“The Adventures of Hello Kitty and Friends” is a 3D animation produced by Sanrio Digital and Dream Cortex in Hong Kong since 2006.
Anime and animation
Mach Go! Go! Go! is a 1960’s Japanese anime which is aired in US as well under the title Speed Racer. A live action film adaptation of Speed Racer, directed by the Wachowski brothers of Matrix fame, is set to premiere in May 2008.
Three videos below… the original Japanese anime intro (with English subs), opening of the US anime, and lastly the official trailer of the 2008 movie…
I’m thankful that Warner Bros have arranged an interview with Rain, a Korean pop star who’s making his Hollywood debut in the live action movie, but I’m not feeling good about the movie adaptation to be honest. It looks way too cartoonish, which I’m not sure if it’s a good thing. It might appeal to teenage or younger generation, but it’s probably a bit too much for me.
First trailer for anime version of “Winter Sonata”, based on the (same title) Korean drama which was a big hit across Asia a few years ago.
The animation project was revealed in 2007, but only started gaining some serious notice in March 2008 after the announcement that Korean star Bae Yong-joon is going to voice his own character from the original drama… he shares a few words at the end of the trailer.
Update May 29 – Choi Ji-woo has agreed to join the project.
The Korean Army have released a theme song performed by popular girl group Wonder Girls. Army official said on Thursday (Jan 10) that the Army Song is part of their efforts to promote a young and friendly image to the public.
Korean men have to serve their mandatory military service for 24 months after the age of 18 (latest by 28) unless exemption is given under special circumstances.
Nope, it’s not the multimillion Saladin animation… it’s the Bola Kampung, aka the Football Kids, that made it onto Disney Channel instead.
Produced by Animasia Studio, the 26-episode Football Kids will be the first Malaysian animated series to crack the international broadcast network. It will begin airing in 16 countries on the Disney Channel in November 2007
Football Kids tells the story of a group of children with a passion for football and dreams of being on the winning team of their school and their district. Along the way, they also learn about teamwork, friendship and sportsmanship.
Malaysia is still taking baby steps in the animation industry. The Saladin project has received some criticism over its wasteful spending in the past, but it’s still a positive move for the country to tab into the huge global showbiz market.
The trailer looks kinda nice, hope that the full production will be as good.