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Mia and me Wins MipJunior Licensing Challenge 2011

“Mia and me”, produced by Lucky Punch GmbH – a joint venture between m4e AG and Professor Gerhard Hahn from Hahn Film, has won the 8th annual MipJunior Licensing Challenge.

Game Headline News

id Software Employs modo to Model Assets for Rage Game

The designers of id Software's eagerly anticipated game title Rage populated their post-apocalyptic game with incredibly realistic objects, textures and environments through the innovative and time-saving employment of Luxology's modo.

Disney Headline News

Beauty and the Beast Makes 3-D Debut on Blu-ray

The Walt Disney Studios today announced plans to release one of its most critically acclaimed animated films of all time, Beauty and the Beast, for the first time ever in mesmerizing Disney Blu-ray 3D for in-home viewing.

Blu-ray Headline News

Fast Five Buckles Up for DVD, Blu-ray

Spectacular street chases and pulse-pounding physical action are set against the mesmerizing beauty of Rio de Janeiro’s exotic thoroughfares in Fast Five, the most successful installment of the Fast & Furious franchise.

Idea Headline News

Big Idea Delivers VeggieTales: The Little Drummer Boy on DVD

Big Idea Entertainment, a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today they will release a brand-new DVD title, VeggieTales: The Little Drummer Boy, on October 1 and October 4, 2011 in Christian and general market stores respectively.

Home Headline News

Have Yourself A Smurfy Little Christmas on DVD

Warner Home Video (WHV) brings two very merry specials, ‘Tis The Season to be Smurfy and The Smurfs’ Christmas Special onto one DVD with the release of The Smurfs Holiday Celebration, available October 4, 2011.

Home Headline News

Nick Favorites Celebrate Christmas on DVD

Get in the holiday spirit with preschoolers’ favorite characters from Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, The Wonder Pets!, Blue’s Clues, Team Umizoomi and Ni Hao, Kai-lan, who star in the all-new DVD, Nickelodeon Favorites: Merry Christmas!

Digital Headline News

Real Steel Comes To VIEW Conference

In a surprise addition to an already powerful roster of speakers lined up for the VIEW Conference, October 25 to 28, overall visual effects supervisor ERIK NASH from DIGITAL DOMAIN has has chosen to give the world’s first presentation of that studio’s work at VIEW Conference.

Animation Headline News

Kung Fu Panda TV Series Kicks Ass With Multiple Pre-Sales

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), owned by Viacom Inc (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), has agreed multiple international pre-sales for Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, the latest CG animated comedy to result from Nickelodeon’s hugely successful long-time partnership with DreamWorks Animation SKG, adapted from the studio’s 2008 blockbuster film.

Headline News

Sony Finds Writing & Directing Foundation for Asimov Adaptation

Sony Pictures has tapped Dante Harper (HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS) to adapt Isaac Asimov's sci-fi trilogy FOUNDATION for director Roland Emmerich, reports

Animation Headline News

Sparky Animation Embarks on Singapore’s First Animation Co-Production with Japan

Sparky Animation--in conjunction with Japan's Duckbill Entertainment, Baku Enterprise Inc. and Bandai Visual Inc.--is producing a new CGI animated television program based on the best-selling Japanese book series, One Stormy Night.