Variety reports that Kung Fu Hustle‘s Stephen Chow will be producing his first animated film: a sequel to the 2008 sci-fi comedy CJ-7. The cast of the original movie will return to voice their characters in the sequel, and the animated film will be directed by Toe Yuen. The movie is targeted for release in […]
Animation Insider has taken a look at the plans to build an animation complex at Bucheon, South Korea, which will incorporate business offices and an animation museum. The complex will be designed by international design group NBBJ’s Los Angeles office and Korean architects with an estimated price tag of ₩80 billion (approx. US$60 million).
Variety Asia is reporting that auditing firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is expressing uncertainty whether Imagi Animation Studios has the financial resources to complete its current slate of animated movies, including the upcoming CGI movie Astro Boy and three more movies in progress (Gatchaman, Tusker, and Cat Tale). Although a company statement said that the firm […]
ExpressBuzz.com reports that Mayajaal Entertainment of Chennai, India, will soon release Jai Vigneshwar, the first full-length film animated entirely with Adobe Flash. The movie of tales of Lord Ganesha will be released on Thursday, October 2, 2008, in India on 30 digital screens in English, with Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu versions to follow. According to […]
On Saturday afternoon at the 2008 New York Anime Festival, Harmony Gold’s Marketing Coordinator Kevin McKeever hosted a panel titled “Anime in China.” This turned out to be a slightly deceptive title, since the panel really focused on McKeever’s trip in May 2007 to the 3rd Annual China International Cartoon and Animation Festival (CICAF) in […]
Animation Insider has spoken with Tapaas Chakravarthi, chairman and CEO of India’s DQ Entertainment, which is India’s largest animation, gaming, and effects studio. DQ will be using its profits from going public on the London Stock Exchange to expand both within the Indian domestic cartoon market and as a player on the international animation scene.
The CCTV International website has posted a feature article on the success of the animated short films spotlighting the fuwas, the five mascots of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. 100 short films have been created starring the five characters, who also adorn keychains, pins, stuffed animals, toys, and other Olympic paraphenalia. The article also chronicles […]
Imagi International Holdings has announced that it will become a secondary listing on the International OTCQX Exchange starting in September. The listing on the exchange will make it easier for traders in the United States to invest in Imagi. Being a secondary listing on the exchange means that investments on the OTCQX Exchange will not […]
Variety reports a good reception for DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda in South Korea and China’s Sichuan province. Even though the movie slipped to the #2 box office spot in South Korea this past weekend, Kung Fu Panda‘s $20.7 million box office take from 3.3 million admissions has made it the most successful animated feature […]
A dearth of manpower will hamper the Indian animation industry, even as it tracks toward doubling its revenues by 2010, India’s Economic Times reports. Presently, the industry employs only 10,000 professionals, even though it is expected to see revenues top $1.5 billion in two years and have the capacity to employ 300,000 professionals in four, […]