After 10 years of negotiation with the Chinese government, Walt Disney Co. will break ground this week on its Shanghai theme park, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Following its closure over the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea are set to reopen in April, reports Variety.
IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and PVR Cinemas, India's leading cinema brand and operator of the country's top-performing multiplexes, today announced an agreement to install digital IMAX theatre systems in four key locations throughout India.
YU-GI-OH! creators TV Tokyo Corporation and Nihon Ad Systems have filed suit in New York against the anime series' U.S. distributor 4Kids Ent., writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Joymax, a leading online game developer and publisher, announced today the acquisition of popular game developer, IO Entertainment.
Following the announcement yesterday that the Tokyo Anime Fair had been cancelled, now its competitor Anime Contents Expo announced its cancellation as well, reports Variety.
Due to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, organizers have cancelled the 2011 edition of the Tokyo Anime Fair, reports Variety.
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea have been shut down due to the 8.8-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Several films have been pulled or delayed from release in Japan as a response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the country on Friday, reports Variety.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 has become the highest grossing installment in the Harry Potter franchise in international markets.
SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 sees the return of the Art Gallery and Emerging Technologies programs. Also calling for submissions are: Computer Animation Festival, Courses, Technical Papers, Technical Sketches & Posters.
Cookie Jar Ent. has hired John Morris as SVP of TV sales and co-productions for U.K., Benelux, Australia and New Zealand, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Over its first two days of release in Japan, Nintendo's 3DS has sold 371,326 units, reports Variety.
Imagi International is set to buy Chinese toon producer Toon Express Group for around $130 million, reports Variety.
China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) has revealed that animation production in the county rose 28% in 2010, reports Variety.
Well Go USA has bought the North American rights to Jackie Chan's 1911 with plans to release it day-and-date in the States and China, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Jiangsu Eudemonia Blue Ocean Cinema Development Co., Ltd. ("Blue Ocean") today announced an agreement to install four new digital IMAX theatre systems in the People's Republic of China.
Chinese distributor Dadi and Korea's Myung Films have teams to release the animated feature LEAFIE: A HEN INTO THE WILD day-and-date in China and South Korea, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
VIZ Pictures, Inc., the film distributor and producer behind the Japanese pop culture venue in San Francisco known as NEW PEOPLE, has announced that it will now operate as a newly established company, NEW PEOPLE, Inc., to re-brand and create synergy between all corporate divisions.
JimJam has renewed its carriage deal with Indonesian direct broadcast satellite pay TV company AORA TV Satelit and will be included as part of its most widely distributed subscription package.
The third annual SIGGRAPH Asia captured the imagination of the computer graphics and interactive techniques community this week with a wide spectrum of digital innovations.
IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures announced today that the Oscar-nominated hit Tangled will be released in IMAX 3D in key Asian territories day-and-date with the individual countries' wide release dates.
Toei Animation announced today that it has finalized new licensing and merchandising deals in Latin America for several of the company’s animated properties.