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2009-10-26 20:20:00

HONG KONG, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Imagi International Holdings (HKEx: 585), a leading producer of CG-animated motion pictures, with studios in both Hong Kong and the U.S., today announced that its latest feature film, Astro Boy, set a new opening weekend box office record in China for a CG-animated movie. According to industry estimates, since opening on Friday (October 23) on approximately 1,100 screens across China, Astro Boy has recorded approximately RMB40 million in box...

2009-10-20 18:32:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- At last night's premiere of Summit Entertainment and Imagi Studios' Astro Boy in Los Angeles, L.A. Looks, a leader in mass market professional styling products, announced its partnership with the CG animated film feature film, coming to theatres this Friday, October 23. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091020/NY96030 ) Over 1,600 people attended the high-profile event, including Astro Boy voice-cast members Freddie Highmore,...

2009-10-15 07:30:00

LONGUEUIL, QC, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - D-BOX Technologies Inc. (DBO.A on the TSX (Canada) Venture Exchange), a leader in motion technology for the entertainment industry is about to take flight with Imagi Studios and Summit Entertainment's Astro Boy, rated PG and landing in theatres October 23. Moviegoers will stir and quake from their individual D-BOX MFX theatre seats as D-BOX Motion Code(TM) moves audience members during action-packed scenes of flight and unbelievable speed. Astro...

2009-10-11 18:00:00

HONG KONG, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagi International Holdings (HKEx: 585), a leading producer of CG-animated feature films with studios in both Hong Kong and the U.S., today announced that Astro Boy went into general release in Japan this past weekend, following a successful world premiere in Tokyo on 5th October. The news comes just days after Japan named Astro Boy as its "PR Ambassador" for the country's campaign to host the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup. "Japan's decision to name...

2009-09-29 18:00:00

HONG KONG, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Imagi International Holdings (HKEx: 585), a leading producer of CG-animated feature films with studios in both Hong Kong and the U.S., today announced that it had secured mainland China co-production status for its film Astro Boy. China's Film Bureau, which acts as the gatekeeper for foreign films seeking distribution in China, has awarded Astro Boy co-production status. The Film Bureau typically "blacks out" release windows around major...

2009-09-20 22:31:00

HONG KONG, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagi International Holdings (HKEx: 585), a leading producer of CG-animated feature films with studios in both Hong Kong and the U.S., today announced that it had finalized the Astro Boy premiere dates for Tokyo, Hong Kong and the U.S. Imagi announced that Japan, where Tezuka Osamu created the legendary Astro Boy character in the 50s, will be the host of the world premiere of Astro Boy on 5th October. Hundreds of fans, along with the film's Director,...

2009-07-30 08:30:00

LOS ANGELES, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagi Studios has signed composer John Ottman and sound designer Richard Anderson for the studio's upcoming animated feature film "Astro Boy," scheduled for domestic release via Summit Entertainment on October 23, 2009. The announcement was made today by "Astro Boy" producer Maryann Garger. Ottman has received numerous awards throughout his career, including a BAFTA Award for "The Usual Suspects." Most recently he received a Saturn Award(R) for his...

2009-01-21 12:03:00

24-Episode Original Web Series Showcases and Reviews the Latest Anime, Manga and Video Games for Popular Manga.com Web Site BURBANK, Calif. and NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Bang Zoom! Entertainment, a leading full-service audio post production company and producer of original entertainment content, was tapped recently to develop and produce a fun, new web-based show, "Manga Minutes" for Manga.com. Manga.Com is the official site of Manga Entertainment, a leading publisher of anime...

2008-11-05 09:00:17

D3Publisher (D3P), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, together with its parent D3, Inc., today announced a worldwide publishing agreement with Imagi Studios for videogames based on the new animated adventure film, Astro Boy. The games are scheduled to be released for console and handheld systems in Q4 2009 to coincide the worldwide release of the movie in October 2009. "The rich history and endearing story of Astro Boy appeals to fans around the globe and...

2008-07-09 00:00:20

HONG KONG, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Imagi International Holdings, Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 585) today announced agreement on terms for the placement of USD $40 million in ordinary shares to Singapore-based Oxley Spring Media Limited. Under the terms of the transaction, Oxley Spring Media will acquire approximately 362,791,000 shares priced at HKD $0.86 per share. On a fully diluted basis, the shares will represent an approximate 18.1% ownership stake in Imagi International...