pasi (philippine animation studio,inc.) has teamed with management consultants VentureslinkInternational and ABC-TV Channel 5 in the Philippines to launch thePASI KARTOON SHOW, which premiered Saturday, June 15, 2002. Theone-hour program will air weekly and is designed to create a localmarket for Filipino-produced animation. The first 13 installmentswill be comprised of a half-hour episode each of KONG, THE ANIMATEDSERIES and BIKER MICE FROM MARS. Later episodes will utilize otherprograms from pasi's growing library of over 230 half hours ofco-productions and original series. ABC-TV Channel 5 hopes thepartnership will be an effective way to provide children's and familyoriented animation to audiences, as an alternative to the anime-heavyprogramming on other local stations. Ventureslink is handlingpromotion and ad sales for the block. pasi's co-production creditsinclude COMMITTED and BOB AND MARGARET with Nelvana, KONG, THEANIMATED SERIES with BKN International and Ellipseanime, BIKER MICEFROM MARS with New World Animation and KAMPUNG BOY with MatineeEntertainment.