UK-based IP incubator Wildseed Studios announces a raft of six new pilots, including a new animation from Tom Gran and Martin Woolley (AKA the Spin Kick Bros) and animation from award-winning director Matthew Walker.
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The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film issues its final call for submissions to the 21st edition of the festival, to be held April 22-27, 2014; the deadline for submissions is December 1, 2013.
Thor: The Dark World is Disney’s third movie to cross $500 million this year, following Iron Man 3 and Monsters University.
Veteran television writer-producer Sam Simon to receive the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ (AWC) 16th Annual Animation Writing Award, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the craft of animation writing.
Pixar Animation Studios is set to receive the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for creative excellence at the society's 5th annual Creative Arts Awards.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences receives separate $10 million gifts from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
Diane Disney Miller, the daughter of Walt Disney, dies at her home in Napa, Calif. at the age of 79.
Luca Milano is promoted to executive deputy director at RAI Fiction, the producer of 2D animated comedy/adventure series Bat Pat and children’s animated series Geronimo Stilton.
Global VFX house Digital District now manages Render Farm with PipelineFX’s Qube! 500 new licenses to be used immediately across global organization on new 3D feature.
Creative studio Imaginary Forces adds Christopher Harrington as Director of User Experience and Technology, reporting to Executive Producer and General Manager Gabriel Marquez.
Updated app allows storytellers of all ages to animate and share creations from their iPads directly to YouTube and Tumblr.
Pixar Animation Studios announces the release of RenderMan Studio 18, with a major emphasis on lighting workflows including path-traced re-rendering.
Former HIT Entertainment executive Natasha Fishman is appointed VP of global brand management and marketing for Peanuts Worldwide and Iconix Entertainment.
The four-member voice cast, excluding creator Seth MacFarlane, is able to secure between $175,000 and $225,000 each per episode for at least two more seasons of the hit animated series.
In preparation for its Oscar-qualifying run, Disney releases a new trailer for Hayao Miyazaki’s final animated feature, The Wind Rises.
Lance Weiler, the mastermind of last year’s experiential educational project, Laika’s Adventure, is slated to kick off iKids 2014 with a keynote on building digital experiences for modern audiences, “Designing for the 21st Century.”
After 14 years with the Paris-based company, Vincent Chalvon-Demersay has decided to step down as CEO of Zodiak Media-owned Marathon Media citing personal reasons.
Unique video art installation shines a light on the most talented creators of the interactive video movement.
TV, film and voice actor Patrick Warburton is slated to host the 41st Annie Awards on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
Insurance company Oscar teams up with Hornet directors Dan & Jason to launch its startup with an animated campaign full of wit and charm.
Pro video marketplace ProductionHUB announces new website features to modernize the hiring and client pipeline process for production professionals.
Winners are announced for the sixth edition of the KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, including the prize for Best Animated Short, presented to Poland’s Zbigniew Czapla for Toto.