Japanese company GDH K.K. has announced that they will be bringing the American comic book Witchblade to Japanese television starting in April. GDH’s group company GONZO will be handling the animation for the show.
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 […]
Japan’s ORE/Rights Entertainment has picked up broadcast, home entertainment, and publishing rights to a second series of Franny’s Feet, C21Media reports. The series currently airs on Cartoon Network Japan.
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]
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.
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 […]
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]