Thursday, February 23


Cartoon Network partners with Mumbai Juniorthon

Cartoon Network partners with Mumbai Juniorthon

Animation, Events
The second edition of Mumbai Juniorthon aimed to encourage kids of Mumbai to have outdoor activities and a healthy lifestyle. Cartoon Network partnered with the Mumbai Juniorthon  to encourage kids of Mumbai to run towards a healthier future and enabled the Cartoon Network brand to reach out to over 3000 children and more than 10,000 parents. The marathon was held on December 04th, 2016. Excitement, enthusiasm and fun was what made up this event a memorable one, while supporting a good cause. Joining the kids on Sunday were our toons – Ben10 and Kris from Roll No. 21, who flagged off the marathon with celebrity mom and popular TV host, Tara Sharma, much to the delight of the participants. A special Ben10 themed stall with a photo-booth and ‘Score a Goal’ game was specially created in
Academy shortlists 10 animated shorts which races forward for award

Academy shortlists 10 animated shorts which races forward for award

Animation, Events
The Academy has been giving out awards for the animation category for 14 years now and Pixar animation have bagged most of them all. In the upcoming year too, the race is going tough with total of 69 animation shorts, 137 live-actions in the category. The nominations have been shortlisted to just 10 animated shorts. Each entry was viewed by members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch before the preliminary round of voting. In each category, five nominees will be chosen after branch screenings take place throughout December in Los Angeles, London, New York, and San Francisco. The 10 animated short films along with the name of their producers are mentioned below: 1.Blind Vaysha - Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada) 2. Borrowed Time,  Andrew Coats and L
Toy of The Year (TOTY) Awards finalists unveiled

Toy of The Year (TOTY) Awards finalists unveiled

Animation, Events
The Toy Industry Association has named its 100 finalists for the 2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. The finalists were selected from 700 nominees submitted by more than 250 companies. Twenty-five judges—including toy experts, retailers, academics and journalists—made the selections across 14 categories. (New genres this year include Action Figure of the Year, Doll of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Vehicle of the Year.) Mattel and Spin Master lead the nominations with eight and seven nods, respectively. Mattel is a finalist in the Action Figure of the Year, Active/Outdoor Toy of the Year, Game of the Year, Innovative Toy of the Year, Specialty of the Year and Vehicle of the Year categories. Mattel also received two nominations in the Doll of the Year category for its Barbie Fashionista

Tech-fest kick starts today with a view of a Digital Future

Events, Licensing
Asia’s leading infocomm technology and broadcasting industry event gathers leading innovators to showcase and discuss the latest in Smart Technology for a digital future Robots, Virtual Reality, Drones, and Smart Devices – these are the innovations fuelled by digital transformation that will pave the way of Asia Pacific’s future. With digitisation and smart technologies enhancing productivity, these innovations form the heart of CommunicAsia2016, EnterpriseIT2016 and BroadcastAsia2016 which opens today, from 31 May to 3 June 2016, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. (more…)

Unveiling Smart Technologies at CommunicAsia2016, EnterpriseIT2016 and BroadcastAsia2016

Events, People, Top Stories
Exciting line-up of speakers, exhibitors, launches of smart technologies at Asia’s leading ICT, broadcasting and digital multimedia industry event Digital transformation has given rise to smart technologies, disrupting the way we work, live and play. Bringing to life new innovations, this year’s Communic Asia 2016, Enterprise IT 2016 and Broadcast Asia 2016 returns to Marina Bay Sands Singapore from 31 May – 3 June 2016. (more…)

Broadcast Asia 2016 is Ready to Roll from May 31st…

Channels, Events, Technology
The event eyes on bringing great minds from broadcasting industry on one platform, tricks and talisman from the heroes of Asia’s broadcasting fraternity will help the aspirants and companies in reaching pinnacles of the broadcasting phenomenon... Renowned as  Asia’s largest pro-audio, film and broadcasting industry by number of stellar stalwarts from the region,  Broadcast Asia 2016 is ready to roll for the 21st time from May 31 this year. Bigwigs from the audio side of the industry will be in attendance and are expected to shed light on slew of subjects such as Audio over IP, recent development of MPEG 3D audio and many more. The third day of this highly acclaimed event will witness a full track on radio broadcasting with a top focus on the implications of updated radio broadca

Animation Masters Summit is ‘ready to roll’ from May 6, Aces from Animation World in attendance!

Animation, Events, Top Stories
Stellar Stalwarts from the Animation and Visual effects circuit will be flashing their delicate brilliance at the event, lovers and aspirants will be fed with ‘Right Stuff’ which would help them in catapulting to the very top in the industry … ‘Animation Masters Summit’ is just around the corner! The Capital city will witness the conglomeration of Animation and Visual Effects experts and animation lovers celebrating the ‘Spirit of Animation’ at the two-day summit during May 6-7 at Technopark. (more…)

Dubai’s own Cartoon Network Zone is set to Thrill from 15.August…

Animation, Channels, Events, Headlines, Top Stories
The Cartoon Network Zone will feature the first ever Ben 10 5D cinema and an exciting line up of branded restaurants and retail locations, including the world's largest Ben 10 retail store...  Details of a new Cartoon Network zone at Dubai’s popular tourist destination IMG Worlds of Adventure have finally been revealed...  The park – that will open its doors officially on August 15th this year – will feature the likes of Ben 10, Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls in a series of rides and attractions. The numerous attractions to be unveiled this summer is the result of a deal between Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group and Cartoon Network. (more…)

Film Engine premieres The Jungle Book & Zoomania at FMX

Animation, Events, Headlines
Worldwide premiere at FMX: Film Engine - the successor of Crytek's Cinebox - is unveiled at FMX, allowing attendees to experience real-time movie making at the Film Engine Virtual Production Stage. It is the first time that FMX offers attendees the opportunity to put their hands on virtual cameras, experience directing in virtual reality and working in a virtual production pipeline "live" on-stage, a performance made possible with the support of Ncam, OptiTrack, ARRI, AMD and HP. Rob Legato, two-time Academy Award winner for his work on Titanic and Hugo, hosts a masterclass at the Virtual Production Stage on Thursday, April 28, from 3 to 5 pm. Film Engine is also one of the FMX 2016 main partners, alongside the Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS), AMD, Backstage, CryEngine, D