White Turtle Studios
Fade in from black to white: the journey of White Turtle Studios re-defining VFX in India
11:00 am PDT 20/07/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

In the 80’s when VFX was first ever used it was nothing short of a miracle. Imagine having the power to create a world different from what we see, a world where anything is possible, absolutely anything. The 90’s witnessed Hollywood’s first big VFX hits like Jurassic Park and Terminator which revolutionised the way directors, filmmakers, actors, and audiences perceived films. Followed by decades of marvellous hits such as Matrix, Interstellar, Life of Pi, Inception, Planet of the Apes, and … Read More

Ultra Media and Entertainment Group launches the Season III DVD collection of “Devon Ke Dev Mahadev”
6:00 pm PDT 18/07/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Ultra Media and Entertainment Group launched a 18 set Season III DVD collection of “Devon Ke Dev Mahadev” –  A Mythological drama on the legends of Lord Shiva – one of the gods from the holy trinity in Hindu mythology. The show was produced, marketed & telecasted on a scale and grandeur which was hardly seen on Indian Television. It was telecasted on 18 December 2011 from Monday to Friday at 9 pm IST on Life OK channel. The show ran until 14 December 2014. It was an instant success from its … 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

Shankar's 2.0
Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer ‘2.0’ will hit the threatres on 29 Nov
12:00 pm PDT 12/07/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

  The release date of the much-awaited Indian Sci-fi movie with probably the highest number of VFX shots 2.0 is announced to be releasing on 29 November 2018. Began in 2015, the film was initially scheduled to release during Diwali in 2017, but later the date was revised to 25 January 2018 due to the delay occurred at the level of incorporating visual effects. The film has about 11,000 visual effects, perhaps the highest number in the Indian film industry, and the … Read More

Review: Green Gold’s ‘Hanuman vs Mahiravana’ is an absolute treat to kids and animation lovers
12:00 pm PDT 05/07/2018 By Sharmindrila Paul

The epic Ramayana has remained a favourite down the generations. The story has been told and retold over the years and still, it seems that there are so many unexplored aspects of the tale. One such attempt of unveiling the unexplored has pushed Green Gold Animation in creating Hanuman vs Mahiravana, a mythological animated movie, based on an untold story of the great epic. Distributed by Yash Raj Films, the movie begins with kids—Jai and Maya who accompany their father … Read More

Peep into an underwater action scene from the upcoming Aquaman
4:30 pm PDT 23/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Last month, it was announced that the trailer of the movie ‘Aquaman’ will be released at San Diego Comic Con. It is intended to be the sixth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Aquaman is the first DC film to release since The Justice League hit theaters last year. Amber Heard plays the character ‘Mera’ who is Aquaman’s love interest in the film and eventually becomes his wife. Jason Momoa plays Arthur Curry aka Aquaman. The screenplay is written … Read More

#FeatureFriday: Splitting Deadpool into two – Framestore’s endeavors behind the iconic ‘Deadpool 2’ scene
6:00 pm PDT 22/06/2018 By Sachin Bhat

Deadpool 2 may have ran thin on story, but did produce some really amusing scenes that almost threw us off our seats. Yes, that includes Juggernaut tearing the motormouth mercenary in two! Like literally! Funny it may have seemed, but the grim and gory manner of the evisceration made for a difficult viewing to a few. Framestore VFX supervisor Stephane Naze feels it’s a bit of both. “It’s indeed very gory but also very funny! We built all of the … Read More

IT: Chapter 2
Warner Bros’ ‘It: Chapter Two’ is ramping up to begin production
5:15 pm PDT 22/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The sequel of Warner Bros’ film It: Chapter One, 2017’s horror hit which is an adaptation to Stephen King novel, is started with production. The It: Chapter One earned a record-breaking sum of $700 million worldwide. Hoping that it manages to play the same magic on its fans once again. Gary Dauberman will pen down the screenplay of chapter 2. The film is expected to be directed by Andy Muschietti and stars Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise, Jessica Chastain as Beverly … Read More

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Paramount reboots ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’
3:30 pm PDT 22/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is announced to be developed by Paramount Pictures. They have hired Andrew Dodge (Space Jam 2, Bad Words) to pen the script. There has been no clear indication that this new movie will be a reboot of 2016’s Out of the Shadows. Since Michael Bay is still associated with Paramount as an executive producer, the report released described that the movie will not be a sequel. It will be produced by Platinum Duner … Read More

Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Infinity War brings new behind-the-scene videos
2:30 pm PDT 22/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Watching some of our favourite heroes turn to dust by Thanos has left a disappointing mark to our memories of them. Possibly to lessen the pain, Marvel Universe brings a few VFX breakdowns of the Avengers: Infinity War to its fan to also impersonify the most fearsome-villain Thanos (played by Josh Brolin), the indestructible Hulk (played by Mark Ruffalo), the influential Dr. Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), the larger-than-life Spider Man (played by Tom Holland), and the billionaire industrialist Iron … Read More

Shankar's 2.0
2.0: Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer adds 100 crore to its budget
6:30 pm PDT 19/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The movie had estimated the budget at Rs. 400 crore, but the completion requires an addition of more funds in the project. Another Rs. 100 crore is added to their budget to accelerate the delayed VFX work and special effects. According to the sources, the movie was budgeted at Rs. 160 crore at the initial stage. The release date was shifted repeatedly and the movie is expected to finally release during Republic day 2019. One of the changed dates for … Read More

#FeatureFriday: The mechanics of ‘Maw’ – Cinesite’s VFX ordeal for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
5:30 pm PDT 15/06/2018 By Sachin Bhat

Avengers: Infinity War was one nerve-jangling affair! And the Russo brothers, the directors, waste no time to establish the diabolical narrative in the opening sequence, that begins with a massive ship invading the Asgardians. Soon, we overhear some chilling words from a shadowy figure walking over a horde of corpse, before revealing himself to be the sinister general of the ‘black order’, Ebony Maw. A skilfull manipulator with a shrewd tongue, the Maw was dispatched to procure the time stone … Read More