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Indian Animation, Gaming Industries Set to Boom

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
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

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
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

by Zeddon January 8, 2006
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

by Zeddon December 29, 2005
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

by Zeddon December 16, 2005
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

by Zeddon December 2, 2005
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

by Zeddon November 30, 2005
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

by Zeddon November 12, 2005
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

by Zeddon October 27, 2005
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

by Zeddon October 19, 2005
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.