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Disney Rolls Out Thai Channels

P. Southern Network Company Co. will roll out Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney channel on cable platforms in Thailand, World Screen Daily reports, with full schedules expected to be in place by early 2006.

Japan To Open Graduate School in Animation

Japan’s Wao Corp. will establish the country’s first graduate school for animation studies, Big News Network reports. A two-year degree at the school will cost about $10,000 per year and will include courses covering the business side of animation.

Turner Brings "Sesame Street" to India

Sesame Workshop will produce Sesame India for India’s Cartoon Network and POGO channels, according to Retail-Merchandiser. The series will debut in 2006 and mix new Indian muppets alongside classic Sesame Street characters. It will also feature locally produced live-action and animated segments.

Toonz Invests $35 Million in India

Toonz Animation will invest $35 million to upgrade its operations in Thiruvananthpuram, India, Silicon India reports. The upgrades, to be carried out over five years, will include hiring an additional 150 animators.

CORRECTED: India's Animation Bridge Announces New Projects

India’s Animation Bridge studio has announced a pair of co-productions with European production houses, the Business Standard reports. The studio will produce the 3D series Stoobie Cooper with the UK’s Richwood Entertainment and Bangalore’s Paprikaas Animation Studios. It will also coproduce Bob Screen with France’s Digital Salade. Animation Bridge also says it expects Guardians of […]

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