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'Tangled' will be the last such movie it makes for the foreseeable future. The studio is aiming for wider appeal.

Once upon a time, there was a studio in Burbank that spun classic fairy tales into silver-screen gold.

But now the curtain is falling on "princess movies," which have been a part of Disney Animation's heritage since the 1937 debut of its first feature film, "Snow White."

International Animation Consulting Group (IACG) has approached Indian filmmaker Kireet Khurana to be part of their advisory board. Kireet has directed an animation plus live action film, Toonpur Ka Superhero starring Ajay Devgn and Kajol that is slated to release on Dec 24 this year.

World Renowned animators like William Bill Denis, Max Howard and Frank Lunn are few members who are part of IACG.

Manipal Education, India's leading higher education services entity with multi-country presence, today announced the setting up of Manipal International University(MIU) in Kuala Lumpur, pursuant to an invitation from the Malaysian Government. The award of the charter to start MIU was handed over by Y B Dato' Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, Honourable Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia to Dr. Ramdas Pai, Chairman Emeritus - Manipal Education in the august presence of the Prime Ministers of India & Malaysia at a glittering function in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 27th October 2010

Manipal International University now represents the next level of growth for Manipal Education in Malaysia after Melaka Manipal Medical College, one of the premier medical colleges in Malaysia. With planned investment of up to RM 650 million over the next five years, Manipal International University (MIU) will be a multi-disciplinary university that will cater to the needs of Malaysian students, as well as international students from ASEAN countries, North Asia, India, the Middle East and Central Asia, who are increasingly choosing Malaysia as their education destination. Over a period of time, MIU expects up to 50% of its student population to be from outside Malaysia.

“I am honoured that someone of his stature sought out to work with me,” says Sudeep quite simply. “I was invited to his home where we discussed his next script — Eega. Rajmouli thought I would fit in well with the character he has etched after he watched my performance in Rann. The film will be shot in Telugu and Tamil simultaneously,” he reveals.

As computer graphics and robots get more human, they often seem more surreal

ROBOT-MAKERS and the animators who design characters for films and video games face a paradox. People readily accept machines and cartoons that are simplifications or distortions of the human form. Simulacra that are intended to look like real people, though, are frequently perceived as creepy. In November 2004, for example, two films intended as light entertainment were released to very different receptions. “The Incredibles”, a cartoon in traditional style, was one of the most successful movies in history. “The Polar Express”, which used motion capture and computer graphics to produce an animation whose characters looked almost human, received a critical panning: one reviewer suggested its characters were so frightening the film should be subtitled “The Night of the Living Dead”.