Geographical Region: South America

Headline News ZIO Studios Announces $1.3 M Investment in Gaming, Animation Ops

ZIO Studios, one of Latin America’s leading animation and gaming companies, announced today it closed its first institutional funding round for $1.3 million from fund manager Promotora through its venture capital arm, which focuses on technology, software, and life sciences investments in the region.

Headline News Toei Animation Inks New Deals In Latin America

Toei Animation announced today that it has finalized new licensing and merchandising deals in Latin America for several of the company’s animated properties.

Headline News Toei Licenses Dragon Ball Kai-Freeze Saga To Cartoon Network Latin America

Toei Animation announced today that Cartoon Network Latin America has acquired the broadcast rights to the new anime series, Dragon Ball Kai – Freeze Saga, while also renewing Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT.

Headline News Artistic Image Creates a Magnetic Concept That Grants the Power to Transform

There isn’t a kid alive (or big kid, commonly known as “adults” for that matter) who doesn’t wish for the power to transform. Artistic Image captured that fantasy, transforming it into a magnetic concept for a series of graphic-driven openings, teasers, and bumpers about a boy with the ability to morph into alien creatures.

Headline News Nola Seeks Truth on Latest For Chilevision

Working via 180 Grados, Nola Pictures' Juan Delcan directed and animated La Verdad, yet another spot for Chilean TV network Chilevision, which promotes the channel's approach of respecting all people, without judgment and reporting clear unbiased truth.

Headline News Thomas & Friends, Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps Launch On Discovery Kids In Latin America

HIT Entertainment, a leading provider of quality children's entertainment, and Discovery Kids, the pioneer preschool channel in Latin America, debuted new episodes of Thomas & Friends (Thomas y sus amigos/ Thomas e seus amigos), presented for the first time in CG animation and with individual character voices, as well as the new CG animated series, Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps (Angelina Ballerina, Los Siguientes Pasos/Angelina Ballerina, Os Seguintes Passos) in Latin America.

Headline News Mercy Corps & Sesame Workshop Partner To Bring Educational Programming To Haiti’s Children

Mercy Corps and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, have formed a partnership to bring engaging, educational programming to Haiti’s children.

Headline News NFB Signs Co-production Agreement With Argentina

A world leader in animated film production, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has been busy at this year's Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market, notably signing an agreement with Argentinean company CT Producciones/Caloi en su Tinta to co-produce an animated short.

Headline News HIT & Albavision Partner on Latin America Preschool Block

HIT Entertainment, a world-renowned provider of quality children's entertainment, and Albavision, a leading free TV network of television and radio stations across Central and South America, have partnered for the first time to bring a new, HIT-branded preschool television block to free TV in 10 countries across Latin America.

Headline News Prince Of Persia Opens in IMAX Theatres Internationally

IMAX Corporation today announced that the epic action-adventure Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, from hit-making producer Jerry Bruckheimer, directed by Mike Newell and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Sir Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina will open in 53 IMAX theatres internationally, with 20 of those IMAX locations opening this week starting on May 19.

Headline News Lauren Lung Named VP/GM of Kodak's Motion Picture Business in the Americas

Lauren Lung has been named vice president and general manager of Kodak's Entertainment Imaging Division in North and South America.

Headline News Sony's Animax To Air Video Game Awards

Sony Pictures Television's Animax stations will air the 2009 Video Game Awards in Asia, Central Europe, Latin America, Africa, Spain and Portugal.

Headline News London Production Studio Hits Stateside with Creative 3-D Commercial Campaign

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 2:44pm

Taylor James, the London-based creative production studio (www.taylorjames.com), has released a cutting-edge one shot TV commercial combining striking photorealistic CGI with live-action.

Headline News The Jim Henson Company Signs Deal With Discovery Kids Latin America

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 9:39am

On the eve of MIPCOM, The Jim Henson Company has finalized a new broadcast agreement with Discovery Kids Latin America to air the all-new CGI-animated series, Dinosaur Train, across the region.

Headline News Sony Pictures Taps Alexandar Marin For SVP Distribution in Latin America

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 8:11am

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced today that Alexander Marin has been promoted to senior vice president, distribution, Latin America & the Caribbean.

Headline News 4Kids Names New Licensing Agents For Rollbots

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), the diversified children’s entertainment and media organization, has appointed Exim Licensing Group and Tycoon Enterprises as Licensing Agents in Latin America and Mexico respectively for Amberwood Entertainment’s ROLLBOTS.

Headline News Columbia Assigns Writers for Hancock Sequel

HANCOCK is coming back. Columbia has just hired Adam Fierro (THE SHIELD/DEXTER) and Glen Mazzara (CRASH/LIFE) to pen the sequel. In 2008, the original film grossed $624M worldwide.

The HollywoodReporter notes both Will Smith and helmer Peter Berg will both return. Plot details are yet still unknown.

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