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"Kim Possible" Contest in India

India’s Disney Channel is holding a “Kim Possible Code Tod” contest from July 25 through August 12, Indiantelevision reports. As part of the contest, viewers will be able to use secret goggles to intercept Kim Possible secret codes.

Korean Toon Market Booming

The domestic Korean market for animation grew to US$314 million in 2003, Digital Chosunilbo reports, and the number of animated works produced in Korea rose 25 percent.

CN Launches "Tiny TV" Pre-School Block Down Under

Cartoon Network Asia will lauch Tiny TV, a one-hour preschool block, on Monday, August 15, in Australia, according to c21 Media. The block will feature Postman Pat, The Secret World of Benjamin Bear, The Little Red Tractor and Merlin the Magical Puppy.

BBC Launches Taiwan Kids Channel

BBC Worldwide Asia will launch BBC Kids in Taiwan, c21 Media reports. Shows will be dubbed into Mandarin and air five times a week on Videoland General Entertainment.

"Boohbah" Goes to China

Boohbah will come to China’s CCTV and South Africa’s SABC2 on July 11, World Screen reports.

"Postman Pat" Comes to Japan

On the heels of the recent U.S. broadcast deal, Postman Pat is now set to begin airing in Japan next year. Some 80 of the new 15-minute episodes, plus four half-hour specials, will launch on the Disney Channel in Japan in April 2006. [Source: C21 Media]

North Korea-South Korea Cooperatively Produced Film May See August Release

Wanghusimchung (Empress Chung), an animated feature film co-produced by studios in North and South Korea, may see a simultaneous release in the two countries this August if negotiations with the North Korean side of the production are successful, Creative Film Marketing reported last week. A new dub track is expected to be produced in North […]

Animation Becoming Popular Among Adults in China

Xinhua reports on the growing popularity of animation among adults living in China.

"Yvon of the Yukon" Sails to Asia

Yvon of the Yukon will join Nickelodeon Asia’s 24-hour channels under a deal between the network and producer Studio B, c21 Media reports.

Disney TV Coming to Vietnam

Walt Disney Television will launch Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney Channel in Vietnam later this month, World Screen reports.

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