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Geographical Region: Asia

Headline News HP, Cartoon Network Launch All New Toon Creator Awards

HP and Cartoon Network have once again joined forces to unleash the inner animator in kids across Asia Pacific with an all-new Toon Creator Awards for 2010 (www.ToonCreatorAwards.com).

Headline News Latest Bleach Episodes To Start Streaming On VizAnime.com

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, continues to generate tremendous momentum for its popular BLEACH series with the announcement that English-subtitled episodes from the most current story arc will begin streaming for free in the U.S. via the company’s premier website for anime, VIZAnime.com.

Headline News Chorion Signs Dream Agent For Indian Subcontinent

Leading family entertainment producer and distributor Chorion is expanding its growing global franchise for hit properties Mr. Men and Little Miss and Noddy by appointing Dream Theatre as its agent for the Indian subcontinent.

Headline News The Foundry Arms Singapore Schools With Nuke

The Foundry, a leading developer of visual effects software whose products have been used to make globally acclaimed movies such as Avatar and Robin Hood, is pleased to announce that a number of specialist VFX educational centres in Singapore and across Asia are investing heavily in its powerful compositing tools Nuke and NukeX.

Headline News Japan and China Working on Joint Animation Fest

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.

Headline News Prince Of Persia Opens in IMAX Theatres Internationally

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.

Headline News 'The New Adventures of Peter Pan' Coming to TV in 3D

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:00am

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.

Headline News Technicolor's Paprikaas Animation Awarded Kung Fu Panda Series

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.

Headline News Aardman Partnering on Canimals

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.

Headline News Animation, Gaming, VFX Center to Open in Mumbai

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.

Headline News Universal Studios Theme Park Opening in Korea in 2014

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 9:34am

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.

Headline News Aurora World's Success With Character Toys

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 5:45am

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.

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