A lawsuit is brought against Gigapix Studios in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging securities fraud and breach of contract over a $700,000 loan related to a planned computer-animated version of “The Wizard of Oz.”
DMCI partners with Nick Jr. for a new short form musical series, “Play Along with Sam,” featuring ex-Wiggle Sam Moran.
Do a wider variety of narratives and protagonists mean unabashedly gay animated characters are being embraced by the majority of mainstream U.S. audiences?
The Annecy International Animation Festival announces this year’s lineup of professional conference panels.
Saban Brands appoints Jack Sorsen president of The Playforge, the company’s San Francisco-based mobile social games division.
“Sofia the First” season premiere June 10 kicks off Disney Junior’s multi-platform summer event, Pirate and Princess Programming.
oston FIG announces Robin Hunicke, executive producer of the award-winning downloadable game Journey on Sony’s PlayStation Network, as the keynote speaker.
Universal Pictures debuts the first trailer for “Riddick,” the upcoming epic action-adventure starring Vin Diesel and written and directed by David Twohy.
Hornet releases a new trailer for “Caveirão,” a short film directed by Guilherme Marcondes utilizing live-action, 2D animation and 3D VFX.
Digital Domain Co-Founder Scott Ross headlines panel of industry experts at live NYC event slated for June 10. Online viewers and onsite attendees can take part in real-time polling on key issues.
Thirteen students from nine U.S. colleges and universities, along with three students from foreign universities, are selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Academy Awards competition.
The UK’s NFTS launches three-month training certificate in Character Animation to be taught at Aardman by industry professionals.
Supervisor Nick Markel takes us inside The Third Floor’s previs work on Joe Kosinski's sci-fi thriller.
2nd Screen Global Con presents “Everything Small Screen,” a family-friendly expo and conference featuring kids’ entertainment, animation, second-screen, tech, and CGI.
SIGGRAPH 2013 releases an early preview of its schedule of production sessions to be featured at this year’s conference and as part of the Computer Animation Festival.
VFX company LOOK Effects helps “The Grand Budapest Hotel” find financial support from Baden-Württemberg’s regional funding agency.
Editorial house Spot Welders launches Shipping + Handling, headed up by VFX supervisor Casey Price and executive producer J. Patrick McElroy.
Blacklist’s Holbrooks, Y&R New Zealand and Flying Fish team up to create the spot, “Parcel,” for Red Cross New Zealand.