Former Fremantle executive David Ellender launches Los Angeles-based independent television studio, Slingshot Global Media.
Special guests at the 18th annual Animac to include British animator Chris Shepherd, Czech stop-motion master Jiří Barta, the makers of The Amazing World of Gumball, musician/animator tandem Péter Vacz and Joseph Wallace, Polish animator Piotr Szczepanowicz, and abstract Japanese animator Maya Yonesho, among others.
HIT Entertainment announces a partnership with Televisa to bring HIT’s core brands, including ‘Thomas and Friends’ and ‘Bob the Builder’ to Mexico.
Cinedigm announces plans to release an English-language version of Aachi & Ssipak on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital platforms on March 11th with an early digital release of the first chapters on YouTube starting February 11th.
Ahead of its third iteration, the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International announces the launch of the Animation Arts Maarket, a new space for artists and attendees to talk and buy art.
A trailer is released for a new documentary filmed on location at Rhythm & Hues Studios during the weeks following the company’s devastating bankruptcy.
Industrial Light & Magic prepares to launch a new feature visual effects facility in central London with plans to serve as the base of operations for Star Wars Episode VII in addition to other feature productions.
Prime Focus World serves as solve visual effects provider for director Mark Waters’ Vampire Academy, delivering over 500 VFX shots for the film.
MPC completes more than 550 shots for Disney’s The Lone Ranger, ranging from full CG canyons, caves and Comanche attacks to CG trains, horses, birds, arrows, fire and scorpions.
Former vice president of visual effects at 20th Century Fox to spearhead Gener8's expansion into growing VFX post production market.
Visual effects artists, innovators, industry leaders and celebrities -- including Pharrell Williams, Johnny Knoxville, and Patton Oswalt -- gather to celebrate outstanding VFX talent.
Multi-disciplinary designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby team with Nexus animation director Celyn to produce an animated film showcasing The Map Table for cutting-edge furniture manufacturers Vitra.
On the heels of its takeover in December, Teletoon now sits under the new Corus Kids vertical, headed by VP of television Colin Bohm.
Children’s content creator and producer announces the sale of its children’s interstitial series, YOUniverse, to Canadian broadcasters TVO and Knowledge Network.
Splash Entertainment’s animated 3D stereoscopic feature film, Dive Olly Dive and The Pirate Treasure, sets sail internationally with leading broadcasters; sales include Discovery Kids Latin America, Lagardere in France and AKM Distribution in Russia and the CIS.
Planeta Junior and Dreamworks Animation join forces on extensive multi-year content distribution and consumer products agreement.
Southpaw Technology hires broadcast workflow expert Peter Tanner to head the development of new Southpaw product modules built on the TACTIC platform.
The seventeenth edition of the Holland Animation Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday, March 19, with the Dutch premiere of Bill Plympton’s animated romantic comedy, Cheatin’.
The American Cinematheque hosts the annual Titmouse 5-Second Animation Night at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on Friday, February 21.
Submission deadlines for the Annecy International Film Festival and Market are here; MIFA’s Head of Projects, Géraldine Baché, discusses the special focus and new vigor of the MIFA Pitch Sessions.
Snow Queen 2: The Snow King to be produced in English with top U.S. talent; Ned Lott announced as casting and voice director.
Making Fun, a series of new works by Nebraska-born, New York-based artist and Nickelodeon toy designer and art director Derek Rippe, is on display February 7 through March 1, 2014.