Rounding off four days of speakers and presentations, the 20th Anniversary edition of the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia concludes with a special screening of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ with Marvel VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend in attendance.
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France’s ‘Le sense du toucher’ (The Sense of Touch), directed by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo, takes home the festival’s Grand Prix prize, while Daisy Jacob’s ‘The Bigger Picture’ (U.K.) receives the Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film.
Animated Com Award is awarded to France’s Arnaud & Jérôme for the trailer for the World Championship of Free2Play Games, ‘League of Legends: Warriors,' produced at Passion Paris.
The Weinstein Company picks up rights to rebooted versions of iconic properties ‘David the Gnome,’ ‘Spy Kids’ and ‘ReBoot.’
2015 Game Character Animation Contest provides 3D artists and game developers with a chance to win over $5,000 in cash, 3D software and 3D content prizes.
All-new Looney Tunes animated movie from Warner Bros. Animation, ‘Looney Tunes Rabbits Run,’ featuring Bugs bunny, is set for release on August 4, 2015.
Academy Award-winning Walt Disney Animation Studios director Patrick Osborne to deliver keynote address during Cogswell College’s 2015 commencement ceremonies on May 16th.
Ten-episode season of ‘Legends of Chamberlain Heights,’ based on an original concept by Mike Clements, Quinn Hawking, Josiah Johnson and Michael Starrbury to premiere in 2016.
Veteran Flame artist Toby Brockhurst has worked on effects-driven spots for major brands such as Kia, Guinness, Volvo, EA Sports and BMW.
Adult Swim announces 30 new original series, specials and pilots from Carl Jones, Justin Roiland, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, Brad Neely, Chris Prynoski, JJ Villard, Daniel Weidenfeld, and more for 2015 & 2016.
Gnosis Moving Pictures enters financing and animation partnership with Toonz Media Group, with the first project to be directed by Will Vinton.
Led by executive producer Peter Steinzeig and Brickyard VFX partners Dave Waller, Patrick Poulatian, Kirsten Andersen and Steve Michaels, newly-launched Los Angeles commercial production company signs Snorri Bros.
Spain’s ‘Cleo’ by Ana Sánchez-Gijón wins the Tricks for Kids Award for the Best Children’s Animated Series at the 2015 Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film; ‘Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt’ by Jan Berger wins the award for best German Animation Screenplay.
Awards will be given out across a variety of categories and craft from student, commercial, and independent entries to excellence in writing, design, and animation.
After 126 episodes, series creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff Marsh wrap Disney Television Animation’s ‘Phineas and Ferb’ and begin production on new animated series ‘Mikey Murphy's Law.’
Directed by Byron Howard, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Zootopia’ opens nationwide on March 4, 2016.
Five years in the making, 3D/VFX generalist Andy Lefton’s CG-animated short was created using Maxon Cinema 4D and the Adobe Creative Suite.
Animafest Zagreb 2015 spotlights games with a competition of the youngest generation of filmmakers, a presentation of the finest animation schools, a collaboration with the Croatian Game Developers Association, and a game jam workshop mentored by the Swiss indie game star Mario von Rickenbach.
New commercial campaign for the Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America features a 3D world made of paper.
‘Peanuts: Emmy Honored Collection,’ featuring 11 beloved ‘Peanuts’ specials in two-disc collection features is available in stores from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on September 15, 2015.
Twenty-city tour includes special performances with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.
Kids TV & learning platform launches on Apple TV, offering users hundreds of episodes of the best preschool shows from around the world, including ‘Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom,’ ‘Thomas & Friends’ and ‘Max & Ruby.’
Paris-based film sales group Wild Bunch bringing a 50-second extract of the highly anticipated Studio Ghibli co-production to the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.