Pukeko Pictures signed an agreement deal with the Animation School of the Beijing Film Academy and Grand Entertainment Ltd. (GZ) to establish the “International Animation Technology Joint Research Centre” to actively promote the development of animated projects and open up the expanding international, Chinese and film and television markets.
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Children’s and family entertainment producer and rights management company Coolabi appoints two new agents for its hit property, Poppy Cat, extending the brand further into France and Korea.
Bandai has named Los Angeles-based Sync Beatz Entertainment as the exclusive United States Licensing Agent and Brand Manager for its hugely popular Tamagotchi brand.
Seamus, a 33-year old male Irish animator in his prime, captured by authorities while bus touring through Kuala Lumpur in 2007, is one of the reasons hope remains for the Malaysian animation industry.
SGO's Mistika was used for the stereoscopic 3D post production work for China's first 3D IMAX martial arts action film “The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate,” which won Best Visual Effects and Best Costume Designer at the Asian Film Awards.
Global pre-school channel JimJam, part of Chello Zone’s portfolio of channels, has acquired two playful animation series, “Monkey See, Monkey Do” and “MuMuHug.”
Leading European production and distribution company Millimages has secured a far-reaching multi-territory deal with Nickelodeon for its highly successful pre-school show “Louie.”
The entertainment and consumer electronics giant attributed its record $5.7 billion deficit to the effects of disasters in Japan, a weak global economy and a strong yen as its film unit reported full-year revenue growth, but a lower operating profit.
GOBELINS, l'ecole de l'image, an applied arts, print and digital media school in Paris, is organizing for the seventh time an international summer school to enable students and professionals from around the world to gain a better understanding of what makes for successful character animation.
Super 78 Studios is producing an animated feature for release in both the U.S. and China in late 2013.
Hiroyuki Okiura’s second directorial effort, "A LETTER TO MOMO," won the Best Feature Film Prize at the 11th AniFest (FFF 2012), held in Teplice, Czech Republic from April 26 to May 1, 2012.
Bruno Wu's Seven Stars Entertainment and the government of the Binhai New Area, Tianjin, have announced ambitious plans for a new facility outside of Beijing that will be dedicated to East-West co-productions.
Faceware Technologies announced that David Bennett will be head up sales efforts for the company’s facial animation software in Europe and India, as well as build studio and channel relationships in those regions.
HIT Entertainment announced a major deal that will see the new CGI series of "Thomas & Friends" air on Japanese public broadcaster NHK for the very first time.
Toei Animation has been nominated for Feature Film in Competition at the 2012 Annecy International Animated Film Festival for their dramatic new feature film, “Asura.”
Digital Domain Media Group announced that it has executed final definitive agreements in connection with its Joint Venture Agreement with Beijing Galloping Horse Film Co., Ltd., a major participant in the high-growth China film market.
Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific expanded its channel footprint in Indonesia with the debut of Cartoon Network HD on leading national cable platform, First Media.
Gruppo Alcuni announced that the hit series "SLASH://" has just been picked up by Al Jazeera Children’s Channel for the MENA region.
Phoenix recently completed a striking :30 spot promoting China Central Television's (CCTV) Biz Asia America, an hour-long daily global economics news program.
In a move sure to raise eyebrows on the heels of the recent announcement of Disney’s Chinese animation partnership, the studio yesterday announced that they would be co-producing the upcoming Iron Man 3 feature in China.
Discovery Networks International has just acquired Monster Entertainment’s second in-house production at MIP, pre-school series "I’m a Creepy Crawly" for its Central/ South Asian, India and Pacific Rim territories.
DreamWorks Studios, the film boutique founded four years ago by Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider, got a new lease on life as Reliance Entertainment agreed in principle to continue financing the company.
Cartoon Network Asia’s SNAPTOONS, a program designed to identify the next generation of cartoon heroes, announced three finalists from Singapore and the completion of two animated shorts from Malaysia.