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European AVGC sees sharp increase in streaming video consumption
4:00 pm PDT 16/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

ResearchAndMarkets launched a report of ‘European Animation, VFX & Games Industry: Strategies, Trends & Opportunities, 2019’ recently. The report states that the total value of the European animation industry was $45.6 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $46.2 billion by 2020. The size of European video gaming industry was $19 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach 21.5 billion by 2020. The spend on special effects as a per cent of production cost is about 20-25 per cent. … Read More

Spidey’s adventures to continue as Marvel releases ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ teaser trailer
2:30 pm PDT 16/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

After Infinity War ended with half of the universe getting wiped out including our beloved Spider-Man, with the snap of the Mad Titan, Marvel has now dropped the first teaser trailer and the first poster for Spider-Man: Far From Home. The teaser trailer ensures that the adventures of Peter Parker is going to continue! Tom Holland returns as Parker in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! The friendly neighborhood superhero decides to join his best friends … Read More

How VFX revolutionised storytelling in 2018
6:00 pm PDT 11/01/2019 By Parth Kaushik

The year 2018 swished myriad brushstrokes on the canvas of the Entertainment Industry in the past year. Ineluctably, motion pictures have gained momentum with VFX being the crucial part of the process. Indian movies over the past year have made use of the art of VFX by varying degrees. It has not escaped the notice of Indian masses that even though Indian VFX scene is purportedly in its first flushes, Indian artists have long been associated with the major International projects … Read More

Marvel reveals ‘Captain Marvel’ “special look” that hints at the hero’s time-travel abilities
5:30 pm PDT 09/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel has lately released a new Captain Marvel trailer that the film deserved! Dropped during the College Football Playoff National Championship, Marvel released the newest trailer aka ‘special look’ of Captain Marvel, that gives a closer look at the hero who grapples with her past but seems to be the strongest in MCU. The trailer also finally reveals some of Mar-Vell’s (Jude Law) role mentoring Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), who believes she’s Kree like him and not an Earthling, which she … Read More

‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer: Compiled from shots of initial 15 minutes of the film
3:00 pm PDT 07/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Fundamental marketing strategies at studios like Marvel and Disney are going through a steady change as they plan to have a wider outreach plan for Avengers: Endgame. However this time they are not planning to be unsparing about releasing the footage like before. According to Marvel Studio boss Kevin Feige, It is very much possible that fans will only get glimpses of only the first 15 minutes of the movie as longer footage might run the risk of ruining the … Read More

Zee media blazes a trail of initiatives for aspiring students
5:00 pm PDT 04/01/2019 By Parth Kaushik

As Zee media and Essel Group gear up to launch the first edition of Aesthetics Youth Conclave, a three-day extravaganza specially curated for the students and professionals across the AVGC sector along with other initiatives, We spoke to Essel Group’s Innovation head Mr Sidharth Balakrishna to get exclusive insights about their drive for propelling the AVGC scene through these initiatives.  Can you tell us something about your work at Zee? I am responsible for implementing strategic initiatives, especially pertaining to … Read More

Review: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ with a magical and musical extravaganza
12:00 pm PDT 04/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Our favourite nanny is back! And how! Mary Poppins Returns is an overwhelming musical extravaganza with abundance of nostalgia. The film actually takes you back to the time of ‘Great Slump’ and shows the consequences it had on a certain community of people. Directed by Rob Marshall, Mary Poppins Returns is ready to create a stir with her amazing act and great CGI work, done with grace. Under the supervision of production VFX supervisor Matt Johnson and Luma Pictures, TPO VFX, Framestore … Read More

#FeatureFriday: Five VFX heavy bollywood movies to hit the screens in January 2019
6:00 pm PDT 28/12/2018 By Poonam Mondal

  As 2018 is coming to an end every movie enthusiast is thrilled, what 2019 has in the kitty to quench their thirst. Watching movies have become an integral part of one’s life as a form of entertainment activity which holds the attention and interest of the audience. Thus, like every year, movie enthusiasts are eagerly waiting what they will witness at the beginning of the year2019. Animation Xpress has listed down few upcoming VFX heavy movies to hit the … Read More

Abhimanyu Singh uncut on the soaring success of Contiloe Pictures
4:00 pm PDT 26/12/2018 By Sharmindrila Paul

Earlier this month, AnimationXpress reported about Contiloe Pictures’ historical period drama 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897 to stream on Netflix, after a successful TV run. With this, Contiloe Pictures continues to wow audiences with its varied content ranging across different genres. Behind this success saga, lies the vision and relentless pursuit of Contiloe Pictures CEO and founder Abhimanyu Singh. Right after graduation, Singh started his first independent production for public broadcaster, Doordarshan under the banner of Contiloe Pictures which has since … Read More

Netflix describes Thanos as an Intergalactic Sociopath in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
3:00 pm PDT 26/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Although Avengers: Infinity War is not available to all users, we are hopeful that it is just on the precipice of worldwide dissemination as the streaming giant sorts it out. Meanwhile, we got a glimpse of the description they had captioned for the movie. Could Netflix’s description which reads as “Superheroes amass to stop intergalactic sociopath Thanos from acquiring a full set of Infinity Stones and wiping out half of all life in the universe” be a tad bit erroneous? … Read More

Review: VFX-rich movie ‘Zero’ casts a winning spell
12:30 pm PDT 21/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The much-anticipated Zero celebrates human imperfections as the heart-warming story captures the redemption of a dwarf named Baua Singh played by Shah Rukh Khan. Baua’s inner-mental choreographies are brought alive in the Freudian dream sequence that depicts him posturing as a Hollywood-style hero rescuing a lone woman from the thuggery of his own father. In contrast to the vertically-challenged wayward dwarf that he is, his dream projects him as a French-speaking quintessential hero who is no stranger to fisty cuffs.     … Read More

The complete list of 16th 24FPS Annual International Animation Awards 2018
3:00 pm PDT 19/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The leaders in 3D Animation and VFX training, Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) hosted the 16th 24FPS Annual International Animation Awards 2018 on 17 December at the Sahara Star in Mumbai. The 24FPS International Animation Awards of MAAC holds a position of repute in the Media and Entertainment Industry that honours the brightest talents in the field of Animation, VFX & Live action film-making across the globe.  Winner List: Best 3D Animation Short Film (MAAC Team) – Gold : Ooh … Read More