Cartoon Network Asia’s SNAPTOONS, a program designed to identify the next generation of cartoon heroes, announced three finalists from Singapore and the completion of two animated shorts from Malaysia.
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Japan's Sony Corp Sony Corp. will cut about 10,000 jobs worldwide over the next year as it tries to return to profitability.
Recent satellite images of a North Korean military complex show what appear to be rows of Tardises lined up next to a flatbed truck filled with Daleks, alongside other evidence of extensive and accelerated preparations for what Defense Dept. officials are calling a Doctor Who Convention.
ASSIMILATE announced that it has launched a worldwide professional training and certification program for SCRATCH Lab via selected ASSIMILATE Authorized Training Partners.
Malaysia's Animasia Studio has signed multiple licensing deals with Central Asia Media Distribution (CAMD) for Khazakstan.
Animasia Studios and Kidobi today announced that the Malaysia-based animation studio has granted digital preschool platform Kdiobi SVoD rights for the animated preschool series ABC Monsters.
Pixomondo joined forces with Chinese advertising agency Interone Beijing (a BBDO agency) to create the latest viral spot, "Faster Than Disaster," for MINI China.
Distribution360 announced a multi-territory deal for the Blue-Zoo-produced preschool series "Olive the Ostrich" to air on Nick Jr. Channels across Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Cartoon Network Asia Pacific has entered into an exclusive co-production agreement with leading French animation studio, Xilam, to create season four of the hit animated comedy series: Oggy and the Cockroaches.
Henson’s first CGI animated movie in 3D marks new collaboration with co-production partners in China and will be available to international buyers at MIPTV 2012.
Toei Animation announced that it has appointed Iriya Azuma Director, Global Licensing Business Department.
Longtime Toei Animation executive Hiroyuki Kinoshita is named CEO of Toei Animation Enterprises, and COO of Toei Animation Inc. and Toei Animation Europe.
The Hong Kong Animator Filmmaker Society will celebrate 60 years of Hong Kong Animation with a full schedule of exhibits and events at the 2012 edition of the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART).
Right Stuf has launched 5 Points Pictures, a new division with a focus on the distribution of eclectic live-action programming.
Leading kids’ and family entertainment specialist CAKE has today announced the appointment of Helen Blayney as VP of International Sales, alongside two internal promotions within the sales team.
Production company Digital Frontier used thinkingParticles, one of the flagship VFX products developed by cebas Visual Technology, to create the visual effects for Japan’s 3D computer-animated CG film, “TEKKEN Blood Vengeance 3D.”
iPi Soft, LLC, announced that iPi Motion Capture Version 2.0 -- the next generation in the company’s scalable line of markerless motion capture technology -- is scheduled for availability in Spring 2012.
The deadline for submissions to Hiroshima 2012, the 14th International Animation Festival in Japan, is April 1, 2012.
Classic Media announced that it has inked a range of new deals across the Asia-Pacific region, placing over 1,200 hours of programming with Free & Pay TV and Home Entertainment partners, as well as increasing the catalogue’s presence on IPTV platforms.
Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific today announced plans for the world’s first Cartoon Network-themed waterpark, to be located in idyllic Bang Saray, near Pattaya, on the East Coast of Thailand.
Animated series Chuck Chicken, a co-production between Neptuno Films, Animasia and Agogo, has been acquired for the Indian sub-continent by Nickelodeon India.