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How Weta Digital brought the dystopic setting of ‘Mortal Engines’ to life with VFX
12:30 pm PDT 05/04/2019 By Sachin Bhat

Cyberpunk genre of movies has its own perks. There’s visual effects from soup to nuts, but it’s unlike those witnessed in anything else. It has to look futuristic, advanced, alluring, quintessentially breathtaking…the travails seem agonisingly endless. Universal Pictures’ Mortal Engines towed a similar line with its post-apocalyptic settings, brought to life with stunning visuals. Credits to New Zealand’s VFX outfit Weta Digital which helmed the project singlehandedly, delivering 1,682 shots – 378 of which were full CG shots, over a … Read More


The official Hindi theme song for ‘Avengers: Endgame’ launched!
8:00 pm PDT 01/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

And it’s here! The official Hindi theme song for Avengers: Endgame- Marvel Anthem, composed and sung by A.R.Rahman has been released today by Marvel Studios. The rousing track is spiced up with rap and heavy percussion, with Rahman’s genius adding to the ‘Avengers’ fever that refuses to die down among the fans. The lyrics are penned by Nirmika Singh and MC Heam is the rapper. The video has Rahman singing and enthralling a crowd of young people, alongside a group of … Read More


Marvel reveals new action figures; Thanos owns a new weapon!
1:00 pm PDT 01/04/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel has released the first look of the new statues and action figures of few characters of the ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ as in Avengers: Endgame. Of those, Thanos’ statue has a new dual-bladed weapon, beside The Infinity Gauntlet, that very much fits his philosophy that everything must be perfectly balanced that might find its way to the  much awaited upcoming film. Marvel and Diamond Select Toys have partnered to bring these toy statues, the Marvel Movie Milestones to life. The … Read More


Marvel confirms every hero’s fate after the snap with 32 new posters
6:00 pm PDT 28/03/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

With less than a month to go before Avengers: Endgame hits theatres, Marvel has amped up the marketing momentum with the release of 32 new posters that significantly confirm the fate of all the heroes of Infinity War. As Thanos snapped his fingers upon collecting all the six infinity stones, we saw half of the lives of the universe turn to dust, including some from the Avengers cohort. And Marvel seems to serve a timely reminder of the same with … Read More


A.R Rahman to create India’s Marvel anthem for ‘Avengers: Endgame’
11:00 am PDT 27/03/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel India has teamed up with India’s musical maestro, A.R. Rahman, to bring his genius for creating an all new anthem for Avengers: Endgame. The track is composed across three languages – Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and will be released on 1 April. Over the last few years, Indian fans have loved and embraced the Marvel super heroes and the success of Avengers: Infinity War is a reflection of the popularity that it enjoys today in the country. Marvel India … Read More


Marvel updates ‘Avengers: Endgame’ poster with Danai Gurira’s name on it
2:00 pm PDT 15/03/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel Studios has released an updated poster of Avengers: Endgame after facing backlash from fans for not including Danai Gurira aka Okoye’s name on it. Gurira, who played the Wakandan general cum Dora Milaje warrior in Black Panther and then in Avengers: Infinity War in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), appears on the poster but her name was listed in the lower credits, along with Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, and Gwyneth Paltrow, whose characters are not part of the poster … Read More


Marvel Comics launching free sampler comic, ‘Avengers Start Here’ before ‘Avengers: Endgame’
4:00 pm PDT 09/03/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel Comics are launching a free Avengers sampler comic, Avengers Start Here, ahead of the release of Avengers: Endgame on 26 April. The publisher has informed retailers that they will be sending a pack of 25 bundles. Avengers Start Here will provide people new, or returning to the Avengers comic book franchise, examples and a guide to the order one might like to read them in. This announcement comes while Captain Marvel has already captured the theaters and such a … Read More


Review: Captain Marvel is much more than what we expected her to be
7:00 pm PDT 07/03/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

Finally! She is here and she’s here to rule! One of the most awaited films of 2019, Captain Marvel, that releases tomorrow on Women’s Day, has all the ingredients to witness a record opening being the first female-led film in the MCU. Written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel is based on Carol Danvers by Roy Thomas Gene Colan and also takes few elements from Thomas’s 1971 Kree–Skrull War comic book storyline. The film is set … Read More


Disney announces ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’; reveals new poster
12:00 pm PDT 07/03/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, the sequel to Maleficent (2014), has received a new title, poster and a new release date. Releasing this fall on 18 October, the poster revealed by Disney, features Angelina Jolie as the titular character, joined by actress Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora, as well as Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith. The sequel was originally set for a 29 May, 2020 release date, but has been moved up. Other actors include Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, Robert Lindsay … Read More


‘Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya’ recreates magic with stunning animation!
8:00 am PDT 01/03/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

When a classic is recreated, audience generally gets skeptical about the new version. But, the animated feature Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya brings the magic back from Satyajit Ray’s 1969 cult classic Goopi Gyne Baagha Byne. Adapted from Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury’s classic of the same name, the new animated version has been successful in holding on to the charisma of Goopi and Bagha blissfully. For Bengalis, Goopi and Bagha are an emotion, and holds a special place in the list of iconic duos. The story line … Read More


New ‘Detective Pikachu’ trailer introduces a spate of pokemon
2:00 pm PDT 27/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The latest trailer for Warner Bros.’ upcoming live-action Detective Pikachu movie introduces a spate of CG pokémon including a menacing and illusive Mewtwo. Cubone, Machamp, Charizard, and Ludicolo are just some of the pokémon. Previous trailers for the movie reimagined some of Pokémon’s signature creatures as disturbing. The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who … Read More


“Goopi Gawaiyaa Bagha Bajaiyaa is our homage to the amazing original work, its simplicity and beauty” – Makers of ‘GGBB’
7:00 pm PDT 25/02/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

Written by Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury, and immortalised on silver screen by Satyajit Ray, Goopi Byne Baagha Byne holds a special place in the vast canvas of Indian cinema with its unique storytelling and smart execution. The film has survived time and boundaries to attain the stature of a cult classic and remained one of the favourite films to fall back on, in the kids genre, though it has catered to all age groups alike with equal charm and effect. Now … Read More