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Reed Exhibitions and Green Gold Animation welcome support for Asia TV Forum & Market Animation Pitch

Reed Exhibitions and Green Gold Animation welcome support for Asia TV Forum & Market Animation Pitch

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Reed Exhibitions and Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd. have welcomed the support of major international and regional children’s entertainment brands as represented by the on-stage jury. They had recently announced the first-ever Asia TV Forum & Market Animation Pitch. Confirmed to appear (so far) are Aram Yacoubian, who heads the International Kids Acquisitions and Co-Productions division at Netflix; Anand Roy, Head of Acquisitions & Co-Productions, Talent and Music at The Walt Disney Company; and Syahrizan Mansor, Vice President, Nickelodeon Brand, Asia, Viacom International Media Networks. They join Rajiv Chilaka, CEO of Green Gold Animation — India’s largest kid-focused animation producer. Aimed at creators and producers with innovative concepts for new, original kids’ anima
Disney India set to return to the Indian stage with yet another hit Broadway-style musical Disney’s Aladdin

Disney India set to return to the Indian stage with yet another hit Broadway-style musical Disney’s Aladdin

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Disney India is gearing up to return to the Indian stage in the summer of 2018 with yet another hit Broadway musical named Disney’s Aladdin . This exciting and thrilling new production filled with magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle will be executed through a licensing model. With the audience’s expectations set high, Disney India along with its licensee will bring on board the best of local talent for the Indian production of Disney’s Aladdin. “After the unprecedented success of our first ever Broadway-style musical, Beauty and the Beast, we are thrilled to announce our next offering – Disney’s Aladdin. Our endeavour has always been to develop world-class entertainment that is locally relevant. We feel Disney’s Aladdin has a universal appeal and the musical will bring the magica
Senior executives from India’s motion picture, television and digital industries converge at FICCI Knowledge  Series forum

Senior executives from India’s motion picture, television and digital industries converge at FICCI Knowledge Series forum

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On October 4, senior executives from India’s motion picture, television and digital industries came together for the 2017 Fast Track India: Digital Building Blocks, a Knowledge Series forum by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI). The event, that was in held association with the Los Angeles India Film Council (LAIFC) and supported by the Centre for Content Promotion (CCP), focused on evolution of content strategies from creation to monetization, the need for organizations to have a digital DNA in order to remain relevant today, the impact of evolving digital infrastructure on content consumption patterns and the rise of online piracy  threats and remedies. Welcoming the dignitaries and delegates, Dr. Ashish Kulkarni, chairman, FICCI Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming an
Mondo TV CEO in China for animation meet

Mondo TV CEO in China for animation meet

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Matteo Corradi, CEO of Mondo TV, a major international player in the production, distribution and licensing of animated content, recently made his presence felt at an animation conference in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province, China. He had gone there to share Mondo’s experiences as co-producer with China’s York Animation of the forthcoming children’s series Invention Story. The conference, called the Henan Animation Industry under The Belt and The Road Initiative (a reference to trading routes) took place on 20 September. Among the topics discussed was the trend towards the animation industry going global and how Henan Province’s animation industry could make a difference. The conference also discussed ways for Chinese animation to gain access to international markets. Zhe
Acamar Films in a deal with Minor Entertainment

Acamar Films in a deal with Minor Entertainment

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Acamar Films has signed a deal with children’s stage show producer Minor Entertainment to create and produce a national UK Bing live show tour that will provide children and families with a whole new theatre experience. The all-new stage show titled Bing Live will debut in June 2018 and will tour more than 40 cities across the UK. The production will be directed by Will Tuckett, guest principal character artist of the Royal Ballet, whose production of Wind in the Willows won an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment in 2014. The show will also bring together an incredible creative team to ensure a quality family entertainment stage show for audiences of all ages. Andrew Collier, Creative Director of Minor Entertainment, said, “We’re very excited to be working with the team at Acamar
Ink Group to present mix of fresh and original brands at BLE

Ink Group to present mix of fresh and original brands at BLE

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Ink Group will present an eclectic mix of fresh and original brands at the upcoming BLE 2017. ZAFARI, the creation of animation visionary David Dozoretz, tells the story of a group of friends who inhabit a land where all the resident animals have been magically born with an amalgamation of varying skins, patterns and characteristics, making each individual truly unique. Ultimate Source has been taken on board as master toy licensee while a host of broadcasters have already come in on the project on a pre-buy level - including France TV, Lagardere TIJI, SRC Radio Canada and SpaceToon. NBC Universal has picked up the global distribution rights and will premiere the series this autumn. The series is also linked with World Wildlife Fund (WWF),  with each episode of ZAFARI featuring a vi
Dazzling Star’s Jing-Ju Cats heading to two major intl. events

Dazzling Star’s Jing-Ju Cats heading to two major intl. events

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Having made its debut at the Licensing Expo earlier this year, Dazzling Star’s award-winning animated series Jing-Ju Cats also known as Beijing Opera Cats will be heading to MIP Junior and MIPCOM for the first time with Splash Entertainment. The kids’ entertainment specialist has picked up worldwide audiovisual rights excluding Asia and Africa of the 80 x 13-minute series. “Since the debut of season one in 2016 on Toonmax, Jing-Ju Cats has literally rewritten the record books in China, reaching over 18 percent market share of the Chinese audience and accumulating over 900 million views on the mainstream platform,” said Splash’s President of Distribution, Mevelyn Noriega. “We are delighted to be working with Dazzling Star on such a unique series and look forward to sharing the action-
Winners of Fantoche International Animation Film Festival announced

Winners of Fantoche International Animation Film Festival announced

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Over the last weekend, the winners of the 2017 Fantoche International Animation Film Festival were announced. This year’s competition received around 26,300 submissions showing an 11% increase over the previous record number in 2015. The six-day event attracted talented filmmakers, special guests and animation fans from across Switzerland and around the world to the scenic river valley city of Baden. This year’s best film award was notched up by Niki Lindroth von Bahr for her magnetic, musical stop-motion short The Burden while Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata’s Negative Space took the Audience Award. In the national contest, Michaela Müller’s Airport was judged the best Swiss film. Joan Zhonga’s Ethnophobia won over both the special children’s jury (seven kids ages 6-12) and the tyke at
Animago award winners announced

Animago award winners announced

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The winners of the 2017 Animago Awards were  recently announced at a special ceremony in Munich. This was a highlight of the two-day Animago Award & Conference confab at the city’s Gasteig Centre. Honours were given away in 11 categories to winners selected out of the roughly 1,000 digital artists from 58 countries who submitted projects for consideration. The winners are listed below, and you can see the full list of nominees here. 2017 Animago Award Winners: Best Character: Poilus – Guillaume Auberval, Léa Dozoul, Simon Gomez, Timothé Hek, Hugo Lagrange, Antoine Laroye & David Lashcari (Isart Digital, France). Best Visual Effects: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Rodeo FX  (Canada). Best Advertising Production: Canal Plus Kitchen – Unit Image (France). Best Shor
Cartoon Network creatives sweep 69th Emmy awards for animation, motion design and interactive programming

Cartoon Network creatives sweep 69th Emmy awards for animation, motion design and interactive programming

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The Television Academy has declared the juried award winners of the 69th Emmy Awards for Animation, Motion Design and Interactive Programming. The honours will be presented at the Creative Arts Awards ceremony on September 9. Creatives from Cartoon Network Studios swept the Individual achievement awards in animation category with four of the five spots going to artist on Adult Swim’s Samurai Jack,the rogue standout was a nod to Wander Over Yonder. Google Spotlight Stories’ VR short Pearl took the Interactive Programming prize. This year’s juried winners are: OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION Samurai Jack “XCIII” • Adult Swim • Cartoon Network Studios: Bryan Andrews, Storyboard Artist  Samurai Jack “XCIII” • Adult Swim • Cartoon Network Studios: Scott Wills, Production