Motion design/animation studio leftchannel is chosen to create the show open for motion 2013, taking place October 4-7 at the KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque, NM.
VIZ Media launches Hello Kitty: Here We Go!, a new original title centered around the theme of travel.
DreamWorks Animation announces a new animated feature, Home, with two of the starring roles to be voiced by Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez.
UK-based Union Visual Effects relocates to a larger facility in London’s Soho district; new studio also houses an advanced review theatre, featuring a 4K projector.
Annoying Orange creator Dane Boedigheimer teams with Collective Digital Studio to launch additional animated series on the Daneboe YouTube channel, beginning with The Misfortune of Being Ned, Gusto Rules and the premiere of Thunder McWylde.
An Italian cartoon beats projects from India, South Korea, Ireland and one of the first animated co-productions between Chile and Brazil in the MIPJUNIOR pitching session in Cannes.
Ciwen Media Group partners with China’s national broadcaster Chinese Central Television to air Franklin and Friends on CCTV Kids Channel.
Atomic heads to MIPCOM with three new series, the animated Scapegoats and Max Mashup, and Minimum Wage, a live action-animation hybrid featuring two 15-year-olds on a mission.
Vancouver-based animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment reboots the Mainframe Entertainment brand with the launch of a new TV division; two new series in development include an all-new version of the popular ReBoot franchise, and Tiger’s Apprentice, a CGI animated series based on the trilogy of young adult novels written by award-winning author Laurence Yep.
Disney Channel acquires Guru Studio’s hit preschool show for its channels in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, extending the show’s reach throughout every continent.
The Visual Effects Society announces business roundtables for 2013 VES Summit; Women in VFX, Facilities of the Future, Crowd Sourcing Funds, Virtual Studios and The Art of the Deal in Content Creation among 12 featured interactive sessions.
Alfonso Cuaron's 3D space epic ‘Gravity,’ starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, debuts to a record-breaking $55.8 million in North America, the top October opening of all-time; Sony’s ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’ comes in second place with $21.5 million.
Forbes writer Scott Mendelson redefines his argument surrounding the glut of mid-summer animated features, noting that the majority of animated features made in the U.S. are specifically targeted at younger children and fashioned in a manner to appeal to that specific demographic.
SeaWorld unveils two new animated properties in development, A U.S. version of France’s popular ‘The Jungle Bunch,’ franchise, and an untitled preschool property in partnership with Little Airplane Productions.
DHX Media startsproduction on a new 2D animated comedy kids series, ‘Looped,’ commissioned by Corus Entertainment’s YTV in Canada, and presold to Super RTL in Germany.
VIZ Media’s Neon Alley anime service celebrates one year anniversary with debut of “Catch Up” feature for Xbox and PS3, and an exciting fall season on October 18th; Ranma ½, Magi, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Gurren Lagann and the Lucha Libre-style Chikara.
Universal Pictures announces that Ted 2 will be released on Friday, June 26, 2015, with Seth MacFarlane to return as writer, director and co-star.