According to figures released at the tenth China International Cartoon and Game Expo in Shanghai, China's animation industry generated $14 billion (87 billion yuan) in revenue last year.
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Walt Disney Animation Studios officially announces the voice cast behind the new action-packed comedy-adventure ‘Big Hero 6,’ including Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Alan Tudyk, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez and Daniel Henney, with Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada and Scott Adsit as Baymax.
SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ ‘Gravity,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ and ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’
Meet the cast and creators of Adult Swim series ‘Black Dynamite’ Tuesday, July 15th at Amoeba Music in Hollywood.
Even with box office revenue down from last year, the debut of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ pushes Fox to become the first major Hollywood studio to cross the $1 billion mark in 2014 domestic ticket sales.
Treasures from Disney offered in $1.28+ million Heritage auction included cel and background from “Mickey’s Service Station,” 1935, from Mickey’s last black and white cartoon, which shattered estimates to finish at $98,588.
Award-winning character effects company unveils its dMFX (Digital MakeUp) Division in conjunction with Season Four of the hit Amblin Television/TNT series, ‘Falling Skies.’
Pixar fans get a first look at the volcanic mountain Uku from the studio’s forthcoming short film, ‘Lava.’
CG animated thesis film from Ringling College of Art and Design follows the tale of red-headed Frida, the legendary luchador El Pirana, and a mysterious taco salesman.
The Meatwad Full Dome Experience offers surreal visual ride for fans; Adult Swim Fun House returns with puzzling new rooms; Series Panels for fan favorite shows and new series.
Mind Candy’s Michael Acton Smith announces, via YouTube, that he will step aside as CEO in order to focus more on the business’s creative side.
‘Adventure Time,’ ‘Regular Show,’ ‘Steven Universe,’ ‘Uncle Grandpa’ and ‘Clarence’ panels, signings, screenings and more!
New app accelerates the creative design process, giving users access to a simple environment where they can develop and share various iterations of 3D objects and scenes.
‘DreamWorks Animation in Concert – Celebrating 20 Years’ to feature music and film clips from ‘Shrek,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda,’ ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ and other hit films.
Dwarf Animation studio to establish in-house training program, Dwarf Academy, with former Pixar/PDI/DreamWorks artist Minhyung Lee as Head of Training.
Emails and court documents from the Silicon Valley “Techtopus” wage-fixing cartel class action lawsuit show that Sony Pictures Animation resisted efforts made by other studios to keep wages down.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a two-night event, “Movies in Your Brain: The Science of Cinematic Perception,” with special guests Jon Favreau, Darren Aronofsky and neuroscientist and screenwriter Ari Handel.
Nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards are announced, with nods for Outstanding Animated Program going to FX’s ‘Archer,’ Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ Comedy Central’s ‘Futurama’ and ‘South Park,’ and Nickelodeon’s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’
Replacing Imagineer System’s mocha AE product, mocha Plus 4 adds new VFX capabilities and expands support to include Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014.
Advanced support for native stereo 3D workflows and Python scripting simplify tracking and rotoscoping on complex VFX projects.
Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon to present “Designing The Secret of Kells” book launch plus exclusive preview of selected scenes from upcoming ‘Song Of The Sea’ at San Diego Comic-Con.
Warner Bros. Entertainment plants its flag at Comic-Con International: San Diego this year with a huge presence, including presentations for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ George Miller’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and the Wachowskis’ sci-fi action ‘Jupiter Ascending.’