Posts Tagged ‘International’

Nickelodeon Acquires “Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks” for International Markets

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2014
Variety reports that Nickelodeon has acquired the CGI series Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks in the run up to the MipTV conference, with a plan to roll out the series to 70 international channels (excluding North America and Brazil) in 2015. The series is an update to the classic Alvin and the Chipmunks characters, with the […]

“Frozen” Composers on Internationalizing Music; Idina Menzel Profiled by NY Times

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has spoken with Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, composers for Disney’s Frozen, about the challenges of internationalizing the score for the film. The pair discuss working with Disney Character Voices International senior vp creative Rick Dempsey, noting specific linguistic usages that were avoided to make translation easier, and details other instances where […]

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“Frozen” Box Office Approaches $1 Billion Worldwide

by Ed Liuon February 19, 2014
Disney’s Frozen is closing in on $1 billion in ticket sales worldwide, with $5.8 million in domestic ticket sales and another $18.2 million from foreign markets bringing its cumulative total to date to $955.7 million. The total puts it right behind Toy Story 3 (just over $1 billion) and Despicable Me 2 ($970.76 million), making […]

Chinese Funded Film Venture Announces “Kong” Feature Film

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that a collective run by Chinese mogul Robin Li will be funding Aquamen Entertainment, a new film production venture based out of Los Angeles to be run by Korean filmmaker Jeongjung Kim and Chinese producer Gary Zhang. The production company’s first feature film will be Kong, which (despite the title suggesting […]


“Frozen” News: Finding a Diva in 41 Languages & International 3D Society Awards

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2014
Variety reports that Disney’s Frozen was a big winner at the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s 3D Creative Arts Awards on January 28, 2014, alongside Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Frozen won the society’s best animated 3D feature and best stereography – animation awards, while Gravity won in multiple categories including best live action 3D feature, […]
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China Court Fines “Pleasant Goat” After Children Burned in Copycat Incident

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter notes that a court in China has levied a fine of 39,000 yuan (approx. $6,423) on the producers of Pleasant Goat and Big, Big Wolf, China’s most popular animated series, over an incident when two children were severely burned in April while imitating characters on the show. The amount represents 15% of […]


PR: Stan Lee’s New Indian Superhero to Debut on Cartoon Network India on November 30, 2013

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2013
Stan Lee’s new Indian superhero to debut on Cartoon Network Mumbai, October 16, 2013 – Cartoon Network, Graphic India and POW! Entertainment have announced a partnership that will bring Stan Lee’s first ever Indian superhero to life. The movie, 66 minutes in length, is called Chakra: The Invincible and will premiere on Cartoon Network in […]

“Burka Avenger,” Pakistan’s First Animated Female Superhero, to Premiere in August 2013

by Ed Liuon July 25, 2013
The Guardian reports that Pakistani pop star Haroon has created an animated female superhero called the “Burka Avenger,” set to debut in August on the Geo TV channel. The character’s alter ego is Jiya, who works as a teacher at an all-girls school by day. By night, Jiya dons a burka to battle against forces […]


DreamWorks Animation Adds Deal with German Broadcaster Super RTL

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2013
The Los Angeles Times reports that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, has signed a deal with German broadcaster Super RTL for up to 1,100 hours of original animated programming, the latest move by the company to expand its revenue base and its presence on television screens. The deal will include original programming based on DreamWorks’ existing […]

Briefly: Animated Feature Oscar Rules Change; Spanish Animation Growing Globally; “Hero of Color City” at Cannes

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2013
Variety reports a change in the rules for the Best Animated Feature Film Academy Award that one recipient will be a producer on the winning film. Typically, two people are given the award, with the new rules stating that one be a producer and the other a director “and/or key creative individual.” In the event […]