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Legendary Indian animator RL Mistry dies at 77

Indian Animation’s legendary animator and the creator of Doordarshan logo, Professor RL Mistry dies on Tuesday evening at Ahmedabad. He was 77. Known as the pioneer of the Indian animation industry, his well-known work was the design of the Doordarshan logo animation which united the whole nation....

Ministry of Information and Broadcast to ambit online news portals and content to strengthen its hold

The exponential growth of digital media in the past few years has raised the question of how online content will be regulated. For a long time, discussions were on whether to issue guidelines to regulate the exhibition of online content. Now, the government has brought online news...

Disney announces lay offs of around 28,000 theme park employees

Walt Disney Company is slashing 28,000 workers at its US theme parks. Even the Magic Kingdom can’t ward off the coronavirus. The move affects the company’s theme-park, cruise-line and retail businesses, Disney said on Tuesday. “We have made the very difficult decision to begin the process of...

Legendary comic artist KC Sivasankar passes away at 97

Legendary comic artist KC Sivasankar passed away on 29 September at the age of 97 at his Chennai residence. Well known for his illustrations in the popular children’s magazine ‘Chandamama’, especially those of the Vikram and Vetala series, Sivasankar was last of the original team of Chandamama. Born in...

Amar Chitra Katha releases a new comic book on Vikram Sarabhai

Amar Chitra Katha’s graphic biography on Vikram Sarabhai was released yesterday during a special valedictorian function held by ISRO to celebrate the centenary year of Sarabhai. The comic was launched in the presence of some esteemed speakers, including the Honourable President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. Sarabhai...

Ikea partners up with Asus’ Republic Of Gamers for developing game furnishing

Ikea and Asus’ Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand has partnered to develop a new range of gaming furniture and accessories. “Republic of Gamers (ROG) is one of the leading brands in the gaming industry, designing high quality, innovative hardware and gear for gamers. By teaming up with...

NVIDIA signs deal with SoftBank Group, acquires Arm Limited

NVIDIA and SoftBank Group Corp. (SBG) announced a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Arm Limited from SBG and the SoftBank Vision Fund (together, “SoftBank”) in a transaction valued at $40 billion. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to NVIDIA’s non-GAAP gross margin and...

Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal comments that VFX and Animation Industry has huge export potential.

The CII SummitFX 2020- Global AVGC Summit took place last week and while addressing the industry representatives there, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said that the animation, visual effects (VFX) and gaming industry holds huge export potential for India and the segment can add a lot...

After PUBG ban in India, Chinese company Tencent faces huge loss in market value

Chinese company Tencent Games has lost $14 billion in market value, after the Indian Government banned its operations, along with other 118 Chinese apps, on Wednesday amid tension over fresh Chinese provocation in Ladakh. According to the IT Ministry, the Apps “are engaged in activities which are...

‘Scooby Doo’ co-creator Joe Ruby dies at 87

Animator, writer and executive Joe Ruby — who, with partner Ken Spears, created beloved Saturday morning cartoons such as Hanna-Barbera’s Jabberjaw, Dynomutt and the enduringly popular Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? — died on Wednesday of natural causes at age 87 in Westlake Village, California. The highly driven creator stayed imaginative into...