Program highlights for FMX 2014 -- ‘A Realtime Experience’ -- are announced, including Transmedia projects such as the award-winning game franchise The Walking Dead, the evolution of PDI/DreamWorks, game favorites such as Beyond: Two Souls, and more.
Animator Rino Stefano Tagliafierro tackles the emotions evoked by classic art in his new animated short film.
New Girl star Zooey Deschanel is set to executive produce a new animated comedy from American Dad writer Ali Waller.
Elton John’s Rocket Features acquires the film rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with plans to turn it into an animated feature.
Zodiak Media announces that the co-founder and General Manager of Marathon Media, David Michael, will step down effective March 31st.
The Jim Henson Company options Randi Zuckerberg’s debut picture book Dot to be developed into a new animated series.
President of Distribution Nat Abraham and Chief Financial Officer Michael McGuigan acquire stake in Breakthrough Entertainment as the Canadian entertainment studio celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Stephen Fry, Peter Mullan, Tameka Empson, Jane Horrocks, Ardal O’Hanlan, Annette Crosbie and Richard Dormer lend their voices to Sixteen South’s new series Driftwood Bay.
Emmanuel Lubezki wins the ASC Award in the feature film competition for Gravity at the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement.
Continuing the unit’s restructuring that began last fall, Disney Interactive is to lay off roughly 200 employees.
Veteran animator Stephan Franck’s Dark Planet Comics imprint readies the re-issue of Silver #1 and #2, plus the brand-new issue #3, as well as a collection of all three issues: Silver Volume 1, with pin-up art by guest artists Rodolphe “Rodguen” Guenoden and Takeshi Miyazawa.
The New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival announces its full slate for the 2014 edition, which will present 100 new animated and live action shorts and features, opening and closing night parties, studio showcases, retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, filmmaking workshops, audience voting and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony.
Gaumont Animation’s MD Pierre Belaisch restructures the studio’s management team, with Marc Dhrami taking on the role of head of production, Michael Manaud becoming director of legal and business affairs, and Heath Kenny becoming creative VP and executive producer in charge of scouting new projects.
Mike and Liz Young have reacquired 100% ownership of US-based Moonscoop LLC and have rebranded the children's production house as Splash Entertainment with CEO and executive chairman Nicolas Atlan on board as a new partner, and JokeBox acting as a private passive investor.
Disney’s classic cartoon chipmunk duo, Chip ‘n’ Dale, is being revived with plans for a live-action/CG hybrid big-screen feature.
Broadcasting legend Arthur Rankin Jr. -- the animator, producer and director behind some of television’s most enduring holiday specials -- is dead at the age of 89 following a bout of illness.
The Visual Effects Society announces its 2014 Board of Directors officers; Jeffrey A. Okun re-elected as Board Chair.
El Capitan guests gearing up for the all-new sing-along version of Frozen will see a very special version of the Academy Award-nominated Mickey Mouse short Get A Horse! featuring house organist Rob Richards.
Polygon Pictures teams with Studio Ghibli on a new animated TV series, Ronia, the Robber's Daughter, based on the fantasy novel by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.
Big voices in children’s digital media have signed on for the third annual iKids conference including Keith Malone, Chris Waldron, Jens Peter de Pedro, and Majora Carter.
PGS Entertainment announces an international broadcasting licensing agreement with ABC TV Australia for Stan Lee’s Mighty 7.
VIP Tickets for the 41st annual Annie Awards may be sold out, but you can still watch the ceremony from the comfort of your nearest Internet connection.
Featuring love-themed cartoons from MTV, Nickelodeon, Six Point Harness, Loopdeloop, Bill Plympton and more, the Animation Block Valentine’s Day Showcase comes to Los Angeles on February 13, 2014.
The voice cast for Seth Rogan’s animated adult feature Sausage Party reunites This Is the End stars James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz and Rogen himself, as well as adding Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton and Nick Kroll.