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Netflix announces to offer scholarships to support the Japanese animation industry

To support the anime industry in Japan, streaming giant Netflix is offering scholarships for individuals who are interested in becoming animators. It will be a six-month stint at Sasayuri Video Training Institute in Tokyo and the scholarship program is called – WIT Animator Academy. It is in...

Crunchy Roll announces a deal with Idris and Sabrina Elba for a dark anime series ‘Dantai’

Crunchyroll announced a deal with Idris and Sabrina Elba, in conjunction with Idris’ Green Door Pictures and Sabrina’s Pink Towel Pictures, to develop Dantai (working title), a dark fantasy animated series. Idris and Sabrina Elba will serve as executive producers. Crunchyroll is also announcing that the global...

Animator and pop artist Ron Campbell dies

Australian-born animator and pop artist Ron Campbell, director for The Beatles Saturday morning cartoon and animator on The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, died January 22. The 81-year old passed away in Phoenix, Arizona, where he lived with his wife Engelina. The news was shared to the artist’s Facebook page by his...

Legendary animator Dale Baer dies at 70

Walt Disney Animation legend Dale Baer has passed away at the age of 70. The beloved animator is a part of many classic Disney animated features. He also co-founded his studio, The Baer Animation Company. Baer won an Annie for outstanding achievement for character animation for his...

Veteran Animator-Writer Tuck Tucker dies at 59

Veteran animator, writer, storyboard artist, director and songwriter ‘Tuck’ Tucker at age 59 on December 22. Born in Lynchburg, Virginia, Tucker fell in love with cartoons and the world of animation at an early age. His first job out of college was breakdown artist on Pinocchio and the...

Private-public collaborations to nurture local talent and bring “Made-with-Singapore” content to a global stage

IMDA has unveiled two new partnerships with Audible and KC Global Media Singapore, and will be rolling out a series of initiatives with these new and existing global media partners e.g. CJ ENM HK, WarnerMedia in the coming months. Launched under the umbrella of the Capability Partnership...

IMDA announces new initiatives to develop creative content at Asia TV Forum 2020

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) today announced new initiatives and capability development programmes to develop innovative content, nurture local media talent, and cultivate fresh opportunities for international collaborations. The programmes, which will further strengthen the competitiveness of Singapore’s media ecosystem, were announced by Minister for Communications...

Walt Disney announces to layoff around 32,000 workers in 2021

The Walt Disney Company has decided to lay off more 4000 workers (primarily at its theme parks), owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, making the total 32,000 from 28,000 as earlier announced. The layoffs will be in the first half of FY 2021, the House of Mouse stated...

Legendary Indian animator RL Mistry dies at 77

Indian Animation’s legendary animator and the creator of Doordarshan logo, Professor RL Mistry dies on Tuesday evening at Ahmedabad. He was 77. Known as the pioneer of the Indian animation industry, his well-known work was the design of the Doordarshan logo animation which united the whole nation....

Ministry of Information and Broadcast to ambit online news portals and content to strengthen its hold

The exponential growth of digital media in the past few years has raised the question of how online content will be regulated. For a long time, discussions were on whether to issue guidelines to regulate the exhibition of online content. Now, the government has brought online news...