The VFX studio tackles Finnish director Jalmari Helander’s action adventure tale of a young boy who rescues the U.S. president.
Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone join voice cast of Rainmaker and Blockade’s ‘Ratchet & Clank’; CG-animated feature based on the iconic PlayStation video game franchise set to screen at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
9 Story Media Group inks deal with Penguin Young Readers to produce an animated television series based on the ‘New York Times’ bestselling children’s book series, ‘Otis the Tractor,’ written and illustrated by Loren Long.
Produced by Playground Productions, Mattel’s ‘Team Hot Wheels’ stars the voice talents of Grant George, Nicolas Roye, Ben Diskin, David Lodge and Faruq Tauheed.
New half-hour comedy set for release in 2016 is created by ‘Family Guy’s Mark Hentemann and executive produced by Seth MacFarlane.
Led by former DreamWorks Animation head of character animation Rex Grignon, Nimble Collective launches cloud-based, end-to-end platform and community where users develop and distribute their own content.
Amazon Studios greenlights four new animated kids pilots: ‘The Adventures of Knickerbock Teetertop,’ ‘Lost in Oz,’ ‘Lily the Unicorn,’ and ‘Bear in Underwear.’
Rounding off four days of speakers and presentations, the 20th Anniversary edition of the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia concludes with a special screening of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ with Marvel VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend in attendance.
France’s ‘Le sense du toucher’ (The Sense of Touch), directed by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo, takes home the festival’s Grand Prix prize, while Daisy Jacob’s ‘The Bigger Picture’ (U.K.) receives the Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film.
The Weinstein Company picks up rights to rebooted versions of iconic properties ‘David the Gnome,’ ‘Spy Kids’ and ‘ReBoot.’
Academy Award-winning Walt Disney Animation Studios director Patrick Osborne to deliver keynote address during Cogswell College’s 2015 commencement ceremonies on May 16th.
Ten-episode season of ‘Legends of Chamberlain Heights,’ based on an original concept by Mike Clements, Quinn Hawking, Josiah Johnson and Michael Starrbury to premiere in 2016.
Veteran Flame artist Toby Brockhurst has worked on effects-driven spots for major brands such as Kia, Guinness, Volvo, EA Sports and BMW.
Adult Swim announces 30 new original series, specials and pilots from Carl Jones, Justin Roiland, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, Brad Neely, Chris Prynoski, JJ Villard, Daniel Weidenfeld, and more for 2015 & 2016.
Gnosis Moving Pictures enters financing and animation partnership with Toonz Media Group, with the first project to be directed by Will Vinton.
Led by executive producer Peter Steinzeig and Brickyard VFX partners Dave Waller, Patrick Poulatian, Kirsten Andersen and Steve Michaels, newly-launched Los Angeles commercial production company signs Snorri Bros.
Spain’s ‘Cleo’ by Ana Sánchez-Gijón wins the Tricks for Kids Award for the Best Children’s Animated Series at the 2015 Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film; ‘Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt’ by Jan Berger wins the award for best German Animation Screenplay.
Awards will be given out across a variety of categories and craft from student, commercial, and independent entries to excellence in writing, design, and animation.
After 126 episodes, series creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff Marsh wrap Disney Television Animation’s ‘Phineas and Ferb’ and begin production on new animated series ‘Mikey Murphy's Law.’
Directed by Byron Howard, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Zootopia’ opens nationwide on March 4, 2016.
Animafest Zagreb 2015 spotlights games with a competition of the youngest generation of filmmakers, a presentation of the finest animation schools, a collaboration with the Croatian Game Developers Association, and a game jam workshop mentored by the Swiss indie game star Mario von Rickenbach.
VFX supervisor Alessandro Cioffi and animation supervisor Simone Kraus of Trixter Studios discuss their work for Marvel's super powered ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.'
Paris-based film sales group Wild Bunch bringing a 50-second extract of the highly anticipated Studio Ghibli co-production to the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
Senior animator Chip Lotierzo and art director Tom Cardone discuss their respective roles on Blue Sky’s animated features, including ‘Rio 2,’ as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.