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Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2017: Interview with the Feature Animation Competition Preliminary Selector, Tomoyuki Saito
The industry vet shares views on this year’s competition (read about the winners here), the future of anime, and globalization of the feature animation industry with IZANAU.

VIDEO: ‘Tadeo Jones 2: El Secreto del Rey Midas’ Teaser Trailer
The interpid adventurer’s encounter with the mystery of King Midas arrives in Spanish theaters August 25, or catch it at Annecy in June where it’s screening out of competition.

Inside Netflix’s New Partnership with Baidu-Owned iQiYi
The global SVOD player home to many acclaimed animated originals — including awards show favorites Trollhunters and BoJack Horseman — has cracked the Chinese market with the new deal.

Indian Animation Studio 88 Pictures Spilll the Beans on What Went into the Making of Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Trollhunters’
… And speaking of Trollhunters, Animation Xpress gets the scoop on how the less than-a-year-old Mumbai studio contributed three full episodes to the smash-hit fantasy adventure.

Licensing Expo Japan Opens in Tokyo
Alifish GM Hong Ying delivered the opening keynote for the inaugural trade show, conference and exhibition. A second keynote will be given by YouTube APAC’s Don Anderson, head of family & learning partnerships. Brands on the floor include familiar faces like Astro Boy and Popeye.

Tadeo Jones 2: El Secreto del Rey Midas

Tadeo Jones 2: El Secreto del Rey Midas