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From ‘Alien Rabindra Jayanti’ to ‘Alien Frieda Kahlo’: meet graphic poet and story-teller, Charbak Dipta
3:00 pm PDT 10/04/2018 By Sharmindrila Paul

Ever wondered about how would an alien selfie look like? Or an Adam teaser?  Or an Alien Bengali-babu?  If not, then the official website or the Facebook page of illustrator Charbak Dipta is THE place to visit. After one has gone through them, one will find that his works are as unusual as his name and dressing sense. Born to a Bengali family in Bongaon, a small town in West Bengal, Charbak Dipta has already become a name in the field of graphic story-telling … Read More

Annapurna International School of Film & Media welcomes Hollywood VFX veteran Phaneendra as academic advisory board member
3:30 pm PDT 23/03/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

In a distinguished and interdisciplinary career, Phaneendra Gullapalli graduated from prestigious Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) and started his career at Digital Domain (California) – a pioneer in visual effects industry. At Digital Domain, Gullapalli was part of Academy award winning team for Visual Effects in the Hollywood movie Curious case of Benjamin Button and his other Hollywood tent-pole feature film credits involve Real Steel and Tron Legacy, A Good Day to Die Hard and Star Trek into Darkness. He also … Read More

Cyber Group appoints Loic De Boudemange as digital development lead
2:30 pm PDT 21/03/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Cyber Group Studios has appointed Loic De Boudemange as vice president of digital development and operations in charge of the company’s digital arm. Boudemange formerly served as social media manager for TV5MONDE, overseeing the network global strategy. He also previously worked within the TF1 group as key digital and social media executive and was instrumental in structuring production of native and digital content for mobile apps, replay and OTT strategy. At Cyber ​​Group Studios, Boudemange will oversee all digital operations … Read More

Bhimsain Khurana’s animation Retrospective to screen at Mumbai International Film Festival 2018
11:20 am PDT 23/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Indian animation pioneer Bhimsain Khurana’s works are to be screened as part of Retrospective on 29 January, 2018 at JB Hall, Films Division under the aegis of the prestigious Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), 2018. Khurana has been the creator of indelible short films such as Ek Anek Aur Ekta, The Climb, Munni, Freedom is a Thin Line and many more. The Retrospective package consists of films from his illustrious career between the early 70s till early 2000, which defined … Read More

Cinesite Studios appoint Tara Kemes as GM of Vancouver animation facility
12:15 pm PDT 09/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Cinesite Studios has announced the appointment of Tara Kemes as general manager of its feature animation studio in Vancouver. Kemes, who takes over from Nicole Stinn, will be responsible for the overall management of the studio and will report directly to Cinesite Group CEO Antony Hunt. As general manager, Kemes will combine years of industry experience with a thorough understanding of what is required to execute Cinesite’s production commitments. She will oversee the continued expansion and strengthen Cinesite’s profile within British … Read More

‘Star Trek: Next Generation’ actor Jon Paul Steuer passes away
3:00 pm PDT 05/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Star Trek franchise’s 2018 has got off to a whimper as Jon Paul Steuer, famous for playing Alexander Rozhenko in Star Trek Next Generation, has reportedly passed away at 33. Whilst the cause of death remains obscure, the Grace Under Fire star is said to have died during the turn of the new year. Steuer first forayed into the television circuit as the son of Worf in the American television series Star Trek, courtesy his ability to “sit still” for the … Read More

Geoffrey Wexler appointed chief, international of Studio Ponoc
11:30 am PDT 03/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Experienced leader, manager and lawyer Geoffrey Wexler was recently promoted to chief of international at animation studio Studio Ponoc, where he has been working since July 2017. Studio Ponoc is a Japan-based animation studio which was founded in April 2015. Its first feature film Mary and the Witch’s Flower was released in 2017. Wexler worked as a producer for the English version of the anime film. Before starting out at Ponoc, Wexler worked at Studio Ghibli for six years, from … Read More

Bugs Bunny creator Bob Givens passes away at 99
11:00 am PDT 26/12/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Animator Bob Givens, most notably known for his official design of Bugs Bunny, has passed away. The animator’s daughter Mariana Givens confirmed that Givens had passed away on 14 December at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California due to acute respiratory failure. In a career spanning over 60 years, Givens worked as an animator at various studios like Walt Disney Studio, Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera and Jack Kinney. Givens started out at Walt Disney Studio in 1937 and worked … Read More

In conversation with the “Roto Maker”, Madhav Reddy Yatham (Mike)
5:00 pm PDT 12/12/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Rotomaker is a fairly known name in the VFX industry. Originally based out of California, the studio has eventually spread its wings to various other locations. With more than 1000 movie credits to their name, including acclaimed Hollywood movies, regional movies, and television series, the studio has risen as a formidable name in the industry. The fact that they are authorised could be attributed to the rigorous auditions they underwent by the likes of MPAA, Disney, Marvel Studios, FOX, Warner Bros, … Read More

Shemaroo strengthens its leadership team with fresh key hires
6:00 pm PDT 29/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Shemaroo Entertainment is beefing up its leadership team and has announced three new senior hires across product, digital marketing and public relations. Vaibhav Goyal has been appointed as general manager, head of products in new media & technologies, while Omprakash Singh joins as digital marketing lead and Ankita Anthony has been roped in as public relations Lead. The appointments are Mumbai-based and are expected to help drive the company’s growth in its new transitional phase. Vaibhav Goyal who joins Shemaroo … Read More

Disney-Pixar’s John Lasseter accused of misconduct, takes leave
7:00 pm PDT 22/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Now it’s the turn of Pixar co-founder and Disney chief creative officer John Lasseter to lose his halo. The animation legend has apparently taken a leave of absence from the company following alleged misconduct and missteps. The leave is expected to be for six months. A number of reports appearing in the US media have Pixar employees over the years alleging that Lasseter hugged them or kissed them wantonly. In fact, many employees were petrified to come out in the … Read More

Roopak Nair from JetSynthesys opens up about celebrity games being the new bandwagon
11:30 am PDT 20/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

JetSynthesys gears up for the launch of the game Sachin Saga Cricket Champions, based on the legendary cricketer’s career that starts from the age of 16 till his last matches. PlayIzzOn is the gaming development and publishing company under JetSynthesys has exclusive global gaming rights of Sachin Tendulkar (Sachin Saga Cricket Champions) and Salman Khan (Being Salman, the official game) alongwith a number of other Bollywood and Hollywood stars. It is also into publishing side where it works with local companies in India … Read More