Los Angeles-based Sprite Entertainment Studio teams with Japan’s OLM Group to host “The Anime Spirit: From Pokémon and Pac-Man to Live-Action Films” as part of SIGGRAPH 2013’s Production Sessions event.
Geographical Region: Asia
Japanese director Mami Sunada directs Kingdom of Dreams & Madness, a behind-the-scenes view of Studio Ghibli directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahataas and producer Toshio Suzuki as they complete their forthcoming animated features.
Non-profit animation recruiting agency Contact Singapore to host its first Welcome Session in Los Angeles on July 13.
The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee announces the Call for Entries for the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival starting in 2014.
Studio Ghibli releases a teaser for director Hayao Miyazaki's forthcoming animated feature, The Wind Rises (Kaze ga Tachinu), giving fans a 35-second glimpse at the highly-anticipated project.
Jamaica tries to position itself as the next hub of global animation, a growing industry that generated more than $100 billion last year.
The SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 Student Volunteers Program seeks reliable, independent and enthusiastic students who are keen to be among the industry leaders and professionals of the next generation.
Japan’s Polygon Pictures announces the establishment of J Cube Inc. (J³), a new computer graphics R&D service and consulting agency established to take the group to the next level of technological innovation.
Prime Focus World announces the receipt of a $53 million equity investment to be deployed in two phases: $38 million committed in the first phase and $15 million in a second transactional phase.
Leading 3D/visual effects/technology/production services company is set to open a new office in Beijing.
Slated for release in December 2015, DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3 will see one-third of its production done in China.
“Dream Defenders,” a CG animated series from Tiny Island Productions, will premiere this summer on Hulu.
DreamWorks Animation head Jeffrey Katzenberg announces the launch of a new Chinese co-production at last week’s Beijing Film Festival.
Bent Image Labs help animated “Love Story,” for Chips Ahoy, a saucy sequel to the Cookie Guys’ “Convertible.”
RGH Entertainment eyes more magic from “The Wizard of Oz” creator with new animated feature film inspired by L. Frank Baum’s “Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.”
International children’s channel KidsCo, Corus Entertainment’s joint-venture with NBCUniversal, launches its two-month-old Syfy Kids block in Asia this July.
The film will be shown with "fourth dimension" effects, including tilting seats, blowing wind and fog and odor effects, via technology that is expected to come to the U.S. later this year.
Open Road Films acquires all U.S. distribution rights to the 3D animated family film “The Nut Job,” and sets January 17, 2014 as the release date.
Toon Boom Animation announces the use of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Harmony by Japanese animation studio HeARTBIT Digital Creation for its upcoming production, “Francesca.”
V&S Entertainment and Al Jazeera's JCC extend their co-production of “Everything’s Rosie” for a third season.
Visual effects company Rhythm & Hues is officially sold to an affiliate of Prana Studios, 34×118 Holdings, in a deal valued at $17.8 million.