Peter Jackson confirms plans for a second Tintin movie, but not before he completes his journey to Middle Earth.
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Mercenaries Engineering announces the release of the new Guerilla Render, the next-generation renderer focused on production requirements.
The first theatrical trailer is released for Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, a new CG animated feature based on the 1989 book, “Dorothy of Oz,” written by L. Frank Baum’s great-grandson, Roger Stanton Baum.
GKIDS fifth anniversary 18-title retrospective, “An Animated World: Celebrating Five Years of GKIDS Classics” comes to New York City’s IFC Center December 20 through January 2.
Spain’s Imira Entertainment closes a deal to represent two animated features: El Bosque Animado (The Living Forest) and El Sueño de una noche de San Juan (Midsummer Dream) for worldwide distribution.
Designer, director and AWN blogger Edward Bakst to lead a three-week intensive workshop, ANIMATION: HOW TO UNLEASH THE IMAGINATION, at the International School of Film & TV (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba January 27-February 14, 2014.
Visual effects and creative studio Ntropic teams up with Toyota and production company Market Films to create “Reveal,” a 30-second spot for the Toyota Tundra.
High-spirited stories of the Old West impart lessons about good morals, manners and social ethics for kids age 2-7 in animated series Sheriff Callie's Wild West, debuting Monday, January 20 on Disney Junior.
ASIFA-East is currently accepting entries for the 2014 ASIFA-East Animation Film Festival; the deadline for submissions is January 3, 2014.
Iconic entertainment industry executive Rich Frank joins the Board of Directors for child development television network BabyFirst.
Chris Landreth’s award-winning National Film Board of Canada (NFB) animated short Subconscious Password is selected to screen at the Sundance Film Festival.
Tom Perlmutter announces his decision, effective December 31, 2013, to step down as NFB Chair and Government Film Commissioner; Assistant Commissioner Claude Joli-Cœur is named interim Commissioner.
Super villains, fast cars, and magic nannies all team up on store shelves for this week's home entertainment releases on Blu-Ray and DVD.
Fruit Ninja, the second most downloaded app of all time, is being turned into an animated series by The People’s Republic of Animation, with entertainment specialist CAKE coming on board to develop the new show.
Microsoft, twofifteen McCann and Smuggler team with MPC LA for an effects-driven campaign for Xbox game title Ryse: Son of Rome.
Season three of hit Disney Junior series, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, featuring new villains, special action-packed extended episodes and revamped pirate rock theme song, to debut Friday, January 3, on Disney Channel.
Netflix members in the UK and Ireland are gaining access to a range of Cartoon Network and Cartoonito content, including Powerpuff Girls and LazyTown.
On Saturday, December 7, Ari Folman’s The Congress is awarded the prize for best European Animated Feature at the European Film Awards.
Popular renderer for Rhino gets major overhaul across the board; speed, workflow, lighting, and material improvements.
Senior CG Generalist David Carlson, formerly of Digital Domain, joins the ArsenalFX post production team; Cortney Haile is promoted to head of operations; Casey Conroy is named VFX director.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards GKIDS’ Ernest & Celestine the prize for Best Animation, while Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises is named the runner-up.
Family Guy’s beloved talking canine, Brian, is slated to make his return to the series on December 15.