With their exclusive VFX partnership for Robert Rodriguez's Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For, Prime Focus World becomes the first Indian company to become an exclusive VFX partner for a major Hollywood project.
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9 Story Entertainment announces the sale of Slap Happy Cartoon’s Nerds and Monsters to ABC TV Australia.
Boomerang announces their Halloween lineup which includes the first-time premiere Cartoon Network’s original animated series, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, beginning October 12.
Essential Media and Entertainment announces their MIP Slate which includes Bubble Bath Bay, My 24, and Alien TV.
MAXON Computer releases CINEBENCH Release 15, a cross-platform testing suite that measures hardware performance, available now for immediate download.
RGH Entertainment partners with Unique Features to make Paul McCartney’s High in the Clouds into an animated feature film.
The writer for the studio's live-action Cinderella has been hired to pen the script for what is being titled Cruella.
Sony Pictures Releasing, INDAC and FMX 2014 announce a special screening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 followed by a talk, via Skype, with directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn.
Animation Magazine announces more 2013 award recipients, including voice-acting legend June Foray, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement-Hall of Fame Award; DreamWorks Animation’s Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, who will receive this year’s Original Vision Award; and DQ Entertainment Chairman and CEO Tapaas Chakravarti, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement-Hall of Fame Award for his contributions to the growth of the animation industry in India.
Broadcast partners Rai Fiction and RTVE join as companies begin production of the first 52 11-minite episodes of the creepy sitcom.
A crowded weekend at the North American box office sees Sony's CG animated feature Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 opening to $35 million, while the three other new offerings -- Ron Howard's Rush, Baggage Claim and Don Jon -- turn in mixed performances.
Opus Visual Effects produces visual effects for 3D IMAX rock ‘n’ roll film Metallica: Through the Never.
The Academy opens nominations for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature to be chosen not by just L.A.-based volunteers able and willing to attend Sunday screenings, but by a much larger group thanks to newly-granted permission to view them on screeners.
Commemorate the 25th anniversary of Hayao Miyazaki’s landmark film with My Neighbor Totoro: The Novel and an updated edition of the official film picture book featuring a special new cover design.
Composer Dominic Lewis scores time traveling turkey adventure, Free Birds, in theaters November 1, 2013.
BRB Internacional launches licensing program for hit animated series The Hive in Spain and Portugal.
Open Road Films releases the first teaser trailer for animated feature The Nut Job, directed by Peter Lepeniotis from a screenplay by Lorne Cameron and Lepeniotis.
Classic Looney Tunes return to Boomerang this October; Warner Bros. theatrical shorts not seen on 24-hour all-toons network since May 2007.
Filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro scares up a history of horror in the opening credits of The Simpsons’ “Treehouse of Horror XXIV,” airing Sunday, October 6, on FOX.
The Vancouver International Film Festival announces the highlights of its slate of animated films for the 2013 edition of the festival, including the Canadian premiere of Ari Folman’s The Congress, as well as screenings of Max Andersson and Helena Ahonen’s Tito on Ice and Hosoda Mamoru’s Wolf Children.
FOX renews the Emmy Award-nominated Bob’s Burgers for a fifth season, ordering 22 additional episodes of the hit animated series.
Nickelodeon orders two new animated series, Bad Seeds and Pig Goat Banana Cricket, and greenlights four live-action pilots.
Relativity Media and Reel FX Animation release a brand-new poster and second trailer for the upcoming animated film, Free Birds.