Production company Hornet announced that it has signed 2011 BAFTA Award-winning director Mikey Please to its talent roster.
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"Avengers" crosses the $1 billion mark worldwide in only 19 days and is the first film in history to hit $100 million in its second weekend at the domestic box office; "Dark Shadows" opens to a soft $28.8 million.
This weekend, Stuttgart’s International Festival of Animated Film announced the winners of its 19th Trickfilm competition (May 8-3). Martin Snopek and Ivana Laucikova’s “The Last Airbus” (Slovakia), Alke Arndt’s “Atlas” (Germany) and Ignacio Ferreras’ “Wrinkles” (Spain) were among the big winners.
The Walt Disney Studios announced that Marvel’s The Avengers is expected to cross the $1 billion threshold at the global box office on May 13, its 19th day in release.
The world's best productions in the field of applied animation received their prizes in the Mercedes-Benz Museum at the Animated Com Award held at the 19th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film.
ACME Filmworks directors David Wachtenheim and Robert Marianetti recently completed work on a campaign for Kraft’s Ritz Crackerfuls created by agency Euro RSCG Worldwide in New York.
HIT Entertainment announced that Shari Donnenfeld has been appointed to the newly created position of Head of HIT Global Brands.
Adobe announced the immediate availability of Adobe Creative Cloud, a radical new way of providing tools and services for creatives.
Rushes announced that it has received Televisual’s Bulldog Award for Best Digital & Physical FX for its contributions to the BBC’s “Inside the Human Body.”
Hornet director Peter Sluszka utilizes a medley of visual techniques in his music video for the song Better Energy by up-and-coming U.K. based band, Moones.
The Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, has been digitally restored for DVD and Blu-ray release on June 5th in North America.
Click 3X delivered visual effects for the Timothy Saccenti-directed teaser, "Drone," for Brooklyn hip-hop artist EL-P.
On Saturday, May 19th in Los Angeles, Cut&Paste will hold a special edition of its popular live design battles.
Executive producer Leslie Sorrentino, formerly of Animal West and The Syndicate, has joined digital production and design studio Big Block. He brings with him his production team, Flame artist Gizmo Rivera and producer Cindy Chapman.
"Harry Potter" producer David Heyman is partnering with France's StudioCanal to produce a CG/live-action adaptation of "Paddington Bear," bringing the iconic brown bear from Peru to the big screen.
Prime Focus World named Zenith Equity Partners founder Massoud Entekhabi as Global Chief Financial Officer in an announcement made by Founder and CEO, Namit Malhotra.
Guillermo Del Toro will co-direct "Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio" with Mark Gustafson. The Jim Henson Company production will be a 3D stop-motion animated version of PINOCCHIO based on the edition of Carlo Collodi’s classic tale illustrated by Gris Grimly.
Independent UK-based private equity house Endless LLP has acquired Cinesite from Kodak for an undisclosed amount. The deal involves Cinesite’s existing management team, supported by its new investment backer.
Hasbro Studios has collected eight Daytime Emmy Award nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for “Transformers Prime,” “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” and “Family Game Night.”
The entertainment and consumer electronics giant attributed its record $5.7 billion deficit to the effects of disasters in Japan, a weak global economy and a strong yen as its film unit reported full-year revenue growth, but a lower operating profit.
Six animated series were nominated for Daytime Emmy awards this year, including PBS’s “Curious George,” “Peep & The Big Wide World” and “Sid the Science Kid,” and Nickelodeon’s “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness,” “Penguins of Madagascar” and “SpongeBob SquarePants.”