While everyone waits to see MPC's work on Man of Steel, World War Z and The Lone Ranger, the London-based visual effects company releases a breakdown of the effects it handled for the Oscar-winning Life of Pi.
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New York-based director and puppet designer Robin Frohardt creates Fitzcardboardaldo, an animated tribute to Werner Herzog’s celebrated live-action film Fitzcarraldo, entirely from cardboard.
Roddy McManus steps down from his position as Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada’s Academy Award-winning English-language animation studio.
Psyop adds interactive design, game development to its service offerings and welcomes Brian Kehrer and Will Adams as Creative Technologist and Interactive Creative Director respectively.
Evolution will unveil the licensing program for Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.
Cake Entertainment becomes the distributor for the new episodes of August Media Holdings’ and Kool Produktion’s Ella Bella Bingo.
TAAFI announces the festival lineup which features VIP guest speakers, feature film premieres, student film competitions, master classes and more.
BRB announces the writing team for Filly Funtasia, a new animated show based on Dracco’s Filly brand.
Glasgow-based Muvizu and London-based Zubox merge to form Digimania, headed up by newly appointed CEO Julie Adair.
A new featurette from Sony Pictures Imageworks goes behind-the-scenes of Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful.
GKIDS and Cinedigm announce new multi-platform home distribution label for select GKIDS animated films. Label launches with Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill scheduled to be released September 3, 2013, On DVD, Blu-ray and cable VOD.
Springfield, hometown to America’s favorite animated family, The Simpsons, comes to life at Universal Orlando Resort this summer.
Visual effects studio MPC collaborates with Outsider and JWT to create Barry, a CG platypus for a new brand campaign aimed at targeting a younger audience for UK bank First Direct.
International VFX and design company Smoke & Mirrors names Jeff Stevens to serve as creative director at its New York office, and secures its first-ever representation in the Midwest, signing Matt Bucher and his company, Obsidian Reps.
Walt Disney Pictures confirms release dates for its upcoming slate of animated features from Disney and Pixar.
Denise Greenawalt, a longtime publicity executive for Walt Disney Studios, dies at the age of 52 following a long illness.
Comedy pilots Alpha House and Betas, along with kids pilots Annebots, Creative Galaxy and Tumbleaf, are given the greenlight to begin production on a full series of episodes that will air exclusively on Prime Instant Video later this year and in early 2014.
LIMA announces the Licensing University program set to take place Monday, June 17-Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Licensing International Expo.