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VFX heavy film, ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ to hit the screens on 25 January 2019
7:00 pm PDT 18/12/2018 By Poonam Mondal

Khoob Laadi mardani woh toh Jhansi wali Rani thi. 160 years ago Rani Laxmi Bai fought for her motherland Jhansi against East India Company. Her courageous fight and sacrifices as a queen, as a hero has been carved forever in the pages of history as well as in the heart of every Indian. Much anticipated Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, an Indian biography-historical movie based on Jhansi ki Rani Laxmi Bai has released its official trailer today and has announced that … Read More

How Method Studios conjured up the magic with ‘The Christmas Chronicles’
12:00 pm PDT 18/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix’s original feature The Christmas Chronicles has the fans buzzing with delight as the serendipitous modern-day Santa Claus goes about his adventures. Directed by Clay Kaytis and starring Kurt Russell as Santa, the comedy shows a pair of siblings trying to save Christmas and joining forces with a glum hero. From Photoreal Reindeer launching off through Northern Lights to the CGI elves that frolic about, Method Studios Vancouver helped realise the action-packed and visually-pleasing holiday tale, with artists led by … Read More

Review: ‘Kedarnath’ a visually alluring movie
7:14 pm PDT 11/12/2018 By Poonam Mondal

Director Abhishek Kapoor’s VFX heavy movie Kedarnath which recently hit the theaters was met with ambivalent reactions at the box office.  Amalgamating visually-pleasing cinematic elements against the backdrop of devastating Uttarakhand floods that happened in June 2013, Kedarnath sets its characters amid the turbulent times. The buzz and anticipation have been building ever since the first trailer was dropped. Speculations included parallels being drawn with Bollywood movies like Satyam Shivam Sundaram that bore the similar theme. Starring Sushant Singh Rajput … Read More

VFX supervisor of ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ shares insights on the movie
6:00 pm PDT 07/12/2018 By Poonam Mondal

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms can be counted as one of the perfect movies for the holiday season because of its amazing enchanting visuals. Each frame in the movie has the richness of stunning visual effects which allows the viewer to enter the world of wonder and fantasy.  MPC film led the VFX on Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, with the overall VFX supervisor Max Wood and MPC VFX Supervisor Richard Clegg. The MPC’s artists have crafted more than … Read More

Contiloe Pictures’ Historical Period Drama ‘21 Sarfarosh Saragarhi 1897’ to now stream on Netflix
3:21 pm PDT 06/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

With the aim of bringing untold and unique stories to audiences all over the country, Contiloe Pictures, premium broad-based entertainment content Production Company, introduced a show based on the bravery 21 soldiers in British Indian Army – 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897. Having wowed audiences on television, the show is now streaming on online streaming giant Netflix. The show has 65 episodes and stars Mohit Raina and Mukul Dev in principal roles. “Battle of Saragarhi is considered as one of the … Read More

FX School announces free scholarships 2018
11:00 am PDT 06/12/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

With the increased quantum of work in the VFX and digital projects, the demand for education and skill development in that sphere has increased exponentially. Recently FX School, in a bid to encourage students to excel in this industry, announced full scholarships in Filmmaking, Photography, VFX, Game Design and Development, Graphic Design and Digital Art and CG Animation. FX School is a digital media institute that provides education and training where students receive hands-on training in the latest production techniques … Read More

Image Engine is sticking to high end VFX process for both OTT and TV content
7:00 pm PDT 29/11/2018 By Poonam Mondal

The augment of content streaming has unlocked the doors for creators in creating niche content to leap to the next level on the content graph. The storytelling community which has always endeavoured to produce new effects has pushed new margins from experimenting new techniques to incorporating every relevant cutting-edge technology possible in the content. In this emerging aura of content creation, the VFX  studios are not behind, they are leaping in creating VFX heavy content for both OTT platforms and for theatres to … Read More

MPC created an enchanting animated CG aura for ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’
7:00 pm PDT 27/11/2018 By Poonam Mondal

Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a live-action adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 novel The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker which has hit the theatres recently and made an amazing impact on the VFX front. The story revolves around a young girl named Clara, finding a Nutcracker doll amongst family gifts and was charged by her parents to take special care of it. In the movie, the only aim that Clara has is … Read More

Warner Bros releases a behind the scenes footage of ‘Aquaman’
11:00 am PDT 16/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

As the release date of Aquaman is approaching, Warner Bros recently dropped a BTS footage, leaving no stones unturned in stirring up a hype around the movie. Although the movie won’t be as gritty and dark as some may have expected, it does delve into the origins of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and his relationship with Mera as the pair set off to find his trident. Even though the video clip contains many scenes that we have previously been treated … Read More

Ryan Reynolds wins hearts as Detective Pikachu in the first trailer of ‘POKÉMON Detective Pikachu’
7:30 pm PDT 13/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

A millennial dream to see their favourite cartoon is set to be materialised! Warner Bros. has launched the first trailer of POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, reinvigorating the adorable pocket monsters from animation sphere right into the realm of live-action. The first-ever live-action Pokémon movie stars Ryan Reynolds as the lead character in the first-ever live-action movie based on the face of the global Pokémon brand- one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time. Pikachu will … Read More

The release date of the upcoming ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’’ to be pushed further?
3:00 pm PDT 13/11/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Right from the day the first look of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi has released, there has been a lot of buzz and conjecture around it. A few moons ago, there were reports that it’s going to roll up on the big screen on 25 January in addition to the posters that bore the same date. But recent reports suggest the dates may get pushed further. It seems to be raining VFX in bollywood with movies like Thugs of Hindostan and … Read More

How Image Engine strategised the VFX content for the Netflix series ‘Lost in Space’
5:00 pm PDT 12/11/2018 By Poonam Mondal

Lost in Space franchise is again in the news as its season two shooting is underway. Recently the team has announced that they are conducting social media engagement challenge where the winner will win a chance to visit the set and get a glimpse of behind the scenes of Lost in Space Season 2. Lost in Space, an American science fiction Netflix television series, set 30 years in future where colonisation space is the reality. The Robinson family was among the chosen one to … Read More