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Mumbai gets a 18ft mural of legendary actress Sridevi. Pic inside

Mumbai gets a 18ft mural of legendary actress Sridevi. Pic inside

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It is the legendary actress Sridevi‘s 55th birthday yesterday! While Bollywood and fans all over the world are still reeling under the shock of her passing a few months ago, Mumbai decided to pay their homage in a unique way. An ode to #sridevi in #Mumbai A post shared by Bollywood Daily (@bollywooddaily.insta) on Aug 12, 2018 at 10:13pm PDT The Mumbai suburb of Bandra is getting an 18ft mural of Sridevi on a building on Chapel Road. Artist Ranjit Dahiya of Bollywood Art Project is heading the project. New Mural @chapelroad guess the actress!! @rotalks A post shared by Bollywood Art project (BAP) (@bollywoodartproject) on Aug 11, 2018 at 8:55am PDT The mural is inspired from her film 1993 film ‘Gurudev’ with Rishi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. Sridevi’s mural is placed right
Hollywood historical drama ‘Alpha’ to release in India on August 24

Hollywood historical drama ‘Alpha’ to release in India on August 24

Latest News, VFX
Albert Hughes' historical Ice-age drama film 'Alpha' will release in India on August 24. The film, directed by Albert Hughes and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Johannes Haukur Johannesson, explores the origin of man's best friend. Check out the official trailer here: According to the official synopsis of the film, while on his first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. He reluctantly tames a lone wolf abandoned by its pack and the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives. The film will be brought to India by Sony Pictures India and will release in English and Tamil.
Fox all set to develop a ‘Simpsons Movie’ sequel: Reports

Fox all set to develop a ‘Simpsons Movie’ sequel: Reports

Animation
After Disney and Fox merger, Fox is developing a sequel to The Simpsons Movie, a Bob's Burgers film, and an animation/live-action Family Guy film. During the 10th anniversary of The Simpsons Movie, writer-producer Al Jean and director David Silverman hinted at a follow-up movie which was in the nascent stage. Silverman mentioned that he would love to do another movie featuring the beloved Springfield residents. "The film studio is partnering with the Fox Television studio on a big-screen adaptation of the animated series "Bob's Burgers," a second "Simpsons" movie in development and a "Family Guy" film that would mix animation with live action, said people with knowledge of the projects," WSJ explained. The Simpsons Movie was released in 2007 and grossed over USD 527 million worldwid...
DC Universe’s ‘Doom Patrol’ finds its Cyborg in Joivan Wade

DC Universe’s ‘Doom Patrol’ finds its Cyborg in Joivan Wade

Animation, Latest News
DC Universe's upcoming ‘Doom Patrol’ series has found its Cyborg in one of the stars of ‘The Purge franchise’. The First Purge's Joivan Wade has been roped in to play the role of Victor Stone, aka Cyborg, in the streaming series, which is set to debut on DC Universe in 2019. Written by Jeremy Carver, Doom Patrol is a reimagination of the beloved superhero DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno Premiani. According to DC and Warner Bros, "Vic Stone is the charming and sarcastic half-human, the half-machine superhero known as Cyborg. Vic may be connected to every computer on the world, but he struggles to maintain the connections that make him human. Desperate to gain acceptance from the outside world, Vic harnesses the curse of his cybernetic bo
This August, find ‘Freedom in Friendship’ through Sony YAY!’s Project Dosti!

This August, find ‘Freedom in Friendship’ through Sony YAY!’s Project Dosti!

Animation, Latest News
This August, celebrate friendship and freedom! Sony YAY! Channel introduced ‘Project Dosti’ initiative that encouraged and empowered children from various divides to come to one platform with an aim of cultivating the true meaning of friendship while inspiring them to look beyond. “Friendship and independence are two emotions that children connect deeply with. Whether it is their relationship with their best friends or getting freedom from their daily routine, these two sentiments are portrayed in everything they do. That’s where our thought for this initiative stemmed from. Our aim was to encourage our young viewers to embrace friendship in its truest form,” SPN Kids Genre business head Leena Lele Dutta was quoted as saying from the Animation Xpress. The channel hosted this event on A
Disney Television Animation to launch short series ‘Baymax Dreams’

Disney Television Animation to launch short series ‘Baymax Dreams’

Animation
Disney Television Animation is coming up with a new series of shorts based on Baymax from Big Hero 6. Titled ‘Baymax Dreams’, these shorts are slated to debut on September 15 on Disney NOW and the Disney Channel YouTube account. Check out the behind the scene here: Running 2-3 minutes each, the series has been directed by Simon J. Smith (Bee Movie, Penguins of Madagascar and short Shrek 4D) and features the franchise’s robot, Baymax, dreaming of electric sheep, bedbugs, and duplicates of itself. Disney along with Unity Technologies has worked on these shorts using real-time rendering technology from the latter.  Unity’s technology brings speed and creative freedom to film and to studios to do layout, animation blending, light, VFX, render, and composite all in one place, at the sam
Carrot Productions gets exclusive UK rights for Wallace & Gromit’s Music Marvels tour

Carrot Productions gets exclusive UK rights for Wallace & Gromit’s Music Marvels tour

Animation
Carrot Productions, the world’s most prolific performers of The Snowman film with the live orchestra, has been granted exclusive UK rights by Aardman to launch performances of Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels in Spring 2019. Carrot Productions, who are based in Glossop, will stage 38 performances at 18 major venues across the UK in May and June 2019. The show will feature not just one but two entertaining pieces: an exclusive Wallace & Gromit Musical Marvels animation, and all-time favourite 'The Wrong Trousers'. Speaking about this new venture, Carrot Productions’ Managing Director, Rachel Whibley, said, “We are so delighted that Aardman has granted us exclusive rights to launch this tour in the UK. It will be a real pleasure to present such a high-quality show in partner
#ThrowbackThursday: Take a look at some of the most powerful, coolest superheroines!

#ThrowbackThursday: Take a look at some of the most powerful, coolest superheroines!

Animation, Latest News, VFX
We all love superheroes, isn’t it? Superheroes are everywhere nowadays. From TV to the big screen, they no longer belong to the comic book world. With female superheroes taking center stage in pop culture, take a look at some of the most powerful, coolest superheroines of all time. Captain Marvel: Dubbed as the mightiest Avenger, Captain Marvel is the focus of 2019’s highly anticipated Marvel’s untitled ‘Avengers 4’ movie. Her superpowers include superhuman strength, speed, and durability, energy projection and absorption flight. Captain Marvel is a female character and was Marvel’s first female key character. The female superhero is a human/Kree hybrid, with Kree natives being scientifically and technologically advanced and from the planet Hala. Supergirl: Supergirl may have sta
#WowWednesday – ‘The Meg’ to invade theaters on Aug 10: Here are some interesting facts

#WowWednesday – ‘The Meg’ to invade theaters on Aug 10: Here are some interesting facts

Animation, Latest News
For over 20 million years, Megalodon stalked the world’s oceans and tomorrow, it will invade movie theaters in The Meg. Warner Brother’s upcoming movie starring Jason Statham ‘The Meg’ is based on the 1997 science fiction book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten. 'The Meg' is the story of a massive 75-foot Megalodon Shark, a marine animal presumed extinct for thousands of years, which terrorizes a deep-sea submersible. The film also stars Winston Chao, Li Bingbing, Ruby Rose, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Robert Taylor, Cliff Curtis, Shuya Sophia Cai, and Masi Oka. Watch the trailer here: Before witnessing the mammoth giant, these things you should know: A mammal with a large tooth! Megalodon has large tooth, as compared to any other mammals including
Final trailer of animated comedy ‘Smallfoot’ released: Watch it here

Final trailer of animated comedy ‘Smallfoot’ released: Watch it here

Animation, Latest News
Warner Brothers and Warner Animation Group released the final trailer of the animated feature film -- Smallfoot. The comedy-adventure stars Channing Tatum (The LEGO Batman Movie) as the yeti, Migo, and James Corden (Trolls, The Emoji Movie) as the Smallfoot, Percy. The film also stars Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Common (Selma), LeBron James (upcoming Space Jam 2), Danny DeVito (The Lorax, Oscar nominee for Erin Brockovich), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Yara Shahidi (TV’s Black-ish), Ely Henry (TV’s Justice League Action), and Jimmy Tatro (22 Jump Street). Check out the official trailer here: The film is about a yeti who finds something that he thought never existed—a human. After hearing the news, the yeti community is in a tensed state as they wonder what lived beyond t