Posts Tagged ‘china’

“Despicable Me 2” Is No. 2 In 2013

by Alex Beanon August 27, 2013
The minions have risen and although they are not numerous enough to take down Iron Man 3, they are officially the second-highest grossing feature film of 2013 after passing the $800 million point last week – despite not being allowed to open in mainland China. The domestic portion of that haul is currently $351 million […]

China Makes “Crood” Gesture

by Alex Beanon June 7, 2013
After seven weeks in release, the animated film The Croods was pulled from mainland Chinese theaters two weeks in advance of its expiration date after Chinese officials apparently became annoyed that the animated feature was massively outperforming Chinese-made animated competitors at the box office. Seven weeks into its run, The Croods – about a caveman’s […]


Birth Announcement: Iron Man 3 Has Twins

by Alex Beanon April 2, 2013
Seeking to placate Chinese censors that undercut the latest James Bond flick “Skyfall” and also make as much money as possible, of course – Marvel has announced that there will be two versions of “Iron Man 3” released next month – one for China [where it was filmed] and one for the good old US […]

DreamWorks Animation to Develop $3.1B Cultural and Entertainment District in Shanghai

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2012
The New York Times reports that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, has announced plans to build a $3.1 billion cultural and entertainment district in Shanghai with a multi-building complex stretching over six large city blocks on the banks of the Huangpu River. Titled “the Dream Center,” the complex aims to rival the Broadway theater district in […]

NYAF2008: Harmony Gold’s Kevin McKeever Gets Bowled Over by "Anime in China"

by Ed Liuon September 27, 2008
On Saturday afternoon at the 2008 New York Anime Festival, Harmony Gold’s Marketing Coordinator Kevin McKeever hosted a panel titled “Anime in China.” This turned out to be a slightly deceptive title, since the panel really focused on McKeever’s trip in May 2007 to the 3rd Annual China International Cartoon and Animation Festival (CICAF) in […]