Hasbro and Zynga announced a comprehensive partnership that grants Hasbro the rights to develop a wide range of toy and gaming experiences based across Zynga's popular social games and brands.
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Peter Jackson's New Zealand-based Weta Digital studio used Autodesk software to take the virtual production process to new levels of real-time performance capture for the animated feature film "The Adventures of Tintin.”
Kodak announced that it plans to phase out its dedicated capture devices business – comprising digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames – in the first half of 2012.
The Jim Henson Company has promoted two members of its creative team to serve as directors in feature and television development: Meghan Sheridan has been named Director of Children’s Entertainment, and Blanca Lista is now Director of Feature Development.
Arnold Schwarzenegger will star opposite Sylvester Stallone in the action/thriller “The Tomb,” which will be directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström.
Little Airplane Productions and children’s music artist Laurie Berkner have joined together to develop the new animated preschool television series, "Sing It, Laurie!"
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is pleased to announce its worldwide call for entries for its 2012 festival, taking place September 19-23.
The submission deadline for the Animated Com Award at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film is February 15, 2012.
Prime Focus World, an industry-leading 2D to 3D conversion and VFX studio, announced that Emmy Award winner Chris Del Conte has joined the company as Managing Director, Los Angeles.
Russian animation studio Wizart Animation opens international sales of the stereoscopic 3D feature film “The Snow Queen,” based on the fairy-tale by Hans Christian Andersen, at the EFM in Berlin, February 9 – 17, 2012.
Animation studio LAIKA has purchased a site license of Shotgun to manage production and enhance collaboration for stop-motion and VFX work throughout its Portland, Oregon studio.
The Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection is available for digital download for PC gamers, offering the original Mortal Kombat arcade trilogy -- Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 -- in a single collection.
SICKCOM, the animated series, created by the Publisher of Girls and Corpses Magazine, is up and featured at Funny or Die.
CRASH+SUES, the hybrid VFX, animation, color correction and creative editing company, has signed executive producer Sven Shelgren.
Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce its license of PLANZET, a science fiction tale of invasion and human struggle and survival.
Susan Eisenberg will join several of her voicecast colleagues for the West Coast Premiere of Justice League: Doom at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on February 16.
SPY, a FotoKem company offering creative finishing services for commercials and feature films, has opened a new studio in Santa Monica, Calif.
Pixomondo has hired Steve Pugh as an Executive Producer to help oversee projects from the Burbank office.
Recent projects from NYC VFX studio Light of Day include “The Official Someday by Justin Bieber” for Give Back Brands, John Varvatos “Star USA,” and Hugo Boss “Something Different.”
Award winning filmmaker Alexander Payne has been selected by the Board of Directors of the American Cinema Editors (ACE) to be honored with the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award.
Nicktoons launches Monsuno, a half-hour action-adventure series debuting with two back-to-back episodes on Thursday, Feb. 23.
Sesame Street,” the popular children’s show, and “After,” a movie due in theaters this year, both benefited from Magnetic Dream’s decision to license SpeedTree Cinema.