animation films

Indian animation industry ready to take off: Ketan Mehta (Interview)


July 28th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Indian animation industry is on a growth trajectory given not just the talent pool and lower costs but also the treasure trove of ... Read more...

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Saif and I complement each other: Dinesh Vijan


July 19th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) One likes love stories and the other action but both complement each other and would like to make films of all kinds, says Dinesh Vijan ... Read more...

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Capital tales: Books get voices to reach more children


July 19th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) It is 9 a.m. on a Saturday. A group of nearly 100 schoolchildren aged 5-16 waiting at the gates of the American Centre in the ... Read more...

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Don’t underestimate talent in India: Animator Arjun Rihan (With Image)


June 23rd, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Indian animator Arjun Rihan had a fulfilling experience while working on his first international project, Disney-Pixar's just released 3D animation film "Brave". But he says ... Read more...

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‘Bal Hanuman 4′ ready for release (With Images)


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Producer-director Pankaj Sharma is ready with "Bal Hanuman 4-Attack of the Universe", the fourth edition of the 3D animation movie "Bal Hanuman" series, and says ... Read more...

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‘Up In The Air’ producer eyes Indian collaborations


March 17th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Maverick Hollywood producer Daniel Dubiecki, who was nominated for an Oscar for his 2010 film "Up In The Air", is in Mumbai. He hopes to facilitate ... Read more...

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‘New class 10 ICT textbook with animation and GIS’


February 27th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 27 (IANS) For the first time in the country, class 10 students in Kerala would be taught cartography using the detailed geographical information system (GIS) and will also ... Read more...

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India a growing market for Hollywood films


February 15th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) From superspy thrillers to animation films to action adventure offerings, a barrage of Hollywood movies is releasing in India. Though the viewership is still ... Read more...

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Ladakh film fest to debut in 2012


December 6th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The picturesque Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir is set to host its first film fest in the coming year and the organisers say that ... Read more...

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‘Hollywood can’t afford animation films for kids only’


November 28th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 28 (IANS) Hollywood, despite its burgeoning budgets, can no longer afford to make animation films exclusively for children, says Academy Award winning producer Hugh Welchman.Speaking to reporters in ... Read more...

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India’s biggest ever children’s film festival gets underway


November 15th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Children's cinema got a big boost Monday with the nation's largest ever and one of the world's biggest children's film festival, 'The Golden Elephant' 17th International ... Read more...

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Matching global trends, IFFI tries many firsts


November 11th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) For the first time, movies backed by animation, 3D and digital technology will find prominence at the upcoming 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) ... Read more...

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Shemaroo to release its 3D film online first


October 15th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd. is set to take a detour from the usual theatrical film launch by releasing its 3D animation superhero film "Super K" ... Read more...

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‘Doraemon in Nobita…’ a disappointing fare (IANS Movie Review)


October 8th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Doraemon in Nobita and the Steel Troops: The New Age"; Director: Yukiyo Teramoto; Voiceovers: Masaharu Fukuyama, Yumi Kakazu, Koji Kato, Subaru Kimura; Rating: **There's an old tradition of treating children's ... Read more...

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Films on Tagore at international fest in Agartala


September 1st, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 1 (IANS) "Rabindranath Tagore", "Tagore's ode to Nature" and "Brahmin" -- award-winning documentary films on the Nobel laureate -- and other movies from across the world will be ... Read more...

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Making 3D film is difficult: ‘Bal Ganesh’ director (With Images)


June 22nd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The 3D filmmaking scene in India is at a very nascent stage and filmmaker Pankaj Sharma, who has directed 3D animation movies like "Bal Ganesh" ... Read more...

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Vanessa, Jason give voiceover for Advani’s animation movie


May 31st, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) American icons Vanessa Williams and Jason Alexander have lent their voices for Nikhil Advani's animation film "Delhi Safari" and this is the first time Hollywood ... Read more...

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Free animation skills for Kerala school kids


April 29th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 29 (IANS) The state-owned IT@School Project in Kerala is all set to empower at least 3,000 schoolchildren with animation movie-making skills.Students in Class 8 and 9 will get ... Read more...

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Indian animation needs to move beyond mythology: Ranvir Shorey


April 8th, 2011 - 8:52 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) India has a huge market for animation films but the homegrown industry has to move beyond mythological themes, says talented actor Ranvir Shorey, who has ... Read more...

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Indian market not ready for animation films: Filmmakers


March 25th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Filmmakers feel that there is no viable market for animation films in India and it is difficult to market them abroad as most of them ... Read more...

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Shimla to host film fest from March 18


March 12th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 12 (IANS) Award-winning documentaries and short and animation films from India and abroad will be screened at the Shimla International Film Festival (SIFF) March 18-20, an official said ... Read more...

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First ever Indian comic-book convention in Delhi


February 20th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 20(ANI): India's first comic book convention has opened in New Delhi, with organisers expecting thousands of fans to prove that the art form is still thriving in the Internet ... Read more...

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‘Alpha Omega’ - a proud moment for Indian animation (IANS Movie Review)


February 6th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "Alpha Omega"; Voiceover: Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Justin Long; Directors: Anthony Bell, Ben Gluck; Rating: **If you are an Indian audience, the best part of the 3D ... Read more...

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‘India lacks finances, design sensibility for animation films’


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) Lack of finance, design sensibilities and original story ideas are stopping the Indian animation industry from attaining global standards, says filmmaker A.K. Madhavan whose animation movie "Alpha and ... Read more...

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Movie Preview: Ashoka The Hero


January 6th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Film: Ashoka The HeroDirector: Gaurav JainMusic Director: Justin, UdaySingers: Shibani KashyapGenre: AnimationDirector Gaurav Jain has come up with a history based animation movie titled Ashoka The Hero. This is yet ... Read more...

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Megamind: Wittiest comedy of the year (IANS Film Review, Rating: ****)


December 25th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "Megamind"; Director: Tom McGrath; Voiceovers: Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt, David Cross, Jonah Hill; Rating: ****In a year where good to great animation films became the ... Read more...

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Toonpur Ka Superrhero: Can It Change The Animation Film Scenario In India?


December 9th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Since then, several animation films have been made in India, which includes India’s first 3D animated film Roadside Romeo, joint venture between Indian division of the Walt Disney Company and Yash ... Read more...

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Indian American’s ‘Panchatantra’ to ring in New Year


December 1st, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Ashok Easwaran Chicago, Dec 1 (IANS) Instead of the traditional TV fare of "Sesame Street" or "Harry Potter", Colorado will ring in the year 2011 with a telecast of "Panchatantra" fables brought ... Read more...

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‘Ramayana’ affirms stereotypes (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ** 1/2)


October 15th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Director: Chetan Desai, Voiceovers (Hindi Version): Manoj Bajpayee, Juhi Chawla, Ashutosh Rana, Rating: **1/2It is a story passed on for millennia. And through the ages, it has either shown ... Read more...

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‘Lava Kusa: The Warrior Twins’ - a timely release (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ***)


October 9th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Director: Dhavala Satyam; Voiceovers: Arun Govil, Vindoo Dara Singh, Vasava Prasanna Amgadi, Bharat Kamal; Rating: ***The world knows the story of Luv and Kush, the son's of Rama, as ... Read more...

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Dev Benegal in short film judges panel at Mumbai film fest


October 8th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Dev Benegal of "English August" fame has been roped in to judge the entries in the short film section of the 12th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), starting ... Read more...

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Bollywood Gossip for the coming week


October 7th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 7, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): This is your one stop shop for the latest happenings in the town. The buzz. The release plans. The launches. The works. Yes, this is a ... Read more...

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Big B gyming for ‘Power’ (Movie Snippets)


October 1st, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has hit the gym to prepare for his role in the new film "Power"."Finished gym ... need to get trim and fit ... Read more...

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“Bill & Ted 3″ On Its Way, Alex Winter Confirms


September 26th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Sep 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Keanu Reeves has revealed at the last week's Toronto Film Festival that the third installment of the cult classic "Bill & Ted" is in talks. While ... Read more...

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Beauty And The Beast (3D): Traditional animation marries 3D (IANS Film Review; Rating:****)


September 25th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "Beauty And The Beast (3D)"; Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise; Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White; Rating: **** It is an eternal fairy tale that has had ... Read more...

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