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bRAND-WARD Taking Guru’s ‘True and the Rainbow Kingdom’ to the UK and Ireland

Licensing deal provides representing across all consumer products including toys, games, apparel and publishing. 

Anime Headline News

‘Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars’ Animated Feature Coming in 2021

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 4:48pm

Polygon Pictures announces final chapter in Tsutomu Nihei’ epic saga; view trailer and first image from upcoming film.

ACM SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Goes Virtual

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 8:07am

Annual computer graphics conference and exhibition, originally scheduled November 17-20 in Daegu, South Korea, moves online due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Technology Headline News

Making Myth Real: Breathing Light Into ‘White Snake’

For Beijing-based Light Chaser Animation, Foundry has played an essential role in the studio’s growing success in producing visually compelling and beautifully designed CG animated feature films. 

Business Headline News

Technicolor Files for Chapter 15 in US Citing COVID-19 Impact

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 12:54pm

French owner of key creative studios and VFX brands including MPC, The Mill, Mr. X and Mikros, reaches a restructuring agreement in Paris with creditors; Texas court filing will protect US assets.

Festivals Headline News

Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘INU-OH’ Just Added to Annecy 2020 Work in Progress Presentations

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 15, 2020 at 11:39am

Award-winning director discusses his latest film, an animated musical about a 14 century Japanese Sarugaku Noh performer, set for a 2021 release. 

Animated Feature Films Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: The Vision Behind ‘Jungle Beat: The Movie’ Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 11:06am

Premiering June 15 as one of Annecy 2020’s 10 feature films in competition, Brent Dawes and Sandcastle Studios’ charming new animated family adventure will be released worldwide on VOD June 26. 

People Headline News

Crunchyroll Appoints Julian Lai-Hung to Head Japan and Asia-Pacific Business Development

String of new executive hires comes on the heels of recent partnership with HBO Max and acquisition of VIZ Media Group.

call for entries Headline News

BIAF 2020 Reveals Official Poster by ‘Marona’s Fantastic Tale’ Director Anca Damian

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 3:43pm

The festival’s 2019 Grand Prize winner creates signature materials for upcoming 2020 edition, taking place October 23-27, 2020 in Bucheon, just outside of Seoul, South Korea.

call for entries Headline News

Call for Submissions: SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival

Entries now being accepted in multiple categories, including shorts, visualizations, VFX sequences, game cinematics, and real-time pieces; deadline to enter is July 31, 2020.

Business Headline News

Starlight Media and Lion Forge Animation Sign Co-Production Deal

Companies enter into multi-year/multi-project joint venture to bring both existing and new IP projects to the Chinese market.

Business Headline News

Headstart Int’l Inks Deal with YouKu to Bring ‘Best Furry Friends’ to China

Popular preschool CGI animated series is now available for streaming and downloadable viewing on leading Chinese digital platform.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Disney Brings India’s Vibrant Culture to US Preschoolers in ‘Mira, Royal Detective’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 10:15am

Showrunner Sascha Paladino and art director Dorothea Gerassimova discuss the challenges and rewards of celebrating India’s wonderful cultural diversity with an international kids’ audience.

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