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Disney Teams with Bollywood for Animated Musicals

by Ed Liuon June 13, 2007
Disney has signed a deal with Bollywood film company Yash Raj Films to create animated movies featuring the voices of several top Indian film stars. The films will be in Hindi, but Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook stated that they would be, “culturally relevant for the whole world.” The first film is tentatively titled Roadside […]

Rintaro, Madhouse and Denis Friedman Productions announce "Yonna Yonna Penguin"

by Weathermanon May 25, 2007
Famed anime director Rintaro (Metropolis, X: The Movie, Space Pirate Captain Harlock) and Japanese production house Madhouse(X/1999, X: The Movie, Metropolis, Trigun) along with paris-based Denis Friedman Productions have annouced a new CGI-animated movie to be called Yonna Yonna Peguin. As reported by Screen Daily, the movie will the story of “a little girl who […]

Japan creates new "Nobel Prize" for foreign manga

by Weathermanon May 22, 2007
Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Aso has announced the creation of a new official Japanese government prize for the best foreign manga. Nominations will come from members of the general public worldwide as well as the companies that publish the productions. The winner of the award will be judged by a panel consisting of Michiko Satonaka […]

India's UTV Aims For Big Future with Three New Features

by Nobuyuki samaon May 22, 2007
Indian film and TV conglomerate UTV has greenlighted a trio of 3D CGI cartoon features, according to Variety. The company is ramping up its UTV Toons division into an industrial scale production-line capable of releasing features on an annual basis. The Mumbai-based facility is to grow from its present 300-member staff to 1,000 employees and […]

"Negima!" Gets Real

by Weathermanon May 18, 2007
Ken Akamatsu has confirmed in a May 18th blog post that there will be a live-action version of his popular show and manga Negima! debuting on Japanese television in 2008. This will be an addaption of the original Negima!, not the recent alternate retelling, Negima!? [source:http://www.animenewsnetwork.com]

Bandai Visual Possibly Changing Course

by Weathermanon May 16, 2007
Animeondvd.com is reporting that Bandai Visual Japan has released new specifications for the next generation DVD releases they have planned in Japan in 2007. The listing was first published in Watch Impress magazine. Akira, Wings of Honneamise, Patlabor Movie 1 and Patlabor Movie 2 are all listed as having an English language vocal track for […]

Bandai Visual details their US businesses plan

by Weathermanon May 15, 2007
Bandai Visual held a panel at Anime Boston where they went over the details of their release plans and the businesses model they plan to use in the US anime market. For anyone who is confused, Bandai Visual is a separate company from Bandai Entertainment. Bandai Visual is releasing the new Gunbuster series as well […]

Gatchaman, Yatterman make their way to the big screen

by Weathermanon April 11, 2007
Index Holdings, through their subsidiary Nikkatsu Corporation, has announced the green lighting of live action movies based on the Gatchaman and Yatterman properties for a spring 2009 release. Yatterman will be helmed by renowed director Miike “Beat” Takashi and will feature mechanical designs by Katsuya Terada. No production details were released about the Gatchaman feature. […]

Song Yang Aims for "Bad Girl" to be Chinese Cartoon Icon

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2007
An article in the Independent Online Edition profiles Chinese cartoonist Song Yang, whose Bad Girl comic is spreading to a variety of other media, including animation and advertising. The comic’s heroine, Little P, reflects life in China’s cities, focusing on fashion and the latest mobile phones. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat)

Toonami India Adding "Justiriser" to Schedule

by Maxie Zeuson February 23, 2007
Cartoon Network of India will add Justiriser to its Toonami block for a 6:00pm to 6:30pm airing, Indian Television reports. The show will premiere on March 7 with Shankar Mahadevan singing its title track.