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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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, 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 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.
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 […]
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 […]