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Animated series of Bahubali to show on Colors

Animated series of Bahubali to show on Colors

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  Riding high on the success of the Bahubali franchise, India’s leading entertainment channel Colors has acquired the broadcast satellite rights of an animated series spin-off named Bahubali: The Lost Legends that was initially launched digitally on Amazon Prime Video. This goes to show that the highest grossing film ever in the history of Indian cinema is now set to make its television debut as an animated series. This isn’t the first time that an animated series will be seen on a Hindi GEC channel. Last year, Colors took the bold step of broadcasting an animated show Chhoti Anandi created by HopMotion on the mornings of Sundays. Commenting on the procurement of the rights, Viacom18, COO, Raj Nayak said, “Bahubali has proved to be a landmark film in the history of Indian cinema
Boss Baby 2 to arrive in March 2021

Boss Baby 2 to arrive in March 2021

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It’s become a sort of norm in Hollywood that within a week of announcing a sequel to the original movie, the makers announce the date and the year of release. Following the makers of Angry Birds 2, Universal and DWA have announced that The Boss Baby 2 will hit theatres on March 26, 2021. If that is not all, another good news is that  Alec Baldwin is reuniting with DreamWorks Animation for the film. The Boss Baby about a power-obsessed infant voiced by Baldwin went on to be a sleeper hit at the global box office earning $468.4 million to date. The film, that opened in theaters on March 21 this year coincided with Baldwin's standout ongoing impersonation of President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. The Boss Baby film franchise is based on Marla Frazee's picture-book series about
Confirmed: Angry Birds 2 to release in 2019

Confirmed: Angry Birds 2 to release in 2019

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Rovio and Columbia Pictures have come out with the official release date of the sequel to The Angry Birds Movie, titled The Angry Birds Movie 2. As per the announcement, the CG animated sequel will release on September 20, 2019 that would coincide with the Angry Birds franchise’s 10th anniversary. “We are thrilled to be teaming up again with Sony Pictures after the fantastic cooperation in the first movie, and I can’t wait to experience the new journey in the upcoming film,” Rovio CEO Kati Levoranta said. “Rovio is continuing to focus on creating exciting new stories and experiences around our games, and we’re eager to take fans back into the vibrant Angry Birds world on the big screen,” he added. Sony Pictures Imageworks is producing the film in collaboration with Sony Pictures Anim
Now, a media insurance policy for visual effects and post production houses

Now, a media insurance policy for visual effects and post production houses

Headlines, VFX
Given the regular cyber-attacks and security breaches, studios dealing with visual effects and post production have to go through a lot of stress and strain. Here, in India we don’t have any kind of cover  to look after these problems faced by such studios. But, this is not the scene in the UK. Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK), a London-based specialist insurance business has launched media insurance for people in the visual effects (VFX) and post production departments. TMK said its post-production media insurance offers flexible cover for companies specialising in online or offline editing and digital content. TMK’s new hybrid product, which combines traditional commercial insurance with cyber and reputational management cover has been designed to address these businesses’ need for insuranc
Aadarsh Pvt. Ltd launches its e-books on 258 digital platforms

Aadarsh Pvt. Ltd launches its e-books on 258 digital platforms

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  Education & entertainment group Aadarsh Pvt. Ltd has launched their e-books on 258 digital platforms. With the growing popularity of its fictional character Purple Turtle, the massive launch has brought in the value added e-books to a larger audience through the various platforms. Expressing his gladness, Manish Rajoria, Director, Aadarsh said, “Purple Turtle is a gender-neutral IP that delights a child’s mind. This deal permits us to expand Purple Turtle’s increasing popularity even further. Purple is always surrounded by his friends. These friends come together and educate children with value based stories that are fun and easy to read. Purple Turtle’s series of stories are informative and contain action and adventure with a touch of humour. Purple Turtle is India’s 1st
Hackers demand ransom from Disney or would release an unreleased movie

Hackers demand ransom from Disney or would release an unreleased movie

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Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed that hackers claiming to have access to a Disney movie have threatened to release it unless the studio paid a ransom. He however did not disclose the name of the film. But he sternly said that Disney has turned a deaf ear to this call. The studio is now working with federal investigators. Iger was speaking to ABC employees in New York City, it is reported. Disney's upcoming theatrical release slate include Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales that opens this Friday and Cars 3 that is to release on June 16. It may be noted that last week rumors had circulated online that a work print of Star Wars: The Last Jedi had been pirated and was being held for ransom. But days later it was claimed that rumor was a hoax. The ransom demand from Di
Disney to release Beauty and the Beast online and home video on June 6

Disney to release Beauty and the Beast online and home video on June 6

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Admirers of Beauty and the Beast will be pretty excited with this news that the mouse house will release the film on Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere and On Demand and on home video (Blu-ray, DVD) on June 6. Home viewers will not only get to see the classic box-office record-breaking movie, but also more than 10 minutes of deleted scenes and lots of backstage insights through special features. Directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos, Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as The Beast, among others. The DVD version includes a music video of the iconic song 'Beauty and the Beast', but the real magic can be found amidst the Blu-ray and Digital HD extras.
VFX breakdown of Bahubali 2 -The conclusion

VFX breakdown of Bahubali 2 -The conclusion

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With Bahubali 2 –The Conclusion, director S S Rajamouli has successfully brought to life the Mahishmati kingdom in the minds of the movie-going audience. For that, he used as many as 33 VFX studios worldwide to deliver this magnificent piece of art. The studios worked for about 15 months on the post-production of the concluding part. While the VFX work was predominantly carried out in India with studios in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad, about 10 additional International studios were also hired from Ukraine, Iran, USA and UK to complete the enormous task. To conclude, while Arka Entertainment's Bahubali -The Beginning had emerged to be an underdog in 2014, Bahubali: The Conclusion stands to be the most anticipated film of 2017. Watch our YouTube channel to get the taste of
Sony releases opening dates of Angry Birds 2 and Masters of the Universe

Sony releases opening dates of Angry Birds 2 and Masters of the Universe

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Looks like this week has seen most of release dates. First, we saw the release date of The Jungle Book being declared followed by the release date of Avatar. Now, we hear that Sony Pictures has declared release dates for two of its most anticipated licensed films in the form of Angry Birds 2 and the big-screen adaptation of Masters of the Universe. While Angry Birds 2 will hit theaters on September 20th 2019, Masters of the Universe will release on December 18th 2019. The first Angry Birds movie went on to become a financial success capitalizing on the worldwide popularity of the phone game.   On the other hand, originally launched as a Mattel toy line in 1982, Masters of the Universe went on to be a cult hit animated series that was recently revived for a Money Supermarket c...
Final chapter of Star Wars to release in 2019!

Final chapter of Star Wars to release in 2019!

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At last, the final chapter of the Jedi trilogy is on its way. Disney has revealed the release date for Star Wars: Episode 9. It will hit cinemas on 24 May, 2019. While it had become a tradition t6o release a Star Wars film at the end of the year, Star Wars:  Episode 9 comes as a pleasant surprise. Incidentally the year 2019 is shaping up to be a busy one for Disney and a strong one for the licensing industry as the entertainment giant has confirmed Frozen 2, Toy Story 4 and the live-action film The Lion King will also hit cinemas in 2019. While Toys Story 4 will release on 21 June, The Lion King will roar into cinemas on 19 July and Elsa, Olaf and friends will bring an end to the year with by hitting  to the big screen on 27 November.