The English-language production of Space Dandy now underway is set to be broadcast on Adult Swim on January 4, 2014.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the 10 films remaining in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 86th Oscars.
Animation distributor GKIDS announces that the English-language version of Ernest & Celestine will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2014.
The Foundry releases NUKE 8, with more creative control, cutting-edge advancements and future-proofed 3D workflows.
Shotgun announces new media management tools and an integrated client review site; new studio review tools to roll out in back-to-back releases this December and February.
Creative strategic design agency eyeball announces the addition of David Edelstein as Managing Director, Broadcast, and Danny Rosenbloom as Managing Director, Commercials.
Allegorithmic introduces Substance Painter and its revolutionary particle-based brush system, a next-gen, non-destructive painting tool with multi-channel texturing for 3D assets; open beta debuts in January.
Singapore-based August Media Holdings sells Season One of its popular preschool animated series, Ella Bella Bingo, to Doha, Qatar-based Al Jazeera Children’s Channel Jeem TV.
Syfy greenlights Dominion to series; supernatural action drama produced by Universal Cable Productions.
DHX Media signs a number of international deals for its hugely successful series, Yo Gabba Gabba!, with broadcasters in several key territories committing to continue airing the show.
Autodesk releases Maya LT 2014 Extension 2, which advances the workflows of indie game developers with support for Maya Embedded Language (MEL) scripting, new OBJ export options and improvements to HumanIK and IK Handle technology.
Visual Effects Post Production studio ArsenalFX produces visual effects for two new national Lexus spots, “Shift” and “Say Nothing.”
Boutique visual effects studio Mammal Studios completes look development and final delivery of 95 shots for Detroit rapper Eminem’s latest video single, Rap God, from his platinum MMLP2 album.
Guru Studio announces the appointment of Justin Time Producer Amy Robson to the position of Vice President of Production; executive move comes on the heels of Justin Time’s sixth Annie Award nomination.
Disney XD and TELETOON acquire the joint production from Technicolor and Mercury Filmworks’ Atomic Puppets.
ShadowMachine creates a four-spot package for SoCal Honda Dealers holiday campaign “Happy Honda Days."
MPC purchases a global site license of Fabric Engine, tapping Fabric Splice to build next-generation tools that fully leverage modern hardware.
Swarm, a new Lexus short film, takes flight with KMel robotics quadrotors powered by OptiTrack motion capture technology.
VFX house Milk is commissioned by the BBC to create the visual effects for the forthcoming eighth season of Doctor Who, to be broadcast in 2014; the company was previously behind the visual effects created for the BBC’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special episode: Day of the Doctor.
Margaret Dean, the director of production for Mattel’s Playground Productions and co-president of Women in Animation, a non-profit dedicated to connecting, supporting, and empowering women in the field of animation, discusses her experience within the animation industry in a Q&A.
Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises is awarded the prize for Best Animated Film by the New York Film Critics Circle.