“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” surpasses the $500 million benchmark at the worldwide box office, with the film earning $179.7 million domestically.
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Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s “Ted” and Warner’s “The Dark Knight Rises” retain their number one and number two positions on national sales charts.
Animation and software developer Digital Sorcery releases 3D character animation tool TouchAnimator for Android.
Application forms for submitting projects and registering for the seventh Animation Production Day are now available online.
Self-taught filmmaker Joey Shanks teams up with PBS Digital Studios to produce a weekly series that explains how to produce DIY special effects for low-budget productions.
Nexus director Ben Hibon creates an emotional ad campaign, via agency Grey Toronto, for the Salvation Army.
Two months after announcing its plans, The Walt Disney Co. completes its $4.06 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm.
Full Sail University reveals the 2012 Full Sail University Hall of Fame inductees comprised of six graduates recognized for their outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment, media, and the arts.
ThorstenCoo Productions creates a whimsical and vibrant music video for “Giving Me a Chance” from indie pop artist Gotye.
Animator behind popular puppet TV shows “Captain Scarlet,” “Stingray” and “Joe 90” dies in his sleep on Wednesday, December 26.
Celebrated Japanese animation studio announces two films slated for a summer 2013 release: Hayao Miyazaki ‘s “Kaze Tachinu” and Isao Takahata's “Kaguya-hime no Monogatari.”
Oscar-winning writer and creator of HBO’s “The Newsroom” to guest voice an episode of “The Simpsons.”
The deadline for submissions to the Creative Focus platform at the 2013 International Animation Film Market (Mifa) in Annecy, France is January 15, 2013.
Acme Filmworks releases a third set of award-winning animated shorts as part of its “Animation Show of Shows” DVD collection.
Pixologic releases ZBrush 4R5, which includes usability upgrades such as Dynamic Brush Size control, Mouse Wheel support and Quick/Auto Save functions.
FX continues to expand its animated footprint with a pilot order for animated comedy “Chosen” from Danny McBride.
eyeon Software’s Generation AM, a visual effects and post production workflow management system, is now shipping.
Stash Media names “Real Complainers Vote” from Third Street Advertising and Foundation Content the Best Viral Spot of 2012.
“Merlin” returns for the fifth and final season on Syfy with 13 all-new episodes beginning Friday, January 4 at 10PM.
MoMA presents the U.S. premiere of the Quay Brothers' “The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka” with live piano accompaniment by Mikhail Rudy