Few companies made a larger splash at early June's Annecy Animation Festival than Japan's Toei Animation.
Space Battleship Yamato
Updates from the world of animation, ranging from a vfx school's plan to give pupils an edge to an Indian take on a Hollywood legend.
Takashi Yamazaki, straight from his B.O. smash "Space Battleship Yamato," has signed to make a 3D CG toon.
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Toon producer Yoshinobu Nishizaki, best known for his work on the iconic "Space Battleship Yamato" SF toon franchise, died after falling from a ship, named Yamato, sailing in the Ogasawara Island…
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The Japanese biz escaped the recession that ravaged the larger economy in 2009, if overall numbers told the whole story.
Toho, Japan's leading distrib and exhib, is splashing out $11 million on New Year's Day advertising for its sci-fi spectacular "Space Battleship Yamato" -- a huge sum for a local pic.
Toho, Japan's biggest distrib and exhib, has unveiled a 30-pic line-up for 2010 that promises stiff competition for Hollywood in the already difficult Japanese market.
"Yamato: The Last Battle," Junya Sato's epic about a doomed Japanese battleship in the closing days of WWII, recorded its 1 millionth admission on its 12th day of release -- the quickest any film…