DreamWorks Animation’s epic SHREK franchise makes an ogre-sized grand finale on DVD and Blu-ray on Thursday, December 9, 2010. The most successful animated franchise of all time,the Shrek quadrilogy has grossed nearly $3 billion at the worldwide box office and Shrek Forever after – the Final Chapter has grossed $731M worldwide. Millions of fans the world over have been waiting for the hilarious and heartfelt conclusion of the beloved SHREK saga and for the release of Shrek Forever After – The Final Chapter. This holiday season audiences will celebrate the arrival of the ultimate gift as the complete collection of all four films along with the Final Chapter debuts together for the first time ever.
Toonz partners with Industry veteran Bill Schultz for ‘The Skinner Boys‘; Acquires rights for Mukpuddy‘s ‘Sparkle Friends‘0
Toonz CEO P. Jayakumar has announced that it will produce a new animated series with world-class creator Steve Lyons. The company has also partnered with Emmy Award-winning Animation industry veteran Bill Schultz to produce the series, as well as distribute a new slate of high quality programs to help grow its overall Kids & Family business, including distribution opportunities for its worldwide TV distribution company which is headed up by LA based, President of Distribution, Matt Cooperstein.
Crest Animation Studios has announced completion of rendering of India‘s first 3D stereoscopic animation feature film ‘Alpha and Omega‘, which was released on 17th September. This was completed in record time using ‘eka‘ supercomputer at Computational Research Laboratories (CRL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons. This is the first time an Indian studio has taken on the top global animation studios on their own turf by releasing the movie in screens across US and Europe, and marks yet another milestone in the Indian Animation industry.
Astute Media Vision is ready with ‘Bal Hanuman- Return of the Demon‘ (third installment in the Bal Hanuman series) a 3D animation film of one hour duration, which will have a home video and DTH release. The film takes off from the Bal Hanuman 2. It is written & directed by Pankaj Sharma and produced in house by Astute Media vision. Astute Media Vision has in the past made 3D animation indigenous Films like Bal Hanuman, Bal Ganesh, Bal Ganesh-2, Pangaa Gang & the stereoscopic Bal Hanuman 2.
Founded in April 2010, Snipple Animation with facilities in Pune, India and London, is a studio delivering 3D & 2D animation services for films, TV series, advertising, edutainment, gaming and related areas. The Founder, CEO & Managing Director of Snipple Animation, Jitin Goyal opens up to AnimationXpress.com about Snipple Animation, its projects and future plans.
What are the current projects that Snipple Animation is working on?
While we are a relatively new company, we are already working with Hollywood legends such as Phil Roman – of “The Simpsons” fame – on some exciting new concepts. We are also doing the animation work for a film on Virtuous Business being produced by Dr. Theodore Roosevelt Malloch Jr. We are co-producing a short film on climate change, titled “The Frog Who Knew Too Little”, in partnership with Elpis (www.elpis.com), the world‘s fastest growing social network and collaboration platform focused on environment, sustainability and community development.
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dublin – Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/0db1d8/asian_animation_in) has announced the addition of the “Asian Animation Industry: Strategies, Trends and Opportunities” report to their offering.
Much of Asia’s animation production since the 1960s has been tied to foreign interests attracted by stable and inexpensive labour supplies. For nearly forty years, western studios have established and maintained production facilities, first in Japan, then in South Korea and Taiwan, and now also in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Indonesia, and China. The economics of the industry made it feasible for Asia to feed the cartoon world, to the extent that today, about 90% of all American television animation is produced in Asia.