Geographical Region: Asia
‘Kami.App’ and ‘Protocol: Rain’ debut in Japan and worldwide, with the shows streaming as simulcasts on the Arabic streaming platform this week.
In defense of his actions, arsonist Shinji Aoba said the Japanese studio had stolen his ideas, but that he now thinks he ‘went too far;’ KyoAni head Hatta Hideaki insists the studio would never steal ideas.
The original series, based on the Pokémon ‘Red’ and Pokémon ‘Green’ games, stars Nanase Nishino and premieres on TV Tokyo October 19.
The projects were revealed during the Middle Kingdom video community’s ANIME MADE BY BILIBILI 2023-2024 event; the offerings include a wide range of content including a new season and film adaptation of series Yao-Chinese Folktales in partnership with Shanghai Animation Film Studio and Shanghai Film Infinity.
Leveraging generative AI technology, the new tool optimizes creation of slides, decks, and other presentation materials; new studio will further enhance its graphic design, illustration, animation, podcasts, video, and production capabilities, among other creative services.
After almost three decades of partnership, the famed studio will become a subsidiary of the Japanese broadcaster in a move that should solve the issue of succession after Hayao Miyazaki’s son Goro declined to take over.
In defense of his actions, Shinji Aoba claims the Japanese studio had stolen his ideas, but that he now thinks he ‘went too far,’ leading his lawyers to plead mental incompetence during his trial at the Kyoto District Court.
The original show, based on the Pokémon ‘Red’ and Pokémon ‘Green’ games, titled ‘Pocket ni Bōken wo Tsumekonde’, or ‘Fill Your Pocket with Adventure’ in English, will star Nanase Nishino and premiere on October 19.
Suspected of swindling investors of the Beijing-based VFX and animation company, as well as Knightsbridge Entertainment, out of at least $234 million, the former producer died of liver failure on July 31 in Blackpool, with his alleged co-conspirator still at large.
‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ director Kyle Balda leads a diverse speaker lineup as the storytelling retreat comes to Kaga, Japan, September 20-23, inviting attendees to dive into innovative story creation across various mediums and platforms.
Company adds the 30-year animation veteran to spearhead creative content management and to lead ongoing productions.
Due to changes in the global entertainment industry, the studio known for ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars,’ which began as Lucasfilm Animation Singapore in 2004, will soon shutter its doors, eliminating over 300 jobs.
The VFX studio contributed 1,800 shots for Netflix India’s ‘Rana Naidu’ series, based on the popular American Showtime drama series; work included action clean-ups, greenscreen sequences, and CG elements such as the creation of a realistic snake that appears during a drug-induced hallucination.
420+ episodes of the French animation studio’s preschool series head to China’s Youku Kids Channel; titles include ‘Hungry Bear Tales,’ ‘Our Piggy,’ ‘Kiwi,’ ‘Kosmix,’ ‘Cubs,’ and ‘Pompon Little Bear.’
The iconic franchise will feature unique Asian stories and locations – produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios in association with Aum Animation Studios India.
The Academy Award-winning filmmaker’s first feature in 10 years opens this weekend in Japan, will hit theaters in North America later this year.
Submissions now being accepted for next year’s event in Niigata; inaugural Grand Prix winner ‘Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman’ by Pierre Földes revealed from 2023 edition.
Using Unreal Engine, the studio helps create authentic sequences of smoke and fire to Netflix’s miniseries inspired by the 1997 Delhi cinema tragedy that took 59 lives.
The preschool age-focused channel will include favorites such as ‘Tom & Jerry,’ ‘Baby Looney Tunes,’ and ‘Grizzy and the Lemmings’ alongside new shows like ‘Mittens & Pants’ and ‘Vida the Vet.’
Chosen from over 5,000 entries, Izumi Yoshida’s animated film ‘The Bridge’ nabs Grand-Prix and Best Short Awards; see all the winners online until July 10.
The eighth edition of the Anime Awards will take place next March 2, co-hosted by voice actress Sally Amaki and presenter Jon Kabira.
The Animation Lab & Pitch 2023 invites Asian and European animation producers to apply for a two-part workshop aimed to offer insight into the animation market on both continents.
The co-branded Powerkids Kartoon Channel! will offer ‘Shaq’s Garage;’ ‘Roblox Rumble;’ ‘The Jungle Book;’ ‘Peter Pan;’ ‘Rainbow Rangers;’ ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten;’ and other kid’s programming.