Whether trying to uphold the hand-drawn tradition or scrambling to join the stereoscopic 3D bandwagon, business is booming at animation outfits around the world
Nintendo is lowering the prices on all its DS handheld models by 10% to 20% in Japan, effective June 19.
Japanese distributor Toei is converting Kinji Fukasaku's teen-murder-game pic "Battle Royale" into 3D and re-releasing it to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
The Japan Contents Festival (Cofesta), an umbrella org for Japanese contents events, unveiled a slimmer roster for its fourth edition, skedded to start on Sept. 16.
Minneapolis-based computer software publisher and media distrib Navarre Corp. is mulling the sale of subsid Funimation Entertainment, which distribs Japanese toons in the U.S.
Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao are mulling the launch of a joint Japan-China toon festival as well as a joint pic and TV drama week.
Oscar-winning doc "The Cove," which depicts the annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan, is now set for a June 26 Japanese bow on 27 screens -- but the road to release has been rocky and the…
Japanese indie distrib Gaga has announced its pickups at Cannes.
Tokyo Contents Market and Licensing Asia will merge this year.
Tokyo Contents Market and Licensing Asia -- two events under the umbrella of the fall Japan International Contents Festival (Cofesta) are planning to merge in 2010, according to a recent government…
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Weekend:$26.6M Disney
Rio 22Weekend:$22.5M Fox
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real3Weekend:$21.5M Sony / TriStar