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.
Geographical Region: Asia
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.
Moonscoop, one of the leading worldwide kids’ distribution, brand management and entertainment companies, has boosted the presence of its shows in Asia securing further sales for its animated shows following the Asia Television Forum in Singapore last month.
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) announced today at Hong Kong International Licensing Fair plans to further expand its business in Asia, after the licensing and merchandising arm of Asia's number one kids’ channel saw a 56 percent year-on-year growth in 2010.
Dream Theatre Private Limited, an entertainment company based in Mumbai, has won the exclusive licensing and merchandising rights from HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment producers and right’s owners, for renowned pre-school brands – ‘Thomas & Friends’ and ‘Bob the Builder’ across India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
A Squared Entertainment (A2), an international children’s entertainment company, and Tata Elxsi, part of the 70 Billion USD Tata Group, India’s largest and most respected business conglomerate, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a joint venture today at Tata Elxsi’s headquarters in Bangalore, India.
Warner Bros. has inked a deal with Youku to stream INCEPTION in China, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Eight companies that exited from the 2011 Tokyo Anime Fair (TAF) are teaming up for a new event, titled Anime Contents Expo, reports Variety. It will run from March 26-27, while TAF runs from March 24-27.
Goro Miyazaki, the son of Hayao Miyazaki and director of TALES OF EARTHSEA, is set to direct Studio Ghibli’s next feature KOKURIKO-ZAKA KARA, reports Variety.