According to a study by the National Association of Software and Services Companies, huge growth potential exists for the animation and gaming industries in India, with revenues expected to reach $1.25 billion by the year 2009. The report forecasts that the Indian animation industry would reach a turnover of $950 million and that the Indian […]
SportsBlast, the production company responsible for The Kellys — the award-winning animated series featured on NASCAR.COM — will award one lucky fan with the chance to win a trip for four to the 2006 Daytona 500. The prize package also includes tickets to grandstand events leading up to the race, hospitality passes for the entire […]
Cartoon Network India has acquired three new Indian animation productions — Akbar & Birbal, The Legend of Buddha, and Son of Aladdin. The network is also in talks with at least six to eight local animation production houses for acquisition of content. [Source: Indiantelevision.com]
TVShowsOnDVD has several animated DVD news items, including new info on the latest Thundercats DVD and artwork, Krypto the Superdog, extras included in The Flintstones – The Complete 5th Season, and My Little Pony artwork. There is also news that character-appropriate DVDs will be included with some new Beast Wars toys. Meanwhile, DVDtoons has back […]
Stephen Moore has relocated from Los Angeles to the U.K. to join Aardman as head of features/COO, AWN reports. Aardman has a five-film deal with DreamWorks, which includes the already produced Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, and the upcoming Flushed Away.
Yoram Gross and his family have sold their 50% holdings in Yoram Gross-EM.TV to the other 50% shareholder, EM.Ent., an affiliated company to the German media company EM.TV AG, according to AWN. Yoram Gross-EM.TV is Australia’s leading producer of animated children’s programming.
Corus Entertainment Inc. has announced first quarter financial results led by a 14% increase in specialty television advertising revenue and a 10% increase in radio advertising revenue. Consolidated revenues for the first quarter ended November 30 were $195.3 million, up 8% from $180.6 million last year. Consolidated segment profit was $69.8 million, up 12% from […]