A full-length animated feature film on Rajnikanth is being produced in India. The film will initially be produced in Hindi and English, but plans exist to make it available in several other languages as well, including Japanese. The film will run for 120 minutes and will be commercially released. [Source: Newindpress.com]
Animation business company GDH will establish GK Entertainment as its wholly owned subsidiary in Korea on February 1, 2006. Capitalized at 58.5 million yen ($510,000), GK Entertainment will produce GONZO brand animations in collaboration with Gonzo, a GDH group animation production company. [Source: JCN Network]
Oxygen has ordered a pilot of the book/web comic strip Angry Little Girls, AWN reports, citing Variety. Jennifer Love Hewitt is set to be Executive Producer. Angry Little Girls was created by Lela Lee in response to what she found to be insulting Asian characters in other cartoons.
Marc Shahboz’s animated short Miami 85 won the Best Mobile Content Award at the MoTV Awards, according to AWN.
previously announced has more info on the TVShowsOnDVD Speed Racer – Collector’s Edition Volume 4, scheduled for release on March 14. The DVD will retail for $22.98 and will also include a collectible die-cast Mach-5 car. TVShowsOnDVD also has box art and cover art.
BCI has formed a new label called Ronin Entertainment, TVShowsOnDVD reports. Ronin’s first two properties will be the original 1966 Ultraman series and the 1980 series Shadow Warriors, according to the trade magazine Video Business.
Hit Entertainment has signed a major licensing deal with Germany’s Super RTL for a raft of properties including Thomas and Friends (series one to five), Fireman Sam (series five), and Bob the Builder. C21Media has details.
New England quarterback Tom Brady will make a guest voice appearance on a football-themed episode of Fox’s Family Guy on January 29, at 9:00pm. AWN reports.