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Peppa Pig Gobbles Up Russia And Ukraine

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Popular British children’s animation series “Peppa Pig” is already shown on television stations in both Russia and Ukraine but both countries are set to be invaded by Peppa Pig merchandise as the E1 Studio responsible for producing it will expand their licensing agreement that will have plush toys, wooden toys and bath toys coming to […]

Russia's Wizart Animation Sells "Snow Queen," "Sheep & Wolves" at Cannes

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Variety reports that Russia’s WizArt Animation has landed several international distribution deals at the Cannes Film Festival: The Snow Queen was acquired for China by Flame Node Entertainment. Suraya has the rights for distribution in Malaysia and the Philippines. Itafilm has theatrical rights in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, while Phase 4 Films has TV […]

Russia's Soyuzmultfilm Animation Studio to Target Chinese and Indian Markets

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The Hollywood Reporter notes efforts by Russia’s Soyuzmultfilm animation studio to dub its library of cartoons into foreign languages for sale abroad, specifically targeting the Chinese and Indian markets as the most promising prospects. The studio was founded in 1936 and was the Soviet Union’s main cartoon studio until the fall of the Soviet empire, […]

Jamaican Bobsled Team Wins Best Video

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The Jamaican bobsled team is going to come in last place at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, today but they are going to win the gold medal for best team video…

Imperial Walkers Attack Sochi Olympics

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You might have seen some moguls skiers experiencing some difficulties during the first week of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia – but you probably never suspected the reason behind it…

Toonz Entertainment Has An Epiphany

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Singapore-based animation studio Toonz Entertainment has partnered with Hollywood production company New Myth to provide $200 million in seed money to form Epiphany – a movie incubator company they hope will be involved as co-producer and financier [along with Hollywood studios] of major, global animated films. Russian company AR Film is also invested in the […]

Move Over Oscar, Here Come The Russians

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Next year when you tune in to the Academy Award broadcast to see if Seth MacFarlane is back as host with another boob song or Tina Fey And Amy Poehler have replaced him and use their comedic charm to annoy another segment of the thin-skinned film industry elite, you will be watching it one week […]

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