Illumination Entertainment is developing Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! with Pete Candeland set to direct and Universal to handle worldwide distribution.
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Prime Focus London’s commercials division is poised to go into administration, saying that its commercials operations in London “continue to suffer from low volumes and suppressed margins” and “continued to be a drag on performance.”
3D film conversion company Legend3D closes an $8 million Series B Preferred Stock offering in support its continued expansion.
The Oscar-nominated, Annie Award-winning short film, “Adam and Dog,” by Minkyu Lee, is released online in its full entirety.
Germany’s INDAC hosts a Masterclass, “Producing Independent Animated Film,” with animation producer Max Howard February 14 & 15 at the Games Academy in Berlin.
Frima Studio and Moonscoop announce a partnership to produce a show based on the mobile game “Squids.”
Blacklist’s Tendril creates a haunting open for “The Art of The Pitch,” the inaugural Style Frames NY conference.
Great Guns teams with Artbox and agency AKQA create a new spot for Nike’s new Hypershield clothing and footwear line.
The Jim Henson Company begins production on the third season of their hit preschool television series “Dinosaur Train” for PBS Kids.
Nickelodeon and Activision sign a multi-year deal to develop new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” video games.
Framestore creates a 15-second animation that will be displayed on a cube screen in Time Square for Audible.com.
Autodesk sponsors the award for "Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project" at the 11th annual VES Awards.
For her Super Bowl XLVII halftime show, Beyoncé collaborated with ThinkBreathLive to create an animated backdrop.
New RTPT feature automates render farm path translation across platforms for film, broadcast, post, VFX, and education companies.
Culver City/Vancouver-based visual effects house Zoic Studios bolsters its Gaming Division with the addition of CG Supervisor Derek Crosby.
Render farm management software gives a speed boost to content creation firm’s architectural, branding, film, and large image projects.
Saban’s new animated preschool series inspired by the Paul Frank family of characters will air on Nick Jr. in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand in 2013.
Saban Brands announces Nickelodeon as the U.S. broadcast partner for brand-new “Digimon Fusion” series.
Vancouver studio continues to build stable of talent with addition of Jason Dowdeswell as VP, Vancouver Production Operations, and Senior Animation Supervisor Steve Nichols.
Director Timothy Reckart launches his own production company, Reckart Productions, with two stop-motion feature projects in development: “Super Special Ed” and “I Lost My Mind.”
Glowfrog's VFX department recruits VES award nominee Hasraf “Haz” Dulull as VFX Supervisor/Producer.
Focus Features and Laika reunite for October 2014’s “The Boxtrolls,” based on Alan Snow’s bestseller “Here Be Monsters,” and starring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade and Tracy Morgan.