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Peppa Pig Books Banned in China

It seems that Chinese kids who are fans of Peppa Pig may have to find a new property to love, as the Communist Party continues its crackdown of books that they deem to represent Western ideology. The most recent victims include Peppa Pig, which will be sharing the fate of other banned books such as Winnie the Pooh, the Harry Potter books, and Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach.” The ...

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The King of Fighters CG-Animated Series, Destiny, to Debut in China

SNK’s long-running fighting game franchise The King of Fighters will finally make its way to the small screens via a CG-animated series titled “The King of Fighters: Destiny.” That’s the good news. The bad news? It’s going to be exclusive to China for now, as there’s no news of whether there are plans to release it for other countries. The series will have 20 episodes and has already ...

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Peppa Pig Crowned Best New Property at Asia Licensing Awards

Entertainment One (eOne)’s preschool property Peppa Pig has once again proven itself to be worldwide as it has just been crowned “Best New Property” at the recent Asia Licensing Awards, which took place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. “It is a real honor that Peppa Pig has scooped this award and it is testament to the phenomenal year that ...

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Pokemon GO Still Banned in China

While detractors claim that Niantic’s ARG (Augmented Reality Game) Pokemon GO is already on its last legs, it cannot be denied that it was a massive phenomenon when it was first launched, and still remains popular among a segment of the mobile gaming market, especially now that long-requested features are trickling down via updates. However, there is one place that the ARG can’t gain a ...

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Shanghai Disneyland Planning Toy Story Land

Shanghai Shendi Group and the Walt Disney Company are planning to expand the Shanghai Disneyland with another themed land, this time around based on the Toy Story franchise. When completed, the Toy Story land will be the seventh themed land in the park. The Toy Story themed land will allow guests to enter Andy’s backyard and see it from the perspective of the toy characters, which means giant ...

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Yellowbird Making its Way to China

EU CG Studio TeamTO has recently inked a distribution deal with China’s Taikong Works for the rights to the debut theatrical CG animated feature Yellowbird, making it the first ever successful deal for TeamTO’s Beijing office, which was only started in June 2016. Under the deal, Taikong Works will be distributing Yellowbird in China through various platforms, including cinemas, digital media, ...

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Mattel and Silvergate Announce Partnership for Octonauts in China

Global TV production and licensing outfit Silvergate Media, along with Mattel in China have recently inked a partnership deal for the undersea preschool adventure property Octonauts. Under the partnership, Mattel China will be managing Octonauts-related consumer products and retail programs with local licensees in China. Mattel China’s support for the property is not surprising, as sales of ...

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Wild Kratts Goes on an Adventure to China

9 Story Media Group has recently inked a raft of new deals in China for their animated nature adventure series Wild Kratts. The new batch of deals include National broadcaster China Central Television, which has picked up broadcast rights for airing on their CCTV-14 Kid’s channel from Monday to Friday at noon. A partnership with Beijing-based Pacific Media Group also led to an exclusive ...

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Chinese-Korean Fantasy Big Fish & Begonia Gets First Trailer

Big Fish & Begonia is one of the most anticipated Chinese animated films in the recent years and finally, it will come in local theaters on July 8. Produced, directed and written by Zhang Chun and Liang Xuan, the film is produced by Beijing’s B&T Studio in association with South Korean animation house Studo Mir. The film is based on classic Chinese tales and follows a teenager girl ...

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Chinese Theaters Get a Chill From The Snow Queen

Wizart Animation’s CG animated take on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen was recently released in Beijing and will also be screened in Shanghai in August 2, followed by a nationwide rollout to over 3,400 screens in August 3. The screening of the Russian-produced feature comes courtesy of local distribution partner Flame Node Entertainment, which handles the film’s theatrical ...

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Justin Time Makes Its Way to China

Guru Studio’s hit CG animated preschool series Justin Time will be making its way to China via the Ciwen Media Group, which has been appointed to manage all rights with regard to broadcast, digital, licensing, and publishing in Mainland China, Macau, Hong Kong, and Taiwan for both English and Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, and other local dialects) language versions of the show. ...

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The Simpsons Finally Makes Its Way to China

It’s well known that Western film and TV properties usually have a hard time gaining a foothold in China, and that producers and studios usually have to make concessions and edit/add scenes just to get their movies shown. Fox Television and Matt Groening’s iconic animated TV series The Simpsons will be joining the list of popular American properties that will be shown in China. The landmark ...

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