The Maker Studios board of directors and a majority of its shareholders approve the company’s $500 million-plus sale to Disney.
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Winners are announced for the 2014 edition of Cartoons on the Bay, with France dominating the competition with six Pulcinella Awards.
Animation and visual FX studio BENT Image Lab produces a new broadcast spot for The Oregonian in newspaper stop-motion.
Maya LT 2015 is coming to Steam, Valve's popular entertainment platform, bringing its powerful animation and modeling feature set to Steam's active community of over 65 million gamers, developers and artists.
Formerly known as 1.1 VFX, the expanding visual effects and post boutique finds a new home at Bully Pictures.
Thinkbox Software launches Krakatoa C4D, the first version of its high-volume particle renderer for MAXON CINEMA 4D.
Bicoastal digital production and design studio Big Block produces a live-action shoot, virtual obstacle course and animated drone fleet for “Subaru WRX STI vs. the Drones.”
As recipients of the 2013-14 Humanities Laureate Award, legendary animators The Brothers Quay are scheduled to speak at The DePaul Humanities Center On Wednesday, April 16; the event is free and open to the public.
Moonbot Studios is acquiring film rights to award-winning author Ellen Potter’s Olivia Kidney trilogy of young adult books, to be made into a live-action film with significant animation sequences.
Relativity Media attempts to scoop up YouTube multi-channel network Maker Studios from Disney with a last-minute bid worth up to $1.1 billion.
Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier holds onto to the top spot at the North American box office with $41.4 million; Carlos Saldanha's Rio 2 follows in second place with a $39 million debut.
Xbox Entertainment Studios is producing a new digital feature based on the video game series Halo in conjunction with 343 Industries and celebrated sci-fi director/producer Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions.
Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia to spotlight virtual production in Gravity, Avatar 2 and more with speakers including Chris DeFaria, Tim Webber and Jon Landau.
Former Aardman Features exec Sarah Smith launches a UK animation studio with backing from Elisabeth Murdoch and VFX house Double Negative.
Amazon.com reaches an agreement to acquire digital comic book platform comiXology for an undisclosed amount.
Co-founders of Maker Studios file a lawsuit seeking to block an April 15 shareholder vote approving the multichannel network’s recently announced $500 million-plus sale to Disney.
Melbourne-based Iluzija Animation Studio tackles a traditionally 2D animated version of Gaston Leroux's classic tale, “The Phantom of the Opera.”
Phase 4 Films releases a new trailer and poster for Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, written by Kevin Smith and directed by Steve Stark.
HP unveils two new DreamColor displays, the HP Z27x and Z24x, which feature the second generation DreamColor Engine and can provide up to 1.07 billion on-screen colors.
Thanks to a multi-year distribution deal between DISH Network and The Walt Disney Company, Disney Junior is now available to DISH Network subscribers.
Genius Brands International appoints Matthew Kornberg Controller, a position that will have him maximizing the financial assets of the company and overseeing the operations of the company’s financial unit.
The School of Visual Arts announces the presenters for the 25th Annual Dusty Awards taking place May 13 which includes a variety of names from the world of film and animation including Randall Emmett, Yvette Kaplan, and Ralph Bakshi.