Tuesday, November 13

Author: Sutikshya Mallick

Throwback Thursday: THIS is India’s first animation movie!

Throwback Thursday: THIS is India’s first animation movie!

Animation
The Indian animation industry, however, has taken great leaps forward, working for some of the biggest movies being made in Hollywood. But do you know how it started? India witnessed the release of its first animated movie in colour titled ‘The Banyan Deer’ in the year 1957. Banyan Deer’ is based on a Buddhist Jataka story. Made in the cartoon technique, it illustrates how self-immolation can bring about change in human outlook from violence to non-violence. How it started? In 1956, Disney Studios animator Clair Weeks, who had worked on Bambi, was invited to Films Division of India in Mumbai to establish and train the country's first animation studio as part of the American technical co-operation mission. He trained a core group of Indian animators, whose first production was a film
Wonder Park Trailer: Witness an amusement park full of magical rides, talking animals!

Wonder Park Trailer: Witness an amusement park full of magical rides, talking animals!

Animation, Headlines
Paramount Pictures has unveiled the first teaser trailer for the animated animal adventure movie, Wonder Park. The movie tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. She discovers an amusement park full of magical rides and talking animals. She learns that she created the park with her imagination and is the only person that can save the attraction. The original title was Amusement Park. The David Feiss-directed animated film features film Wonder Park features the voice talents of Brianna Denski, Jennifer Garner, Ken Hudson Campbell, Kenan Thompson, Mila Kunis, John Oliver, Ken Jeong, Matthew Broderick, Kath Soucie, and Norbert Leo Butz. Check out the trailer here: This first official image features the chara...
9 Story Media Group acquires Breakthrough Entertainment’s kids slate

9 Story Media Group acquires Breakthrough Entertainment’s kids slate

Headlines
9 Story Media Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Breakthrough Entertainment’s kids and family library and development slate. Under the terms of the agreement, 9 Story will acquire 757 half hours of animated and live action kids and family content, bringing 9 Story’s total distribution library to more than 3,500 half hours. The transaction is expected to close within the next 30 days. However, no financial terms were disclosed yet. 9 Story will also take over Breakthrough’s kids and family development slate and have the right to produce future seasons of these properties. Breakthrough has agreed to a 3-year non-compete in the kids and family space but will complete its current kids and family production slate. Breakthrough’s kids and family division was lau
The Parr Family is pulling ‘Incredible’ box office numbers in India, North America

The Parr Family is pulling ‘Incredible’ box office numbers in India, North America

Headlines
The Parr Family is pulling off some incredibly historic numbers at the box office. In India, Incredibles 2 remained unaffected from big releases such as Salman Khan’s Race 3 and Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanju. Incredibles 2 hit 1,000 screens in India on June 22 and earned Rs 3.85 crore on opening day. According to a report in the Moneycontrol, during its first weekend, the film collected Rs 17.85 crore and moved on to collect Rs 30 crore. The film has secured its position on the list of successful animation films from Hollywood surpassing the 2016 film Kung Fu Panda 3 that earned Rs 22.12 crore. According to media reports, the sequel has passed half a billion dollars, making it the first animated film in history to hit USD 500 million in North America, and grossed USD 268.4 million in oth
With THESE releases, the big screen is ready to get animated!

With THESE releases, the big screen is ready to get animated!

Animation
Incredibles 2 is going strong as it has remained unaffected by big releases such as Race 3 and Sanju in India. Incredibles 2 hit 1,000 screens in India on June 22. Filmmakers let their creativity fly high by bringing a number of animated films to the big screen this year. With the help of computer animation, cartoons and animation are better than ever—and they're not just for kids anymore. Whether it be sequels to successful franchises such as Incredibles 2, and Hotel Transylvania 3 or anticipated adaptations of beloved stories such as Peter Rabbit, Captain Underpants, the big screen is ready to get animated. Here are some of the best animated movies of 2018: Incredibles 2: Incredibles 2 hit 1,000 screens in India on June 22 and earned Rs 3.85 crore on opening day. The sequel again de
Sketch Consultancy’s “Remote Control and Gaming Consumer Show” will kickstart tomorrow at Mumbai with drones, racing, VR and entertainment

Sketch Consultancy’s “Remote Control and Gaming Consumer Show” will kickstart tomorrow at Mumbai with drones, racing, VR and entertainment

Gaming, Latest News
India’s first international level  “Remote Control and Gaming Consumer Show” is here in Mumbai organised by Sketch Consultancy. It is the first and one of its kind consumer show that brings together RC Gaming, Drone VR and PC gaming. It is primarily for consumers to have a hands-on and interactive experience on some of the latest Drones , RC Cars, VR games and PC Games. There will be gaming competitions as well, which will have elimination rounds. Also an interesting drone making workshop has been arranged by the organisers. Samsung, Sony PlayStation, Shoppers Stop, Seagate, Rapoo, TP Link, GoPro are the main sponsors of the event. People participating the event include all age groups from kids, teenagers, youngsters and adults.  The event will be held from 15 – 17 December 2017 from 11
Sachin Saga Cricket Champions scores over Million downloads in less than a week of launch

Sachin Saga Cricket Champions scores over Million downloads in less than a week of launch

Gaming, Latest News
JetSynthesys’ Sachin Saga Cricket Champions announced yesterday, a successful milestone of achieving 1.00 million downloads within a week of its launch. Within less than a week, the cricketing mobile game has become one of the top-most downloaded games on Google Play making it one of the most awaited and popular cricket based game in India. Launched on 7 th December 2017 by the master blaster himself, the game gives fans an opportunity to relive the legend’s career by stepping into his shoes. “Sachin Saga Cricket Champions” creates a larger than life virtual cricketing experience on a mobile device. Through the technology embedded in the game, the players for the first time can experience real-time shadows and motion captures in a mobile game without hampering the game’s performance.
Fenil Comics’ desi superhero Bajrangi  saves the tigers in brand new series “1411”

Fenil Comics’ desi superhero Bajrangi  saves the tigers in brand new series “1411”

Comics, Latest News
 Popular Indian comicbook publishers, Fenil comics have come out with a brand new comic series titled as “1411” introducing an Indian superhero “ Bajrangi”  who will be on a sacred mission of saving tigers! Sounds interesting. Animation Digital Digest (ADD) spoke to Fenil Sherdiwala who is the founder of Fenil Comics and also the author of “1411”. Fenil said to ADD, “When I wrote the story, there were only 1411 tigers in India. Bajrangi is a superhero from jungle and he is on a mission to save tigers and stop illegal business of tiger in jungle. So I named it 1411. Indian culture embodiment and most importantly fans should like it proudly and say, our country, our super hero Bajrangi.” The synopsis of the story is something like this: Vajra,  son of Bhima completed his education from f
BookMyShow featured in best apps of 2017, say Google and Apple

BookMyShow featured in best apps of 2017, say Google and Apple

Latest News, Technology
BookMyShow, India’s largest online entertainment ticketing platform, has been touted as one of the best apps of 2017 on both Google PlayStore and on Apple’s App Store. As per Google. On Apple’s App Store, BookMyShow featured in their Best of 2017 list in its Trends of the Year section that featured App Store editors’ most download-worthy games and apps globally based on topics and trends that were popular on the App store throughout the year. . Parikshit Dar, Director, BookMyShow said, “At its heart, BookMyShow is a simple product that provides a simple solution to pertinent problems that users like you and I face related to entertainment experiences. In all our endeavors, we continue to identify and solve these problems to create an unmatched experience for our users. We are absolutely
Nube Studio Business Head Ranjan Karkera shares his wonderful experience at the Mumbai based post-production company

Nube Studio Business Head Ranjan Karkera shares his wonderful experience at the Mumbai based post-production company

Latest News, VFX
Mumbai based post-production company Nube Studio is just two years old and has achieved a lot in a short period of time! The fast-growing studio specializes in high-end colour grading,CG/VFX for commercials, advertisements,feature films, TV series and music videos. Nube has also collaborated with groundbreaking filmmakers, directors, advertising agencies, broadcasters, production and post houses for bringing their ideas to life. The studio which opened since June of 2015 already boasts of an impressive 3000+ TVC’s, with a superb client register. In recent developments, Serbian colourist Nikola Mrdalj joined office. Also, few months back Turkish colourist Metin Okutay had joined here. Animation Digital Digest spoke to Nube Studio Business Head Ranjan Karkera who is also a pass out from