India’s Pogo channel is planning to commission and produce animated series and films in-house, Indiantelevision reports. The Turner-owned kid network also says it will launch It’s Alive!, a new half-hour comedy show, on May 21, and Galli Galli Sim Sim, an Indian version of Sesame Street, in mid-August.
An article at Animation World Network goes into further detail explaining China’s recent ban on foreign films showing human and cartoon characters together (previously reported on Toon Zone News). China’s broadcasters were circumventing a law that mandated matching imported animation with domestically produced animation hour-for-hour by showing live-action programming with only a few minutes of […]
Korean action adventure series Maskman has been sold to KBS Korea. Meanwhile, Taiwanese distributor Mighty Media has bought broadcast and licensing rights to the property. Maskman combines 2D and 3D animation to tell the story of super-power fighters. The series won the Korean Culture and Content Agency’s annual Star Project Award in 2002. Since then, […]
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]
A news report in the Shanghai Daily states that the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum has spent $140,000 to upgrade its IMAX theatre to show a “four-dimensional” animated racing movie for the Chinese New Year’s holidays, beginning on January 29, 2006. The improvements will allow shaking chairs and blowing wind and snow to simulate being […]
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 […]