Disney and Pixar's long-awaited Monsters University prequel debuts at $82 million at the domestic box office, while Paramount’s World War Z opens at $66 million.
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Japan’s Polygon Pictures announces the establishment of J Cube Inc. (J³), a new computer graphics R&D service and consulting agency established to take the group to the next level of technological innovation.
Amazon’s LOVEFiLM announces the launch of Disney Movies on Demand on LOVEFiLM Instant, bringing hours of entertainment and the world’s most-loved Disney titles to the streaming service.
Helena Bonham Carter lands the role of the fairy godmother in Disney’s live-action version of Cinderella, joining Lily James, Cate Blanchett and Richard Madden.
Butterflies, the stop-motion animated short directed by Isabel Peppard and produced by Warwick Burton, wins the Sydney Film Festival’s Yoram Gross Animation Award, completing its qualifying run for an Oscar nomination in the category of Best Short Animation.
Design and animation studio Buster, a division of agency Stun Creative, is named Creative Agency of the Year at last night’s 2013 Promax/BDA Awards, with the Stun/Buster team taking home a combined six Promax/BDA Gold Award statues.
Sixth annual game art design competition awards scholarship and provides opportunity for student designer to work on successful SOE titles.
Prime Focus World announces the receipt of a $53 million equity investment to be deployed in two phases: $38 million committed in the first phase and $15 million in a second transactional phase.
Miles Bullough, former Head of Broadcast at Aardman Animation, and Jesse Cleverly, former BBC creative executive, launch Wildseed Studio
The Boston Festival of Indie Games announces this year’s lineup of sponsors, including Microsoft, Unity, Adobe and Unreal Technology.
Bossa helps Coca-Cola thank their fans by animating The Wearable Movie, a short film shot on 600 t-shirts.
SIGGRAPH announces Real-Time Live!, a fast-paced, 90-minute show of cutting-edge, aesthetically stimulating real-time work at the 2013 Computer Animation Festival.
International Licensing Excellence Award winners at are revealed at Licensing Expo 2013, with Activision’s Skylanders named Overall Best Licensed Program of the Year.
Blacklist’s Polynoid creates an all-CG spot, “Deadly Breed,” for Nike’s new Hypervenom shoe featuring some serious bite.
Warner Bros. releases the first teaser trailer for the CG-animated The Lego Movie, starring the vocal talents of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.
The Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Professional Chapter announces its website launch and debut screening of the SIGGRAPH 2012 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater Program.
CG animated series Beware the Batman premieres on Cartoon Network Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. (ET/PT) as part of DC Nation.
Galaxy provides a design driven promo, Game On, for Nick at Nite’s new block of children’s programming.