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Universal 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.

World 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.

Awards Headline News

Sony's Animax To Air Video Game Awards

Sony Pictures Television's Animax stations will air the 2009 Video Game Awards in Asia, Central Europe, Latin America, Africa, Spain and Portugal.

Animation Headline News

Computer Animation Festival Award Winners Announced

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 5:08am

SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Computer Animation Festival, an internationally recognized world-class annual event for the world's most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and animation shorts has announced the festival award winners.

Cartoon Headline News

Cartoon Network Asia Announces Partnership with Animasia

By Matt Kapko | Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 2:28pm

Cartoon Network Asia announced a strategic content partnership with Animasia, one of Malaysia’s leading creative studios, to produce a cricket based property about a group of local Indian kids who aspire to play in the biggest inter-school cricket championships.

Universal Headline News

Universal Studios Singapore To Launch World's Only Madagascar Attraction

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 10:25am

Asia's largest integrated resort in Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, has created not one, but two world's firsts in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) within its Universal Studios Singapore theme park.

Media Headline News

VIZ Media's Naruto Shippuden Coming to Disney XD

In a landmark agreement, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that its animated series NARUTO Shippuden has been acquired by Disney-ABC Cable Networks Group for debut on Disney XD (www.DisneyXD.com) television channel beginning in October.

Headline News

New Line, the Tolkien Estate and Harper Settle LOTR Lawsuit

THR, Esq. reports that New Line Cinema, the Tolkien estate and Harper Collins Publishing have settled a lawsuit over profits from LORD OF THE RINGS, specifically the films released from 2001-03.

Avatar Headline News

Avatar: Breaks Records and Sparks Comments

(Fox Press Release) 20th Century Fox announced today that the teaser trailer for the upcoming James Cameron-directed AVATAR has become the most-viewed trailer ever on the Apple website. It has registered over four million streams in its first day on the site, shattering the previous record of 1.7 million.

On Friday, the trailer also arrived in theaters around the world, presented in all formats, including IMAX 3-D, IMAX 2-D, digital 3-D, digital 2-D, and 35mm 2-D.

AVATAR opens in theaters everywhere on December 18th, 2009.

Disney Headline News

Disney’s D23 EXPO Excitement

Press Release by Disney

Burbank, California (August 19, 2009) -- The Walt Disney Studios is jumping on the D23 Expo bandwagon with four days (September 10-13) of exciting programming that includes major overviews of upcoming films by Disney Studios Chairman Dick Cook and Disney-Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, plus a full schedule of events spotlighting new releases and newly restored digital versions of classic favorites.

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