Legendary animator and director Jimmy Murakami, whose work includes the classic When the Wind Blows and The Snowman cartoons, has died at the age of 80.
Geographical Region: Asia
Industrial Light & Magic prepares to launch a new feature visual effects facility in central London with plans to serve as the base of operations for Star Wars Episode VII in addition to other feature productions.
First-ever Asian mecha live-action and animated feature film series leverages markerless iPi Motion capture software using Sony PS Eye game webcams.
An additional 13 episodes are commissioned of PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures Season II, which is set to premiere on Disney XD.
Polygon Pictures teams with Studio Ghibli on a new animated TV series, Ronia, the Robber's Daughter, based on the fantasy novel by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.
Toon Boom Animation signs of a distribution agreement with HeARTBIT Digital Creation for the distribution and localization of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Harmony in Japan.
International production and creative management company Cross Media International enters into an agreement with Tezuka Productions of Japan to develop distribution opportunities for Tezuka's extensive portfolio of popular properties and characters within North America.
Ending weeks of speculation, China announced today it will formally relax polygon count restrictions on all CG models.
Stardust partners with Cheil Worldwide to create ‘Samsung Galaxy, London Collage,’ a new spot for Samsung.
Cartoon Network Watch and Play has been featured in the “Best of 2013” selection of innovative kids apps by the App Store and iTunes.
Marking the launch of China’s first 3D animated feature, popular animated series Boonie Bears is set to debut on the big screen in January.
Following a massive manhunt, Bangalore authorities apprehend CG compositor mistakenly allowed to leave VFX production studio to take ailing grandmother to doctor.
Although no date has yet been set, Disney’s animated hit Frozen is headed for a theatrical run in China.
French-Belgium co-production Approved For Adoption receives the Grand Prize award for best animation at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival.
nWave Pictures' new feature-length 3D Film, The House of Magic 3D to enchant audiences this Christmas; two 4D attraction films based on the studio's fifth feature film will be launched in 2014 for theme park and attraction exhibitors worldwide.
DHX Mediainks a swathe of free TV, on-demand and home entertainment deals with broadcasters across Asia for a range of its kids’ programming titles.
The first theatrical trailer is released for Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, a new CG animated feature based on the 1989 book, “Dorothy of Oz,” written by L. Frank Baum’s great-grandson, Roger Stanton Baum.
Singapore-based August Media Holdings sells Season One of its popular preschool animated series, Ella Bella Bingo, to Doha, Qatar-based Al Jazeera Children’s Channel Jeem TV.
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.
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.