In another major victory for Marvel Studios and Disney, Captain America: The Winter Soldier remains at number one for its third consecutive weekend at the North American box office; Fox and Blue Sky's animated family film Rio 2 comes in second place, beating out newcomers Heaven is for Real and Transcendence.
Calabash Animation heads to the office with “Cubicle,” making the point that Lucky Charms are not just for kids.
Executive Producer Eric Mueller joins Minneapolis-based design, animation and VFX company Gasket Studios, where he is working on spots for General Mills & Cheerios, McDonald’s, Sony PlayStation and Mayo Clinic, as well as a branded film for Subaru.
DreamWorks Animation taps siblings Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux to write live-action/CG hybrid feature Hot Stuff.
Game studio Quantic Dream doubles its investment in Vicon Performance Capture with the purchase of 38 additional T-Series T160 cameras.
Framestore partners with Richard Ayoade to provide over visual effects on more than 150 shots on his second feature film, an adaption of Dostoyevsky’s The Double.
eyeball creates over 600 hand-drawn illustrations for Sabina Sciubba’s new Viva L’Amour music video.
German brand management and media company m4e partners with London character design and animation studio Absolutely Cuckoo and Ireland’s Telegael to produce the CGI animation TV series Wissper.
DHX Media’s Copyright Promotions Licensing Group appoints Stephen Gould as its new UK Managing Director.
Canadian Eric Clément joins the Cinesite team in Montréal as CG Supervisor, bringing a wealth of experience and a strong reputation in the visual effects industry.
The Maker Studios board of directors and a majority of its shareholders approve the company’s $500 million-plus sale to Disney.
Maya LT 2015 is coming to Steam, Valve's popular entertainment platform, bringing its powerful animation and modeling feature set to Steam's active community of over 65 million gamers, developers and artists.
Formerly known as 1.1 VFX, the expanding visual effects and post boutique finds a new home at Bully Pictures.
Thinkbox Software launches Krakatoa C4D, the first version of its high-volume particle renderer for MAXON CINEMA 4D.
Moonbot Studios is acquiring film rights to award-winning author Ellen Potter’s Olivia Kidney trilogy of young adult books, to be made into a live-action film with significant animation sequences.
Relativity Media attempts to scoop up YouTube multi-channel network Maker Studios from Disney with a last-minute bid worth up to $1.1 billion.
Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier holds onto to the top spot at the North American box office with $41.4 million; Carlos Saldanha's Rio 2 follows in second place with a $39 million debut.
Xbox Entertainment Studios is producing a new digital feature based on the video game series Halo in conjunction with 343 Industries and celebrated sci-fi director/producer Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions.
Former Aardman Features exec Sarah Smith launches a UK animation studio with backing from Elisabeth Murdoch and VFX house Double Negative.
Amazon.com reaches an agreement to acquire digital comic book platform comiXology for an undisclosed amount.
Co-founders of Maker Studios file a lawsuit seeking to block an April 15 shareholder vote approving the multichannel network’s recently announced $500 million-plus sale to Disney.