Smith Micro launches MotionArtistTV interactive platform for the digital artist community; introducing the Web’s new digital canvas for interactive HTML5 storytelling.
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Disney teams with Google to premiere the 38 minute stop-motion short film, Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story, on Google Play.
Outfit7’s flagship property Talking Tom and Friends surpasses 1.5 billion global downloads with 500,000 subscribers to its YouTube channels and over 14 million fans engaging on Facebook.
Submission deadlines for the Annecy International Film Festival and Market are here; MIFA’s Head of Projects, Géraldine Baché, discusses the special focus and new vigor of the MIFA Pitch Sessions.
Program highlights for FMX 2014 -- ‘A Realtime Experience’ -- are announced, including Transmedia projects such as the award-winning game franchise The Walking Dead, the evolution of PDI/DreamWorks, game favorites such as Beyond: Two Souls, and more.
Taylor James seamlessly blends CGI and photography in Vertu Extraordinary, a new cross-media campaign for Vertu.
Continuing the unit’s restructuring that began last fall, Disney Interactive is to lay off roughly 200 employees.
Veteran animator Stephan Franck’s Dark Planet Comics imprint readies the re-issue of Silver #1 and #2, plus the brand-new issue #3, as well as a collection of all three issues: Silver Volume 1, with pin-up art by guest artists Rodolphe “Rodguen” Guenoden and Takeshi Miyazawa.
Mike and Liz Young have reacquired 100% ownership of US-based Moonscoop LLC and have rebranded the children's production house as Splash Entertainment with CEO and executive chairman Nicolas Atlan on board as a new partner, and JokeBox acting as a private passive investor.
Mighty Yeti Studios announces two new interactive storybook apps, Mr. Cupcake Has The Sprinkles and A Shark Knocked On The Door, and the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to help cover the production costs.
Nickelodeon announces a call for submissions for its 2014 global Animated Shorts Program, designed to identify and develop new animation talent and provide a platform for new content for kids.
Kid Koala, Theodore Ushev and Daily tous les jours set to dazzle viewers on the 100th anniversary of Norman McLaren’s birth.
Sony Pictures Animation passes the one million mark in the number of fans on its Facebook page, releasing a drawing by Cloudy 2 director Kris Pearn to celebrate the event.
BRB Internacional heads to NATPE with the premiere of Invizimals, a series based on the successful PlayStation videogame saga.
Speakers at the 2014 Kidscreen Summit are announced, including Nickelodeon President of Content Development & Production Russell Hicks and DreamWorks Animation’s Head of Television Marjorie Cohn.
The finalists for the British Animation Awards 2014 are announced; held every two years, the British Animation Awards reward the best in British animation across a variety of categories.
The Academy Award-nominated short film Feral is now available online for viewing in its entirety via Vimeo On Demand.
The Producers Guild of America announces this year’s winning motion picture and television productions unveiled during the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, January 19.
Animation Production Day, hosted by the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia and the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, takes place April 24-25, 2014; the deadline for submissions is February 28.
DreamWorks Animation expands its partnership with YouTube to produce a series of daily shows highlighting some of the most compelling entertainment on the video-sharing website.
Hulu announces its original programming lineup for 2014, including a second season of Seth Meyers’ hit animated series The Awesomes.
VIZ Media’s Kids On The Slope, a new series from the team behind Cowboy Bebop, will premiere on Neon Alley January 19.
Frederator Studios’ Cartoon Hangover YouTube channel surpasses one million subscribers, becoming the second-fastest original funded YouTube channel to do so in its first 12 months.
If you’re a writer you are familiar with the word. You just wrote an Academy Award-quality screenplay or an Emmy-quality series development, put together a solid pitch, gave it to the producer or exec with passion, and he or she responded with the most painful one-word epithet in the English language—Pass.