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2018 : Year of broadcasters’ animated IP romance
7:00 pm PDT 31/12/2018 By Sharmindrila Paul

What a year it has been for the Indian animation industry! Especially, for the broadcasters, as kids literally make their world go around! The kids genre in India is growing everyday and big names in the business, like Sony YAY!, Discovery Kids, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon have made a mark with their slate of IPs and interesting lineup of shows. 2018 has witnessed an upward spurt in viewership in the kid’s category with animated IP rush enabling the numbers to rise … Read More


Indian indie animators are bullish about 2019’s prospects for the industry!
5:30 pm PDT 31/12/2018 By Yugandhara Shete

With Indian animation taking the front seat, the scenario of this industry can be seen changing. Not just limited to kids’ cluster anymore, animation can be seen growing, covering the major areas of work. As a form, animation is eye-catchy with a higher potential of acting as a reminder. Considering the target market and the growing interest of audience in animation, marketers are ready to promote their product or service using the animation technique along with live-action. The year 2018 … Read More


‘Lamput’ all the way!
12:00 pm PDT 29/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Lamput was released globally in 2017 as a micro-short series of 15 seconds on Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Turner’s other affiliated channels – both on TV as well as digital platforms. In a very short span the Lamput shorts crossed a million views and stands at a whopping 20 million views today. Lamput season two was immediately commissioned as a series of two minutes. It allowed us more time to establish characters, personalities, plots and situations better. We got to explore … Read More


Guest Column | Technology Trends 2018 and 2019 in the Indian Digital Gaming Industry
6:00 pm PDT 27/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

If you look around, technology is all around us. It has enabled us to do amazing things, made everything around us simple and most easily has kept us entertained. While most sci-fi movies that you watch tend to bring out the dark side of technology, you might have already figured that your phone is not turning into a transformer anytime soon. Well, at least not in 2019. But here is what’s been happening in Gaming in 2018 and what you … Read More


“2017 marked many new highs for mobile gaming in India”: Jetsynthesys’ Roopak Nair
6:00 pm PDT 24/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

India ranked second in the world in downloads last year marked by explosive growth in games. Cheaper data powered by Reliance Jio’s entry in 2016 enabled more consumers to access games on the go, newer and more powerful devices with higher battery and storage capacity led to increased adoption of games with higher quality graphics and larger build sizes, and strength of consumption for local content attracted new spenders in gaming and created breakthroughs in grossing charts that augurs well … Read More


2017: A game of a year
12:30 pm PDT 11/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Games! Lots of them, good ones and great ones, all have been a part of 2017. The industry was quite alive in what is being dubbed as one of the best years for gaming in a decade. From the indie  players  pushing forward in the segment to AAA titles coming out as what they had promised to be, the market grew at a steady pace as well. Good content however, has been the clear winner throughout the year, which statistically is directly proportional … Read More


Esports: The uprising, 2017
12:00 pm PDT 04/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Another year has passed and it’s time to evaluate how good this year has been for esports. With the rising popularity of gaming and its transition from a hobby into a career, the payouts have been increasing in leaps and bounds. Let’s have a look at how 2017 has been for esports. The year kicked off with three huge announcements in the first quarter. Cobx Gaming revealed their stakes in the industry- Route Mobile co-founder and group CEO Rajdip Gupta, … Read More


ACK’s fiftieth year was special in ways more than one!
2:00 pm PDT 03/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

2017 marked 50 years of Amar Chitra Katha, the company under which Tinkle comics falls. Among the various activities to celebrate its golden jubilee, Amar Chitra Katha tied up with Bookaroo Children’s Festival (which also completed 10 years) to make a spectacular mural outside a Delhi metro station. The mural featured heroes from Amar Chitra Katha comics as well as popular characters from Tinkle, with Uncle Pai in the centre. In terms of content, Tinkle explored new character series and … Read More