Bublar to introduce Hello Kitty in AR gaming world
2:00 pm PDT 03/09/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The Swedish game studio Bublar Group AB and Sanrio GmbH have tied to develop an Augmented Reality (AR) mobile game around Hello Kitty. The game will also include Sanrio’s characters like Little Twin Stars, My Melody and Gudetama. Scheduled 2019, the game will be published by Bublar with an introduction of new mobile technology which will allow fans to create and share small gifts in a virtual world.    “We are looking forward to bringing the beloved Hello Kitty and a variety of other Sanrio characters to the … Read More

Eric Darnell’s VR film ‘Crow: The Legend’ has Winfrey, Legend and Wu as the voice cast
4:00 pm PDT 30/08/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Virtual Reality (VR) is still not much popular in the movie industry unlike 3D. But, perhaps, now it’s going to make its name with Eric Darnell’s own VR film, Crow: The Legend, which was shown at the Venice Film Festival this week. Darnell, who co-wrote and directed the Madagascar movies, has created a one of a kind VR film in which the viewer is immersed in the story of a mythical bird that has to fly to the sun to … Read More

Review: ‘Searching’- A fascinating thriller told through a computer screen
7:00 pm PDT 29/08/2018 By Sharmindrila Paul

This wide world is surely entangled in the web. We cannot imagine our daily lives without fidgeting with our gadgets and engaging ourselves on social media. The world has come a long way since the first computer was invented by Charles Babbage in 1822. Since then, it has brought the world to our fingertips. Cut to 2018, here’s a film that turns a computer screen into a full-length feature film. Directed by Aneesh Chaganty, Searching is a well-knit thriller that brilliantly … Read More

HyperX appoints Acro as national distributor for peripherals in India
2:00 pm PDT 24/08/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology announced the appointment of Acro Engineering Company (Acro), as a national distributor for all its peripherals in India. HyperX has created a niche for itself in the gaming industry for its gaming peripherals and service. With this partnership, the brand aims to cover a larger region in India with multiple channels and provide quality gaming experience to a much larger audience. HyperX and Kingston Technology India marketing director Vishal Parekh commented, “We have been looking … Read More

ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards are here!
2:30 pm PDT 21/08/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

ZOTAC Technology is changing the playing field of graphics cards once more with ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards. The new ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 20-series will be available in blower, triple fan, and AMP models with all-new designs. The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs have reinvented graphics and set a new bar for performance. Powered by the new NVIDIA TuringTM GPU architecture and the revolutionary NVIDIA RTX platform, the new graphics cards bring together real-time ray tracing, artificial … Read More

A new Facebook feature allows ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ fans to turn themselves to dust with AR Mask
3:00 pm PDT 03/08/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Ever wondered about being turned into dust like ‘the earth’s mightiest heroes’ and blowing away into oblivion as willed by the mad Titan Thanos? Well, all hail social media, soon none of us might feel so good. (as reported by Comicbook) In celebration of the digital and upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of Avengers: Infinity War, Facebook is rolling out a new custom AR mask that allows fans to turn themselves into ‘dust’. The mask only works on the updated Facebook mobile … Read More

Nickelodeon to develop virtual and augmented reality series ‘Meet the Voxels’
11:00 am PDT 03/08/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Nickelodeon is developing an animated sitcom titled Meet the Voxels, which will be giving a virtual and augmented reality experience. The series is being developed by the Nickelodeon Entertainment Lab, a division aimed at research and development around emerging technology. The Lab’s senior VP Chris Young will conceive the project whereas the pilot will be written by Jana Petrosini and Sean Gill  who have both worked earlier on Henry Danger, Kid Danger and Game Shakers. Meet the Voxels is set … Read More

Guest Column | How the AR and VR industry is flourishing and what does the near future hold in India – Rajan Navani
7:00 pm PDT 30/07/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

In 2016 when Pokemon Go launched in India, the nation was swept by a unique of social gameplay that has never been experienced before. With already 500 million downloads to its credit, Pokemon Go before its official launch in December 2016 had brought millions of Indians together at Pokestops and showed how the viral location-based AR had gripped the nation. The Pokemon phenomenon gave everyone a glimpse of what the possibilities are of Augmented Reality. Fast forward 2 years yet … Read More

Open source softwares and the Indian AVGC industry
5:30 pm PDT 27/07/2018 By Yugandhara Shete

India’s AVGC sector is booming! With animation hubs like Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai and the increasing studios, fresh content is growing. The highly priced animation softwares are making artists reach out to the pirated ones, which creates a fear of getting the artwork cached. Vaibhav More Films founder Vaibhav More thought of bringing open source software into limelight. On his visit to Mangalore, he came across a studio which works entirely using open source software and is the creator behind … Read More

Review: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’—the tiniest yet one of the mightiest superheroes of the Marvel Universe
5:00 pm PDT 12/07/2018 By Sharmindrila Paul

2018 is seemingly turning out to be a great year for the Marvel fans. While they are still coping with the temporary doom brought upon by Thanos in MCU’s arguably the “most ambitious crossover ever”—Infinity War, leading to speculations about Avengers 4 reaching heights, here come the studios’ tiniest superheroes who surely steals the show. Directed by Peter Reed, Ant-Man and the Wasp is the sequel to Ant-Man (2015) that takes up from the events of Captain America: Civil War, … Read More

Animated VR experience short, ‘Nothing Happens’ wins the Anca Award
11:00 am PDT 03/07/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Animated short, Nothing Happens has won at the 11th Fest Anca International Animation Festival. The short film has two versions, traditional 2D animation and VR experience. “The film by Danish duo Uri and Michelle Kranot left a deep impression on us. We were entranced by the atmosphere and hypnotizing pace. The deep experience of something happening is pervasive,” said judging the panel composed of German TV and film consultant Agnès Bizzaro, British filmmaker Peter Millard, and film theoretician Michał Bobrowski. … Read More

PVR brings a thrilling experience to the Indian audience through a special premiere of ‘Hereditary’
12:30 pm PDT 25/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

PVR Pictures has created an out-of-the-box format for the premiere screening for their film, Hereditary. Touted to be the scariest movie ever, director Ari Aster has attempted to take the words ‘horror’ and ‘thriller’ to another level. Hereditary is a disruptive attempt to bring cinema and content-hungry patrons who aren’t satisfied by just another ‘scary’ horror film. The midnight screening gathered film enthusiasts of this captivating genre to step out late-night and catch a glimpse of this riveting content before … Read More