Tuesday, November 13

Author: Sutikshya Mallick

Interesting facts about Mickey Mouse we bet you didn’t know!

Interesting facts about Mickey Mouse we bet you didn’t know!

Animation, Latest News
Whether you are a 90’s or new generation kid, one cannot forget the charm and brand value of the iconic character Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney’s most iconic cartoon character is set to turn 90, and the world is leaving no stone unturned to make it a memorable one. Let’s take a look at some of the interesting and fascinating facts about the adorable mouse. Walt Disney, from 1929 to 1946, provided the original voices for both Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Mickey Mouse is the only mouse to receive an Academy Award in 1941. During World War II, when the Allied forces invaded Normandy on D-Day in 1944, "Mickey Mouse" was used as a secret password between intelligence officers. Mickey Mouse was the first ever cartoon character to talk. Mickey was originally going to be na
How to Train Your Dragon 3 second trailer: Ready to explore the underground!

How to Train Your Dragon 3 second trailer: Ready to explore the underground!

Animation, Latest News
One of the most loved and critically acclaimed animated films around the world, How to Train Your Dragon returns with the third part in their blockbuster franchise. Just like the previous two films, the new one titled ‘The Hidden World’ looks visually stunning with animation flicks. As per the new trailer, the new film will focus on Toothless meeting his potential mate, a “Light Fury” who has the ability to heat her scales, giving her the illusion of invisibility. The new franchise returns us to the village of Berk, where a Viking-dragon utopia ruled by its new chief, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel). As Hiccup, Astrid (America Ferrera), and the other citizens of Berk work untiringly to free dragons from the clutches of those who fear them, a new threat arrives that could destroy everything. To s
Google Doodle celebrates Tyrus Wong’s 108th birth anniversary

Google Doodle celebrates Tyrus Wong’s 108th birth anniversary

Animation
Google celebrated the 108th birth anniversary of noted artist and famed Disney movie Bambi's creator Tyrus Wong with a Doodle on October 25. Tyrus Wong was born in Taishan, Guangdong, China on October 25, 1910. Wong worked as a painter, animator, calligrapher, muralist, ceramicist, and lithographer. He had also contributed as film production illustrator with big banners such as Warner Brothers and Disney. After leaving Disney in 1941, Wong moved to Warner Brothers, worked for 26 years as an artist who created the concept of the movie and a story and retired in 1968. The Walt Disney Family Museum also staged a career retrospective Water to Paper, Paint to Sky. In 2001, Huang Qiyao was awarded the Disney "Legendary Award" for his contribution to "Bee Deer". Post-retirement from his job...
90th Birthday: Check out Mickey and Minnie’s new celebration outfits!

90th Birthday: Check out Mickey and Minnie’s new celebration outfits!

Animation, Latest News
Disney parks around the world are celebrating 90 years of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse with special surprises and events. Disney officially shares a sneak peek at the fancy fashions Mickey and Minnie will wear for the celebration at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Cruise Line. Mickey Mouse’s crisp white suit will feature a shower of colorful confetti, while fashion icon Minnie Mouse will don a puff-sleeve dress adorned with pompons and a buoyant bubble skirt for the celebration at some of the Disney parks. According to Senior Costume Designer Joe Kucharski, their outfits will reflect the party spirit of the celebration. “The looks that Mickey and Minnie will be wearing to celebrate their 90th anniversary represent
Will there be a sequel to Aquaman? Let’s find out!

Will there be a sequel to Aquaman? Let’s find out!

Animation, Latest News, VFX
Aquaman is still two months away from its release but already rumours about a sequel are stirring. If the media reports are to be believed, director James Wan and star Jason Momoa indicate so. Speaking to TotalFilm Magazine, Wan said: "There's definitely stories, even within the world we've created, that you can actually see other storylines as well.” Whereas, Momoa revealed to TotalFilm he has already pitched an idea for Aquaman 2. Meanwhile, a new photo from Aquaman has surfaced and it shows King Orm (Patrick Wilson) riding on the back of a sea creature known as a Tylosaur. When previously talking about his character, Wilson was quoted as saying, “He’s kind of an eco-warrior. He’s got a very clear gripe with the surface world, which has been polluting his oceans for centuries.”
Here’s how Belgium celebrates 60th birthday of the ‘Smurfs’

Here’s how Belgium celebrates 60th birthday of the ‘Smurfs’

Animation, Latest News
Belgium celebrated the 60th anniversary of the 'Smurfs' on Tuesday. To celebrate the anniversary, authorities in Brussels have turned the town blue. A special “Smurf Experience” has been laid on at the Brussels Expo park, where visitors can explore a real-life Smurf village. The interactive show is spread over 1,500 square meters. The exhibit boasts nine rooms, including the Smurfs' village, a cage where evil sorcerer Gargamel wants to imprison them, and an array of sound and video presentations. "The Smurf Experience" is the creation of Spanish set designer and story-teller Marcos Vinals Bassols. Video animations, loud sound effects, audio guides and a virtual reality tour all help visitors plunge into the Smurfs' universe. The Smurf Experience will run at the Brussels Expo Event C
First look of Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men: Check pics inside

First look of Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men: Check pics inside

Animation, Latest News
Marvel’s relaunched Uncanny X-Men is only a few short weeks away, we bring you the first looks. The series’ initial, ten-issue storyline, “Disassembld,” will unfold at a weekly pace, with writers Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson and Matthew Rosenberg aided by the art team of Mahmud Asrar, R.B. Silva, Yildiray Cinar, and Pere Perez. Check it out here: (Image Courtesy: Marvel official blog) "To me, UNCANNY X-MEN has always been the book that defined what Super Hero comics can be. It's the book I learned to read with. It's the book that helped me understand who I wanted to be. And it's the book I have always come back to as a fan. These characters have served as icons, heroes, friends, and even family for me and generations of comic book fans. And now I get to bring all the X-Men together t
Event alert: Gaming, animation expo to take place from December 1

Event alert: Gaming, animation expo to take place from December 1

Animation, VFX
The government of Telangana in association with Telangana VFX Animation and Gaming Association (TVAGA) is conducting ‘India Joy’. The expo is scheduled to take place from December 1 to 6 to celebrate gaming and digital media & Entertainment content in Hyderabad. With 15-plus events, 5,000-plus global visitors, 25,000 footfalls during the week-long celebration, the event will be held in Hitex Exhibition Center and HICC in Hyderabad. Some of the programmes slated under ‘India Joy’ includes India Game Developers Conference, Unite India Indiwood (Film & VFX), International Animation Day, Animation Express, eSports (Blitz), Google Developers Day, India Game Expo – IGX, India Design Summit among others. India Joy is an aggregator platform, bringing together international events in
James Bond Origin comics to be featured in Playboy magazine

James Bond Origin comics to be featured in Playboy magazine

Animation, Latest News
Dynamite Entertainment and Ian Fleming Publications announced that the latest James Bond series, James Bond Origin, from Jeff Parker (Suicide Squad, Batman ‘66) and artist Bob Q (The Green Hornet), will have a standalone story in the upcoming issue of Playboy magazine. Fans can read an exclusive six-page story from the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed Dynamite series, James Bond Origin, which takes readers back to March 1941 and tells the definitive account of James Bond’s exploits during World War II. Commenting on the opportunity, writer Jeff Parker was quoted as saying, “The team of James Bond Origin recently had the chance to create a short Bond story for Playboy, calling back to the days when the Ian Fleming short stories would run in the magazine beginning with “The
Tom and Jerry to be revised into live-action adaptation

Tom and Jerry to be revised into live-action adaptation

Animation, Latest News
Warner Bros. has chosen its director for a new interpretation of cat and mouse cartoon classic Tom and Jerry. Tim Story and Warner Bros are taking over the studio's Tom and Jerry project, which is to involve both live-action and CGI. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is also producing an animated Scooby-Doo movie and has roped in 'Harry Potter' filmmaker Chris Columbus as the creative producer. Tom and Jerry began as a series of long-running shorts in 1940, created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The series centered around the exploits of a cat, Tom, and his relentless arguments and tussles with Jerry, a mouse. Scooby-Doo, on the other hand, revolves around a gang of friends who solve mysteries with the help of their Great Dane. It last hit the big screen in 2004...