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Japan Vows 20% Cut to Manga Artist Parent Suicide Rate

Japan Vows 20% Cut to Manga Artist Parent Suicide Rate

Bob Lincoln December 16, 2014 0

In response to increasing comic book distributor pressure, health officials today announced a $100 million package of measures designed to cut the suicide rate among manga artists’ parents by 20% over the next ten.... 

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China Opens First Coal-Fired Animation Studio

China Opens First Coal-Fired Animation Studio

Bob Lincoln December 8, 2014 1

In an aggressive effort to tap into growing domestic and global marketplaces for animated entertainment, China has opened its first coal-fired animation studio in southern Guangdong province. Government officials proclaimed that by 2018, the.... 

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Mistakenly Released Compositor Recaptured and Returned to Studio

Mistakenly Released Compositor Recaptured and Returned to Studio

Bob Lincoln January 3, 2014 0

Following a massive manhunt, Bangalore authorities reportedly have apprehended a junior CG compositor who was mistakenly allowed to leave a VFX production studio to take his ailing grandmother to the doctor. An unidentified representative.... 

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DreamWorks and the Philippines Stage Animation Games Despite Warning from Disney

DreamWorks and the Philippines Stage Animation Games Despite Warning from Disney

Bob Lincoln September 17, 2012 0

500 DreamWorks and Filipino artists waded ashore Saturday in a mock assault to seize an animation production studio, a drill Disney claimed would have dire consequences on the future of peaceful animated feature distribution..... 

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North Korea Cuts Minimum Height for Animator-Conscripts After Famine

North Korea Cuts Minimum Height for Animator-Conscripts After Famine

Bob Lincoln August 19, 2012 0

A Seoul news outlet reported Friday that North Korea is filling the military’s cartoon studios with shorter workers because the current generation of animation producing conscripts was severely stunted by a deadly 1990s famine. .... 

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Captive Breeding Offers Hope for Malaysian Animation Studios

Captive Breeding Offers Hope for Malaysian Animation Studios

Bob Lincoln May 20, 2012 1

Seamus, a 33-year old male Irish animator in his prime, captured by authorities while bus touring through Kuala Lumpur in 2007, is one of the reasons hope remains for the Malaysian animation industry. Vacationing.... 

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