SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 wraps up with an emphasis on virtual and augmented reality; highlights include interactive technologies and education through animation, as well as the latest technologies.
Geographical Region: Asia
The anime studio's first release since co-founder Hayao Miyazaki's retirement, directed by Isao Takahata, opens in the top spot.
The implosion of Rhythm & Hues continues with reports of massive layoffs at the visual effects company’s Mumbai and Hyderabad facilities.
Stan Lee’s first ever Indian superhero, Chakra: The Invincible, to premiere November 30 on Cartoon Network in India.
A call for entries is made for the 15th International Animation Festival in Japan − HIROSHIMA 2014, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the festival office in 1984.
With their exclusive VFX partnership for Robert Rodriguez's Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For, Prime Focus World becomes the first Indian company to become an exclusive VFX partner for a major Hollywood project.
Animation Magazine announces more 2013 award recipients, including voice-acting legend June Foray, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement-Hall of Fame Award; DreamWorks Animation’s Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, who will receive this year’s Original Vision Award; and DQ Entertainment Chairman and CEO Tapaas Chakravarti, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement-Hall of Fame Award for his contributions to the growth of the animation industry in India.
Cartoon Network Amazone, the world’s first Cartoon Network waterpark, announces the completion of Humungaslide, a high-speed water coaster based on the Ben 10 alien, Humungousaur.
At a press conference formally confirming director Hayao Miyazaki's retirement, Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki reveals that the studio is at work on a new feature planned for release next summer.
Koju Hoshino, president of Hayao Miyazaki’s production company Studio Ghibli, announces from the Venice Film Festival that the director’s competition title, The Wind Rises, will be his last film.
International children’s channel KidsCo licenses CG-animated series Sendokai Champions from media agent Nottingham Forest.
BBH Asia Pacific creates Mentos “National Day Proposal” animation that sees Singapore making an unusual proposal to Finland.
Turner International Asia Pacific announces a joint venture with Major Kantana Broadcasting to bring Boomerang to Thailand.
Tiny Island Productions and Electric Circus sign a co-production deal for the CGI series, G-Fighters.
Representatives of the Department of Commerce in China’s Jilin Provence visit the ASIFA Hollywood booth at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con.
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.
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.