Graphic India to Expand Blockbuster ‘Baahubali’ to Comics, Animation

India’s Arka Mediaworks has teamed with character entertainment company Graphic India to expand its blockbuster “Baahubali: The Beginning” across formats including comic books, novels, animation and gaming. 2015 release “Baahubali: The Beginning”, directed by S.S. Rajamouli, and produced by Arka’s Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni, grossed more than $88 million worldwide. A shorter international version… Read More


Hiroshima Int’l Animation Fest Opens 2016 Submissions

The 16th International Animation Festival in Japan — HIROSHIMA 2016 — will be held August 18-22, co-organized by the City of Hiroshima and ASIFA-Japan. The biennial event is the only festival in Asia endorsed by ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation) since the first edition in 1985. Organizers are now accepting submissions to the HIROSHIMA… Read More


VES Awards:’Star Wars’ Wins Outstanding VFX

The fourteenth yearly Visual Effects Society Awards were displayed Tuesday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. In the categories for photoreal highlights, Star Wars: The Force Awakens won awards, for remarkable VFX in a photoreal highlight, extraordinary models, made situations and virtual cinematography. The Revenant has additionally won three trophies, in the… Read More


NASA Wants You To Design a Space Robot

NASA, in partnership with Freelancer, is crowdsourcing design ideas for its free-flying Astrobee robot. The Astrobee is based on SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold Engage and Reorient Experimental Satellite), the first generation free-flyer currently used in the International Space Station, and will be used for research, housekeeping and monitoring duties. It can operate either in fully… Read More