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Animation major and original animation content and services provider, Toonz Animation, based at the Technopark here, has taken another step towards expanding its activities for a larger international presence, with a joint venture with Canada-based Mediabiz.

Animation content provider DQ Entertainment (International) will sign licensing deals with two major broadcasters to distribute animated content in Asia, a top official told Reuters on Wednesday. In June, the company had signed a deal with Sun TV Network to provide 117 half-hour animated programmes, including four renewed properties - Casper's Scare School, Benjamin Bear Season 1, Leonardo and Pet Pals.

"I can't disclose the names, but two more major licensing deals are happening putting many of our properties together and these would be in India and South East Asia," Chief Executive Tapaas Chakravarti told Reuters, adding that the details of the deals should be out soon.

Crest Animation Studios touched an intraday high of Rs 102.25 and an intraday low of Rs 97.40. At 11:22 hrs the share was quoting at Rs 99.50, up Rs 2.95, or 3.06%.

The company's first animated film Alpha & Omega grossed USD 35 million in first week, reports CNBC-TV18.

It was trading with volumes of 120,875 shares. Yesterday the share closed down 0.67% or Rs 0.65 at Rs 96.55.

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Thou this article is not related with CG, I felt it will be interesting for any film makers!

When the room of about 50 inner city high school kids broke out in laughter at about 45 seconds into her movie, independent filmmaker Sabina Shamdasani knew this was going to be a special screening. Bringing inspiration, motivation and insight, Shamdasani partnered with After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles as part of her ‘Bringing Cinema 2 Kids’ program. This program started a few weeks ago when Shamdasani decided to embark on a journey to inspire the next generation by hosting screenings of her short film "Dada Ji," a family comedy that has seen a life at film festivals such as LA Shorts Fest, San Diego Children’s Film Festival, and the Damah Spirituality Film Festival. Her first event came on October 21, 2010.

Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) November 2, 2010

It was a crisp, cool October evening when up and coming filmmaker Sabina Shamdasani entered the courtyard of Gertz-Ressler High School in downtown Los Angeles. Nestled in her arms like a newborn baby, she carried a box containing about 75 DVDs of her short film ‘Dada Ji’ and one small blue and orange foam ball. She was led into a rowdy classroom of students, unsure of what to expect.

This independent filmmaker was on a mission, one that was to bring inspiration to local youth and show them they can follow their dreams as part of her ‘Bringing Cinema 2 Kids' program. With her short film “Dada Ji”, which she co-wrote, produced and directed along with a partnership with After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles (ASAS-LA), over 50 youth, on October 21, learned to block out their doubts and start thinking, ‘what if I can?’.

Huey, Riley, and Granddad have been holed up in Woodcrest for a while now.... but for viewers of The Boondocks, it probably feels much, much longer. The long-awaited and much discussed return of the award-winning animated program again drew positive ratings results and the usual online media push during its broadcast earlier this year on Adult Swim. In the meantime, little has changed for the three new Woodcrest residents: Huey still claims a disinterest regardless of his mastery of socio-political undercurrents; Riley still quests to bank and scam at every turn; and Robert "granddad" Freeman is still trying to live the life of someone only half his age. Now, the third season of The Boondocks enters the home video market, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.