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Hollywood historical drama ‘Alpha’ to release in India on August 24

Hollywood historical drama ‘Alpha’ to release in India on August 24

Latest News, VFX
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.
#WowWednesday: Meet Captain Vyom – India’s first on-screen sci-fi superhero

#WowWednesday: Meet Captain Vyom – India’s first on-screen sci-fi superhero

Latest News, VFX
All those 90s kids out there? Remember Captain Vyom? For most of the kids nowadays, Iron-man or Spiderman might be the ultimate hero, but for the early kids, there was another hero who redefined Indian Television. Not just Shaktimaan, but we also travelled across the universe chasing criminals with ‘Captain Vyom’s’ team of soldiers. Milind Soman might be enjoying a resurgence of sorts today – be it his freak for fitness or his wife, but for us, he was a hero even back then. More than just the entertainment, it was a leap in Indian television standards. Most of us back then didn't know anything about Star Wars but thankfully, Captain Vyom was there for us. Captain Vyom was an Indian live-action superhero science fiction television series aired on DD National in 1998. It was directed by
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...
Throwback Thursday: THIS is India’s first animation movie!

Throwback Thursday: THIS is India’s first animation movie!

Animation
The Indian animation industry, however, has taken great leaps forward, working for some of the biggest movies being made in Hollywood. But do you know how it started? India witnessed the release of its first animated movie in colour titled ‘The Banyan Deer’ in the year 1957. Banyan Deer’ is based on a Buddhist Jataka story. Made in the cartoon technique, it illustrates how self-immolation can bring about change in human outlook from violence to non-violence. How it started? In 1956, Disney Studios animator Clair Weeks, who had worked on Bambi, was invited to Films Division of India in Mumbai to establish and train the country's first animation studio as part of the American technical co-operation mission. He trained a core group of Indian animators, whose first production was a film
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
Pogo gears up for Christmas with content line up

Pogo gears up for Christmas with content line up

Animation, Channels
Pogo gears up this December with two new movies, power packed episodes, exciting contests and the year’s biggest blockbusters for all its fans. Saturdays and Sundays get way more exciting with the launch of a brand new show APPU - The Yogic Elephant; the adventures of an elephant calf named Appu who makes friends with a little girl, Neena and her pet dog Tiger. Glued together by friendship and fuelled by courage, the trio set out on a series of adventures to discover new yogic powers – every weekend at 8:30am. Super Bheem and his friends set out on their most exciting adventure yet in a brand new movie, ‘Super Bheem: Fire and Ice’ which premieres on 25 December, 2016 at 10.30 am. A Prince of fire and a Queen with a vengeance promises to make the tale action-packed and a visual treat fo
11-year-old Anvita Telang’s Google doodle is the highlight of Children’s Day

11-year-old Anvita Telang’s Google doodle is the highlight of Children’s Day

Animation
Google India celebrates Children’s Day on November 14 with a unique doodle created and designed by the very young and talented Anvita Telang A student at Pune's Vibgyor High School, Anita illustrates greeneries, water, balloons among many other things that every child has grown up playing. She also spreads the message that people should try to enjoy every moment of their lives. This year, Google invited entries from children across the country to create doodles on theme "If I could teach anyone anything, it would be". The best entry is featured on Google homepage. Google has run competitions for its doodles (a special picture message seen above the homepage search bar) since 2009. "With 'Doodle 4 Google' competition, the aim is to promote creativity, passion and imagination in younge
YouTube Kids launched in India

YouTube Kids launched in India

Animation, Channels, Headlines
YouTube announced the launch of YouTube Kids in India, an app designed keeping children and parents in mind. The free app makes exploring videos easier for kids, and is available on Google Play and Apple App store in India starting today, the company said. YouTube Kids app has ‘larger images’ and ‘bold icons’ which makes it easier for ‘little thumbs’ to navigate through the content; along with voice search functionality. Kids can now browse channels and playlists in four categories- Music, Shows, Learning and Explore. “YouTube Kids comes to India at a great time for millions of Indian families, as it provides children access to content that will enrich their lives and create new opportunities for learning,” Malik Ducard, YouTube’s Global Head of Family and Learning, said in a state

Nick Ties Hands with Toys “R” us Europe for TMNT partnership…

Animation, Headlines, Licensing
In collaboration with the summer theatrical release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Nickelodeon and Toys “R” Us Europe will roll out its strong consumer products program that is themed on the anthropomorphic reptiles.  Specifically in-store boutiques, digital experiences and exclusive sweepstakes competitions are among the spotlight of the program that will reach Toys “R” Us countries and continents spanning UK, Spain, Portugal, France and Poland. Some other highlight will include in-store meet-and-greets with Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael, a Turtles takeover on the Toys “R” Us Europe e-commerce site and social channels, a new MEGA Bloks range, plus exclusive new Turtles products from Playmates Toys, including a TMNT Movie Mask that is being stocked c