Producer Neal Moritz is working on a big-screen version of the $1 billion video game franchise, which is being written by Upright Citizens Brigade alums Evan Susser and Van Robichaux.
ShortsHD strikes its biggest movie deal to date, acquiring Oscar-nominated animation icon and pioneer Bill Plympton’s entire library of award winning shorts and feature films for global distribution on all ShortsTV and ShortsHD platforms.
A first look at Genndy Tartakovsky’s CG animated feature film ‘Popeye’ surfaces at the 2014 Licensing Expo currently underway in Las Vegas.
Anna Kendrick lands the lead voice role in ‘Trolls,’ director Mike Mitchell’s musical comedy for DreamWorks Animation.
As the company expands with new projects for television, Michelle Martin joins the Nvizible team in London’s Soho district.
Colin Firth exits the CGI/live-action family film ‘Paddington,’ noting that “It’s been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realization that he simply doesn’t have my voice.”
Unique short film animated in the style of award-winning illustrator George Pratt is based on an incredibly moving, real-life World War I story.
The Oscar-nominated French director of ‘The Illusionist’ and ‘The Triplets of Belleville’ moves forward with ‘The Thousand Miles,’ a live-action/hand-drawn animation hybrid film inspired by various works and unpublished writings and drawings of Federico Fellini.
Gasket Studios produces ‘The Oystercatcher Catcher,’ a stylized 3D-animated sponsor reel written and directed by Alex Boatman for the 16th Annual Provincetown Film Festival.
Digital Domain’s Kelly Port and Darren Hendler discuss the blood, sweat and motion capture work that went into the visual and digital effects of Maleficent.
Following last year’s feature Cristal winner ‘Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury,’ Brazilian animation is once again in the spotlight at the 38th edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
Creative Directors Eric "Bibo" Bergeron (‘Shark Tale,’ ‘Road to El Dorado’) and Mike de Seve (‘Beavis and Butt-Head Do America’) form Monkey’s Uncle, a joint venture with a consortium of industry creatives set to write and develop new animated feature IPs.
Special Prizes at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival are awarded, with seven prizes presented from programs representing over 80 countries.
Founding CEO and President of Hub Network Margaret Loesch announces she will step away from her post at the end of the year.
Ireland’s Academy Award-winning animation studio Cartoon Saloon announces a new short film, ‘Somewhere Down the Line,’ set to premiere at the 26th Galway Film Fleadh.
Walter Salles teams with Gullane to produce the Brazilian animated feature ‘Noah’s Ark,’ written and directed by Sergio Machado and adapted from the evergreen children’s songs and lyrics of Vinicius de Moraes.
Phineas, Ferb and the gang meet Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2, among other iconic Star Wars characters, in "Phineas And Ferb: Star Wars," a television special premiering Saturday, July 26 on Disney Channel.
Taking place June 16 – 19, the 26th annual Society for Animation Studies conference brings together over 100 researchers and participants from around the world.
Watch an exclusive clip from season four -- set to premiere on June 15th -- and read AWN’s interview with series creators Christy Karacas and Stephen Warbrick in which they discuss the show’s genesis and development, as well as what viewers can expect from the new season.
DreamWorks Animation to present a behind-the-scenes discussion on ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ at SIGGRAPH 2014 with writer/director Dean DeBlois, head of layout Gil Zimmerman, head of character animation Simon Otto and VFX supervisor Dave Walvoord.
Created by production company Hornet and director Yves Geleyn, ‘Storybook’ uses the motif of a children's pop-up book to take the viewer on a “seed to spoon” story shown in reverse.
Directing team Parallel, made up of the Quentin Baillieux and Raphaëlle Tinland, join up with Hornet for representation in the United States and Canada.
Technicolor strikes a deal for an undisclosed amount to acquire Toronto-based visual effects studio Mr. X.
Imaginary Forces hires videogame veteran Derek C. Smith as Director Of Business Development, Gaming.