Once the wheels of Indian animation got into motion, there was a surge of ideas, studios being setup and professionals being appointed for the upcoming animation features and TV series. A few went onto to provide a platform for channelizing the Indian animation scenario. They contributed the required resources and access to information, while connecting the various points on the roadmap of animation in India. Ergo a lot of magazines and websites came into the picture.
Animationxpress (2003) a webzine became the voice of Indian animation locally and globally. Anil Wanvari started italong with its co-founder Anand Gurnani who took charge of aggregating newsletters that contained animation stories initially. Eventually he began writing and soon developed an editorial setup.
With a view to reach out to the world, the portal had also launched its Asia Pacific edition (axapac.com), which worked closely with the government agencies from Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
Indian Animation Industry Pavilions have been organized by Animationxpress at various festivals across the world. The Indian animation directory and show reel was presented at MIFA & ANNECY 2011 where leading studios from India and 20 delegates participated. Highlighting Indian Animation by managing various conferences and events, interviewing studios, institutes, professionals and artists in the area of Animation, VFX, Gaming and Comics, have provided AnimationXpress a capitalist outlook whilehelping understand the perspective of an artist.
It is an Online Community for the CG and Digital Arts artists, technicians, established in 2004 in order to share stories, ideas and art work so as to fulfill the Motto of LEARN INSPIRE AND GROW. It was started by RK Chand, Abhishek Chandra and Susanta Dutta, colleagues who had been working the Animation Industry and wanted to create a platform that could serve the purpose of exchange of knowledge to help grow the community.
It also organizes ‘CGTExpo' which is India's First Computer Graphics Technology and Career Guidance Expo on Animation, Visual Effects and Gaming. It opens doors for Indian Artists to explore International Jobs with numerous Global Animation Production companies like Lucas Films, Prime Focus, Technicolor, Dreamworks Dedicated Unit and MPC finding a structured recruiting platform for the first time.
Lighting the way to the world of animation and computer graphics, Animation Today is a monthly magazine published by ‘Sankranti Creations’ in 2005. It aims to bridge the gap between the animation studios, production houses and professionals by providing Indian and International information, covering the technical, educational, business as well as artistic aspects of the field.
In the same year, another online magazine with the name ‘CG India’ (founded by Amit Dixit) came up which provides useful information and resources to the CG artists, helping them in their creative pursuits. Featuring interviews of the experts, providing free 3d models and textures, informative articles, news, tutorials and other comprehensive content are available for the CG artists, 3d professional, visual effect artists and animators.
All About Animation
Designer, writer, journalist and committee member of TASI - Akshata Udiaver, striven with a passion for writing about Indian animation, began ‘All About Animation.com’ (AAA) late in 2007, that was a self-funded web portal.
Starting off as a blog AAA had an overwhelming response which transformed it into a fully-fledged web portal achieving widespread readership across India. It contains information covering all aspects of Indian animation.
Apart from being a VFX Studio, Animation Boss is an online animation, Gaming and VFX reporter. Started in 2010, it provides an insight of the latest happenings in the Indian animation industry.