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Marvel veteran Joe Sinnott dies at 93

Longtime Marvel Comics artist Joe Sinnott, who inked for Jack Kirby and John Romita Sr., has passed away at the age of 93. Sinnott’s inking work helped establish and define many of Marvel’s biggest characters, including the Fantastic Four series, which he worked on from 1965 to 1981. “It...

Kelly Asbury, director of ‘Shrek 2’ dies at 60

Animation writer-director and voice actor, Kelly Asbury whose credits include Shrek 2, Smurfs: The Lost Village and Beauty and the Beast, died today after battling cancer for several years. His rep Nancy Newhouse Porter of Newhouse Porter Hubbard confirmed the news. Asbury contributed to beloved animated features from Disney, DreamWorks —...

Disney announces the delay of reopening of California theme park

Disney announced on 24 June that the company will delay the reopening of its theme parks in California due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the US. The House of Mouse planned to reopen Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on 17 July 2020, the 65th anniversary...

Reliance Jio launches new data plan with free Disney+ Hotstar subscription

Few weeks after Reliance Jio launched its prepaid data plan of Rs. 401 bundled with the free Disney+Hotstar VIP plan for new customers, the telco has come up with yet another plan for its existing customers who have already subscribed to Jio’s annual plans. The telco has...

Emmy- nominated animator Mark Glamack dies at 73

Emmy-nominated animation writer, producer, director and artist Mark Glamack died last month at the age of 73. The news of his passing on May 29 was shared by Glamack’s attorney, Richard Sigler. Glamack started his career at Walt Disney Studios, working on The Jungle Book, Bed-Knobs and Broomsticks,...

Co- founder and CEO of Qyuki Digital Media, Samir Bangara dies

The Indian industry has lost one of its biggest visionaries. The co-founder and CEO of Qyuki Digital Media Samir Bangara, passed away on Sunday 14 June in a road accident. He started his career at IL&FS venture corporation and moved to Ernst & Young next where he...

Legendary comic writer Dennis O’Neil dies at 81

A titan of the comics industry, writer and editor Dennis “Denny” O’Neil passed away aged 81 on 11 June. Best known for writing and editing Batman comic books, he died of natural causes. In his illustrious career, O’Neil penned Batman, Detective Comics and Batman: Legends of the...

Russian company Wizart Animation to bring animated franchise in India

Russian toon house Wizart Animation has closed deals for the U.K., India, and across the African continent for two of its feature film franchises. The deals were announced during the Key Buyers Event: Digital Edition, a showcase of the latest Russian productions organised by film promotion body...

Reliance Jio partners with Disney+ Hotstar for free subscriptions 

Reliance Jio has now partnered with Disney+ Hotstar streaming service and has announced to offer one-year free complimentary Disney+ Hotstar VIP membership to its prepaid users. However, not all Jio users are eligible to get the benefits of this offer. The offer is available for Jio prepaid...

Animated Women UK announces 4 Online workshops in ‘Achieve Online Workshop’

Animated Women UK, the organization supporting women in the U.K.’s VFX and animation industries, has announced it is running four online workshops in June, aimed at helping members achieve their career goals. The workshops, open to AWUK members at the levels of experience, are supported by ScreenSkills...