Author: Sutikshya Mallick

Winx Club celebrates 15 years of success. Here’s how

Winx Club celebrates 15 years of success. Here’s how

Animation, Latest News
January 28th marked the official opening of the celebrations for the 15th anniversary of Winx Club, one of the world’s best-loved and magical brands for girls. The fairy property, born out of the creativity and talent of Founder and CEO Iginio Straffi, first debuted on the Italian TV screens on January 28, 2004 on Rai 2, and has since then evolved and reinvented itself over the years, responding to the changing trends of market and often anticipating new styles, to become one of the most followed TV shows that captivates millions of fans from the five continents. Winx Club’s 15th anniversary offers Rainbow a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the extraordinary success of the brand with fans, engaging in a special series of dedicated initiatives throughout 2019. For the occasion, TV le
These electrifying facts you didn’t know about Pikachu!

These electrifying facts you didn’t know about Pikachu!

Animation, Latest News
One of the next big upcoming movies is Detective Pikachu, which is scheduled to hit theatres on May 10 featuring the voice of Ryan Reynolds as the electric yellow creature. Check out some fascinating facts about Pikachu: Pikachu is a mouse Pokemon. "Pikachu" is actually a combination of two Japanese onomatopoeias, or words named after the sounds they make. In Japan, the crackle of electricity is said to make a "Pika Pika" sound, and the sound mice make is "Chu." Now, combine them together, and we will get “Pikachu”. In 2011, an isolated Pacific island called Niue released spendable currency featuring Pokémon. These coins, worth one Niue dollar, featured Charmander, Meowth, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and of course, Pikachu. Do you know you can actually tell the difference between a male an
Spider-Man: Far From Home’s trailer is finally here!

Spider-Man: Far From Home’s trailer is finally here!

Animation, Latest News, VFX
The first trailer for Tom Holland-starrer 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' has finally dropped, giving a glimpse at the latest adventures of Peter Parker as he and his classmates head to Europe on a school trip. Returning to fill out the cast are Zendaya as MJ, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and Jon Favreau as Harold “Happy” Hogan. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) will also appear in the film. Check it out below: Peter Parker does leave for a Europe trip with his friends, only for it to be hijacked by none other than Nick Fury himself. Samuel L Jackson’s character has a job in mind for Peter Parker and it is not clear why he does not go to the Avengers instead. According to Deadline, Spider-Man: Far From Home managed to score 130 mil
Aquaman crosses 1 billion dollar mark at the box office worldwide

Aquaman crosses 1 billion dollar mark at the box office worldwide

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Warner Bros Pictures' Aquaman has crossed 1-billion-dollar mark with its worldwide box office collections over one month since it reigned supreme in its first market, China. The DC superhero adventure, helmed by James Wan, held the top spot in the world four weeks in a row internationally and the top spot for three weeks in North America. The announcement was made by Ron Sanders, President of Worldwide Distribution, Warner Bros Pictures Group and Warner Bros Home Entertainment. "We're thrilled audiences around the world have embraced Aquaman in such a big, big way. Jason, the filmmakers and the team at DC have delivered a film that people love, and we are so appreciative of their support," Sanders said. Director James Wan said, "Firstly, massive love and thank you to the fans and aud...
India Media and Entertainment Conclave 2019 set for a grand stage

India Media and Entertainment Conclave 2019 set for a grand stage

Events, Latest News
Indian Media & Entertainment Conclave (IMEC) is back for its second edition and MEAI gets ready to host 50-plus buyers at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Hyderabad on 4-5 February 2018. IMEC is focussed B2B matchmaking which pitches IP owners/sellers with buyers. Commenting on the IMEC 2018, Sidharth Iyer, Joint Secretary, MEAI said, “Last year we had 20 buyers which resulted in 10 MOUs and 4 closed deals. Some of the discussions are still underway and we hope they materialize into deals as well. We are hoping that with 50+ buyers, we will have better business transacted.” Last year, IMEC was held in Bengaluru and this year it is being organized at Hyderabad. Speaking for the change of location, Sushil Bhasin, CMD Bhasin Group and President, MEAI said, “IMEC is c
GOT Season Finale Teaser: Winter is coming on April 14!

GOT Season Finale Teaser: Winter is coming on April 14!

Latest News, VFX
In what could be termed as good news for Targaryen or Stark fans, HBO has finally revealed the date of the premiere for the last season of Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones season 8 will premiere on April 14, HBO announced in the first teaser released on Sunday. India will be able to watch the season 8 premiere on April 15, either on Hotstar or Star World. Check it out here: Titled as the Crypts of Winterfell, the first GOT season 8 teaser is entirely focused on the Starks of Winterfell: Sansa (Sophie Turner), Arya (Maisie Williams), and Jon Snow (Kit Harrington), who still believes he's a bastard. The teaser concludes with a winter chill creeping into the frame literally bringing the phrase --- “Winter is coming”. It also indicates the Stark home is going to be the first one to figh
Nicki Minaj joins ‘Angry Birds Movie 2’ star-studded voice cast

Nicki Minaj joins ‘Angry Birds Movie 2’ star-studded voice cast

Animation, Latest News
Hip-hop megastar Nicki Minaj has been cast in the star-studded sequel to Angry Birds, which is currently titled Angry Birds 2. She had done voice-over work on Ice Age: Continental Drift, and she appeared in The Other Woman, and Barbershop: The Next Cut. Minaj is all set to lend her vocal ability to the Angry Birds 2 film. According to a report in Variety, Minaj is only the latest addition to a cast which so far includes Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Awkwafina, and Zach Woods. The sequel is scheduled to hit theatres on August 16, 2019. Based on the popular mobile app, the first Angry Birds film was extremely successful and brought in USD 350 million worldwide on a budget of USD 73 million becoming the second highest-gro...
Descendants 2 to premiere on Disney International HD on December 23

Descendants 2 to premiere on Disney International HD on December 23

Animation, Latest News
Disney International HD will be premiering Descendants 2’ the highly anticipated sequel to the successful Descendants this holiday season. The imaginative story about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains will continue in "Descendants 2’ as it is telecast at 8.00 pm on December 23, 2018, for the very first time. In "Descendants 2," the story deepens as the Villain Kids (aka "VKs") – Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay continue to try to find their place in idyllic Auradon. When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, the daughter of Ursula, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen of the run-down town. Uma, still resentful over not being selected by Ben to go to Auradon Prep
New character posters for ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ released

New character posters for ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ released

Animation, Latest News, VFX
What do you think – how big are Godzilla: King of the Monsters creatures -- Rodan, Mothra, and Ghidorah? Well! it is huge and enormous. New character posters for the creatures Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah have been released for the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Each poster also boasted a biblical quote from revelations specific to the featured titan by Director Michael Dougherty. For Ghidorah, Dougherty tweeted: “They have as king over them, the angel of the Abyss. A star fallen from heaven to earth, he opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like that of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened…” For Mothra: “Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions over the earth. The
Aquaman Review: Jason Momoa will take you to an extravagant underwater ride

Aquaman Review: Jason Momoa will take you to an extravagant underwater ride

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Director - James Wan Cast - Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Willem Dafoe Rating - 4/5 “My father was a light housekeeper; my mother was a queen… My parents were from different worlds and I was the product of the love that never should have been.” – Arthur Curry. Marvel fans beware! DC’s ‘Aquaman’ is here to take the superhero clad to an all new different level. Jason Momoa’s funny dialogues, combined with some insane action set pieces, make for convincing reasons to watch ‘Aquaman’. Jason Momoa reprises his role as the ‘Ocean Master’ in DC’s newest standalone superhero film after making brief appearances in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. The film, which serves as the origin story for the king of the underwater