* Singapore’s MediaCorp has picked up local distribution rights to the upcoming Madhouse/Rintaro CG-animated feature Yona Yona Penguin. [Variety] * Toei will release its upcoming feature Gegege Kitaro—Nihon Bakuretsu!! in six slightly different versions, each keyed to reflect a different region in Japan. [Variety] * The film Ha! Ha! Ha!, which features several computer-animated sequences […]
Indian actor Dileep has filed a copyright infringement against the maker of an animated movie, Galatta.com reports. The lawsuit concerns CID Moosa 007, an animated adaptation of a 2003 live-action film starring Dileep. The actor claims it was produced without his permission; the toon’s director, Binu Sasidharan, denies the allegation.
Turner International is planning an expansion of its operations in India that will include a production unit to make animated movies for the Indian market. According to Turner, India will soon surpass Japan as its top market in the Asia-Pacific region, and they are looking for more partnerships and acquisition opportunities in the area. The […]
Pritish Nandy Communications and DQ Entertainment will co-develop and co-produce six movies over the next four years, ZeeNews reports. The $45 million deal will include both animated and live-action features. It follows a five-movie co-production deal between Pritish Nandy and Motion Pixel Corp. and a three-movie co-production deal between DQ and Percept Picture Co.
Children’s channel KidsCo will launch in South Korea, Singapore, Palau, and the Philippines on March 20, World Screen reports. The network, a joint ventures of NBC Universal, DIC Entertainment and Nelvana Enterprises, is planning to expand into forty territories in Europe and Latin America over the next 18 months. KidsCo airs live-action and cartoon series […]
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) is calling for tax exemptions and a ten-year tax holiday to aid the animation, gaming, and VFX industries, Indiantelevision reports. The group wants service and sales taxes removed and development assistance extended to the industries, as well as the imposition of a requirement of ten […]
Hong Kong is aiming to displace Japan as Hollywood’s choice animation supplier, Times Online reports. The article profiles the Chinese metropolis’s Imagi studio, which is producing Astro Boy for Warner Bros., despite Astro Boy being an iconic Japanese character. Imagi CEO Douglas Glen says Hong Kong boasts several advantages Japan does not, including a confidence […]