Japanese conglomerate SoftBank is reportedly in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation in a deal valuing the company at $3.4 billion.
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The deadline for submissions to the Japan Image Council’s “Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2015” program is September 10, 2014.
Austin-based production company Rooster Teeth sells its anime-styled CG-animated web-series ‘RWBY’ to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment for distribution in Japan.
Paul Candland is named to the newly created position of president, The Walt Disney Company, Asia, with oversight of Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and Greater China; Stanley Cheung, managing director of TWDC Greater China, is promoted to chairman of TWDC Greater China.
First announced at WonderCon in April, the new episode, “Food Chain,” airs Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m.
Frozen opens in Japan at the top of the box-office chart with the biggest-ever weekend debut for an animated Disney movie in that market.
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.
The film will be shown with "fourth dimension" effects, including tilting seats, blowing wind and fog and odor effects, via technology that is expected to come to the U.S. later this year.
Iloura uses VFX to help recreate a war-torn Japan during World War II for Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment’s “Emperor.”
To mark the one-year anniversary of the Japan relief efforts, Artists Help Japan is offering an exciting opportunity to buy rare memorabilia and original artwork from the animation industry's top talent.
Entertainment label Maiden Japan has announced the license of the action comedy series Polyphonica Crimson S.
Warner Entertainment Japan is wrapping up its first original anime series for the Japanese market, reports Variety.
Several films have been pulled or delayed from release in Japan as a response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the country on Friday, reports Variety.
Over its first two days of release in Japan, Nintendo's 3DS has sold 371,326 units, reports Variety.
IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) today announced the appointment of Kiyoto Takaya to the newly created position of General Manager, Japan, effective November 1.
Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao have discussed launching a joint animation festival, reports VARIETY. Hatoyama met with Wen when the prime minister visited Japan. One of the top topics was cultural exchanges. The event would bring Chinese animation to Japan and visa versa in stand alone events.
The creator behind children's TV favorite ULTRAMAN has one two of three court battles over rights to the series against a Thai businessman, VARIETY reports.
Kotaku reports that DDM.tv in Japan will begin streaming HD-quality adult flicks to PlayStation 3 consoles. Consumers in Japan will need a broadband connection and an HDMI cable to download the Blu-ray quality content. Users can log onto the DMM.tv website and search through the available titles, which will be available on the PS3 as an on-demand service.
Press Release from Breakthrough Entertainment
TORONTO (July 7, 2009) -- Breakthrough Entertainment has licensed television broadcast rights for JIMMY TWO-SHOES to Walt Disney Television International Japan. Twenty-six half-hour episodes are scheduled to premiere Fall 2009.
"The international response to JIMMY TWO-SHOES has been very gratifying," said Nat Abraham, Head of Distribution. "The fun and humor in the series continue to spread across all regions. We are delighted to have Disney Channel in Japan as part of the Jimmy family."
Press Release from Copyright Promotions Licensing Group
Tokyo, Japan (May 13, 2009) -- Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG) continues to expand its international reach with the opening of CPLG Japan, the company's first office in Asia. As Managing Director of CPLG Japan, Hideki Kunugiyama will develop and grow the company's current licensing programs to include Asia.
CPLG Japan is the Japanese affiliate of the CPLG group of companies, recently acquired by Cookie Jar Entertainment.
VARIETY reports that Hugh Jackman and his Seed Prods. producing partner John Palermo are already planning a WOLVERINE 2. The sequel will move the action to Japan where Wolverine will learn the ancient skills of the samurai. Seed is looking for a writer.
Car maker Toyota and animation studio Ghibli, the home of Hayao Miyazaki's SPIRITED AWAY and PONYO ON THE CLIFF BY THE SEA, will open a new training studio in Japan, according to VARIETY.
Animax Broadcast Japan, a joint venture between Sony Pictures Ent. Japan and four major Japanese animation studios -- Toei Animation, Sunrise, TMS Ent. and Nihon Ad Systems -- announced that Masato (Mark) Oda has been appointed deputy president and general manager of the Japanese anime channel.
International sales agent Megafilms.net has signed FreeTV and Home Video rights with MICO-NHK (Japan); FreeTV rights with ARD/NDR (Germany) and SVT (Sweden); TFO (Canada); DTT and Cab/Sat. rights with YLE (Finland), NRK (Norway) and Raisat (Italy) to air the first season of preschool stop motion animation "animal edutainment" (52x3) RIBBIT’S RIDDLES.
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