With the general submissions deadline for SIGGRAPH 2014 only five days away, conference organizers issue a final call for entries.
Category: Internet and Interactive
Winners are announced for Kidscreen’s second annual iKids Awards, established to recognize and celebrate the market’s best digital media products and platforms for children.
Aardman partners with NatWest to create Pigby's Fair, a fun smartphone and tablet app for children to help them learn about saving money.
Cinedigm announces plans to release an English-language version of Aachi & Ssipak on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital platforms on March 11th with an early digital release of the first chapters on YouTube starting February 11th.
VIZ Media’s Neon Alley evolves to become the new home for digital streaming anime content in the U.S.
The Solid State teams with The Smith Family on an animated web series to raise awareness of over 600,000 disadvantaged Australian children.
The year’s best work in children’s television is singled out and celebrated by the global kids entertainment industry at Kidscreen Summit in New York.
Animated preschool series inspired by beloved Fraggle Rock characters to launch exclusively in the U.S. on Hulu and Hulu Plus on April 25, 2014.
Smith Micro launches MotionArtistTV interactive platform for the digital artist community; introducing the Web’s new digital canvas for interactive HTML5 storytelling.
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.