The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee announces the Call for Entries for the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival starting in 2014.
Geographical Region: Asia
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.
Al Jazeera's children's channel JCC unveils JeemTV, a lifestyle entertainment media platform for Arab children of the 21st century.
Henson Independent Properties, The Jim Henson Company’s third party media distribution and consumer products banner, acquires YouTube sensation “I Love Egg” from Korea’s D&H Inc.
Two weeks after reports that troubled VFX studio Rhythm & Hues would be establishing operations in Taiwan, the company courts new employees for its facility in the city of Kaohsiung.