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 […]
Under a carriage deal with Turner, Showtime Arabia will add classic animation channel Boomerang to its line-up, C21Media reports.
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.
BET is hiring three new executives, one of them to head its new animation unit. AWN has details.
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 […]
Ken Iyadomi has been named President and CEO of Bandai Entertainment, Inc., the company has announced. [Source: Bandai Entertainment]