Set to launch internationally at MIPCOM 2015, Toei Animation’s ‘Dragon Ball’ IP returns after 18 years with a brand-new series.
Geographical Region: Asia
Light Chaser Animation and Alibaba Pictures reach agreement to distribute and co-finance animated feature ‘Little Door Gods.’
Fifty-one films are selected to compete from 1,103 submissions, including Don Hertzfeldt’s ‘World of Tomorrow,’ Ainslie Henderson’s ‘Stems’ and Rosto’s ‘Splintertime.’
Stop-motion animated series ‘Dimitri,’ produced by French studio Vivement Lundi!, and ‘We Can't Live Without Cosmos’ by Konstantin Bronzit receive Golden Dolphin awards at the 8th Cyber Sousa international animation festival organized by ASIFA-China in the City of Xiamen.
Aside from the teams working on ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ in the U.S. and Canada, job cuts will affect the entire organization.
This year at Annecy’s MIFA animation marketplace, the conversation about Chinese animation was anything but the same old story.
Cinelicious, SpectreVision and The Cinefamily in Los Angeles team to present a 4K restoration of the Japanese anime feature ‘Belladonna of Sadness,’ directed by Eiichi Yamamoto (‘Astro Boy’) and produced by Osamu Tezuka’s Mushi Productions.
GKIDS acquires North American rights to ‘Only Yesterday’ from Studio Ghibli co-founder and Academy Award nominee Isao Takahata; new English-language version featuring Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel to receive 25th anniversary theatrical release winter 2016.
From ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’ director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There’ comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 6, 2015.
Beijing’s BaseFX founder and CEO Chris Bremble discusses the process and challenges of producing animation and visual effects for the most successful feature film in Chinese history.
Veteran animation executives Penney Finkelman Cox and Sandra Rabins to lead the Chinese animation company’s expansion into Hollywood with three features currently in production and an ambitious plan to complete a new feature every 18 months.
Pioneering VR group teams with HTC Vive -- an as-yet-unreleased virtual reality head-mounted display being developed in co-production between HTC and Valve Corporation -- to mount the first-ever VR jam in Shanghai.
Global VFX powerhouse MPC’s expansion into China shows that despite considerable challenges, opportunities are there for the taking.
Company appoints Sean Mullen as creative director and David Kern as games technical director based at the animation studio in Bangalore, India.
Directed and written by Beijing-based Light Chaser Animation founder Gary Wang, animated feature ‘Little Door Gods’ will be released in China on January 1, 2016.
Longtime executive joined Toei Animation in 2004 as Director of Business Planning, and was named CEO of Toei Animation Enterprises in Hong Kong in 2012.
Hsin-Chien Huang’s performance art piece creates visual sculptures from dancer movements with 3D printed keepsakes made from motion capture data.
Ten-minute computer animated short, centered on the story of a caterpillar named Boro, is being developed for screening at the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo.
‘Pokémon The Series: XY’ to air in Nickelodeon’s boys’ action block, with the 19th season premiering in 2016.