Bhat

Turkish colourist Metin Okutay has recently joined colourist based company, Nube Studio that is located in Khar,Mumbai. He is the latest international talent entrant in their admirable roster. Okutay has worked for six years in his native Istanbul. And now he found his way to the colour team of Nube where he anticipates working on various Indian projects. Animation Xpress caught up with the Turkish talent, who talks about his journey as a colourist, experience of working in Turkey and … Read More


Creative couple Sohini Mitra and Abhishek De unravel the phenomenal journey of “Avant Garde Films”
9:40 pm PDT 15/08/2017 By Swati Panda

  Welcome to Avant Garde films, a creative boutique company operating successfully in the digital and media space which continues to make huge strides. Barely four and a half years into operation, it already boasts of a glittering portfolio having worked with some stellar names of the industry. It boasts  of advertisement production with the likes of Idee Eyewear (Alia, Varun, Sidharth), UNICEF Fair Start promoted by Priyanka Chopra, Image Eyewear starring Saif Ali Khan and Esha Gupta, Welspun Hygro … Read More


MergerTech CEO Nitin Khanna is on a mission to change the eco-system as a whole
5:01 pm PDT 14/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Seasia Infotech recently announced their collaboration with MergerTech CEO Nitin Khanna to set up a “Centre Of Excellence” in a move to leverage the start up ecosystem of India. The initiative allows startups to avail the workspace of Seasia Infotech to work and learn at no additional cost. Moreover, the CoE also guarantees financial support to these startups. Animation Xpress got in touch with MergerTech CEO Nitin Khanna, who provides further information on this landmark movement. Can you tell us … Read More


Indiagames founder Vishal Gondal is back, this time with a podcast series
6:00 pm PDT 10/08/2017 By Krishanu Ghosal

Vishal Gondal has been a known personality in the Indian gaming circuit. Being the founder of ‘Indiagames’, one of the most noted gaming companies India has seen, he created a name for himself as a polished veteran in the industry. He departed from the Indian gaming scene in 2012 after Disney acquired Indiagames for $100 million. Post Indiagames, he has been working towards his wearable, fitness brand, ‘Goqii’ and he showed interest in coming back to the gaming scene when … Read More


Writing duo Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoy join US branch of Green Gold
6:00 pm PDT 10/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Green Gold has brought on board veteran kids’ toon writers Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoy to run the story department of its US branch. The dual appointments were announced on 9 August 2017 by Green Gold USA VP and operations head Marc Lumer. Hickey and McCoy will oversee writing and story duties for every aspect of the company’s production business and will review the current and future projects by and for the company. “We will be looking for creating and … Read More


Tinkle comics editor Rajani Thindiath delivers a spectacular Ted Talk on changing children and evolving comics
1:04 pm PDT 03/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Rajani Thindiath who is currently the Editor-in-Chief for Tinkle comics at Amar Chitra Katha and also a storyteller, comics writer, character and creative content developer recently gave a spectacular Ted Talk on how children have changed with the times and how comics is trying to keep up with that change. She posted in her linkedin account. “From Malgudi Days on Doordarshan to Avatar and Avengers in 3D, a short talk I had given at #TEDx #SIESCASC, exploring how stories evolve to … Read More


First anniversary gift for 88 Pictures: Philippe Gluckman to take charge as chief creative officer
6:30 pm PDT 28/07/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

With every anniversary, the team at Mumbai-based 88 Pictures believes in achieving a newer milestone. And they just did their first with a bang by bringing animation industry veteran Philippe Gluckman as a chief creative officer on board. Gluckman has been the creative director for DreamWorks Dedicated Unit India, a position he has occupied since relocating to India in October 2008. Having been in the animation industry for more than two decades, he has worked on animated features like Boss … Read More


Meet Sohan Roy, the newest member of IATAS whose project Indywood plans to invest 70,000 crore in the Indian film industry
3:44 pm PDT 21/07/2017 By Sachin Bhat

Prominent Indian leader in the Gulf and Hollywood director Sohan Roy has been elected as one of the prestigious members of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS). It is an organisation to promote excellence in international television and also honour the best television programmes with the Emmys. A resident of UAE, Sohan Roy embarked on his Hollywood venture with Dam999 in 2011, a production which catapulted him to instant stardom as the movie won several national and … Read More


Comic Con India founder Jatin Varma bags Young Entrepreneur of the Year award
12:00 pm PDT 21/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Comic Con India founder Jatin Varma has won the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award at Entrepreneur Magazine Awards 2017. Earlier this month, Comic Con India bagged three prizes at WOW Awards 2017 under Event Intellectual Properties. Comic Con India was honoured with Gold Trophies in Exhibition of the Year and Best Lifestyle Property of the Year, and Silver Trophy in Festival of the Year – Art & Culture. With more than 1000 nominations from organisations of all sizes, these awards are one of Asia’s most prestigious awards for the Asian Experiential event industry. Varma said, … Read More