Disney blockbuster Frozen continues to make headlines in its tenth week at the box office as it crosses the $800 million mark globally; animated family comedy The Nut Job nabs third place with $12.3 million.
Paris-based Ellipsanime is selected by the French bankruptcy court to purchase the assets of French animation company Moonscoop SA; French company JokeBox acquires Moonscoop France’s 51% share in US-based Moonscoop LLC, formerly Mike Young Productions.
Toolfarm to offer Rampant Drives with simplified drag-and-drop workflow that combines hundreds of elements on portable USB drives for a fraction of the cost.
Disney Junior channel’s original series Sheriff Callie’s Wild West lassoes impressive ratings, ranking as TV’s number one program in the hour across the target preschooler demos.
Paperman director John Kahrs is hired to direct Paramount Animation’s Shedd from a script written by Tripper Clancy.
Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment partners with Cinema Management Group to take their new 3D CG animated feature Ratchet & Clank to the European Film Market in Berlin.
Open Road Films partners with Redrover Co., Toonbox Entertainment and Gulfstream Pictures for a sequel to the hit animated feature, The Nut Job.
BRB Internacional heads to NATPE with the premiere of Invizimals, a series based on the successful PlayStation videogame saga.
Silvergate Media partners with Super RTL to bring the Peter Rabbit brand across German-speaking territories.
In a cost-cutting move, Sony Pictures Imageworks is transferring a portion of the staff from its Los Angeles HQ to its studio in Vancouver, B.C.
Toon Boom Animation signs of a distribution agreement with HeARTBIT Digital Creation for the distribution and localization of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Harmony in Japan.
France’s Method Animation, Onyx Films and Chapter 2 merge to form On Entertainment, which expects to launch two to three high-end, CG-animated or hybrid series and two French movies (one animation, one live-action) every year.
Twin-track licensing strategy to encompass the classic toy brand and Super 4, the first-ever Playmobil TV series.
PGS Entertainment secures broadcast licensing rights to new Alpha & Omega TV movie franchise from Crest Animation.
Steve Borst and Gary “Doodles” Di Raffaele create original buddy-comedy series filled
with humor, music and booty shakin’ energy.
Leading up to NATPE Miami, London-based kids’ and family entertainment specialist CAKE announces some of its most recent deals across Latin America.
9 Story Entertainment promotes Tanya Green to the role of Vice President, Production, reporting to president & CEO Vince Commisso.
Animated feature The Nut Job scores the top opening of all time for Open Road Films, taking in $25.2 million over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend.
Cinesite announces plans to open in Montréal, greatly expanding its capacity and international presence.
International production and creative management company Cross Media International enters into an agreement with Tezuka Productions of Japan to develop distribution opportunities for Tezuka's extensive portfolio of popular properties and characters within North America.
Framestore, the British VFX company behind box office hits Gravity and Iron Man 3, expands its business presence in North America, deploying high performance, end-to-end Dell solutions in support of current, big-budget projects like RoboCop and Edge of Tomorrow.
Following the success of Toy Story OF TERROR!, Disney•Pixar’s new Christmas special, Toy Story That Time Forgot, is set to air during the holidays this year on ABC.
The 16th edition of CARTOON MOVIE will showcase 59 animated film projects from across Europe in the French city of Lyon March 5-7, 2014.