Chris Meledandri to give keynote address at 2013 VES Summit; Andrew Merkin, Head of Special Projects and Transmedia at Mirada Studios, and Max Michael, Head of Business Development, Asia at UTA, among highlighted Speakers.
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Nat Geo WILD calls on entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar to create a new network refresh and soup-to-nuts branding package, including comprehensive promo toolkits and print collateral templates, as well as a type identity and a variety of custom logo treatments.
Nvizible completes over 180 visual effects shots for Sony Pictures’ Captain Phillips, including CG helicopters, airplanes and seascapes.
Disney/Pixar's first special for television, Toy Story OF TERROR!, a spooky new tale featuring the beloved characters from the Toy Story films, has its long-awaited debut, opening at number one among total viewers and adults 18-49, and giving ABC its best performance in the time period in nearly two years.
The classic animated Halloween-themed Peanuts special, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, airs Thursday, October 31, on the ABC, followed by “You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown.”
Special will feature performances by Sir Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and RuPaul and an appearance by Kristen Bell, along with several performances by Lady Gaga from her new album, ARTPOP, including a duet with Kermit the Frog.
FOX gives a 13-episode series order for high-concept epic series featuring ancient Egypt as backdrop for palace intrigue, quests for power and the world of magic, gods and goddesses.
Based on the children’s novel by Adam Gidwitz, the live-action film to be directed by Henry Selick, A Tale Dark & Grimm, follows two children who escape their own dark story only to stumble into eight other twisted tales.
CafeFX co-founder Jeff Barnes partners with Portland-based digital production and animation studio Bent Image Lab to oversee the company’s new Digital Media Group.
Framestore partners with Saatchi & Saatchi for Hans Strudel, a series of commercials and an online short film for Toaster Strudel.
Troika partners with TSN to rebrand the daily hockey news show, That’s Hockey, which will be launched simultaneously with the 2013-2014 NHL season.
Aniplex of America announces the theatrical debut of Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Move: Rebellion on December 3.
Stan Lee’s first ever Indian superhero, Chakra: The Invincible, to premiere November 30 on Cartoon Network in India.
Studio 100 Media GmbH signs a licensing agreement with Planeta Junior for the new animation series Tashi.
Avant-garde directing collective Dvein release Symbiosis, an experimental video interpretation of The Dismemberment Plan’s new hit, “Daddy Was a Real Good Dancer,” and the latest installment in the New Music Weekly campaign on digital music service Rdio.
The deadline for submissions to the 12th Annual VES Awards honoring the most outstanding visual effects in film, television, animation, commercials, special venue projects and video games is November 22, 2013.
A call for entries is made for the 15th International Animation Festival in Japan − HIROSHIMA 2014, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the festival office in 1984.
Disney XD adds another animated series to its slate, Penn Zero: Part Time Hero, from Jared Bush and Sam Levine.
A new animated short film set in the “Unseen University” of Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld produced by the Ireland’s Animation Hub -- the Irish School of Animation at Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Trinity College Dublin and Giant Animation Studios -- launches at a special world premiere screening at the Science Gallery in Trinity College.
Disney offers exclusive second screen live experiences to fans of the cult classic Tim Burton film, The Nightmare Before Christmas, starting October 18.
Nurture Rights signs Random House Children’s Publishers UK in an exclusive deal to develop and expand the classic literary property Dinosaur Roar!.