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.
Geographical Region: Asia
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.
Japan's Sony Corp Sony Corp. will cut about 10,000 jobs worldwide over the next year as it tries to return to profitability.
Recent satellite images of a North Korean military complex show what appear to be rows of Tardises lined up next to a flatbed truck filled with Daleks, alongside other evidence of extensive and accelerated preparations for what Defense Dept. officials are calling a Doctor Who Convention.
ASSIMILATE announced that it has launched a worldwide professional training and certification program for SCRATCH Lab via selected ASSIMILATE Authorized Training Partners.
Malaysia's Animasia Studio has signed multiple licensing deals with Central Asia Media Distribution (CAMD) for Khazakstan.
Animasia Studios and Kidobi today announced that the Malaysia-based animation studio has granted digital preschool platform Kdiobi SVoD rights for the animated preschool series ABC Monsters.
Pixomondo joined forces with Chinese advertising agency Interone Beijing (a BBDO agency) to create the latest viral spot, "Faster Than Disaster," for MINI China.
Distribution360 announced a multi-territory deal for the Blue-Zoo-produced preschool series "Olive the Ostrich" to air on Nick Jr. Channels across Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Cartoon Network Asia Pacific has entered into an exclusive co-production agreement with leading French animation studio, Xilam, to create season four of the hit animated comedy series: Oggy and the Cockroaches.
Henson’s first CGI animated movie in 3D marks new collaboration with co-production partners in China and will be available to international buyers at MIPTV 2012.
Toei Animation announced that it has appointed Iriya Azuma Director, Global Licensing Business Department.