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GDH to Set up GONZO Animation Production Subsidiary in Korea

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]

Rendering Center To Be Built in Southern China

The Institute of Digital Media Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd. will build a rendering center for animation in China, AWN reports. The center will be designed to bring all areas of animation production to the area.

"Four-Dimensional" Animated Racing IMAX Film in Shanghai

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 […]

Indian Animation, Gaming Industries Set to Boom

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 […]

Cartoon Network India Acquires Three New Indian Animation Productions

Cartoon Network India has acquired three new Indian animation productions — Akbar & Birbal, The Legend of Buddha, and Son of Aladdin. The network is also in talks with at least six to eight local animation production houses for acquisition of content. [Source: Indiantelevision.com]

Animated "Mahabharat" Comes to India

Asia’s leading animation studio Toonz has signed with Mumbai-based production house Impact Vision to produce the Indian epic Mahabharat as a combination of animation, lyrics, and music in Hindi. The Chennai Online News Service has details.

NASSCOM Hosting Animation India 2006

NASSCOM will host the “NASSCOM Animation India 2006″ meet in Hyderabad, India on January 12 and January 13, 2006. The event will feature an overview of the animation and gaming industry, outsourcing trends, animation and gaming services, the competitive position of India as an outsourcing destination, potential inhibitors, and suggestions and company profiles. The event […]

Animax Comes to Korea

Sony’s Animax toon channel is set to roll into Korea next year as a joint venture between Sony Pictures Television International and satellite TV broadcaster SkyLife, C21Media reports. Animax Korea will be carried exclusively on SkyLife’s direct-to-home satellite platform.

Jetix Comes to Vietnam, Brunei

Buena Vista International Television-Asia Pacific has reached a deal with Vietnam Television for a Jetix branded block and has licensed a package of shows from the Jetix catalogue. The Jetix block launches on VTV-3 on January 15, 2006, airing weekdays from 5:00pm to 5:30pm. Separately, RTB in Brunei has licensed more than 200 hours of […]

Singapore Kicks Off Animated Football Series

AWN reports on a new animated football series from Intense Animation Studios. The series is scheduled to eventually be distributed worldwide on broadband and television.

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