Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao have discussed launching a joint animation festival, reports VARIETY. Hatoyama met with Wen when the prime minister visited Japan. One of the top topics was cultural exchanges. The event would bring Chinese animation to Japan and visa versa in stand alone events.
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IMAX Corporation today announced that the epic action-adventure Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, from hit-making producer Jerry Bruckheimer, directed by Mike Newell and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Sir Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina will open in 53 IMAX theatres internationally, with 20 of those IMAX locations opening this week starting on May 19.
'Bob the Builder'(tm), the beloved children's television character, is airing in China for the very first time following a broadcast deal with CCTV (China Central Television).
DOK Leipzig is one of four international film festivals offered the opportunity to present a “Best of” programme at the Shanghai EXPO.
As reported on CGTantra, DQ Entertainment, a global animation, gaming and live action entertainment production and distribution company announced a deal to make 26 half hour episodes of The New Adventures of Peter Pan in animated 3D.
Technicolor (Euronext Paris 18453; NYSE: TCH) today announced that Nickelodeon, part of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: KDE), has awarded Technicolor's Bangalore-based animation studio, Paprikaas, the Kung Fu Panda TV series, which will be produced as an animated series for the worldwide broadcast market, initially comprising 26 episodes.
German production house Corazon Int'l and French production firm Les Petites Lumieres are teaming up to produce UFO IN HER EYES, reports VARIETY.
Aardman Animation is teaming up with Korean animation house Voozclub and Spain's Screen 21 to produce the children's property, CANIMALS, reports VARIETY. Aardman will head up the writing of the 52 seven-minute episodes, as well as the voicing. Voozclub and Screen 21 will handle design, animation and sound production.
VARIETY reports that the Indian government will form the National Center of Excellence in Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects in Mumbai, announced by Ambika Soni, the minister of information and broadcasting.
Russian cg technology company Exlevel, makers of the Autodesk 3ds Max plug-in GrowFX, has released a new version. The product allows you to build plants and other objects that grow in various directions.
Dooly became a nationally renowned character in Korea immediately following its first debut in a comic magazine in 1983 and then was reborn as TV animation show in 90s.
A group of South Korean conglomerates have inked an agreement that will bring a multi-billion dollar Universal Studios Korea Theme Park and Resort to the country in 2014, DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD reports.
DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD confirmed with Fox that China will be pulling the plug on 2D screenings of AVATAR Jan. 23.
Yoohoo the Bush Baby Monkey, Pammee the Fennec Fox, Roodee the Capuchin Monkey, Chewoo the Red Squirrel, and Lemmee the Lemur Monkey. They are the main characters from the animation show, “Yoohoo & Friends” in Korea.
A series of webtoons (web-based cartoon) started to publish in a popular Korean online community in 2005 and soon it became a book which sold more than 5,000 copies in the first 5 days in 2009.
Japan's Toho is readying an $11 million advertising blitz on New Year's Day for SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO, VARIETY reports.
Sony Pictures Television's Animax stations will air the 2009 Video Game Awards in Asia, Central Europe, Latin America, Africa, Spain and Portugal.
From November 6 to November 8, 2009, China’s Sichuan TV Festival is honouring the National Film Board of Canada on its 70th anniversary with an array of activities for the public, industry and students alike.
Leading Brazilian distributors Europa Filmes, responsible for bringing Oscar winning film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE to Latin America, have acquired Brazilian rights to Big Animation's LITTLE KRISHNA (13x 23’).
Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse and Fan Bingbing are teaming up for a remake of the kung-fu flick, SHAOLIN TEMPLE, reports VARIETY.