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.
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Toei Animation announced today that it has finalized new licensing and merchandising deals in Latin America for several of the company’s animated properties.
The 19th edition of the International Animation Festival of Brazil, Anima Mundi 2011 takes place from July 15 to 24 in Rio de Janeiro and from July 27 to 31 in Sao Paulo.
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.
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.
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.
Juan Jose Campanella (THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES) has lined up Buenos Aires-based animation studio Catmandu and Spain-based Plural-Jempsa to co-produce his animated feature METEGOL (FOOSBALL), reports Variety.
SHREK FOREVER AFTER has crossed $480.7 million at the international box office, making it DreamWorks Animation's biggest international hit.
Nickelodeon has acquired the Winx Club TV rights for the U.S. and the pay-TV rights for Latin America, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Benelux.
DECODE Enterprises, the distribution division of DHX Media, has scored two major terrestrial deals for Kid vs Kat in Latin America with TV Azteca in Mexico and ECTV in Ecuador.
Saban Brands has hired MarVista Ent. to rep the POWER RANGERS brand to the international market, reports VARIETY.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lauren Lung has been named vice president and general manager of Kodak's Entertainment Imaging Division in North and South America.
Juan Jose Campanella, who just took home the Best Foreign Language Oscar for THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES, is set to helm Argentina’s first 3-D animated feature, FOOSBALL, reports VARIETY.
Sony Pictures Television's Animax stations will air the 2009 Video Game Awards in Asia, Central Europe, Latin America, Africa, Spain and Portugal.
Leading Brazilian distributors Europa Filmes, responsible for bringing Oscar winning film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE to Latin America, have acquired Brazilian rights to Big Animation's LITTLE KRISHNA (13x 23’).
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.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced today that Alexander Marin has been promoted to senior vice president, distribution, Latin America & the Caribbean.
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.
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.