AWN Headline News
The Jim Henson Company forms a partnership with Los Angeles-based digital video company Base79 to help boost the company’s original content presence on YouTube.
With the general submissions deadline for SIGGRAPH 2014 only five days away, conference organizers issue a final call for entries.
Former Fremantle executive David Ellender launches Los Angeles-based independent television studio, Slingshot Global Media.
Winners are announced for Kidscreen’s second annual iKids Awards, established to recognize and celebrate the market’s best digital media products and platforms for children.
Special guests at the 18th annual Animac to include British animator Chris Shepherd, Czech stop-motion master Jiří Barta, the makers of The Amazing World of Gumball, musician/animator tandem Péter Vacz and Joseph Wallace, Polish animator Piotr Szczepanowicz, and abstract Japanese animator Maya Yonesho, among others.
Aardman partners with NatWest to create Pigby's Fair, a fun smartphone and tablet app for children to help them learn about saving money.
HIT Entertainment announces a partnership with Televisa to bring HIT’s core brands, including ‘Thomas and Friends’ and ‘Bob the Builder’ to Mexico.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood will return to PBS Kids for a second season with 25 new episodes coming out later this year.
Cinedigm announces plans to release an English-language version of Aachi & Ssipak on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital platforms on March 11th with an early digital release of the first chapters on YouTube starting February 11th.
VIZ Media’s Neon Alley evolves to become the new home for digital streaming anime content in the U.S.
Ahead of its third iteration, the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International announces the launch of the Animation Arts Maarket, a new space for artists and attendees to talk and buy art.
Brand New School announces the appointment of long-time in-house contributor Robert Bisi to creative director/director.
Genius Brands International announces the consumer product licensing partners for Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 which includes Factory Entertainment and Black Lantern.
A trailer is released for a new documentary filmed on location at Rhythm & Hues Studios during the weeks following the company’s devastating bankruptcy.
Industrial Light & Magic prepares to launch a new feature visual effects facility in central London with plans to serve as the base of operations for Star Wars Episode VII in addition to other feature productions.
Prime Focus World serves as solve visual effects provider for director Mark Waters’ Vampire Academy, delivering over 500 VFX shots for the film.
Steve Borst and Gary “Doodles” Di Raffaele create original buddy-comedy series filled with humor, music and booty shakin’ energy.
The year’s best work in children’s television is singled out and celebrated by the global kids entertainment industry at Kidscreen Summit in New York.
Animated preschool series inspired by beloved Fraggle Rock characters to launch exclusively in the U.S. on Hulu and Hulu Plus on April 25, 2014.
Former vice president of visual effects at 20th Century Fox to spearhead Gener8's expansion into growing VFX post production market.