High-performance tool and app creation framework get funds for future development; former Senior Autodesk VP Marc Petit now Chairman of the Board.
Modus Operandi & EP Rossi Cannon join forces to launch the multi-disciplinary Mod/Op Films with a 360 campaign directed by David Popescu and a digital campaign for Wild Turkey.
Weta Digital's Joe Letteri discusses the new creature work in the second Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug, highlighted by the eponymous dragon.
The Powerpuff Girls are set to save the world before bedtime again in all-new special airing Monday, January 20; Beatles legend Ringo Starr joins original voice cast Catherine Cavadini, Tara Strong, E.G. Daily, Roger L. Jackson, Tom Kane and Tom Kenny.
Chris Robinson’s candid interview with the longtime producer, hard at work charting a new studio course in an increasingly digital world.
Peter Jackson confirms plans for a second Tintin movie, but not before he completes his journey to Middle Earth.
Designer, director and AWN blogger Edward Bakst to lead a three-week intensive workshop, ANIMATION: HOW TO UNLEASH THE IMAGINATION, at the International School of Film & TV (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba January 27-February 14, 2014.
High-spirited stories of the Old West impart lessons about good morals, manners and social ethics for kids age 2-7 in animated series Sheriff Callie's Wild West, debuting Monday, January 20 on Disney Junior.
Iconic entertainment industry executive Rich Frank joins the Board of Directors for child development television network BabyFirst.
Chris Landreth’s award-winning National Film Board of Canada (NFB) animated short Subconscious Password is selected to screen at the Sundance Film Festival.
Tom Perlmutter announces his decision, effective December 31, 2013, to step down as NFB Chair and Government Film Commissioner; Assistant Commissioner Claude Joli-Cœur is named interim Commissioner.
Season three of hit Disney Junior series, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, featuring new villains, special action-packed extended episodes and revamped pirate rock theme song, to debut Friday, January 3, on Disney Channel.
On Saturday, December 7, Ari Folman’s The Congress is awarded the prize for best European Animated Feature at the European Film Awards.
Senior CG Generalist David Carlson, formerly of Digital Domain, joins the ArsenalFX post production team; Cortney Haile is promoted to head of operations; Casey Conroy is named VFX director.
Content incubator Wildseed Studios announces a new investment from the commercial arm of Welsh broadcaster S4C.
To celebrate what would have been Norman McLaren’s 100th birthday in 2014, the National Film Board of Canada and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership are inviting artists from around the world to respond to a call for projects entitled McLaren Wall-to-Wall.
Culver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios adds Casey Hupke as Art Director for Zoic’s commercial and games division.
Creative strategic design agency eyeball announces the addition of David Edelstein as Managing Director, Broadcast, and Danny Rosenbloom as Managing Director, Commercials.
Guru Studio announces the appointment of Justin Time Producer Amy Robson to the position of Vice President of Production; executive move comes on the heels of Justin Time’s sixth Annie Award nomination.
Margaret Dean, the director of production for Mattel’s Playground Productions and co-president of Women in Animation, a non-profit dedicated to connecting, supporting, and empowering women in the field of animation, discusses her experience within the animation industry in a Q&A.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors guild announces that it will be honoring James Cameron with its MPSE Filmmaker Award at the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony to be held on February 16, 2014.