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Geographical Region: Asia

A New Look and Feel Headline News

Cartoon Network Invites Kids Around Asia to Redraw Their World

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 4:15pm

On January 8, the channel launches its re-energized brand, ‘Redraw Your World,’ that promises to deliver more inclusive programming to wider audiences; campaign partnerships include Crayola, NTUC, and Singapore Chingay Parade 2022.

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‘Poupelle of Chimney Town’ Challenges Us to Look Up, Not Down

Akihiro Nishino’s award-winning 3D/CG film features a young chimney sweep who hides his dream of seeing the stars - and world - beyond the smoke-filled town where he lives, until he meets an odd man made of garbage; film hits U.S. theaters December 30.

Innovative CG Showcase Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia Wraps First Hybrid Edition in Tokyo

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 24, 2021 at 10:30am

2021 conference brought together over 3,000 computer graphics industry attendees from 41 countries, overcoming significant obstacles to attend the live program at the Tokyo International Forum in Japan.

Business Headline News

Pearl Studio Launches Dream Frame Program

The Chinese animation studio has announced new animated features in development, in conjunction with newly launched initiatives to exploring new genres, promote Chinese culture and authentic storytelling while seeking, cultivating and supporting emerging industry talent.

Innovative CG Showcase Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Hybrid Conference to Continue as Planned

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 3, 2021 at 10:27am

With a comprehensive range of onsite safety and hygiene measures in place, event will welcome attendees in-person at the Tokyo International Forum from December 14-17; international attendees will join virtually from all over the world.

Mmm.. chocolate Headline News

Post Office Studios Tapped for Hershey’s Promo Video

Tempting spot for iconic confectioners ‘Cocoa’ and ‘Cocoa with Almond’ spreads introduces the brands’ new packaging; Cinema 4D with Octane Render used for authentic animation, with the mouthwatering chocolate swirl created through fluid simulations in Houdini.

It’s Simply Anime-zing! Headline News

Netflix Announces Expanded Anime Slate

Streamer plans to produce even more episodic and feature content, tapping Japanese talent and studios to expand its content library; announcements made at first ever Netflix Festival Japan 2021 include new anime titles ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure STONE OCEAN,’ ‘The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh,’ and ‘Kakegurui Twin.’

Virtual Events Headline News

ASIFA India Celebrates International Animation Day 2021

The free event, running October 26-28, features masterclasses with industry leaders in animation, games and VFX; join Epic Game’s Arvind Neelakantan, DNEG, India’s Jigesh Gajjar and master of classical animation Glenn Vilppu for free online sessions.

Indian Kids Animation Headline News

Nickelodeon Launches ‘Chikoo aur Bunty’ In India

Marking the 11th home grown IP for the Indian kids’ entertainment market, Nick continues to lead the way with innovative entertainment and immersive storytelling for local audiences; new series runs Monday-Friday at 10:00 a.m.

Technology Headline News

Westworld Adopts Xsens’ Innovative Mo-Cap Tech for Netflix’s ‘Sweet Home’

Popular Korean series leverages motion-capture as part of a new virtual production workflow; mocap actors can view shots as they are filmed, allowing for real-time collaboration with directors.

This is the Anime You’ve Been Looking For! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Star Wars: Visions’ Takes Japanese Culture and Anime to a Faraway Galaxy

Lucasfilm’s new animated short film anthology showcases top animation producers from Japan, all huge ‘Star Wars’ fans, who’ve drawn upon their own heritage to create an exciting and beautifully designed set of stories, now streaming on Disney+.

Business Headline News

Tencent Video’s ‘Rainbow Bubblegem’ Fantasy Series Launching Early 2022

The Chinese streamer teams up with Live Fun by Campfire Aniworks on 3DCG series that teaches kids about friendship, cooperation, and teamwork; currently in production, the show has already been picked-up by EBS Korea.

Anime Headline News

Funimation Drops ‘Ragnarok-The Animation,’ ‘Burst Angel’ and ‘Witchblade’ on YouTube

Free through November 30, 70+ HD episodes of the three anime series, with English subtitles, are now available for free in the US, Canada, and Japan.

People Headline News

Frank Zhu Named Managing Director Riot Games' China Entertainment

Former CEO of Pearl Studio and executive producer of Netflix’s ‘Over the Moon’ will head up new division to develop and expand existing IP, building on relationships with key Chinese partners to launch entertainment products targeting Chinese audiences.

Business Headline News

Beyond Rights Inks Deal with YouKu to Bring ‘Turbozaurs’ to China

The preschool CGI animated series features very special dinosaurs that can transform instantly into amazing machines; new set of dino adventures will debut on Chinese streamer in November.

People Headline News

DNEG Announces Global Expansion Plans Including New Toronto Studio

Up to 200 new jobs to be created as part of opening fourth North American facility; 300 additional staff are being recruited for new jobs in Vancouver and Montreal offices, including 100 in new feature animation division.

The Latest in Chinese Animation Headline News

Call for Entries: West Lake International Animation Festival 2021

Taking place this November in Hangzhou, China, IAF looks at ‘Chinese Independent Animation in the 21st Century;’ submissions are now open for international animated films, research papers, and proposals focused on Chinese animation; entries must be received by September 30.

Innovative CG Showcase Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Will Be Held in Tokyo and Online

Announcement confirms the hybrid event will take place December 14-17 at the Tokyo International Forum – selected events will also be available virtually; Sony Group Corporation’s executive deputy president and CTO Toru Katsumoto to give keynote.

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