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Vaughan International Film Festival: 2019 submissions now open!

Vaughan International Film Festival: 2019 submissions now open!

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Spain, China, Mexico, Italy, and Belgium are the countries that have taken home the prestigious Golden Reel Award for Best Film. As the 2019 submissions are now open, VFF aims to have yet another powerful and more than- memorable year with compelling and diverse cultural content. The Golden Reel Award is a coveted and sacred achievement that hope to see many strive for this year with the ambition and creativity influenced and matched by the amazing last six seasons. 2018’s winners include Best Student Film, “Authentic” by Sophia Wang from Bill Brothers S.S. in Markham, and Syria’s “Telephone”, by Muhammad & Samah Bayazid winning Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Cinematography. The 2019 festival runs May 13-17 and will include local talent and those of which around the world who
Amazon Studios greenlights production of preschool musical show ‘Do, Re & Mi’

Amazon Studios greenlights production of preschool musical show ‘Do, Re & Mi’

Animation, Latest News
Amazon Studios has greenlit for production a new Amazon Original, the animated lyrical series for preschoolers, Do, Re & Mi, from Gaumont, Jackie Tohn, Michael Scharf, Ivan Askwith, and Kristen Bell.  The announcement was made by Nicolas Atlan, President of Animation, Gaumont, and Melissa Wolfe, Head of Kids Programming, Amazon Studios.  “This series will be such a wonderful addition to our Amazon Kids preschool portfolio and we couldn’t ask for better creative partners than Gaumont and the musical talents of this producing team,” said Wolfe. “In addition to its beautiful storytelling and character design, the show takes an innovative approach to musical curriculum which will inspire our youngest customers to create their own language around music,” Wolfe further stated. Created
Discovery Kids will air ‘Little Singham’ Season 2 on September 13

Discovery Kids will air ‘Little Singham’ Season 2 on September 13

Animation, Latest News
Discovery Kids will air the second season of its animated original series ‘Little Singham’ on September 13. The season two will be launched on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi later this month, read a statement ‘Little Singham’ was launched in collaboration with Reliance Animation, Rohit Shetty and Discovery Kids. The season 2 will introduce new villains, new adventures and locations clubbed with the festive themes such as Ganpati, Navratri, Dussehra, and Diwali. Commenting on the new season, Discovery Kids business head Uttam Pal Singh said, “Little Singham’s swag, action, and humor, has won the hearts of Indian Kids and they have been demanding for more since the launch. Season 2, scheduled to be launched on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, with the theme of ‘Double Tasha
Skydance, ZAG to produce live-action ‘Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir’ movie

Skydance, ZAG to produce live-action ‘Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir’ movie

Animation, Latest News
Skydance Media in partnership with ZAG announced that it has secured the live-action feature film and television rights to the global animated phenomenon ‘Miraculous - Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir’. Under the deal, Skydance plans to develop and produce the first-ever live-action adaptations based on the hit property with an anticipated release in 2020. “Jeremy and everyone at ZAG has done a tremendous job in creating and building Miraculous into the massive pop culture sensation it is today,” said Jesse Sisgold, President and COO Skydance Media. ZAG’s aspirational series is the winner of the 2018 Teen Choice Award for Choice Animated Series, airs in over 120 countries worldwide. Miraculous has a passionate and active teen fan base, the “Miraculers” with over a million global subscr
Google celebrates ‘Teacher’s Day’ with an animated doodle

Google celebrates ‘Teacher’s Day’ with an animated doodle

Animation, Latest News
Its Teachers’ day today, and our very own mentor and survivor Google has again found a creative way to honour all the heroes who showered us with deep knowledge throughout our lives. The search giant Google celebrates Teacher’s Day with an animated doodle. The doodle shows a happy spinning globe wearing spectacles. At the end of the animation, various icons surround the globe representing subjects such as physics, chemistry, music, mathematics, sports, geography, among others. In India, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on September 5 every year in the honour of India's former President and revered teacher Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on the same day in 1888. Dr. Radhakrishnan became the second President of India from 1962 (to 1967), which is when the first-ever Teacher’s day was
Google Doodle celebrates Oskar Schlemmer’s 130th birthday

Google Doodle celebrates Oskar Schlemmer’s 130th birthday

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Google celebrates famous painter, sculptor, designer, choreographer Oskar Schlemmer’s 130th birthday with a special doodle. Google's doodle shows a bulbous mechanical figure standing in a ballet pose wearing a metallic mask. Schlemmer is well-known for staging “Triadisches Ballett” or “Triadic Ballet”, which was premiered in Stuttgart in 1922. “With three dancers, 12 movements, and 18 costumes, Oskar Schlemmer’s innovative approach to ballet broke with all convention to explore the relationship between body and space in new and exciting ways,” Google said in its tribute to this great artist. Schlemmer described this performance as “artistic metaphysical mathematics” and a “party in form and colour”. Born in 1888, Schlemmer, the youngest of six children studied art in Stuttgart under
#SuperSaturday: Little-known facts about Disney Princesses

#SuperSaturday: Little-known facts about Disney Princesses

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What does it take to become a Disney Princess – Beauty, bravery or both? Before the Renaissance era of Disney movies, we only know Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty as an epitome of beauty and elegance, until Mulan came along, which redefined what it means to be a Disney Princess. Do you know Ariel is the only Disney princess to become a mother? Yes! Believe it or not. Here are some unknown first-of-first facts about Disney princess: The current official lineup of Disney Princesses includes Jasmine, Ariel, Rapunzel, Tiana, Belle, Merida, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Aurora, Mulan, and Snow White. Snow White is supposed to be 14 years old and remains the youngest Disney Princess. Belle is the only Disney Princess to have hazel eyes. Mulan is also the first Disney Princess to not actually be
Meet Filmykaant – Indian television industry’s first NLP based Chat Bot

Meet Filmykaant – Indian television industry’s first NLP based Chat Bot

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Staying true to its philosophy of ‘Deewana Bana De’, Sony MAX, the Hindi movie channel, from Sony Pictures Networks is all set to amplify the ‘Deewanapan’. In a bid to engage with viewers beyond their television screens, Sony MAX has launched ‘Filmykaant’ - television first-ever artificial intelligence (AI) Chat Bot in India. Test your filmy gyaan, let's see kitne bade ho tum #Bollywood fan. Aa gaya hai #Filmykaant with gossip, trivia and more, get ready to have some filmy fun like never before. Click on the link and find out what's in store! https://t.co/FHL4Yy7mLO pic.twitter.com/mTJJwFYiTt — MAX Television (@SonyMAX) August 27, 2018 Developed with an advanced NLP (Natural language processing) technology with an inbuilt ability to read Hinglish (a mix of English and Hindi), Filmyk
Sony Pictures brings ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD

Sony Pictures brings ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD

Animation, Latest News
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is bringing Hotel Transylvania 3 to Digital HD on September 25 followed by a 4k Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD release on October 9. Various features are included aiming at the kids as well as adults alike: Three All-New Scary-Oke Sing-Alongs: Sing along to three Hotel Transylvania 3 inspired songs with your favorite characters! “Dennis Had a Giant Dog” – Sung by Dennis & Winnie “Monsters Like to Party Down” – Sung by Johnny “Oh, These Wolf Pups” – Sung by Wanda Werewolf Plan Your Own Spook-tacular Sleepover: This feature will give you all the details on how to make your own sleepover spook-tacular! Vampire Make Over: Mavis and Drac Tutorial: Learn how to turn yourself into your favorite Hotel Transylvania 3 characters. Behind the Screa
#WowWednesday: Here are some fascinating facts about Marvel’s ‘Baby Groot’

#WowWednesday: Here are some fascinating facts about Marvel’s ‘Baby Groot’

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I am Groooooooooooooot! Remember something? If not, then you should probably watch the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ first. Groot was Flora colossi from Planet X, the capital of the branch worlds. The tree-like being branched out of his comfort zone to help the Guardians of the Galaxy keep the people of the universe safe. Here are some fascinating facts about the Baby Groot: His look is based on real-life human kids Groot is an adorable, cute baby with gullible cheeks, toddler pot-belly, stocky limbs, oversized head – that’s exactly the characteristics of a human baby. Baby Groot speaks 16 languages: Vin Diesel famously recorded the voice of Groot 1,000 times in six different languages for the first film. For the Guardians' second go around, Diesel upped his vocab game by saying “I am