Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley is cast as the voice of Bagheera in Disney’s forthcoming live action/animation hybrid feature, ‘The Jungle Book,’ due in theaters October 9, 2015.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences updates regulations for how companies and individuals may market movies and achievements eligible for the 87th Academy Awards to Academy members.
Full-length episodes and clips from PBS KIDS programs such as ‘Curious George,’ ‘Dinosaur Train,’ ‘Peg + Cat',’ ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,’ ‘Arthur,’ ‘Wild Kratts’ And ‘Sesame Street’ are now available to users in the United States directly on Apple TV.
500 Additional render farm management software licenses to be used on ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ and other blockbuster films.
Autodesk to acquire Shotgun Software, creator of cloud-based production management platform for film, television and games industries.
Prime Focus Limited announces the merger of its creative services subsidiary Prime Focus World and visual effects provider Double Negative; combined entity will be the world’s largest integrated VFX, 3D Conversion & Animation services company.
A new trailer and four new character posters are released for the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ live-action reboot directed by Jonathan Liebesman and produced by Michael Bay.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival announces the finalists for the competition of Short Films for Kids and Series for Kids at this year’s festival, running September 17-21.
Nickelodeon takes world’s most beloved explorer on her biggest adventure yet with brand-new preschool series ‘Dora and Friends: Into the City’ debuting this August.
Beijing Pangu Investments, Ltd. and Paramount Pictures resolve the accusation that the studio breached its promise to feature the distinctive Pangu Plaza in the ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ film set to premiere Friday, June 27.
Marking the only program released on YouTube to win an award at the 41st annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Moonbot’s ‘The Scarecrow’ picks up prizes for Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program and Outstanding New Approaches – Original Daytime Program or Series.
Blacklist Director Tendril teams with agency Ammirati NYC to create a colorful mix of CG and live-action for a new campaign for Seagram’s Escapes.
Creative agency and production company Stardust creates a new international campaign featuring soccer superstar Neymar Jr. for China's wildly popular messaging app WeChat.
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.’