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.
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"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.”
Thunderbird Films has been selected by Studio 100 to distribute its new, 3D animated adventure series "Maya the Bee" into Canada.
Laika has named “Coraline” producer Mary Sandell head of production at the Portland, OR-based stop-motion animation studio.
Vision Globale announced the launch of its animation division, in a move that will further expand the company's operations.
MPC LA recently teamed up with directing duo dom&nic to handle a full range of VFX needs on English singer-songwriter Gaz Coombes' debut music video.
Studio Aka completed a dazzling trail sequence for the BBC as part of their Olympic Campaign 2012 coverage. The sequence depicts an impressionistic world rendered with nothing more than shimmering golden dots of light, and dramatically traversed by Olympic torchbearers.
SIGGRAPH 2012 Emerging Technologies provides attendees an exclusive hands-on opportunity to interact with the newest developments in multiple fields including 3D displays, robotics, interactive input devices, and more.
Marvel and Disney made box office history with the gargantuan success of The Avengers, which has brought in over $700 million worldwide in less than two weeks. And Disney CEO Bob Iger surprised no one with the announcement that a sequel is in the works during a conference call with analysts to discuss quarterly earnings. But already industry pundits are asking if Disney and Marvel can do it again.
Illumination Entertainment, the company behind the recent family hit Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, and Universal are teaming up to bring Clifford the Big Red Dog to the big screen.
Red Giant announced that its short film, “Plot Device,” has won the 16th Annual Webby Award in the Best Editing category.
My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding is coming to DVD on August 7, 2012 from Shout! Factory in collaboration with Hasbro Studios.
The contention, the rivalries, the tension, the money and…Chef are all coming back to Cartoon Network on Tuesday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m. for the animated reality competition series Total Drama Revenge.
Toei Animation has made deals across Latin America for its classic brands, "Dragon Ball" and "Saint Seiya."
Disney and Marvel Studios' “The Avengers continues” to make headlines as the film’s worldwide earnings, totaling $702.2 million, cross the $700 million mark in less than two weeks after its debut.
James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announces the reappointment of Tom Perlmutter as Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the National Film Board of Canada for an additional five-year term.
NAMCO BANDAI Games, 41 Entertainment (41e) and Arad Productions announced that they have appointed several new agents in relations to the U.S. licensing and promotional efforts for the upcoming PAC-MAN TV series (26 x 22’) property slated to begin broadcast on Disney XD in fall 2013.
Evolution has joined forces with Stanley Lerman and Ryan Broomberg to expand the capabilities of the firm, which is focused on identifying and monetizing all forms of intellectual property on a global basis.