Luca Milano is promoted to executive deputy director at RAI Fiction, the producer of 2D animated comedy/adventure series Bat Pat and children’s animated series Geronimo Stilton.
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Global VFX house Digital District now manages Render Farm with PipelineFX’s Qube! 500 new licenses to be used immediately across global organization on new 3D feature.
Creative studio Imaginary Forces adds Christopher Harrington as Director of User Experience and Technology, reporting to Executive Producer and General Manager Gabriel Marquez.
Updated app allows storytellers of all ages to animate and share creations from their iPads directly to YouTube and Tumblr.
Pixar Animation Studios announces the release of RenderMan Studio 18, with a major emphasis on lighting workflows including path-traced re-rendering.
Former HIT Entertainment executive Natasha Fishman is appointed VP of global brand management and marketing for Peanuts Worldwide and Iconix Entertainment.
The four-member voice cast, excluding creator Seth MacFarlane, is able to secure between $175,000 and $225,000 each per episode for at least two more seasons of the hit animated series.
In preparation for its Oscar-qualifying run, Disney releases a new trailer for Hayao Miyazaki’s final animated feature, The Wind Rises.
Lance Weiler, the mastermind of last year’s experiential educational project, Laika’s Adventure, is slated to kick off iKids 2014 with a keynote on building digital experiences for modern audiences, “Designing for the 21st Century.”
After 14 years with the Paris-based company, Vincent Chalvon-Demersay has decided to step down as CEO of Zodiak Media-owned Marathon Media citing personal reasons.
Unique video art installation shines a light on the most talented creators of the interactive video movement.
TV, film and voice actor Patrick Warburton is slated to host the 41st Annie Awards on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
Insurance company Oscar teams up with Hornet directors Dan & Jason to launch its startup with an animated campaign full of wit and charm.
Pro video marketplace ProductionHUB announces new website features to modernize the hiring and client pipeline process for production professionals.
Winners are announced for the sixth edition of the KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, including the prize for Best Animated Short, presented to Poland’s Zbigniew Czapla for Toto.
Coolabi's Bagpuss is voted the third-greatest kids TV program and the highest ranking character-based show of all time by the UK's Channel 5.
Trollbäck + Company helps to rebrand The Weather Channel, creating a modern, exciting new image for the network.
Composer and musician Lior Ron scores Shoreline Entertainment's new documentary film, Pablo, directed by Richard Goldgewicht.
In honor of Mickey Mouse’s birthday on November 18, Disney Channel debuts the first-ever extended episode of Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, Potatoland.
The PGA announces that Peter Jackson, Joe Letteri and Weta Digital will receive the Producers Guild’s 2014 Vanguard Award to be presented January 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
GKIDS announces the English-language voice cast for Ernest & Celestine, which includes Forest Whitaker, William H. Macy, and Megan Mullally.
The implosion of Rhythm & Hues continues with reports of massive layoffs at the visual effects company’s Mumbai and Hyderabad facilities.