Just in time for this weekend’s Indy 500 race, 20th Century Fox releases an ad for an energy drink endorsed by Guy Gagne (voiced by Bill Hader), the famous race car driver in DreamWorks Animation’s forthcoming Turbo.
Visual effects house Method Studios announces the appointment of Chris Webb as Executive Producer of Method Chicago.
Visual effects, design and content company Gravity announces the formation of a new division, SCOUT, with the hire of three former Süperfad NY execs.
Digital Domain helps create the trailer for Activision and Bungie’s highly anticipated videogame, Destiny, in a 60-second spot directed by Jon Favreau and starring Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito.
thenewBlank creates a dynamic branding campaign for the tenth anniversary season of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Integrated motion design and production studio Royale announces the additions of Executive Producer Chris Volckmann, Head of Digital Production Beck Henderer-Peña and Senior Art Director Loren Judah to head the company’s new Seattle, Washington location.
MPC LA finishes a new spot, Road Trip, for DIRECTV, complete with World War II epic, a medieval fantasy battle, and a bit of science fiction thrown in.
Culver City/Vancouver-based visual effects house Zoic Studios signs veteran VFX Supervisor and Flame artist Robert Moggach.
On Sunday, May 19, ASIFA-East awarded prizes for its 44th annual Animation Festival, with Jacob Kafka's Based on a True Story taking Best in Show.
Oreo debuts a cheery, animated 90-second commercial directed by Barcelona-based animator/designer Martin Allais for The Martin Agency, accompanied by a 30-second spot from Los Angeles-based motion design and production studio Royale.
Psyop partners with David and Goliath to create the imaginative campaign, “More Luck For Your Buck” for the California Lottery’s Fortune 55 Scratchers game.
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces its Key Dates for the upcoming awards season, with the 41st Annual Annie Awards ceremony set for Saturday, February 1, 2014.
Nathan Love’s Jim McKenzie draws on 80s nostalgia in a spot for NatGeo’s new miniseries “The 80s: The Decade That Made Us.”
Editorial house Spot Welders launches Shipping + Handling, headed up by VFX supervisor Casey Price and executive producer J. Patrick McElroy.
Blacklist’s Holbrooks, Y&R New Zealand and Flying Fish team up to create the spot, “Parcel,” for Red Cross New Zealand.
London-based visual effects company uses pioneering VFX techniques to bring Audrey Hepburn back to the screen in a commercial campaign for AMV BBDO and Galaxy chocolate.
Google honored as advertiser of the year; Ogilvy & Mather awarded agency network of the year; BBH London, Cheil Worldwide, Digital Domain, JWT San Juan and Marcel Worldwide take Grand CLIO honors.