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

by on 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 on 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.

Toon Disney Invades Vietnam

by on February 1, 2007
Buena Vista International Television-Asia Pacific (BVITV-AP), one of Disney’s foreign distribution arms, has entered an agreement with Q.net Co., a Vietnamese distribution agent, for an animated series package to launch on Ho Chi Minh Television (HTV), the country’s second largest broadcaster. Starting this month, the 30-minute “Toon Disney” branded block will air on HTV7 daily […]

"YeuWooBi," Possible Ghibli Competitor, Out in Korea Thursday

by on January 22, 2007
YeuWooBi, a new animated feature from director Lee Seong-gang, arrives in South Korean theaters Thursday. The JoongAng Daily article reflects just how much the Korean animation industry has riding on the success of this film. The film follows a shapeshifting, mythical fox who takes on the form of a young girl. The Miyazaki comparisons are […]

China to Ban Foreign Cartoons in Prime Time

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2006
News reports are stating that government regulators in China have banned foreign cartoons on TV between 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in an effort to protect China’s native animation studios. The ban has not been formally announced, but is supposed to be put into effect on September 1. The ban will affect all foreign-made cartoons, […]