Following last year’s feature Cristal winner ‘Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury,’ Brazilian animation is once again in the spotlight at the 38th edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
The MIFA breaks records again with a 2 percent rise in accreditations and over 500 exhibiting companies, a 13 percent increase and an all-time high since the International Animation Film Market’s creation in 1985.
Creative Directors Eric "Bibo" Bergeron (‘Shark Tale,’ ‘Road to El Dorado’) and Mike de Seve (‘Beavis and Butt-Head Do America’) form Monkey’s Uncle, a joint venture with a consortium of industry creatives set to write and develop new animated feature IPs.
TWC-Dimension releases the first full-length trailer for the CG/live action hybrid feature ‘Paddington.’
Walter Salles teams with Gullane to produce the Brazilian animated feature ‘Noah’s Ark,’ written and directed by Sergio Machado and adapted from the evergreen children’s songs and lyrics of Vinicius de Moraes.
Animation distributor GKIDS acquires North American rights to the Studio Ghibli documentary ‘The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness’ at Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation release the first trailer for their highly anticipated 3D animated feature film, ‘Home.’
DreamWorks Animation to present a behind-the-scenes discussion on ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ at SIGGRAPH 2014 with writer/director Dean DeBlois, head of layout Gil Zimmerman, head of character animation Simon Otto and VFX supervisor Dave Walvoord.
Technicolor strikes a deal for an undisclosed amount to acquire Toronto-based visual effects studio Mr. X.
DreamWorks Animation releases the first trailer for ‘The Penguins of Madagascar,’ directed by Simon Smith and Eric Darnell and arriving in theaters on November 26, 2014.
Laika debuts the final theatrical trailer for ‘The Boxtrolls’ on June 11 at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
MPC Vancouver’s visual effects supervisor Seth Maury discusses the creation of an anti-heroine’s magical world.
The first poster is released for the forthcoming animated feature from Paramount, ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D.’
San Francisco’s Roxie Theater announces new family friendly film series, Roxie Kids, with Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Panda Go! Panda - Adventure of Panda & Friends’ and ‘The Castle Of Cagliostro’ along with classic episodes from Osamu Tezuka’s ‘Astro Boy.’
Working under Creative Director/VFX Supervisor John Bair, New York-based Phosphene completes effects work and adapts the 20th Century Fox logo for ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Nat Wolff, and Willem Dafoe.
Animation distributor GKIDS acquires North American rights to the Brazilian animated feature ‘Boy and the World,’ directed by Alê Abreu.
AWN's The Miscweant attends The Academy’s “Icons of Animation,” dedicated to the work of character designer and New Yorker cover artist Peter de Sève; artist and animator William Joyce; Argentinian illustrator, author and animator Carlos Nine; and the King of Indie Animation, Bill Plympton.
Young women prove their might at the North American box office, delivering a $48.2 million opening for YA romance ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and beating out Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ and Tom Cruise’s ‘Edge of Tomorrow.’
Key figures at L.A. production company Gigapix Studios accused of defrauding hundreds of investors for unfinished 3D animated ‘Wizard of Oz’ feature.
London-based visual effects house completes effects for major action sequence in the latest Tom Cruise sci-fi action thriller, ‘Edge of Tomorrow.’
3D conversion company Venture 3D employs Cospective’s remote review and approval tool cineSync Pro for its stereoscopic conversion pipeline.
The VFX supervisor discusses how MPC helped director Gareth Edwards bring the iconic monster to the big screen.