Variety reports that Russia’s WizArt Animation has landed several international distribution deals at the Cannes Film Festival: The Snow Queen was acquired for China by Flame Node Entertainment. Suraya has the rights for distribution in Malaysia and the Philippines. Itafilm has theatrical rights in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, while Phase 4 Films has TV […]
The premiere USA screening of “Sword Art Online II” will be shown at the Anime Expo 2014 in Los Angeles this summer. In addition, SAO series author Reki Kawahara and illustrator/character designer abec will both be in attendance and participating in panels, autograph sessions and special events. The “Sword Art Online II” premiere screening will […]
China's Mill Pictures Worldwide Opens Los Angeles Office; Begins Pre-Production on "Ping Pong Rabbit"
Deadline.com reports that China’s Mill Pictures Worldwide animation studio has opened up an office in Los Angeles, tapping High School Musical producer Bill Borden to run it. Pre-production work has also commenced on Ping Pong Rabbit, with Corpse Bride co-director Mike Johnson directing a script by High School Musical scribe Peter Barsocchini. The studio’s first […]
As part of their coverage of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter has spoken to Indian animator Gitanjali Rao, who 2006 debut, “Printed Rainbow,” premiered at that year’s Cannes Film Festival where it won three awards including best short. Her latest film, “True Love Story,” is screening at Cannes this year. Among other […]