Animation

Boon Foundation bids $600,000 for original art for ‘Master Race’

Boon Foundation bids $600,000 for original art for ‘Master Race’

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The Belgium-based Boon Foundation for Narrative Graphic Arts cast the USD 600,000 winning bid to add the original art for the eight-page story Master Race (EC 1955) to its collection of artworks from comic strips and graphic novels. Heritage Auctions offered the original art for the first time since its publication in 1955 at a public auction of vintage comic books and comic art held on November 15 in Dallas, Texas. “These eight pages date from 1955 and were the first major representation of the Holocaust in the history of graphic narrative,” said Daniel Spindler, a representative of the Boon Foundation. “Master Race is one of the world masterworks of graphic narrative,” Daniel further stated. Created in Belgium in June 2018 by Philippe Boon, the Boon Foundation for Narrative Graphic
New Bengali cartoon channel ‘MOOPLE’ launched on YouTube

New Bengali cartoon channel ‘MOOPLE’ launched on YouTube

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With the launch of MOOPLE television channel, a world of newly-created Bengali animated cartoon characters such as Neel, Pari, Rex, Packi, Stegy, Tops and Tero under the title "Dhinchak Dino" opened up for the kids in Kolkata. Marking the Children’s Day celebrations on November 14, actors Dev and Koel Mullick inaugurated the channel in the presence of children. MOOPLE TV is the umbrella brand of Hi-Tech Animation. The Channel would flag off with a series of animated cartoons in Bengali, followed by similar series in Hindi and other Indian regional languages. The YouTube Channel would provide infotainment and also teach basic education to the kids, the official statement further stated. Hi-Tech Animation has plans to invest Rs 8 crore initially in the new venture for content creation
Mark the date: Aquaman to release in India on December 14

Mark the date: Aquaman to release in India on December 14

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The king of the ocean is all set to swim to the Indian shores before the rest of the world. Jason Momoa starrer Aquaman will release a week before the United States. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed the release date on Twitter. “Mark the date... #Aquaman will release in #India on 14 Dec 2018, one week before its US release... Will release in #English, #Hindi, #Tamil, and #Telugu,” he wrote in a tweet. Mark the date... #Aquaman will release in #India on 14 Dec 2018, one week *before* its US release... Will release in #English, #Hindi, #Tamil and #Telugu. pic.twitter.com/c4RWyWPFRK — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 13, 2018 As per the official synopsis, the film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifeti
Not all heroes wear capes: Remembering ‘Marvel’ous Stan Lee

Not all heroes wear capes: Remembering ‘Marvel’ous Stan Lee

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Stan Lee, the creator of some of comics books' most enduring characters and the former president of Marvel Comics, has died at the age of 95 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday. Lee, who began in the business in 1939 and created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man, among countless other characters. Who was Stan Lee? Lee was one of the most famous comics writers and actors, especially in the Marvels collection of comics and movies that is famous worldwide. He will be remembered as an icon of the comic book industry. Stan Lee’s net worth was estimated to be $50 million. Born in New York City on December 28, 1922, Lieber, who later shortened his name to "Lee" as
Chhota Bheem Kung Fu Dhamaka Trailer: Witness the adventures in China!

Chhota Bheem Kung Fu Dhamaka Trailer: Witness the adventures in China!

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The makers of ‘Chhota Bheem’ released the new trailer for the film -- Chhota Bheem Kung Fu Dhamaka, where Bheem and his friends take their penchant for adventure to new shores. The crew travels to China for a martial arts competition, but villain Zuhu is about to create havoc, according to the press release. The makers said that this is the first Chhota Bheem feature film in digital 3D. The trailer of the film will remind you of another China-set animated feature, Kung Fu Panda (2008). Check out the trailer here: The Chhota Bheem franchise includes a long-running animated television series, three feature films, multiple television films, and various spin-offs. The films that have been released theatrically are Chhota Bheem and the Curse of Damyaan (2012), Chhota Bheem and the Thro
Axis Studios launches debut VR film ‘The Bond’

Axis Studios launches debut VR film ‘The Bond’

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UK visual effects and animation group Axis Studios has made its first foray into owned IP with the launch of VR film ‘The Bond’, written and directed by Olly Reid. The short is available for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The film takes viewers on a journey in the footsteps of a mystical character, TiaMuati, as she seeks out animals in trouble and ‘spirit walks’ into their minds. Through the power of virtual reality, viewers suddenly find themselves inhabiting terrified prey and tiny insects. The film is partly funded by Scottish Enterprise and designed to maximize the uniqueness of the medium by placing viewers in the shoes of multiple characters and allowing them to engage with the environment from a variety of dynamic perspectives. Reid said, “The Bond is set in an incredibly rich and d
Cartoon Network to open resort-style hotel in Pennsylvania

Cartoon Network to open resort-style hotel in Pennsylvania

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In what could be termed as good news for 90’s kid, Cartoon Network announced plans to open its first resort-style hotel in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It will be the first resort opportunity for the cable service, which will partner with Palace Entertainment to establish a 165-suite accommodation hub in Pennsylvania. The resort hotel is also set to feature an interactive lobby, outdoor and indoor pools, water play zone, outdoor amphitheater, lawn games, fire pits, game rooms and play areas. Palace Entertainment currently owns and operated amusement parks, water parks and other in US and Australia. The theme-based hotel will include themes from the choicest CN shows such as “Adventure Time,” “We Bare Bears,” and “The Powerpuff Girls.” In a press release, Cartoon Network President Christi
Avengers 4 to be titled as ‘Avengers Annihilation’: Report

Avengers 4 to be titled as ‘Avengers Annihilation’: Report

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In what could be termed as good news for Marvel fans, speculations are rife that the trailer of the ‘Avengers 4’ film will release by the end of November. The same was confirmed by Critics Choice reporter Erick Weber citing Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige that the trailer will drop 'before the end of the year'. Last year, Avengers: Infinity War first trailer was also released by the end of November. Some media reports also leaked the background score and insights into the title of the film. According to a report in MCU Cosmic, the title of the upcoming Avengers film is 'Avengers: Annihilation'. Moreover, the background music for the trailer is a new remixed variation of Dust and Light track titled Nevermore. Composed by Twelve Titans Music, Dust and Light was used in the trailer o
Goosebumps 2 review: A scary movie for kids!

Goosebumps 2 review: A scary movie for kids!

Animation
A sequel to 2015’s Goosebumps has hit theatres on October 26 in India. The action in this film revolves around three kids. The precocious budding scientist and electricity obsessed Sonny (Jeremy Ray Taylor) whose experiments with wireless electricity follow the trail blazed by his hero Nikolai Tesla, his best friend Sam (Caleel Harris) and Sonny's older sister Sarah (Madison Iseman) who is an aspiring writer. According to a review in IANS, the main representative of evil is the charmless Slappy (voiced by Mick Wingert) a sneering ventriloquist's dummy in a natty charcoal suit, who was found in a dilapidated home which once supposedly belonged to R.L. Stine the original author of Goosebumps series. Sonny and Sam in their bid to earn some extra pocket money dig him out from the waste al
After racism row, The Simpsons to drop character of Apu?

After racism row, The Simpsons to drop character of Apu?

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After 31 years working behind the counter of Springfield’s Kwik-E-Mart, Indian shopkeeper Apu is going to be dropped from ‘The Simpsons’, according to media reports. The cartoon character, voiced by white actor Hank Azaria, prompted heated debate in recent months after he was branded a racist caricature in a TV documentary, The Problem with Apu. The documentary's presenter, US comedian Hari Kondabolu, claims the character is tainted by "a little bit of the poison of racism". "Apu reflected how America viewed us: servile, devious, goofy," Kondabolu said. Rather than calling for Apu to be killed off, however, he urged the writers to "keep him" and "complicate" him, to make him less of a stereotype. Film producer Adi Shankar said he had heard from people who work on the show that they a