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Studio 100 Media signs a licensing pact with ITI Neovision in Poland for its key animation properties ‘Maya the Bee’ and ‘Florrie’s Dragons.’
3D animated comedy about a frog with an identity crisis wins award for Best Family Film at its world premiere at the Niagara Integrated Film Festival 2014.
Preschool entertainment company HIT Entertainment appoints Karen Davidsen in the role of Director of Production, Global Content; Phil Molloy as Senior Creative Manager, Global Content; and Luca Magnani as Global Brand Director, Thomas & Friends.
Athreya is named Vice President, Program Scheduling at Cartoon Network and Boomerang, part of Turner Broadcasting’s Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media Group (AYAKM).
Technicolor-owned creative studio MPC collects a prestigious Gold Lion at Cannes for its work on the game trailer for Assassins Creed “Black Flag: Defy.”
New AMD professional graphics card delivers GPU compute power for future-ready 4K workstation workflows, providing 38X more performance than closest competing product.
Nickelodeon brings its Animated Shorts Program to San Diego Comic-Con with open call for original projects; network for first-time ever to take meetings from convention floor with goal to greenlight pitch from attendees.
Disney Television Animation begins production on "Pickle & Peanut," a buddy comedy for Disney XD Starring Jon Heder And Johnny Pemberton; studio also receives season pickups for ‘Mickey Mouse’ cartoon shorts and ‘Wander Over Yonder.’
9 Story Entertainment licenses an additional 26 episodes of the animated comedy series ‘Camp Lakebottom’ to Disney XD in the U.S.
FX’s ‘Archer’ takes home the prize for Best Animated Series at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, beating out Fox’s ‘Family Guy,’ ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ as well as Disney XD’s ‘Phineas and Ferb’ and Cartoon Network’s ‘Adventure Time.’
PBS leads once again in the children’s categories at the Daytime Emmy Awards, claiming 12 wins in the Creative Arts segment at the 41st annual awards show; Nickelodeon is close behind with 10 awards, followed by The Hub with six wins, Cartoon Network with two and Disney Channel with one.
Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ takes first place at the international box office with $44.7 million; DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ comes in second place with $43.5 million.
Less than a month ahead of the film’s release, Fox unleashes the final trailer for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’
Pixar announces details for its forthcoming feature, ‘Inside Out,’ along with a new short film, ‘Lava,’ directed by Pixar’s head of animation James Ford Murphy.
Amazon strikes an exclusive licensing pact with Aardman Animations to stream ‘Wallace and Gromit,’ ‘Shaun the Sheep’ and other animated series and specials on its Prime Instant Video service in the U.S.
With Scott Derrickson set to direct, Marvel Studios negotiates with Jon Spaihts to write the script for ‘Doctor Strange.’
North America’s leading anime distributor launches reboot of the famed fantasy action series with free streaming episodes simultaneous with Japanese premiere.
Taking inspiration from the illustrations of Charley Harper and iconic 1920s and 30s travel posters, Trunk directors Alasdair Brotherston + Jock Mooney embark on a painterly journey for the International Maritime Organization.
Amazon’s Withoutabox co-founders launch Critical Mass Studios, aimed at transforming global, multi-platform distribution, rights management and monetization.
Students at the for-profit California Art Institutes could get part of their education paid for under a $4.4 million settlement between the City of San Francisco and parent company Educational Management Corporation.
Led by VFX Supervisor Gary Brozenich and DFX Supervisor Matt Middleton, MPC delivers the finale sequence for ‘Edge of Tomorrow.’
Nexus Director Kibwe Tavares is named one of the top 20 young global directors at Saachi & Saachi YDA showcase, receiving the prize for Best Short Film for ‘Jonah’ at the CFP-E and SHOTS YDA awards.