Are you ready to take a trip to Wakanda? Well, Netflix has officially announced that Marvel’s Black Panther will be available on streaming service beginning September 4 this year. Black Panther will be among the last Marvel Studios films to go to Netflix. Disney’s current deal with Netflix for Marvel and Star Wars films will soon come to an end. Captain Marvel, the final movie before the concluding Avengers 4, is slated to release in March whilst the trailer isn’t expected any earlier than October. Marvel epic Black Panther was a roaring success at the global box office. Black Panther ended its theatrical run as just the third movie in history to make more than USD 700 million at the domestic box office and has earned more than USD 1.3 billion worldwide. Black Panther is considered t
Entertainment One (eOne) and Alibaba Pictures announced their first co-production which will mark Peppa Pig’s big screen debut in cinemas throughout China. The beloved pre-school phenomenon will appear in theatres in China for the first time this Chinese New Year, which coincides with the 2019 Year of the Pig. eOne and Alibaba Pictures are co-producing a full-length feature film which contains live action and brand new animated content, based on the Peppa Pig television series created by Astley Baker Davies. "The Peppa Pig series emphasizes the importance of family values, and that is something that will deeply resonate with Chinese audiences. We hope this family film will pave the way for further development of films for young audiences in China," said Wei Zhang, president of Alibaba
Google on Tuesday celebrated the 107th birth anniversary of Ismat Chughtai with a colorful Doodle. The celebrated Urdu author was known for her literary works exploring free speech, social liberation, and gender equality. In a blog post, Google referred to her as the “grande dame of Urdu fiction.” She began writing at an early age, inspired by her elder brother Mirza Azim Beg Chughtai, a novelist known for his playful humorous works. The author courted extreme controversy for her story, “Lihaaf” in particular, which touches upon the themes of homosexuality. Narrated in the voice of a young girl, “Lihaf” was viewed as controversial given its portrayal of a relationship between an upper-class woman and her servant. “This was also the case for another of her famous stories, “Gainda” (Mari
Are you creative enough to transform your imagination into a cartoon character of your own? The animation is a world where everything is possible and the only limits are the confines of human imagination. However, with context to India, the sector is yet to be seen as a viable career choice when compared to the various league of professions such as engineering, medicine, and law among others. The industry is a small knit community of innovative, and creative professionals. But, remember, the path is thorny and need vigorous hard work to reap fruits. Are you ready to shell out your 24hours with almost no holidays for a better future? Then, without wasting a second, you should try animation. Animators use powerful animation software and computers to create 2-D and 3-D animation for webs...
We all love our beloved sailor man – be it for his love for spinach or his girlfriend Olive Oyl, there isn’t any dull moment with Popeye! However, did you know that Popeye was the first cartoon character to have a statue made of him. Surprising? But yes, it’s true. Here are some of the interesting and unknown facts about the brave sailor: On March 26, 1937, a statue was displayed in Crystal City, Texas to honour the character. However, the statue was not the original but a copy. The original is in safekeeping elsewhere. Another bronze statue of Popeye stands in Chester, Illinois, the hometown of Popeye’s creator Elzie Segar. Popeye and his love interest Olive Oyl were real people who lived near Segar’s house in his hometown. Popeye had a great contribution towards the spinach i
The film Christopher Robin, which stars Ewan MacGregor as a grown-up Christopher Robin who rekindles his sense of wonder and his friendship with his stuff bear Winnie-the-Pooh, premieres on August 3, 2018. Christopher Robin, directed by Marc Forster, opens with a young Christopher Robin playing with his friends – Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Owl, and Rabbit for one last time at his farewell party in the Hundred Acre Wood. The boy is about to be sent off to boarding school and he promises to never forget them. On 18 January 1882, A. A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh, was born. Winnie the Pooh Day was created to celebrate the author and the group of characters. It was an immediate success, selling 35,000 copies in the UK and over 150,000 copies in the US.
In what could be termed as good news for Disney lovers, production on Mulan, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s 1998 animated feature, has begun starring Liu Yifei as the lead. Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, looks fierce in the movie’s first promo shot, armed with a sword and stance. Sharing the official look, Disney took to the Twitter and wrote, “Let's get down to business to make a movie! The live-action #Mulan is now in production, starring Liu Yifei as Mulan.” Production has begun on live-action #Mulan! pic.twitter.com/o4nROnyw4H — Disney (@Disney) August 13, 2018 Mulan is an epic adventure of a fearless young woman who masquerades as a man in order to fight northern invaders attacking China. The eldest daughter of an honoured warrior, Hua Mulan is spirited, determine
It is the legendary actress Sridevi‘s 55th birthday yesterday! While Bollywood and fans all over the world are still reeling under the shock of her passing a few months ago, Mumbai decided to pay their homage in a unique way. An ode to #sridevi in #Mumbai A post shared by Bollywood Daily (@bollywooddaily.insta) on Aug 12, 2018 at 10:13pm PDT The Mumbai suburb of Bandra is getting an 18ft mural of Sridevi on a building on Chapel Road. Artist Ranjit Dahiya of Bollywood Art Project is heading the project. New Mural @chapelroad guess the actress!! @rotalks A post shared by Bollywood Art project (BAP) (@bollywoodartproject) on Aug 11, 2018 at 8:55am PDT The mural is inspired from her film 1993 film ‘Gurudev’ with Rishi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. Sridevi’s mural is placed right
Albert Hughes' historical Ice-age drama film 'Alpha' will release in India on August 24. The film, directed by Albert Hughes and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Johannes Haukur Johannesson, explores the origin of man's best friend. Check out the official trailer here: According to the official synopsis of the film, while on his first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. He reluctantly tames a lone wolf abandoned by its pack and the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives. The film will be brought to India by Sony Pictures India and will release in English and Tamil.
DC Universe's upcoming ‘Doom Patrol’ series has found its Cyborg in one of the stars of ‘The Purge franchise’. The First Purge's Joivan Wade has been roped in to play the role of Victor Stone, aka Cyborg, in the streaming series, which is set to debut on DC Universe in 2019. Written by Jeremy Carver, Doom Patrol is a reimagination of the beloved superhero DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney, and Bruno Premiani. According to DC and Warner Bros, "Vic Stone is the charming and sarcastic half-human, the half-machine superhero known as Cyborg. Vic may be connected to every computer on the world, but he struggles to maintain the connections that make him human. Desperate to gain acceptance from the outside world, Vic harnesses the curse of his cybernetic bo