Posts Tagged ‘International’

Disney Joins Initiative to Develop China Animation Industry

by Ed Liuon April 18, 2012
The Walt Disney Company has announced that it will join an initiative to develop China’s animation industry, teaming with an animation arm of China’s Ministry of Culture and China’s largest Internet company Tencent Holdings Ltd. to develop local Chinese animation talent. The initiative mirrors the recently announced joint venture between DreamWorks Animation, the Shanghai Media […]

Thailand Getting CN-Themed Water Park

by Maxie Zeuson March 1, 2012
Thailand is set to get a Cartoon Network-themed waterpark next year, World Screen reports. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific will build Nartoon Network Amazone in Bang Saray on the east coast of Thailand. Features will include a wave pool, adventure river, speed-racing slides, and family raft rides. Characters from Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny […]

"Animation Express 2" – Back for More from the Great White North

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2011
About two years ago, the National Film Board of Canada released Animation Express, an anthology of their finest animated short films, as part of their celebration of their 70th anniversary. They must have been happy with the results, because they’ve just released Animation Express 2, which commemorates nothing except the NFB’s longstanding commitment to animation. […]

Video Layout of Planned Comics and Animation Museum in Hangzhou

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2011
The architectural firm MVRDV has posted a video of their design for the China Comic and Animation Museum (CCAM) in Hangzhou, China: The 32,000 square-meter museum will showcase the history of comics and animation in a design intended to echo speech balloons, with the white concrete façade allowing texts to be projected onto the balloons […]

NY Times on Xing Xing Digital’s Push in Global Animation

by Ed Liuon November 8, 2010
The New York Times has taken a look at Xing Xing Digital, an animation shop in Jiangsu province in China that is beginning to develop content for the international market. The firm, which has done effects work for a number of feature films and several short animated works like AOL Kids’ Secret Millionaires Club, is […]

China Getting Smurf Theme Park

by Maxie Zeuson September 9, 2010
China will get a Smurf theme park courtesy of IMPS and Chengdu Teda Sino-Europe Construction, The Wall Street Journal reports. The park, which will cost $2.9 million, is set to open in three to five years.

Hollywood Reporter on China’s Bid for Japan’s Success in Animation

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2010
The Hollywood Reporter has covered this year’s Asian Youth Animation and Comics Contest, held in Guiyang, China, attracting “jurists, speakers, panelists and other participants from more than 26 countries and regions, including the United States.” The event is incorporated into larger coverage of China’s bid to emulate Japan’s success at exporting anime internationally. As part […]

Nick Int’l Signs New Deals Across Asia

by Maxie Zeuson July 23, 2010
Nickelodeon has struck numerous international deals that will spread its animated series across central Asia and Japan, World Screen reports. Sony’s Animax channel in Japan will add Nick Time, a half-hour programming block that will air three times a week, to its schedule. The anthology block will launch on September 1 with episodes of SpongeBob […]

East Asian Studios Announce "Ribbit" Feature

by Maxie Zeuson July 15, 2010
Malaysia’s KRU Studios and India’s Crest Animation are partnering to produce the 3D-animated feature Ribbit, DNA reports. The film will be about a misfit frog who, in the throes of an identity crisis, teams with a flying squirrel to find his rightful place in the world. Voice actor Chuck Powers has been announced to direct.

Short Heroines to Solve Love Woes in Shorts Series

by Maxie Zeuson June 23, 2010
India’s DQE and Neo Network will co-produce The Qpiz, a 52-episode animated series of short interstitials about a group of self-styled “love superheroines” who try to smooth out the love troubles of others. The series is aimed at girls 6-12 years old. Italy’s RaiSat has already picked up the series. Zodiak Entertainment will distribute. [Source: […]