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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.

BKN, ToonMax in Co-Pro Partnership

BKN International and China’s ToonMax Media & Entertainment have signed a ten-year co-production deal, World Screen reports. The two companies will produce at least twenty-six episodes of local content; in addition, ToonMax will add BKN’s Legend of the Dragon to its weekday lineup in September.

MTVN Announces New Developments For MTV And Nickelodeon In China

MTV Music Zone, a subscription-based music service, will launch on May 1, 2005, as part of China Mobile’s Monternet service’s new music platform MO Music Channel, MTV Networks announced yesterday. China Mobile’s more than 200 million subscribers will be able to access MTV-produced music charts and entertainment news, as well as download music ringtones and […]

Disney TV (India) Programming Chief Interviewed

Indiantelevision.com has an interview with Nachiket Pantvaidya, head of programming and production for Walt Disney Television International (India).

CHAMP Gets Jetix

South Korea’s CHAMP animation channel—which is set to launch on May 2—will carry a branded Jetix block under a deal with Buena Vista International Television, World Screen reports. The one-hour block will air weekdays and feature W.I.T.C.H., Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, and A.T.O.M. Alpha Teens on Machines.

Animax Gets Thailand Carriage

Animax Asia has reached a carriage deal with Thailand’s UBC, World Screen reports.

Cartoon Network Increases Local Programming in India

India’s Cartoon Network and Pogo channels will increase their localized programming, Business Line reports. Currently, the networks between them have nine full-time India-centric shows. Separately, Indiantelevision reports that India’s Cartoon Network has picked up the satellite rights to Greengold Animation’s 2D animated feature Vikram aur Betaal.

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