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Hotel Transylvania 3 hit Indian theatres on July 20: Check out public reactions and more!

Hotel Transylvania 3 hit Indian theatres on July 20: Check out public reactions and more!

Animation, Headlines
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (popularly known as Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation) hit the Indian theatres on July 20. The third installment in the Hotel Transylvania franchise was produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. The animated-comedy film is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and written by Tartakovsky and Michael McCullers, and features Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, and Mel Brooks reprising their roles, as well as new additions to the cast, including Kathryn Hahn and Jim Gaffigan. Synopsis: This installment opens with a 19th-century flashback showing Dracula besting the vampire hunter Van Helsing: think a caped and fang-b...
Finally! Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 to hit theatres on November 29 this year

Finally! Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 to hit theatres on November 29 this year

Headlines, VFX
After being postponed several times ever since the film went on floors, Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth starrer 2.0 has finally got a release date. The film will hit the theatre screens on November 29 this year. The announcement was done by Akshay Kumar by sharing a new poster showing a scary crow on his microblogging site. Get ready for the ultimate clash, #2Point0 on 29th November, 2018! https://t.co/t31HtEOl12 — Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 10, 2018 This would be the second time that two films of Rajinikanth will be releasing in the same year. Earlier this year, Kaala had hit the theatres. 2.0 is a sequel of 2010 film 'Enthiran' (released in Hindi as 'Robot'), starring Rajinikanth and Aishwariya Rai in lead roles. The movie 2.0 has been written and directed by S Shankar and is
Hotel Transylvania 3 beats Skyscraper, garners $100 million in worldwide opening

Hotel Transylvania 3 beats Skyscraper, garners $100 million in worldwide opening

Animation, Headlines
Amid FIFA World Cup and Wimbledon, "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" has successfully grabbed the Numero uno spot at the box office in its opening weekend, surpassing the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, “Skyscraper”, which took only USD 25.5 million. The monster-adventure animated movie opened to USD 44.1 million in the US this weekend, swooping into the number one spot in North America. The numbers put it on par with the previous movies in the series the first Hotel Transylvania opened to USD 42 million and the second to USD 48 million. Worldwide, “Hotel Transylvania 3” has already earned more than USD 100 million, including special Amazon Prime screenings in the US and early foreign grosses. The successful series has grossed over USD 900 million worldwide to date. Disney and
Thanos is coming to San-Diego Comic-Con 2018. Here’s how

Thanos is coming to San-Diego Comic-Con 2018. Here’s how

Headlines, Merchandise
To all the lovers of the mad titan! Thanos is coming to San-Diego Comic-Con. According to a report in the Hollywood Reporter, Marvel is debuting a life-size statue of the villain seen in the 2 billion-grossing Avengers: Infinity War. Interestingly, the model took 418 hours to design and build the model. The statue stands about eight-and-a-half feet tall, containing 91,350 bricks and weighs 450 lbs. Check out this time-lapse video as shared by IGN: The statue will stand at the Lego exhibit in the San Diego Convention Center. Besides Thanos, LEGO is set to have a massive presence at San Diego Comic-Con this year. LEGO has a 197-piece Aquaman set, which is inspired by the 1960s cartoon and not the movie, a Giant-Man and Wasp set from Ant-Man and the Wasp and a Millennium Falcon cockp...
EPIC TV launches new animated series ‘Animals in Mythology’

EPIC TV launches new animated series ‘Animals in Mythology’

Animation, Headlines
Are you familiar with all the animals involved in Hindu Mythology? Viewers are mostly familiar with the famous legends and can only recount the various deities and their animal associations. To bring lesser known facts, Epic TV has launched its first animated series ‘Animals in Mythology’. Each episode of the four-part series will feature two to three animals that are an integral part of fables such as peacock, snake, horse, lion, turtle, and dog. Speaking about the launch of the unique series, Akul Tripathi, Content and Programming Head, EPIC TV said, "At EPIC we strive to engage with viewers and based on feedback, we learnt that viewers, especially younger ones were curious as to the origin and association of animals in our mythological stories, so we decided to tell it in a way we
Gaumont appoints Alex Soto as Creative Director for ‘Animation & Family’

Gaumont appoints Alex Soto as Creative Director for ‘Animation & Family’

Headlines, People
Nicolas Atlan, President of Animation & Family for Gaumont, announced further growth for the division with the appointment of Alex Soto to the newly created role of Creative Director. Soto will report to Terry Kalagian, SVP for the group, and will work alongside Kimberly Dennison, VP of Creative Development in the U.S. office, and Gaelle Guiny, VP of Creative Development in Paris. In his new role, Soto will be responsible for the creative vision of Gaumont’s series, building the creative teams for each project in development. Current projects include Stan Sakai’s comic book series Usagi Yojimbo; Touch the Earth and Heal The Earth from New York Times bestselling children’s book authors Julian Lennon and Bart Davis; Molly and the Cryptos with France Television; Bionic Max with Gulli
Rainbow names Rick Mischel as new CEO for Bardel Entertainment

Rainbow names Rick Mischel as new CEO for Bardel Entertainment

Headlines
Rainbow, the content company renowned throughout the world for its animated and multimedia productions, has announced the appointment of Rick Mischel as new CEO for Bardel Entertainment, leading animation services provider in North America. Rick Mischel is a renowned industry professional, with a strong background that includes executive positions at some of the world’s best-known companies in animation, games and family entertainment. As the new CEO of Bardel Entertainment, Rick Mischel will build on the company’s strong reputation for quality, creativity, and innovation to develop a new business strategy by exploring new opportunities. His industry background makes him uniquely qualified to bring forward the work of the company's visionary founders Delna Bhesania and Barry Ward, who
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