Fox Animation releases a new trailer for Blue Sky’s 3D CG adventure comedy, “Epic,” directed by Chris Wedge.
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The Jim Henson Company signs new international broadcast deals for “Sid the Science Kid” and “Dinosaur Train.”
Imagineer Systems partners with CoreMelt to integrate Imagineer’s Planar Tracker into SliceX, which will be demonstrated at NAB 2013.
Disney announces the full voice cast for “Planes,” which includes Dane Cook, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, and Cedric the Entertainer.
ALT Systems announces at GDC that they are bringing gaming technology to HP Z Workstations with PNY graphics cards.
Markerless motion capture software iPi Motion Capture is now available through the Valve Steam Store, allowing 50 million gaming community members gain access to iPi Soft’s popular and affordable motion capture solution.
Relativity and Reel FX announce that the formerly-titled animated project known as “Turkeys” has officially been titled “Free Birds,” with a release date of November 1, 2013.
Method Studios appoints Christian Kubsch as President; Darin Grant joins Method as Chief Technology Officer.
Game development solutions boost UI design, artificial intelligence, lighting and animation tools with updates to Autodesk Scaleform, Autodesk Navigation, Autodesk Beast and Autodesk HumanIK.
Henson Independent Properties, The Jim Henson Company’s third party media distribution and consumer products banner, acquires YouTube sensation “I Love Egg” from Korea’s D&H Inc.
Tricon Films & Television and Mercury Filmworks announce the development of a new animated children 4-7 bridge series, “Go Away Unicorn!” based on the popular children’s book written by author and illustrator Emily Mullock.
Redrover and ToonBox ink a deal with Disney Junior Latin America for the interstitial series “The Beet Party.”
The Academy launches a slate of events focused on the breakthroughs in visual effects, beginning with a special advance screening of “Jurassic Park 3D” on April 2, and concluding with an exploration of the groundbreaking VFX techniques used in “Life of Pi” on May 6.
Autodesk announces the new features of the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite 2014, which includes updated versions of Autodesk Maya 2014, Autodesk 3ds Max 2014, Autodesk MotionBuilder 2014, Autodesk Mudbox 2014, Autodesk Softimage 2014 and Autodesk Sketchbook Designer 2014.
Remote capabilities and reliable results make render management software the “backbone of BFA program” at NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology.
VFX company LOOK Effects produces the visual effects for David Mamet’s “Phil Spector” for HBO Films.
LOGAN teams up with 72andSunny and Activision Publishing to create an all new spot for “Skylanders SWAP Force.”