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Education Edge acquires rights to publish ‘Purple Turtle’ comic strips

Education Edge acquires rights to publish ‘Purple Turtle’ comic strips

Animation, Latest News
Education Edge, an educational newspaper in Madhya Pradesh has acquired the rights to publish Purple Turtle comic strips and activities, according to a report in Animation Xpress. The recent deal was brokered by Aadarsh, the licensor of the brand. “Our association with Education Edge opens up yet another opportunity for us to reach more kids and families. Purple Turtle is a gender-neutral character and its content is tailored to be age-appropriate and engaging for young audiences,” Director, Aadarsh Manish Rajoria was quoted as saying. The content is aimed at promoting the mental faculties of children by providing them with a smarter and more enjoyable learning experience. “We are happy to be partnering with Aadarsh. This falls in our goals of constantly adding new and exciting conte
Nickelodeon to develop Augmented Reality series – ‘Meet The Voxels’

Nickelodeon to develop Augmented Reality series – ‘Meet The Voxels’

Animation, Latest News, VR
The kid-centric channel Nickelodeon is developing ‘Meet the Voxels’ (working title), an original virtual and augmented reality series from the mind of Chris Young, Senior Vice President of Nickelodeon’s Entertainment Lab. The animated sitcom, created in a game engine, marks a first for Nickelodeon in its use of cutting-edge virtual cinema technology, including real-time full body and facial performance capture, bringing an innovative approach to immersive storytelling. Meet the Voxels is being developed to air across Nickelodeon’s channels globally. Meet the Voxels takes kids behind the scenes of a video game world and follows a family of video-game characters, the Voxels, on their adventures on-and-off-duty. The family members are:  Hunter, the 13-year-old star of a laser-tag video g
#ThrowbackThursday: We still miss our gullible friendly-ghost – Casper!

#ThrowbackThursday: We still miss our gullible friendly-ghost – Casper!

Animation, Latest News
With the technological advancements we have started making scary horror movies such as Nun, Conjuring, Veronica or Insidious, but we still cannot forget our cute, gullible friendly-ghost ‘Casper’. Casper is the protagonist of the Famous Studios theatrical animated cartoon series of the same name who also starred in many comics, cartoon series and several films. Who was Casper? According to the 1995 feature film Casper, his family name is McFadden, making his full name Casper McFadden. Casper died when contracted pneumonia from playing out in the cold for too long. Casper is a good and friendly ghost, who, much to the chagrin of his uncles, prefers to help people, rather than scare them. Casper is a cute ghost-child with a New York accent, who prefers making friends with people inste
#WowWednesday: These magical Disney soundtracks will take you to different worlds!

#WowWednesday: These magical Disney soundtracks will take you to different worlds!

Animation, Latest News
Over nearly 80 years, Walt Disney becomes beloved for their iconic fairy tales, memorable comic-relief sidekicks, terrifying villains, and some of the greatest songs in cinema history. Be it Frozen’s Let It Go or the happy-go-lucky song Hakuna Matata, each song takes you to a different world full of memories and adventures, and you can’t help but getting glued to it! Here’s our pick from recent times: Let It Go – Frozen: Elsa’s soulful independent track – Let It Go created a spur in the industry. The music and lyrics were composed by husband-and-wife songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. The song was performed in its original show-tune version in the film by American actress and singer Idina Menzel in her vocal role as Queen Elsa. "Let It Go" reached the top fiv
#TuesdayTrivia: These animated Disney villains can scare the hell out of you!

#TuesdayTrivia: These animated Disney villains can scare the hell out of you!

Animation, Latest News
Love them or hate them, but you cannot ignore them! Villains are an integral part of animated Disney movies. Just imagine of a situation that there are no bad persons, then how would you suppose to know that the hero is really the good guy? Over its more than 90 year history, Disney has brought to life more than 125 different villains from films, sequels, television, video games, books and even the Disney theme parks. Here's a bit of a trip down memory lane: Ursula – The Little Mermaid: Voiced by American actress Pat Carroll, Ursula is a villainous sea witch who tricks the mermaid princess named Ariel into trading her voice for a pair of human legs, at first appearing to be providing the character with an opportunity to become human by temporarily transforming her into one so that she
Ant-Man and the Wasp Box-office: The two tiny heroes are creating wonders!

Ant-Man and the Wasp Box-office: The two tiny heroes are creating wonders!

Latest News, VFX
Ant-Man and the Wasp earned USD 9 million at the box office in the US this weekend, bringing its domestic box office total to USD 183.7 million, surpassing the original Ant-Man movie’s box office total of USD 183 million. Ant-Man earned USD 339.1 million from international markets. So far, Ant-Man and the Wasp earned USD 211.1 million from international markets. Marvel Cinematic Universe's latest installment saw an opening of Rs 7.05 crore across India, that was released on July 13 alongside Diljit Dosanjh’s ‘Soorma’. Compared to the last two Marvel releases - Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther, this movie started off with an average box office run in India. Avengers: Infinity War collected Rs. 30 crore on Day 1, making it 2018's biggest opening in India while Black Panther made
#MotivationalMonday: These inspiring animated movies will bring a smile to your face!

#MotivationalMonday: These inspiring animated movies will bring a smile to your face!

Animation, Latest News
It's Monday again! It’s exactly that feeling you get when you wish you could stay in bed or have just one more day for the weekend. Want to beat the Monday Blues? Here’s a list of some animated movies that will impart some life lessons in the most entertaining way and will make you feel motivated. Beauty and the Beast The old classic shows how a simple girl is captured by a beast, but with her loving and caring attitude, she wins over the beast and transforms their life into a story that reiterates that dreams do come true! Belle, a true hero, rescues her father, rescues herself, rescues Beast and everyone else on the castle. The Little Mermaid The wonderful story of a 16-year old rebellious mermaid who falls in love with a human and her adventurous journey forms the crux of the sto
#SuperSaturday: Do you know these fascinating facts about Disney movies?

#SuperSaturday: Do you know these fascinating facts about Disney movies?

Animation, Latest News
Disney movies are indeed crazy – be it the killer animation and soundtracks of or the intense history behind them. We all love Disney classics, but are you aware of the extra facts behind them? If yes, then tell us how many dots are there in 101 Dalmatians? Which is the most expensive movie ever made? Hmm! Confused! Don’t be… From Frozen to Cinderella, here are some fun and fascinating facts about Disney movies: During the production of "Snow White", Walt Disney kept many animals on set as a reference for the animators. "Dumbo" is the shortest feature-length film, at only 64 minutes. "101 Dalmatians" is one of only four Disney films where both parents are alive throughout the entire film. The others are "Peter Pan", "Lady and the Tramp" and "Mulan." “Jungle Book” was
Deluxe’s Method Studios to acquire award-winning VFX company Atomic Fiction

Deluxe’s Method Studios to acquire award-winning VFX company Atomic Fiction

Latest News, VFX
(Image Representative. Courtesy: Youthopia) Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire award-winning visual effects (VFX) company Atomic Fiction, with studios in Montreal and San Francisco. Atomic Fiction will join Method Studios, Deluxe's global VFX brand, as part of its strategy to deepen the company's talent base and capacity to take on the biggest and most challenging VFX projects for features, episodic, advertising and brands. Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis said, "Throughout my career, I've always felt that it's important to surround myself with the best of the best in their craft. Kevin (Baillie) and the team at Atomic Fiction are exactly that and, with the resources of Deluxe and Method behind them, I'm excited to have an ev...
#ThrowbackThursday: Tracing the journey of Disney’s problem-child ‘Donald Duck’

#ThrowbackThursday: Tracing the journey of Disney’s problem-child ‘Donald Duck’

Animation, Latest News
There are hardly any people who don’t love the quacky Donald Duck! Donald might be quick-tempered when things don’t go his way, but he has a heart of gold and is very devoted to his friends and family. Donald Duck is an animated character created by Walt Disney. Normally depicted wearing a sailor shirt, cap, and a red or black bow tie, he is a white, anthropomorphic duck that made his debut on June 9, 1934, in theatrical short ‘The Wise Little Hen’. Donald's fiery temper and his humorous speech have made him one of the most recognizable and beloved cartoon characters in history. How it all started? According to the cartoon, Donald's full name is Donald Fauntleroy Duck. Donald's birthday is officially recognized as June 9, 1934, the day his debut film was released, but in The Three C