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Winner of Indian Championship of Cosplay 2020 to represent India in Chicago Cosplay Championship 2020

Sameer Bundela from Mumbai won the Indian Championship of Cosplay 2020 and will be heading to Chicago for the C2E2 (The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) Crown Championship of Cosplay happening on 29 February 2020. Bundela suited up as Zenos yae Galvus, the primary antagonist from the...

Viacom 18 to launch a new subscription streaming platform ‘Voot Select’

Viacom18 is soon going to launch its second subscription-based streaming offering called Voot Select. Soon go live on Voot, the all-new premium service, Voot Select will give users access to diverse multi-genre marquee content experiences. This new business vertical under Viacom18 Digital Ventures will be helmed by...

French Studio Xilam acquires 50.1% of Cube Creative

French powerhouse animation house Xilam has finalized its acquisition of 50.1% of the capital and voting rights in French CG and 3D animation studio Cube Creative, following exclusive negotiations announced last June. The acquisition will be consolidated in Xilam’s accounts as of 20 January 2020. With this...

Television Broadcasters challenges against TRAI’s New Tariff Order at Bombay High Court

The Indian broadcasters urged the Bombay High Court, on Tuesday 14 January 2020, to suspend new government regulations on pay-TV charges they say would put some channels out of business and stifle consumer choice. The move came due to the New Tariff order (NTO) amendments by the...

Caterina Gonnelli appointed as EVP Content at the Award-winning Xilam Animation

Award-winning French animation studio Xilam Animation has appointed Caterina Gonnelli as EVP, Content for the company’s rapidly growing slate of projects. She is scheduled to join the company January 13, based in Xilam’s head office in Paris and reporting to CEO Marc du Pontavice. Gonnelli will work...

Red Chillies.color joins hands with Netflix Post Partner Program

Redchillies.color, a full-fledged digital lab that provides end-to-end post-production services was recently added in the list of vendors and official partners under the post partner program (NP3). Having expanded its footprints in the east, Netflix has palpably trained its eyes on the Indian subcontinent and how. Given...

Veteran Canadian animator Blair Kitchen passed away

Canadian animation veteran Blair Kitchen passed away early Sunday morning. The much-loved and respected animator, comic-book creator and educator died as the result of a blood clot that had developed in his brain over Christmas. Kitchen, who studied animation at Sheridan College, began his career as an...

Producer Lee Mendelson of ‘ Charlie Brown Christmas’ passed away at the age of 86

Multi-Emmy-winning producer, writer and director Lee Mendelson, who brought the iconic Peanuts gang to animation in the classic 1965 special A Charlie Brown Christmas, died Wednesday, December 25 at age 86. Mendelson succumbed to lung cancer and congestive heart failure at his Bay Area home in Hillsborough, California, where his...

Veteran Cartoonist Vikas Sabnis passed away at 69

Veteran cartoonist Vikas Sabnis is no more. He passed away on Friday, after a brief illness, at the age of 69. His son Parimal Sabnis said, “Since February, he had stopped drawing. Lately, he was undergoing treatment at a nursing home. He remained there for a week,...

‘Arjun: The Warrior Prince’ director Arnab Chaudhuri passed away

Artist, director and industry veteran Arnab Chaudhuri passed away yesterday morning in Kolkata. He was noted in the animation industry for his feature film with UTV in 2012 titled Arjun: The Warrior Prince. As soon as the news came, the industry started mourning the death of a colleague. Says...