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Discovery Communications India today said it has roped in Anil-Ambani-led Reliance group firm, Reliance Animation to produce a new animation series, Little Singham.

Assemblage Entertainment, the feature-film focused CGI animation studio has begun production on the sequel of 2016 theatrical feature film Norm of the North, along with Splash Entertainment, Lionsgate and Dream Factory.

Framestore shows its cross-platform capabilities yet again, bringing Marvel character Hulk to life on both film and commercial platforms.

At SIGGRAPH 2017, NVIDIA is showcasing research that makes it far easier to animate realistic human faces, simulate how light interacts with surfaces in a scene and render realistic images more quickly.

Moving Pictures brings to us the VFX breakdown behind the process of replicating Rachael for Blade Runner 2049. The team lead by VFX Supervisor Richard Clegg worked closely with Director Denis Villeneuve and Production VFX Supervisor John Nelson.

MPC’s VFX team lead by VFX Supervisor Ferran Domenech worked alongside Director Ridley Scott and Production VFX Supervisor Charley Henley to create more than 700 stunning shots for the Alien: Covenant. As lead studio, MPC’s work included the creation of the movies terrifying creatures, alien environments, vehicles and complex FX simulation work.

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The operation will be tasked with exploiting existing and future animatd and live-action IP, as well as forging strategic production, licensing, retail and technology partnerships in the region. It will also support the Toonz development pipeline and help to incubate and cross-pollinate ideas specifically for those markets.

“This is a significant opportunity for Toonz,” said P. Jayakumar, the CEO of Toonz Media Group. “New Zealand and Australia are key markets for our properties and we believe that there is considerable potential in having a dedicated operation on the ground to help to maximize our presence in the region and establish mutually beneficial partnerships.”

Nicholls added: “It’s the ideal time to grow a business in New Zealand, which is experiencing strong economic growth. The country has substantial talent, resources and a supportive government committed to growing the entertainment production sector. With this new base, Toonz will be able to maximize the synergies across Asia, New Zealand and Australia as well as offering opportunities to local businesses.”

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