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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.

China and South Korea Reach Animation Agreement

China and South Korea on Thursday signed an agreement to help each other promote and develop China’s Changsha Cartoon Art Festival (CCAF) and the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF) into the largest animation festivals in China and South Korea, AWN reports, citing China Knowledge Press.

Lucas Opens Animation Studio in Singapore

Lucas, the company of U.S. director George Lucas, today launched an animation studio in Singapore to produce television shows and feature films for the global market. The studio, Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, is financially backed by the Singapore government to boost the island’s multimedia industry. [Source: Japan Today]

SpongeBob Set to Air in China

SpongeBob SquarePants will begin airing in 120 million Chinese households by year’s end via the dedicated children’s channel of state-run broadcaster China Central Television, AWN reports, citing The Hollywood Reporter.

Hit Korean Drama Gets Animated

Korea’s first animated series to be based on a domestic live-action television drama will premiere at the end of this month, the Korea Times reports. The drama on which the series is based, titled Daejanggeum or Jewel in the Palace, was wildly popular across Asia. An estimated 47 percent of the population of Hong Kong […]

Seoul Festival Highlights Australian Animated Shorts

As part of the official program of the Indie-Anifest 2005 in Seoul, Korea, the Australian Embassy will support an Australian animation showcase with a series of internationally recognized animated shorts from Australia. Films include Bruce Petty’s Leisure (Academy Award winner for best animated short in 1976); Adam Elliot’s Harvie Krumpet (Academy Award winner for best […]

"The Koala Brothers" Head to Japan

Spellbound Entertainment has sold preschool series The Koala Brothers into Japan on the Disney Channel, C21Media reports. The deal covers episodes for broadcast starting in April 2006.

Korean Agencies Pick Three Toons for Support

DIBO, The Gift Dinosaur; Tales of Greenery; and Mix Master have been selected for the annual Star Project Competition, World Screen reports. The three series were chosen by the Korea Culture and Content Agency and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and will receive business development and marketing support.

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