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Geographical Region: Asia

Careful What You Wish For Headline News

‘Wish Dragon’ Opens with $7.15 Million at China Box Office

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 22, 2021 at 2:49pm

The Sony Pictures Animation animated adventure, set to premiere later this year on Netflix, is Chinese studio Base Animation’s first original feature; movie tells the story of a working-class student and a cynical dragon in pursuit of a long-lost friend.

Business Headline News

Maxon Acquires Distributor TMS Corp, Establishes Official Japanese Office

Deal cements company’s commitment to the local market, providing users with additional resources and creative tools.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Tasty Tales of the Food Truckers’ Comes to Netflix ASEAN January 19

New animated series makes food and cooking fun by taking kids on culinary adventures to different countries while teaching friendship, cultural diversity, and important food terminology.

themed entertainment Headline News

‘Octonauts’ Family Entertainment Experience Opens in China

Silvergate Media and Merlin Entertainment launch themed attraction at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai; ‘Octonauts: Above & Beyond’ spin-off series coming in fall of 2021.

The Tea is Mightier than the Sword Headline News

Netflix’s ‘The Three-Body Problem’ Producer Allegedly Poisoned in Murder Plot

While the motive is still unknown, Yoozoo Group chairman Lin Qi has died due to a suspected poisoning attack by the company’s senior executive Xu Yao.

virtual conference Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Wraps Up First-Ever Live Digital Event

Registration remains open with all content available on-demand through March 2021; highlights included 400 talks and presentations on the latest technologies in computer graphics, visual effects, virtual reality, augmented reality, and interactive techniques.

animated short films Headline News

‘Shooom’s Odyssey’ Awarded Best in Show at SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival

‘Migrants,’ and ‘Box Assassin’ take Jury Special and Best Student Project honors; virtual festival’s annual Electronic Theatre and Animation Theatre showcase an additional 44 top CG animation projects chosen from 577 submissions.

Don’t Be Racist Even if it Rhymes Headline News

Paul W.S. Anderson’s ‘Monster Hunter’ Vanishes from Chinese Theaters

Constantin Film apologizes for overt racist dialogue in new action-adventure which alienated the entire Chinese audience and is getting review-bombed to hell.

#SIGGRAPHAsia2020 Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Virtual Edition Begins!

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 4, 2020 at 12:59pm

This year’s Conference, headlined by keynotes from Oscar-winning director Glen Keane and VFX supervisor Paul Franklin, kicks off its extensive program of live and pre-recorded sessions, running through December 13.

#SIGGRAPHAsia2020 Headline News

Explore Digital Humans, VR for Mental Health, and In-Camera VFX at SIGGRAPH Asia 2020

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 2:47pm

Conference spotlights major breakthroughs, current trends, and innovative CG projects in computer graphics, animation, visual effects and other interactive mediums; sessions begin December 4.

Virtual Events Headline News

Bilibili Hosting China’s First Live Concert Featuring All VTuber Entertainers

Coming to Shanghai December 19, the ‘Bilibili Macro Link-Virtual Release 2020’ will feature anime, comics, and game-oriented acts as well as holograms in the first-of-its-kind livestream event.

Events Headline News

Celsys Hosting Panels at Wacom’s ‘Connected Ink’ November 18 Event

As part of ‘Creative Chaos’ theme, discussion with Samsung and Wacom will focus on ‘Clip Studio Paint’ for Galaxy; second panel with Wacom and Oiso will discuss how to encourage kids’ love of drawing.

Anime Headline News

Chinese Anime ‘Heaven Official’s Blessing’ Now Streaming

Funimation joins forces with China’s entertainment platform Bilibili to bring first-ever Chinese anime to the world; the series is based on a series of popular fantasy novels by Mo Xiang Xiu.

Wear a Mask! Headline News

Monsta’s PSA Goes Viral - Reminds Viewers to Practice CAPP to Defeat COVID-19

Popular animated superhero ‘BoBoiBoy’ costars with a 3D-animated version of Malaysia's Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, in ‘CAPP: The Power to Fight COVID-19;’ the video has garnered almost 700,000 views across various platforms.

Business Headline News

Netflix Betting Big on Anime, Reveals 5 New Projects at Tokyo Event

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 9:12am

Last night’s Netflix Anime Festival 2020 announcements bring current slate of upcoming anime projects to 16; check out complete roster with new artwork.

Business Headline News

Cartoon Network Picks-Up Monsta’s ‘Mechamato’ for Asia Pacific

Animated series is expected to premiere Q4 of 2021; other projects in development will feature new characters and stories that will share the same ‘Power Sphera Universe.’

Business Conferences Headline News

Kre8tif! 2020 Successfully Concludes Virtual Business Conference

In its 11th year, held online for the first time, Malaysia’s leading digital content industry conference and one of Southeast Asia’s largest saw over 10,000 sessions from 1,200 daily participants.

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