Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ rewrites history with record-breaking $192 million opening

Even days before its release, Marvel’s Black Panther was all the rage. The Chadwick Boseman-starrer set the fanbase abuzz with its enticing clips in a teaser spree and now upon its much-anticipated release, the tremors have spilled all over the box-office with a highest grossing opening weekend in North America, raking in $192 million in ticket sales.

Having already made a dent in the pop-culture with its all-black cast in a narrative spawned across the African soil, Black Panther is now rampaging through the pages of history books with a monumental start to its theatrical run. The latest product of the MCU also eclipsed Deadpool for the best opening ever by a movie in the region, now only trailing behind Star Wars: A Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jurassic World and The Avengers.

Black Panther isn’t just a commercial success already, but garnered rave reviews from critics all over, while its Rotten Tomatoes rating of a stunning 97 per cent further accentuates how it resonated with the fans alike.

Apparently, Disney is expecting a $250 million collection over the four-day weekend domestically, even though the global figures stand at $361 million already.

It’s pretty evident that the fanfare around the movie is unprecedented and rightly so, for the Black Panther isn’t like any other conventional superhero from the bandwagon. The valorisation of the otherwise unpretentious African culture has given it a refreshing look; breathing new life into the genre altogether. Throw in the terrific cast that ably support that, and the cake is perfectly iced.

And as a matter of fact, Black Panther also witnessed the highest opening for a February release and it’s also the biggest launch for a solo superhero film, ever!

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Digital Domain India to add VR team; announced VR Hackathon to add back-end and Unity developers

Digital Domain India studio

Digital Domain India, located in Hyderabad, is expanding to include a virtual reality (VR) team, and kicked off the announcement with a VR Hackathon. The VR Hackathon will be held on 10 to 11 March 2017 and is designed to seek out the best Backend, Unity and developer talent in Hyderabad. The event will test the skills and open the door to a career opportunity as well.

The primary idea behind the Digital Domain India’s (DDI) VR Hackathon is to spread awareness about the enormous career opportunities and to attract talent from other industries mainly the developer community, including Full Stack Developers (Back-end Developers) and Unity Developers.

The registration to participate is absolutely free of cost. Participants at the VR Hackathon will learn more about the creative work done by Digital Domain India, and winners will take away INR 50,000 cash prize plus attractive goodies, and may also land a VR position at Digital Domain Hyderabad facility.

To enter the competition, developers will have to first go through an eligibility test. Qualifying candidates will get to compete in the final coding challenge. Depending on the challenge, the duration of the VR Hackathon will be 24 to 48 hours.

Digital Domain India

To know the details of the application and registration, log on to the official Digital Domain Hackathon 2018 link. Every shortlisted candidates will be tested for their skills on full stack (back-end) development (JD available), Unity Development (JD available), Core Software and Pipeline.

Digital Domain executive director and chief operating officer Amit Chopra said, “With a legacy of creating visually stunning effects, Digital Domain consistently pushes boundaries in multiple creative areas from film to commercials to XR. One way, we lead the industry is by hiring the very best talent. As the work continues to evolve in scope, our talent needs to be just as agile. This Hackathon will help us to identify the next great innovators to join our global team.”

Stating the idea behind the Hackathon, Digital Domain India vice-president and head of studio Sudhir Reddy said: “We are in an exciting phase of growth. There is a continued hunger to tap fresh talent for sought-after skills. We are currently focusing on strengthening our VR/AR and tech development workforce in Hyderabad as an extension to our North American teams and we believe the Hackathon will be our window to the large developer community in the state and elsewhere looking for challenging opportunities.”

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Animantz’s ‘BEO n PENO’ finds its investors in Rotomaker and iLO Entertainment

Animantz have come up with their own homegrown slapstick comedy series BEO n PENO, a tale of an idiosyncratic bear Beo and a quirky penguin Peno, who engage in brawls, pranks, cuddles, chases but amidst it all, also share a bond. The show comprises of 52 episodes in all, each running for seven minutes, while the first 10 have already released over digital platforms such as ALT Balaji in India; Ameba TV in USA and Canada; as well as on Toon Goggles and Battery Pop in USA, and have garnered positive responses.

The Chennai-based studios now aim to strengthen its roots as it gets Rotomaker and iLO Entertainment onboard as its investors. With this combined initiative, they promise to complete all 52 episodes by the end of 2018 which will be available on leading kids entertainment broadcasting and digital platforms. Also by June 2018 they will be releasing 26 episodes.

Rotomaker is a US-based VFX outsourcing company which has served several international and domestic VFX films and TV series. Founder and CEO Mike Yatham says, “I’m very happy to be a part of this creative venture. I have absolute confidence in the potential of BEO n PENO’s team and hope the series will be another masterpiece animation series like Tom and Jerry and Road Runner.”

iLO Entertainment is a Singapore based animation studio, and its CEO Rinu Rajasekharan says that he is excited to be a part of the project and also happy to support an Indian company to come with such a wonderful content.

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Nickelodeon plans to make exam season fun for the kids!

With exams right around the corner, Nickelodeon is all geared to de-stress kids during the exam period. The franchise is all set to run campaigns like Nickelodeon’s ‘MASTI KA TIME TABLE’ and Sonic’s ‘SHIVA BANAYE EXAMS COOL’.  Motu Patlu, Gattu Battu & Shiva is the favourite among kids and is turning out to be stress busters for kids this exam season.

Powered by United Colors of Benetton, the campaign will be brought alive on-ground by a large scale school contact program across 250 schools covering over eight cities in the next few weeks. With Nickelodeon, exam time is sure going to be stress-free with an engaging and exciting line up of activities. The campaigns make sure that the kids de-stress themselves and take a break from studies for a while.


Nickelodeon’s MASTI KA TIME TABLE
compiles series of entertaining promos showcasing various fun ways to deal with exam stress. The channel aims to help kids plan their day with regular breaks maintaining balance between study and play.

Sonic will provide tips to children through Shiva with SHIVA BANAYE EXAMS COOL. Armed with easy exam tips Shiva is all set to add a fun element to the stressful season. Kids need to tune in to Sonic, answer simple questions and stand a chance of winning exciting prizes from Shiva.

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Was ist spannender als der Wettkampf David gegen Goliath? In seiner Show “Beginner gegen Gewinner” begrüßt Joko Winterscheidt Hobby- und Profisportler. Die Kandidaten fordern die Champions in ihren jeweiligen Paradedisziplinen heraus. Dazu dürfen sie den Profis vor dem Duell ein schwächendes Handicap verpassen, um einen Wettkampf auf Augenhöhe austragen zu können. Welcher Herausforderer gewinnt mit Raffinesse und Sportlichkeit? Wer wird vom Beginner zum Gewinner?

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