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China Makes “Crood” Gesture

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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

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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

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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"

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 […]

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