June 2015

TOKYOPOP at Anime Expo and San Diego Comic-Con International!

TOKYOPOP at Anime Expo and San Diego Comic-Con International!

Big News TOKYOPOP Fam: The Robofish is rising! If you are heading to AX or SDCC, come to our panels to meet Stu Levy (Founder & CEO) and the TOKYOPOP team to get the scoop first-hand on TOKYOPOP’s comeback. We’ve got cool announcements, great guest panelists, and awesome giveaways! If you’re an artist, bring your portfolio for review, and if you’re a fan, bring all your questions!

Chinese-Indian Co-Production Bond Grows Stronger With Delhi Safari Sequel, Beijing Safari

Chinese-Indian Co-Production Bond Grows Stronger With Delhi Safari Sequel, Beijing Safari

China-based Heshan Media is collaborating with India’s Krayon Studios to co-produce the 3D animated film, “Beijing Safari,” the socially-conscious sequel to the equally socially-conscious “Delhi Safari.” The sequel will be penned by Oscar-Nominated writer Tab Murphy and focus on water contamination. Daniel St Pierre, who has credits on “The Lion King” and “Aladdin” will direct, marking the fourth Indo-China joint production this year.

The film will be produced in English and Krayon is currently in talks to bring in a Hollywood voice cast for the English version, much like “Delhi Safari’s” Cary Elwes, Vanessa Williams, Christopher Lloyd, and Jason Alexander.

"Gamba & Friends" Adaptation To Put Japanese 3D Animation On The Map

"Gamba & Friends" Adaptation To Put Japanese 3D Animation On The Map

In a passion project ten years in the making and straight from the vein of ‘Gamba no Boken’ itself, Shirogumi Vice-president Yoichi Ogawa, video game creator Yoshihiro Komori, and director of children’s anime Tomohiro Kawamura are working to adapt the Japanese animated cult classic, “The Adventures of Gamba.” To the tune of $16.7 million, the co-directing team hopes to launch the new film “Gamba” into the 3D animation big leagues, among American giants like Pixar, Disney, and Dream Works, and challenge the boundaries of Japanese animation.